Ballard Restaurants Master List

It takes a village!  Over 200 fabulous, unique Ballard restaurants to taste Seattle at its finest and most authentic.

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.  If you don't find street parking, then head to the 400-car parking garage at Swedish Hospital Ballard Campus.  

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FEATURED BALLARD RESTAURANTS AND FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESSES:

  • Ballard Farmers Market: The Ballard Farmers Market takes place every Sunday 10-3; named one of the best in America by Wall Street Journal. 
  • Ballard Market: Beloved and local; certainly one of the top grocery stores in Seattle, centrally located with its own large parking lot. 
  • Hi-Life: Stunning decor in renovated 1911 firehouse with drinks and food to match all day.  Must-see.
  • Olaf's: Voted Seattle's #1 Neighborhood Pub by Seattle Magazine in 2015; beer, burgers, sports and pinball.
  • Ray's Boathouse & Cafe: Seafood, wine and cocktails by the sea in Ballard; one of Seattle's most esteemed restaurants.
  • Porkchop & Co.:  Beautiful, creative food for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday.  Popular for brunch Saturday and Sunday.
  • Royal Drummer Cafe:  Popular Ballard coffee shop & community meeting place.
  • The Sexton:  Midwestern comfort food & craft cocktails.
  • Highliner Public House at Fishermen's Terminal: A hidden neighborhood gem in plain sight on the waterfront.
  • Ballard Elks Lodge: Charitable membership club with food and drinks on the Shilshole waterfront in Ballard.
  • Ethan Stowell Restaurants:  ESR loves Ballard with the most operating establishments.
  • Ballard Pizza Company:  Local favorite on historic Ballard Avenue for thin, crispy crust pizza and Ballard beers.
  • Bramling Cross:  Beautiful, luxury gastropub on historic Ballard Avenue.
  • Frelard Pizza Company: Trendy pizza place on the Ballard-Fremont border with area just for kids.
  • Staple & Fancy Mercantile: Elegant Italian fine dining, great for a date, on Ballard Avenue.
  • Marine Hardware at @Staple & Fancy:  Small, upscale, innovative cuisine on historic Ballard Avenue.
  • Percy's & Co.:  Apothecary-inspired bar, named one of Seattle's 10 most beautiful bars by Thrillist.
  • Mighty-O Donuts: Fresh, delicious organic donuts in a spacious location celebrating Ballard.  Free wifi.  Popular with local families.
  • Patxi's Pizza:  Deep dish pizza worth waiting for on Ballard Avenue.
  • Red Mill Totem House Burgers: Renowned Red Mill Burgers across from Ballard Locks is the real deal and a perennial hit.
  • Skillet Diner Ballard: Lunch and dinner served with local, seasonal ingredients; a righteous ode to the all-American diner and brunch.
  • Shiku Sushi: Amazing sushi specials during happy hour on Ballard Avenue in a fun, warm setting.  Popular.
  • India Bistro:  Buffet lunch in Ballard for under $10.  Delicious, fresh & tasty.
  • 8 oz. Burgers Ballard:  Local, seriously good, gourmet burgers on Ballard's Market Street two steps from everything.
  • Matador: Ballard hot spot at the prized intersection of Ballard Avenue and Market Street; biggest selection of tequilas in the hood.
  • Ballard Annex Oyster House: Authentic oyster bar & seafood restaurant in the heart of the action.
  • Opper Melang Restaurants: Headquartered in Ballard.
  • Mean Sandwich: Located kitty corner to the iconic Ballard Bridge.
  • Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen: Texas-sized location & service; great view. Must-see.
  • Hazlewood: A Seattle favorite for drinks and local scuttlebutt.
  • Geo's Cuban & Creole: Top-rated cuban sandwiches on waterfront for those in the know.
  • Cafe Besalu: Idyllic family-run boulangerie and patisserie. Local favorite.
  • Senor Moose Cafe: Acclaimed Mexican cuisine, breakfast counter & bar.
  • Volterra: Recognized nationally for exemplary Italian cuisine, wine and art.
  • Honey Hole Honey:  Delicious honey from Ballard for your honey!  Small batch, artisan production.
  • Triad Fisheries (Bruce Gore Salmon):  Providing biologically-fresh, individually frozen Alaskan salmon and cod at premier Ballard locations.
  • Ballard Loft:  The home of Seattle sports fans in Ballard.
  • Cupcake Royale Ballard:  A center of sweetness, caffeine & community.
  • Bitterroot BBQ: Serves BBQ and home-made sauces all day and late night.  
  • Stoneburner: Seattle luxury and farm-fresh creations by Chef Stoneburner.
  • Bastille Cafe & Bar: Paris in Seattle.  A must-see with large separate bar in back and sidewalk terrace.
  • The Gerald: Contemporary ode to comfort food and mid-century style drinks, the Mad Men era.
  • Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub:  One of Ballard's first and biggest independent craft brewers with a full service pub adjacent to Burke Gilman Trail.
  • Moshi Moshi Sushi: Sushi under the glow of a cherry blossom tree.
  • Ballard Food Bank: Nonprofit grocery store and food delivery service helping people and families in need for over 40 years.
  • Ballard Smoke ShopStiff drinks since 1971; Deadliest Catch must-see.
  • Wedgwood Broiler: Sister restaurant of passed Ballard icon, Blaze's Broiler.  Serving Sand Point neighborhood since 1965.  Old school Seattle fans must-see.
  • Waterwheel Lounge: Dive bar serving Ballard and karaoke since 1974.
  • Java Bean: Serving organic coffee in Ballard for over 25 years, a pioneer!
  • Top Banana: Possibly Seattle's all-time favorite fruit and vegetable market; open daily.
  • The Pantry: Sign up for email announcements; culinary events here fill up quickly.
  • Brunswick & Hunt: Total commitment to delicious hospitality in Ballard.
  • Jonboy Caramels: Creating caramel goodness in Ballard the artisan way; a local favorite at Ballard Farmers Market.
  • 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.
  • Secret Sausage:  You have to find 'em to eat 'em.  Well worthwhile for wiener lovers.
  • Pie Bar Ballard:  Mama's homemade pies with free flowing booze to boot smack dab in the center of the action on Market Street.
  • Veraci Pizza:  Highly rated and much beloved wood-fired Neapolitan pizza in Ballard; family owned and operated.
  • Shelter Lounge:  Slightly off the beaten path; worth a visit for cool bar with food and a distinct architecture.
  • Grumpy D's Coffee House: Family-owned and operated; quintessential Seattle coffee experience.
  • Morsel & Bean: Local breakfast and biscuit lovers know Morsel.  Bean is the coffee part.  For clients, Morsel is an extension of their own kitchen and family.
  • 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.
  • Vera's:  Reliable, old school breakfast and staff who keep you returning.  Worth a visit.
  • 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.
  • Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant: Looking for something different?  Enjoy an authentic Moroccan night out at the Kasbah, a proven crowd-pleaser.
  • Ballard Northwest Senior Center: Meals served daily for local seniors at this buzzing community centers.

