Lynnwood is many things. To many people.
Pristine natural escape just miles north of the Seattle cityscape. Cozy home to amazing outdoor adventures. Favorite destination for high-end shopping experiences. Central hub for your very own vacation at the pace of your choosing.
In recent years, Lynnwood has also emerged as something else.
A top destination for serious foodies.
In and around Lynnwood today, a wide range of restaurants, cuisines, and dining concepts continue to blossom and attract eyes and appetites from not only Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest, but all around the United States.
Explore some of Lynnwood’s current foodie favorites!
3411 184th Street Southwest, Suite 160
Open daily from 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
This cozy Korean-Mexican fusion spot keeps earning rave reviews. And not just from the Lynnwood regulars. The Seattle-area food writers at top foodie site Eater gush over the Flaming Boar and Soba Loco here. From tasty bowls to crispy tacos to “Asian burritos” like the Kraken (seafood burrito), you’ll find a wealth of options—and reasons to come back and dig in at CHOPS again. Like a lot of top spots in Lynnwood, CHOPS is located in the sprawling yet charming Alderwood Mall (often referred to simply as Alderwood).
3000 184th Street Southwest, Suite 922
Open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m; Friday from 11:30 a.m.–midnight; Saturday from 11 a.m.–midnight; Sunday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Baekjeong is the Korean word for “butcher”—and this mouthwatering Korean Barbeque (aka KBBQ) spot at Alderwood Mall certainly lives up to its name. While it’s a chain restaurant with other locations throughout Southern California and New York, the quality and variety of food at Baekjeong remains top-notch. In fact, leading food critics, influencers, and foodies across the U.S. regularly cite Baekjeong KBBQ as today’s “gold standard” in Korean barbeque. Beyond Korean BBQ favorites like boneless short rib and pork belly, Baekjeong also offers a la carte lunch and dinner options.
19720 44th Avenue, Suite K
Open daily from 1 p.m.–10 p.m.
Looking for the best in bubble (aka boba) tea in all of Lynnwood? Then Café Kleo is your place. But you’d really be remiss if you don’t also indulge in the house specialty, bubble waffles. Each delicious waffle is made in-house, from scratch, direct to order. While bubble waffles are traditionally served plain, Café Kleo blends them with ice cream, fruit, and other tasty treats to deliver a unique, unforgettable, and utterly delicious dessert. Café Kleo is located in the vibrant heart of Lynnwood, with plenty of parking available nearby.
18602 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Suite 1110
Open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (lunch) and 4:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. (dinner); Friday from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (lunch) and 4:30 p.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
From its vibrant home in the Village at Alderwood, the Brazilian-born Fogo de Chão celebrates the rich heritage of the churrasco. The first U.S. location debuted in the Dallas area in 1997, and this sparkling new spot features an open-air, center-room grill where guests can watch gaucho chefs demonstrate the culinary art of churrasco over an open flame. There’s also an outdoor dining patio, a lively indoor bar with soaring wine displays, and even dry meat lockers for in-house aging. The main dining room is anchored by a white Carrara Market Table and a stunning bas-relief interpretation of Antônio Carigni’s Estátua do Laçador statue—the embodiment of the gaucho (Spanish for “horseman” or “cowboy”) culture.
3000 184th Street Southwest, Suite 950
Open daily from 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
How about a vegan-friendly sushi restaurant? Or just a fantastic overall sushi spot to sink your teeth into? BittyFish Sushi has it all. Created and managed by “every day” sushi lovers, BittyFish prides itself on its creative and mouth-watering “small plates” (or “bitty bites”) approach to sushi and Japanese cuisine. In addition to sushi stables, BittyFish also serves up fun and affordable offerings like spicy poke tuna tacos, crispy sushi rice, and nearly 30 different sushi rolls.
Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen
18530 33rd Avenue West, Suite B
Open daily from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Described as “a place where flavor and family come together,” Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen serves up regional and street food favorites, complimented by personal chef favorites from Southern and Central Bangkok. The delicious, diverse menu features “soul-driven food with a Thai flair of love for people, hospitality and satisfying your hunger.” Favorites here include Hat Yai Fried Chicken, Chu Chi Red Curry, and Isarn Mini Wings. There’s also a daily happy hour from 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
18415 33rd Avenue, Suite F
Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday from from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
From its cozy, counter-serve home in Alderwood, Seoul Hot Dog serves up captivating, creative Korean-style hot dogs and corn dogs. From the wildly popular Seoul Spicy Potato Hot Dog to the Seoul Half N Half Hot Dog (half hot dog, half mozzarella cheese) and more, the creative and delicious dishes delight here. Diners rave about the crispy breading and spicy sauces here, with the creamy, spicy-mayo-esque Ah! Hot Sauce a top favorite.
2902 164th St SW, Bldg F
Open Monday – Friday 11am-Midnight, Saturday & Sunday 10am-Midnight, Weekend Brunch 10am-3pm
For those seeking a unique and unforgettable dining experience, Indigo Kitchen is a stylish eatery offering a diverse menu of modern American cuisine from the popular Mikey’s Mac n Cheese to the delectable Fried Chicken Po’ Boy. With friendly service and a warm atmosphere, Indigo Kitchen is the perfect spot for a romantic date or a night out with friends.