Nestled in a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest, residents of Seattle, Washington, love to enjoy naturally made foods and products. It is easy to see when walking up and down the different booths and tables located at Pike Place Market near the Puget Sound.
Like many cities like Chicago and New York City, there are various options that can meet the tastes of diverse people, which is important for people who live in a diverse city like Seattle. The following are some of the best places to enjoy a bite to eat in Seattle.
Hole in the Wall BBQ – 215 James Street
There’s an old saying that some of the best places to get really good barbecue is to find those hole in the wall types of places, and this spot in downtown Seattle is literally a Hole in the Wall that focuses on providing a good lunch option for those who like to find a spot that keeps things simple – even their outside appearance.
Many patrons write reviews about the different options that range from smoked sausage links, wood-smoked beef brisket, and pork ribs. Pulled pork sandwiches often look like something made at home, often served with house-made cornbread and chili on the side.
Serious Pie – 316 Virginia Street
While most of the top ranked pizzerias in the United States are often located in either Chicago or New York City, this Seattle restaurant has received some national attention by offering a cozy setting to enjoy thin-crust pizzas baked in a wood-fire stove. One of the top choices includes a pizza served with Penn Cove clams, pancetta tesa, and some lemon thyme.
Another popular pizza includes Yukon Gold potatoes, some rosemary, and special Pecorino Romano cheese for a unique flavor. There are also some great wine and beer options to pair perfectly with the pizzas.
Red Mill Burgers – 312 N. 67th Street
There are a few different burger options in the city of Seattle, but people who enjoy a high-quality hamburger will find a great meal at Red Mill that includes a classic-style burger that can be paired with either fries or onion rings made fresh to order. Just be prepared to see a long line going out the door and down the sidewalk.
One of the popular choices is the Bacon Deluxe, which includes the typical fixings one would expect – lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion, and a special “Mill sauce.” But they have a special peppered bacon that provides an extra layer of flavor to enjoy. Others enjoy the Verde Burger with Anaheim peppers that are fire-roasted before going on a burger with jack cheese.
Lowell’s Restaurant – 1519 Pike Place
There are people who enjoy the marketplace for a number of reasons, but there are a number of smaller restaurants that might be a shock to find in smaller spaces, including Lowell’s – a two-story space that provides some of the best seafood dishes in downtown Seattle. Among the appetizers, one can find house-made clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl, and Dungeness crab cakes served with a small cucumber salad and a red pepper aioli sauce.
Entrees include wild halibut that is breaded in a fish and chips plate, or the delicious Alaska King salmon that is served on top of jasmine pilaf rice with vegetables that come straight from the market next door.
Shiro’s Sushi – 2401 2nd Avenue
While there are several seafood options, sushi is one of the popular types of restaurants to find in Seattle, including Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant that provides plenty of a la carte menu items that attract lines in the hour or so before the doors open to customers – probably because people in Seattle love to see the food prepared in front of them at the counter.
Seafood options include locally harvested geoduck clams served with shiitake mushrooms and sautéed asparagus. There’s also King crab, octopus, shrimp, and oysters served on half shells.