Ballard Restaurants: The Whole Enchilada!

It takes a village!  Explore over 200 fabulous, unique Ballard restaurants, bars, cafes and food businesses.  They are all listed below.

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Ballard restaurant kitchen.

If Ballard were its own city like it was back in 1889, then today it would have one of America's highest densities of restaurants per resident of any American city.

Most of the following Ballard restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, retailers and other food related businesses can be reached easily by foot from the center of Ballard where Market Street and Ballard Avenue meet.

Click here for a complete list of Ballard breweries, tap rooms, beer halls, tasting rooms, wineries and distilleries.


Ballard Elks Lodge: Charitable membership club with food and drinks on the Shilshole waterfront in Ballard.  The view and company here top the menu.  reviews Boats are nearby most Ballard restaurants

Ballard Farmers MarketRub shoulders with chefs of Ballard restaurants at this weekly, year-round farmers market.  Takes place every Sunday 10-3; named one of the best in America by Wall Street Journal.  reviews 

The Hi-Life: Real deal among Ballard restaurants, located in original century-old firehouse with drinks and food to match all day.  reviews 

Olaf's: Voted Seattle's #1 Neighborhood Pub by Seattle Magazine in 2015; beer, burgers, sports and pinball.  reviews 

Ballard Smoke Shop: This Ballard bar has been serving stiff drinks since 1971; must-see for fans of the Deadliest Catch tv show.  reviews 

Wedgwood BroilerPatxis is one of over 100 Ballard restaurants: Sister restaurant of past Ballard restaurant icon, Blaze's Broiler.  Serving Sand Point neighborhood since 1965.  Old school Seattle fans must-see.  reviews 

Waterwheel Lounge: Ballard dive bar serving up sports and karaoke for the community since 1974.  reviews 

Staple & Fancy Mercantile: Elegant Italian fine dining, great for a date, on Ballard Avenue.  reviews 

Marine Hardware at @Staple & Fancy:  Small, upscale, innovative cuisine on historic Ballard Avenue.  reviews 

Ballard Pizza Company:  Local favorite on historic Ballard Avenue for thin, crispy crust pizza and Ballard beers.  reviews 

Bramling CrossLocal beer on tap at most Ballard restaurants:  Beautiful, luxury gastropub on historic Ballard Avenue.  reviews 

Ballard Town & Country Market:  Beautifully renovated and Seattle owned - serving discerning shoppers in Ballard since 1986.  Fresh produce, hot food and growler filling station, Ballard Market has it all.   reviews 

Ballard Grill and Ale House (4 B's): Looking for pool tables in true, old school Ballard dive bar?  This is the place!  Huge, free parking lot.  reviews 

Java Bean: Serving organic coffee in Ballard for over 25 years, a pioneer!  reviews 

Top Banana: Ballard's year-round fruit and vegetable stand; open daily.  reviews 

The PantryNo Ballard restaurants pile up bacon like Red Mill Burgers: Possibly Seattle's funnest cooking school.  Sign up for email announcements; culinary events here fill up quickly.  reviews 

Brunswick & HuntTotal commitment to delicious hospitality - one of the top Ballard restaurants.  reviews 

Jonboy Caramels: Creating caramel goodness in Ballard the artisan way; a local favorite at Ballard Farmers Market.  reviews 

Ballard Bee Company: Local honey from our friends at Ballard Bee Company. 

Brimmer & Heeltap:  Magnet for Seattle foodies in Ballard; locally owned and operated with outdoor patio and private party space.  reviews 

Secret Sausage:  You have to find 'em to eat 'em.  Well worthwhile for wiener lovers.  Always available at Ballard's own Thunderbird Tavern.  reviews 

Pie Bar BallardSpecialty cocktails are found at many Ballard restaurants like Percy's & Co:  Mama's homemade pies with free flowing booze to boot smack dab in the center of the action on Market Street.  reviews 

Veraci Pizza:  Highly rated and much beloved wood-fired Neapolitan pizza in Ballard; family owned and operated.  reviews 

Shelter Lounge:  Slightly off the beaten path; worth a visit for cool bar with food and a distinct architecture.  reviews 

Grumpy D's Coffee House: Family-owned and operated; quintessential Seattle coffee experience.  reviews 

Biscuit & BeanArtist rendering of Ballard restaurant: Local breakfast and biscuit lovers know Morsel.  Bean is the coffee part.  For clients, Morsel is an extension of their own kitchen and family.  reviews 

