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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Route
“The old Burke-Gilman railroad was turned into a paved biking and walking path. Very popular amongst locals and tourists. We loved walking/running/biking from Market Avenue NW to Golden Gardens Park. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Pub
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“Awesome newer brewery/pub and they make dozens of their own local beers and ciders! Great food too! Love their sweet potato fries and tacos, fish & chips or most of their burgers! Nice large bar if you're dining solo too!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful swimming beach on Lake Washington with a playground and woods to stroll in next to the Burke Gilman trail. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Trail
“You can walk, run or ride bikes on this trail, which winds along the ship canal and Lake Union. Pick it up right down the hill from us in Fremont and take it – if you’re feeling energetic (it’s just 2 ½ miles) -- all the way to the University of Washington and walk around the gorgeous campus!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee and delicious, handmade crepes (both sweet and savory). Nice place for brunch or a quick bite while catching up on work.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“German-themed coffeehouse with pastries, breads, soups & sandwiches in relaxed digs with art & WiFi. Serves the best cheese cake I have eaten. Amazing food.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pub
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“Neighborhood institution! Good beer, decent food. Nice outdoor patio when it's warm.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Dick’s Drive-In is a staple in Seattle. Multiple locations. Super cheap, no special orders, small menu, hand dipped shakes and the best greasy fries around! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Brewery
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“They have great board games, pool (billiards), and PINBALL for the wizards!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Local family run sushi place known for its freshness and large portions. Its small and cozy. Only 5 minutes away in the Lake City neighborhood we border.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“With a short (but steep) walk up the hill, you'll land right at Growler Guys! They have tons of beer options and a rotating food truck, and great outdoor seating!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This tiny thai place is family friendly and very low key. We love their curries and pad thai. Parking in both front and back.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local bar with good burgers and fish and chips. They have a full bar and yummy fried goodies. A family restaurant is in the back too!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“"Good Thai food, friendly service, reasonable prices, and family friendly."”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lake
“This is our local public swimming pool (indoor). Look up their website for open swim times. Also , the community center next door has classes and a great toddler open gym, if you need rainy day activities for young kids. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“Excellent food. Good service. Ethiopian food very much is a 'thing' in Seattle.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Awesome newer brewery/pub and they make dozens of their own local beers and ciders! Great food too! Love their sweet potato fries and tacos, fish & chips or most of their burgers! Nice large bar if you're dining solo too!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great coffee and delicious, handmade crepes (both sweet and savory). Nice place for brunch or a quick bite while catching up on work.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“German-themed coffeehouse with pastries, breads, soups & sandwiches in relaxed digs with art & WiFi. Serves the best cheese cake I have eaten. Amazing food.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Pub
“Neighborhood institution! Good beer, decent food. Nice outdoor patio when it's warm.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dick’s Drive-In is a staple in Seattle. Multiple locations. Super cheap, no special orders, small menu, hand dipped shakes and the best greasy fries around! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Local family run sushi place known for its freshness and large portions. Its small and cozy. Only 5 minutes away in the Lake City neighborhood we border.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“With a short (but steep) walk up the hill, you'll land right at Growler Guys! They have tons of beer options and a rotating food truck, and great outdoor seating!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This tiny thai place is family friendly and very low key. We love their curries and pad thai. Parking in both front and back.”
  • 15 locals recommend

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