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Explore the 4 most popular spots in Seattle's Central District neighborhood

Explore the 4 most popular spots in Seattle's Central District neighborhood
Seattle Fish Guys | Photo: Tiffany Z./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 24, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that Central District has to offer? Get to know this Seattle neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a salon to a tapas bar. 

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Central District, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Foxycut Salon

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Topping the list is hair salon Foxycut Salon. Located at 808 Rainier Ave. South (between Dearborn and Charles streets), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 289 reviews on Yelp. 

The community salon offers free haircuts to youth and minority social programs. Its services include hair extensions, hair coloring, hair styling and more. 

2. Seattle Fish Guys

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Next up is seafood market Seattle Fish Guys, which offers poke and more, situated at 411 23rd Ave. South (between King and Jackson streets). With 4.5 stars out of 640 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

On the menu, you'll find poke bowls with Shoyu tuna, salmon, octopus or scallops. There's also clam chowder, oyster shooters, a crab sub and a sashimi plate served with rice and seaweed salad. 

For dessert, dig into Vietnamese coffee cheesecake, peach pie or guava chiffon.

3. The Harvest Vine

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Tapas bar, Spanish and Basque spot The Harvest Vine is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2701 E. Madison St. (between East 27th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Way), 4.5 stars out of 621 reviews. 

Here, you'll find small plates of roasted cauliflower, seared prawns, duck leg confit and braised pork belly with potatoes. When it comes to dessert, try the coffee-flavored flan, the lemon-pine nut tart or the citrus rice pudding with cinnamon.

4. Fat's Fried Chicken & Waffles

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Fat's Fried Chicken & Waffles, a Southern spot that offers soul food, waffles and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 547 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2726 E. Cherry St. (between 27th Avenue and Temple Place.) to see for yourself. 

Open since 2015, the restaurant specializes in Louisiana soul food with dishes like shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, shrimp mac and cheese, and, of course, chicken and waffles. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.