If you’ve never seen a fish fly through the air just after you bought it for dinner, then you don’t know what fresh is.
Pike’s Place Market is famous for its seafood options, but in a city filled with tech companies and grunge rock fans searching for the next big band, there is much more to find.
But don’t let plaid shirts and ripped jeans fool you.
Seattle is home to some of the best food in the country.
Ever had a Dungeness crab omelet for breakfast with no cheese? It’s something you will talk about for years.
But there is so much more to Seattle’s food scene than seafood.
There’s Tai, tomato pies, burgers and yes, great sushi.
So buckle up, or loosen that belt, and take a trip around the city to look at some of the best food and entertainment options Seattle has to offer:
WHERE DO LOCALS EAT SEAFOOD IN SEATTLE?
If you are visiting or new to any city, you can best ask a local where to eat. It not only helps you avoid large crowds but will save you money and offer some of the best flavors.
So, where do locals in Seattle eat seafood?
There are many answers to this question.
With seafood, the best idea often is that less is more. Let the flavors of the crab and local fish come through.
If you eat seafood, why not spend some time on the water?
One of the local’s favorite places is The Fisherman’s Restaurant. There’s parking nearby, and you can’t miss this place these days with the giant Ferris Wheel and aquarium nearby.
But why this place?
Maybe it’s the large bowl of clam chowder or the bucket of muscles and clams.
But when they bring a giant platter of three types of crab and the rest of the restaurant stops and looks, you know you’re in the right place.
It’s hard not to order the King, Snow, and Dungeness crab plate served with the crab’s shell on top.
You will walk out knowing you have all the seafood you want. And now it’s time to see if you can walk up the giant outdoor staircase — an actual test of any good meal.
If you are looking for one of the top seafood stops for locals, RockCreek Seafood and Spirits on Freemont Ave is it. This place is the hot spot for fresh catches and favorites like oysters and tuna.
Check out the Market Grill or Pikes Place Chowder if you are at Pike’s Market.
Another place to try is Matt’s in the Market for a fine dining experience. For lunch, you can try grilled Spanish Octopus, seared scallops, Cornmeal catfish, or a white prawn roll.
Also, check out Shushi Kashiba.
But there is so much more.
BEST COMFORT FOOD SEATTLE
There are plenty of options if you want to fill up on something other than seafood.
There are some great names for restaurants here. And if you are looking for comfort food, check out The Fat Hen.
This is an excellent breakfast place for some fried chicken.
For a great burger, try 8oz Burger & Co.
This place takes the American classic to new levels, from spicy burgers to smoked bacon mayo.
BEST FOOD IN SEATTLE AREA
OK, so it has come down to this.
What is the best food in the Seattle area?
Well, there are many answers, but let’s give a few to try.
It depends on what you want to eat.
One of the favorite spots for pizza is Delancey or Dino’s Tomato Pie.
Try The Butcher’s Table or the Capital Grille for the best steaks.
Did someone say Wagyu beef?
Try this delicious meat that melts in your mouth like butter.
There also is the Walrus and the Carpenter with a James Beard chef.
Some of the hottest restaurants right now include Seabird and Lotus Pond.
If you are going to Seattle, you must try seafood on the water. There are many places to choose, but give Fisherman’s a try. If it has the name Fisherman’s in the title, you know this is fresh.
SEATTLE AREA ENTERTAINMENT
So, after you grab a bite to eat, there are plenty of things to do in Seattle.
This is the place of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Macklemore. So why not take in a concert?
The great thing about this city is the locals are always looking to discover the next big hit.
Plenty of theaters all over the downtown district will have lines of people waiting to see what’s next.
Why not see what makes Seattle great at The Moore Theatre?
But there are so many venues. Why not check out Seattle’s heavy metal band Queensryche? Or check out some new bands and say you’ve seen them first.
If music is not your thing, take a day trip to Mt. Rainer, a Seattle Harbor Cruise, a Seattle City Tour and learn how things started here.
You might even want to stay at a Hotel Max with rooms with Seattle bands’ themes.
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