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Sep 24, 2011 04:52 AM

seafood for dinner

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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  1. 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

    1. 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

      1. 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

        1. 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...