Keep in mind that coming to Beecher’s for lunch requires standing in a line full of tourists sampling curds and talking very loudly about the woman at the market who dresses up like a stone statue. But at the end of that line is glorious mac and cheese penne that Oprah once named one of her favorite things. You’ll want a cup of that. Just save some room, because nothing’s better here than the grilled smoked turkey and flagship cheddar cheese sandwich. It’s perfectly toasted, with those crispy cheese bits that stick to the bread when it gets caught in the panini press, and you need to eat it at least once.
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The Pink Door
The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
Pane Pane Sandwiches
Pane Pane is a tiny shop downtown serving great baguette sandwiches. Get the teriyaki meatball banh mi.
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The Other Coast Cafe
Other Coast Cafe is a mini sandwich chain for hot and cold baguette sandwiches. This one’s in Capitol Hill.
Shaker And Spear
Besides being in a highly attractive space, Shaker + Spear also has excellent seafood. It’s a great spot for a nicer group dinner in Belltown.
Manolin is a beautiful seafood-focused restaurant in Fremont. It’s strangely affordable, and you can use it for just about any dining situation.
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Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
Pasta Casalinga is a small spot downtown at Pike Place for inexpensive homemade pasta.
Market Grill is a tiny counter downtown at Pike Place Market with delicious seafood sandwiches, chowder, and poke.
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