Dining

Eating In Seattle

Seattle has a really wonderful restaurant and culinary scene. There are restaurants and eateries at every price point and for every cuisine. The University District is mostly dominated by lower cost eateries, with Fine Dining establishments being more prevalent in the Fremont, Ballard, Capitol Hill and Downtown neighborhoods. The city is also small, so none of these neighborhoods is more than a 30 or 40 minute bus ride or 10 minute cab ride ($10 - $17) from the Hotel Deca and UW Campus. Also check out Yelp, Zomato, Seattle Times Reviews, Lost in Seattle (open-closing times) and find the nearest Top Pot Doughnuts.


Dining locations:
A. University Campus:
B. University District:
C. Capitol Hill:
D. Wallingford, Fremont, Ballard
E. Other Dining Resources


A. University Campus

Lunches and coffee will be served to registered attendees at the Summit venue in Mary Gates Hall. If you want to meet a companion for coffee or snacks on campus, here are the weekend offerings:

  • On campus weekend dining LOCATIONS
  • On campus dining HOURS (get your coffee!)
  • Interactive campus map - locate buildings and dining locations

B. University District

Yelp | Zomato

  • At Hotel Deca, you will find The District Lounge.
  • U District Restraunts on WikiTravel
  • Just beyond the University District, you will find a wonderful meal at Pair Restaurant, you could walk it from the hotel, though it would be a long walk, or take a quick cab.
  • Looking for noodles? Japanese? or Thai? For Japanese, definitely check out the Ramen Shop, Samurai Noodle with locations in the U District and Capitol Hill.
  • For Thai, the U District has Thai Tom, a hole in the wall shop with an open kitchen where watching the preparation of your food is a fun part of the experience.
  • If you are looking for Vegan/Vegetarian food, Chaco Canyon is among the best in town and is Certified Organic.
  • It's not the only one in the area though, about a mile to the West in Wallingford, you will find Sutra which is a level up on the price scale. 5 blocks north of Hotel Deca is Wayward Vegan Cafe, open 9am to 9pm everyday.

C. Capitol Hill

Yelp | Zomato The other neighborhood you are likely to spend a fair bit of time in (the Saturday evening party will be there) is Capitol Hill. Bars and restaurants line the streets, here are just a few that we recommend. Nice restaurants where you may want to consider a reservation and a meal will cost $30 to $50 a person depending on how much you drink:

  • Ba Bar - Vietnamese Street Food
  • La BĂȘte
  • Lark - Northwest Farm to Table
  • Momiji - Japanese with both Sushi and Hot dishes, and good cocktails
  • Poppy - Indian inspired Northwest Cuisine, excellent happy hour from 5 to 6:30pm and 9:30 to 11pm (sunday 9 to 10pm) .
  • Poquitos - Mexican

Cheap Eats on Capitol Hill:

  • Big Marios - Best New York style slice
  • Oddfellows - breakfast, salads, sandwiches, beers
  • Pike Street Fish Fry
  • Po Dog

D. Wallingford, Fremont, Ballard

Wallingford: Yelp | Zomato Fremont: Yelp | Zomato Ballard: Yelp | Zomato. These are the three neighborhoods (in that order) as you go west from the University District.

  • You might be interested in Joule on Stoneway and Tilth on 45th for Northwest farm to table cuisine.
  • In Fremont, consider Revel for wonderful Vietnamese inspired food with a local/sustainable aesthetic.
  • In Ballard there are almost too many to mention, but your destination is Old Ballard Ave and you could consider The Wallrus and the Carpenter for oysters, or Staple and Fancy for Italian. La Carta Oxaca for Oxacan. Grab a beer and play some Buck Hunter at Kings Hardware, and listen to some live music at the Tractor Tavern or the Sunset Tavern.

E. Other Dining Resources