Eat Like a Local: Seattle

posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:27:08 PM

Vacations by Marriott has gathered a list of local favorite Seattle restaurants surrounding the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. Make the most of your trip by visiting these restaurants offering everything from coffee to seafood to delectable American cuisine. Explore the mouthwatering wonders this Pacific Northwest city has to offer and be sure to take a look at our Seattle vacation packages to help get you there.


Pike Place
Cuisine: Specialty Market

Pike Place Market was established in 1907 to connect the citizens of Seattle to local farmers and is now the city’s epicenter of fresh produce, specialty foods and independent businesses. Pike Place features a year-round farmers market with owner-operated bakeries, flower stands, butcher shops, produce stands, and of course, the famous fish markets. There are more than 200 unique shops and 80 restaurants to offer something for all appetites. Pike Place is a Seattle must-see staple and is fortunately only a .8 mile walk away from the hotel.


Purple Café and Wine Bar
Cuisine: Wine Bar/American

Purple obviously has an incredibly diverse selection of wines, but it also has a great menu. Diners love the casual ambiance of Purple with incredible architecture, including a massive spiral staircase/wine tower structure in the center of the dining room. Floor-to-ceiling windows also offer a great view of the city of Seattle. Favorite dishes to try include the lamb burger, the lobster mac and chees, and the duck breast. And be sure to save room for dessert, where the crème brulee is a top pick! After a delicious dinner, the walk back to the hotel will only be a third of a mile, so this place is very accessible for a great meal.


Elliott’s Oyster House
Cuisine: Seafood

If you like oysters, Elliott’s is the place for you. And even if you do not like oysters, Elliott’s is probably still the place for you. Located in the heart of the Seattle Waterfront district, overlooking the water of Elliott Bay, this restaurant is a Seattle staple. Elliott’s motto is, “where Seattle goes for Seafood,” and it’s true, for both locals and tourists. Favorites include the wide selection of oysters of course, as well as crab, fish, and other shellfish. Definitely stop by for happy hour, grab a table outside by the water and enjoy! Elliott’s is an easy .6 mile walk from the hotel.


BOKA Restaurant and Bar
Cuisine: American

BOKA is a fun place to dine with its color changing walls and trendy interior design. BOKA offers seasonal Pacific Northwest bites and great drinks and is only a .3 mile walk from the hotel. Brunch tends to be a favorite for BOKA regulars and it’s great to grab a table on the patio when the weather is nice out. And if you’re a burger person, BOKA serves an unforgettable house burger that is guaranteed to not disappoint.


Cuisine: American

Sazerac offers diners an “environmentally conscious menu of Southern-inspired American cuisine made with locally crafted ingredients” brining a little bit of Southern flare to downtown Seattle, and is only .2 miles away from the hotel. A Sazerac favorite is the Crispy Truffles, so be sure to start your meal off there. Other favorites include specialty pizzas, a local cheese platter and the steak. You also can’t go wrong with any of Sazerac’s famous cocktails.

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