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) #235 of 3,254 Restaurants in Seattle $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (19 reviews)
“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tried brisket and burritos, really good and filling. Great for lunch and reasonable priced. Good service

Thank Ellehoj
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Bitterroot is a small restaurant located in Ballard. My favorite place to sit is the bar in the back. I suggest a visit during happy hour. They have lower prices and a variety of food to chose from. I like the beer selection.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We wandered into the restaurant during Happy Hour (3-6 PM). Great selection of items with special pricing. The smoked pork was very moist and juicy. Both the nachos and pork slider were served with lots of meat. The food isn't fancy but it's good and...More

Thank Luke P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I had the smoked ribs, honeyed cornbread and a local microbrew. Great for a meal late at night with a casual modern diner feel.

Thank DaTW
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Just had lunch there, brisket with corn bread and fries. Since it was out first time we also sampled the smoked jalapeno hush puppies and pink deviled eggs, wife had Mac and cheese with pulled pork and peas. Brisket was ok, corn bread and fries...More

Thank craig f
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Giving a generous 4. I've been on business travel a lot to the midwest and South Carolina in the recent past, they have amazing BBQ (honestly made me like and appreciate BBQ food...granted not something you can eat often, true food coma stuff. Also, by...More

Thank Ready2Travl2
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I'm from the South, and I know good BBQ when I taste it. This reasonably-priced and well-appointed joint in Ballard is among the best I've eaten in anywhere. Well worth the wait.

Thank Heeldawg1962
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was expecting amazing, blown away, wowed results. For the price, location, atmosphere I expected a lot more in flavor. Everything I got was good. But I can get good BBQ elsewhere for cheaper. That's all. A good place to check out and decide for...More

Thank flipmixboi
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by while traveling through town with friends. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was good. I had the pulled pork sand which which I enjoyed. Pickled veggies were great. Others had the burgers and I didn't here that anyone was disappointed. Drinks...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was surprised to see this place be a BBQ joint, but I decided to give it a try nonetheless. I was very impressed with the quality of gluten free eats at a BBQ spot and it was all very delicious! I would recommend... well...More

Thank Lulu2828
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-588-1577
In a great neighborhood for walking, shopping and terrific food.
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