Outdoor Restaurants in Seattle

It's a little secret that Seattle weather is not always gray and miserable. For a few months, there is summer: sunny bliss in the form of long daylight hours and temperatures warm enough to get out on the boat, take in a Mariners game or enjoy a meal al fresco. To help with the latter, here's just a few of our favorite restaurants to enjoy eating outside (when weather permits, of course).

Updated: June 22, 2011

Outdoor Restaurants in Seattle


3650 Wallingford Ave, Seattle, WA 98103

This welcoming Wallingford spot shows up on many folks' lists of favorite local eateries, mainly for the Tuscan-style cuisine and specialty charcuterie, but also because of the lovely patio.

Ray's Boathouse

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Perched right on the waterfront, this staple in the Seattle scene is an outdoor dining destination for tourists and locals who are looking for a meal with a view.

Madame K's Pizza Bistro

5327 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

The back patio at this Ballard pizza joint isn't visible from the curb--it's a romantic hidden gem, and just the sort of place you'd want to enjoy a Chocolate Chip Orgasm (the restaurant's legendary dessert).

Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club

1303 Ne Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Boating and burritos? Get your fix for both at this U-District fave, an obvious choice for al fresco dining (and post-brunch paddling around Lake Union).

Bastille Restaurant

5307 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Through the winter, Bastille's stunning side patio went unused, despite it being both covered and heated. But for warm Ballard nights, this twinkly, open-air seating area can't be beat.

Six Seven

2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67, Seattle, WA 98121

A regular Best of Citysearch winner, this stunning waterfront favorite boasts killer outdoor seating with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics beyond. Go for happy hour, stay past sunset.

Pink Door, The

1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

Another popular choice for Elliott Bay views, this delightful Italian restaurant's deck offers prime sunning in the summer months. Early (3pm-5pm) and late (10pm-close) happy hours means you can go whenever is convenient.


1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

The sidewalk seating here may not be open just yet, but when this hot Ballard eatery finally gets those tables out (the permits are already in, so hopefully this will happen soon), it's sure to be one of the most sought-after seats in town.