Something magical happens when crisp romaine, creamy dressing, crunchy croutons, and nutty parmesan cheese come together. Add your favorite fixings, squeeze a lemon slice over the top, grab your fork, and dig into a perfectly savory salad. These Seattle-area spots do Caesar right.
Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations
Enjoy Doc’s refreshing Creamy and Zesty Entrée Caesar Salad out on the deck at either location off the shore of Seattle on Bainbridge Island or Port Townsend. Add fresh grilled or blackened salmon for a Northwest upgrade, or go with grilled or blackened chicken for some additional protein-packed flavor.
Duke's Chowder House | Multiple locations
Head to any Duke’s dining room for a selection of savory caesars at lunch, dinner, or happy hour. The happy hour offering, the All Hail Caesar Salad, is even a Seattle Times award winner. It features your choice of protein (calamari, a wild Mexican Pacific Prawn and Scallop skewer, blackened Wild Alaska Salmon, a Dungeness Crab “Un”Cake, fresh NW Coast Dungeness Crab, or grilled chicken breast) and can be made gluten-free by omitting the croutons upon request. Other options include the Out of the Bleu Caesar Salad (fresh chopped romaine with homemade bleu cheese dressing plus fresh avocado and tomato), the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, or the Wild Alaska Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. All seafood and shellfish is 100% wild and sustainable.
Elemental Pizza | Multiple locations
Pair a small caesar with your preferred wood-fired pizza, or fill up on a large order. Each serving includes your choice of kale or romaine hearts tossed with decadent dressing, housemade croutons, shaved parmesan, and optional shrimp. Available at all three Elemental Pizza locations in University Village, Columbia Center, and Tacoma.
Harried & Hungry | 1415 3rd Ave | 206-264-7900
If you can’t make it into the Harried & Hungry cafe location downtown to sample owner Harry Dziedzic’s two ultra-fresh caesar options, don’t fret! This fresh favorite offers a catering service for discerning palates, so gone are the days of shrink-wrapped sandwiches at board meetings and employee lunches. Both the classic caesar (romaine, housemade dressing, croutons, and parmesan) and the chicken caesar (roast chicken thighs, parmesan, ciabatta croutons, housemade caesar, and crispy romaine) are available in-house and for group delivery. Got many mouths to feed? Opt for a super-sized salad bowl (feeds 10-15; the small bowl feeds 5-10). Alternatively, the individually portioned and made-to-order Box Salad Lunch includes a hearty caesar, fresh-baked cookie, Izze soda, Tim’s Cascade chips, fresh-baked ciabatta bread and butter, and all the necessary utensils.
Shingletown | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182
This Northwest-fresh spot in Ballard serves up elevated pub fare, including a grilled smoked salmon caesar featuring a grilled romaine half smothered in savory dressing, lemon zest, capers, pecorino, house-smoked applewood salmon, and herbed crouton dust. It’s anything but your average salad.
SPROUT | 512 2nd Ave | 206-973-3766
SPROUT has mastered good-for-you eats that are equally tantalizing. Enter a robust salad (and wrap) menu, which includes the Hail Caesar: chicken, parmesan, avocado, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, pickled red onions, and pea sprouts over romaine and spinach drenched with a yogurt-based caesar dressing. Each order comes with a fresh slice of locally baked Grand Central Bakery multigrain bread. Hungry for a customized salad experience? Make your own salad with up to 4 toppings, 2 bases, and 2 dressings (of course, caesar is nearly mandatory). Chase it down with SPROUT’s variety of fresh-pressed juices or frozen yogurt. Pioneer Square lunch crowds can stop into Smith Tower for a bite or order right online.