List of Seattle Restaurants Temporarily Closed During Indoor Dining Ban

List of Seattle Restaurants Temporarily Closed During Indoor Dining Ban

In response to an alarming spike in COVID cases, Governor Jay Inslee has reinstated restrictions on Washington businesses that will continue to affect the restaurant world. From November 18th, all dining rooms must be closed until at least December 14th. While outdoor and takeaway seating is still allowed, restaurants and bars already badly hit by a nine-month pandemic are facing some tough decisions. Those who have already established robust to-go offerings are likely to continue down this path, but others who have been dragged between reopening and closing have decided to just take a break for now.

Below is a list of restaurants, bars and cafes that recently announced the temporary closure of all services, either due to the current shutdown or longer (in some cases the decision to “hibernate” for winter was made long before Inslees Order). The list is relatively short at the moment (and doesn’t include locations that didn’t reopen at all during the pandemic) but will no doubt grow as the days go by. If you see another place to add, please send us information on the tipline or email [email protected]

Aerial view

AQUA from El Gaucho

Bang Bang Cafe


Borracchinis Bakery

Canon (occasional popups planned)

Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge

Five countries

Corvus and Co.

Duke’s Seafood Alki

Duke’s Seafood Kent

Ivar’s acres of shells

Ivar’s salmon house

Julia’s on Broadway

Life on mars

Manolin (now a bagel popup)

Mulleady’s Pub (occasional pop-ups planned)

New gambling toy

No anchor (occasional popups planned)

Oddfellow’s Cafe and Bar

Ray’s boathouse


Soi Kirkland

The angry beaver