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Zayda Buddy's Pizza

$$ - $$$
Pizza, Bar, Pub
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5404 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4068
+1 206-783-7777
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 02:00
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moving to Seattle from Minnesota almost 20 years ago, it was difficult to walk away from the great food of my youth. Zayda Buddy's brings it all back! Great Minnesota food, the greatest Minnesota beers and an atmosphere infused with Minnesota memorabilia. I have been to Zayda Buddy's many, many times and never been disappointed in the food or service... More 

Thank eireannmac
Lynnwood, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Tator Tot casserole? Ya, sure, you betcha! Lots more Midwest classics including walleye, Lutheran church basement dinner specialties, and lots of purple on NFL Sundays.

Thank te519
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I first found this bar when I was a single guy and absolutely loved the vibe. While dating my current wife she also loved it from her first visit. We later married and then it became the favorite restaurant of her teen son and daughter. I can't count the number of times we've been there. It's often crowded, but we... More 

Thank Michael S
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We love Zayda Buddies. I love the round pizza cut in square pieces so there is a piece for everyone (hate crust? take one from the middle! love crust, grab a side piece!). We love the cheese curds as an appetizer and the general midwest friendliness. If you're in Ballard, pay them a visit! You won't regret it.

Thank ljh5883
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Husband picked this out online and was interested by the promise of "MN style pizza". He's from WI, and loves thin crust pizza cut into squares, so he was hoping it would be close to what he grew up with. ZBs delivered. Quality ingredients on a great pizza. Relaxed atmosphere and great service. James was our server - he was... More 

Thank APace315
Granada, Nicaragua
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170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

I've got friends in Ballard, and have visited ZB's a few times in recent years. I'm a MN native, so it's a natural fit...beers and menu items that make me feel at home. That said, you don't need to be from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to enjoy a meal (or drinks) at ZB's. On my recent trip, I swung... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I am from MN, so had to visit the MN-themed bar in Seattle. The decor had Vikings & Twins memorabilia which was fun to see. One of the waitresses was from the Twin Cities too. We only had drinks from the bar so I can't comment on the food (which from the menu appeared to be mostly comfort food-hotdishes and... More 

Thank Rachel A
Bainbridge Ross County, Ohio
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Myself and two friends visited Zayda Buddy's a little after noon on a Saturday as it had been recommended by the Hotel Ballard. One friend had a delicious breakfast, one had a brat with sauerkraut and I had fish and chips. Great food and service. Also there are many fine craft beers to choose from.

Thank Norris C
Okemos, Michigan
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207 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

This is an upper midwest bar - cheese curds, Oberon beer, and you can watch the Detroit Tigers (or other home-town teams!) On this visit, we just wanted beer and snacks, so we had the humus and tapenade plate with flatbread which was large enough to share. On past visits we had had the burgers and small pizza, both of... More 

Thank glacial_erratic
Mercer Island, Washington
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Stopped in for lunch while running errands on a Friay and was disappointed to find they didn't have pizza by the slice. Zayda's does have small 8-inch pies for personal use, but I wanted a couple slices of different toppings to sample and mix things up. The menu has lots of other great choices, though -- sandwiches, burgers, salads --... More 

Thank MikeBlas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5404 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4068
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-783-7777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?