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The 10 Best Restaurants in Waterfront, Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Waterfront’s finest restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

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Six Seven Restaurant

American · $40 avg. main dish
Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

AQUA by El Gaucho

American · $40 avg. main dish
Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Elliott’s Oyster House

American · $26 avg. main dish
Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ivar's Acres of Clams

American · $22 avg. main dish
Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

The Fisherman's Restaurant

Western · American · $22 avg. main dish
Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

The Pink Door

Italian · American · $20 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Shiro’s

Japanese · Asian · $18 avg. main dish
Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Matts in the Market

American · New American · $36 avg. main dish
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Lark

New American · American
Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Dahlia Lounge

New American · American · $32 avg. main dish
Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 4854 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1116 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what SeattleMet, USA Today and Eater had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in SeattleMet - Don’t Wait to Dine at These 12 Classic Seattle Restaurants, USA Today - 10Best - Chefs Shine at Culinary Outposts near KeyArena at Seattle Center and Eater - Classic Restaurants Every Seattleite Must Try. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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