For those that follow along on Instagram or Twitter you probably saw that I was in Seattle recently. Not only enjoying the sites, but also the vast amount of great food. I was happy I found a local food blogger Nathan at FoodHipster206. He was quick to help me find places somewhat close and suggest things I was specifically looking for. Even though I couldn’t get to every single place (I gave it my best shot), we loved the places he suggested. If you are headed there for a trip, be sure to check out his blog.
First stop was a Taylor Shellfish for Oysters. This place was not at all what I was expecting, very casual setting, but the oyster selection was great with quite a few to choose from. Not only can you eat here, but you can also get oysters to go and shuck them at home yourself. Just grab what you want and go. We loved this place and after putting a photo on Instragram I realized that this is very sought out place.
The oysters were just our “Happy Hour”. We had not eaten lunch due to the train ride, we had only brought snacks. We wandered around still trying to get our barrings straight and eventually ended up at Serious Pie. This is a Tom Douglas restaurant, which there are plenty of these in town. My husband got the Fennel Sausage, which burst in your mouth with flavor. I got the Truffle cheese and mushroom. The mushrooms were huge, and the truffle cheese was such a beautiful compliment. Had we had a car we would have gone to Delancey, which came highly suggested. We were in the area during breakfast and peaked in at it and it looked pretty cool.
For breakfast the next day we made our way to The Fat Hen. This place was not close, so we grabbed Lyft car. This was our very first lift car experience and it was perfect. You use your app to call the nearest car available, the app tells you what the driver looks like and what kind of a car he is driving and you wait. It’s usually less than 5 minutes. If you haven’t tried lift use this code (AMY006544) and you can get your first ride, up $25, for free. Breakfast at the Fat Hen was incredible!!! The place is so cute, I just loved it. They have tons of eggs benedicts and they are done so well. Some of my favorite hollandaise sauce as of yet. Put this place at the top of your list for breakfast places.
With another Lyft ride we made our way all the way to the Water Taxi off of Pier 50 or 52. From there we taxied over to West Seattle. Once you get there they have free shuttle buses that take you either to a shopping area or the the waterfront where you can walk nearly 4 miles along the water. We chose the water and the walking. It was just beautiful. There were plenty of restaurants over there, but we chose to walk all the way back to the ferry and eat at Marination Ma Kai. I had read about it and needed to try it. It’s a Korean taco kind of place and it was really good. We grabbed 2 beers to wash it down and sat outside and took in the views of beautiful Seattle.
Since this day was my husbands birthday and the reason for this trip, we headed to Radiator Whiskey. This place is so popular that even calling 2 days in advance I could not get reservations, so instead we had to be there when they opened and quickly grab a seat. They have over 150 different kinds of whiskeys and bourbons. Everything from $8 a pour up to $125 a pour. The bar tender was very knowledgeable and we fired away with questions for him. We also ordered a debris sandwich that was smoked pork, not a lot of sauce, topped with an egg and had a great sauce under it. We split it and I’m glad we did because it was rather large. This place was the highlight of our trip.
We wanted something we could eat on the go for breakfast the next day so we went to Biscuit Bitch. I had no idea what this place was, I just found it online. We knew we were there when we saw the line out the door. It’s an order at the counter kind of place. So we placed our order and began to wait. A table just so happened to open up so we grabbed it. I am glad we did because we had just ordered the Bitchwich breakfast sandwich, but the biscuits were so delicate and tender they were falling apart. We realized rather quickly why there was a line out the door. Their specialty is the Smokin’ Hot Bitch, which is biscuits and gravy with Louisiana hot link and cheese.
We wandered around a bit more then made our way to Bainbridge Island by ferry. Once there we grabbed bikes from Bainbridge Bike Rentals and took off to check out what we could. Our first stop was Bainbridge Brewery. We were able to grab a few snacks with our beer, enough to hold us until dinner.
For dinner we went to Hitchcocks. We were told that Bainbridge is mediocre food, but to at least try this place out. Dinner was good, it took an hour to get our food, but it was good. The next day we stopped by before we caught the ferry back and had sandwiches at Hitchcock Deli and those sandwiches were some of the best we have had anywhere. Definitely better than dinner.
We needed to grab one more meal before we caught our train back. By now we are tired and unable to make decisions. We see a Sushi place, Japonessa. I do a quick google search and see that it has over 1400 reviews and great ratings. We duck inside and pretty much ended our trip on a high note. We made it in time for Happy Hour. Most happy hours offer you small plates. This place was just the opposite. Our server told us to stop ordering and I am so glad he did. I had no idea they would be so big. We each got a Mini Chirashi Bowl, thinking they would actually be mini (they weren’t) and we ordered to rolls, again thinking they would be smaller, but instead they were 8 pieces. We did manage to get it all down, I am just thankful our server told us to stop ordering. Everything was exceptional here. I would highly recommend this place.
Check out all the modes of transportation we used, what other things we saw and where we stayed. All kinds of Seattle Travel Tips here.
What are your favorite places to eat when you are in Seattle?