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The 8 Best Seafood Restaurants Near Ballard, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

If you’re looking for the most decadent and satisfying seafood in Ballard you will find it at these restaurants. We analyzed millions of diner and critic reviews from the best sites for the freshest seafood places in Ballard. So the next time you need coconut shrimp, calamari, or some creamy seafood chowder head to these top spots!

Find the perfect Seafood spot

The Walrus and the Carpenter

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

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    Eater, 2020
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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

Sushi I

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

    Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation, 2020

Billy Beach Sushi & Bar

Japanese, $$, BallardJapanese, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Shiku Sushi

Japanese, $$, BallardJapanese, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sam's Sushi Bar & Grill

Japanese, $$, BallardJapanese, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Moshi Moshi Sushi & Izakaya

Japanese, $$, BallardJapanese, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

American, $$, FremontAmerican, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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  • Visit Seattle

    Seafood Feasts

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Why is this list better than others?

We know how tough it is to find the best Seafood in Ballard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 Seattle restaurants, 1095134 reviews, and 1286 top lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Seattle Magazine and James Beard Awards. For example, we considered Infatuation - Seattle’s New Restaurant Openings, Seattle Magazine - The Best Tasting Menu in Seattle and James Beard Awards - Best Chef: Northwest - Nominee as we sourced this ultimate list. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Seattle Seafood.

Drink pairing tips for Seafood

  • A next-level match for battered hake

    Experts recommend pairing a battered hake with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.

Fun facts about Seafood

  • National Seafood Month

    The love for seafood is unlimited in United States - that’s why they celebrate National Seafood Month every year.

  • The largest seafood stick from 2005

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Seafood fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

Parking info

Parking in Ballard can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Seafood spot.

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