Food & Drink

Eat Out Here

Our top 10 patio, deck, and sidewalk spots


Fresh air and fresh eats await at our top ten easy, breezy dining spots.

Nose-to-Tail Dining
Feast on the Summer Grill Shack menu, a.k.a. whole animal roasts, at Revel’s cozy twenty-seat back patio (pictured). Pigs, goats, and lambs have all had their day.

Bay Day
Tom Douglas’s casual-chic Pike Place Market restaurant, Seatown, serves locally sourced dishes (Beecher’s cheddar and asparagus omelet, Dungeness crab BLT, Penn Cove oysters on the half shell) on a sidewalk patio overlooking Elliott Bay.

Flying High
Scoring a table on the just-opened rooftop deck at Tamara Murphy’s Terra Plata earns you a stunning view of the cityscape (and the chance to snoop around her fledgling chef’s garden).

Vanilla Ice
Ten tiny tables line the slim sidewalk patio at Capitol Hill’s Artusi; daily rotating cocktail slushies complement chef Jason Stratton’s sought-after nibbles.

Tune Out
The quaint wooden deck at Madrona’s Bottlehouse is made for sipping wine on summer nights — especially those that involve live music.

Green Scene
The romantic vine-covered courtyard at Eastlake gem Serafina is prime real estate for a third date or sweet Sunday brunch.

The Hot Spot
As if the Elliott Bay view weren’t enough, The Pink Door’s perennially packed Post Alley patio comes with a market-fresh menu filled with mouth-watering options.

A Bold Choice
Bright orange tables and chairs color the unassuming back patio of Jerry Traunfeld’s Poppy; they’re almost as festive as the Indian thali plates he serves.

Seafood Staple
For waterfront dining, the sprawling deck at Ballard favorite Ray’s Cafe never disappoints, especially when you’re in the mood for calamari, shrimp and crab cakes, and steamed clams.

Take Cover
The fully shaded patio at French-inspired bistro 35th Street Kitchen + Bar provides a respite from the sweltering sun on really warm days.

Photo: Tim Burke / Courtesy of Revel 

1501 Melrose Ave
@ Melrose Market
Seattle, WA 98122
6049 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
709 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103
1535 14th Ave
bt E Pike & Pine Sts
Seattle, WA 98122
403 N 36th St
@ Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Seatown Snack Bar
2010 Western Ave
Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA 98121
1416 34th Ave
@ E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
2043 Eastlake Ave E
@ E Boston St
Seattle, WA 98102
622 Broadway E
@ Roy St
Seattle, WA 98102
1919 Post Alley
bt Stewart & Virginia Sts
Seattle, WA 98101