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Willie's Taste of Soul Bar B-Que

3427 Rainer Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 722-3229
Cuisine: Barbeque, Creole/Cajun/Southern
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access
  • Atmosphere Live Music, Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Beer, Wines
  • Amenities TV
  • Banquet Facilities Off-Site Catering
  • Payment Methods Cash Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa


After working nearly 14 years for various local BBQ restaurants in the greater Seattle area, Willie began to get a clear vision of using his knowledge of the restaurant industry to establish his own position in the community. It was on October 1, 1994 that he opened Willie's Taste of Soul BBQ & Custom Smoke House. Over the past 13 years we have served thousands of repeat customers from our starting location in the Beacon Hill area of Seattle. We at WTS strive to provide excellent product and customer service, all with a Southern touch. Being originally from Louisiana, it has always been Willie's goal to provide his customers with a dining experience that is like no other in this area. We have been recognized in several local newspapers over the years and have become known for providing consistent, high-quality meals at a reasonable price. Our succulent ribs, beef, chicken, and homemade hotlinks are all slow smoked right in our own backyard. It is our goal to continue to provide our customers with a meal that is literally hot off the grill. If you smell us cookin' come on by and enjoy a true dinning experience.

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 42reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The entire staff including Chef Willie himself whom we got to meet personally were very warm and friendly. Jun 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thanks Willie!! Delicious! Feb 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Food was reheated and over cooked, hot links were beyond dry, sides such as beans and potato salad are store bouught along with the bread. Was over charged so all in all won't be back..left a bad taste in my mouth. Feb 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The BEST brisket I EVER tasted! The owner was so kind. Dec 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by The barbeque tasted horrible. Do not waste your money. The chicken & fish are the only items worth trying if you eat fried food. Aug 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Their food is very authentic and TRULY good southern SOUL FOOD. Willie & his team is amazing! Aug 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by in'frickincredible!!! Best smoked ribs I've had in a long time. I bet they're the best i Seattle. Live in the South for the past 13yrs, so I know of what I speak. Great local place, wonderful hospitality, I will sure be back! Nov 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Food was great service was rather standoffish Jul 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Took a very long time to get our food. (1/2hr) We were told the cook did not see our ticket Mar 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was fabulous, the people grand. Will go back, and you should too. Jan 21, 2013
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