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Golden Beetle

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1744 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107 (NW 56th st)
Bus stops.
(206) 706-2977
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT LUNCH STOP

The Golden Beetle is located on the main dtreet in downtown Ballard. This is a very nice walking area for casual shopping and people watching. The restaurant was very clean, neat and service was perfect! We were a group of four for lunch and we ordered on everything from a hamburger to scrambled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
dennis w
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Severna Park, Maryland
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Redmond, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Dined with friends for brunch at Golden Beetle for two reasons: Mediterranean menu and $15 bottomless mimosa. The mimosa was plentiful; choice of nectar or standard o.j. We were very surprised to find at 11:30 am, the place was empty. You read rave reviews so why were we one of four tables? Well....the assortment of entrees we ate tasted just... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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167 reviews 167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Golden Beetle is located on the main dtreet in downtown Ballard. This is a very nice walking area for casual shopping and people watching. The restaurant was very clean, neat and service was perfect! We were a group of four for lunch and we ordered on everything from a hamburger to scrambled eggs and toast. Everybody very happy with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Somehow this place was not on my radar, but after one meal I will definitely go back. Spent a delightful Friday night with another couple sharing a series of small plates. The owner/chef is truly dedicated to local and organic fare and she assembles a variety of Mediterranean dishes that are healthy and tasty too! We started with a Trio... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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203 reviews 203 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has some interesting menu choices, large selection of appetizers. Menu includes gluten free and vegan choices, which is nice when entertaining a crowd. Service is a bit slow, they seemed to be understaffed. The waiter was very helpful in guiding us in our selection.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We chose Golden Beetle because of its gluten free menu which one of us needed. Ordered harissa chicken wings, pizza and moussaka. Chicken wings were too hot and not enough flavor. Pizza was nothing special. We were surprised by moussaka, because it had consistency of humus. We didn't specify we wanted gluten free moussaka, so when it was served with... More 

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Lowell
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The owner cares deeply about the food, and it shows, from the quality of the food to the preparation of the drinks and training of the servers. They even asked us to fill out surveys about the food after dinner, which I loved! I had a chicken dish with yogurt and apricots that was so good, I made everyone try... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to Golden Beetle on New Year's Eve when there was an abbreviated menu, and I was worried that my friends might not like what the limited menu offered. However, I needn't have worried. Everyone was very happy, and said they were glad to be introduced to it and would definitely return

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Woodinville, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our first time at the Golden Beetle and we will be coming back. We had a party of 4; 3 of us ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and were pleased with our selections. The Salmon Kefta 1st course was by far the best bite of the night - perfectly prepared and delicious! Another must try - Black... More 

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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of Seattle's true dining gems. The food is exquisitely prepared, a contemporary take on Middle Eastern cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, but you can still hear your table partners' conversations. And the service is friendly and attentive. I visited them during Seattle Restaurant Week, so the cost was lower than it would have otherwise been.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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785 reviews 785 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
947 helpful votes 947 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Golden Beetle's front door displays awards and accolades that the restaurant has earned, so our expectations were high when we entered for lunch. But we wondered why we were the only diners in the place between noon and 1 p.m. We soon decided that our meals -- if typical fare -- answered the question regarding the lack of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107
    (NW 56th st)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 706-2977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?