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Food and restaurants in Old Ballard, Seattle

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Arguably the best oyster bar in Seattle, your taste buds will be as delighted by the food as you are by the service”
  • 149 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“A French restaurant that has been a staple in Ballard for more than a decade.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Oaxaca is widely recognized as the birthplace of mole, and the rich, complex mole negro here will drive that point home. The nostalgic photos add to the level of intimacy at this family affair, making it a popular spot for more traditional Mexican dining.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Farmer's Market on the weekends in summer, and fun places to eat and have drinks anytime”
  • 37 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“ Puerto Rican restaurant with tasty empanadillas, a wide rum selection, and two happy hours per day with really good food and drink specials.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“One of the most popular bars around with barely any standing room on the weekends. But they have good drinks & food and if it gets too crowded there are plenty of other bars within a few blocks.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Our favorite place. A great Italian? place with a big menu. technically, they are a pizza restaurant, but they have everything. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Ocho is a dimly lit charmer that features some of the best tapas in the city. Small saucers encourage many tastes of satisfying Spanish treats, like patatas bravas and melted croquetas.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
“Pastries and Coffee. There will be a line out the door almost every morning. Head here after 10am and no not skip the pastries. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“One of the Seattle's best breakfast and brunch spots that is within walking distance. This place is always busy.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“There is a line out the door for a reason; try the drive-thru! The cheddar biscuits and a dirty chai latte are my favorites!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Within walking distance, this restaurant has great Italian food, cozy atmosphere, and coffee and pastries in the mornings if you don't want to go too far.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Enjoy a great cup of coffee while people watching from this neighborhood coffee shop.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Quaint cafe baking creative cupcakes & housemade ice creams crafted from local ingredients.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Tea Room
“One of the best tea shops in Seattle. Get Tea/ Coffee excellent crepes, salads and pastries. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Its charming and local with outdoorsy, cabin-like décor. Coffee is organic too. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Pastries and Coffee. There will be a line out the door almost every morning. Head here after 10am and no not skip the pastries. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Not technically an ice cream spot, but they do have ice cream served on the side of many of their molten cakes! The ambiance is so cozy, and the range of options is excellent!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Quaint cafe baking creative cupcakes & housemade ice creams crafted from local ingredients.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent bread. We recommend the baguettes in particular. There's no seating -- just pick up your loaves and roll. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Tea Room
“One of the best tea shops in Seattle. Get Tea/ Coffee excellent crepes, salads and pastries. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Vegan donuts that don't skimp on the good stuff. Good coffee here as well and plenty of room for kiddos. Open bright and early on the daily. Note that parking can be kind of tricky. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Great pies and dessert cocktails. Try a slice of the Bumble Berry or the Boozy Nut Pie. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“If, like me, you love gelato, you will adore D'Ambrosio Gelato. Try the Fig Caramel, or if you're lucky, the Greek yogurt raspberry. I'm dying and going to heaven just thinking about it.”
  • 6 locals recommend