Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

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 these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Seattle.

View GAYOT's Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Seattle

Anthony's Pier 66 Northwest
12/20
2201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
Menu
Waterfront outpost of the mini-chain takes casual seafood dining to upscale levels. More...

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

Chinook's at Salmon Bay Seafood
12/20
Fishermen's Terminal
Seattle, WA 98119
Menu
Classic family-friendly fish house just feet from the fishing boats. More...

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

Ivar's Salmon House Pacific Northwest
12/20
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98105
Menu
A Seattle classic, serving seafood with a Lake Union view. More...

La Fontana Siciliana Italian
12/20
120 Blanchard Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Menu
Belltown restaurant serving old-school Italian cuisine. More...

Manolin Seafood
14/20
3621 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Manolin honors the delights of seafood in a statement-making setting. More...

Marination Ma Kai Hawaiian
12/20
1660 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
Menu
Water views, sunshine and lots of “aloha” vibes set the stage for the Hawaiian-inspired menu. More...

Maximilien Restaurant French
13/20
Dining Room at Maximilien Restaurant, Seattle, WA Pike Place Market
81 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Menu
Striking views and seafood to match at this Pike Place Market restaurant. More...

The Pink Door Italian
13/20
Dining Room at The Pink Door, Seattle, WA 1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
Menu
Look for the pink door on Post Alley to enter this Seattle classic with an Italian-Northwest menu. More...

Quality Athletics New American
13/20
Dining Room at Quality Athletics, Seattle, WA 121 S. King St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Menu
A Pioneer Square sports bar that makes a play for food-loving fans. More...

Ray's Boathouse Northwest
12/20
Dining Room at Ray 6049 Seaview Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Menu
Sprawling sunsets framing the Olympics and big bay views attract locals and tourists alike to this Northwest-themed favorite. More...

Salty's on Alki Seafood
12/20
1936 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
Menu
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
Menu
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
Menu
Casual seafood served with signature Tom Douglas touches just north of Pike Place Market. More...

Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge New American
14/20
The Edgewater
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121
Menu
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
Menu
The elder statesman of Ballard's Italian restaurant scene. More...

Westward Seafood
15/20
Dining Room at Westward, Seattle, WA 2501 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
Menu
From the beachside fire pit to a boat-shaped bar, seafood is served in a lakeside setting. 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
Menu
Fremont Collective restaurant for chef Renee Erickson's comfort food that draws inspiration from England, southern Europe and beyond. More...

Best Outdoor Dining in Other Cities

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.