Seattle winters are notoriously rainy, but that doesn’t mean outdoor dining has to be put on pause. Seattle-area restaurants with outdoor dining areas are well-prepared for the rain and cold.
In 2020, restaurants pushed for an expansion of open-air seating options to host dine-in service in safer ways. Many of those outdoor options — patios, sidewalk tents, pergolas, and other structures — were winterized with coverings and heaters. Many of these structures have stayed in place, and some of Seattle’s best restaurants now have great outdoor spaces diners can enjoy regardless of the weather, including the following 20 spots. Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual, this list is not ranked; it’s organized geographically.
King County requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for everyone ages 12+ at indoor establishments, restaurants, and bars. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors, and the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County’s COVID website for resources and current information.Read More