I wrote once, somewhere, that Seattle glows in pockets. The more time I spend falling in love with our city, the more I think this is true. Tourists may dive head first into our downtown shopping-sight seeing trap. But the real tastes, the authentic flavors hover on the city’s fringes and hum on its, not always so refined, street corners. This is exactly where you’ll find one of the best bowls of pho in the city.
On one of our pointed city blocks sits the red, ship like building of Pho Bac. This pho institution has been dishing up steaming bowls of well-seasoned broth since the 80’s. (Don’t come to the ship’s door looking for the more western friendly, chicken variety. You’ll find those steaming bowls at one of their three sister locations, the closest of which is at the other side of their parking lot.)
The old, worn interior may give you pause. Sit down anyway. Once the restorative broth is steaming in your face and warming your belly, you’ll be worry free. Its rich combination of onion, fennel, and star anise make even the drippiest of Seattle days warm.
1314 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144
Monday – Sunday 7 AM – 9 PM