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The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Ballard

Updated: November 23, 2020

Figuring out which ones are Ballard’s best restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the best restaurants, we reviewed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

Find the perfect Seafood spot

Copine

American · French · $36 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Staple & Fancy

American · New American · $28 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Sawyer

American · New American · $22 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ocho

Spanish · $11 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Freya

Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Red Mill Totem House

American · $10 avg price for 1 seafood main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Samara

$20 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Poke Square

$12 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Hog Island Hoagie

Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Shiku Sushi

Asian · Japanese · $9 avg main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 4854 spots across Seattle, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1116 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Eater and Infatuation – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Infatuation - Where To Eat & Drink In Eastlake, Eater - 15 Great Places to Eat Around Bustling Ballard and Infatuation - The Seattle Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Seattle. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

The Seafood Price Index

Gauge the price of Seafood around town with the Seafood Price Index. Be prepared to pay more at Sunset Hill Seafood restaurants, and spend less on Seafood at Ballard. We looked at the price of 1 seafood main dish across every Seafood spot in town to create the Seafood Price Index.

NeighborhoodAve. price for 1 seafood main dish# Seafood Restaurants
Sunset Hill$403
Phinney Ridge$205
Ballard$1729

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your battered hake

    Experts suggest pairing a battered hake with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.


Did you know?

  • The best seafood every year

    The love for seafood often seems unlimited in United States - this is why they celebrate National Seafood Month in October every year.

  • The world record from Thailand

    Can you guess the weight of the largest seafood stick ever? The surprising answer is 110 pounds - this record was set on March 23, 2005 in Thailand.

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Ballard can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find a parking spot near your selected Seafood spot.

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