Seattle is a food lover's dream! There are lots of great options, so to help you, we've highlighted some of the BEST places to eat in Seattle.

Unique And Yummy Places To Eat In Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a food lover’s dream! There are lots of great options so we’ve highlighted some of the best and most unique places to eat in Seattle, Washington.


Unique Places To Eat In Seattle

There a lot of great restaurants in Seattle. The only problem might be trying to narrow down where to eat! Luckily for us, we had family in the area that was able to point us in the direction of some pretty unique and yummy places to eat.


The Pine Box

Have you ever wanted to drink and eat dinner at a former mortuary? Yeah, us too. Haha! Located about 15 minutes east of Seattle Center, The Pine Box was once a mortuary that has now been converted to a bar/restaurant. They have seating both inside and out, and have over 30 beers on tap.


With casual dining but cathedral ceilings, it’s definitely a different kind of place to hang out. While we were there we tried some beer, wine, the Spicy Hummus with Warm Za’atar Flat Bread & Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese (the cheese was incredible), a Margarita pizza, and their “Big Ass Chocolate Chunk Cookie” for dessert.


The Pine Box Fun Places To Eat In Seattle

Inside the Pine Box Seattle

The Pine Box Seattle

Pizza and cookie at the pine box



This is another fun place to eat. Located on Alki Beach in West Seattle, this restaurant has great Southwestern-Mexican food, beautiful ocean views, and bright and colorful decor. They’ve been voted best Mexican restaurant in Seattle and it’s easy to see why. The food and drinks were delicious and the service was friendly and attentive.


While we were there we had Chips and Guacamole, the House Chimichanga (crispy flour tortilla, chicken, jack cheese and green chile sauce with pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream with Spanish rice and black beans), and to wash it all down a Peach Bellini Sparkling Margarita. Yum!!


Cactus at Alki Beach in West Seattle

Alki Beach in West Seattle Fun Places To Eat In Seattle

chips and guacamole at Cactus on Alki Beach in West Seattle

Chimichanga at Alki Beach in West Seattle

Peach bellini In Seattle



Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

So what about satisfying your sweet tooth cravings? Then you have to stop in the cakery that is the creator of the Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mason Jar. We stopped in to their location in Ballard, and the aromatic smell of chocolate hit us before we had even walked through the doors.


We ordered the Dark Decadence Molten Cake which comes with a small chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, nib toffee, and salted caramel. Because I’m not a fan of caramel (I know, I know) I ordered mine without it. So, for real, this molten cake was totally awesome!


Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery In Seattle

Chocolate Cakery In Seattle

Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mason Jar In Seattle


Pike Place Market

And finally, if you’d just like to pick up some snacks for later, we recommend picking up some goodies at the Pike Place Market. Most likely you’ll be here at some point during your visit anyways. They are obviously famous for their seafood, but you can pretty much find anything your hungry tummy desires.


We stopped in to the famous Beecher’s Handmade Cheese store to pick up some of their Flagship cheese and also to Sotto Voce for some of their delicious Olio Basilico, an olive oil that combines sweet basil, peppercorns, and garlic oil. Along with some bread, wine, and fresh tomatoes, it made the perfect late afternoon snack.


Pike Place sign

Beecher's Handmade Cheese store and Sotto Voce

Sotto Voce and their delicious Olio Basilico


Pro Tip: For even more Emerald City suggestions, check out Top 10 Things To Do In Seattle.


Final Thoughts On Unique Places To Eat In Seattle

So there you have just a few suggestions for unique and yummy places to eat in Seattle. Do you have any suggestions for us? We can’t wait to go back and try more Seattle restaurants. Purely for research purposes, of course. 😉


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  1. Love it!! And I learned something.

  2. I think the Pine Box is a hysterical theme for a restaurant but I wish they’d made the food & drinks follow the theme too. Missed opportunity! Good call on visiting Pike Place too!

    1. That’s something I hadn’t even thought about Lauren, but definitely a good idea!

  3. I needed this list when my family was in Seattle! We did check out Pike Place Market and absolutely loved it! It was so fun to walk through and see the different vendors. We loved watching the fish guys. They were great.

    1. Hi Tonya! Yeah, Pike Place Market is so cool. And you can find everything there!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Carrie, hope you’re able to visit soon!

  4. The homemade cheese store sounds divine! I love cheese and always try to have different cheeses wherever we go. Great suggestions, thank you for sharing!

  5. I cannot imagine dining in a mortuary but then there is a bar in Brussels which has coffins as tables so many not as bizarre as it sounds at first.

  6. I need to get to Seattle. I’ve heard such wonderful things about its food scene, and it looks like you found some gems. Pike Place Market would be high up on my list of things to do!

    1. I know you’ll love it Erin. The food is amazing!

  7. I wish I read this a few months ago, before we went to Seattle. Yummy. I will agree the food options were fantastic, but you have three here that I missed. We eat lots of Mexican food when we go to the states as we love it, but we missed Cactus. And how cool to eat in a mortuary, or that chocolate dessert (mine would be WITH the caramel).

  8. Very tasty pictures, Vicky! Taking in consideration specifics of weather in Seattle, I would go for Hot cakes option)) It will be great to enjoy a warm cup of tea with a tasty bakery in a cloudy or even rainy weather. Plus I like interiors of the bakery)

  9. Yum!! I always love Pike Place, but have never checked out the other spots–will have to give them a try next time we are in Seattle. Cactus looks absolutely amazing–that House Chimichanga is making me drool!

    1. Haha! It was delicious Jenna! And I ate the whole thing! 😀

  10. Never been to Seattle so cannot give any advice to you. But really like your advice, thanks 🙂

  11. Thanks for the list! We loved our time in Seattle – were only there for two days though so most of our food came from Pike Place Market – would love to get back and restaurant hop a bit more 🙂

    1. Glad we could suggest some stops for your next trip! 😉

  12. Those absolutely look yummy! I haven’t been to this place yet though… BUT once I do, I’ll take note of these places. Thank you!

  13. Great choices for this article. I have spent a lot of time in Seattle, and there are so many great dining options. Matt’s In The Market is a nice spot by Pikes Place, and one of my favorite new-ish restaurants is Salary, which brings so many different menus together. I’d also recommend checking out the food in Bellevue, as there are some great choices there too.

    1. Oh wow, thanks so much John! I’ll add them to my list for next time. 🙂

    1. Haha! It’s a struggle, but one I was willing to make. 😉

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