Keep in mind that coming to Beecher’s for lunch requires standing in a line full of tourists sampling curds and talking very loudly about the woman at the market who dresses up like a stone statue. But at the end of that line is glorious mac and cheese penne that Oprah once named one of her favorite things. You’ll want a cup of that. Just save some room, because nothing’s better here than the grilled smoked turkey and flagship cheddar cheese sandwich. It’s perfectly toasted, with those crispy cheese bits that stick to the bread when it gets caught in the panini press, and you need to eat it at least once.
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Aqua is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that’s perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
The Pink Door
The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.
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Tallulah’s is one of the best - and most attractive - places to eat brunch in Cap Hill. Bring someone who won't mind you taking pictures of your eggs.
The Lookout is a dive bar in Capitol Hill with surprisingly good fish and chips and a great view.
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Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
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Market Grill is a tiny counter downtown at Pike Place Market with delicious seafood sandwiches, chowder, and poke.
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