Best Weeknight Dinner Spots in Seattle

Petra Bistro provides an especially intimate dining room setting on weeknights, plus a limited time Monday-Thursday dinner special. Photo source.

Whether you’re looking to avoid the dinner rush at seemingly every favorite restaurant spot on the weekend or simply want a way to unwind with a stiff drink and a good meal after work, why not meet a coworker, friend, or date for a Monday through Thursday dinner? These Seattle selections offer a mix of casual dining, weekday specials, and events to tide you over until Friday.

Ballard Loft | 5105 Ballard Ave NW | 206-420-2737

Hit this Ballard sports pub on a Tuesday to play free trivia (and score some participant specials) or on a Wednesday for 6 p.m. drink specials ($2 off house cocktails and wine). Trivia Tuesdays start at 8 p.m., so gather a team of up to 6 players and enjoy some friendly competition alongside a round of happy hour drinks.

Peso's Kitchen & Lounge | 605 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-283-9353

Taco Tuesday at Peso’s in Lower Queen Anne means $5 appetizers and $7 margaritas from 4 to 11 p.m. Chow down on street-style tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, taquitos, nachos, and chips and salsa or guacamole, and don’t skip out on cocktail favorites from the refreshing grapefruit Paloma to fruity sangria (or draft beer for the hopheads).

Petra Bistro | 2501 4th Ave | 206-728-5389

Until the end of July, this Belltown Mediterranean must-go is offering one of the best weekday specials around: buy one entree and two beverages at regular price and receive 50% off the second entree. The rules: the special is available Monday through Thursday, for dine-in guests only, and you must redeem it by using the hashtag #ILovePetraBistro on Facebook or Twitter (just be sure to show your server or a manager!).

Shingletown Saloon | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182

Though you’ll find bar specials at Shingletown on any Tuesday or Wednesday, Thursday is the time to stake your claim at bingo night. Enjoy a juicy burger then stick around to join in for free starting at 8:30 p.m. Prizes include gift cards and a progressive cash jackpot. Cap off the night with a drink special and $2 BBQ sliders from 10 p.m. to close.

Tin Lizzie Lounge | 600 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-282-7407

Kick back at the super-chill Tin Lizzie Lounge and enjoy a happy hour that is perfectly timed with dinner. Drink up with $1 off bottled beer and $2 off wine by the glass, and keep the small plates coming with a killer $3 off all food deal. Thursdays are accompanied by live music ranging from bluegrass to jazz and other eclectic styles. Celebrate hump day at Wine Down Wednesday and sip a $5 wine by the glass, $20 bottles, plus nibble a $5 meat and cheese selection.