Now that spring is in the air we know that a lot of you are scrambling to find the city’s best patios. Now, 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, to celebrate this, here are 10 of the best waterfront patios you can find in & around Seattle.
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: Daily 11 am-7:30 pm
There are not too many restaurants in Seattle let alone the world where you can arrive via boat. The Ivar’s Fish Bar 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: 11 am-9 pm
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 4 pm-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am-8 pm
If you want to kick back and relax with some Taco’s on Lake union you can always head to Little Water Cantina. The waterfront spot has tacos, margs, and more for you to enjoy in a beautiful setting. Just keep in mind it’s first come, first serve so it’ll probably get pretty busy.
Where: 2865 Eastlake Ave E
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am-9 pm and Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-11 pm
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 Sunday-Wednesday 4-8 pm, Thursday-Saturday 4-9 pm, Lunch Friday 12-2 pm, Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
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
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 1 pm-10 pm, Saturday 12 pm-10 pm, Sunday 12 pm -9 pm
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
This unique Mexican and Korean fusion spot is located right on Alki. It’s a perfect spot for some seriously delicious eats like tacos, sandwiches, and more. Plus they have a sen drenches 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-Sunday 9 am-8 pm
Want a few brews and an exquisite view? Head over to West Seattle to enjoy the spot that’s right on Alki. And if you get hungry you can also grab some pizza. Or if you’re really feeling it you could take it to go to enjoy down at the beach.
Where: 2536 Alki Ave SW
Hours: Daily 1 pm-Close
Those are our picks for waterfront patios in and around Seattle. We hope that you get out there and enjoy some fresh, outdoor dining. But if you do go be sure to follow all rules posted by the restaurants as well as your common sense. With that, enjoy!