Watson’s Counter is a Ballard cafe that serves fun and flavorful Korean-American dishes. Lifelong Seattleite James Lim opened his restaurant in 2019 and named it after his dog, Watson. Watson’s Counter is known for its all-day menu, which includes Korean-style “Eggs Benny,” cereal-crusted french toast, Korean poutine, and loco moco.

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James Lim
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Watson’s Counter: A Culinary Story about Identity, Community & the Quest for Excellence


  1. Love seeing Korean-fusion restaurants in the heart of Ballard that allows everyone to experience the deliciousness of Korean food with a twist!

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