Duke’s is a Seattle institution on the water, and it’s a great escape from the sounds of construction jackhammers in SLU. If you’re sitting with hot bowls of their tasty, inexpensive chowder (six ounces is around $10) and some hearty crab cakes while overlooking the boats on Lake Union, you’ll probably forget that you’re in one of the most industrial neighborhoods of the city.
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Fresh Flours is a great coffee shop in South Lake Union that serves Japanese pastries like matcha macarons and red bean bars.
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Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder is a seafood spot Downtown specializing in New England-style clam chowder.
Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar
Taylor Shellfish in Pioneer Square is one of the best oyster bars in Seattle.
The Mountaineering Club
The Mountaineering Club is a camping-themed cocktail bar in the University District that serves seafood and sandwiches.
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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.
There aren’t many places you can drink froze while sitting on a swing in a rooftop bar, but M Bar in South Lake Union is one of them.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
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