Best American Restaurants in South of Seattle

Mama Stortini's - Kent StationMama Stortini's - Kent Station
(327)
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American | Kent, South of Seattle
Stanford's - SouthcenterStanford's - Southcenter
(438)
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American | Tukwila, South of Seattle
The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
(233)
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
Over The Moon CafeOver The Moon Cafe
(1219)
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American | Tacoma, Tacoma
TilthTilth
(2496)
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Brix 25 RestaurantBrix 25 Restaurant
(935)
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American | Gig Harbor, Tacoma
Brunswick & HuntBrunswick & Hunt
(412)
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American | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
The London PlaneThe London Plane
(309)
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American | Pioneer Square, Seattle
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - BellevueMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Bellevue
(306)
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American | Bellevue, Eastside
The Davenport Signature BuffetThe Davenport Signature Buffet
(499)
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American | Spokane, Spokane
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(296)
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Best Italian Restaurants in South of Seattle

Frankie's B Town BistroFrankie's B Town Bistro
(85)
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Italian | Burien, South of Seattle
Paolo's Italian RestaurantPaolo's Italian Restaurant
(483)
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Italian | Kent, South of Seattle
Grazie Ristorante - SouthcenterGrazie Ristorante - Southcenter
(1042)
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Italian | Tukwila, South of Seattle
Verrazanos Italian RestaurantVerrazanos Italian Restaurant
(96)
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Italian | Redondo Beach, South of Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
(2240)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Montalcino Ristorante ItalianoMontalcino Ristorante Italiano
(1340)
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Italian | Issaquah, Eastside
AlturaAltura
(1301)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
(3631)
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
(2710)
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Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
(1654)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Italia TrattoriaItalia Trattoria
(580)
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Italian | Spokane, Spokane
Gianfranco Ristorante ItalianoGianfranco Ristorante Italiano
(418)
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Italian | Snoqualmie, Eastside
SerafinaSerafina
(1479)
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Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
CantinettaCantinetta
(546)
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Italian | Wallingford, Seattle
Mondello Ristorante ItalianoMondello Ristorante Italiano
(221)
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Italian | Magnolia, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
(816)
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
(195)
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Italian | Madison Valley, Seattle
Cafe LagoCafe Lago
(360)
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Italian | U Village / U District, Seattle

Popular restaurants in Seattle

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Bateau
(373)
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Contemporary French / American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
Lark
(372)
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
Osteria La Spiga
(324)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Seattle

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are trending on our hard-to-get reservation list.
The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
233
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
wa'zwa'z
58
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Japanese | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
AlturaAltura
1301
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
302
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle
Melrose GrillMelrose Grill
1724
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Steakhouse | Renton, Seattle
The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
6300
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle
Opus Co.Opus Co.
125
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Contemporary American | Greenwood, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2240
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3631
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Eden HillEden Hill
404
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Contemporary American | Queen Anne, Seattle

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Seattle

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
LoulayLoulay
2094
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
706
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
WestwardWestward
703
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Northwest | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2240
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
San FermoSan Fermo
387
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4138
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Tallulah'sTallulah's
464
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
816
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3872
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
959
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Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3631
$$$$
Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
PoppyPoppy
2298
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Northwest | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
LarkLark
747
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1729
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French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Terra PlataTerra Plata
1664
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Farm-to-table | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
327
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
JouleJoule
531
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
VendemmiaVendemmia
451
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Italian | Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Seattle
Le MesseLe Messe
145
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Contemporary Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2405
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
SpinasseSpinasse
2240
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
327
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2405
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
959
$$$$
Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1729
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French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
JouleJoule
531
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
Omega OuzeriOmega Ouzeri
289
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Greek | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
706
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Chavez - Capitol HillChavez - Capitol Hill
346
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Mexican | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
GirinGirin
320
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Contemporary Korean | Pioneer Square, Seattle
LionheadLionhead
226
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
PintxoPintxo
468
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Spanish | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Harvest BeatHarvest Beat
457
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Wallingford, Seattle
Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown SeattleNoi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle
223
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Thai | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
MōkSHA BellevueMōkSHA Bellevue
199
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Indian | Bellevue, Eastside

Seattle's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4138
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3872
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Lola SeattleLola Seattle
3042
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle
ShuckersShuckers
1656
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
TilthTilth
2496
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
4185
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle
The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2317
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
3324
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
2710
$$$$
Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
917
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Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Treat your taste buds: Explore South of Seattle restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in South of Seattle

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Central Bar + RestaurantCentral Bar + Restaurant
133 reviews
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Northwest | Bellevue, Eastside

Food selection was quite large...bar food plus dinner entrees. We were a group of 5, and all the food was great. Huge screen fo those who want to watch sports More

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Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
195 reviews
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Italian | Madison Valley, Seattle

We went during Restaurant Week. Our salad and artichoke appetizers were terrific. The second course of paperadelle Bolognese was good, but we thought would have been better a little saucier and a little more flavor. We are looking forward to going back and trying their pizza. We loved the atmosphere and service was great. More

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Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake UnionWild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union
27 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

Great lunch - Liked seeing some new items on the menu. And really appreciate reservations. More

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Bake's PlaceBake's Place
589 reviews
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Northwest | Bellevue, Eastside

The entertainment was great, and it's always a lot of fun. Food is okay and a bit overpriced. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
296 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

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The seating lady was very nice. We had a good laugh with her. Food was soooo tasty. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

South of Seattle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
May Kitchen + Bar1. May Kitchen + Bar
1022 reviews
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Thai | Vashon, South of Seattle

Best authentic food and wonderful service. Wish us islanders could keep it a secret but happy to share this wonderful venue! More

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Mizu Steakhouse - Covington2. Mizu Steakhouse - Covington
14 reviews
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Japanese | Kent, South of Seattle

We had a nice experience, the staff was very helpful and very attentive. The food was good, the only reason I markdown a star is because it bothered me a little bit that they use the same spatula on the chicken and the steak the shrimp and the vegetables… From a health perspective it was probably fine since everything got cooked, but it just seems like there should be a separate spatula for the chicken and the vegetables and shrimp since the cook time is less. I could be completely wrong and that’s OK, but the place was excellent and I would return More

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Frankie's B Town Bistro3. Frankie's B Town Bistro
85 reviews
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Italian | Burien, South of Seattle

We had a great time and will certainly be back again. Especially appreciated the accommodations with my special diet. Service was exceptional. More

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Paolo's Italian Restaurant4. Paolo's Italian Restaurant
483 reviews
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Italian | Kent, South of Seattle

Been going there for years, and always worth it. Many of the staff are long timers also. Very friendly folks. More

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Verrazanos Italian Restaurant5. Verrazanos Italian Restaurant
96 reviews
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Italian | Redondo Beach, South of Seattle

Great atmosphere. Great service. Genuinely incredibly delicious food. Has become a favorite. More

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Discover South of Seattle

Whether you're headed into or out of the city, there are many wonderful reasons to linger south of Seattle. The dining options here are more laid-back but with the same quality you'd expect in the big city. Classic American seafood is still in high demand, but the area also supports less common cuisines, like Caribbean and Thai. Get a real feel for the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced, award-winning chowders, or get a taste of something else entirely with island-inspired dishes like jerk chicken. Pan-Asian fare abounds. You'll have your choice of everything from traditional miso soup to Thai swimming rama.