If you dried out a new Sharpie marking your calendar with all of the dates when you have out-of-town guests visiting, you probably plan to spend a decent amount of time parading them around Pike Place. When everyone’s had their fill of looking at regurgitated wads of gum and sniffing raw halibut, head to Old Stove Brewing for a flight. It’s a massive waterfront space with mash tuns on display, plenty of communal picnic tables, and a menu of food pairings that aren’t all total grease traps - like manchego flatbreads, salads, and soft pretzels with Beecher’s dip.
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Pike Place is a vortex of food stands, restaurants, and bars. Here are the 34 best places the market has to offer.
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Market Fresh is a hot bar spot Downtown that features a menu of sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls. Get the fried chicken sandwich.
Cortina is an upscale Italian restaurant Downtown with fresh pasta, pizzas, and a large dining room.
Shug’s Soda Fountain
Shug’s Soda Fountain is an ice cream parlor downtown with modern upgrades to old-school classics like splits, sundaes, and floats.
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Little Coney is a counter spot on the marina at Golden Gardens in Ballard that serves burgers, fries, and soft serve.
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Perihelion Brewery is a neighborhood spot in Beacon Hill with great beer and solid American bar snacks.
Von’s 1000 Spirits
Von’s 1000 Spirits is a fun restaurant with a massive bar, a mostly-American menu, and a spinning wheel that dictates drink specials.
Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder is a seafood spot Downtown specializing in New England-style clam chowder.
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