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Best Seattle Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Seattle.


 

View the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Seattle

Anthony's Pier 66 Northwest
12/20
2201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
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Anthony’s casual dining takes an upscale turn at Pier 66. More...

Chandler's Crabhouse Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Chandler 901 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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Seafood complemented by scenic Lake Union views. More...

Chinook's at Salmon Bay Seafood
12/20
Fishermen's Terminal
Seattle, WA 98119
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Fresh fish lands daily at this family-friendly seafood spot that's a cornerstone of Fishermen's Terminal. More...

Copperleaf Restaurant Northwest
15/20
Dining Room at Copperleaf Restaurant, Seattle, WA Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98188
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An oasis off the beaten path for locally inspired dishes prepared with farm-to-table sensibilities. More...

Daniel's Broiler Steakhouse
13/20
200 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98122
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Classy steakhouse on the Lake Washington waterfront. More...

Ivar's Salmon House Pacific Northwest
12/20
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98105
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Vintage Seattle, Ivar's Salmon House is popular with families and visitors alike. More...

La Fontana Siciliana Italian
12/20
120 Blanchard Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

Leave the Belltown bustle behind for a quiet meal at La Fontana Siciliana. More...

The Pink Door Italian
13/20
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
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An Italian-inspired restaurant tucked into a quintessentially Northwest location. More...

Ponti Seafood Grill Pacific Northwest
14/20
3014 Third Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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Classic views and a seafood-focused menu make Ponti a Seattle favorite. More...

Ray's Boathouse Northwest
12/20
Dining Room at Ray 6049 Seaview Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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Ray's Boathouse draws crowds with its prime waterfront location. More...

Salty's on Alki Seafood
12/20
1936 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
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Fresh seafood served with views of the Seattle skyline. More...

Salty's at Redondo Beach Pacific Northwest
12/20
28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198
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A lively waterfront atmosphere just right for enjoying well-prepared seafood. More...

Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie New American
13/20
Pike Place Market
2010 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Tom Douglas offers a seafood menu at his casual Pike Place Market restaurant. More...

Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge New American
14/20
The Edgewater
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121
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A seasonally-inspired menu and waterfront views make Six Seven a favorite with locals and visitors alike. More...

Volterra Restaurant Italian
13/20
5411 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
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Contemporary Italian dishes in a setting that blends fun and romance. More...

Westward Seafood
15/20
Dining Room at Westward, Seattle, WA 2501 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
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Mediterranean flavors and a Northwest feel season this waterfront seafood feast. More...

The Whale Wins New American
14/20
Dining Room at The Whale Wins, Seattle, WA Fremont Collective
3506 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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Fremont Collective restaurant for chef Renee Erickson's comfort food that draws inspiration from England, southern Europe and beyond. More...

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