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Bacon is evil.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 8, 2008 9:00 AM

Jensen's Smokehouse up just North of Greenwood and Holman Road. They make the best bacon I've ever tasted.

They also have bitchin jerky.

Posted by Willis | April 8, 2008 9:03 AM

I heard the Jewish Temple near my place has some bad ass bacon and ham! YUM YUM!!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 8, 2008 9:03 AM
Where would a discerning diner finds Seattle’s best bacon?

Perhaps you should go look somewhere down south.

Posted by pencil riot | April 8, 2008 9:04 AM

The chicken-fried bacon at The Twilight Exit. Like bacon flavored crack, with a crispy coating!

Posted by COMTE | April 8, 2008 9:04 AM

4: Thanks, fixed.

Posted by David Schmader | April 8, 2008 9:08 AM

I like the bacon at Hi-Life. It goes perfectly with their decadent Fancy French Toast. Salty meets sweet and takes years off your life.

Posted by Mahtli69 | April 8, 2008 9:09 AM

I like the bacon at Patt's egg nest in crown hill off holman. Thick, not fatty or greesey. I wonder if they buy it from Jensen's smoke house #2 mentioned.

Posted by erin1980 | April 8, 2008 9:09 AM

The U-District farmers' market: smoky slab bacon from Sea Breeze Farms, sliced maple-y bacon from Skagit River Ranch, or indulgent jowl bacon from Wooly Pigs.

Posted by giantladysquirrels | April 8, 2008 9:10 AM

Georgetown Truck Stop has some great thick bacon on their sandwiches. And they have bumperstickers praising bacon all over their little shop.

Posted by Katelyn | April 8, 2008 9:15 AM

The bacon served at Portage Bay Cafe is very thick and peppery, if you're into that sort of thing. I think it's all organic and shit, too.

Posted by joe mama | April 8, 2008 9:16 AM

personally, i prefer the bacon at Red Mill, because it typically comes with two beef patties, lots of cheese, onions, lettuce and tomato. :)

Posted by jameyb | April 8, 2008 9:16 AM

I've always been partial to the bacon at Zena's on Madison. And if you go on Sundays you get to see people wearing their church clothes.

Zena's is real breakfast food, not that fancy hoity-toity nuveau cuisine crap they serve on Capitol Hill.

Posted by Graham | April 8, 2008 9:17 AM

George's Sausage and Deli on 9th and Madison (half a block up from Vito's.) Smoky delicious Polish-style slab bacon, and they'll cut it as thick as you want. Fantastic stuff.

Posted by Kalakalot | April 8, 2008 9:18 AM

The bacon at my house, on Saturday or Sunday morning (Black Forest bacon from Foods' Whole). And if there's any left-over (fat chance) it gets sprinkled on the blue cheese salad dressing later that night.

You're more than welcome to come by and see for yourself.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | April 8, 2008 9:19 AM

@15 Dang... can I come too?

Posted by Katelyn | April 8, 2008 9:21 AM

I'm not sure about where to find good bacon in Seattle, but I do know of a great bacon blog from Chris Onstad, the creator of (arguably the best web comic EVER!)

Posted by ray | April 8, 2008 9:21 AM

Bleu Bistro BLT

Posted by poppy | April 8, 2008 9:25 AM

Do you want uncooked bacon to cook yourself? Or do you want a restaurant cooking it up for you?

For uncooked bacon, wooly pigs jowel bacon is hard to beat. If you like thinner stuff nueske's bacon (available at metropolitan markets) is really good. I find skagit river ranch a little too lacking in smoke for myself.

The absolute best bacon is at my house though. I made 5 pounds of it from scratch this weekend.

Posted by Andrew | April 8, 2008 9:27 AM

Granted I have not been in Seattle for awhile, but a few years ago I had brunch at St. Cloud's in Madrona, and they have the best bacon I have ever had EVER.

(Runner up: Flatbush Farm in Brooklyn NYC)

Posted by Strath | April 8, 2008 9:27 AM

Good sweet lord, that woman's out of her gourd from the fumes!

Parents, don't let your kids huff piglet candy.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | April 8, 2008 9:29 AM

Easy. Order from

The only down side is that your house will smell like a campfire for two weeks afterwards, but dear lord is it good.

Posted by Patrick Austin | April 8, 2008 9:31 AM

Didn't BJT just do a write up on the hairy pigs? The U-District on Saturdays dude, ask her.


