Seafood City Spotlight: Seattle, WA
It’s been several weeks since we shared our Seafood City Spotlight on Baltimore. This week, we have chosen to travel back west. This week’s blog highlights the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle, Washington.
In a nutshell, Seattle is a seaport, and it is also the fourth largest one in the United States. The city is located on an isthmus between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington. In the distance, Mount Rainier surrounds the bustling metropolis. While a lot of people will visit the historic Pike Place Market or Space Needle, we are going to explore some tasty food destinations.
The birthplace of Starbucks has a lot more to offer than coffee, we promise. Much like its west coast counterpart in San Francisco, the “Emerald City” does not lack seafood options. Here are the 10 best seafood restaurants in Seattle.
- Pike Place Chowder – It’s all in a name at this local favorite. Owner and founder Larry Mellum has won countless awards for his variety of chowder options.
- RockCreek Seafood & Spirits – Put your own feast together with wide variety of small and large plates with freshly sourced crabs and mussels.
- The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House – A little on the pricier end, but from the large oyster bar and steak options, you can’t go wrong.
- Etta’s Seafood – This Tom Douglas restaurant offers fresh Dungeness crab cakes and an impeccable “Market Brunch,” and is located across from Pike Place Market.
- Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill – Salty’s has one of the best views of the city hands down. Not to mention, it’s all-you-can-eat brunch buffet is superb.
- Elliott’s Oyster House – Located on Seattle’s Pier 56, Elliott’s has a prime waterfront location that has been serving up the freshest seafood since 1975.
- Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe – Although on the higher side of price ranges – the Boathouse “elevates fresh seafood on both local and global markets,” according to their website.
- Ivar’s Salmon House – One of the many Ivar’s establishments in the Seattle area – it’s complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing its well-received alder smoked dishes – like salmon, prawns and other seafood specials.
- The Crab Pot – Home of the Famous “Seaffeast” – this Seattle staple has two other locations in Bellevue, WA and Long Beach, CA.
- Duke’s Chowder House – Duke’s boasts 6 locations in the Seattle area. Known for its “Champion Clam Chowder.” It is also the recipient of the highest seafood restaurant rating in Washington state by Fish2Fork.
Seattle features so many fantastic eateries. Many of the restaurants we included source the best of local and sustainable ingredients, which is always a plus. We hope this list serves you know well on your next sojourn to the Pacific Northwest!
Our Marketing Assistant, Christina had this to say about Seattle, “Visiting this city was hands down one of my favorite vacations. It’s very eccentric, and I hadn’t been anywhere like it. From eating on the waterfront facing Elliott Bay to a Mariners game to exploring Pike Place Market, I loved it.”