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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Urban Gyro is a Middle Eastern restaurant in South Lake Union that works well for a quick lunch or takeout.
Skillet Regrade is the third location of Seattle’s favorite modern diner, in South Lake Union.
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Poke Square is a Hawaiian counter spot in Eastlake that serves great customized poke bowls.
Pacific Inn Pub
Pacific Inn is a pub in Fremont that serves delicious fried seafood and has a patio.
Hitchcock is a Bainbridge Island restaurant serving American food, including oysters and pasta.
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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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