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Top 10 Unique Restaurants In Seattle

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Seattle is a popular vacation destination for people across the globe. Home to the iconic Space Needle, the city is also known for various other attractions, such as Pike Place Market or the Seattle Aquarium. For those exploring the city for the first time, finding a good place to eat and recharge is paramount – here are 10 suggestions for unique dining experiences in the city. While the listed suggestions are currently open, many are operating under limited capacity and may require reservations, and dine-in options are subject to change based on local COVID-19 guidelines.

Seattle restaurants

1. Nue

This eclectic restaurant features both dishes and décor from around the world. Another casual dining option, Nue offers international, street food style meals as well as a memorable experience thanks to their unique decorating style, which consists of memorabilia from a variety of international origins.

2. The Art of the Table

The Art of The Table is a small local restaurant notable for its focus on local relationships. Offering homemade food sourced from local farmers and ingredients, this is a great option for those looking to support local Seattle businesses as well as experience some great food.

3. Beth’s Cafe

If you’re looking for some simple, all American food in Seattle, Beth’s Café has you covered. Offering time honored favorites such as hot dogs and cheeseburgers, Beth’s Café is a 24/7 diner reminiscent of simpler times.

4. The Pink Door

The Pink Door offers Italian cuisine as well as a memorable atmosphere. Offering meals made from fresh and local ingredients, The Pink Door has both indoor and outdoor seating, and has historically offered a variety of live entertainment.

5. Pike Place Chowder

A Seattle classic, Pike Place Chowder has two locations. One is located in Pacific Place Shopping Center, and the other in the world famous Pike Place Market. Pike Place Chowder offers a variety of options, including their classic New England clam chowder and some more contemporary choices such as their Smoked Salmon chowder.

6. Bizzarro Italian Café

If you’re craving Italian food, check out Bizzarro Italian Café. Not only do they offer a variety of Italian dishes, including pasta and desserts, they also offer a one of a kind dining experience thanks to their eclectic décor – they live up to their name in the best of ways.

7. Market Grill

Another option located in Pike Place Market, you can’t get much more “heart of Seattle” than this. The Market Grill is the perfect option for grabbing a bite to eat while traversing the various shops in Pike Place Market.

8. Canlis

Canlis offers a combination of classic, high quality food and a truly one of a kind experience. Throughout the pandemic, this restaurant has pivoted to a variety of fresh approaches, including Camp Canlis, which features the options such as The Yurt Village – private dining in individual tents -, and The TreeHouse – private rooftop dining.

9. Full Tilt Ice cream and Pinball

If you’re looking for an afternoon snack or a sweet dessert, consider checking out Full Tilt Ice cream and Pinball. This is truly a one of a kind suggestion – featuring both delicious ice cream as well as entertainment options such as pinball machines and arcade games, you’re certain to have a memorable experience.

10. Ray's Café

If you’re looking for dining with a view of the gorgeous Puget Sound, you can’t get much better than Ray’s Café. Located above Ray’s Boathouse, Ray’s Café is a waterfront dining experience offering a stunning view as well as delicious, Pacific Northwest-centric meals such as Wild Alaskan King Salmon, as well as classic options such as burgers, and a Kid’s menu.

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