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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 26
    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
My new favorite Seattle restaurant

Golden Beetle just might be the best Mediterranean food I've ever enjoyed. The fava bean falafel is perfect: crispy, spicy and delicious. The Duqqah is delightful and the pita bread exquisite. I've been five times in two weeks, so you can be sure I'll be returning. Again and again. Try the Willie's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Golden Beetle just might be the best Mediterranean food I've ever enjoyed. The fava bean falafel is perfect: crispy, spicy and delicious. The Duqqah is delightful and the pita bread exquisite. I've been five times in two weeks, so you can be sure I'll be returning. Again and again. Try the Willie's Greens with sea beans and cucumbers. Yummy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to the Ballard branch of the Golden Beetle, another one of Maria Hines' restaurants. WOW. They really aim to please and they DO. Not only do they offer vegan and gluten free menus in addition to their regular varied menu, they offer small plates and shared plates. How wonderful to have so many mindful options! We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What a gem of a restaurant. We went there with an old friend in crom out of town. We split a half dozen small plates and a few of the large plates. Everything was great...it was flavorful and well prepared and presented. A bonus find was the service. Our waiter was attentive without being intruding. A bonus find was the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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

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