MORE BALLARD FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESSES:

  • 418 Public House
  • Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  • Alison's Coastal Cafe & Bakery
  • Amante Pizza
  • American Seafoods Inc.
  • Anchored Ship Coffee Bar
  • Anthony's Home Port at Shilshole
  • Ann's Teriyaki
  • Arashi Ramen
  • Ballard Brothers Seafood & Burgers
  • Ballard Food Bank
  • Ballard Grill and Ale House (4 B's)
  • Ballard Kitchen
  • Ballard Mandarin
  • Ballard Station Public House
  • Balleywood Creamery
  • Baranof
  • Bay Cafe at Fishermen's Terminal
  • Benito's Chicago Eatery
  • Big Mario's Pizza
  • Bill's on Greenwood
  • Billy Beach Sushi & Bar
  • Blue Heron
  • Bonache Sauce Company
  • Burger Hero
  • Byen Norsk Bakeri
  • Cafe Appassionato
  • Cafe Bambino
  • Cafe Munir
  • Caffe Fiorè
  • Caffe Umbria
  • Carnivore Seattle
  • Cash & Carry
  • Chinook's at Fishermen's Terminal
  • Chocolati Cafe
  • Chocolat Vitale
  • Choice Deli & Grocery
  • Cocina Esperanza
  • Conor Byrne Pub
  • Copine
  • Coyle's Bakery
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Dante's Inferno Dogs
  • Deadliest Catch boats
  • Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific
  • Delancey
  • Dish
  • Drunky's Two Shoe BBQ
  • Egan's Jam House for Jazz
  • El Borracho
  • Essex
  • Firefly Kitchens
  • Firehouse Coffee
  • Fishermen's Green Deli & Market at Fishermen's Terminal
  • Fishing Vessel Owners' Association
  • Fitzgerald's (former WingMasters Sports Bar)
  • Five Guys Burgers
  • Fred Meyer
  • Freezer Longline Coalition
  • Fresh Fish Company
  • Fresh Flours Bakery
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream
  • Gainsbourg
  • Giddy Up Burgers
  • Young American Ale House (formerly Golden Beetle)
  • Golden City
  • Gordito's Healthy Mexican Food
  • Gracia
  • Hattie's Hat
  • High Dive Ballard
  • Hommage
  • Honey I'm Home Catering
  • Honore Artisan Bakery
  • Hood Famous Bake Shop
  • Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakes
  • Hotel Albatross
  • Hummus Cafe
  • Icicle Seafoods Inc.
  • In-Season Cafe
  • International Pacific Halibut Commission
  • Java Jahn
  • Jensen's Old Fashioned Smoke House
  • Jewel Hospitality
  • Jhanjay Vegetarian Thai & Asian
  • Jibe Espresso Bar & Gourmet Deli
  • Jimmy John's
  • Jolly Roger Pub at Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
  • Kalbi Grill Express
  • Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub
  • Ken's Market
  • Kimchi House
  • Kings Hardware
  • KISS Cafe
  • Krista's Baking Co.
  • La Carta de Oaxaca
  • La Copa Cafe
  • La Conasupo Market
  • La Isla Cuisina
  • Lamplighter Public House
  • Larsen's Danish Bakery
  • Lil' Woody's Burgers
  • Little Coney
  • Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet
  • Lock & Keel
  • Lockspot Cafe
  • Luna Azul
  • Mabel Coffee Shop
  • MacLeod's Fish & Chips and Whiskey Bar
  • Mae Ploy
  • Maggie Bluffs
  • Malena's Tacos
  • Manna Teriyaki
  • Mike's Chili Parlor
  • Miro Tea
  • Mod Burger
  • MOD Pizza
  • Modern Sushi
  • Molly Maguire's Pub
  • Mr. Gyros
