Recently I got an email from someone that was coming to Seattle just for the weekend and wanted restaurant recommendations. This is very difficult because the restaurants I think should all be in the Seattle downtown and not only should they be in good locations, but the food should be memorable. That is so hard to narrow down. Especially since one of my favorite restaurants is located outside of Seattle, Café Juanita which is in Kirkland. So if you are staying downtown, want walking distance to your places, and you only have a few days in Seattle I would recommend going to some of the following places:
Serious Pie – Excellent Pizza, does not take reservations so go early but it is also open for lunch. Best pizza in Seattle.
316 Virginia St. (bet. 3rd & 4th Aves.)
Matt’s in the Market– Local food great atmosphere. Highly recommend for a fist time visitor.
94 Pike St. (1st Ave.)
Restaurant Zoe – Excellent food, also the same owner as Quinn’s.
2137 Second Ave. (Blanchard St.)
Shiro’s Sushi – Favorite Sushi Place in Seattle.
2401 Second Ave. (Battery St.)
Dahlia Lounge – Local place good solid food and order the donuts for dessert.
2001 Fourth Ave. (Virginia St.)
Le Pichet – French little bistro great for breakfast or lunch.
1933 First Ave. (Virginia St.)
Tamarind Tree – Excellent Vietnamese Food. Probably need a taxi from downtown but should only take a few minutes.
1036 S. Jackson St. (12th Ave.)
Wildginger – If you can’t go to Tamarind tree then go here. It is a large place and always very crowded but the food is really good. This is Asian Fusion type of food and not Vietnamese
1401 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2105
If you are scrolling through Pike Place market and you just want to grab a sandwich go to DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine in Economy Market Building and then go to Daily Dozen Doughnuts right outside for some fresh warm donuts.
Hope you enjoy your time in Seattle. Let us know where you went and what you thought.
For Seattleites, what would your list be if you only had a weekend in Seattle?