Impressing Out of Towners

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9.4
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9.3

Kamonegi

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9.3
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9.1
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9.1
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8.2

SEA Review

North Star Diner & Shanghai Room

North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest diner in the city.

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8.2

SEA Review

Proper Fish

Proper Fish is a Bainbridge Island seafood spot that specializes in British-style fish and chips.

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SEA Guide

Affordable Places To Impress An Out-Of-Towner

The best restaurants where you can impress out-of-towners without spending too much money.

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6.9

SEA Review

Elliott’s Oyster House

There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is touristy, but the waterfront patio and abundance of oysters means it’s still a decent place to hang downtown.

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9.3

SEA Review

Kamonegi

Kamonegi is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Fremont that serves homemade soba and tempura.

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9.0

SEA Review

Oriental Mart

Oriental Mart is a Filipino institution at Pike Place Market that serves phenomenal longanisa and adobo, among other things.

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SEA Review

Mariscos México

Mariscos Mexico is a Mexican stall at Pike Place Market that serves seafood tacos.

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8.6

SEA Review

Dough Zone Dumpling House

Dough Zone Dumpling House is a great spot for Chinese dumplings and noodles in the International District.

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SEA Review

Skillet Diner

Skillet Diner is a modern diner on Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.

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8.6

SEA Review

Phở Bắc Sup Shop

Phở Bắc Sup Shop is a Vietnamese spot in the International District serving some seriously great phở and bar snacks.

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8.2

SEA Review

Pane Pane Sandwiches

Pane Pane is a tiny shop downtown serving great baguette sandwiches. Get the teriyaki meatball bánh mì.

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8.3

SEA Review

Marination Ma Kai

Marination is a waterfront Hawaiian restaurant in West Seattle that serves great tacos - and happens to have the best view in town.

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8.0

SEA Review

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini sandwiches.

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SEA Review

Dino’s Tomato Pie

Dino’s is one of few places in Seattle that knows how to do Grandma-style pizza. It’s one of our favorite spots on Capitol Hill for dinner and drinks.

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SEA Review

Shiro’s

Shiro’s in Belltown will serve you some seriously great sushi—with no pretense, and no distractions.

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SEA Review

Monster Dogs

Monster Dog is a hot dog cart on Capitol Hill with a chaotic line on the weekends and one of the best Seattle dogs in town.

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SEA Review

Deep Dive

Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.

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7.4

SEA Review

Ray’s Cafe

Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.

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9.4

SEA Review

Archipelago

Archipelago is an outstanding Filipino restaurant in Hillman City that serves a ten-course tasting menu.

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8.3

SEA Review

Umi Sake House

Umi Sake House is a terrific sushi spot in Belltown that’s perfect for dates or post-work gatherings.