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The Hi-Life

5425 Russell Ave. NW (Market St.) Send to Phone
206-784-7272 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A neighborhood family-friendly crowd-pleaser in Ballard for American fare all day long.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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  • 3.5 star rating
3.5 rating over 6 reviews

The Hi-Life Restaurant Review

: Housed in a converted 1911 firehouse, The Hi-Life serves upscale comfort food. Find the front door by looking for the 20-foot neon sign atop the old elevator shaft inviting you to "Eat" and "Drink." But don’t expect kitschy firehouse décor. Although the atmosphere is upbeat and charming, it's geared towards casual and relaxed. Breakfast and brunch patrons enjoy specialties such as vanilla custard dipped french toast; a cast iron enchilada stack topped with sunny side up eggs; and vegetable hash over polenta, finished with poached eggs. Lunch features wood-fired pizzas and interesting soup-and-salad combinations. The dinner menu lists steaks, burgers and wild salmon along with spaghetti with fresh Dungeness crab and garlic. A full bar offers an array of libations.

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