Where to Eat Near Greenlake Guest House

McAfertys at Rositas Restaurant in Greenlake

We are fortunate to be located in a walkable neighborhood here at Greenlake, just 5 miles north of downtown. Our guests enjoy being able to walk to local restaurants to have dinner rather than having to get in the car and drive. Here are some of our favorite local spots!

Within 5 minutes, walking to the right:

Duke’s Chowder House: is the hands-down guest favorite in the neighborhood and is only about 5 minutes’ walk from Greenlake Guest House. The menu is large and with plenty of wild, freshly caught salmon, halibut, and shellfish like Dungeness crab, prawns, and scallops. The burgers are also great and feature grass-fed beef and organic buns. Many of their items, including their famous clam chowder, can be ordered gluten-free. In warm weather, the spacious patio is perfect for enjoying views of Green Lake and people watching.

JaK’s Alehouse: is the closest restaurant to Greenlake Guest House. Guests love their prime rib and steaks. Blayne is a big fan of the Lobster Mac-n-Cheese and Julie likes all the great salad options. JaK’s also has a nice selection of microbrews on tap and offers growlers to-go. Monday and Tuesday nights are Prime Rib Nights.

Within 10 minutes, walking to the left:

Nell’s: Nells is a small, chef-driven restaurant and is the most formal option here at Greenlake. Owner Phillip Mihalski offers European-inspired cuisine with local, seasonal ingredients and a menu that change weekly. Julie and Blayne recommend the five-course tasting menu, which is an excellent value. With white linens and cozy tables for 2-4, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing but not stuffy. Note: Nell’s is one of the few neighborhood restaurants with an actual parking lot.

Shelter Lounge: Offers creative pub-style food in a light and airy building with large timbers, tall ceilings, and big windows that open up wide on warm days. Try the fried brussel sprouts or the PB & J Jalapeno Poppers for something unique and delicious.

Rosita’s Mexican Grill: This family-run restaurant is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The restaurant has affordable prices, especially for Seattle, and is always busy with families and locals from the neighborhood. Try the famous margaritas and homemade tortillas and salsa. This is Blayne and Julie’s “home away from home” and we eat there at least every couple weeks.

Let us know your food preferences and we’ll be happy to make recommendations or get you a reservation to make the most of your stay here in Seattle at Greenlake Guest House.