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The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar: Eating fish and chips while watching the ferries
When you go to the Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar, make sure to choose the tables outside- not only you have a view of the Puget Sound with the ferries come and go but you can also watch the Great Ferry's Wheel as it picks up its passengers.
We came here just to rest after our Harbor Cruise but ended up ordering some fish and chips! The salmon was not that good so make sure to order the Halibut instead. My husband ordered this and he liked it. The chips were not crunchy either!
As a tip, make sure to ask the person to make a new batch of French Fries or better still tell them that you don't like your French Fries with salt. That way, they can make a new batch. The wait is usually 20 minutes, however but you will get crunchy French Fries!
When you sit outside, make sure not to feed the seaguls.
Favorite Dish: Fish and chips
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Fisherman's: Fresh Seafood with a View
Fresh local seafood, and I believe the menu was dated so it may change based on the day's catch. Located right on the pier, it had an excellent view overlooking the water. My only complaint would be the price, but then again that's to be expected with seafood.
Favorite Dish: Red Snapper was fantastic, and one of the heartier clam chowders in the area.
It's truly tough to narrow...
It's truly tough to narrow down my favorite restaurants in Seattle, there are sooo many good ones! But, you must visit Anthony's Homeport, Ray's Boathouse, or The Fisherman on Pier 56. Great food and gorgeous view of the water.
If you go to Ray's, go upstairs to the lounge. You can sit outside on upper deck and watch the sun set over the water. They even give you a blanket so you're nice and warm out there! Anthony's has a lovely view of the Shilshole Marina (pictured).
Favorite Dish: Ray's: try the bucket of clams.
Anthony's: crab cakes - definitely!
The Fishermen's Restaurant & Bar: The Fishermen's Restaurant & Bar
The Fisherman's is an unpretentious place right on the water which serves great food and lots of it. The Fisherman's is known for its "feasts". The feast is, well, just that. Its a four course meal with salad, soup (the Fisherman's chowder is superb), steamed mussels and either crab, shrimp, lobster or fish as an entree. We chose the crab feast and gorged ourselves until we were stuffed. Since we'd spent the last couple of days hiking, we decided to splurge on the Mile High Mudd Pie, which, once again, was not an exaggeration. This huge desert could easily feed a party of 4 (or even 8).
The servers were extremely friendly and sitting by the water and enjoying this feast made for a perfect last night in Seattle.
The Fishermen's Restaurant & Bar: A touristy seafood restaurant
Way too expensive for what you're getting, the Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar has a monopoly on Seattle's downtown waterfront, complete with a huge outdoor patio and a varied seafood menu. Prices range in the mid $25 range for dinners you'd normally pay $15 elsewhere in the city. Regardless, I've been here 3 times. I came here once with my family, then again with my grandparents. I came here for my third time in September of 2004 with my friends of Montreal who wanted to sit somewhere on the water. Because there's a huge freeway on Seattle's waterfront, and most of the waterfront is industrial, there's really not a lot of choice in the downtown area for waterfront restaurants.
If you just want scenery and an open patio, come here. But if you're on a budget and you care about good food at decent prices, avoid this place.
Favorite Dish: Grilled mahi-mahi with sweet Thai chili sauce was one dish I had back in 2001 with my family and grandparents. In 2004 I had their salmon skewers which were tasty. The clam chowder, however, was way too pasty. Then again, I prefer brothy Manhattan chowders over creamy Boston clam chowers, but there was too much starch in the chowder.
The Fishermen's Restaurant & Bar: Nice Place to Stop & Enjoy the View
We more or less stumbled into this restaurant with its perfect location, and decided not to eat, but to have a drink and watch the cruise ships go by so we did not try the food here. The planked wooden floors and walls along with brass nautical pieces make a nice nautical atmosphere. Located at the far end of Pier 57, the second floor wood-ensconced bar has 180 degree views of Elliott Bay. Service is friendly and efficient. We thought it would be a great place to weather over in a storm. Live music and outdoor seating on the pier are other reason you might want to try this restaurant.