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Good place for mom and daughter lunch in Seattle near Space Needle?

geegeeTX Mar 9, 2013 07:29 PM

Visiting from Texas with my six yr old daughter. We are both adventurous eaters and would love to have great seafood, specifically Dungeness Crab! Does not need to be fancy, we will be on a whirlwind trip that day - EMP, Chihuly Gardens, Space Needle and maybe squeeze in Pike Place Market - that's our general area. Any advice is appreciated! Thanks.

  1. LotusRapper Mar 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    Pike Place Market would be fun (in the market):


    Or Ivar's, down at Pier 54 off of Alaskan Way:



    Ivar's is Seattle home-grown and a Pacific NW institution. The Alaskan Way location is Ivar's Acres of Clams officially.

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    1. re: LotusRapper
      melpy Mar 10, 2013 05:14 AM

      I would definitely eat at the market so many choices. Not sure the best for the crab though.

    2. LotusRapper Mar 10, 2013 09:37 AM

      Fish throwin' at Pike Place Fish Market is fun for kiddos to watch :-)


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        Gizmo56 Mar 11, 2013 10:51 AM

        If you want to eat within walking distance of the needle, there is now a very nice little restaurant just steps away, called Collections Cafe (connected to the Chihuly glass exhibit).


        The Cafe is family friendly, but with enough flair not to disappoint a foodie adult.

        For more downscale options, also right alongside the Needle:


        I agree that for quality seafood, you'll be better off in and around the Pike Place Market. If you go that route, consider Steelhead Diner and Etta's:



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          geegeeTX Mar 11, 2013 11:05 AM

          Thank you all!!

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