As the mercury bursted into the triple digits this week, a large portion of the Seattle dining scene decided to either pause service or reduce hours out of safety concerns. On Monday, June 28, the heat crisis continued, with yet another record-setting day tempeture-wise across the region. As such, many restaurants, bars, and cafes decided to stay closed (or shut down temporarily if they weren’t already). With many ill-equipped with cooling units, serving food in oppressive conditions just wasn’t an option, and even those with A/C decided to play it on the safe side.
Below is a running list of restaurants that are fully closed on June 28 (not including those that typically don’t have service Monday), which will be updated if the closures continue throughout the week. If you spot any that should be added, send us a tip.
Ballard Pizza Company
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Carmelo’s Tacos — Hillcrest Market
Cupcake Royale — Downtown location; all others closed at 2 p.m.
Dick’s — Broadway location
How to Cook a Wolf
Lil Woody’s — all locations
Marination — all locations
Meet the Moon
Molly Moon’s — all locations, except the flagship in Bellevue
Oddfellows Cafe and Bar
Pagliacci Pizza — all locations
Pablo y Pablo
Purple — both locations
Rachel’s Ginger Beer — all, except the U Village location
Trophy Cupcakes — Wallingford and Queen Anne
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Whale Wins