Duke’s is a Seattle institution on the water, and it’s a great escape from the sounds of construction jackhammers in SLU. If you’re sitting with hot bowls of their tasty, inexpensive chowder (six ounces is around $10) and some hearty crab cakes while overlooking the boats on Lake Union, you’ll probably forget that you’re in one of the most industrial neighborhoods of the city.
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Lunchbox Laboratory is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that specializes in burgers and milkshakes.
Serious Pie & Biscuit
Serious Pie & Biscuit in South Lake Union is the upscale pizza spot you know and love, but with insanely good biscuit sandwiches served until 3.
Bar Harbor is a New England-inspired restaurant in South Lake Union that serves seafood rolls and chowder.
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The White Swan Public House
The White Swan Public House is a seafood restaurant in South Lake Union with an indoor dining room and huge patio.
Local Tide is a seafood restaurant in Fremont that serves fish sandwiches, shrimp toast, a weekend-only crab roll, and a fantastic burger.
The Whale Wins
The Whale Wins isn’t the best spot in Wallingford, but the veggie-focused menu is good for something light. And the patio is highly charming.
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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.
There aren’t many places you can drink froze while sitting on a swing in a rooftop bar, but M Bar in South Lake Union is one of them.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
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