Card Kingdom/Cafe Mox:  One of the most popular and community oriented businesses in Ballard, a place of pilgrimage for game board and beer lovers.  reviews 

Vera's:  One of the reliable, old school Ballard restaurants focused on breakfast and staff who keep you returning.  Worth a visit.  reviews

Ballard Coffee Works: A friendly, smiling welcome is the order of the day here along with a large, prime location on Market Street.  A must for your bucket list.  reviews 

Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant: Looking for something different in your Ballard restaurants?  Enjoy an authentic Moroccan night out at the Kasbah, a proven crowd-pleaser.  reviews 

Ballard Northwest Senior Center: Meals served daily for local seniors at this buzzing community centers.  

Ballard Food BankInside Porkchop & Co, one of many Ballard restaurants: Nonprofit grocery store and food delivery service helping people and families in need for over 40 years.  reviews 

Mean Sandwich: Sandwich joint located kitty corner to the iconic Ballard Bridge.  reviews 

Hazlewood: A tiny Seattle favorite for drinks and local scuttlebutt situated within walking distance of most Ballard restaurants.  reviews 

Geo's Cuban & Creole: Top-rated cuban sandwiches on waterfront for those in the know.  reviews 

Cafe Besalu: French boulangerie and patisserie. Local favorite.  reviews 

Senor Moose Cafe: Acclaimed Mexican cuisine, breakfast counter & bar.  reviews 

Volterra: Recognized nationally for exemplary Italian cuisine, wine and art.  reviews 

Ballard Loft:  One of Seattle's leading sports bars - DJ's and dancing too.  reviews 

Cupcake Royale & Verite Coffee:  A center of sweetness, caffeine and community in the heart of Ballard.  reviews 

Bitterroot BBQ: Serves BBQ and home-made sauces all day and late night.   reviews 

Stoneburner: Luxury hotel restaurant with and farm-fresh creations by local celebrity chef Jason Stoneburner.  reviews 

Bastille Cafe & Bar: French-style brasserie with stylish back bar and outdoor terrace.  reviews 

The Gerald: Contemporary ode to comfort food and mid-century style drinks, the Mad Men era.  reviews 

Hale's Ales Brewery & PubOne of Ballard's first and biggest independent craft brewers with a full service pub adjacent to Burke Gilman Trail.  reviews 

Moshi Moshi Sushi: Sushi under the glow of a cherry blossom tree.  reviews 

Ethan Stowell Restaurants:  ESR loves Ballard with the most operating establishments.   

Porkchop & Co.Ballard restaurants include many sushi options like Shiku:  Beautiful, creative food for lunch Tuesday-Sunday.  Popular for brunch.  reviews 

Royal Drummer Cafe:  Popular Ballard coffee shop & community meeting place.  reviews 

Highliner Public House at Fishermen's Terminal: A hidden neighborhood gem in plain sight on the waterfront.  reviews 

Triad Fisheries (Bruce Gore Salmon):  Providing biologically-fresh, individually frozen Alaskan salmon and cod at premier Ballard locations.  

The Sexton:  Midwestern comfort food & craft cocktails.  reviews 

Frelard Pizza Company: Trendy pizza place on the Ballard-Fremont border with area just for kids.  reviews 

Percy's & Co.:  Apothecary-inspired bar, named one of Seattle's 10 most beautiful bars by Thrillist.  reviews 

Waffles at Ballard MarketMighty-O Donuts: Fresh, delicious organic donuts in a spacious location celebrating Ballard.  Free wifi.  Popular with local families.  reviews 

Patxi's Pizza:  Deep dish pizza worth waiting for on Ballard Avenue.  reviews 

Red Mill Totem House Burgers: Renowned Red Mill Burgers across from Ballard Locks is the real deal and a perennial hit.  reviews 

Skillet Diner Ballard: Lunch and dinner served with local, seasonal ingredients; a righteous ode to the all-American diner and brunch.  reviews 

Shiku Sushi: Amazing sushi specials during happy hour on Ballard Avenue in a fun, warm setting.  Popular.  reviews 

India BistroFamous porkchop sandwich:  Buffet lunch in Ballard for under $10.  Delicious, fresh & tasty.  reviews 

8 oz. Burgers Ballard:  Local, seriously good, gourmet burgers on Ballard's Market Street two steps from everything.  reviews 

Matador: Ballard hot spot at the prized intersection of Ballard Avenue and Market Street; biggest selection of tequilas in the hood.  reviews 

Ballard Annex Oyster House: Authentic oyster bar & seafood restaurant in the heart of the action.  reviews 

Opper Melang Restaurants: Headquartered in Ballard.  Owners of Matador Restaurants and Ballard Annex Oyster House.  