  • Mulleady's Irish Pub
  • Mustard & Co.
  • Naked City Brewery & Pub
  • Neptune Cafe
  • New Roots Organics
  • No Bones Beach Club
  • North Pacific Seafoods
  • Nuflours
  • Ocean Beauty Seafoods
  • Ocho
  • Old Pequilar
  • Oliver's Twist
  • Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
  • Pacific Seafood Processors Association
  • Palermo Pizza
  • Palisade
  • Parfait Ice Cream
  • Pasta Bella
  • Pestle Rock
  • Pete's Egg Nest
  • Pho Big Bowl
  • Pho Than Brothers
  • Pho Viet Nam
  • Pico Cafe
  • Plaka Estiatorio
  • Pomerol
  • Pono Ranch
  • Portage Bay Cafe
  • Portalis Wine Shop
  • QFC
  • Renee Erickson Restaurants
    - Barnacle
    - The Walrus & The Carpenter
  • Restaurante Michoacán
  • Ristorante Picolinos
  • Robertino's Italian Specialties
  • Root Table
  • Safeway
  • Salmon Bay Cafe
  • Salmon Bay Eagles
  • Sam's Sushi Bar & Grill
  • San Fermo
  • Scandinavian Specialties
  • Scooter's Burgers
  • SeaShare
  • Season's Cafe & Bakery
  • Seattle Urban Farm Company
  • Serendipity Cafe and Lounge
  • Shingletown Pub & Eatery
  • Sinaloa Mesquite Grill El Norte
  • Sip & Ship
  • Skydottir Epic Cookies
  • Slate Coffee Bar
  • Sloop Tavern
  • Smokin' Pete's BBQ
  • Soprano's Pizza
  • Soulever Chocolates
  • Starbucks
  • Stepping Stone
  • Stock
  • Substation Seattle
  • Sully's Snowgoose Saloon
  • Sunny Teriyaki
  • Sunset Hill Green Market
  • Sunset Tavern
  • Swedish Club
  • Sweet Mickey's
  • Tacos and Beer Mexican Restaurant
  • Taco del Mar
  • Take 5 Urban Market
  • Taki's Mad Greek Restaurant
  • Tall Grass Bakery
  • Taquería Tequila Authentic Mexican Food
  • Tarasco Mexican Restaurant
  • Tarsan i Jane
  • Tenth West
  • Thai Siam
  • Thai Thani Restaurant
  • The Angry Beaver
  • The Blue Glass
  • The Boar's Nest BBQ
  • The Butcher and the Baker
  • The Canal
  • The Cozy Nut
  • The Dish
  • The Dray
  • The Egg and Us
  • The Fat Hen
  • The Leary Traveler
  • The Market Arms Pub
  • The Monkey Bridge
  • The Original Pancake House
  • The Other Coast Cafe
  • The People's Pub
  • The Sixgill
  • The Thirsty Fish
  • The Tin Hat
  • The Way Station
  • Thunderbird Tavern
  • Tiko Rico
  • Toast Ballard
  • Top Pot Donuts
  • Tractor Tavern
  • Trader Joe's
  • Trident Seafoods Corporation
  • Trident Seafoods Retail Store
  • True North Coffee Roasters
  • Un Bien
  • Vietnam Cafe & Sandwich
  • Walter's Cafe
  • Whole Foods
  • Wild Mountain Cafe
  • Wild Orchid
  • Wild Salmon Seafood Market
  • See all these and more on map...

We have prepared a comprehensive list of Ballard breweries, tap rooms, tasting rooms and distilleries for you here

Save yourself time and hassle of street parking.  There are plenty of lots with cheap, well-lit parking, including the 24-hour 400-car garage at Swedish.  Most Ballard cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars can be reached in 5-10 minutes by foot, and it's a lovely walk in the heart of a historic Seattle neighborhood.  Here is a map of Ballard's restaurants, cafes, bars, parking and points of interest.


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