Where to Eat Near the Space Needle


When you’re out and about exploring all that the Space Needle and Seattle Center have to offer, chances are your hunger will creep up on you. Check out one of these five popular restaurants within walking distance, so you can keep your “hanger” at bay, and quickly get back to sightseeing.

Collections Cafe

Chihuly Garden and Glass’s next-door neighbor is this charming little cafe, as whimsical and eclectic as the surrounding glass structures. This is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite while you’re exploring all that Seattle Center has to offer. Pro-tip: try the house made clam chowder. Picture above from Collections Cafe website. Collections Cafe: 305 Harrison St; 206-753-4935

Buckley’s on Queen Anne

A friendly, neighborhood pub, Buckley’s boasts a 140-inch television screen, sinful BBQ pork sandwich, and approachable happy hour. It’s the casual, no frills spot you’ll want to swing by to catch a game or throw back a few brews. Buckley’s on Queen Anne: 232 First Ave W; 206-691-0232

Broadfork Cafe

Eater has recognized Broadfork Cafe as one of Seattle’ essential vegan restaurants. Enjoy a BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwich, ginger tempeh tacos, or a miso salad bowl before hitting the Space Needle and nearby attractions. Wash it all down with a build-your-own smoothie. Broadfork Cafe - Uptown: 4757 12th Ave NE; 206-022-6966

The 5 Point Cafe

Open since 1929, The 5 Point Cafe is considered the oldest drinking establishment in Belltown and is widely respected as best dive bar in town, too. Stiff drinks, no-nonsense pub food, and reasonable prices make this historic spot a must-try. Did we mention it’s open 24 hours a day? End (or start!) your Belltown party here.The 5 Point Cafe: 415 Cedar St; 206-448-9991

Queen Anne Beerhall

Food, music, community: that’s what Queen Anne Beerhall is all about. Featuring 25 taps, a full bar, full kitchen and with seating for over 400 people, this spot is a sure-bet if you’re worried about long lines or making reservations. Grab a classic frankfurter from the open grill, and pair it with a hoppy PNW favorite, like their Palm IPA. Queen Anne Beerhall: 203 W Thomas St, 206-659-4043