All Restaurants and Dining in Rainier Valley/Beacon Hill/Mount Baker/Columbia City

Doake's Louisiana Style BBQ


Drae’s Lake Route

Andre Israel, one of the original owners of Nate’s Wings and Waffles, assumed sole ownership over the restaurant’s Rainier Beach location and changed its name t...


El Quetzal

El Quetzal’s Mexican food isn’t run-of-the-mill, pool-of-cheese Tex-Mex—friendly owner Juan Montiel uses some of his mom’s original recipes, and the man loves c...


El Sombrero

If you want family-Mexican-restaurant-style Mexican food in Columbia City, El Sombrero will make you happy. It has fake flowers arranged around a big framed rev...


Emerald City Fish and Chips

The Allen brothers are local (they went to Garfield—go Bulldogs!), with New Orleans heritage, and they run this fish 'n' chips place on Rainier. It's order-at-t...


Emma's BBQ

Hillman City gets a new BBQ joint, Emma's BBQ. It has all the good-but-not-good-for-you things you expect from a BBQ place—in giant portions.


Empire Espresso

Empire Espresso is a little piece of locally owned awesomeness in Columbia City featuring great coffee (from Seattle Coffee Works), great panini, beer and wine,...

Happy Hour: Daily 4-7 pm.


Eyman's Pizza

This halal pizza place in Hillman City is said to be pretty good.


Ezell's Famous Chicken

What might be the best fried chicken in the country, sold over-the-counter (and on wheels). Oprah has it FedExed directly to her mouth. Also: dinner rolls so go...


Fana's Cuisine


Flying Squirrel Pizza


Foo Lam

Foo Lam serves excellent dim sum daily. I especially love the deep-fried taro nests—crunchy, frizzled outer shells that split open to reveal a custardy, lavende...


Fou Lee Market

This grocery is, for me, the heart of Beacon Hill. It’s compact, always busy, cheap, and has a terrific deli that offers a variety of popular Filipino dishes an...


Fresh Flours

Specializing in Japanese-inspired pastries, Fresh Flours has lots and lots of loyal fans.


Full Tilt Ice Cream

The various Full Tilts offer a rotating menu of more than a dozen flavors—including raspberry ripple, toasted coconut, corn and chili, vanilla bean, and mint ch...


Geraldine's Counter

Geraldine's serves "Seattle's Best Breakfast" and comfort food lunches.

Happy Hour: Tue-Fri 4:30-7 pm.


Heyday

Heyday brings a much-needed family-friendly restaurant serving solid comfort food to the Mount Baker neighborhood. Owned in part by Gary Snyder (whose Geraldine...


Hiroshi's

Formerly full-service on Eastlake, the Beacon Hill edition of Hiroshi's is take-out only.


Hoang Lan

Hoang Lan is a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese spot known for its awesome bun bo hue, a lemongrassy noodle soup served with tons of stuff on the side—bean sprouts,...


Huarachitos

The original Huarachitos on MLK closed due to a fire in June 2011; the second incarnation is at the Othello light-rail station, with chef/owner Jose Luis Pantig...


Hummingbird Saloon

Right near Full Tilt in Columbia City, the Hummingbird Saloon specializes in Cornish pasties (YUM). The name reportedly came from the owner admiringly watching...

Happy Hour: Mon all day; Tue-Sun 4-6 pm.


Iconiq

With Chef Toshiyuki Kawai at the helm, Iconiq (iconic + unique) meshes together French cooking techniques with Japanese flavors and ingredients. The resulting d...


Island Soul Restaurant

Owner Theo Martin has created a space that is as much a community gathering spot as it is a restaurant. But make no mistake, the people come hungry for the Cari...

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-6 pm; Sat 9-11 pm.


Jackson’s Catfish Corner

Many mourned when Catfish Corner, a Central District institution for 30 years, closed its doors. Luckily, Terrell Jackson, grandson of founders Woodrow and Rose...


Joy Palace

Some claim that the dim sum at cavernous Joy Palace is the best in Seattle, rivaling Jade Garden; it's at least easier to get a table at weekend brunchtime....


Jude's Old Town


Jumbo Chinese


Jus Bar

It's official: Columbia City has a juice bar. It's called Jus Bar, and it's in the Weed Building where the Chelsea Deli used to be. It's got organic juices like...


Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar

Between the heady mix of berbere, coffee, and incense in the air, you may catch a little buzz. There's an attention to detail here—red onions, jalapeños, and to...


Karama

Our friend Jill says of this Somalian place: "Every meal comes with an entire banana and a mountain of rice. Their sandwiches are like giant wraps; they come on...

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