Best Spots for Southern Cooking in Seattle
Brave Horse Tavern
310 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
One of Seattle chef and restauranteur’s newest ventures, Brave Horse Tavern, serves up Fried Chicken Dinners every Sunday night. Settle down to three pieces of chicken, brined and fried up juicy and golden brown. Plus, enjoy house made biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, and collard greens. Just like mama used to make. Wash it all down with one of the dozens of beer options, including local brews and those on tap. Located in the new South Lake Union development, the atmosphere is warm and rustic.
1101 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
If Creole style Southern is your thing, Executive Chef Jason McClure is probably cooking it up at Sazerac. With a spicy twist on their menu items, you’ll find traditional goodies like deviled eggs, grits, cornbread and gumbo. If your diet requires you to eat gluten-free, there’s a whole menu with delicacies just for you, and they don’t scrimp on anything. You have choices like grilled catfish, cider-chile glazed pork ribs, and grilled gluten free bread! The kids menu is generously filled with choices, too.
2726 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Established in 1985, Catfish Corner is fast gaining the recognition as being the best place in Seattle to experience the wonderful taste of catfish. A unique take on “fast food”, service is easy – paper plates and self seating. But the menu is extensive and definitely Southern. From hush puppies to cole slaw to peach pie, and everything in between, it might just be what your taste buds have been missing. Located in Seattle and Kent, Catfish Corner also makes their own brand of tarter sauce, bottled and ready to go.
1716 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
Featured on the Food Network, and named among Northwest’s Best Places and The Best Restaurants in America, Southern Kitchen makes everything from scratch. Using lots of locally acquired produce, breakfast lunch and dinner are served all day long. Fried chicken for breakfast? No problem. Biscuits and gravy for dinner? Done. You’ll find the South’s most favorite dishes like fried chicken, catfish, cornbread stuffing, fried okra, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler and hush puppies.
602 19th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
Sisters Laurel and Leslie Coaston, both born and raised in Seattle, opened Kingfish as a tribute to their family’s Southern roots. On the menu you’ll find foods that the sisters were raised on, from red beans and rice to gumbo and mac and cheese, it’s everything Southern and generations of authentic recipes served up with Southern hospitality.