Don’t compete with the reservation crowd. Go to one of these spots instead.
April 25, 2018
If you need to grab a table on short notice, try one of these spots.
July 8, 2019
Get into these 10 spots on the hill without a wait.
August 12, 2019
The Sushi Samurai is a completely vegan sushi restaurant in Queen Anne that you should prioritize for their faux prawn rolls.
November 16, 2023
Ballard Beer Box is a blacklit pizza operation in Ballard where you can eat excellent charred pies and crack open a beer from a big fridge.
November 9, 2023
When you require excellent Mexican food on little to no notice, join the club—and join us at Alebrijes Kitchen in Greenwood.
November 1, 2023
La Cabaña is a Greenwood restaurant that specializes in Central American cuisine. Head here for excellent Honduran, Salvadoran, Costa Rican, Nicaraguan, and Guatemalan dishes.
October 16, 2023
Balcon Express is a corner shop in Tacoma serving up excellent Mexican and Salvadoran dishes.
October 12, 2023
Get your Detroit-style pizza fix, and play some bocce while you're at it, at Tacoma Pie.
Happy Asian Fast Food is a Tacoma counter-service joint serving fragrant and flavorful Cambodian dishes.
Tho Tuong BBQ in Tacoma makes some of the best barbecue crispy pork and duck around. And the most expensive things max out at $16.
Hattie's Hat is a diner that's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—but we like it best for singing our faces off at Thursday night karaoke.
September 26, 2023
Local Myth Pizza is casual pizza spot where you should eat a pepperoni calzone.
August 14, 2023
If you’re hungry on your drive into Chelan, Fonda Oaxaqueña is an excellent pit stop in East Wenatchee.
The wet burritos are best paired with a prickly pear margarita at Marcela’s Cocina Mexicana.
Choosing between homemade pasta and fantastically charred pizza at Cornelly is difficult, so just order both at this excellent Italian spot on Capitol Hill.
August 9, 2023
La Dive is a bar on Capitol Hill that serves natural wine, boozy slushies, champagne bongs, and Eastern European small plates.
June 26, 2023
While Bamboo Sushi doesn't serve the best raw fish in town, this U District spot works particularly well for gluten-free sushi—and happens to be one of the best dinner options in the neighborhood.
June 7, 2023
El Moose is a Mexican restaurant in Ballard that serves chilaquiles, café de olla, and other delicious brunch items, seven days a week.
May 5, 2023
The low-energy mood at Bar Solea is mostly thanks to its Downtown location, but if you're interested in a post-work pizza party in an upscale space, it couldn't be easier to scrape together last-minute.
May 2, 2023
Get your hands dirty at Crawfish House, a Viet-Cajun seafood spot in White Center.
April 22, 2023
Proletariat Pizza is a great choice for slices and pies before a night out in White Center.
April 20, 2023
Young's in White Center is a diner that has it all—they serve American breakfast classics alongside a full menu of Thai and Chinese dishes.
March 23, 2023
Fuji Sushi in the International District is a solid spot for Japanese and Korean food at the same time.
Located next to Yoroshiku in Wallingford, this exciting yakitori bar is where you should come for a big night out involving grilled skewers and yuzu margaritas. Just be prepared to wait.
February 6, 2023
Cornuto is a Neapolitan pizzeria in Greenwood that serves great pies—If it's nice out, sit on their back patio.
December 1, 2022
D’La Santa is a family-owned Mexican spot on Capitol Hill that’s easy to miss, but worth going out of your way for.
November 22, 2022
Delish is a terrific Ethiopian restaurant in Hillman City that’s open late on the weekends.
August 31, 2022