We’ll admit that we were skeptical of a restaurant named after the aggravating toll highway that makes us bang our heads on the dashboard during rush hour. But 520 Bar & Grill is an ideal place to heal traffic-related stress with burgers, tacos, surprisingly great entree salads (get the Southwestern), and fish and chips. Their back patio is perfect for a lunch with the parents, and they make a mean breakfast burrito for weekend brunch.
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Bellevue’s cooler than you think. Here are some excellent restaurants and bars to confirm that.
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Broiler Bay Burgers
Broiler Bay is our go-to no-frills burger joint in Bellevue. Get your’s with onion rings and a milkshake.
Resonate Brewery & Pizzeria
Resonate is a brewery in Bellevue with Roman-style pizzas and great beers on tap.
Jujubeet is an all day vegan cafe in Bellevue with great smoothies, juices, and salads.
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2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
Portage Bay Cafe
When you have to please a big group for brunch, Portage Bay has your back. There are a few around town, but we like South Lake Union best.
Hitchcock Deli is a sandwich shop on Bainbridge Island that serves meats cured in-house.
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Tavern Hall is a great happy hour spot in Bellevue with hand shuffleboard and really good nachos.
Mercato Stellina Pizzeria
Mercato Stellina Pizzeria is the fancy pizza spot in Bellevue where you should have your next Eastside date.
There are a lot of Mexican spots in Bellevue, but Señor Taco is the best. Don’t leave without getting the fish tacos.
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