Agua Verde Cafe is where you go to show your out-of-town friends that Seattle isn’t just about king salmon and passive aggressive people. It’s also about waterfront decks, frozen margaritas, and coconut beer-battered fish tacos. Agua Verde Cafe saves the day when you’ve had it with sucking down oysters and chowder, but still want to have a “Seattle” experience. Kick it outside with Lake Union as your backdrop, eat awesome Mexican food on bright floral tablecloths, and keep the drinks coming.
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Rachel’s Ginger Beer University District
Rachel’s Ginger Beer in the University District serves housemade sodas, as well as fried chicken from Ma’Ono.
Ma’ono Fried Chicken
Ma’ono Fried Chicken in the University District serves a shorter version of the full Ma’ono menu.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka U-District
Our choice for Ramen in the University District is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
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There’s a lot of good Mexican in Seattle, but Mezcaleria Oaxaca in Capitol Hill also has an excellent rooftop.
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Rachel’s Ginger Beer
Rachel’s Ginger Beer is a funky soda shop in the middle of Pike Place, but also the perfect escape from it. Bring your friends from out of town.
Cedars in University District
Cedars in University District is mostly known for takeout lunch, but it’s also a good spot for a lighter-than-usual Indian dinner.
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