Where to Find Food for the Fourth of July 2022 in Seattle

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi is a Vegas-flavored ultra fine-dining spot in Bellevue’s schmancy Lincoln Square, which just so happens to be celebrating its fourth birthday on the Fourth of July! The deal is that, for $250, you get access to seven “culinary stations” that feature 20+ dishes and beverages as well as live chef demonstrations, drink credits for bespoke cocktails and vintage wines, a live band, and a sweeping 31st-floor view of the downtown Bellevue fireworks show. Hm, not bad. Probably the kind of thing you’d dress up for. They don’t offer hints as to what’s being served, but the name of the game at Ascend seems to be uni and foie gras and A5 wagyu, stuff like that. It’s okay; you love surprises. MEG VAN HUYGEN



Le Coin

This upscale French neighborhood restaurant is taking a break for the summer from July 4-12, so they’re going all out with a family-style feast on July 3, featuring “some Le Coin classics as well as some chef specials for the evening.” Reservations for indoor dining and outdoor patio dining are available.



Macrina Bakery

The bakery mainstay’s summer menu features treats like mini nectarine upside-down cakes, blueberry pie, brown sugar shortbread cookies iced to resemble juicy watermelons, and strawberry vanilla bean cupcakes, plus barbecue necessities like brioche hot dog buns, burger buns, and slider buns. (Note that they’ll be closed on the Fourth, so plan to place your order two days in advance and drop by before the holiday.)

Various locations

Pickup, delivery

The Mountaineering Club

The U-District’s perpetually buzzy rooftop bar invites you to “thrill your inner pyro” with their lineup of “bottled rockets” and “incandescent cocktails,” paired with gourmet takes on holiday classics like weenies and s’mores. Bonus: Their wraparound decks offer panoramic views of both lakes, Gas Works Park, and the Space Needle, so you’re ideally positioned to enjoy the fireworks action. Reservations are required.

University District


Savor Seattle

The Pike Place Market tour company and curated food box business has put together a “Grill and Chill” box with plenty of goods from some familiar local favorites. The package includes Tom Douglas’s Rub with Love salmon rub, El Gaucho’s classic seasoning, JT’s Original Louisiana Bar-B-Que Sauce, Bear’s Breath Ketchup, Mustard and Co.’s Ballpark Black Pepper Mustard, and Bonnie B’s Peppers Sour & Spicy Pickles.

Pike Place Market


Secret Congee

To celebrate the Fourth of July, this popular congee shop, which recently moved into a bigger location in Ballard, is offering a free Thai iced tea with any $25 purchase from June 28 through July 3.


Pickup, delivery, dine-in

The Stonehouse Cafe

This charming Rainier Beach restaurant in a former 1920s filling station is hosting a special “Stars and Stripes” edition of its summer brunch series on July 3, complete with food and drink specials and DJ tunes. And since they’re accepting walk-ins only, it’s also a great option for procrastinators.

Rainier Beach

Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Trophy Cupcakes

The gourmet cupcake bakery has no shortage of specials for the holiday, including various themed dozens, macarons, cakes, and a party platter of assorted treats. They’ve also got you covered on the party supply front with holiday-themed dessert plates, cocktail napkins, and sparklers.

Various locations

Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Waterways Cruises

What better way to ooh and ahh over bottle rockets and Roman candles than while cruising Lake Union and Lake Washington on a yacht? This catered cruise offers two evening cruises for the Fourth of July: one 21+, one all-ages, both with a dinner buffet and a full-service bar.

Lake Union Piers