7 must-visit restaurants if you only have 24 hours in Seattle


We understand, sometimes you’re just passing through or need a place to bring a friend.

If you’re wondering what to eat in such a short time, you’ve come to the right place.

Skip the tourist hotspots and head to these seven incredible Seattle restaurants and eateries:

Seattle Fish Guys

Unlike typical poke joints in town, Seattle Fish Guys offers simple poke bowls made with shoyu tuna, salmon, octopus or scallop with a choice of mac salad, seaweed salad, squid salad or kimchee. You can even top up your order by choosing the off-menu fish sampler: a poke platter made up of seven types of poke tailored to the number of people.

Location: 411 23rd Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-485-7388
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Lil ‘Woodys

If you’re in a hurry and looking for a quick bite to eat, skip McDonald’s and head to Lil ‘Woody’s. Lil ‘Woody’s is a Seattle-based chain that serves fast-food burgers that taste really good. For just a few dollars more, your classic burger can be upgraded to a specialty burger, which we highly recommend.

Location: 1211 Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-457-4148
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Pam’s kitchen

For an authentic taste of the Caribbean, visit Pam’s Kitchen. Originally located in the University District, the place has since moved to Wallingford, where people still enjoy spicy jerk dishes.

Location: 1715 N 45th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-696-7010
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San Fermo

San Fermo serves incredibly delicious Italian dishes. We love their saffron spaghetti Bolognese, bucatini alla carbonara, crab triangoli, the pan-fried pork belly and the antipasti board.

Location: 5341 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-342-1530
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Hood famous bakery

You have to try what Hood Famous is known for – their Ube cheesecake. The adorable purple yams cheesecake can be ordered in packs of four or a pack of four with favorites including ube, white chocolate guava, Vietnamese coffee, and coconut pandan cheesecake.

Location: 504 5th Avenue S, Suite 107A, Seattle
Phone: 206-485-7049
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The walrus and the carpenter

While all of the places on this list are must-sees, The Walrus and the Carpenter has to be one of our true favorites. The staff who serve seafood are knowledgeable about the different oysters and always have excellent recommendations when needed.

Location: 4743 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-395-9227
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Ittos tapas

The Moroccan-style restaurant serves a variety of small plates (tapas) from Morocco and Spain. Regardless of dietary restrictions, all of your friends will find something to share as Itto offers tapas of meat, seafood, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Location: 4160 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Phone: 206-504-9510
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