The Best Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Renton

Sago Kitchen is known for its wonderful fried catfish.

Sago Kitchen [Official Photo]

Renton — home of the Seahawks’ training camp, plenty of antique shops, and the site of a Boeing campus — has a dynamic culinary scene. From the historic downtown where many of the storefronts are holdovers from the city’s mining town days, to the highlands, the restaurants of Renton reflect the spirit of a diverse and growing city. With three local breweries, a true old school steakhouse, and one of the region’s best tacos trucks, the city’s food scene continues to impress in 2021, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Below are a few highlights from Seattle’s southeast neighbor, listed from west to east.

Though all the restaurants and bars on the list offer takeout, a number have resumed limited outdoor or dine-in service as well, per the current state mandates. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the King County’s COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.