The Seattle and Tacoma Area
Restaurants in The Seattle and Tacoma Area
Located in the American Legion building across from Heritage Park in down, Water Street Café & Bar serves contemporary American food in a casual setting. The homey interior has a fireplace, wooden tables, and chandeliers, while the open air patio is suitable seating for warmer months.
The restaurant serves unusual pub grub (try the free-range emu burgers), and locally brewed organic ales.
The perfect antidote to that Pacific Northwest drizzle: a just-pulled Borgia (a mocha laced with orange zest) with your morning eggs.
This Gig Harbor restaurant specializes in American fare with a focus on Pacific Northwestern ingredients. The dining room resembles a hunting lodge, with taxidermy heads mounted on the walls, a large stone fireplace, and wooden paneling.
This downtown brewery has been crafting small batch beers for nearly 15 years, but it wasn't until 2006 that it opened its doors to thirsty visitors with the Taproom. The no-frills space is comfortable with darts and a pool table.
Brian Scheehser, the executive chef at this informal restaurant in Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel, loves to personally present a dish with its exact provenance—as in, “Those beans were in the ground forty-six minutes ago.” Scheehser’s three-acre farm in neighboring Woodinville—where the harvest includ
Xinh Dwelley was born in An Hoa, Vietnam; during the war she found work cooking for the U.S. Army, and eventually moved to Washington State. Since then she's become one of the Northwest's most celebrated oyster experts-she's a five-time winner of the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship.
Fuel up on Northwest-style pub grub like wild-caught salmon burgers (plus lovely deck-side views over Eagle Harbor.
Everyone from tattooed bikers to blue-haired old ladies slurps down the steamed Penn Cove mussels at this funky no-frills restaurant, which overlooks the waters where the famed bivalves are harvested.
At this Tacoma tavern, the experience is as much about the beefy bundles of joy as it is about the cold brews. It's like Cheers, only better—a watering hole with some of the most delicious and inventive red hots (another name for your regulation wiener).
Have an elegant dinner of Asian-influenced seafood at a water-view table.
Locals and hotel guests (two and four-legged) alike frequent this casual hideaway at Salish Lodge and Spa for its warm ambiance and Pacific Northwest influenced menu items. Many of these items are identical to what’s offered on the resort’s more formal dining option’s menu.
Dinner at The Herbfarm is a four or five hour experience. Guests are greeted with a pre-dinner beverage and taken on an herb garden tour before sitting down for the 9-course tasting menu.
Though vegetarians are plentiful in Olympia, shellfish fans are, too; find them slurping Fanny Bays, from next-door Puget Sound, at the Oyster House.