Where to Eat in Seattle – Part 1 Breakfast and Lunch


Seattle is one of our favourite cities.  We have a yearly trip we take with family and enjoy going there every time we can!  In our time there we have tried to experience as many different restaurants as we can.  We still have many more to try, as there is so many we have heard good things about, but here is the list of our favourite restaurants (by meal) in Seattle:

Space Needle Seattle


The Daily Grille – The in house restaurant for the Sheraton at the corner of Seventh and Pike, the Daily Grille is a great location for that early morning meal.  They offer a great selection of breakfast dishes on the menu or you can choose to try their buffet selections.  The portion sizes are huge!  We have had to split our dishes to finish them (including the delicious blueberry pancakes and the Belgian waffle).  A definite must for one of your days in Seattle. 

The Daily Grille Seattle - Outside

The Daily Grille Seattle  - Inside

The look inside the Daily Grille

The Dragonfish Asian Café – The Dragonfish Asian Café is right on the outskirts of the downtown core, at the corner of Pine and Eighth inside the Paramount hotel.  Although it specializes in Asian cuisine for lunch and dinner (which we have heard is good as well, but have not tried), they serve a more American style breakfast.  The menu may not be as long as other restaurants for breakfast, but they have all the staples we expected and the food is delicious.  We definitely recommend trying it out if you have the chance.

Dragonfish Seattle


Obviously there will be a lot of cross over between lunch and dinner, as you can go to almost all the restaurants we mention in either category for lunch or dinner.  However, we do have a couple that are more designed for quick meals, so we figured they belong in the lunch category.

Ivar’s – Again this is a nice restaurant to have dinner right down on the waterfront of Puget Sound, but it is in the lunch category because there is a quick order section that has some great seafood like clam chowder and fish and chips.  We had lunch at Ivars one day and it was some of the best fish and chips we have had.  It always seems to be busy for lunch or dinner, so I think it is a popular place.  If you are lucky you will get to experience the “pleasant” worker who had us feeling like we were in a certain “Seinfeld” episode.  The difference being that this worker was doing it in jest and she was very entertaining!

 Ivars Seattle

NYC Deli – This is just a little deli on Seventh Avenue (in fact from the outside it kinda looks like a grocery), but it serves great sandwiches!  During lunch hour this place is hopping with business men and women picking a quick bite to eat.  This a great place to hit early in the morning to pick up a sandwich for the road or to pick up a light breakfast, like yogurt and fruit, if you want a smaller meal.

Johnny Rockets –  Johnny Rockets is a chain of restaurants that takes customers back to the 1950’s America (we think, but we were not around back then). It is located in the Pacific Place Shopping Center and is a great place for lunch or dinner.  It is a fun environment with checkerboard floors and candy-stripe dressed servers.  Their specialty definitely seems to be burgers (as they had many good looking choices), as was popular in 1950’s diners.  While you are there, try a Cherry Coke.  This is not fine dining, so don’t be expecting it.  However, it is a good meal for a great price and a fun atmosphere!

Johnny Rockets Seattle

There is our list of breakfast and lunch spots.  We hope you have the opportunity to get to Seattle (it is an amazing city) and while you are there check out some of these restaurants.  Stayed tuned for next week’s post on our favourite dinner spots in Seattle!

What are your favourite breakfast or lunch spots around the world?


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