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kandcgriff Sep 24, 2011 04:52 AM

i'm new here, so i'll keep this simple. i'm a last-minute tag-a-long on my husband's work trip to seattle. staying downtown a the crown plaza for 3 nights (mid-week) in early october. i've received some recommendations from some former locals (paseo, aqua verde, market grill, wild ginger) - but am looking for one great (although not necessarily fancy) seafood spot for dinner. added bonuses would be unique atmosphere, local flavor, and/or a nice view. suggestions?

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    mrnelso Sep 26, 2011 10:48 PM

    This is completely off the wall, I know, but I've been eating in Seattle for 60 years and partial to fish and the best fish in my life was the special of the day at Salvatore's. It was first-of the season Halibut, to be sure, but the man cooks, and I'd be inclined to call and ask if there's a fish on...

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      PeteSeattle Sep 25, 2011 02:02 PM

      Salty's on Alki. You'll have fun! Call for reservations first. It's in West Seattle, and it overlooks the City of Seattle itself across the water. Live Jazz band. A wonderful place for visitors.

      Salty's on Alki
      1936 Harbor Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126

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        tsquare Sep 25, 2011 01:15 PM

        No idea what the food is like these days, but Waterfront Seafood Grill has a pretty great view of Elliott Bay and adjacent the Sculpture Park. Ponti Seafood Grill is on the Ship Canal, so that is a bit unique. And Ray's Boathouse is a locals and visitors old time favorite on Shilshole Bay. All of these will run a pretty penny for a full dinner experience. Also, Ivar's Salmon House at the North end of Lake Union - now that is unique. I wish I could promise any of them would be great, but not really - kind of hit and miss. Chinook's - the kind of place I would take my elderly Dad if it wasn't so noisy, is more casual and right on Fisherman's Terminal. Again, not always great, but primarily seafood.

        Ray's Boathouse Restaurant
        6049 Seaview Ave., Seattle, WA 98107

        Ivar's Salmon House
        401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105

        Waterfront Seafood Grill
        2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

        Ponti Seafood Grill
        3014 3rd Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109

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          firecracker Sep 24, 2011 09:16 PM

          If you'll have a car, Ray's Boathouse may be what you're looking for. If you won't have a car, The Brooklyn or Blueacre are walking distance or a short cab ride away. Both are good but neither have the views Ray's offers.

          Ray's Boathouse Restaurant
          6049 Seaview Ave., Seattle, WA 98107

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