Seattle has a lot of fantastic patios, but having the water all around us gives us something other cities don’t have – waterfront patios. So, why not check them out? Here are 12 of the best waterfront patios you can find in & around Seattle.

Agua Verde


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This spot is unique for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s right on the water and has a great outdoor patio.  Secondly, you can actually rent kayaks and paddleboards here. So grab some eats and drinks and hit the lake afterward. It’ll be a fun and tasty experience you won’t soon forget.

Where: 1303 NE Boat Street
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9 am-8 pm, Friday & Saturday 9 am-9 pm

Ivar’s Fish Bar


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There aren’t many restaurants in Seattle let alone the world where you can arrive via boat. Ivar’s Salmon House has to be one of our favorite spots for casual dining. You can enjoy delicious fish and chips on the floating barge outside which is pretty dang unique.

Where: 401 NE Northlake Way
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am-8 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-9 pm



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If you happen to be over in West Seattle then you probably already know about Salty’s. This classic is considered one of the most scenic restaurants in the whole nation. So if you want to enjoy some delicious seafood you should head to Salty’s.

Where: 1936 Harbor Avenue SW
Hours: Monday-Friday 5 pm-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-9 pm

Little Water Cantina


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If you want to kick back and relax with some tacos on Lake union you can always head to Little Water Cantina. This waterfront spot has tacos, margs, and more for you to enjoy in a beautiful setting.

Where: 2865 Eastlake Ave E
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am-9 pm and Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-11 pm

The White Swan Public House


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You’ll find a wide menu of both eats and drinks at The White Swan. Of course, you’ll also find a great outdoor patio perfect for soaking in the sun.

Where: 1001 Fairview Avenue North
Hours: Monday-Friday 3 pm-10 pm, Saturday 10 am-10 pm, Sunday 10 am-2 pm



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For lakefront views, you have to visit Westward. Not only is the patio perfect for outdoor dining but it also happens to be a Renee Erickson restaurant. So that means you’ll get an amazing menu and experience to match those stunning views.

Where: 2501 N Northlake Way
Hours: Dinner Monday-Thursday 4 pm-9 pm, Friday & Sunday 4 pm-9 pm, Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 4 pm-5 pm, Friday Lunch 12 pm-2 pm, Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm, Limited Bar Menu Friday-Sunday 2 pm-4 pm

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Un Bien


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Technically this spot doesn’t have a waterfront patio but it’s directly across the street from Shilshole Pocket Beach and down the road from Golden Gardens. And for proximity to a beach, you really can’t beat that. So treat yourself to a delicious sandwich and watch a picture-perfect sunset at Golden Gardens.

Where: 6226 Seaview Ave NW
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11 am-9 pm, Sunday 11 am-8 pm

Elliott’s Oyster House

If you’re looking for Oysters on the water you can’t really go wrong with Elliott’s. This spot is appropriately located on Elliott Bay and has a menu full of seafood and of course, drinks. So if you’ll be downtown, give them a go.

Where: 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56
Hours: Monday-Thursday 3 pm-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm-10 pm, Sunday 12 pm -9 pm

Ray’s Cafe


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If you’re looking for a spot to grab drinks and fish and chips, Ray’s is a great spot to head to. The Ballard classic has a great waterfront patio that makes a great spot to spend the afternoon. Just don’t forget your sunscreen.

Where: 6049 Seaview Ave NW
Hours: Daily 11:30 am–9 pm

Marination Ma Kai


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This unique Hawaiian-Korean fusion spot is located right on Alki. It’s a perfect spot for some seriously delicious eats like tacos, sandwiches, and more. They have a sun drenched patio or you can just take your meal to go and enjoy it on the beach.

Where: 1660 Harbor Avenue SW
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Friday & Saturday 9 am-9 pm, Sunday 9 am-8 pm

West Seattle Brewing Co.


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Want a few brews and an exquisite view? Head over to West Seattle to enjoy a spot that’s right on Alki. If you happen to get peckish you can also grab some pizza. And when you’re ready for something more you can head down to the beach.

Where: 2536 Alki Ave SW
Hours: Daily 1 pm-Close

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar


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If you’re looking for fresh from the sea delicacies you should check out The Fisherman’s Restaurant. It’s a waterfront classic and a great spot to nosh on local seafood.

Where: 1301 Alaskan Way S
Hours: Monday-Sunday 12 pm-8 pm

Those are our picks for waterfront patios in and around Seattle. We hope that you get out there and enjoy some fresh, outdoor dining.