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Zayda Buddy's Pizza

Map & Directions 5405 Leary Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
  • American, Pizza
  • Daily 11am-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • No Parking


Seattle Weekly's Description

Instead of Tabasco or Sriracha, Zayda Buddy's in Ballard serves squeeze bottles of Secret Aardvark hot sauce, a Portland product with a distinct habanero tang. The menu could be classified as "enlightened cafeteria." Think of the food you associated with a day of the week in elementary school: burgers, sloppy joes, Tater Tot casseroles. Substitute real ingredients instead of glop from No. 10 cans, and you've got a lock on the chefs' style. But if the sauce on the signature thin-crust pizzas is bland and the beer cheese soup is under-seasoned, nobody at this good-natured beer joint is complaining. So long as the Twins are on the television and the Leinenkugel's flowing, it doesn't much matter whether the hot dish is short on cream of mushroom soup: After all, there's nothing Secret Aardvark can't fix.

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  • Jesse D. on 12/04/10

    Trying to avoid hipsters and college girls throwing up on eachothers uggs? Zayda Buddy's will take the 'club kid' out of your Ballard Friday night.

  • Stacey on 03/11/11

    Cheese curds! Omg!

  • chad m. on 05/25/10

    Tater Tot Tuesday rawks! Do it!

  • Seattle Weekly on 06/10/11

    Happy hour Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm and 10pm-12am with deals on drinks, appetizers, and REALLY good $6 pizza. More info and a free happy hour app for smartphones at happyhours.seattleweekly.com !

  • Gerald O. on 09/25/09

    Go to Zayda Buddy's on a Tueday and get free tater tots with any alcoholic beverage purchase. If it's after 11am, make it a $2 pint of Rainier.

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