Seattle Travel Guide

USA  #8 in Best Foodie Cities in the U.S.
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What to Eat in Seattle

As one of the Best Foodie Destinations in the country, Seattle restaurants dole out tasty local fare that's often infused with flavors from across the world. Its Pacific Northwest location (surrounded by several bodies of water) allows easy access to fresh seafood like salmon, clams and shellfish. Other Pacific Northwest specialties you'll likely see on the menu or complementing dishes include game meats like moose, caribou and elk, wild mushrooms and fresh berry jams. The city is also home to a large Asian influence that can be seen in everything from sushi to salad. But rest assured, cuisine comes in all forms in this city.

Everything from the delectable vegetarian plates at Cafe Flora (just south of the Washington Park Arboretum) to the upscale classic Italian meals and wine at Altura (in Capitol Hill) seems to impress the foodies of Seattle. The city's cafes and bakeries boast expertly crafted coffee and treats – travelers suggest heading to Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle to try the pastries (and unexpectedly delicious pizza).

Meanwhile, Seattle offers a lively beer culture. You can find a cluster of some of the best local breweries just west of Woodland Park Zoo, including Stoup BrewingReuben's BrewsPopuluxe Brewing Company and Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. Closer to downtown, visitors can check out Pike Brewing Company and Cloudburst Brewing Company. Bars are also renowned for their ambiance and fine draft beers, often accompanied by stew or gumbo. And everyone agrees a stop for some grub (or groceries) at the famous Pike Place Market is a must for any visit to Seattle. If you'd like a little help navigating the market, consider signing up for a foodie tour.

Find the Best Restaurants in Seattle

  • #1
    Ellenos
    #1 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 985 reviewsTripAdvisor (985)
    $ | Greek, Healthy, Street Food
    Pike Place & Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
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  • #2
    Bakery Nouveau
    #2 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1262 reviewsTripAdvisor (1262)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe
    4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4412
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  • #3
    Ghost Alley Espresso
    #3 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 160 reviewsTripAdvisor (160)
    $ | Cafe
    1499 Post Alley Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101-2031
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  • #4
    Le Panier
    #4 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1666 reviewsTripAdvisor (1666)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, European
    1902 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1013
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  • #5
    Pizzeria Credo
    #5 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 196 reviewsTripAdvisor (196)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    4520 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4111
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  • #6
    Storyville Coffee Pike Place
    #6 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 349 reviewsTripAdvisor (349)
    $ | Cafe
    94 Pike St #34, Seattle, WA 98101-2066
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  • #7
    Dahlia Bakery
    #7 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 757 reviewsTripAdvisor (757)
    $ - $$ | American
    2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2414
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  • #8
    The Pink Door
    #8 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2762 reviewsTripAdvisor (2762)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian, Contemporary
    1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101-1014
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  • #9
    Chan
    #9 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 307 reviewsTripAdvisor (307)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Asian, Korean, Gastropub
    86 Pine St In the Inn at the Market courtyard, Seattle, WA 98101-1531
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  • #10
    Fran's Chocolates
    #10 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 359 reviewsTripAdvisor (359)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe
    1325 1st Ave Downtown Seattle, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
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  • #11
    Fremont Brewing
    #11 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 187 reviewsTripAdvisor (187)
    $ | Pub, Brew Pub
    3409 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-8925
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  • #12
    Salumi Deli
    #12 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 425 reviewsTripAdvisor (425)
    $ | Italian
    404 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2836
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  • #13
    Tat's Deli
    #13 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 298 reviewsTripAdvisor (298)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Deli
    159 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104-2539
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  • #14
    Spinasse
    #14 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    $$ | Italian
    1531 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4023
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  • #15
    Altura Restaurant
    #15 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 345 reviewsTripAdvisor (345)
    $$ | Italian
    617 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102-5025
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  • #16
    Tilikum Place Cafe
    #16 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 748 reviewsTripAdvisor (748)
    $ - $$ | American
    407 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121-1519
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  • #17
    Beecher's Handmade Cheese
    #17 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2287 reviewsTripAdvisor (2287)
    $ | American, Deli
    1600 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1529
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  • #18
    Pike Place Chowder
    #18 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4173 reviewsTripAdvisor (4173)
    $ | American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups
    1530 Post Aly Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101-3520
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  • #19
    The Capital Grille
    #19 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 602 reviewsTripAdvisor (602)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1301 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2550
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  • #20
    Gelatiamo
    #20 of 4,159 Places to Eat in Seattle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $ |
    1400 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2106
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