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A closeup of kalbi beef short ribs at Joule.
Joule’s kalbi short ribs live up to the hype.
Bill Addison

15 Fantastic Restaurants to Check Out in Fremont

From wonderful Indian fare to magical soba, Korean short ribs, and more

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Joule’s kalbi short ribs live up to the hype.
| Bill Addison

Even during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fremont hasn’t lost its creative spirit. Whether it’s a soba destination, an Indian pop-up within a French restaurant, or an all-day diner with a disco hallway, the dining scene in this neighborhood continues to surprise and delight. Here are some of the most notable places to check out, listed from west to east. (For the purposes of this map, restaurants on Stone Way south of 40th Street are considered part of Fremont.)

All the places on the guide offer takeout, but a number of Seattle restaurants have resumed 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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Meesha at Pomerol

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127 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-0135
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Rising Seattle chef Preeti Agarwal turned a popular monthly pop-up into a full-fledged restaurant at the former Pomerol. Dishes include braised lamb shake, a delightfully smoky do pyaza, prawn fritters with curry leaves, and perfectly salty kulcha. Open for both takeout and delivery over a wide location range through DoorDash.

2. Local Tide

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401 N 36th St Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 420-4685
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What started as a pop-up in Pike Place Market three years ago is drawing long lines and plenty of buzz for its well-crafted seafood sandwiches. Dungeness crabs are cracked onsite, sourced from trusted local vendors, while the rockfish and pork variety topped with fresno chili on a baguette is a decadent treat. Open for takeout with online preorders.

3. Dreamland Bar & Diner

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3401 Evanston Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 402-4902
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From the owners of acclaimed drinks den Stampede Cocktail Club, comes this diner with a disco ball-packed hallway that serves all-day breakfast and a selection of solid drinks, including guava Moscow mules and vegan grasshopper slushies. Takeout and dine-in service are available, including patio seating.

4. Red Star Taco Bar

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513 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 258-3087
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This unassuming restaurant located across from the Lenin statue serves 16 kinds of tacos, all of which are superb, particularly the Buffalo chicken and the vegetarian Siracha honey tofu versions. Bonus: the margaritas are available for takeout, and come in party packs. The restaurant also offers limited dine-in service both indoors and on its patio.

5. Le Coin

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4201 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 708-7207
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This underrated bistro skews more toward French home cooking than haute cuisine, but all the dishes show refinement. There are multiple grilled meat and vegetable options, including a solid burger, but seafood is the real star, including a Wild Bay sockeye salmon dish (don’t forget about the apple fritters for dessert). Takeout and dine-in options are available.

6. Uneeda Burger

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4302 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2600
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The burger options at this glorified shack, a sibling to Feed Co. Burgers, are studies in decadence, although beef isn’t necessarily always the way to go. One favorite happens to be the lamb burger, with pickled peppers, manchego, cured lemon, and chermoula sauce. Takeout service goes through Chownow preorders and delivery is via DoorDash.

7. Fremont Bowl

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4258 Fremont Ave N Ste #4262
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 504-3095
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This fast-casual favorite specializes in donburi, including options such as tonkatsu, short ribs, and sukiyaki. But the main draw is the wallet-friendly chirashi-don, loaded with tuna, salmon, shrimp, flying fish roe, and other seafood that will delight the palate. Available for takeout with preorders through Chownow. There’s also a sibling outpost in Georgetown.

704 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 900-7186
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Co-owner Debra Russell, a Whale Wins alum, describes Eve’s menu as “elevated hippie food.” That means, for example, that the greens-and-grains bowl comes with the option to add marinated short rib, while brunch items, such as the satisfying French toast, only feel decadent. Available for both takeout through Toast preorders and limited dine-in services.

A closeup of French toast with berries and cream.
French toast with berries and cream
Eve [Official Photo]

9. The Masonry

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730 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 557-4907
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This big, bright space serves Fremont’s finest pizza, charred crisp in a wood-fired oven and topped in classic Neapolitan style. It’s also a haven for beer geeks, with two dozen wildly eclectic options on tap — and a menu with tasting notes to help patrons make sense of it all. Takeout and patio seating available.

