The West Seattle neighborhood is chocked full of restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and other eateries sure to please everyone’s palate. There are far too many delightful favorites to list them all, but here are a few must visits along the way:
California Street – The Junction
There is a slew of wonderful eateries along California St from SW Genessee to SW Edmund, as well as grocery stores, boutique shops, and the famed Easy Street Records on the corner of California and Alaska St.
Bang Bar is a wonderful Thai restaurant with an eclectic ambiance for both dinner and lunch crowds. They dish up a full menu in the bar, and not only please the palate, but Chef Aom is dedicated to creative presentation as well.
Bakery Nouveau is raved about all over Seattle and after you smell the aroma flooding out the front doors, you won’t be surprised why people travel from afar for their chocolate croissants, or sea salted caramel decadents.
Fresh Bistro is a local favorite, serving up fabulous creations from the best local producers, and growers. They offer seasonal specialties, and have the best Banh Mi sliders you’ll find anywhere in the city.
The strip along beach drive down on Alki beach offers scenic views, an array of outdoor activities and casual dining. The view from Alki is a straight shot of downtown, and there is a convenient water taxi that takes commuters to and from West Seattle to the downtown waterfront several times a day.
Salty’s Restaurant sits further down along the waterfront all by itself for good reason; it’s a thing of beauty, a restaurant in a class all it’s own. Notorious for their award-winning Northwest seafood dishes, if you’re fishing for dinner of the sea it’s certainly the best catch in town.
La Rustica is a family owned and operated gem nestled around a corner on beach drive, a hidden favorite, and best kept secret in the neighborhood. Their menu and mannerisms are Tuscan inspired and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped out of the Northwest and into a cafe in Florence.
Zatz Bagels cooks an assortment of fresh bagels daily and mixes up a variety of fun tasty schmeers with local ingredients. They are noted for their huge bagel sandwiches, and even sell doggie bagel treats for fluffy friends.
Mission offers Latin cuisine, and has an enchanting ambiance perfect for a date night; they also can cater to larger private parties in their upstairs mezzanine.
Admiral Pub – The neighborhood’s favored pub, has been pouring drafts for over 22 years, and boasts a lax atmosphere perfect for all generations of drinkers. They have a handful of pool tables and dart boards for entertainment, and a few flat screens perfect for game days.
West Seattle is proud of it’s local charm and you can find just about everything you could ever need tucked away from local grocery stores like PCC and amenities like the West Seattle Farmer’s Market to parks like Lincoln Park and has a variety of trails for outdoor bikers and walkers.