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    What to do in Seattle Wa.

    We are going to be in Seattle Wa. Thursday -Sunday morning any ideas what to do or see while we are there? Where to go for some good halibut ?

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    Pike Place for sight seeing. Ivars or Elliot Bay for halibut. Etta's for crab cakes.

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    1. Visit the University of Washington and see the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries. It's absolutely gorgeous. If you're in the University district on Saturday, you can also go to the farmers market there. I also highly recommend Morsel if you like biscuits near the farmer's market, and the Little Prague stand in the farmer's market. I do this every year no matter how busy I am.

    2. Pike Place is pretty fun. If you like jams, you should visit the Woodring Orchard's stand there. They have the best Loganberry jam. If you're in the mood for a light snack, the Crumpet store is there too. I love their green eggs and ham, and their lemon curd.

    3. Fremont Troll isn't too far away. Fremont is also a fun area to walk around.

    Have fun in Seattle!

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    If you go to Fremont you really should go to the Ballard locks (salmon ladder) nearby, then to Paseo (right by the locks) for a roast pork sandwich. Ballard is a formerly Scandinavian neighborhood that now contains 10 microbreweries in 5 square miles. Much of the fleet featured on The Deadliest Catch harbors in at the off season at Fishermen's Terminal which is also a good place to purchase seafood.

    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    http://www.paseoseattle.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by PushCut View Post
    If you go to Fremont you really should go to the Ballard locks (salmon ladder) nearby, then to Paseo (right by the locks) for a roast pork sandwich. Ballard is a formerly Scandinavian neighborhood that now contains 10 microbreweries in 5 square miles. Much of the fleet featured on The Deadliest Catch harbors in at the off season at Fishermen's Terminal which is also a good place to purchase seafood.

    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    http://www.paseoseattle.com/
    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    Yes! Totally forgot about Ballard.

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    In Ballard the acceptable answer to questions is "yeah, sure, you betcha".
    You have to talk like a Scandahoovian there.

    and...you have to go to Pike Street market, even if just to watch them throwing the fish.
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    "IF" it is a clear day, a trip to the top of the Space Needle is worth doing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PushCut View Post
    If you go to Fremont you really should go to the Ballard locks (salmon ladder) nearby, then to Paseo (right by the locks) for a roast pork sandwich. Ballard is a formerly Scandinavian neighborhood that now contains 10 microbreweries in 5 square miles. Much of the fleet featured on The Deadliest Catch harbors in at the off season at Fishermen's Terminal which is also a good place to purchase seafood.

    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    http://www.paseoseattle.com/
    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    http://www.seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm
    Depends on what you like to do. Paseo is a must if you want a messy, yet delicious Cuban sandwich. I'd do it the other way around though. There's not a lot of seating room inside, so I usually grab sandwiches and take them to the locks which is just a short drive away. Or you can walk about 15 mins down Fremont ave to the water and eat it. The locks are fun though to watch the boats go by while you eat. There's a fish ladder too so you can watch the fish go by if anything's running, or it's also indoors, just in case it's raining - it's Seattle after all, and only June :lol:

    Stop by Crumble and Flake on Capitol Hill. Get there early on a weekend for some tasty pastries and cream puffs filled to order - the coconut is one of my favorites. Duos makes a delicious chicken and waffles over in West Seattle. Ma'Ono is also in West Seattle for a bucket of fried chicken with some of the best kimchee I've had. Marination Station is another one in West Seattle with a smaller location mostly making tasty fusion tacos in Capitol Hill. And just in case you want to spend the day in West Seattle, there's always Alki to walk around along the water if it's nice out. Saley Crepes downtown makes some pretty good crepes, moreover, you can get two crepes (a sweet and a savory is my choice) for $11 I think. Sizable crepes at that. Seraphina is one o

    Non-food related stuff, you can rent a paddleboard on Lake Washington at the NorthWest Outdoor Center and paddle down to MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) where there's a little park to dock and enjoy the sun and jump off the docks or the bridge if you're feeling frisky.

    Jimmy Hendrix and Bruce Lee's graves are in Seattle. A quick search will find them.

    For artsy stuff, the Olympic Sculpture Park is cool, it's down on the pier where they filmed the first Real World (not that many care). They just put in a new sculpture too: a 40ft head that faces Mt. Olympus. It's an interest piece. There's also a great exhibit going on at the Asian Art Museum right now.

    You can always hop the ferry over to Bainbridge Island and walk into downtown to have a nice meal. There are some boat docks with some little "hiking" trails around. It's a fun jaunt if it's nice out.

    Aside from that, I could go on for days. Feel free to PM me if you want neighborhood specific stuff to do/eat at since this post is getting obscenely long.

    Cheers!

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    Thanks for all the great ideas for things to do and eat . Thanks again ,Rick

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    Everyone who has posted suggestions in this thread including me should be forced to prepare Thanksgiving dinner with our relative's useless knives for neglecting to mention that one of the nation's finest knife shops is located across Lake Washington in downtown Kirkland. Bus #255 will take you from the bus tunnel nearly to EE's front door. It is a nice ride and there is plenty of quality shopping in the area for a S.O. who may not share your passion for sharp things. There is also a SLT across the street where you can cut carrots with any of their knives (i.e. Zwilling Kramers.) If you cannot make it to EE, there is a decent shop (Seattle Cutlery) plus another SLT both in Pike Place Market. While in the marlet, I would advise a beer, but not a meal, at either the Athenian or Lowell's for unsurpassed views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula. You can't go wrong with a fresh Dungeness is available prepared at Jack's Fish Spot which is a fish monger not a restaurant.

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