Where to Eat in Bothell: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Bothell (/ˈbɒθəl/) is a city located in King and Snohomish Counties in the State of Washington. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. Based on per capita income, Bothell ranks 78th of 614 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Things to do in Bothell

1. Pen Thai Restaurant

10107 Main St, Bothell, WA 98011-3425 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 425-398-7300
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Pen Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By Plamb11 - Bothell, Washington

I hadn't been in a while and went for a work dinner recently. This is still the best Thai in the area and all the food was excellent. Only reason I don't rank 5 stars is the service can be slow. S

2. Crystal Creek Cafe

22620 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021-8456 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 425-486-7781
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 203 reviews

Crystal Creek Cafe

Reviewed By JanefromBurien - Burien, Washington

We visited Crystal Creek Café due to the good reviews; very disappointed. The ambience was pleasant, but the meal was terrible. I ordered the Turkey dinner, as pictured above, and my husband ordered the meatloaf dinner. Both were colorless, the mashed potatoes were watered down instant potatoes, the gravy was a packaged cream color. Both meals looked to have been microwaved and mine was cool to medium in temperature. The size of the coffee cup was doll like in appearance.
We would have returned the food had we not been in a hurry....for the price someone needed to show a lot more interest in the food.

3. Amaro Bistro

18333 Bothell Way NE, Ne #105, Bothell, WA 98011-1901 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 425-485-2300
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Amaro Bistro

Reviewed By SC98011 - Seattle, Washington

Fairly streamlined (limited) menu of Italian themed dishes. Our party ordered the Salmone (Salmon) Sandwich, the Amaro Burger, and the Risotto Special (prawns and veggie). Salmon was cooked well, but very over-dressed. Fries were great, very crispy. Burger cooked perfect - medium well. Risotto was salty, but had good flavor. Service was attentive and friendly. Nice place and will come again.

4. Russell's

3305 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021-8972 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 425-892-8492
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Russell's

Russell's Dining and Bar is located in the Restored Historic 1927 Monte Villa Farms Barn, just minutes away from the Woodinville Wineries. The restaurant is on the ground floor and there is over 4,000 square feet of event space in the second floor cathedral ceiling loft. Russell's is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Kitchen hours are Tuesday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Russell's is open for cafe style lunch Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef/Owner Russell Lowell also provides both on premise and off premise catering. Russell also offers cooking classes that have been very popular for both private parties and corporate events, call the restaurant to book one for yourself.

Reviewed By Mindy W - Bothell, Washington

We have been going here for at least 15 years. The food is fabulous, the atmosphere is so cozy, the service impeccable!!! Fun to start in the bar and then move to the dining room for dinner. It is a neighborhood restaurant atmosphere of fine dining in a comfortable setting!

5. Julio's Restaurant

10023 NE 183rd St, Bothell, WA 98011-3421 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 425-485-1769
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Julio's Restaurant

Reviewed By SimplyBC - Wichita, Kansas

Great Mexican food in a fun neighborhood style small restaurant. Service was good although we did have to wait quite a while for our food to arrive. But that didn't take away from the experience. Very reasonably priced.

6. Bonefish Grill

22616 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021-8420 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 425-485-0305
Excellent
43%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Bonefish Grill

Reviewed By 872Cathy - Kirkland, Washington

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal when we visited Bonefish. May I recommend the chicken with a yummy goat cheese sauce; you can choose 2 side dishes to go with your entree. My husband ordered the thick pork chop with an amazing sauce that was cooked perfectly; I highly recommend that. The desserts are delicious as well! Our waitress was very attentive and filled our water glasses without asking. We will be back to this restaurant another time!

7. Grazie Ristorante Italiano

23207 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021-9334 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 425-402-9600
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 181 reviews

Grazie Ristorante Italiano

Reviewed By Alan Z

This restaurant has been in our neighborhood for years. We have eaten there several times over the years, and I thought that I would write a review.

The restaurant has a nice moderately upscale decor. It's not super quiet, but it's not noisy. Except, on the weekends the lounge has live jazz like music, and to my taste it's too loud and disturbing. It even drifts into the nearby dining area. If you want a quiet meal I wouldn't go on music nights.

The restaurant tends to be busy (a good sign), but if it is it can be quite difficult to park.

Now, about the food. We always enjoy the food and its presentation. It's just not at all Olive Garden like. It's well prepared gourmet Italian. If just for the food I would give it five stars.
The waitstaff is professional. The food, being individually prepared, is not fast in coming. So, I think that that is fine if you're into better dining.

8. Carolina Smoke BBQ & Catering

23806 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite A, Bothell, WA 98021-9384 (Formerly Carolina Smoke BBQ) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 425-949-8672
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Carolina Smoke BBQ & Catering

Reviewed By Hischoolsweets - Monroe, Washington

David the owner is a true BBQ master. His Carolina style is a bit different from may other BBQ establishments in the greater Seattle area. I have become a real fan of the style. Homemade sauces, meat done on site with real smokers lend authenticity to his efforts. Buns and rolls sourced from one of the best local bakeries make it a must stop for me. Davvid goes to great lengths to preserve the style and taste of his BBQ.

Desserts and cookies, peach cobbler, all very good.

The store is a bit hard to find the first time you go, but worth the search.

9. Beardslee Public House

19116 Beardslee Blvd Ste 201, Suite 201, Bothell, WA 98011-0202 Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 16 - SGD 24 +1 425-286-1001
Excellent
26%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

Beardslee Public House

Beardslee Public House is a full on brewpub, bar, and restaurant in Bothell, WA. We brew our own amazing beer here, as well as make our own vodka and gin. Lunch, dinner and happy hour daily. Soups & Salads, pizza, fish & chips, chop chop salad, farm fresh salad, burgers, hand tossed pizzas, house made sausages.

Reviewed By juvemeister - Port Orchard, Washington

Very happy to discover this place, which kind of fooled our GPS but is not far off the freeway exit, tucked away in what looks like a fairly new strip mall just down the hill from the UW Bothell campus. We were seated fairly quickly, although for a time our very young and not very articulate hostess seemed baffled by the fact we had a reservation. We were happy not to be seated in the bar, which was pretty full and due to the high ceiling, acoustically mind-blowing. Enjoyed our corner seat at the far end of the restaurant. Really liked the chandeliers, which featured very mellow lighting (Edison bulbs?0 and created a nice comfort zone. Folks of all ages seemed to enjoy the food and drinks, and it was a very friendly venue, customers and employees interacting in a very positive atmosphere. Interesting and comfortable furnishings. Tried 2 different beers, a blonde and a rye - wonderful. Wife enjoyed a chardonnay. Loved the half-pound Wagyu beef burger - nice char, very juicy and tasty with wonderful sauce and toppings on a firm, fresh and tasty potato bun. Paid an extra buck for cheddar - either it didn't make the trip to my plate or it vaporized somehow. Wife enjoyed a cheesy Manicotti special with sausage topping. Got a very slight discount through Groupon, and the certificate went through smoothly. I would say service was friendly but not consistent. I liked this place well enough to want to return despite an slightly overpriced drink and food menu.

10. Alexa's Cafe and Catering

10115 Main St, Bothell, WA 98011-3425 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Parking Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 425-402-1754
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Alexa's Cafe and Catering

Reviewed By Mamasauras - Bothell, Washington, USA

Been here several times. By myself, with daughter, and with co-workers. It gets noisy at peak lunchtime, so it becomes difficult to have a conversation if you're trying to have a business lunch, but the food is oh so good with a great café type variety of items: soup, sandwich, salad, quiche, etc. Service is usually very good. They'll expedite your meal if you let them know you're on a time constraint.

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