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MORE BALLARD RESTAURANTS AND FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESSES:

  1. 418 Public House
  2. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  3. Alison's Coastal Cafe & Bakery
  4. Amante Pizza
  5. American Seafoods Inc.
  6. Anchored Ship Coffee Bar
  7. Ann's Teriyaki
  8. Arashi Ramen*
  9. Asadero Ballard*
  10. Bahn Town
  11. Ballard Brothers Seafood & Burgers
  12. Ballard Mandarin
  13. Ballard Republik
  14. Ballard Station Public House
  15. Balleywood Creamery
  16. Baranof*
  17. Bay Cafe at Fishermen's Terminal
  18. Benito's Chicago Eatery*
  19. Big Mario's Pizza*
  20. Billy Beach Sushi & Bar*
  21. Bleachers Sports Pub
  22. Blue Heron
  23. Bonache Sauce Company
  24. Bongo's
  25. Byen Norsk Bakeri
  26. Cafe Appassionato
  27. Cafe Bambino
  28. Cafe Munir*
  29. Caffe Fiorè
  30. Caffe Umbria*
  31. Carnivore Seattle
  32. Cash & Carry
  33. Celine Patisserie
  34. Chinook's at Fishermen's Terminal*
  35. Chocolati Cafe
  36. Chocolat Vitale
  37. Choice Deli & Grocery
  38. Cocina Esperanza
  39. Conor Byrne Pub*
  40. Copine*
  41. Coyle's Bakery
  42. Crooked Nail
  43. Culinary Essentials
  44. Dante's Inferno Dogs
  45. Deadliest Catch boats
  46. Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific
  47. Delancey*
  48. Dish*
  49. Drunky's Two Shoe BBQ*
  50. Egan's Jam House for Jazz*
  51. El Borracho
  52. Essex
  53. Firefly Kitchens
  54. Firehouse Coffee
  55. Fishermen's Green Deli & Market at Fishermen's Terminal
  56. Fishing Vessel Owners' Association
  57. Fitzgerald's (former WingMasters Sports Bar)
  58. Five Guys Burgers
  59. Flint Creek Cattle
  60. Fred Meyer
  61. Freezer Longline Coalition
  62. Fresh Fish Company
  63. Fresh Flours Bakery
  64. Full Tilt Ice Cream*
  65. Gainsbourg*
  66. Gather Kitchen & Bar*
  67. Giddy Up Burgers
  68. Golden City
  69. Gordito's Healthy Mexican Food
  70. Gracia*
  71. Hattie's Hat*
  72. High Dive Ballard
  73. Hommage
  74. Honey I'm Home Catering
  75. Hood Famous Bake Shop
  76. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakes
  77. Hotel Albatross
  78. Hummus Cafe
  79. Icicle Seafoods Inc.
  80. International Pacific Halibut Commission
  81. Java Jahn
  82. Jensen's Old Fashioned Smoke House*
  83. Jewel Hospitality
  84. Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai & Asian
  85. Jibe Espresso Bar & Gourmet Deli
  86. Jimmy John's
  87. Joli
  88. Jolly Roger Pub at Maritime Pacific Brewing Company*
  89. Jones Brothers & Co.
  90. Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub
  91. Ken's Market
  92. Kimchi House
  93. Kings Hardware*
  94. KISS Cafe
  95. Krista's Baking Co.
  96. La Carta de Oaxaca*
  97. La Copa Cafe
  98. La Conasupo Market
  99. La Isla Cuisina*
  100. Lamplighter Public House
  101. Larsen's Danish Bakery*
  102. Lil' Woody's Burgers
  103. Little Coney
  104. Little Ting's Dumplings (Greenwood)*
  105. Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet
  106. Lock & Keel
  107. Lockspot Cafe
  108. Luna Azul
  109. Mabel Coffee Shop*
  110. MacLeod's Fish & Chips and Whiskey Bar
  111. Mae Ploy
  112. Maggie Bluffs
  113. Malena's Tacos
  114. Manna Teriyaki
