Where to Eat in Seattle – Part 2 Dinner

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Last week we brought you our choices for the best places to eat in Seattle for breakfast and lunch.  Today, we bring you our favourite places in Seattle for dinner!  Some of the places we told you about for breakfast and lunch are also great for dinner, so definitely take some time to read our last post.  We hope you have the opportunity to try some (or all) of these great restaurants!

The Crab Pot – located in Waterfront Park right next to the Seattle Aquarium with a nice view over Puget Sound.  We LOVE the Crab Pot.  It is not just because of the food (which is delicious by the way), but also for the eating experience!  When we ordered the crab (which you must if you are going to this restaurant), they brought out a small mallet, a wood block, a long fork, a bib, a roll of paper towel and some melted butter.  When the food came out, they dump the crab, some corn on the cob and potatoes right in the middle of the table.  They placed dishes on the ground and we went to work.  We smashed all the crab shells with the mallet and pulled out the meat.  Then to clean up, we just threw the scrapes in the dish on the floor.  It is an enjoyable eating experience for everyone!  We do have to warn you to watch out for flying shell pieces, though.  If you love crab, you have to try this restaurant.  We do recommend that you get there early, though, as the restaurant gets quite the line up by 6-6:30 pm.

The Crab Pot Restaurant

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant – One of our favourite spots to find an eating place is in Pacific Place Shopping Center.  The top floor of the mall has multiple restaurants (see more below) that we enjoy, including this delicious choice.  We have been to Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant on a few occasions.  The first was just for some evening drinks.  This is a great location for a beer, as they have their own microbrewery inside that produces some great selections.  They actually had an option on the menu to have a small sample of a number of their beers.  They were all very good (and Evan and his brothers chose this option again on a subsequent visit).  We went on separate occasions to try out their food and could say it is in typical pub style.  The food there was delicious.  They have many good options, including burgers, fish and chips and some different pasta.  We went as a group of 6 and all of us really enjoyed our meals!  The place has a great atmosphere, so we recommend getting there early and spending a couple of hours taking it all in.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

The Cheesecake Factory – You may be thinking that this would be somewhere to go for dessert, which it is, but The Cheesecake Factory is also a great place to have dinner as well.  Their menu is HUGE!!  The worst thing about the meal is deciding what you are going to eat as there are so many options.  Once we finally decided on what to eat and they served us, we really enjoyed our choices.  Then, of course, we had to have a slice of their very large, very tasty cheesecake.  Again, there is a seemingly endless list of cheesecakes for you to choose from, so it is easy to find something you enjoy.  It tends to be busy as well, so go early and spend some time letting dinner sit before getting some dessert.

The Cheesecake Factory

Mexico (Cantina and Veracruz Cooking) Restaurant – Another one of the restaurants located in Pacific Place Shopping Center.  As it is pretty easy to tell, Mexico serves typical (and great) Mexican Food.  There are many choices, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and chimichangas.  We have had delicious meals there each time we have gone.  They start off the meal with a bowl of tortilla chips and an amazing house-made salsa.  Also, if you are up for it, try their mojitos, which are excellent.  It is another place that has a great atmosphere, but can be busy, so you will need to go early if you don’t want to wait.

Mexico Restaurant Seattle

P.F. Chang’s – Last, but definitely not least, is P.F. Chang’s.  It is also right in the heart of the shopping district of Seattle.  Inside Westlake Center, this restaurant is a mixture of many Asian and American cuisines.  It has a great selection of foods to choose from (especially the standard foods North Americans think of with Asian foods), like sweet and sour pork, fried rice, and many noodle dishes.  This restaurant is best to go to with a group, so that you can sample many of the dishes and eat family style.  As is a common theme, it does get busy so go early or expect to wait.

So there you have it, some of our favourite choices for dinner in Seattle.  We realize this list includes a lot of chain restaurants that you can find around the United States, but we have two good reasons for that.  First, their food is spectacular and who cares if they have other restaurants around the country or world.  Second, we asked around in Seattle about what types of places are good spots for dinner (particularly ones that were local specialties) and the response was that there are not many restaurants in downtown Seattle that are not chains.  We have to make a special mention of the Hard Rock Café on Pike street, just outside the Pike Place Market.  We have not been to this actual location, but Hard Rock is one of our favourite restaurants around the world.  They have a good selection of typical American style food that we have enjoyed anywhere we have tried it.

What restaurants in Seattle would you add to this list?  What are some of your favourite dinner spots worldwide?


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