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A low lit table at Olmstead shows off a plate of poutine, with Beecher’s cheese curds and mushroom gravy.
The poutine at Capitol Hill diner Olmstead has Beecher’s cheese curds and mushroom gravy
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Where to Get Some Decadent Poutine in the Seattle Area

With cheese curds, fries, and gravy, prepare to be full

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The poutine at Capitol Hill diner Olmstead has Beecher’s cheese curds and mushroom gravy
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Seattle’s poutine game may not be able to match Canada’s just yet, but the dish — fries topped with gravy and cheese curds— is still a welcome sight on menus around the city for those craving a comforting side dish. Though the plates may not hold up for long, it’s also still a decent grab and go option, if one is looking for a quick snack. Fortunately, plenty of local restaurants have clued into this and are repping our northern neighbors on their menus lately, and there are some fun twists out there on the classic Québécois snack, listed from north to south.

Though all the restaurants on the list offer takeout, a handful have resumed limited dine-in service as well. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the King County’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Beardslee Public House

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Bothell’s brewpub has a variety of well-crafted dishes to go along with an extensive selection of beer. Among the sides is poutine with brown veal gravy and Beecher’s cheese curds, a close relation to the various poutine’s that Bellevue sibling restaurant, John Howie Steak, was once well known for. A breakfast version also pops up on the weekend menu. Open for takeout and delivery.

Gainsbourg

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Since it’s closer to French than French Canadian, Gainsbourg serves the Quebec hors d’œuvre using Gruyère in place of cheese curds, and to great acclaim. It’s become one of the Greenwood restaurant’s more popular dishes, and it’s topped with a more vegetarian friendly mushroom gravy. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

The poutine at Gainsbourg is made with Gruyere.
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The Angry Beaver

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The hockey pub down the block from Gainsbourg slings Canadian classics like Montreal smoked meat, peameal bacon, and several flavors of Nanaimo bar. But it’s still probably most known for different varieties of poutine, including a pot roast version, all made with Beecher’s curds. Diners can even get a poutine flight of gravy. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

The outside of the Angry Beaver, with the bar’s sign prominently displayed out front
The Angry Beaver is a hockey-focused bar with poutine at the center of the food member.
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Olmstead

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This all-day diner on Capitol Hill has a variety of brunch dishes that lean on the heavy side. But if one has room, an order of the poutine, with Beecher’s cheese curds, green bell peppers, onions, and mushroom gravy, should hit the spot. Sibling bar Witness has a variation with pimento cheese, bacon bits, and chives. Both are open for takeout and limited dine-in.

This gastropub does a brisket poutine, as well as a pulled pork rendition, and sweet potato fries can be subbed in. The poutine order from the small plates menu is colossal, and as a nice touch, they stick it under the broiler to get that lovely caramelized edge on top. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

A bowl filled with cheesy poutine
Smith has a brisket and pulled pork poutine.
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Karaage Setsuna

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As its name implies, the item to prioritize is at this Belltown spot is the namesake karaage, available in three portion sizes. However, the poutine tucked as part of the appetizer list has received some acclaim as well, smothered in a tomato-curry gravy for a slight twist on a classic. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

The Swinery

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This butcher shop in West Seattle is known not just for cuts of meat, but made-to-order items as well, like sandwiches. As befitting the environment, there’s a poutine dish on the takeout menu that has smoked pork gravy and cheese curds.

The storefront of The Swinery, with a candy-striped awning.
The Swinery is a butcher shop in West Seattle known for made-to-order items.
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Rookies Bar and Grill

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With barbecue as a main focus, this Columbia City sports bar’s poutine certainly picks up that whole smokehouse influence. Along with the classic gravy ‘n’ cheese curds, it features brisket, chipotle aioli, and chives. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

A plate of poutine, with cheese, gravy, mayo, and brisket
The poutine at Rookie’s is topped with brisket.
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Beardslee Public House

Bothell’s brewpub has a variety of well-crafted dishes to go along with an extensive selection of beer. Among the sides is poutine with brown veal gravy and Beecher’s cheese curds, a close relation to the various poutine’s that Bellevue sibling restaurant, John Howie Steak, was once well known for. A breakfast version also pops up on the weekend menu. Open for takeout and delivery.

Gainsbourg

The poutine at Gainsbourg is made with Gruyere.
Jonathan Chong/Yelp

Since it’s closer to French than French Canadian, Gainsbourg serves the Quebec hors d’œuvre using Gruyère in place of cheese curds, and to great acclaim. It’s become one of the Greenwood restaurant’s more popular dishes, and it’s topped with a more vegetarian friendly mushroom gravy. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

The poutine at Gainsbourg is made with Gruyere.
Jonathan Chong/Yelp

The Angry Beaver

The outside of the Angry Beaver, with the bar’s sign prominently displayed out front
The Angry Beaver is a hockey-focused bar with poutine at the center of the food member.
Suzi Pratt

The hockey pub down the block from Gainsbourg slings Canadian classics like Montreal smoked meat, peameal bacon, and several flavors of Nanaimo bar. But it’s still probably most known for different varieties of poutine, including a pot roast version, all made with Beecher’s curds. Diners can even get a poutine flight of gravy. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

The outside of the Angry Beaver, with the bar’s sign prominently displayed out front
The Angry Beaver is a hockey-focused bar with poutine at the center of the food member.
Suzi Pratt

Olmstead

This all-day diner on Capitol Hill has a variety of brunch dishes that lean on the heavy side. But if one has room, an order of the poutine, with Beecher’s cheese curds, green bell peppers, onions, and mushroom gravy, should hit the spot. Sibling bar Witness has a variation with pimento cheese, bacon bits, and chives. Both are open for takeout and limited dine-in.

Smith

A bowl filled with cheesy poutine
Smith has a brisket and pulled pork poutine.
Smith/Facebook

This gastropub does a brisket poutine, as well as a pulled pork rendition, and sweet potato fries can be subbed in. The poutine order from the small plates menu is colossal, and as a nice touch, they stick it under the broiler to get that lovely caramelized edge on top. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

A bowl filled with cheesy poutine
Smith has a brisket and pulled pork poutine.
Smith/Facebook

Karaage Setsuna

As its name implies, the item to prioritize is at this Belltown spot is the namesake karaage, available in three portion sizes. However, the poutine tucked as part of the appetizer list has received some acclaim as well, smothered in a tomato-curry gravy for a slight twist on a classic. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

The Swinery

The storefront of The Swinery, with a candy-striped awning.
The Swinery is a butcher shop in West Seattle known for made-to-order items.
The Swinery/Facebook

This butcher shop in West Seattle is known not just for cuts of meat, but made-to-order items as well, like sandwiches. As befitting the environment, there’s a poutine dish on the takeout menu that has smoked pork gravy and cheese curds.

The storefront of The Swinery, with a candy-striped awning.
The Swinery is a butcher shop in West Seattle known for made-to-order items.
The Swinery/Facebook

Rookies Bar and Grill

A plate of poutine, with cheese, gravy, mayo, and brisket
The poutine at Rookie’s is topped with brisket.
Rookie’s/Facebook

With barbecue as a main focus, this Columbia City sports bar’s poutine certainly picks up that whole smokehouse influence. Along with the classic gravy ‘n’ cheese curds, it features brisket, chipotle aioli, and chives. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

A plate of poutine, with cheese, gravy, mayo, and brisket
The poutine at Rookie’s is topped with brisket.
Rookie’s/Facebook

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