In Seattle for 4 days, Need Recs for Dowtown Seafood
I'm in Seattle Mon - Thurs staying at Sheraton downtown on 6th Ave. I am a seafood lover and that's all I want to eat while I'm here - lunch and dinner! I get 75 minutes for lunch, so I'll need recs that are within walking distance or a short cab away. And for dinner would like to stay downtown,
I don't need anything fancy, love hole-in-the-walls and will probably do a combo of takeout and sitdown since I'm on my own. Love oyster, fresh fish, crab and will do a yummy fish fry once or twice if it's worth the heartrisk and calories!
My first visit to Seattle and want some delicious eating memories!
Thanks foodies :)
Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for all the great recommendations!! On Mon for lunch, went to Blueacre, had an amazing crabcake and collard greens (of all things! they were recommended as a side by my server). Then for dinner, took a cab down to Elliot's for happy hour and had oysters on the half, fried oysters, BBQ oysters and tequila lime mussels. All delicious and inexpensive! Will probably head down to Pike Place for lunch today and not sure yet for dinner.
Any more recommendations are welcome!! I will keep checking this post all week :)
And to the "fish fry" question ... I was just meaning anything fried. Sorry for the misuse of the term!
To add to the recs above, I'd recommend Matt's in the Market for their Fried Oyster Po Boy and their Clams for lunch. I'd also add Steelhead Diner as they have a bit of a view or an outdoor patio overlooking Post Alley.
95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101
I am in Seattle all week too. I am staying at the Edgewater and the food is great. I haven't had anything bad here. I ate lunch at Chinook's but that's a little further away. I passed Etta's earlier today. I'm waiting for a co-worker to come back so we can decide where to go. :-)
I live in Texas but when I visit out here I never eat any red meat. Only seafood.
Get a grilled salmon sandwich from Market Grill (in the Pike Place Market). Pike Place Chowder (also in the Market) is good too. By "fish fry" do you mean fish and chips? (My midwestern relatives do a "fish fry" with walleye on the shore when they fish, but I can't imagine that's what you're looking for here). Take a look at this "top 5" article--the Edgewater is downtown, and Pike Street Fish Fry is a short bus/cab ride or long walk away:
Ditto the recs for Elliott's happy hour. Go at 3 for the best oyster prices. I really like the mussels and frites at BOKA during happy hour, too.
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Pike Street Fish Fry
925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
1509 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Pike Place Chowder
600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101
for fish n chips downtown, Jack's Fish Spot, or Steamers on the Waterfront. Touristy but good. I also love the Lockspot at the Locks. Will need a cab but everyone should visit the Locks. Salmon with corn bread pudding at Etta's--a classic. Flying Fish, cab ride away, and totally great food. Probably my favorite for pure seafood.
2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Jack's Fish Spot
1514 Pike Pl Ste 2, Seattle, WA 98101
3005 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107
Blue Acre specializes in seafood and is nearby. Anthony's has good fish and chips at their fish & chips bar by the waterfront. Don't recommend their fancy restaurant, however. Elliott's on the waterfront is good for oysters. Catch the ride free bus in the tunnel during the day and head on down to the ID for fresh crab out of the tank, prepared Chinese style. Sea Garden is one option--their black bean clams are good too. You will need another person to do the crab--too much for one. The better seafood places, in my opinion, are not downtown
509 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
for seafood downtown, you cannot do better than blueacre seafood (7th/olive) though, on a good day, etta's seafood (pike place market) runs a close second. jack's fishspot (also in the market) is reopened and serving excellent fish'n'chips during daylight hours. the best seafood in town is the downstairs dining room at ray's boathouse (shilsole marina), a rather long cab ride but well worth the effort