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A Guide to Seattle's Most Delicious Must-Eats

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By Shalini Gujavarty

No matter what you're craving, Seattle has your culinary fix. You'll find a host of fabulous dining options all across town; here are just a handful you'd regret missing. From renowned clam chowder to refined waterfront dining, there's a dish to be had for everyone—just make sure you leave room for a craft beer nightcap at Pike Brewing Company.

Lola

Lola is James Beard award-winning restaurateur Tom Douglas's Greek-inspired take on Pacific Northwest cuisine. The brunch is especially popular with locals, as is the dish called "Tom's big breakfast," which features octopus, squash, brussels spourts, maple yogurt, sunny egg, bacon, and toast. Yum!

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

When you enter this downtown hotspot, the wine tower dominates the space. This is no accident. A must for wine lovers, the wine flights are an inexpensive and casual way to sample local Washington vino.

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Ray's Boathouse & Cafe

For decades, Ray's has been a special occasion destination for locals and a must-visit for visitors. For the full experience of watching the sunset on the water, dine at the restaurant. For those in the mood for a quicker and cheaper experience, eat at the cafe.

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Ivar's

In the mood for a world-famous clam chowder? Founded in 1938 by Seattle folk singer Ivar Haglund, this boutique chain of seafood restaurants specialize in old school Pacific Northwest seafood. If you miss out on dining at one during your Seattle stay, there's even a location at the airport.

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Pie

America's favorite dessert has a savory lineage, courtesy of our Australian and British cousins. Take advantage of the late-night window on Fridays and Saturdays, open from 9 pm to 2 am.

The Restaurant at Alderbrook

This Hood Canal luxury hotel offers top-tier dining and spa services. It's well-worth the scenic drive!

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Pike Brewing Company

Located in Pike Place Market, this brewery is one of the pioneers of the Seattle craft beer scene. Don't miss a visit to the brewpub, as the walls are decorated with memorabilia and collectibles that mark it as a living museum of beer history.

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