Ballard Restaurants Master List

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

Most of the following Seattle 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 master 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

Ballard Farmers MarketThe Ballard 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, centrally located in original Ballard 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 ShopStiff drinks since 1971; Deadliest Catch must-see.  reviews

Wedgwood Broiler: Sister restaurant of passed Ballard icon, Blaze's Broiler.  Serving Sand Point neighborhood since 1965.  Old school Seattle fans must-see.  reviews

Waterwheel Lounge: Dive bar serving Ballard and karaoke 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 Cross:  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!

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.

Ballard Food Bank: Nonprofit grocery store and food delivery service helping people and families in need for over 40 years.

Mean Sandwich: Sandwich joint 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.

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.

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

Porkchop & Co.:  Beautiful, creative food for lunch Tuesday-Sunday.  Popular for brunch.

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

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

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.

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

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.


  • 418 Public House
  • Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  • Alison's Coastal Cafe & Bakery
  • Amante Pizza
  • American Seafoods Inc.
  • Anchored Ship Coffee Bar
  • Ann's Teriyaki
  • Arashi Ramen
  • Asadero Ballard
  • Bahn Town
  • Ballard Brothers Seafood & Burgers
  • Ballard Mandarin
  • Ballard Republik
  • 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
  • Bongo's
  • Byen Norsk Bakeri
  • Cafe Appassionato
  • Cafe Bambino
  • Cafe Munir
  • Caffe Fiorè
  • Caffe Umbria
  • Carnivore Seattle
  • Cash & Carry
  • Celine Patisserie
  • Chinook's at Fishermen's Terminal
  • Chocolati Cafe
  • Chocolat Vitale
  • Choice Deli & Grocery
  • Cocina Esperanza
  • Conor Byrne Pub
  • Copine
  • Coyle's Bakery
  • Crooked Nail
  • 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
  • Flint Creek Cattle
  • Fred Meyer
  • Freezer Longline Coalition
  • Fresh Fish Company
  • Fresh Flours Bakery
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream
  • Gainsbourg
  • Gather Kitchen & Bar
  • Giddy Up Burgers
  • Golden City
  • Gordito's Healthy Mexican Food
  • Gracia
  • Hattie's Hat
  • High Dive Ballard
  • Hommage
  • Honey I'm Home Catering
  • Hood Famous Bake Shop
  • Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakes
  • Hotel Albatross
  • Hummus Cafe
  • Icicle Seafoods Inc.
  • 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
  • Joli
  • Jolly Roger Pub at Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
  • Jones Brothers & Co.
  • 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 Ting's Dumplings (Greenwood)
  • 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 Pizza
  • Modern Sushi
  • Molly Maguire's Pub
  • Mr. Gyros
  • Mulleady's Irish Pub
  • Mustard & Co.
  • Naked City Brewery & Pub
  • New Roots Organics
  • New Seasons Market
  • No Bones Beach Club
  • North Pacific Seafoods
  • Ocean Beauty Seafoods
  • Ocho
  • Old Pequilar
  • Oliver's Twist
  • Pacific Fishermen Shipyard
  • Pacific Seafood Processors Association
  • Palermo Pizza
  • Palisade
  • Parfait Ice Cream
  • Pasta Bella
  • Patty's Eggnest
  • Pestle Rock
  • Pete's Egg Nest
  • Pho Big Bowl
  • Pho Than Brothers
  • Pho Viet Nam
  • Pico Cafe
  • Pink Bee Curry & Sandwiches
  • Pizza Hut
  • Plaka Estiatorio
  • Poke Square
  • Pomerol
  • Pono Ranch
  • Portage Bay Cafe
  • Portalis Wine Shop
  • QFC
  • Ray's
  • Renee Erickson Restaurants
    - Barnacle
    - The Walrus & The Carpenter
  • Restaurante Michoacán
  • Ristorante Picolinos
  • Root Table
  • Rosselini's (formerly Honore Artisan Bakery)
  • Safeway
  • Salmon Bay Cafe
  • Salmon Bay Eagles
  • Salt and Sugar Cafe & Bakery
  • Sam's Sushi Bar & Grill
  • San Fermo
  • Scandinavian Specialties
  • Scooter's Burgers
  • SeaShare
  • Season's Cafe & Bakery
  • Seattle Urban Farm Company
  • Sen Noodle Bar
  • 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
  • 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 Lodge Sports Grille
  • The Market Arms Pub
  • The Monkey Bridge
  • The Original Pancake House
  • The Other Coast Cafe
  • The Thirsty Fish
  • The Tin Hat
  • Thunderbird Tavern
  • Tiko Riko
  • Toast Ballard
  • Top Pot Donuts
  • Tractor Tavern
  • Trader Joe's
  • Trident Seafoods Corporation
  • Trident Seafoods Retail Store
  • Tropico's Breeze
  • True North Coffee Roasters
  • Un Bien
  • Vietnam Cafe & Sandwich
  • Viking's Cafe
  • Walter's Cafe
  • Whole Foods
  • Wild Mountain Cafe
  • Wild Orchid
  • Wild Salmon Seafood Market
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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 within 5-15 minutes by foot, and it's a lovely walk in the heart of a historic Seattle neighborhood.