California foodies coming to Seattle with two little kids
We will be staying at the Westin in downtown Seattle for two nights and then heading to stay with friends in woodenville for a few nights. We realize a lot of what we eat will be determined by where we are when hunger strikes but if we could plan a couple meals for our trip that would be great. Our kids actually eat everything but we need to eat where kids are welcome. The fish and chips place at the Pike Place Market sounded good but I would love other suggestions or even places near local parks.
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Kids are welcome most everywhere in Seattle if they are well-behaved and if you eat on the early side. In descending order of tourist-worthiness of the parks:
***Boat Street Cafe + Olympic Sculpture Park***
Tutta Bella + South Lake Union Park
Seattle Center armory food court (really) / Tavolata / Shiro's + international fountain at Seattle Center
Cactus + Madison Park
Skillet / Marination + Molly Moon's ice cream + Cal Anderson Park
Near/in the Pike Place Market with my 5-year-old, I like Beecher's (not sit-down), Le Pichet, Pike Place Chowder, Cafe Campagne, or just grazing.
Nearest your hotel, my favorite restaurant is Palace Kitchen.
Another great Marination combo would be to take the water taxi to Alki and then lunch at Marination Ma Kai either right after disembarking or right before re-embarking water taxi, playing at the beach in the middle. Full bar, excellent fish & chips (and everything else on the menu), plus shave ice. Only downside is that it's very busy in summer but turnover is good and they've got lots of outdoor seating (and a stellar view of the city).