Waterfront Dining In Seattle

Waterfront Dining In Seattle

Seattle is a city in Washington State, located on Puget Sound. The city is surrounded by mountains, water, evergreen forests and has many acres of parkland available for relaxation in the fresh air. Seattle is the largest city in the state and is well known for the tech industry. Both Amazon and Microsoft have headquarters in the city’s metropolitan area. The city’s most notable landmark is the Space Needle, which was created for the 1962 World Fair. Worthwhile exploring is the Pike Place Market on the Elliott Bay waterfront in the city. The public market opened in August 1907 and is still going strong. The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle was inspired by the great Jimi Hendrix and has exhibits relating to many of the pop greats, including Bob Dylan and Bo Diddley. While enjoying all the attractions of the city, also explore the options for waterfront dining in Seattle, with some top, recommended options listed below.

1. Salty's on Alki Beach

Salty’s on Alki Beach in Seattle serves brunch, lunch and dinner, with a regularly updated menu as well as a cafe-bar menu. They serve the freshest local seafood dishes, as well as charbroiled steaks, soup, appetizers, side dishes, salads and tasty desserts. The restaurant also hosts various festivals throughout the year. In winter, enjoy the “You Crack Me Up Festival" when Dungeness crab is served. In spring they host the “Just for the Halibut Festival" with fresh Alaskan halibut. Summer sees the “Wild Ones Summer Salmon Festival,” while fall allows guests to enjoy the “Aw Shucks! Amorous Oyster Festival.”

Salty's on Alki Beach

Address: Alki 1936 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (206) 937-1600

Website: Salty’s on Alki Beach

2. Marination Ma Kai

Marination Ma Kai at the waterfront serves Hawaiian food with a genuine aloha feeling. The menu includes tasty options such as Kimchi fried rice or Kimchi quesadilla with optional Kalua pork. Other items of interest are fish and chips with miso or kimchi tartar, fish tacos, pork katsu sandwich or sliders with Kalua pork, served with a soft Hawaiian-style roll, slaw and Nunya Sauce. The restaurant is public spirit minded and supports many local non-profit organizations. Guests are invited to contribute donations to these non-profits.

Marination Ma Kai

Address: 1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (206) 328-8226

Website: Marination Ma Kai

3. Elliott's Oyster House

Elliotts Oyster House, Central Waterfront, Seattle, Washington
Source: Photo by user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Elliott’s Oyster House first opened in 1975 and serves the freshest seafood. The restaurant aims to preserve the natural resources in the area and is Smart Catch compliant. They also support the Puget Sound Restoration Fund and local non-profit organizations. Elliott’s Oyster House serves a variety of oyster dishes, as well as Dungeness Crab, wild king salmon, shrimp and fresh mussels. The menu also offers a variety of desserts, wines and beverages.

Elliott's Oyster House

Address: 1201 Alaska Way, Pier 56, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.. (206) 623-4340

Website: Elliott’s Oyster House

4. Ivar's Salmon House

Watching the barges float by, outside deck, Ivars Salmon House, orange umbrellas for protection from the sun, Portage bay, Seattle, Washington, USA
Source: Photo by user Wonderlane used under CC BY 2.0

Ivar’s Salmon House has been built as a cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse with an open-pit barbecue. The dining area is decorated with native art and historical photos and overlooks Lake Union and the skyline of Seattle. Menu options include alder-smoked salmon and chicken, prawns and seasonal seafood specials. There is an outdoor bar offering casual dining and take-out food.

Ivar's Salmon House

Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (206) 632-0767

Website: Ivar’s Salmon House

5. Aqua by El Gaucho

Aqua by El Gaucho is an award-winning restaurant located at the end of Pier 70 in Seattle. The walls of glass feature views across Elliott Bay. Summer evenings offer a chance to dine on the large outdoor deck. Alternatively, there is a spacious, indoor dining lounge and serpentine bar. The menu lists many crab, clam, oyster and salmon dishes, including a full list of starters, soups and salads, main dishes and desserts. Vegetarians are also cared for with a selection of suitable dishes.

Aqua by El Gaucho

Address: 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.. (206) 956-9171

Website: Aqua by El Gaucho

6. Six Seven Restaurant and Lounge

The Six Seven Restaurant is located inside The Edgewater Hotel, offering beautiful views across Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It serves the best seasonal cuisine, including the freshest organic and naturally produced ingredients. The menu consists of Pacific Northwest cuisine, while the wine menu lists a variety of excellent and boutique wines from Oregon, Washington and Northern California.

Six Seven Restaurant

Address: The Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (800) 624-0670

Website: Six Seven Restaurant

7. The Nest Rooftop Bar

The Nest Rooftop Bar is perched on the top of the Thompson Seattle Hotel, offering views across Seattle and the seascape. The bar offers bird-inspired cocktails and a small range of tasty snacks conceived by Derek Simcik, the Thompson Seattle Executive chef. Feel free to sit inside or outside, depending on Seattle’s weather.

The Nest Rooftop Bar

Address: 110 Stewart Street, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (206) 512-1096

Website: The Nest Rooftop Bar

8. The Pink Door

Seattle - The Pink Door interior - bar
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Joe Mabel used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Located in Post Alley in the Pike Place Market, The Pink Door serves Italian-American cuisine with entertainment and a warm and friendly welcome. The eclectic entertainment includes cabaret, trapeze, music and tarot. In the warm months, relax on the view deck with views over Elliot Bay, or dine in the dining room. Dine on locally-grown produce with traditional Italian dishes and an excellent wine menu.

The Pink Door

Address: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (206) 443-3241

Website: The Pink Door

9. Palisade Waterfront Restaurant

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant provides a spectacular setting and dining experience with a view. Choose from three-course meals, including dry-aged prime top sirloin steaks, freshly caught and flown in Hawaiian fish and a selection of local seafood. A happy-hour menu includes Asian specialties.

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant

Address: Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 West Marina Place, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (206) 285-1000

Website: Palisade Waterfront Restaurant

10. Bin on the Lake

Bin on the Lake is a stylish wine bar in the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, a 19-minute drive from Seattle. The wine bar serves a range of cuisines including seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients from the Pacific Northwest, along with a wide range of spirits, cocktails and wines. The wine bar also offers striking views over the Seattle skyline and Lake Washington.

Bin on the Lake

Address: 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, Washington State, USA

Tel. No.: (425) 822-3700

Website: Bin on the Lake

Wine and dine on the waterfront in Seattle

Enjoy beautiful vistas and the finest cuisine, along with the best wines while waterfront dining in Seattle.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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