Where Greenside Seattle Goes to Eat: Best Restaurants Along Aurora Ave.

We love living and working in Northwest Seattle! There’s the tranquil green space of Licton Springs Park and the restorative vista of Green Lake and adjoining Woodland Park. And when it’s time for a different kind of restoration, there are plenty of great dining options all around our Seattle dispensary. So in the spirit of sharing our knowledge—and turning you on to some great food—here’s a guide to where to eat in Seattle along Aurora Avenue!

Where to Eat in Seattle Along Aurora Avenue

El Chupacabra

where to eat in Seattle El Chupacabra
Source: Yelp via Mamie L.

6711 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 706-4889

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Named for Central America’s fabled blood-sucking ravager of livestock, this fun-loving pseudo-Mexican joint delivers a punk spin on Mission-style grub. Soft or crunchy tacos overflow with tangy chicken tinga (“This one is red,” reads the menu, helpfully), grilled carne asada and more, including a spate of vegetarian and vegan options. The plentiful drinks list runs the gamut from high-test margaritas to non-alcoholic options. The music is loud, the attitude plentiful, the waitstaff cranky. We love it!

Beth’s Cafe

where to eat in Seattle Beth’s Cafe
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7311 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-5588

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If you ever needed a reminder why “no frills” can be a beautiful thing, this tiny 24-hour cafe serves up titanic portions of simple, hearty breakfast foods around the clock. Come VERY hungry: Omelettes are only served in 6- and 12-egg denominations, stuffed with irresistible fillings like 3-bean chili, thick-cut hardwood-smoked bacon, and smoked salmon. Should you survive until lunch, you’ll find chicken-fried steak and the ominous-sounding 1/2-pound Mondo Burger. Visit once and you’ll understand why Beth’s is an Aurora Avenue institution!

Hecho Cantina

where to eat in Seattle Hecho Cantina
Source: Yelp via Marie B.

7314 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 588-1919

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This hip, welcoming cantina weaves together the street foods of Mexico with the Northwest’s focus on local produce and straightforward American flavors. Yes, you’ll find quesadillas and tacos—we love the grilled cod with spicy crema!—but some offbeat choices, too. Fried serrano peppers sparkle with lime juice and sea salt, and white beans get good and smoky with ham hocks and bacon. The kicker? The killer list of mezcals and tequilas will take you months to sample your way through!


where to eat in Seattle Burgermaster
Source: Yelp via Chris B.

9820 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 522-2044

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No mystery about what makes this place great! Knocking classic-style burgers and assorted grilled sandwiches out of the park since 1952, Burgermaster serves up locally-raised, hormone-free and never-frozen beef to hungry fans all around the Seattle area. Little touches like handmade milkshakes and hot apple pie put this local favorite several notches above the fast-food competition.

JaK’s Alehouse

where to eat in Seattle JaK’s Alehouse
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7900 East Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 294-5753

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Pub grub gets a much-welcome upgrade at this long-running show right off the lake. Grilled steaks, fat burgers, and wings compete with more refined pastas and standout clam chowder and gumbo. Of course, the beer list is the major draw, and with some 20 taps, it’s a safe bet you’ll find something new, fresh and exciting to sip on.

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