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Golden Beetle

#420 of 3,028 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1744 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-5224 (NW 56th st)
(206) 706-2977
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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Davis, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great find in the Ballard district with unique options that cater to healthy options. It is a special place with outstanding service.

Thank ms4lb
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants, and now it is going to change its name and its menu. In fact, it is going to change its whole character. It will become the Young American Ale House and serve draft beer and craft cocktails. However, we not that young, and we don't go out for an evening's drinking,... More 

Thank Nann Z
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for a Sunday brunch and were the only ones in the restaurant at about 10:30. We were worried that this was a sign the restaurant would not be good but we were pleasantly surprised to find out it was fantastic. We started with a small order of donuts and a glass of fresh squeezed... More 

Thank JohnDoeReviews
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went there for our anniversary. Ambiance was good and great for conversation. I loved the menu, which is divided between standard, gluten free, and vegan. For those of us with food restrictions this is just convenience heaven. We ordered the English Hummus, which provided layers and layers of flavors. We also tried their wood-fired mussels and... More 

Thank SeaScl
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the muhammara app, Greek salad and pork and lamb gyro. The app came with burned and greasy pita, the Greek salad had no Calamatri olives or croutons as advertised. A $9 salad with nothing but lettuce and dressing. The gyro lacked flavor, one bought at a street fair would have been better. Thought I would give it one more... More 

Thank mokume
Seattle, Washington
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586 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Good organic based middle eastern food with several gluten free and vegan options. On happy hour there are several specials and discounts to allow you to try several things as a table and share. A great place for a girls night where you will find something to fit everyone. The dips were delicious and the salads very fresh. The prices... More 

Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Great break-away from the usual food choices in the restaurant scene. The restaurant is fully organic which translates into vibrant flavors. There are fully vegan and gluten free options for those who are seeking this. My dips are delicious...served with warm, homemade pita bread, they include baba ganoush, and Muhammara which is ground walnuts with homemade pomegranate molasses (yum, right?!).... More 

Thank mcarney15
Corpus Christi, Texas
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Our daughters took us to this popular Ballard restaurant (reservations needed weekends). Wonderful exotic (to a S. Texan) spicy sauces to go with flat breads, (baba ghanoush, muhamarra, and a spicy hummus). I enjoyed a very properly prepared berber spiced halibut with roasted broccoli. The ladies had many vegan options to choose from. We would certainly return.

Thank C_J_CCTx
Peoria, Arizona
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

After Agrodolce, this was a bit of a let down. I can't say that any dish stood out in my mind. The prices are high.

1 Thank Gerry E
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

A great place to try a nice twist on traditional Turkish cuisine. A couple of the more traditional middle eastern dishes had an unusual preparation for my palate. Not sure if it these were regional differences. Overall the quality is good and if you are a foodie you will probably really appreciate the unique preparations,

Thank 5683trip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1744 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-5224
    (NW 56th st)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 706-2977

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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?