Hearty Soups and Stews in Seattle

Duke's Seafood & Chowder offers a variety of hearty seafood stews. Photo source.

Warm up and fill up with a hearty helping of these standout Seattle-made soup and stew picks.

Annapurna Cafe | 1833 Broadway | 206-320-7770

Start your meal with a serving of Indian, Nepali, or Tibetan soup -- or make it the star of your lunch or dinner -- at this Capitol Hill gem. Choose from vegan-friendly Kalo Dal (black lentils and black eyed peas with a hint of herby Janeko Jimbu), Motuk (chicken dumpling soup with roasted garlic, green onions, and Tibetan herbs), Mulligatawny (creamy lentils cooked in chicken broth with tender chicken breast), or Sha-Mong (vegetarian dumpling soup with three mushroom varieties, roasted garlic, green onions, and Tibetan herbs). Annapurna Cafe also offers a variety of comforting noodle soups.

Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations

No trip to Doc’s is complete without a cup or bowl of Doc’s House Made Clam Chowder. If you’re craving an adventurous entree, no stew is heartier than a seafood-packed cioppino. Doc’s serves it up Northwest-style with fresh salmon, rockfish, manila clams, calamari, prawns, and a side of garlic focaccia for sopping up the flavorful red tomato and fennel broth.

Duke's Seafood & Chowder | Multiple locations

Any Duke’s location throughout Western Washington is sure to tickle your chowder fancy with the restaurant’s award-winning (and gluten-free!) recipes. Though everyone must try the classic New England clam chowder, make sure to give some love to the rest of the noteworthy lineup, too! Options include the Lobster Mobster Pernod Chowder (with baby Langostinos and sweet potatoes), North By Northwest Seafood Chowder (wild Alaska salmon, halibut, cod, and fresh Penn Cove Mussels), Ragin’ Cajun Chicken Corn Chowder (blackened chicken and Creole seasonings with sweet corn), or the sampler with a perfect taste of each.

La Vita E Bella | 2411 2nd Ave | 206-441-5322

Before settling on your order, ask your server about the soup of the day. Then you’re ready to make an informed decision that’s sure to deliver big flavor. The stew staple on the La Vita E Bella menu is the spicy cioppino (this one’s made with calamari, mussels, clams, prawns, white wine, garlic, pepperoncini, and roma tomatoes). At lunch service, you can also choose among salsiccia (Italian sausage, cannellini beans, and potatoes in a vegetable broth), lenticchie
(lentil soup), or classic minestrone.

Wilde Rover | 111 Central Way | 425-822-8940

Hot and hearty, straight from the kettle, Kirkland’s Wilde Rover presents satisfying Irish stews and soups served by the cup or bowl. Order the Celtic clam chowder (Pacific clams, red potatoes, onions, celery, smoky bacon, and fresh herbs served with a slice of fresh Irish soda bread), Ale & Onion stew (beef and onion broth and slow roasted onions topped with crusty bread, gruyere, and parmesan cheese), or Guinness lamb stew (slow-cooked leg of lamb, carrots, celery, sweet onions and new potatoes in a rich Guinness and rosemary gravy, served with Irish soda bread).