I will always call Seattle home despite my thirst to travel and explore other places. Seattle has just the right amount of funk and culture that contribute to its amazing food. These Unique Seattle Restaurants will not only thrill your taste but they have also been chosen to get you into some of Seattle’s best neighborhoods.
Beth’s Cafe opened in 1954 and remains largely unchanged. It’s an absolute Seattle late-night staple and perhaps one of the greatest “greasy spoons.” The Travel Channel picked Beth’s Cafe as the best place in the country to “pig out.”
The walls are decorated in patron created art from napkin drawings to dirty Seattle quotes. The most famous dish, 12-egg omelette, was featured on the February 11, 2009 episode of Man Vs. Food. This 24 hour joint keeps Seattle locals fed day and night.
If your lucky you’ll score the booth with the “I lost my virginity at Beth’s” napkin artwork.
Biscuit Bitch serves up some amazing biscuit themed dishes. My favorite the “Gritty Scrambled Cheesy Bitch” with biscuit and gravy, covered in cheese, scrambled eggs and garlic grits. Or perhaps the “Canadian Bitch” with biscuit, maple peanut butter, and bacon. Expect a line as this place is slamming right now.
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Daily Dozen Doughnut
Daily Dozen Doughnut located in the heart of the Pike Place Market churns out hot and fresh doughnuts. A visit to the Pike Place Market is a must for any visit to Seattle so treat yourself to a bag of hot doughnuts. They’re doughnuts and they’re delicious. Simple as that.
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The first Dick’s opened in 1954 in Seattle’s iconic Wallingford district. Famous for their hand cut fries, stellar shakes, and mouth watering burgers, Dick’s is not to be missed.
Unlike most fast food diners, Dick’s has offered employee benefits such as a matched 401(k), 100% employer-paid medical insurance, and a $22,000 college tuition scholarship after six months of work. Needless to say, this was a popular place to work in high school.
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Dim Sum At Harbour City Restaurant
If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating Dim Sum you are in for a real treat. Dim Sum is a Chinese cuisine of small bite-sized portions of steam cooked deliciousness. The international district of Seattle is home to some amazing restaurants but Harbour City is a local favorite.
Pike Place Chowder
A trip to Seattle wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Pike Place Market and a delicious bowl of Chowder from Pike Place Chowder.
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Thai Tom is sure to bring tears to your eyes, tears of joy of course. Or tears of spicy goodness if you so choose. Once you get through the long wait you will be rewarded with authentic Thai classics presented in a hole-in-the-wall style restaurant.
The restaurant is buzzing with activity as the meals are prepared in an open kitchen for everyone to see. Pots and pans flying, knives chopping, it really is quite a site. Thai Tom ranks top 3 of my all-time favorite restaurants.
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Morsel rocks the house with amazing coffee and to die for biscuit sandwiches. Giant and buttery with the freshest ingredients is the theme at Morsel. Local Velton’s Mexico Nayarita coffee and Twin Brook Creamery milk top it off.
Seattle Fish Company
Seattle Fish Company sits in one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods, Alki Beach. Seattle Fish Company serves up fish ‘n’ chips, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and a terrific cioppino.
In addition, they will serve up any of the fish offered fresh and whole from Ma’ono Fish Market next door. After a full belly cruise the Alki beach for a perfect evening sunset.
Damn The Weather
Housed in the charming Pioneer Square area of Seattle this
Home of the Yeti Bar, Annapurna Cafe is a godsend for those returning from travel and craving an Indian or Nepalese dish. Enjoy a cocktail at the Yeti bar and then quench your travel hunger at this fun and delicious restaurant.
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