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17 Top Eats Around South Seattle

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Home to one of the most diverse zipcodes in the nation, Seattle's South End has a wealth of quality eats that are often overlooked in this town. Since the area is too rich to map in one fell swoop, we limited this list to the following boundaries: from I-90 to Renton (north/south), and from Beacon Hill to Lake Washington (west/east). Eater ventured south and also asked for your favorites to come up with the following recommendations, spanning pizza, Indian, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, Kenyan, and more.

Got another favorite? Shout it out in the comments below so we can consider it for our next iteration.

P.S.: As we went at this, we ached to build a Georgetown map (not in range here), so stay tuned for that later this month.

-With contributions from Jay Friedman and Julia Wayne

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Bananas Grill

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Bar Del Corso

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Big Chickie

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Both Ways Cafe

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Columbia City Bakery

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Emerald City Fish and Chips

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Hoang Lan

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At the south end of the Vietnamese “strip” along MLK at the Othello Station light-rail stop, this humble hole-in-the-wall has a small number of tables waiting, a television typically blaring, and an owner likely whistling or singing. The sign outside says Bun Bo Hue, which is easily mistaken as the name of the restaurant, as it’s the signature dish and the one to get, inclusive of its gelatinous pork knuckle and earthy pork blood cakes. [Photo Credit: Jay Friedman]

Jackson's Catfish Corner

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La Medusa

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Mawadda Cafe

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Nate's Wings & Waffles

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Pho Bac

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Redwing Cafe

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Safari Restaurant

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The Stone House Cafe

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Travelers Thali House

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Bananas Grill

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Bar Del Corso

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Big Chickie

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Both Ways Cafe

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Columbia City Bakery

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Emerald City Fish and Chips

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Hoang Lan

At the south end of the Vietnamese “strip” along MLK at the Othello Station light-rail stop, this humble hole-in-the-wall has a small number of tables waiting, a television typically blaring, and an owner likely whistling or singing. The sign outside says Bun Bo Hue, which is easily mistaken as the name of the restaurant, as it’s the signature dish and the one to get, inclusive of its gelatinous pork knuckle and earthy pork blood cakes. [Photo Credit: Jay Friedman]

Jackson's Catfish Corner

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La Medusa

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Mawadda Cafe

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Nate's Wings & Waffles

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Pho Bac

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Redwing Cafe

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