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5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (28 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (21 reviews)
“hush puppies” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly little place with great food and atmosphere. Their house drinks are great! The bbq sauces are awesome, shame the don’t sell them....

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We were hunting for a place for dessert and coffee and red wine. Two restaurants that promised a late-night bar menu told us their kitchens had closed, but referred us to Bitterroot. We went into the little bar and the back, still open at 1.15...More

Thank 09876
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I recently stayed at the Hotel Ballard and the front desk recommend Bitterroot and for good reason, it was absolutely dynamite! The food, drinks and service was a total package and we loved it so much we came back after our show...More

Thank jjling79
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Yummy BBQ with all the southern sides you could hope for. Small bar in back. First place I've seen with flights of hand-crafted cocktails. Good way to try them all without getting hammered.

Thank KimBigBearLake_CA
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

If you like BBQ must visit! Pulled pork was delicious. My husband had a huge pork shank. Yum yum! Toddler friendly. Great drink selection!

Thank keen72762
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch, pulled chicken sandwich was great and their sauces are good. Restaurant was very cold inside, and seating is very tight so the place probably feels cramped when it is really busy.

Thank USR1
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We had a pleasant evening with friends, the place is very basic but staff are welcoming and friendly. We were not in the mood for meat and almost all went for mac and cheese: too much and too sticky to my taste. Meat would have...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for Sunday brunch. I decided to try the brisket meat plate. Priced at $17 in Seattle I wasn't expecting much. I was very surprised to get a nice serving of 3 large pieces of brisket with two good sides. I would like the...More

Thank Scubadivingtraveler
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This is officially the worst BBQ I've ever paid for. The baby back ribs were like the sole of a barn boot with BBQ sauce lathered on it. Very disappointed.

Thank B L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had a couple appetizers and drinks late at night and the kitchen stays open until 2:00 a.m. I believe. I love places in which the kitchen stays open this late! We had some smoked wings and the pickled deviled eggs were very unique and...More

Thank nemahavalleyhvac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-588-1577
In a great neighborhood for walking, shopping and terrific food.
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