  115. Mike's Chili Parlor
  116. Miro Tea
  117. MOD Pizza*
  118. Modern Sushi
  119. Molly Maguire's Pub
  120. Mr. Gyros*
  121. Mulleady's Irish Pub
  122. Mustard & Co.
  123. Naked City Brewery & Pub
  124. New Roots Organics
  125. New Seasons Market
  126. No Bones Beach Club*
  127. No Vacancy Poke
  128. North Pacific Seafoods
  129. Ocean Beauty Seafoods
  130. Ocho*
  131. Old Pequilar
  132. Oliver's Twist
  133. Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
  134. Pacific Seafood Processors Association
  135. Palermo Pizza
  136. Palisade*
  137. Parfait Ice Cream
  138. Paseo's*
  139. Pasta Bella
  140. Patty's Eggnest
  141. Pestle Rock
  142. Pete's Egg Nest
  143. Pho Big Bowl
  144. Pho Than Brothers
  145. Pho Viet Nam
  146. Pico Cafe
  147. Pink Bee Curry & Sandwiches*
  148. Pizza Hut
  149. Plaka Estiatorio*
  150. Poke Lover
  151. Poke Square
  152. Pomerol
  153. Pono Ranch
  154. Portage Bay Cafe
  155. Portalis Wine Shop
  156. QFC
  157. Ray's
  158. Renee Erickson Restaurants
    - Barnacle*
    - The Walrus & The Carpenter*
  159. Restaurante Michoacán
  160. Ristorante Picolinos*
  161. Root Table*
  162. Rosselini's (formerly Honore Artisan Bakery)
  163. Safeway
  164. Salmon Bay Cafe
  165. Salmon Bay Eagles*
  166. Salt and Sugar Cafe & Bakery
  167. Sam's Sushi Bar & Grill*
  168. San Fermo*
  169. Scandinavian Specialties*
  170. Scooter's Burgers*
  171. SeaShare
  172. Season's Cafe & Bakery
  173. Seattle Urban Farm Company
  174. Sen Noodle Bar*
  175. Serendipity Cafe and Lounge
  176. Shingletown Pub & Eatery*
  177. Sinaloa Mesquite Grill El Norte*
  178. Sip & Ship*
  179. Skydottir Epic Cookies
  180. Slate Coffee Bar
  181. Sloop Tavern*
  182. Smokin' Pete's BBQ*
  183. Soprano's Pizza
  184. Soulever Chocolates
  185. Starbucks
  186. Stepping Stone*
  187. Stock*
  188. Substation Seattle
  189. Sully's Snowgoose Saloon
  190. Sunny Teriyaki
  191. Sunset Hill Green Market
  192. Sunset Tavern*
  193. Swedish Club*
  194. Sweet Mickey's
  195. Tacos and Beer Mexican Restaurant
  196. Taco del Mar
  197. Take 5 Urban Market
  198. Taki's Mad Greek Restaurant
  199. Tall Grass Bakery*
  200. Taquería Tequila Authentic Mexican Food
  201. Tarasco Mexican Restaurant
  202. Tarsan i Jane*
  203. Thai Siam*
  204. Thai Thani Restaurant*
  205. The Angry Beaver*
  206. The Blue Glass*
  207. The Boar's Nest BBQ*
  208. The Butcher and the Baker
  209. The Canal
  210. The Cozy Nut
  211. The Dish*
  212. The Dray*
  213. The Egg and Us
  214. The Fat Hen
  215. The Leary Traveler*
  216. The Lodge Sports Grille
  217. The Market Arms Pub*
  218. The Monkey Bridge
  219. The Original Pancake House
  220. The Other Coast Cafe*
  221. The Thirsty Fish
  222. The Tin Hat
  223. Thunderbird Tavern*
  224. Tiko Riko
  225. Toast Ballard*
  226. Top Pot Donuts
  227. Tractor Tavern*
  228. Trader Joe's*
  229. Trident Seafoods Corporation*
  230. Trident Seafoods Retail Store
  231. Tropico's Breeze
  232. True North Coffee Roasters
  233. Un Bien*
  234. Vietnam Cafe & Sandwich
  235. Viking's Cafe
  236. Walter's Cafe*
  237. Whole Foods
  238. Wild Mountain Cafe
  239. Wild Orchid
  240. Wild Salmon Seafood Market

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