10. Cafe Turko

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750 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 284-9954
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The long menu of wonderful Turkish specialties has made this brightly decorated cafe a Fremont institution. Rainbow hummus and pide are two of the more popular dishes, while the breakfasts are a satisfying way to get the day started off. Available for curbside pickup with call-in orders; delivery via DoorDash, Postmates, and Caviar.

A closeup of a rainbow hummus plate with various vegetables at Cafe Turko.
Rainbow hummus is a Cafe Turko specialty.
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11. Kamonegi

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1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-0185
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Star chef Mutsuko Soma’s wonderful handmade soba dishes have earned critical acclaim — and she’s just getting started. The options include seiro (cold with dipping sauce) and nanban (bathed in warm broth), and Soma has added some excellent sandos to the takeout menu recently. Sibling bar Hannyatou next door serves sake and has an outdoor patio.

Chopsticks pulling buckwheat soba from a plate of green vegetables.
Kamonegi’s soba is critically acclaimed.
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12. Old Salt at Manolin

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3621 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 294-3331
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Fremont’s acclaimed Manolin has shifted temporarily into a coffee and bagel pop-up, serving breakfast sandwiches with lox and other smoked fish sourced from local purveyors, as well as spreads such as kimchi cream cheese. It regularly sells out of its selections, available for takeout Thursday through Sunday, so diners will have to be quick on those Tock reservations.

13. Art of the Table

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3801 Stone Way N Suite A
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 282-0942
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Fremont’s upscale (but approachable) restaurant on Stone Way has made adjustments during the pandemic, including offering heat-at-home selections and pantry items. It also recently reopened for dine-in service, with a five-course tasting menu that includes Neah Bay halibut in mushroom-truffle butter and paprika sausage-stuffed quail.

14. Joule

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-5685
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At this popular dining destination from Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, everything on the menu, including fish, vegetables, and noodles, is prepared with flair — and the kalbi short ribs live up to the hype. The more casual sibling restaurant Revel specializes in excellent dumplings and other Korean street food.

A closeup of kalbi beef short ribs at Joule.
Kalbi beef short ribs
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15. The Whale Wins Larder and Cafe

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-9425
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Chef Renee Erickson’s former sit-down restaurant has transformed into a fast-casual counter service spot and grocer. Customers can find eggs, charcuterie, cheese, specialty beverages, meat, and fresh pasta, as well as a selection of heat-at-home meal kits and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) offerings. Delivery is available through GrubHub.

The interior of The Whale Wins, with a chef preparing a dish on a counter.
The Whale Wins is one of Renee Erickson’s signature restaurants.
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1. Meesha at Pomerol

127 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Rising Seattle chef Preeti Agarwal turned a popular monthly pop-up into a full-fledged restaurant at the former Pomerol. Dishes include braised lamb shake, a delightfully smoky do pyaza, prawn fritters with curry leaves, and perfectly salty kulcha. Open for both takeout and delivery over a wide location range through DoorDash.

127 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

2. Local Tide

401 N 36th St Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98103

What started as a pop-up in Pike Place Market three years ago is drawing long lines and plenty of buzz for its well-crafted seafood sandwiches. Dungeness crabs are cracked onsite, sourced from trusted local vendors, while the rockfish and pork variety topped with fresno chili on a baguette is a decadent treat. Open for takeout with online preorders.

401 N 36th St Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98103

3. Dreamland Bar & Diner

3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

From the owners of acclaimed drinks den Stampede Cocktail Club, comes this diner with a disco ball-packed hallway that serves all-day breakfast and a selection of solid drinks, including guava Moscow mules and vegan grasshopper slushies. Takeout and dine-in service are available, including patio seating.

3401 Evanston Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Red Star Taco Bar

513 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

This unassuming restaurant located across from the Lenin statue serves 16 kinds of tacos, all of which are superb, particularly the Buffalo chicken and the vegetarian Siracha honey tofu versions. Bonus: the margaritas are available for takeout, and come in party packs. The restaurant also offers limited dine-in service both indoors and on its patio.

513 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

5. Le Coin

4201 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

This underrated bistro skews more toward French home cooking than haute cuisine, but all the dishes show refinement. There are multiple grilled meat and vegetable options, including a solid burger, but seafood is the real star, including a Wild Bay sockeye salmon dish (don’t forget about the apple fritters for dessert). Takeout and dine-in options are available.

