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The 9 Best Restaurants Near Waterfront, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are Waterfront's Best and trendiest restaurants. We reviewed the top award winners, scrutinized millions of expert reviews, and found the best restaurants in Waterfront. Visit These restaurants for the finest dishes that Waterfront has to offer. Expect award-winning service.

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Shiro's

Japanese, $$$$, BelltownJapanese, $$$$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • USA Today

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Matt's In The Market

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • Food Network

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Tavolàta

Italian, $$, BelltownItalian, $$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Seattle Magazine, 2017

    These Are the Best Restaurants in Seattle That Keep Us Coming Back

    Seattle Magazine, 2017

Shaker + Spear

American, $$$, BelltownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

American, $$, UptownAmerican, $$Seattle, Uptown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

Loulay Kitchen & Bar

French, $$$, DowntownFrench, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Maneki

Japanese, $$, International DistrictJapanese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • The Stranger, 2017

    The Stranger's 10 Best Restaurants in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017

Dough Zone

Chinese, $$, International DistrictChinese, $$Seattle, International District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020
  • The Stranger, 2019

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    The Stranger, 2019

Damn the Weather

American, $$, Pioneer SquareAmerican, $$Seattle, Pioneer Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2018

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2018
  • Infatuation, 2019

    Where To Eat & Drink In Pioneer Square

    Infatuation, 2019

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 10951 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1286 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Infatuation, TripAdvisor and The Stranger had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Infatuation - Where To Eat & Drink In Pioneer Square, TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence and The Stranger - Our Favorite Restaurants in Seattle to Take Out-of-Town Guests. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Parking tips

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Waterfront. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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