Posted by cochise. | April 8, 2008 9:37 AM

The reason bacon is evil is because it is SO tasty...

Also, that chick looks way high...

Posted by Mike in MO | April 8, 2008 9:38 AM

Just finished eating some jowl bacon from wooly pigs. If you're ever in the mood for cooking some up at home, you can find their piggy stuffs at the u-district farmers market.
Check out their stuff at

Posted by mattro2.0 | April 8, 2008 9:40 AM

Probably not the most inexpensive source, but the bacon at Palisade is bombay.

Posted by Curtains | April 8, 2008 9:41 AM

hi spot cafe. hands down.

Posted by emily | April 8, 2008 9:43 AM

Oh, my god, Andrew makes his own bacon. If you see a guy standing outside your house sniffing, it's because you have a new stalker.

I have to admit I don't much care for restaurant bacon. I like my bacon undercooked and chewy, and I'm the only one who can get it just right.

Posted by Fnarf | April 8, 2008 9:46 AM

someone has the munchies

Posted by michael strangeways | April 8, 2008 9:49 AM

It's not fine dining, but Specialty's in U Village has the best bacon I've ever had. And I have very strong feelings about bacon. I like it well-cooked.

Posted by mirandawilde | April 8, 2008 9:50 AM

Voula's Offshore Cafe on Northlake. Not only the best bacon, but the best hashbrowns in town. By far.

Posted by c | April 8, 2008 9:52 AM

You can sign up for the bacon of the month club at You get a different artisan bacon delivered to your door every month for 12 months. And they have cool bacon gifts there too, like bacon air freshener.

On the Eastside (I know, I know you Seattle types never cross the bridge but if you do...) Trellis at the new Heathman Hotel in Kirkland has some yummy bacon.

The woman in the illustration is thinking "Honey I'm so going to give you the blow job of your dreams after I devour all this yummy bacon you made for me."

Posted by PopTart | April 8, 2008 9:56 AM

I hear they have great bacon in Oklahoma City.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | April 8, 2008 9:59 AM

TWILIGHT EXIT!!! Chicken Fried bacon with a side of creamy gravy for dipping. You will see God right before the heart attack!!

Posted by El Vee | April 8, 2008 10:03 AM

When they hit it right (it's not always consistent), the Dish in Ballard used to do the best cooked bacon for brekkie around. Close to the crisp, light texture you'd get at home slow baking it in a low oven for an hour or so. Good fat/meat balance. Not soggy or teeth breaking, just crumbly crispy with honeycombed fat. mmmmm bacon.....

Posted by iphi | April 8, 2008 10:03 AM

Am I the first to suggest 5points? Thick, plentiful, cheap, and accompanied by a stack of food.

Posted by el rutherford | April 8, 2008 10:07 AM

It sure is good at Mecca Cafe. And it's fun to eat bacon in a place called Mecca.

Posted by Prince Frankenstein | April 8, 2008 10:10 AM

In my pantz?

Posted by RADman | April 8, 2008 10:15 AM

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By Seattle's own Sarah Katherine Lewis

(End shameless self promotion)

Posted by Colton | April 8, 2008 10:17 AM

Oh and evidently if you've ever wondered how much bacon was "enough bacon" - evidently it's 3 and 1/2 pounds, pre-cooked.

Posted by Colton | April 8, 2008 10:22 AM

the family pancake house in Redmond and up at the summit has a bacon waffle. little bits of crispy bacon in the batter and then grilled to dimension defying perfection. Top with some real butter and real maple syrup and you've got a reason to go so far. go up to the pass and bring some snowshoes to burn off the meal and then repeat.

Posted by nos | April 8, 2008 10:26 AM

Hector's bacon should be ready about now....

Posted by bf | April 8, 2008 10:31 AM

A&J's Meats on Queen Anne. Get the peppercorn bacon.

Posted by Joe M | April 8, 2008 10:32 AM

@35: Who wants crispy crumbly bacon? Ewww. Why would you overcook your bacon so much?

I second Portage Bay Cafe, though a lot of days I just don't want the pepper.

I do like the bacon at the 14 Carrot Cafe.

And also up in Bellingham where I spend half my weeks now, Arlis's usually does a good bacon, but the last time they overcooked it.

Down with crispy bacon!

Posted by King Rat | April 8, 2008 10:33 AM

All hail King Rat.

