Unless you’re camping in the wilderness harpooning your dinner with a whittled stick, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have fresh seafood next to a babbling brook. Rock Creek is as close as you get to that experience, and you don’t even have to deal with rafting on river rapids. The seafood is excellent (particularly the shrimp and grits and roasted seabass), and it feels like the kind of forest cabin your elitist in-laws would rent and consider “roughing it” just because it has exposed beams. This is a good place for a date or a group hang on the second floor balcony.
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Stampede Cocktail Club
Stampede Cocktail Club is a fun bar in Fremont serving dumplings from Little Ting’s.
The best Mexican food in Fremont is at El Camino, and you should eat it on their outdoor deck.
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Evergreens Salad South Lake Union
Evergreens is a Seattle chain of casual salad spots, and the South Lake Union one is extremely worthy of your lunch break.
King Street Bar & Oven
King Street Bar is an old sports bar in SoDo, and the fact that it’s in a basement makes it great to go into and not emerge until the Hawks win.
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The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
Entering Brouwer’s is like stepping into a Medieval Times in Fremont, but with much better food and less jousting. Come for a birthday dinner.
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