I didn't much care for seafood (well unless you count fried shrimp) much as a kid. But now that I'm all grown up and living in the land o' the oyster and the salmon I find myself in love with the delicious and nutritious gifts of the sea. If you feel the same, visit one of these restaurants or markets soon.
Come for the progressive oyster happy hour when you can score a bivalve starting at 3 p.m. for as little as 75 cents. Stay for their coconut prawns and fresh from the sea fare.
Outdoor seating is a plus.
While many come to visit the first Starbucks or the gum wall, the market has so much more to offer. Food (fresh and prepared), wine (including a tasting room for Washington wineries), $5 bouquets, a newsstand, a rummage hall, a cabaret, a theater, a gallery and a shoe museum.
This old school den of meat and seafood has a roomy bar and patio that hosts a daily happy hour from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. when you can score bivalves for $1.50 and beer, wine and cocktails starting at just $4.
Scallops, halibut, lamb, pork belly banh mi, nothing seems to be outside this lovely room's specialty. Monday - Friday happy hour 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. offers a peekabo view.
This old school butcher and fishmonger offers a great quality product and very helpful service.
This classic Seattle room is splendid but why eat in when they have a takeaway counter and a deck where you can watch tourists and locals feed fries to the seagulls of Lake Union.
Enjoy brunch and a cocktail or two with a stunning waterfront view at this Seattle seafood institution. The twice daily happy hour (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) is a great value as brews and full meal deal plates ring up at just $4 - $9.
Tucked away on the west side of Capitol Hill this lovely room offers fine fare and cocktails. Visit on a Sunday or Monday night and snag a two-pound salt & pepper Dungeness crab and a mango & papaya salad for $32.
This seafood shop in Fishermen's Terminal deals in fresh and frozen seafood. Grab a whole crab and get crackin.
This is a great place to fuel up on everything from a burger to eggs benedict before perusing the Pike Place Market stands.
My favorite sushi bar in the city resides in a comfortable almost elegant room in the heart of Belltown. It's best to let Shiro or the chef on duty guide you through what's best from the case that day but do not miss the unagi, black cod, Shiro roll or trying one of their delectable hand rolls.
First-rate seafood offered up by helpful staff. Keep an eye out for smelt, geoduck and sardines.
One stop shopping for sustainable produce, meat and seafood. The bulk spice and produce departments also shine at this member cooperative. Extensive cooking class offerings are a great value at just $45.
Luxe digs in the heart of the city harbor some of the best bites and cocktails in the crunch of Belltown.Don't miss the main courses which favor comfort food of the PacNW or the divine cocktails which are the perfect start to an evening out .
Vendors change with the season but there is always a great selection of fresh and prepared food products from fish to flowers.
Roasted eel with saba, Alaskan spot prawns, Liberty Farm duck leg, Mishima Ranch wagyu hangar steak, pommes de terre, Bluebird Grain Farm farro w/hedgehog mushrooms... Nuff said? Oh yeah, comfortable room and attentive service too!
A wide variety of small plates, beer, wine & specialty cocktails ring in at just $4 - $9 daily 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. - close. Weekends bring $5 Blood Mary's.
They also offer special dinners and classes.
This lively room feels like a little slice of France. Think chocolaut chaud, salad verte, croque madame, ling cod and steak frites.
This lovely room serves up food to match. Don't miss the dutch babies, the sardine sandwich or the hand cut pasta.
A place so nice they named it twice.This lovely Ballard room serves first rate sushi, sake & cocktails and has a beautiful tree as the focal point of the room. Don't miss the daily happy hour 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. when you can score bevs & bites for $2 - $6.
This modern room in the heart of the Hill serves up gifts from the sea including a killer scallop crudo and grilled octopus. The fried chick peas and $1 oysters//$6 bubbles Sunday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to close seal the deal.
There isn't a bad time to drop into this modern but comfortable room nestled into the Pan Pacific Hotel in the heart of South Lake Union but fine deals are to be had at lunch and happy hour.
A gorgeous room that serves food to match. Fish, shellfish & salads standout. Happy hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Thursday is a particularly wise time to visit.
While primarily a takeaway joint for Thai street food (the first dine in area was quite literally a whole in the wall) recently added sidewalk seating makes this charmer even more attractive. Keep an eye out for the special of the day and the whole roasted fish.
Roz and Kamala's beautiful bites now have a view to match at their latest outpost in West Seattle. Outdoor dining, shaved iced, cocktails and arrival by water taxi make this the jewel in their crown.
It's easy to get your omega-3s here since the cases are stocked full with beautiful, fresh seafood including salmon, clams and crab.
Grab a hand roll of fish & chips and a draft and head to one of the few coveted sidewalk seats to watch the Capitol Hill hipsters go about their motions.
From start to finish (the wine and dessert menus stand out) RN 74 looks after every detail so you don't have to. There isn't a bad time to visit this good looking room but the twice daily happy hour is a particularly wise time to cozy into one of the leather seats since a generous selection of bites and wine go for $3-$6. Also keep an eye out for their pastry and wine classes.
My second favorite sushi bar in town resides in this sleek, well designed temple to sushi and other fine Japanese fare. Don't miss their sake offerings either.
Low key environs (unless you count the angel watching from on high) offer up multi-course meals sure to please every taste if you are honest about your likes and dislikes.
Good floral, wine, liquor, cheese and seafood departments. Also check out their housemade soups and guacamole.
Sleek environs offer fresh, affordable shellfish including oysters, crab, geoduck and clams.Grab 'em to go ask or ask Kevin to recommend an award winning Oyster Wine and savor a dozen or two onsite.
The oldest contiuously running open-air farmer's market in Seattle is arguably the best.They do advocacy work on behalf of local famers and offer up everything from fish to foraged goods and even free chef demos.