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The Sexton

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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5327 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
+1 206-829-8645
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in because most of the other restaurants had a line. Good hospitality and service. They were only serving a few dishes with eggs and I'd already had eggs. It was close to lunch time and they were kind enough to make me one of their salad offerings. They have arugula with pear and a spinach salad. I'm sorry... More 

Thank greatcats
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cool, funky place - we stopped in for a drink before dinner at another location. Bartender was friendly and helpful, decor was hip & cool (not hipster), and they take their cocktails seriously. Would recommend!

Thank MarcEMarc
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on an impromptu date before heading to a wedding. If you weren't looking for it you may actually miss this wonderful little place as it is kind of dark from the outside and not well marked. That is my only complaint or criticism as the rest of the experience here was excellent. It is a... More 

Thank genesisday
laguna beach, california
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

I love, love, love the Sexton ~ !!! It's everything I could ask for in a Ballard bar/restaurant. I love their Mac 'n cheese ~ I crave it. The salads are great, too ~ but the Mac 'n cheese is a must have ~ !!! The vibe and decor is welcoming and down to earth yet hip. I love the... More 

Thank bohemedream
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

I dropped by here last night with some friends. Lovely prosecco on happy hour for $6/glass plus $8 Mac & Cheese. Nice understated interior and very friendly, attentive bar staff. Not hands down my favourite - but a great little spot.

Thank Irishbele
Seattle, Washington
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668 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

Located in the heart of historic Ballard this is a cute rustic bar with great cocktails and some southern comfort food! The happy hour is one of the best in the area so go hungry and enjoy some great options. The cocktails are great, several different types of mac & cheese are available & the brussel sprouts are fantastic. Tip:... More 

Grass Valley, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stopped in on a recommendation. We sat at the bar for a cocktail and appetizer. When we asked the bartender what type of vodka's they had available, he went into the arrogant speech telling us to not worry about it, he will hook us up, and they make the best. This is usually a sign to my wife, they don't... More 

Thank RED95945
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful little bar/eatery in Ballard. Cool vibes, good music, good food and great cocktails. I definitely recommend stopping by if you're in the area.

1 Thank Tyler D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The menu is all a la carte, but the food was great with A+ service! Definitely order the Sexton Mac...super yummy 5-cheese bacon, did I mention BACON?!, mac and cheese! The Viking Funeral was a warm, tasty apple fall cocktail.

Thank ashanngei
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been here a few times now for drinks and dinner but my last visit was the best. A previous visit of asking the waitress if they had hot tea because I was getting sick and she replied with 'we have alcohol' put a bad taste in my mouth, but I decided to give it another chance. This time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5327 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4061
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-829-8645

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