A joy for tourists and locals alike, Pike Place Market is a sprawling, sometimes confusing, vibrant collection of stalls and permanent establishments offering crafts and flowers, arts and entertainment, farmers and grocers and restaurants. And, yes, the famous flying fish. It’s easy to get lost spelunking through the depths of this historic icon, which covers far more ground than expected, and added more outdoor seating on the cobblestone streets during the pandemic. Here’s a list of the best pitstops (including a couple of restaurants on the immediate outskirts), listed from north to south.
Though all the restaurants and bars on the list offer takeout, a number have resumed limited outdoor or dine-in service as well, per current state mandates. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in Seattle, please visit the King County COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More