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.

Emory’s on Silver Lake

Located on the shores of Silver Lake in South Everett, Emory’s features a deck that sits just above the water so you can dine with the ducks. Their huge menu features everything from salads and pub fare to Prime Top Sirloin and Chicken Saltimbocca. Emory’s also features an extensive kids’ menu for those ages 12 & under. Picky palates can choose from the usual suspects (think burgers and fries and fish and chips) and more adventurous eaters can try the "grown-up” dishes like capellini noodles or grilled steelhead. For dessert, don’t pass up the Chocolate Decadence which is a mousse served in a waffle cone. It’s to die for!

Emory’s on Silver Lake
11830 19th Ave. SE
Everett, Wa 98208

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 2 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun., 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

photo: Emory’s on Silver Lake 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