With 14 bustling pho joints across Seattle, Than Brothers has clearly earned an avid following. The menu is simple—order a classic bowl of pho with your choice of meats or veggies, and get a complimentary cream puff. The pho broth strikes a balance of sweet, smooth, full-bodied, and savory, and the cream puffs deliver a soft and light treat. Than Brothers attracts an international clientele, and service is quick and to the point, making it a great lunch or takeout option for those in a rush. Various locations, thanbrothers.com
First runner-up: Pho Bac
Second runner-up: Ba Bar
Honorable mention: Pho Big Bowl, Local Pho
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