Restaurants in West Seattle

Seattle's westernmost neighborhood is classified by stunning city skyline views, kid-friendly eateries and adults-only dive bars, and residents fiercely loyal to these local businesses. To get some perspective on the best restaurants in West Seattle, we polled our knowledgeable Citysearch Dictators'their favorites, and ours, can be found below. (Photo of Mashiko by Flickr user jwalsh.)

Updated: June 16, 2010

Restaurants in West Seattle: Dictators' Favorites

West Five

4539 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Dominique B. says: "Cool, funky vibe and the best mac & cheese ever!"

Brickyard BBQ

2308 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98116

Jennifer C. says: "The people are great, the food is pretty quick to come out, and the pulled pork is YUMMY!"


3405 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98116

Wesley M. says: "My favorite has to be the Bohemian! It has an old world feeling to it with dark hardwood floors and a large oak bar. They also frequently have live music. Although they're known for their happy hour, I prefer their brunch, more specifically their cast-iron breakfast with 3 eggs, spinach, racelette and smoked bleu."

Buddha Ruksa

3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126

Lisa K. says: "Their "crack chicken" (garlic fried chicken with little caramelized bits of garlic and batter) totally lives up to the name, and the flavors in the pumpkin and prawn curry were surprisingly complex."

Husky Deli & Catering

4721 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Wesley Z. says: "Get the Turkish Delight sandwich (turkey, cream cheese, mango chutney on honey wheat). Mmmm."

Spring Hill

4437 California Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98116

Tracy S. says: "Spring Hill has amazing food and their brunch is one of the best in the city. Don't miss the popovers with sausage gravy to start and the apple beignets to finish."

Mashiko Japanese Restaurant

4725 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Tracey F says: "What you get: locally-sourced seafood so fresh you can taste the ocean in very bite; sustainable approach to its menu; fantastic domain name ( that screams with as much personality as the restaurant itself."

Duke's Chowder House on Alki

2516 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Nicole L. says: "Love sitting on the top deck here on a sunny day - eating a Smoked Salmon Salad!!!! YUM! Washing it down with a Cucumber Mojito."

Restaurants in West Seattle: Editor's Favorite

Salty's On Alki Beach Seafood Grill

1936 Harbor Ave Sw, Seattle, WA 98126

Chelsea L. says: "This Alki Beach eatery may not have the best food in West Seattle (that honor goes easily to Spring Hill), but the combination of mimosa + Sunday brunch buffet + sunny Seattle day is an immediate recipe for happiness. The buffet is pricey, though worth every penny, and great to take out-of-towners."