Seattle Travel Guide

See where Tony ate and stayed on his layover in Seattle. Browse his favorite restaurants and his tips for things to do.


Activities
Melrose Market
Tony visits several vendors, including Calf and Kid, where the cheesemonger offers public tastings of her French triple crèmes and cheeses like farmstead tomme from super-small, local producers.
  • 1501-1535 Melrose Ave
  • Seattle, WA 98122 US

Melrose Market

Tony visits several vendors, including Calf and Kid, where the cheesemonger offers public tastings of her French triple crèmes and cheeses like farmstead tomme from super-small, local producers.
1501-1535 Melrose Ave Seattle, WA, US
Archie McPhee
Tony visits this whimsical wonderland of toys, games and anything else you can imagine.
  • 1300 North 45th Street
  • Seattle, WA 98103 US

Archie McPhee

Tony visits this whimsical wonderland of toys, games and anything else you can imagine.
1300 North 45th Street Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-297-0240
Seattle Seaplanes
Tony heads to the Seaplane Terminal on Lake Union. Just a 20-minute seaplane trip away is Penn Cove Shellfish, home to the oldest and largest mussel farm in the US.
  • 1325 Fairview Ave East
  • Seattle, WA 98102 US

Seattle Seaplanes

Tony heads to the Seaplane Terminal on Lake Union. Just a 20-minute seaplane trip away is Penn Cove Shellfish, home to the oldest and largest mussel farm in the US.
1325 Fairview Ave East Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-329-9638
Underworld Tour
Roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways of Pioneer Square. Take the adults-only “Underworld Tour,” incorporating discussions of prostitution, the opium trade and other less family-friendly elements of Seattle's history.
  • 608 1st Avenue
  • Seattle, WA 98104 US

Underworld Tour

Roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways of Pioneer Square. Take the adults-only “Underworld Tour,” incorporating discussions of prostitution, the opium trade and other less family-friendly elements of Seattle's history.
608 1st Avenue Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-682-4646
Salumi Artisan Cured Meats
Head to this famous shop located in Pioneer Square run by Mario Batali's father, Armandino Batali.
  • 309 3rd Avenue South
  • Seattle, WA 98104 US

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats

Head to this famous shop located in Pioneer Square run by Mario Batali's father, Armandino Batali.
309 3rd Avenue South Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-621-8772
Pike Place Market
For visitors looking to purchase fresh, local fish and produce, there’s the Pike Place Market -- the oldest farmers market in the United States.
  • 85 Pike Street
  • Seattle, WA 98101 US

Pike Place Market

For visitors looking to purchase fresh, local fish and produce, there’s the Pike Place Market -- the oldest farmers market in the United States.
85 Pike Street Seattle, WA, US
Easy Street Records
Visit this eclectic store in West Seattle.
  • 4559 California Avenue Southwest
  • Seattle, WA 98116 US

Easy Street Records

Visit this eclectic store in West Seattle.
4559 California Avenue Southwest Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-938-3279

Hotels
The Edgewater Hotel
The only waterfront hotel in the Seattle area, The Edgewater is particularly famous for hosting The Beatles. Other famous guests have included The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Ted Nugent, President Bill Clinton and Led Zeppelin.
  • 2411 Alaskan Way
  • Seattle, WA 98121 US

The Edgewater Hotel

The only waterfront hotel in the Seattle area, The Edgewater is particularly famous for hosting The Beatles. Other famous guests have included The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Ted Nugent, President Bill Clinton and Led Zeppelin.
2411 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-728-7000
Inn at the Market
A downtown Seattle hotel located in historic Pike Place Market.
  • 86 Pine Street
  • Seattle, WA 98101 US

Inn at the Market

A downtown Seattle hotel located in historic Pike Place Market.
86 Pine Street Seattle, WA, US

Restaurants & Bars
Seatown
Tony tries the famous Dungeness crab fried-egg sandwich, made with egg, avocado, Beecher’s cheese and sweet crabmeat.
  • 2010 Western Avenue
  • Seattle, WA 98121 US

Seatown

Tony tries the famous Dungeness crab fried-egg sandwich, made with egg, avocado, Beecher’s cheese and sweet crabmeat.
2010 Western Avenue Seattle, WA, US
Canlis
Tony meets Matt Dillon and Renee Erickson at Canlis Restaurant to sample some of Seattle’s most beloved regional cooking. Overlooking Lake Union, this restaurant has been serving dinner since 1950.
Photo by Canlis
  • 2576 Aurora Ave N.
  • Seattle, WA 98109 US

Canlis

Tony meets Matt Dillon and Renee Erickson at Canlis Restaurant to sample some of Seattle’s most beloved regional cooking. Overlooking Lake Union, this restaurant has been serving dinner since 1950.
2576 Aurora Ave N. Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-283-3313
Rainier BBQ
Seattle local Thao Tran invites Tony to one of his favorite spots for Vietnamese food. Thao asks for the “other menu” for exotic rarities like cobra, alligator, duck tongue and curry rabbit stir-fry.
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  • 6400 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
  • Seattle, WA 98118 US

Rainier BBQ

Seattle local Thao Tran invites Tony to one of his favorite spots for Vietnamese food. Thao asks for the “other menu” for exotic rarities like cobra, alligator, duck tongue and curry rabbit stir-fry.
6400 Martin Luther King Junior Way South Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-760-1090
Rob Roy
Tony heads to Rob Roy for a nightcap with Matt and Renee. The decor makes a convincing argument for the 1960s bachelor pad as an alternative to the current model for modern American cocktail bars.
  • 2332 2nd Avenue
  • Seattle, WA 98121 US

