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.

Agua Verde Café & Paddle Club

Eating outdoors can’t get much cooler than this: at Agua Verde, you can nosh on a large outdoor deck that overlooks the shop’s kayak rental area. So as you and the kids share a basket of chips and fresh salsa from the serve-yourself bar, you can check out kayakers paddling in and out of the dock. Don’t miss the mangodillas— quesadillas with fresh mango and melty cheese and are a hit with diners of all ages!

1303 N.E. Boat St.
Seattle, Wa 98105
206-545-8570
Online: aguaverde.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

photo: Agua Verde Café & Paddle Club Facebook page

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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