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The 10 Best Restaurants In South Lake Union, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are South Lake Union's Best and trendiest restaurants. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in South Lake Union. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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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
  • Zagat, 2017

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    Zagat, 2017

Duke's Seafood

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

    Where To Eat & Drink Near Green Lake

    Infatuation, 2019
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

re:public

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

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2018
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    27 Essential Seattle Restaurants for Late-Night Grub

    SeattleMet, 2019

Kati Vegan Thai

Thai, $$, South Lake UnionThai, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    12 Great Places to Eat Near the Space Needle

    Eater, 2020
  • Happy Cow

    Top 10 Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants

    Happy Cow

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
  • SeattleMet, 2017

    Kid-Friendly Restaurants (That Don’t Feel Like Kid-Friendly Restaurants)

    SeattleMet, 2017

LOCAL Public Eatery

American, $$, South Lake UnionAmerican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

Daniel's Broiler

American, $$$$, South Lake UnionAmerican, $$$$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • TripAdvisor, 2017

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2017
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In South Lake Union, Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2017

El Grito Taqueria

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

    The Seattle Happy Hour Directory

    Infatuation, 2019

Teinei

Japanese, $$, South Lake UnionJapanese, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    The Top Asian Dumplings in Seattle

    Eater, 2019

La Palmera Family Restaurant

Mexican, $$, South Lake UnionMexican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in South Lake Union. We analyzed 10951 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what SeattleMet, Eater and Happy Cow had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in SeattleMet - Kid-Friendly Restaurants (That Don’t Feel Like Kid-Friendly Restaurants), Eater - The Top Asian Dumplings in Seattle and Happy Cow - Top 10 Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

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