Green star Golden Beetle (Ballard)

1744 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 706-2977

Maria Hines offers Eastern Mediterranean food under the glow of 32 mosaic lanterns imported from Turkey at Golden Beetle (which is certified organic, just like her restaurants Tilth and Agrodolce). The place feels like a good cafe—lots of energy, a busy bar with an enticing list of craft cocktails. The small plates top out around $10, and YUM—e.g., the Golden Beetle's yogurt dip, better than anything like it you've ever tasted, all alive with the most springy sprigs of dill and tangy-fresh Greek yogurt crawling with cultures. The golden beetle—the actual insect—is an ingredient in the legendary North African spice mix ras el hanout. (It's also said to be an aphrodisiac like Spanish fly.)
Hours: Sun-Thu 5 pm-midnight (kitchen closes at 11 pm), Fri-Sat 5 pm-2 am (kitchen closes at 12:30 am), brunch Sat-Sun 10 am-2 pm
Categories: Bar, Restaurant

Restaurant Details

Bar Details

  • Happy Hour: Mon-Thu, Sun 6:30-10 pm (Extended happy hour drink specials for patrons seated at the bar top only); Daily 4:30-6:30 pm ($3-$8 menu items, $4 drafts, $4 wine, $5 wells, $6-$8 cocktails).
  • Features: Full Menu and Happy Hour
  • Scene: Neighborhood Joint

The Stranger's Reviews of Golden Beetle


Average Rating:
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
Reviews/Comments (1) RSS

Newest First Unregistered On Registered On Add a review of Golden Beetle

No dung

This place is where the party's at!!!
Posted by biomed on May 8, 2011 at 10:25 PM · Report this

Add a review

Click the stars.


Golden Beetle
Nearby and Recommended

Bad Albert's (Bar, Restaurant)
Ballard 5100 Ballard Ave NW    phone (206) 789-2000
  • 4.47000/5 Stars.
(based on 15 reader reviews)
People's Pub (Bar, Restaurant)
Ballard 5429 Ballard Ave NW    phone (206) 783-6521
  • 3.80000/5 Stars.
(based on 10 reader reviews)
Ray's Boathouse (Bar, Restaurant)
Ballard 6049 Seaview Ave NW    phone (206) 789-3770
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 5 reader reviews)
Sunset Tavern (Bar, Club)
Ballard 5433 Ballard Ave NW    phone (206) 784-4880
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)
La Carta de Oaxaca (Restaurant)
Ballard 5431 Ballard Ave NW    phone (206) 782-8722
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 19 reader reviews)
The Other Coast Cafe (Restaurant)
Ballard 5315 Ballard Ave NW    phone (206) 789-0936
  • 5.00000/5 Stars.
(based on 1 review)