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St. Louis-style ribs from Tilth with a side of barbecue sauce
St. Louis-style ribs from Tilth
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Where to Order Great Memorial Day Meals for Takeout In Seattle

From smoked ribs to Hawaiian feasts to fluffy fry breads, and more

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St. Louis-style ribs from Tilth
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Like most holidays lately, Memorial Day weekend will be more muted than usual during Washington’s stay-at-home order. But even if large backyard barbecues are out, there are still many ways to mark the official beginning of summer with celebratory feasts. Here are some of the restaurants that should be open all weekend for takeout (or at least preorders), offering smoked brisket, ribs, tacos, burgers, and refreshing cocktails worthy of the long weekend. Since services shift often now, call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open. If you see any changes, or if there’s a place you’d like to see on the list, send us a tip.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sunny Hill

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3127 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 659-0355
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Sunset Hill’s new pizzeria is turning to a meaty takeout menu for Memorial Day. There’s a picnic-sized meal kit that includes ribs, mac salad, and fire-roasted fingerling potatoes, as well as smash burgers, waffle fries, and Detroit-style pies. Among the cocktails to-go: summery coolers and something called a Kentucky Lawn Chair with mint, bourbon, and lemonade.

2. The Shambles

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7777 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 659-0074
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For all one’s Memorial Day grilling needs, this restaurant/butcher shop/bar hybrid in Maple Leaf has shifted heavily to retail with its high-quality, locally-sourced meat selections, such as Snake River Farms bavette, available as part of butcher boxes. There are also now plenty of gin and rye cocktails to-go.

3. Bitterroot BBQ

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5239 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 588-1577
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Ballard’s barbecue specialist serves outstanding sandwiches, such as the pepperoncini-braised beef, as well as big platters of meat, from pork belly to ribs to smoked chicken. There’s beer, wine, and cocktail kits (such as creamed old fashioneds) to-go as well. Available for takeout and delivery through Chownow.

4. Tilth

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1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-0801
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Chef Maria Hines’s longtime Wallingford favorite is serving a barbecue heat-at-home meal this weekend for curbside pickup, with a choice of applewood smoked brisket or St. Louis-style smoked ribs, sides such as potato salad, pasta salad, and vegetable skewers, and salted caramel budino for dessert. There’s also a Maker’s Mark old fashioned kit available as an add-on.

5. Off The Rez Cafe

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4300 15th Avenue Northeast Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Seattle, WA 98105

The U District spinoff of the popular Native American food truck has recently reopened for contactless delivery and pickup orders. On the menu: those beloved fluffy fry breads, served either solo or with a variety of savory and sweet toppings, along with wild rice bowls with toppings such as braised bison.

6. The Whale Wins

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-9425
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Chef Renee Erickson’s Northlake mainstay is offering up ready-to-grill meal kits packaged in a tote bag for curbside pickup. Items include harissa and yogurt-marinated chicken with chermoula, asparagus, green garlic potato salad, and dinner rolls. There are also cocktails for two, including Moscow mules, palomas, and limonatas.

7. Surrell

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2319 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

The restaurant based on the acclaimed pop-up usually focuses on Pacific Northwest fare, but is introducing a mashup with some Southern smoked meat dishes for its Memorial Day weekend takeout menu (available for preorder and pickup). Items include baby back ribs, brisket, and chicken wings.

8. Lark Restaurant

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952 E Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5275
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Capitol Hill’s upscale farm-to-table restaurant has adjusted to takeout in recent weeks, and is now offering a “grill box” for preorder and pickup, which includes lemon herb marinated chicken, New York steak, marble potato salad, and spring onion chimichurri. Plus, there’s some frozen wagyu beef and sausages from Oregon’s Nicky USA for those who want to stock up the freezer.

9. Marination Ma Kai

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1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 328-8226
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The Alki flagship of Marination’s mini fast casual empire has reopened, with a limited menu of backyard barbecue-friendly meals to-go, such as the “luau pack” (with kalua pork and Hawaiian rolls), build-your-own tacos, and sliders (pork or Spam). To drink: lychee margaritas, froses, jalapeno fizzes, and sangria for up to four.

