You might be looking at the photo here saying, “OK, you guys are liars - this is The 100 Pound Clam”. And you’re right. But at 3pm, the same Lake Union patio space becomes part of their sister spot, The White Swan Public House. Sit on a big picnic table overlooking the water and grab some chowder, fish and chips, brussels sprouts caesars, crab mac and cheese, and fresh oysters.
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Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Tacos Chukis South Lake Union
Tacos Chukis is our favorite spot for quick Mexican in South Lake Union.
Li’l Woody’s South Lake Union
Li’l Woody’s in South Lake Union is an extremely reliable burger spot.
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Part wine bar, part bottle shop, part restaurant, Bar Ferdinand is a flexible Cap Hill spot worth knowing about for many situations.
Bing’s is a brunch staple in Madison Park. Whether you’re coming for a bachelorette party or a low-key breakfast, it will get the job done.
Red Mill Totem House
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The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
100 Pound Clam
The seafood at 100 Pound Clam in South Lake is great. Just know you’ll be eating it next to a screaming two-year-old and a dad wearing Sperry’s.
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