4201 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Uneeda Burger

4302 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The burger options at this glorified shack, a sibling to Feed Co. Burgers, are studies in decadence, although beef isn’t necessarily always the way to go. One favorite happens to be the lamb burger, with pickled peppers, manchego, cured lemon, and chermoula sauce. Takeout service goes through Chownow preorders and delivery is via DoorDash.

4302 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

7. Fremont Bowl

4258 Fremont Ave N Ste #4262, Seattle, WA 98103

This fast-casual favorite specializes in donburi, including options such as tonkatsu, short ribs, and sukiyaki. But the main draw is the wallet-friendly chirashi-don, loaded with tuna, salmon, shrimp, flying fish roe, and other seafood that will delight the palate. Available for takeout with preorders through Chownow. There’s also a sibling outpost in Georgetown.

4258 Fremont Ave N Ste #4262
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Eve

704 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
A closeup of French toast with berries and cream.
French toast with berries and cream
Eve [Official Photo]

Co-owner Debra Russell, a Whale Wins alum, describes Eve’s menu as “elevated hippie food.” That means, for example, that the greens-and-grains bowl comes with the option to add marinated short rib, while brunch items, such as the satisfying French toast, only feel decadent. Available for both takeout through Toast preorders and limited dine-in services.

704 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

9. The Masonry

730 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

This big, bright space serves Fremont’s finest pizza, charred crisp in a wood-fired oven and topped in classic Neapolitan style. It’s also a haven for beer geeks, with two dozen wildly eclectic options on tap — and a menu with tasting notes to help patrons make sense of it all. Takeout and patio seating available.

730 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

10. Cafe Turko

750 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
A closeup of a rainbow hummus plate with various vegetables at Cafe Turko.
Rainbow hummus is a Cafe Turko specialty.
Cafe Turko/Facebook

The long menu of wonderful Turkish specialties has made this brightly decorated cafe a Fremont institution. Rainbow hummus and pide are two of the more popular dishes, while the breakfasts are a satisfying way to get the day started off. Available for curbside pickup with call-in orders; delivery via DoorDash, Postmates, and Caviar.

750 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

11. Kamonegi

1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Chopsticks pulling buckwheat soba from a plate of green vegetables.
Kamonegi’s soba is critically acclaimed.
Kamonegi [Official Photo]

Star chef Mutsuko Soma’s wonderful handmade soba dishes have earned critical acclaim — and she’s just getting started. The options include seiro (cold with dipping sauce) and nanban (bathed in warm broth), and Soma has added some excellent sandos to the takeout menu recently. Sibling bar Hannyatou next door serves sake and has an outdoor patio.

1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103

12. Old Salt at Manolin

3621 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont’s acclaimed Manolin has shifted temporarily into a coffee and bagel pop-up, serving breakfast sandwiches with lox and other smoked fish sourced from local purveyors, as well as spreads such as kimchi cream cheese. It regularly sells out of its selections, available for takeout Thursday through Sunday, so diners will have to be quick on those Tock reservations.

3621 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

13. Art of the Table

3801 Stone Way N Suite A, Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont’s upscale (but approachable) restaurant on Stone Way has made adjustments during the pandemic, including offering heat-at-home selections and pantry items. It also recently reopened for dine-in service, with a five-course tasting menu that includes Neah Bay halibut in mushroom-truffle butter and paprika sausage-stuffed quail.

3801 Stone Way N Suite A
Seattle, WA 98103

14. Joule

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
A closeup of kalbi beef short ribs at Joule.
Kalbi beef short ribs
Bill Addison

At this popular dining destination from Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, everything on the menu, including fish, vegetables, and noodles, is prepared with flair — and the kalbi short ribs live up to the hype. The more casual sibling restaurant Revel specializes in excellent dumplings and other Korean street food.

3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

15. The Whale Wins Larder and Cafe

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
The interior of The Whale Wins, with a chef preparing a dish on a counter.
The Whale Wins is one of Renee Erickson’s signature restaurants.
Bill Addison/Eater

Chef Renee Erickson’s former sit-down restaurant has transformed into a fast-casual counter service spot and grocer. Customers can find eggs, charcuterie, cheese, specialty beverages, meat, and fresh pasta, as well as a selection of heat-at-home meal kits and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) offerings. Delivery is available through GrubHub.

3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

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