Seattle has a lot of fantastic patios, but having the water all around us gives us something other cities may not have: waterfront patios. So, with warmer weather ahead, why not check them out? Here are 12 of the best waterfront patios you can find in & around Seattle.

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For lakefront views, you have to visit Westward. Not only does it have waterfront dining, there is an outdoor fire pit, and cheery beachside. Plus, you fan arrive foot, vehicle, boat, kayak or tie up to their dock! Of note, outdoor seating is available for walk-ins only.

Where: 2501 N Northlake Way

Agua Verde

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

Ivar’s Fish Bar

Ivar’s Salmon House has to be one of our favorite spots for casual dining. You can enjoy delicious fish and chips with stunning views that never get old.

Where: 401 NE Northlake Way


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 nation. So if you want to enjoy some delicious seafood on an iconic waterfront patio, you should head to Salty’s this summer!

Where: 1936 Harbor Avenue SW

The White Swan Public House

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

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 and looking for an outdoor spot with oysters, give them a go.

Where: 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56

Ray’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a spot to grab drinks and fish and chips (we really do love us fish and chips around here!), 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

Magnuson Cafe & Brewery

Magnuson Cafe & Brewery is a modern American brewhouse restaurant with rotating beers on tap, and a large outdoor deck on the shores of Lake Washington. They source their produce locally, so you know it will be a fresh and delicious meal!

Where: 7801 62nd Ave. NE.

The Fisherman’s Seattle

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

Where: 1301 Alaskan Way S

AQUA by El Gaucho

Head to AQUA by El Gaucho to immerse yourself in Seattle’s “finest waterfront dining” with views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier and the Space Needle. They have an expansive outdoor deck for warm summer evenings, where you can watch the sun set.

Where: 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70

Old Stove Brewing Company

Located in the Pike Place Market, this Old Stove Brewing Company location is Seattle’s “front porch”. Besides its outdoor seating, it has an 80-foot western window that opens fully, offering guests stunning views of Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the sunsets.

Where: 1901 Western Ave., Ste. A

Marination ma kai

This delicious Hawaiian-Korean fusion spot is located right on Alki. It’s a perfect spot for some seriously great 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

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