After months of rainy, cloudy weather, Seattle families are taking every chance they can get to soak up the rays. And what better way to celebrate a beautiful sunny day or sunset than with family… and food? To make the most of mealtime outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants that serve delish dishes with a view to match. Click through the gallery to see our favorites.
Marination Ma Kai
What started as a food truck has morphed into a successful mini-chain of local eateries for the folks at Marination Mobile, but Ma Kai is their shining star: a laidback restaurant perched on West Seattle’s shore with an unparalleled view of the city skyline (from both inside the restaurant and the patio outdoors). The menu is Hawaiian with Korean influence—tacos are a popular choice, though the fish and chips (only available at this location) are stellar. Kids may enjoy the salty Spam musubi, the perfect precursor to the sugary Hawaiian shave ice for dessert. Board the water taxi from downtown for a door-to-door adventure.
1660 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98126
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m.
photo: Jeff H. via Yelp
Do you have a favorite spot to grab a bite outside that’s not on our list? Dish in the comments below!
— Jeffrey Totey, Chelsea Lin, Sara Billups & Katie Kavulla