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The 10 Best Lunch Spots In South Lake Union, Seattle

Updated: May 2, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in South Lake Union! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in South Lake Union. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Tacos Chukis

Mexican, $, South Lake UnionMexican, $Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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    CultureTrip, 2017
  • SeattleMet, 2018

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    SeattleMet, 2018

Urban Gyro

Mediterranean, $, South Lake UnionMediterranean, $Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

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    Infatuation, 2020

The 100 Pound Clam

$$, South Lake Union$$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Infatuation, 2018

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    Infatuation, 2018
  • CultureTrip, 2018

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    CultureTrip, 2018

Duke's Seafood

$$, South Lake Union$$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2019

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    Infatuation, 2019
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

Cactus Restaurants

Mexican, $$, South Lake UnionMexican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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    CultureTrip, 2017

Cask & Trotter

American, $$, South Lake UnionAmerican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2018

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2018
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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    CultureTrip, 2017

Jack's BBQ

American, $$, South Lake UnionAmerican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Curiocity, 2019

    5 New-Ish Seattle Restaurants You’ve Gotta Check Out

    Curiocity, 2019

LOCAL Public Eatery

American, $$, South Lake UnionAmerican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2018

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    CultureTrip, 2018
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

The Great Northwest Soup Company

$, South Lake Union$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

The Roll Pod

Food Truck, $, South Lake UnionFood Truck, $Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 restaurants in Seattle, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from experts at TripAdvisor, Curiocity and CultureTrip and more. All with some boam magic. Don’t bother looking for TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence, Curiocity - 5 New-Ish Seattle Restaurants You’ve Gotta Check Out and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In South Lake Union, Seattlewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Mbar, Tacos Chukis, and Urban Gyro are lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in South Lake Union.

Tacos Chukis, Urban Gyro, and Birch are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in South Lake Union.

Mbar and Daniel's Broiler are the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurants in South Lake Union.

The highest-rated places in South Lake Union for lunch and cocktails are re:public, Cactus Restaurants, and Daniel's Broiler.

Mbar, Tacos Chukis, and Urban Gyro are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in South Lake Union.

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