10 Seattle restaurants with big dishes perfect for sharing with friends


If you haven’t dined with friends in a long time, now is the time to do it. Whether you fancy seafood, Asian food, or BBQ, there are tons of local restaurants with dishes to share. So here are 10 Seattle restaurants with dishes perfect for sharing with friends.

Lobster King

This unique seafood-centric place specializes in Vietnamese Cajun food. They have amazing seafood hotplates that range from 1-2 up to 8 or more. You can also choose between spice levels and a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits.

Where: 725 S-track St
Hours: Daily 12 noon-9 p.m.

Jack’s BBQ

Fancy a BBQ and a large group of friends? Look no further than Jack’s BBQ, this restaurant has multiple locations and you can grab the picnic platter for a little bit of anything. But if you don’t want to share, you can always grab a 2-sided griddle.

Where: Multiple locations in Seattle
Hours: Varies depending on the location

Tamarind tree

This Vietnamese place is a local favorite for many reasons. One of these reasons is the divisibility of its courts. Not to mention the menu is diverse and full of options for both meat eaters and plant-based eaters.

Where: 1036 South Jackson Street
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ethiopian restaurant Meskel

Ethiopian food is not only delicious, but the portions are often quite large. That’s definitely the case with Meskel and it’s also one of the most popular places in Ethiopia in Seattle. Best of all, you can find both meat and plant-based options here.

Where: 2605 E. Cherry St.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 4 pm-9pm


Musang serves delicious Filipino food that changes seasonally. You can find both dishes to enjoy alone and share with friends. Not to mention they have a great drinks menu that compliments all of the delicious dishes you order.

Where: 2524 Beacon Avenue S.
Hours: Lunch: Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-2.30 p.m., Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

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Port city restaurant

Nothing says sharing of dishes and portions as well as dim sum. If you eat dim sum regularly, you probably have your favorite spot, but if you haven’t tried it, Harbor City is a great place to start. This hugely popular Seattle spot has all kinds of delicious dishes for you and your friends.

Where: 707 S King Street
Hours: Monday & Tuesday 8.30 a.m.-11 p.m., Thursday-Sunday 8.30 a.m.-11 p.m.

boiling point

Are you looking for something warm? How about a hot pot? Boiling Point is a popular chain for a reason. You can create your perfect delicious soup either for yourself or among friends. It’s a great place to visit after a classically cold and rainy day in Seattle.

Where: Several locations
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-9.30pm

Chew chew

This CID spot has served some of Seattle’s most popular grilled dishes for over 30 years! They have a wide menu of great dishes perfect for sharing, from BBQ to stew to fried rice and more. If you haven’t been there before it’s a must see.

Where: 656 South King Street
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sichuan cuisine

Looking for a place with a huge menu? Sichuan cuisine is here for you. This place offers meat, vegetable, fish dishes and more. Seriously you name it and you have it. Remember that for the time being they only operate with pickup and delivery.

Where: 1048 S. Jackson Street
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 am-8.30pm, Sunday 11.30am-8.30pm


This hilltop location in Capitol Hill has tons of small dishes to choose from that are perfect for sharing. You can opt for larger main courses as well, but it’s definitely a great place if you want to try a little bit of everything. Of course, there is also an equally great drinks program.

Where: 1508 Melrose Avenue
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11.30 a.m.-2.30 p.m., 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11.30 a.m.-2.30 p.m., 4 p.m.-8.30 p.m.

We hope you enjoyed at least one of these Seattle restaurants with perfect sharing dishes. Keep in mind that many restaurants these days require full vaccination. So have your vaccination card or a picture of it ready. Have fun folks!

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