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Since 1909, the Athenian Seafood Restaurant & Bar has served its patrons from its spot near the produce merchants in the Pike Place Market. It has a comfortable atmosphere where locals and tourists alike can enjoy a pleasant meal while gazing out the windows at a sweeping view of the Seattle waterfront. Meat, chicken, pasta and omelets grace the menu, but the focus is seafood. Whether you crave salmon, scallops, prawns or crab, you will find abundant choices here.
The Pioneer Square D+E stands for ‘drinks and eats’. The eatery which is seeped in the community of Pioneer square houses wholesome classic staples. The music adds a flavor to this hip spot in Seattle. The lunch menu focuses on soups, salads, and sandwiches, while the dinner menu includes pastas, roasts, and has a good selection of vegetarian fare. The meals are created by Head Chef Ben Davison. The warm feel of this place wouldn’t be complete without the offering of a weekend brunch, with fried chicken sandwiches, steak fries and such. The happy hours are popular among locals.
Serving South American cuisine at Pike Place Market, this restaurant overlooks the market, and on sunny days you can sit on the balcony and watch all the action. The traditional dishes offer a wide variety of flavors. The Bolivian Sopa De Camarones, a spicy shrimp soup, is excellent or go for an aromatic and flavorful bowl of paella. For dessert, you can't go wrong with a basic Spanish Flan. Or try something new like the Tres Leches, a Nicaraguan white cake.
Head to Zig Zag Café for a fun evening out with your friends. A cozy hangout for one and all, Zig Zag is most popular for the wide array of drinks it serves up, though regulars also swear by the contemporary food the is offered. Dig into succulent, marinated olives, gourmet cheeses, spicy flatbread with fresh vegetables, cheese and herbs or go in for a crunchy Mediterranean salad with vegetables, noodles, bread and olive oil. Sandwiches stuffed with marinated meat, melted cheese, pickled vegetables and spicy sauces and fine wines make for a wonderful dining experience. Choose from a range of cocktails, whiskeys, cordials and other spirits to complement your meal.
Rachel's Ginger Beer provides original and organic soda to the lucky folk of Seattle and those who happily saunter inside. Some of the flavors include Passionfruit x Vanilla, Caramelized Pineapple, White Peach, Blood Orange and Pink Guava. Each one is unique, healthy and refreshing, but they can be expensive. In addition to soda, the bar happily mixes drinks of the alcoholic variety as well as some amazing cream floats. Try the Montana Mule made with RGB or the Boozy Float made with soft-serve, soda and rum, it is perfect any time of the week.
While there is no dearth of places in Seattle serving traditional American fare, Lowell's is a great place because of its unparalleled view of the sea. And that too on all three floors! Get fine American burgers, steaks, sandwiches, fish n' chips, soups, chowder and more. The place is so popular that it is almost like an institution in itself, having been around since a hundred years. Enjoy a view of the sea while sipping on their signature Bloody Marys.