If you had to choose between your significant other and a grass-fed burger with a basket of queso fries from Lil’ Woody’s, let’s just say you would need to blast some really, really sad music and start packing your things. Lil’ Woody’s is perfect for a quick lunch or to refuel before a Friday night out - only at the Ballard location, you can’t stumble in at 2 a.m for more (since they close at 11). The menu has a solid lineup of classics, plus more creative choices in case you want housemade pickled figs on your burger. You can get a side of milkshake for your handcut fries (they call it “crack” on the streets), and no burger here is a wrong choice.
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San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a first date in Ballard.
Hotel Albatross in Ballard is the ultimate birthday spot - the kind of place that serves drinks out of fruit. The Mexican-Asian fusion is good too.
The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
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Lot No. 3
Lot No. 3 is a fun gastropub in Bellevue with whiskey cocktails and classy bar snacks.
Westward is a place that will make you excited to live in Seattle. (Or consider buying property here ASAP.)
Bramling Cross is an excellent gastropub in Ballard where you could take your parents or a date.
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Bateau in Capitol Hill is the most unique steakhouse in Seattle - if not the entire West Coast.
Wallyburger is a Wild West-themed burger spot in Wallingford that isn’t worth your time or money unless you like grease and congealed cheese.
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