Seattle has retained the relaxed look and feel that grew around the grunge movement in the 80s and 90s, for which the city became famous, and this goes for its eateries as well. And that’s to be expected – this is a place where you can stroll down the street smoking a joint after all. Here are our tips and suggestions for the best places to eat and what you can enjoy there.

1. Portage Bay Café

This place offers Seattle’s best brunch.

2. Din Tai Fung

The best Chinese restaurant in town.

3. Westward

Best restaurant patio in the Rainy City.

4. Café Flora

The best vegetarian restaurant in Seattle.

5. La Carta

The best Mexican restaurant in town is La Carta de Oaxaca.

6. Sushi Kashiba

The name says it all – best sushi.

7. The Pink Door

The best place for a hearty dinner and a fun show.

8. Salumi and Paseo

The most delectable sandwiches you’ve ever had in your life.

9. Maneki

Home to the best Japanese cuisine in Seattle.

10. Matt’s

This is the best restaurant in Pike Place Market, a not-to-miss attraction in itself for all food lovers.

11. Super Bueno

The best new restaurant in Washington’s biggest city.

12. Elliot’s Oyster House

The best restaurant on the water. Also home to the most delicious and freshest seafood, but Ray’s Boathouse is giving it a run for its money. Runners-up in the seafood category include Etta’s and Rock Creek.

13. Macrina

Not to miss for those with a sweet tooth. This excellent bakery will provide an unforgettable experience. You could also try Dahlia Bakery and more specifically their coconut pie, which is referred to as the best dessert in town by locals. All Tom Douglas restaurants have it too. Just ask if you don’t see it on the menu.

14. El Gaucho

The best steakhouse in town. Also great Mexican cuisine and a good destination for spicy food lovers.

15. Canlis

This is the best joint for going all-out, hands down. It is also the only place on the list where casual attire is NOT welcome.

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