Seattle Iconic Restaurant recommendations??
Going to seattle for the first time in 2 weeks. We'll be staying downtown for 2-3 days. Would appreciate a few recommendations for some famous Seattle eateries. For instance, if someone was coming to LA I'd answer with places like Pink's Hot Dogs, Philippes, Tommy's Burger, etc... the places that have been around for 50-80 years and are part of the fabric of the city. Thanks!
Probably the restaurant that would be considered the most iconic in Seattle would be Ivar's on the waterfront. Probably not the best food you'll find (or even the best seafood for that matter) but its long history and the legacy of Ivar Haglund are worth the trip at least once.
Tai Tung in the International District has been operating since 1931. Like Ivar's, it is not the best food in the district, but is still a classic among locals. Bakeman's for lunch offers turkey sandwiches that have kept them going for decades. The upstairs bar at Maximillien's at the Market for mussels (not the downstairs white table cloth restaurant). Salumi for lunch is fast becoming a Seattle classic for many, many reasons. The Pink Door at Pike Place Market for a Toulouse Lautrec experience--especially after 9:00 p.m.
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101
Tai Tung Restaurant
655 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Oyster happy hour at Elliott's on the waterfront
Brunch at Salty's or Ivar's Salmon House
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Ivar's Salmon House
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105
I feel like I get this request alot.
Some others that haven't been mentioned that immediately come to mind.
As others have noted they are of varying quality and beloved-ness.
Portage Bay Cafe
Space Needle Restuarant
3005 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107
Portage Bay Cafe
4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
1509 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
203 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109