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.

Elemental Wood Fired Pizza

When shopping in U-Village, Elemental Pizza—a wood-fired pie shop from the folks behind Blue C sushi—has become a favorite family dining pick. We’re all for crayons as pre-meal entertainment, but Elemental kicks it up a notch: grab a table outside and request some dough for the little ones. Kids can roll, toss and shape it ‘til their heart’s content, then sample their own baked creations.

2634 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle, Wa 98105

Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (the bar is open one hour later)

photo: Elemental Pizza Facebook page

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