Seattle's Best Restaurants Near CenturyLink Field: Food + Drink to Complement Game Day

There's no question: This city takes its love for its athletic clubs seriously. Nestled downtown, just south of Seattle's city center, CenturyLink Field remains a prized possession for Seattle's sports fans (and, oh, are they a loyal bunch). The stadium boasts the capacity for 72,000 spectators–67,000 fixed seats and 7,000 club seats (with an additional 5,000 seats for special events and roof protection over 70 percent of the seated sections). For football, the field is 55.3 yards wide and 120 yards long; for soccer, it's 70 yards wide and 110 yards long (meeting National Football League, Major League Soccer and World Cup Soccer field and sight-line requirements). 

So what does this mean for the loyal fans of Seattle's successful sports squads? Game-watching is a festive and pleasant experience–one that often turns into a full day of celebrations. Appetites (and thirsts) need to be sated before and often after the game. Thankfully, plenty of restaurants near the field make this an easy situation to solve. Whether your crew seeks something casual and quick (think deli sandwiches or BBQ platters) or fancy and filling (think hefty entrees at steakhouses, Italian eateries and high-end gastropubs), Seattle's downtown culinary scene doesn't disappoint. Also try ethnic options (many in the International District) that feature authentic foods from cultures around the globe. When it comes to winning on the field and at mealtime, it's game on here!

Pioneer Square
Quality Athletics
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With the tagline "We celebrate sport," Quality Athletics proves that it's the perfect addition to Pioneer Square. Located near Seattle's stadiums loved by enthusiasts of football, baseball and soccer, this full-service sports bar and restaurant...  Read More

Phnom Penh Noodle House
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Head to the International District to immerse yourself in Cambodian culture at Phnom Penh Noodle House, a bamboo-themed restaurant that features a water fountain, metal figurine artwork and paintings by Cambodian artists. The owners immigrated...  Read More

Derby at the Shop
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Ethan Stowell's latest venture recently opened in Seattle's SoDo district near the stadiums, making it a great (and unique) spot to fuel up before or after a game. Derby can be found within The Shop, an innovative concept from Seattle native...  Read More

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Keep your eyes peeled, or you may just drive past this unassuming, little Cuban eatery, which offers a terrific change of pace from standard burger-and-fries meals at fast food joints. Indeed, Paseo does a healthy amount of take-out business,...  Read More



This classic Seattle steakhouse is a grand destination for diners looking to impress important clients. The saloon-meets-supper club decor features a copper counter with swivel stools and elegant tables dressed in white linens. While cooked-to...  Read More

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Locals and visitors have long flocked to RN74, Michael Mina's bustling downtown outpost. Now seasoned Mina Group Chef Thomas Griese has taken the helm, reinvigorating delicious French offerings at Mina's Northwest flagship venue. Griese, who has...  Read More

Pioneer Square


The romantic atmosphere, enhanced by classical guitar music, may be the first thing you notice upon entering this venue. The second will surely be the aroma of perfectly-prepared Italian dishes. Excellent service and wonderful selections hint at...  Read More

Pioneer Square


Near Seattle's stadiums, find this Korean-themed steakhouse concept (from the owner of Momiji, Umi Sake House and Kushibar), located inside an upscale complex called Stadium District just north of CenturyLink Field. The vibe here feels Zen meets...  Read More

Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery and Restaurant
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Pyramid is now one of the largest West Coast breweries to arise from the early microbrew pioneers of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the city's stadium district, it is housed in a vintage brick warehouse and features an expansive patio out...  Read More

Henry's Tavern
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Henry's Tavern first opened in Seattle in 2013 in SoDo and quickly established itself as a favorite among locals as a game-day destination. The self-described "elevated gastropub" features an extensive selection of 100 local, regional and...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne