The very best restaurants and bars in the Central District.
August 31, 2022
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April 2, 2018
For great donuts in the Central District, head to Raised Doughnuts. And don't leave without taking a few mochi sugar donuts for the road.
August 31, 2023
Jerk Shack Kitchen in the Central District is a more casual version of the Belltown Caribbean staple, and it's even better than the original location.
June 16, 2023
Carmelo's Central District location serves delicious taqueria items along with a weekend-only breakfast burrito that's one of Seattle's best.
May 24, 2023
Simply Soulful is a soul food restaurant in the Central District that serves timeless dishes like gumbo, catfish, and, mac and cheese.
April 27, 2023
East African Imports is an Ethiopian grocery store and restaurant in the Central District.
Café Selam is a casual Ethiopian spot in the Central District.
Agelgil is an Ethiopian restaurant in the Central District that you should prioritize for their meat dishes.
Zagol is an Ethiopian restaurant in the Central District that you should visit for their excellent lentils and traditional coffee ceremony.
Alexandra's Macarons in the Central District is a French bakery by day and a pizzeria called "Pizza Queens" by night. (on Thursdays and Fridays.)
April 15, 2022
Shewa-Ber is an Ethiopian restaurant in the Central District that we particularly love for their tender beef tibs and lentils.
February 11, 2022
Reckless Noodle House is an excellent Vietnamese spot in the Central District.
January 14, 2022
Ba Bar in the Central District is a great place to have a big night out whilst eating Vietnamese food.
Wood Shop in the Central District serves great barbecue and even better sides.
Ezell’s is a Seattle fried chicken chain, and the original location is in the Central District.
L’Oursin is a French restaurant in the Central District that serves natural wine and a great burger that you can only get at the bar on Mondays.
Temple Pastries, an outstanding bakery in the Central District, serves beautiful pastries that taste just as great as they look.
December 20, 2021
Boon Boona is a coffee shop in the Central District that sources their beans exclusively from Africa and roasts them in-house.
December 13, 2021
Jackson's Catfish Corner is the newest location of a Central District classic that serves fried seafood and Southern sides.
December 6, 2021
Communion is an excellent restaurant in the Central District featuring soul food staples influenced by Ethiopian, Vietnamese, and PNW cuisine.
January 14, 2021
Seattle Fish Guys is a seafood market in the Central District that also serves excellent Hawaiian poke.
October 14, 2020
King’s Deli is a convenience store in the Central District that serves fried chicken, jojos, and excellent soft serve ice cream.
August 18, 2020
This seafood spot in the Central District serves great fish and chips and catfish sandwiches.
July 24, 2020
Shodai Teriyaki is a Japanese spot in the Central District that works well for takeout.
May 13, 2019
Broadcast Coffee is a cafe in the Central District that serves coffee, beer, and wine.
April 30, 2019