Seattle is surrounded by stunning views of nature from bodies of water to mountains. While going for a hike is always a great way to experience the outdoors, you can also enjoy them from the comfort of several local restaurants. Here are 10 scenic restaurants to visit in and around Seattle.



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You can’t say no to a waterfront patio. Westward’s is a step above the rest as it sits right on Lake Union. You’ll get to enjoy waterfront views, amazing hospitality, and some of the city’s best food so you really can’t go wrong here.

Where: 2501 N Northlake Way
Hours: Dinner: Daily 4 PM-9M, Friday Lunch: 12 PM-2 PM, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-2 PM, Limited Bar Menu: Friday-Sunday 2 PM-4 PM

Lowell’s Restaurant


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Need another excuse to visit Pike Place? Lowell’s is the perfect reason. The casual diner-style restaurant which describes itself as “almost classy” has three levels with stunning views. We recommend going early in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and some breakfast while looking over Elliott Bay.

Where: 1519 Pike Pl
Hours: Daily 8 AM-5 PM

Ivar’s Acres of Clams


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A walk on downtown Seattle’s waterfront is always a great idea. An even better idea is to stop by Ivar’s Acres of Clams. You can pick up your favorite fish & chips dishes, some fries and feed the seagulls that fly by while you sit on the restaurant’s outdoor side patio with views of Elliott Bay, the ferries, and more.

Where: 1001 Alaskan Way Ste. 102,
Hours: Daily 11 AM-9 PM

The Pink Door

The Pink Door has been bringing joy to Seattleites and visitors since 1981. The restaurant is a unique mix of Italian-American dining, eclectic entertainment and views. The delicious, uncomplicated Italian dishes are as much a draw as the beautiful and romantic atmosphere making it a great date or special occasion spot.

Where: 1919 Post Alley
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 AM-4 PM, 5 PM-11:30 PM



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Impressive views combined with a club-like ambiance make mbar one of the most impressive rooftop patios in Seattle. Obviously, the rooftop is great, but even the indoor seating provides a top-notch atmosphere and sights.

Where: 400 Fairview Ave N – 14th Floor
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4 PM-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 12 PM-10 PM, Sunday 12 PM-9 PM

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Bay Cafe


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If you’re looking for a new place to enjoy breakfast or lunch check out the Bay Cafe. It’s not new, it’s been around for decades but it’s tucked away in Fisherman’s Terminal making it a bit of an if you know, you know spot. You’ll enjoy the classic eats and waterfront views.

Where: 1900 W. Nickerson Street
Hours: Daily 7 AM-2:15 PM

Agua Verde

Waterfront tacos anyone? This spot is unique for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s right on the water and also has a great outdoor patio.  Secondly, when it’s warm, 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 10 AM-9:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 10 AM-10 PM



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Canlis isn’t just one of Seattle’s premier fine dining spots, it also has stunning views. For your next special occasion head here to enjoy over 70 years of history and expertly crafted dishes and drinks all while looking out over Seattle.

Where: 2576 Aurora Ave N
Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 5 PM-12 AM

Il Nido

Alki Beach, a historic homestead, freshly made pasta, need we say more? Il Nido might not immediately spring to mind when it comes to view spots but it’s located inside of a historic building and right off Alki Beach. So enjoy your meal and a long stroll on the beach afterward.

Where: 2717 61st Ave SW
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 4 PM-9 PM

Salty’s on Alki

On the topic of Alki, we can’t not mention Salty’s. The classic spot is known for its waterfront views and menu which is chock full of seafood. Seafood by the sea err bay sounds pretty great doesn’t it?

Where: 1936 Harbor Avenue SW
Hours: Monday 4:30 PM-8:30 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 AM-8:30 PM, Friday 11:30 AM-9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-9 PM, Sunday 10 AM-8:30 PM

Enjoy your eats with a view!