Restaurants & Attractions

Burien’s “foodie paradise” reputation is quickly growing, with more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened in the last two years. Even the New York Times is swooning, but we think they missed a few spots. Read on for more things you can do in Burien. 

Eat Local

Explore some of the grocery and specialty food markets that line 152nd, 153rd and Ambaum Blvd. From tamales from Mexico to teff from Ethiopia, you never know what you will find. We can boast of not just one, but two chocolatiers. And how many towns have an oilierie! Burien is the place you can find that special ingredient.

Eat at one of the dozens of new restaurants that have opened in the last few years in the downtown area. In just four blocks, you can sample cuisine from around the globe.

Shop Local

Discover one of the many unique restaurants and businesses that give Burien its small-town charm. Learn more at Discover Burien.

Women sits at a table

Arts and Culture

Burien is not only home to a creative community of artists, but it also is the headquarters of several well-regarded arts organizations.

Learn more about public art in Burien.

Burien Actor’s Theatre

The Burien Actor’s Theatre is a community-based theater operating in the Burien Annex. Entertaining our community since 1955, the theater company has made people laugh, cry, think, and dream. Catch their next show and support local arts.

Boy throws basketball to man.

Burien Actor's Theatre 2013 production of Undiscovered Places. Photo credit: Michael Brunk/Burien Actor's Theatre.

Highline Heritage Museum

The mission of the Highline Heritage Museum is to collect, preserve and tell the stories of the Highline region and its people. The grand opening is scheduled for June 14, 2019.  

Artist rendering of future museum.

 Artist rendering of future Highline Heritage Museum. Courtesy of B-Town Blog.

Moshier Art Center 

Pulling artists and students from throughout the region, Moshier Art Center is known as one of the most accessible ceramic art centers in the Puget Sound area. Walking into Moshier Art Center, you will see preschool age children playing with clay in one room and a master ceramic artist at the wheel in another. Offering classes and studio space to artists of all ages and skill levels, the Moshier Art Center is beloved by the community of artists it supports.

Hands on a potter's wheel.

Northwest Symphony Orchestra

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) is a vibrant ensemble of musicians dedicated to musical excellence, each other and the community. The mission of the NWSO is to promote the music of contemporary Northwest composers while also performing, promoting and educating the public about the full spectrum of classical music.

The NWSO's Educational Outreach Symphony for Students program provides free tickets to performances at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington and at Holy Rosary, Seattle, Washington. Please see Symphony for Students Program for more information.

Seahurst Park

Enjoy the crown jewel of Puget Sound’s urban area beaches, Seahurst Park. Explore the 182 acres of spectacular beauty, nearly a mile of saltwater beaches, two playground areas, miles of hiking trails, and recreational facilities available for rent for families and friends to gather. Take a moonlight beach walk with the Environmental Science Center and explore marine life in a whole new light.

Orcas swimming in water.