Is a vacation truly a vacation without some sugary treats? I can answer that for you, no, it isn't. So it is time to stop worrying about calories and carbs and simply indulge. And luckily for you, I know the best dessert in all of Emerald City. It does not get better than a molten lava cake from Hot Cakes. Fluffy cake on the outside and gooey chocolate in the center; it is a match made in heaven. Located at 1650 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102.
Elliott Oyster House
Out of all the amazing seafood in Seattle, Seattleites have crowned oysters as their favorite. For good reason though, because if you can get past their acquired texture, then you are in for some amazing flavor. But if you want some of the best oysters in the city, then you must go to Elliott Oyster House. A waterfront restaurant serving some of the freshest oysters. You can't beat that. Located at 1201 Alaskan Way Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98101.
Don't let the bad word in the name scare you away because they offer some of the most unique and delicious biscuits. These biscuits make Popeyes biscuits seem as if their main ingredient is sand. I'm joking, I love Popeyes biscuits, but the ones at Biscuit Bitch are still better. Biscuit Bitch has something on the menu for every biscuit lover, but in my opinion, the Bitchwich blows everything else right out of the water. Located in Pike Place Market.
Pike Place Chowder
Who says chowder is only good in New England? Seattle does chowder better than most cities on the entire East Coast. And that is thanks to their iconic chowder restaurant, Pike Place Chowder. Known for having one of the most popular dishes in the US, Pike Place's Chowder will never disappoint. I recommend their incredible New England Clam Chowder; it is incredible. Located at 1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101.
You're probably thinking, "What can be so special about some sushi?" Well, let me tell you. This classic sushi restaurant has attracted locals and tourists for over 50 years. They are known for offering an elevated version of Japanese cuisine. From tuna sushi to salmon sushi, it is all incredible, but in my opinion, nothing beats the Tempura Roll. Located at 86 Pine St Suite #1, Seattle, WA 98101.
Though they are known for seafood, Seattle knows their way around pasta, pizza, or any other Italian dish. Because of this, it is no surprise that Seattle has terrific Italian restaurants, just like Spinasse. This is one of Capitol Hill's most iconic restaurants for fantastic food and excellent service. In most Italian restaurants, I always see myself drawn to the pizza, but at Spinasse, it is pasta all the way. Located at 1531 14th Ave Seattle, WA 98122.
An iconic restaurant is usually one with either excellent food or amazing history, but at Beth's Cafe, that is not the case. This classic restaurant has earned the title "iconic" for a more unique reason. The famous 12-egg omelet challenge originated here, and it gained so much popularity that it even got the attention of Food Network and Food Insider. It earned the nickname "Breakfast of Champions" because if you manage to defeat this challenge, you are indeed a champion. Located at 7311 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
13 Coins is like having a best friend as a restaurant. The food is reliable, the menu is simple yet with some complexities, and the atmosphere is casual. 13 Coins offers dishes as simple as a cheeseburger but also offers dishes as complex as artichoke hearts. Needless to say, there is something on the menu for everybody. I personally go the simple route with their signature "13 Coins" Cheeseburger. Located at 255 S King St Seattle, WA 98104.
The Pink Door
It is a known fact that Seattle has some amazing Italian restaurants, but there is one that stands as king of them all. It is The Pink Door. Ask any local, tourist, or just any Seattleite, and they would tell you that The Pink Door is incredible. They serve iconic Italian dishes, such as pasta, ricotta, and panna cotta. Their Linguine Alle Vongole is out of this world good, and I definitely recommend. Located at 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101.
This iconic eatery has to be one of the most unique and modern restaurants in the country. Canlis offers everything a person would want: a great view of the water, modern infrastructure, and incredible food. I often find myself opting for the three-course menu; though expensive, it is fantastic. But if that isn't for you, Canlis also has other outstanding options. Located at 2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109.