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The 10 Best Restaurants In Ballard, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants Ballard has to offer. We reviewed the top award winners, scrutinized millions of expert reviews, and found the best restaurants in Ballard. Visit These restaurants for the finest dishes that Ballard has to offer. Expect award-winning service.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

American, $$$, BallardAmerican, $$$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    15 Great Places to Eat Around Bustling Ballard

    Eater, 2020
  • USA Today

    10Best - Brand-New and Perpetually Popular Seattle Restaurants Creating Major Buzz

    USA Today

Staple & Fancy

Italian, $$$, BallardItalian, $$$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • James Beard Awards, 2014

    Best Chef: Northwest - Nominee

    James Beard Awards, 2014
  • Seattle Magazine, 2018

    The Best Tasting Menu in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2018

Sawyer

American, $$, BallardAmerican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    The Seattle Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

    15 Great Places to Eat Around Bustling Ballard

    Eater, 2020

La Carta de Oaxaca

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Sen Noodle Bar

Thai, $$, BallardThai, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2017

    The Best Restaurants in Ballard Right Now

    SeattleMet, 2017

Ocho

Spanish, $$, BallardSpanish, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    15 Great Places to Eat Around Bustling Ballard

    Eater, 2020
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    27 Essential Seattle Restaurants for Late-Night Grub

    SeattleMet, 2019

Asadero Ballard

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    15 Great Places to Eat Around Bustling Ballard

    Eater, 2020
  • Food Network

    Welcome to Seattle: A Newcomer's Eating Tour

    Food Network

Senor Moose Cafe

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2018

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2018
  • SeattleMet, 2017

    The Best Restaurants in Ballard Right Now

    SeattleMet, 2017

Ballard Pizza Company

Pizza, $$, BallardPizza, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2018

    Where To Eat In Ballard

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Restaurants Open Late in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Sushi I

Japanese, $$, BallardJapanese, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2020

    Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation, 2020

How did we curate these results?

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 Infatuation and Zagat and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Infatuation - Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings, Zagat - Best Restaurants Open Late in Seattle and Infatuation - Where To Eat In Ballard. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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