Ballard is a locality in Seattle, Washington. A recent real estate boom has increased the population. A number of restaurants, coffee shops and bars have come up. Ballard boasts of the Nordic heritage museum and the Majestic Bay Theater.
Volterra is a highly rated restaurant located in Ballard Avenue. It has got many awards like innovative chef, toughest reservations and best of city search. It is an Italian restaurant which transfers Tuscany’s charm to Seattle. The menu is incredible and the choice is hard to make. There are specialty cocktails and the wine list includes Italian and French wines too. The Volterra drawing room is an event space where the hosts can request custom designed menu.
La Carta de Oaxaca is a top restaurant in Ballard. It is a Mexican restaurant which serves the unique and spicy dishes of Oaxaca. The specials include lamb birria, picaditas, molotes, empanadas, tacos fritos, chile rellenos, albondigas, tostadas and quesadilla fritas. The key ingredients in Oaxacan food are corn, chillies and chocolate.
Hattie’s Hat is one of Ballard’s oldest restaurants. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, classic cocktails, beer and wine. The live music is a special attraction. The happy hour offers discounts twice a day. The restaurant has the last remaining mural of Fred Oldfield. The Scandinavian landscape painting was painted in the early fifties.
The straight scoop on Ballard restaurants from people who live here in the Seattle neighborhood.
- Paseo (265 votes)
- Thai Siam (118 votes)
- O’shan Sushi (114 votes)
- Monkey Bridge (166 votes)
- Senor Moose (164 votes)
- India Bistro (132 votes)
- Kiss Cafe (96 votes)
- Root Table (93 votes)
- Red Mill Totem House (36 votes)
- Flying Squirrel Pizza @ The Sunset (3 votes)
- Volterra (156 votes)
- Wild Mountain Cafe (70 votes)
- Veraci Pizza (128 votes)
- Gabriel’s Fire (112 votes)
- Taqueria Tequila (68 votes)
- Ray’s Boathouse (106 votes)
- Le Gourmand (83 votes)
- La Isla (115 votes)
- Shiku (109 votes)
- Ocho (95 votes)
- The People’s Pub (52 votes)
- The Other Coast Cafe (91 votes)
- Hattie’s Hat (45 votes)
- Kasbah (36 votes)
- Staple & Fancy Mercantile (30 votes)
- The Dish Cafe (53 votes)
- Restaurante Michoacan (32 votes)
- Pasta Bella (65 votes)
- Zaw Pizza (56 votes)
- Mr. Gyros (38 votes)
- El Camión (24 votes)
- La Carta De Oaxaca (268 votes)
- Bad Albert’s Tap & Grill (69 votes)
- Crash Landing Pizza (58 votes)
- Zak’s (72 votes)
- Palermo (67 votes)
- Cocina Esperanza (46 votes)
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1. Staple & Fancy Mercantile
Categories: Seafood, Italian
Neighborhood: Ballard for the date and time we wanted. We went to Staple and Fancy for several reasons. First, it was on my list of restaurants to try from one of the articles I read on good Seattle eats.…
2. Thai Siam
Best Thai restaurant I’ve been to outside of Thailand! The family that runs this restaurant makes amazing food, and their specialty dishes are unique and delicious! This is our…
3. The Walrus and the Carpenter
Categories: American (New), Bars, Seafood
My parents recently came to town so Wifey and I got to try out some restaurants that we might otherwise have not spent the money on. W&C is probably the best restaurant I’ve been to in…
4. La Carta de Oaxaca
A full restaurant means good food. But this was beyond full. The restaurant would have been quaint except for the crying children, and the 45-minute wait for a seat was only tempered by…
5. O’Shan Sushi
Categories: Sushi Bars, Japanese
I’ve almost reviewed 100 Seattle Japanese restaurants and I would say O’Shan is a solidly typical Japanese Seattle restaurant. Very predictable, in a good way.
6. Plaka Estiatorio
My new favorite greek restaurant =) Staff was so nice to us! It was Friday night, I called so many restaurants to figure out the wait time all of them told me they had 1 hour wait..…
7. Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai Cuisine
Categories: Thai, Vegetarian
Friendly service and delicious food! So nice to have an all-veg Thai restaurant! I really liked the tofu satay and everyone in our group enjoyed their entrees. The space is very…
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Hattie’s Hat Restaurant – American, Breakfast & Brunch, Lounges
Great pricing, no delivery, casual attire, not good for kids, take-outs, no outdoor seating, breakfast, brunch, dinner, late night, live music
An old and historic bar, famous for its lovely brunch menu with cream cheese included in all the breakfast sandwiches, scrumptious salads, excellent Tacos, and more.
Dinner menu with soups & salad, Appetizers, dinner including; Guinness meat loaf, Applewood smoked BBQ Ribs, Fish & Chips, and more.
