15 must-visit restaurants in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood

Mar 10 2021, 10:24 pm

When wandering around Capitol Hill in Seattle, you may notice an abundance of restaurants.

While all of them are good, there are a few that stand out as the best.

Here are 15 must-visit restaurants in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood:

Ristorante Machiavelli

Being a Capitol Hill institution since 1988, Ristorante Machiavelli had to top our list. This spot serves wonderful Italian cuisine that’ll even have your tastebuds exclaiming, “Mamma Mia!”

Location: 1215 Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-621-7941
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Manao Thai Street Eats

Take your tongue to Thailand thanks to Manao Thai Street Eats. This cozy Thai eatery features an open kitchen, casual counter service, and a vast menu with ever-changing daily specials.

Location: 1222 E Pine St, Seattle
Phone: 206-556-2964
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Bok A Bok


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Bok A Bok is the perfect fusion of Eastern culinary experience and Western desire for fried everything. From slathered gravy biscuits, tots to salivate all, and much more, Bok A Bok is often more than just a chicken spot.

Location: 1427 10th Ave, Seattle
Phone: 206-669-5976
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Lil Woody’s 


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Known for being an awesome independent burger joint, Lil Woody’s often offers their own burgers as well as their own take on popular burgers. The Lil Woody’s chefs are often creating new recipes, each of which better than before.
Location: 1211 Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-457-4148
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Rather than typical Bangkok food, Soi in Capitol Hill focuses on Isan-style food, offering an exploration of the five different regions of Thailand.

Location: 1400 10th Ave, Seattle
Phone: 206-556-4853
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Palermo Pizza and Pasta


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Palermo Pizza and Pasta makes all of their doughs from scratch daily. Choose between thin-crust pizzas, a large variety of pasta, as well as salads, sandwiches, calzones, and desserts.

Location: 350 15th Avenue East, Seattle
Phone: 206-322-3875
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Saint John’s Bar and Eatery

No, you don’t have to be religious to visit Saint John’s. The New American dive features an outdoor patio, socially-distanced indoor open-air dining as well as takeout. P.S. If you like dinosaurs, eat here. Trust us.

Location: 719 E Pike St, Seattle Seattle
Phone: 206-245-1390
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Dingfelder’s Delicatessen

Dingfelder’s packs their sandwiches with insane amounts of meat and adds a perfect homestyle flair to all of their dishes. Their classic menu offers thirteen types of sandwiches, which all come with a side of coleslaw and pickles. There’s also a rotating soup of the day and open-faced bagel sandwiches.

Location: 1318 E Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-403-1365
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Meet Korean BBQ

When you walk into the premium KBBQ joint, you’ll first notice a large wood-fired grill topped with hefty marinated meats. The BBQ joint prides itself on serving only premium cuts of meat such as prime Angus, American wagyu beef, and kurobuta pork alongside seasonal custom sauces.

Location: 500 East Pike Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-695-2621

Capitol Cider


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Capitol Cider is not your average cidery. The top floor serves a dining area for gluten-free eats, while the basement is home to The Ballast Bar, known for its bookcase full of board gamesOf course, if you’re only there for the cider, they have an enormous selection of that as well.

Location: 818 East Pike Street
Phone: 206-397-3564
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Biang Biang Noodles


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If you’re looking for hand-pulled noodles, Biang Biang is the spot for you. The noodle chefs have mastered the art, with strands of dough that offer just the perfect amount of bite. All of their sauces complement the noodles perfectly — what more could you want?

Location: 601 E Pike St Unit 100, Seattle
Phone: 206-809-8999
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Fogón Cocina Mexicana

Not going to lie, our favorite thing at Fogón is the margaritas. You’re going to struggle to pick between their list as the spot serves up an ultimate margarita, Jimador margarita, tamarindo margarita, agave margarita, bartender’s margarita, skinny margarita, Jose’s Chile margarita, and a diablo margarita.

Location: 600 E Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-320-7777

Dacha Diner


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Get your Eastern European and Jewish cuisine fix in one place: Dacha Diner. Enjoy a breakfast of eggs and latkes, cold dishes, soups, and house bread. Or try some dumplings and regional specialties like brisket and golumpkis. Our tip: come early; all items are available until sold out.

Location: 1416 East Olive Way, Seattle
Phone: 206-708-6855
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Tacos Chukis


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Tacos Chukis was born as a result of a UW grad not knowing what to do with his life. After riding a bicycle 1,700 miles to his hometown of Tijuana, he was greeted by his family and one dish: tacos. Although we recommend all of their tacos, the taco chukis and taco adobada take the cake.

Location: 219 Broadway E, Seattle
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Taurus Ox


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The bold flavors of Laos are beautifully plated at Taurus Ox. The restaurant describes its dishes as bold, umami, spicy, herbaceous, and aromatic. You can’t go wrong picking any of their dishes which range from $6 to $14.

Location: 1523 E Madison Street, Suite 101, Seattle
Phone: 206-972-0075
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