Rob Roy

Tony heads to Rob Roy for a nightcap with Matt and Renee. The decor makes a convincing argument for the 1960s bachelor pad as an alternative to the current model for modern American cocktail bars.
2332 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-956-8423
Walrus and the Carpenter
This place made Bon Appetit’s 2011 Best New Restaurants. The restaurant serves oysters and other local seafood specialties.
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  • 4743 Ballard Avenue Northwest
  • Seattle, WA 98107 US

Walrus and the Carpenter

This place made Bon Appetit’s 2011 Best New Restaurants. The restaurant serves oysters and other local seafood specialties.
4743 Ballard Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, US
Anthony's Restaurant
A great airport restaurant serving seafood, and fish and chips.
  • 17801 International Boulevard
  • Seattle, WA 98158 US

Anthony's Restaurant

A great airport restaurant serving seafood, and fish and chips.
17801 International Boulevard Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-431-3000
Ivar's Fish Bar
This fish bar is known for its chowder, but the fish and chips are great, too.
  • 17801 International Boulevard
  • Seattle, WA 98158 US

Ivar's Fish Bar

This fish bar is known for its chowder, but the fish and chips are great, too.
17801 International Boulevard Seattle, WA, US
Canon
This self-described "whiskey and bitters emporium" serves up impressive, classic cocktails.
  • 928 12th Avenue
  • Seattle, WA 98122 US

Canon

This self-described "whiskey and bitters emporium" serves up impressive, classic cocktails.
928 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-552-9755
Quinn's Pub
A meat-lover’s heaven. Try the pub's wild boar sloppy Joe.
  • 1001 East Pike Street
  • Seattle, WA 98122 US

Quinn's Pub

A meat-lover’s heaven. Try the pub's wild boar sloppy Joe.
1001 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-325-7711
The Comet Tavern
Head to The Comet Tavern for late-night food, such as a Seattle-style hot dog.
  • 922 East Pike Street
  • Seattle, WA 98122 US

The Comet Tavern

Head to The Comet Tavern for late-night food, such as a Seattle-style hot dog.
922 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-323-5678
5 Point Cafe
Seattle's classic "greasy spoon" serves up a great breakfast.
  • 415 Cedar Street
  • Seattle, WA 98121 US

5 Point Cafe

Seattle's classic "greasy spoon" serves up a great breakfast.
415 Cedar Street Seattle, WA, US
Nook*
A small-batch handmade biscuit joint. Get here early, because Nook closes once its biscuits sell out! *Closed
  • 4754 University Way Northeast
  • Seattle, WA 98105 US

Nook*

A small-batch handmade biscuit joint. Get here early, because Nook closes once its biscuits sell out! *Closed
4754 University Way Northeast Seattle, WA, US
Paseo
Try the Cuban sandwich at this Caribbean restaurant, beloved by locals for its tasty sandwiches.
  • 6226 Seaview Avenue Northwest
  • Seattle, WA 98107 US

Paseo

Try the Cuban sandwich at this Caribbean restaurant, beloved by locals for its tasty sandwiches.
6226 Seaview Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, US
Little Uncle
If you're in a hurry, grab some food from this walk-up-window operation, serving high-quality Thai food.
  • 1509 E Madison St
  • Seattle, WA 98122 US

Little Uncle

If you're in a hurry, grab some food from this walk-up-window operation, serving high-quality Thai food.
1509 E Madison St Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-329-1503
Le Pichet
Enjoy a sampling of some of the best French food one can find in the United States.
  • 1933 1st Avenue
  • Seattle, WA 98101 US

Le Pichet

Enjoy a sampling of some of the best French food one can find in the United States.
1933 1st Avenue Seattle, WA, US
Sun Liquor
Head to Seattle's Capitol Hill to have a cocktail at this artisan bar.
  • 607 Summit Avenue East
  • Seattle, WA 98102 US

Sun Liquor

Head to Seattle's Capitol Hill to have a cocktail at this artisan bar.
607 Summit Avenue East Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-860-1130
Unicorn
A (Seattle) Capitol Hill bar whose signature drink is the "Unicorn Jizz" -- and people love it.
  • 1118 East Pike Street
  • Seattle, WA 98122 US

Unicorn

A (Seattle) Capitol Hill bar whose signature drink is the "Unicorn Jizz" -- and people love it.
1118 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, US
Salty's on Alki Beach
This seafood and steak restaurant is right on the water, and has breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline.
  • 1936 Harbor Avenue Southwest
  • Seattle, WA 98126 US

Salty's on Alki Beach

This seafood and steak restaurant is right on the water, and has breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline.
1936 Harbor Avenue Southwest Seattle, WA, US
Bakeman's
Home to Seattle’s own “Sandwich Nazi,” this intentionally prickly downtown-based luncheonette is packed with a devoted following of hungry patrons.
  • 122 Cherry Street
  • Seattle, WA 98104 US

Bakeman's

Home to Seattle’s own “Sandwich Nazi,” this intentionally prickly downtown-based luncheonette is packed with a devoted following of hungry patrons.
122 Cherry Street Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-622-3375

Transportation
SEA-TAC International Airport
The airport is located just 13 miles from downtown Seattle, making it is easy to grab a cab or public transportation to get to the city center.
  • 17801 International Boulevard
  • Seattle, WA 98158 US

SEA-TAC International Airport

The airport is located just 13 miles from downtown Seattle, making it is easy to grab a cab or public transportation to get to the city center.
17801 International Boulevard Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-787-5388

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