Patty’s Eggnest – American, Breakfast & Brunch
Medium pricing, no delivery, take-out, no outdoor seating, no alcohol, casual ambience, no live music, good for breakfast and brunch, good for kids
Very friendly family atmosphere and all breakfast is prepared from fresh ingredients, from scrumptious scrambles, Swedish pancakes, delicious hot sandwiches, burgers, and more.
Dinners are served every night as well and families are welcome to enjoy freshly-made home-made soups, roast Turkey dinners, and more.
Ballard Smoke Shop – American, Breakfast & Brunch, Dive Bars
Good pricing, no delivery, not good for kids, casual attire, take-out, no outdoor seating, good for late night, full bar, Divey ambience
Four Spoons Café – Breakfast & Brunch, Café’s
Cheap pricing, casual attire, take-out, no delivery, no outdoor seating, good for breakfast, beer and wine only, casual ambience, good for kids
Open from Thursday through Monday from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm. Lunch is served from 11:00 am and breakfast all day. Brunch menu has specialities too much to mention, such as Chilquiles, Green Chile Eggs, Pancakes, Smoky Chicken Tacos, Burgers, Sandwiches and Salads.
Salmon Bay Café – American, Breakfast & Brunch
Good for kids, casual attire, cheap pricing, no delivery, take-out, good for breakfast, beer & wine only, casual ambience
Omelettes are what they are well-known for, with an extremely wide variety of delicious combinations to choose from at great prices. Scramble specials and griddle specials with pancakes, waffles, sausages & eggs, muffins, oatmeal and fresh fruit.
Private dining facilities for office events, business meetings, and special occasions are available as well as a lunch menu. Salads, sandwiches, burgers and specialities like, Quesadilla and Fish & Chips.
Ristorante Picolinos – Italian Restaurant
Serves Italian Food, Pizza and open for Breakfast and Brunch
Attire is casual and kid-friendly, dogs are allowed, wheelchair access, full bar, take-out and outdoor seating.
Fabulous, authentic Italian cuisine and reasonable pricing with excellent wines to compliment the cuisine in a very casual and warm style for a relaxing day of fine dining. Picolinos has an in-house bakery, private dining room, espresso bar and garden courtyard. Ristorante Picolinos has beautiful private salons for private functions and parties and accommodate up to a hundred guests with separate banquet staffing and kitchen. They customize events and menus for specific needs and have a heated and enclosed winter garden for weddings and private gatherings.
The Dish – Traditional American
Voted as the Best Breakfast by the Seattle Weekly, Seattle Magazine rated it the Best Power Breakfast and listed in the top 25 among best breakfast places in the US.
Breakfast is served throughout the day and opens at seven in the morning; closing time is 1:45pm. Breakfast, brunch and lunch consist of wholesome food from fresh ingredients from this family owned business.
Hi-Life – American Cuisine
Exquisite food all round from breakfast, brunch, lunch and scrumptious dinners. Brick oven roasted and grilled dishes with a rotating menu featuring all four of the Pacific Northwest’s seasons. The winter dinner menu offers from Pork Tenderloin, Pappardelle Pasta to Grilled Petite Fillet and loads more succulent dishes. The American Grill menu has their famous Hickory smoked Spareribs, Hamburgers and brick-oven Pizza’s. Lunch menu includes classic Fish & Chips, Chicken Pot Pie and more. Apart from the breakfast menu, which has many delectable options, I have basically only scraped the barrel of their food offered.
Top this off with a warm and inviting interior in a renovated firehouse and casual ambience and it is truly a winner in Ballard.
- Bad Alberts
- Ballard Loft
- A Caprice Kitchen
- Dish Cafe
- Hale’s Ales
- Hamburger Harry’s
- Hattie’s Hat
- King’s Hardware
- Kiss Cafe
- Lockspot Cafe
- Lunchbox Laboratory
- Mike’s Chili Parlor
- People’s Pub
- Scooter’s Burgers
- Seattle Burger Company
- The Barking Dog
- The Hi Life
- The Other Coast Cafe
- Vera’s Restaurant
- Wild Mountain Cafe
- Zesto’s Burgers
- Root Table
- Gabriel’s Fire
- Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ
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Ballard is a neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Seattle, Washington. To the north it is bounded by Crown Hill, (N.W. 85th Street); to the east by Greenwood, Phinney Ridge and Fremont (along 8th Avenue N.W.); to the south by the Lake Washington Ship Canal; and to the west by Puget Sound’s Shilshole Bay. The neighborhood’s landmarks include the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (known locally as the “Ballard Locks”), the Nordic Heritage Museum, the Shilshole Bay Marina, and Golden Gardens Park.
The neighborhood’s main thoroughfares running north-south are Seaview, 32nd, 24th, Leary, 15th, and 8th Avenues N.W.; East-west traffic is carried by N.W. Leary Way and N.W. 85th, 80th, 65th, and Market Streets (east- and westbound). The Ballard Bridge carries 15th Avenue over Salmon Bay to the Interbay neighborhood, and the Salmon Bay Bridge carries the BNSF Railway tracks across the bay, west of the Ballard Locks.
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