Posted by Fnarf | April 8, 2008 10:36 AM

El Greco. It's nice and thick (they slice it themselves), made from good meat, and done with a press so it's flat and evenly cooked.

There's some variation depending on who's in the kitchen and how busy they are, I've had the best luck with Friday brunch. As a bonus, they've also got my favorite scrambled eggs in Seattle...

Geraldine's Counter down in Columbia City is owned by the same folks and has similar bacon, but I think the scrambled eggs are slightly different.

Posted by Russell | April 8, 2008 10:47 AM

Bacon salt. Because everything should taste like bacon.

Bonus: vegetarian AND kosher!!

Posted by cmh | April 8, 2008 10:49 AM

@47, that bacon salt is so good!

At Crush recently I had a piece of chocolate with bacon in it. It was divine.

Posted by PopTart | April 8, 2008 10:58 AM

hattie's hat in ballard, good stuff

Posted by onion | April 8, 2008 11:00 AM
Posted by dark&dumb | April 8, 2008 11:04 AM

Fero's in Pike's Place market has some of the best bacon I've ever had so far.

Posted by apres_moi | April 8, 2008 11:08 AM

She's looking at that bacon like it's been two minutes since her last bong load.

Posted by elswinger | April 8, 2008 11:30 AM

@ El Greco! Choose bacon in their "Broadway" breakfast and swoon. A close second would be the pepper bacon atop the Deluxe's BOA burger. Now you just have to figure out where to stop for lunch between those two places and you're set.

Posted by Lulu | April 8, 2008 11:35 AM

oh god, I'm in Istanbul and it took me a month to find bacon and when I did it was poorly cut, fatty, uncured and looked like it had been on the shelf for weeks. I really miss Hempler's. I miss BLTs. I miss bacon, blue cheese and avocado on mixed greens. I miss the smell of bacon permeating everything on Sunday morning.

Posted by Morgan | April 8, 2008 11:37 AM


Not only did I smoke my own bacon. I also smoked two whole pork shoulders and a leg of goat. And yes, I had the meat sweats sunday night.

Posted by Andrew | April 8, 2008 12:19 PM


Not sure why.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 8, 2008 12:40 PM

You can find Seattle's best bacon here:

Posted by mmbb | April 8, 2008 1:11 PM

Slab bacon from the Bavarian Meat Store in the market.... or pork belly from BOKA Kitchen + Bar.

do either of those count?

Posted by miko | April 8, 2008 1:52 PM

5 Spot. Hands down.

Posted by sam | April 8, 2008 3:25 PM

i was fortunate a few weeks ago to receive a small slab bacon cured by the new chef at the artemis cafe.. i'm not sure if they've incorporated it into their menu yet but it's the best bacon i've had in YEARS..
for the best bacon cocktail get a manhattan at moxie's on queen anne which is garnished with a bacon lollipop..
who thinks of these things ?..
and a strong contender is the breakfast side pork they serve at monsoon's on 19th for weekend brunch ( it used to come with duck eggs over easy.. but now it's served alongside organic chicken eggs, and a side of brioche french toast..)

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | April 8, 2008 3:44 PM

Hemplers Uncured Bacon at Madison Market. You make it yourself.

Posted by Diana | April 8, 2008 5:16 PM


Posted by Fnarf | April 8, 2008 6:38 PM

I'm curious to have the bacon at Skillet. Evidently they've got a guy up on Beacon Hill who makes it for them. Based, on the one pasta dish I had at Skillet, I just have this feeling it's got to be good.

Posted by j-lon | April 8, 2008 6:50 PM

for the Triple Rock Free Bacon night.
No foolin'. They have 'em.

Triple Rock Social Club (map)
629 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454


Posted by Maybe you need to go to the Twin Cities | April 8, 2008 6:53 PM

hi spot -madrona

Posted by 7r | April 8, 2008 8:56 PM

I second Andrew. His bacon is pretty great.

Posted by Kathrine | April 9, 2008 6:37 AM

Geraldine's Counter in Columbia City. The bacon is thick and manages to be chewy and crispy at the same time. Delicious.

Posted by rrr | April 9, 2008 7:47 AM

Patty's Eggs Nest- had it this morning- THICK cut, ALWAYS done a little crispy...but not CHARRED. And when you order a side of bacon- you get FIVE slices- not TWO like other lame places. I think since this is the 2nd recommendation- you should go there!

Posted by Flinga | April 10, 2008 2:33 AM

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