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The 9 Best American Restaurants In Capitol Hill, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Capitol Hill restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Capitol Hill has to offer.

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Single Shot

American, $$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best American Restaurants in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best American Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Terra Plata

New American, $$$, Capitol HillNew American, $$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    5 Spots for Singing Pink Scallops in Seattle

    Zagat, 2017
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    The Seattle Outdoor Patio Hall of Fame

    SeattleMet, 2019

Taylor Shellfish Farms - Seattle

American, $$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    12 Top Spots To Slurp Oysters in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • The Stranger, 2018

    Our Favorite Places to Get Seafood in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2018

Dick's Drive-In

American, $, Capitol HillAmerican, $Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Visit Seattle

    What’s the best burger in Seattle?

    Visit Seattle
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    16 Seattle Burgers to Sink Your Teeth Into

    SeattleMet, 2018

Bait Shop

American, $$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    The 20 Best Burgers In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2020
  • Infatuation, 2019

    Where To Eat Seafood In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2019

Dacha Diner

Eastern European, $$, Capitol HillEastern European, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    The Seattle Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat on Capitol Hill, One of Seattle’s Biggest Dining Destinations

    Eater, 2020

The Pine Box

Pizza, $$, Capitol HillPizza, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Geek Out at Seattle's Top Beer Bars

    Eater, 2019
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Bars in Capitol Hill, Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2017

Violet

New American, $$$, Capitol HillNew American, $$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation, 2020

Cure Cocktail | Capitol Hill Bar & Charcuterie

American, $$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best American Restaurants in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Seattle Happy Hour Directory

    Infatuation, 2019

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 1286 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation, CultureTrip and Eater, 10951 Seattle restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered Infatuation - Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings, CultureTrip - The 10 Best Bars in Capitol Hill, Seattle and Eater - Geek Out at Seattle's Top Beer Bars as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

  • A next-level pairing for Kentucky 75

    When ordering fried chicken, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

Interesting facts

  • The first ever

    Ruth Graves Wakefield is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chocolate chip cookies.

  • Celebrating American

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Capitol Hill. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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