During the pandemic, many Seattle restaurants have carved out new patio spaces on parking lots and sidewalks, helped by temporarily free street permits. There are also several blocks around the city that have become more shared neighborhood plazas during the summer, including most recently in the U District. As such, diners may continue to see a lot more outdoor dining in Seattle, even as the weather turns cooler at the end of the summer into fall. Here’s a guide to the some of the best outdoor dining and drinking options out there, listed from north to south.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More