In our continuing quest to enjoy every last drop of summer in Seattle, we bring you Junebug’s favorite spots to dine outdoors, Downtown. Get out there and soak it up!
Marjorie is one of our all time favorites. With the gorgeous interior, the eclectic menu, and the fabulous owner Donna Moody and her fun crew, we could spend way too much time here. Ok, we admit it. We do spend too much time here! In the summer time Marjorie gets even better with one of the best patios in town. Relax in their urban garden and treat yourselves to the Chef’s Whimsical Tasting Menu or the always amazing Market Select Fish Special. Don’t forget to try out their cocktail menu as well. We can personally vouch for the Trenchtown or the French 75, not to mention the plantain chips and guacamole, the collard greens, the roast chicken, and just about everything else on the menu. See you there!
Marjorie, 2331 2nd Avenue, Seattle, 206-441-9842
The Waterfront Seafood Grill is the place to go for the quintessential Seattle dining experience. Sit out on their huge deck just above the Sound, breathe the salty air and watch the sailboats and sunset. Seafood is what they do best here, so do it up right! Try a selection of oysters from all around the Pacific Northwest, and everyone’s favorite fish, Copper River Salmon. If you want to go seafood crazy, try the Seafood Bacchanalia for two- a feast of Alaskan halibut, Australian lobster, Diver sea scallops, wild prawns, Barents Sea red king crab legs, and of course some yummy veggies thrown in for good measure!
The Waterfront, 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, 206-956-9171
The Pink Door is such a treat when you stumble upon its entrance (no signs here, just look for the pale pink door across from Kell’s in Post Alley) and descend into what feels like a hidden Italian wine cellar. It’s even more delightful when you wind your way through to the back of the restaurant and find the large deck with a fabulous view over the market and out to the water. Owner Jacquelina Di Roberto created a menu inspired by old family recipes and simple, fresh ingredients. A recent and delicious dinner here included Penn Cove Mussels and Clams, the Pink Door Caesar Salad, and Chicken Saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto, soft polenta and oven roasted tomatoes, all enjoyed heartily as the sun went down in the distance.
The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle, 206-443-3241