Here’s our constructive criticism of soft serve ice cream in Seattle - the portions are a little small for what you pay. However, that couldn’t be farther from the truth at King’s Deli, a corner convenience store in the Central District that serves ice cream among trays of fried chicken and jojos. For only $2, you get a massive cone of delicious, drippy vanilla or chocolate (we prefer the vanilla here). On a hot day when you need to cool off, scrape together a few pocket quarters and go to King’s for some sweet, momentary bliss.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Central DistrictSee more
The Fish Box
This Black-owned spot in the Central District serves great fish and chips and catfish sandwiches.
Seattle Fish Guys
Seattle Fish Guys is a seafood market in the Central District that also serves excellent Hawaiian poke.
Fat's Chicken & Waffles
Fat’s is a casual neighborhood spot with great chicken and waffles in the Central District.
More American spotsSee more
Bottlehouse is a wine bar inside a retrofitted home, and it’s a great place to get some cheese and pretend to be classy in Madrona.
Little Lago is a grocery market and bakery in Portage Bay that serves pizza and sandwiches.
Suggested by our writers
Reckless Noodle House
Reckless Noodle House is an excellent Vietnamese spot in the Central District.
Pick-Quick Drive In
Hit up Pick Quick Drive In in SoDo for a classic drive-in experience with solid burgers, fries, and soft serve ice cream.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more