Find Food, Fun and Community in Ballard!

Experience Seattle's independent culinary, cocktail and brewing scene all year in Ballard, starting every Sunday with the Ballard Farmers Market! Ballard has around 200 local restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, breweries and shops; many are within easy walking distance of historic Ballard Avenue. The city street parking rates in Ballard are low compared to downtown and designed to make spots easier to find. The creative energy in Ballard is palpable and invigorating. Discover the unique waterfront mix of industry, art, cuisine, shopping, fashion, parks and tourism at play here. Whether you are a new resident or visiting, please enjoy this historic Seattle neighborhood and feel welcome in Ballard. The food and beverage leaders of Ballard restaurants are honored to serve you every day! See Ballard Happy Hour & Dining Guide and our Little Black Book.



For a current list of every Ballard Food & Beverage business, including restaurants, bars, cafes, and bakeries, click here.

EAT Ballard Little Black Book!

For breakfast daily in Ballard, go to: Hi-LifeRoyal Drummer Cafe

For weekend brunch/lunch in Ballard, don't miss: Hi-LifePorkchop & Co., Ray's Boathouse, Olaf's, Bramling Cross

For midweek lunch in Ballard, try: Hi-LifeRay's Boathouse, Porkchop & Co., Ballard Market, Royal Drummer Cafe, Highliner Public House

For dinner in Ballard, check out: Hi-Life, Ray's Boathouse, Porkchop & Co., Olaf's, Staple & Fancy

For late night in Ballard, hit up: Hi-LifeOlaf's, Ballard Pizza Company

For food shopping in Ballard, stop at: Ballard Market

For wine, whiskey and fun in iconic Fremont, try: The Barrel Thief

Extra special thanks to Triad Fisheries (Bruce Gore salmon), Second Ascent and Tracy Zumalt at Anchor Tattoo!

Ballard offers the greatest density of independent micro-breweries of any Seattle neighborhood, each with its own tasting room to welcome you, your friends, guests and whole family. For a taste of Ballard's brewing scene, check out Master List of Ballard Breweries, Tap Rooms, Distillers and Tasting Rooms.