10. Drunky Two Shoes BBQ

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9655 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 829-9540
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Some may bristle at the garish decor at this mini Seattle chain, but the meat selection is no joke. Best bets include the rib tips, smoked bone marrow, and the barbecue parfait: a jar of meat and sides. Available for takeout with curbside pickup; larger orders can be delivered.

1. Sunny Hill

3127 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Sunset Hill’s new pizzeria is turning to a meaty takeout menu for Memorial Day. There’s a picnic-sized meal kit that includes ribs, mac salad, and fire-roasted fingerling potatoes, as well as smash burgers, waffle fries, and Detroit-style pies. Among the cocktails to-go: summery coolers and something called a Kentucky Lawn Chair with mint, bourbon, and lemonade.

3127 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA 98117

2. The Shambles

7777 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

For all one’s Memorial Day grilling needs, this restaurant/butcher shop/bar hybrid in Maple Leaf has shifted heavily to retail with its high-quality, locally-sourced meat selections, such as Snake River Farms bavette, available as part of butcher boxes. There are also now plenty of gin and rye cocktails to-go.

7777 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

3. Bitterroot BBQ

5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Ballard’s barbecue specialist serves outstanding sandwiches, such as the pepperoncini-braised beef, as well as big platters of meat, from pork belly to ribs to smoked chicken. There’s beer, wine, and cocktail kits (such as creamed old fashioneds) to-go as well. Available for takeout and delivery through Chownow.

5239 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

4. Tilth

1411 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Chef Maria Hines’s longtime Wallingford favorite is serving a barbecue heat-at-home meal this weekend for curbside pickup, with a choice of applewood smoked brisket or St. Louis-style smoked ribs, sides such as potato salad, pasta salad, and vegetable skewers, and salted caramel budino for dessert. There’s also a Maker’s Mark old fashioned kit available as an add-on.

1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

5. Off The Rez Cafe

4300 15th Avenue Northeast Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA 98105

The U District spinoff of the popular Native American food truck has recently reopened for contactless delivery and pickup orders. On the menu: those beloved fluffy fry breads, served either solo or with a variety of savory and sweet toppings, along with wild rice bowls with toppings such as braised bison.

4300 15th Avenue Northeast Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Seattle, WA 98105

6. The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Chef Renee Erickson’s Northlake mainstay is offering up ready-to-grill meal kits packaged in a tote bag for curbside pickup. Items include harissa and yogurt-marinated chicken with chermoula, asparagus, green garlic potato salad, and dinner rolls. There are also cocktails for two, including Moscow mules, palomas, and limonatas.

3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

7. Surrell

2319 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

The restaurant based on the acclaimed pop-up usually focuses on Pacific Northwest fare, but is introducing a mashup with some Southern smoked meat dishes for its Memorial Day weekend takeout menu (available for preorder and pickup). Items include baby back ribs, brisket, and chicken wings.

2319 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

8. Lark Restaurant

952 E Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Hill’s upscale farm-to-table restaurant has adjusted to takeout in recent weeks, and is now offering a “grill box” for preorder and pickup, which includes lemon herb marinated chicken, New York steak, marble potato salad, and spring onion chimichurri. Plus, there’s some frozen wagyu beef and sausages from Oregon’s Nicky USA for those who want to stock up the freezer.

952 E Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Marination Ma Kai

1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

The Alki flagship of Marination’s mini fast casual empire has reopened, with a limited menu of backyard barbecue-friendly meals to-go, such as the “luau pack” (with kalua pork and Hawaiian rolls), build-your-own tacos, and sliders (pork or Spam). To drink: lychee margaritas, froses, jalapeno fizzes, and sangria for up to four.

1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

10. Drunky Two Shoes BBQ

9655 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Some may bristle at the garish decor at this mini Seattle chain, but the meat selection is no joke. Best bets include the rib tips, smoked bone marrow, and the barbecue parfait: a jar of meat and sides. Available for takeout with curbside pickup; larger orders can be delivered.

9655 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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