Seattle Travel Guide

Who doesn't love a layover in Seattle? Bourdain indulges in runny and smelly cheeses at Calf and Kid, checks out the aerial view of the city from a seaplane and gets a not-so-family-friendly tour of Seattle's ...

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5 Point Cafe

Seattle's classic "greasy spoon" serves up a great breakfast.

415 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98119

Anthony's Restaurant

A great airport restaurant serving seafood, and fish and chips.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98158


Home to Seattle’s own “Sandwich Nazi,” this intentionally prickly downtown-based luncheonette is packed with a devoted following of hungry patrons.

122 Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104


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 North
Seattle, WA 98109


This self-described "whiskey and bitters emporium" serves up impressive, classic cocktails.

928 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

The Comet Tavern

Head to The Comet Tavern for late-night food, such as a Seattle-style hot dog.

922 E Pike St
Seattle WA 98122

Ivar's Fish Bar

This fish bar is known for its chowder, but the fish and chips are great, too.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98158

Le Pichet

Enjoy a sampling of some of the best French food one can find in the United States.

1933 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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


A small-batch handmade biscuit joint. Get here early, because Nook closes once its biscuits sell out! *Closed

4754 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105


Try the Cuban sandwich at this Caribbean restaurant, beloved by locals for its tasty sandwiches.

6226 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Quinn's Pub

A meat-lover’s heaven. Try the pub's wild boar sloppy Joe.

1001 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

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 Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98118

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 Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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 Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126


Tony tries the famous Dungeness crab fried-egg sandwich, made with egg, avocado, Beecher’s cheese and sweet crabmeat.

2010 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Sun Liquor

Head to Seattle's Capitol Hill to have a cocktail at this artisan bar.

607 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102


A (Seattle) Capitol Hill bar whose signature drink is the "Unicorn Jizz" -- and people love it.

1118 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

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 Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107


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