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In Ballard, go to newly renovated Ray’s Boathouse for a front seat of Puget Sound. Fresh seafood, like local albacore poke and Alaskan king salmon take center stage. On a warm sunny day, there’s no patio I’d rather be than at the more casual upstairs café with a crisp glass of rosé.
For a quintessential Seattle dining experience, head to Matt’s in the Market in Pike Place Market. This was the first restaurant I ate at when I moved to Seattle and it still tops my list most-loved dining destinations. Why? Because it’s in the thick of tourist hustle and bustle, yet removed enough to be a local’s favorite. Plus, many of its ingredients are plucked straight from Pike Place Market.
During warm summer months, I gravitate toward the deck at Little Water Cantina. Food doesn’t always shine, but for a made-with-love margarita with a view (often with live music on weekend afternoons), I’ll make some concessions.