The Results Are in & the 2014 Best of Southeast Seattle Winners Are…

The Results Are in & the 2014 Best of Southeast Seattle Winners Are…

Welcome to the fourth annual Best of Southeast Seattle Reader’s Choice Awards – the definitive list of who to know, where to eat and what to do in one of America’s most diverse communities. Big thanks to the hundreds of readers who took the time to vote their local faves!


  • Best Attorney: Ken Selander (Selander O’Brien PLLC)
  • Best Dentist: Paul Hasegawa Paul DDS (Hasegawa Family Dentistry)
  • Best Doctor: Glen Kiyonaga MD (Jefferson Park Family Medicine)
  • Best Hair Stylist: Nona Smith (Pure Alchemy Organic Salon)
  • Best Insurance Agent: Dave Merrill (Merrill & Merrill Insurance)
  • Best Massage Therapist: Phoebe Agena (Nurturing Change Massage)
  • Best Pet Sitter: The Critter Camp
  • Best Photographer: Dani Weiss
  • Best Real Estate Agent: Sabranie Coyne* (Windermere)


  • Best Auto Shop: Rose Street Auto Repair (Rainier Beach)
  • Best Bakery: Columbia City Bakery (Columbia City)
  • Best Bar: Lottie’s Lounge* (Columbia City)
  • Best Coffee Shop: Empire Espresso* (Columbia City)
  • Best Computer Help: SP Computer Services* (Columbia City)
  • Best Dog Park: Genesee Park Off-Leash Area* (Genesee)
  • Best Dry Cleaner: Rainier Beach Cleaners (Rainier Beach)
  • Best Grocery: PCC* (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best Gym: Columbia City Fitness Center (Columbia City)
  • Best Happy Hour: Lottie’s Lounge* (Columbia City)
  • Best Library: Columbia Branch* (Columbia City)
  • Best Nail Salon: Lily Nails* (Genesee)
  • Best Playground: Seward Park (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best P-Patch: Hillman City P-Patch (Hillman City)
  • Best Public Art: Pursuit of Knowledge by Ray Jensen/Rainier Beach Library (Rainier Beach)
  • Best Preschool: Rainier Valley Co-Op* (Beacon Hill)
  • Best Veterinarian: Four Paws Veterinary Center (Lakewood/Seward Park)


  • Best Banh Mi Sandwich: Paris Bakery* (Columbia City)
  • Best Breakfast: Geraldine’s Counter* (Columbia City)
  • Best Burger: Bent Burger (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best Cheap Eats: Taqueria El Asadero (Mt. Baker)
  • Best Date-Night Restaurant: La Medusa* (Columbia City)
  • Best Lunch: Nate’s Wings & Waffles (Rainier Beach)
  • Best Dinner: Big Chickie (Hillman City)
  • Best Halal Food: Mawadda Café (Brighton)
  • Best Italian: Pizzuto’s Italian Café* (Seward Park)
  • Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria* (Columbia City)
  • Best New Eatery: Nate’s Wings & Waffles (Rainier Beach)
  • Best Pho: Pho Bac Restaurant* (Mt. Baker)
  • Best Pizza: Flying Squirrel Pizza Co.* (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best Taco Truck: Tacos El Asadero* (Othello)
  • Best Take-Out: Ezell’s Famous Chicken (Genesee)


  • Best Thing in Southeast Seattle That’s Not Included Here: Columbia City Farmers Market (Columbia City)

*Multi-year winner!

Columbia Branch was voted Best Library in South Seattle this year. Photo/Doug Mahugh


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