Seattle's Historic Waterfront Blog

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|Seattle Waterfront News that Made Me Cry|

I watched all the 2024 Seattle Waterfront Student News Reports and I cried. You may too, in the best way. The sub 2-minute reports titled "Waterfront Changes" and "Expressing Gratitude" really got to me. "Working on the Waterfront" was also one of my favorites. Each report is a heartwarming expression of today's high schoolers. Check them out at: seattlewaterfront.org/waterfront-video-reports/
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Seattle, WA -- July 8th
|Seattle Waterfront News that Made Me Cry|
I watched all the 2024 Seattle Waterfront Student News Reports and I cried.  You may too, in the best way.   The sub 2-minute reports titled Waterfront Changes and Expressing Gratitude really got to me.  Working on the Waterfront was also one of my favorites.  Each report is a heartwarming expression of todays high schoolers.  Check them out at: https://seattlewaterfront.org/waterfront-video-reports/

|TripAdvisor Says...|

Travelers love Seattle's waterfront! TripAdvisor has just named the Seattle Waterfront as one of the world's Top Things To Do. Imagine what they will say after all the construction is completed. We look forward to seeing you and serving you soon on the waterfront. Thank you to all who made this award possible. Happy July 4th!
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Seattle, WA -- July 3rd
|TripAdvisor Says...|
Travelers love Seattles waterfront!  TripAdvisor has just named the Seattle Waterfront as one of the worlds Top Things To Do.  Imagine what they will say after all the construction is completed.  We look forward to seeing you and serving you soon on the waterfront.  Thank you to all who made this award possible.  Happy July 4th!

|New! Pier 62 FREE Shuttle Stop|

Starting Wednesday, June 26, the FREE Waterfront Shuttle will stop in front of the new, public Pier 62. The shuttles will stop in both directions every 15 minutes. The FREE Waterfront Shuttle runs daily from 10AM to 8PM. Find stop details, route map, and link to live tracking at seattlewaterfront.org/free-seattle-waterfront-shuttle/
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Seattle, WA -- June 26th
|New! Pier 62 FREE Shuttle Stop|
Starting Wednesday, June 26, the FREE Waterfront Shuttle will stop in front of the new, public Pier 62.  The shuttles will stop in both directions every 15 minutes.  The FREE Waterfront Shuttle runs daily from 10AM to 8PM.  Find stop details, route map, and link to live tracking at https://seattlewaterfront.org/free-seattle-waterfront-shuttle/

|Concrete Sand Benches|

After enjoying fish & chips and feeding the seagulls at Pier 54, keep walking along the waterfront promenade toward the stadiums. You will run across Habitat Beach and a new art installation that includes these concrete sandbags for you and Fido to sit on. No, these are not a tribute to WW2. The sandbags represent the defenses deployed against dangerous storm surges of Elliott Bay and the Salish Sea.
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Seattle, WA -- June 21st
|Concrete Sand Benches|
After enjoying fish & chips and feeding the seagulls at Pier 54, keep walking along the waterfront promenade toward the stadiums.  You will run across Habitat Beach and a new art installation that includes these concrete sandbags for you and Fido to sit on.  No, these are not a tribute to WW2.  The sandbags represent the defenses deployed against dangerous storm surges of Elliott Bay and the Salish Sea.

|Copperworks & Port of Seattle|

Did you know that one of America's premier boutique distillers is located on Seattle's waterfront? Copperworks Distilling Company, renowned for its exceptional single malt spirits, has a tasting room right across from Pier 56. Learn more about their unique offerings and the Port of Seattle's efforts to activate the waterfront in this short video featuring Copperworks' co-founder and President, Jason Parker. Don't miss the chance to explore one of Seattle's hidden gems—drop in and let them know you saw the video!

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Seattle, WA -- June 13th
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|Classic Yacht Weekend|

YOU are invited! There will be over 40 classic yachts at Bell Harbor Marina by Pier 66 on June 15 and 16. Public viewing and vessel visits will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Learn more at
events.iloveseattle.org/events/classic-yacht-rendez-vous/
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Seattle, WA -- June 6th
|Classic Yacht Weekend|
YOU are invited!  There will be over 40 classic yachts at Bell Harbor Marina by Pier 66 on June 15 and 16.  Public viewing and vessel visits will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Learn more at
https://events.iloveseattle.org/events/classic-yacht-rendez-vous/

|Largest Mural in the US is Where?|

The largest mural in America, possibly the world, was revealed today along Seattle's new waterfront! It is destined to pierce Seattle's list of 10 Top Instagrammable Locations in short order.

A joint effort between the City of Seattle and the United Nations led to its unveiling under baby blue skies dotted with bright, puffy clouds in idyllic conditions. A second, smaller mural two blocks away is equally impressive. The artists, under the auspices of Street Art for Mankind, finished their work in record time.
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Seattle, WA -- June 5th
|Largest Mural in the US is Where?|
The largest mural in America, possibly the world, was revealed today along Seattles new waterfront!  It is destined to pierce Seattles list of 10 Top Instagrammable Locations in short order. 
A joint effort between the City of Seattle and the United Nations led to its unveiling under baby blue skies dotted with bright, puffy clouds in idyllic conditions.  A second, smaller mural two blocks away is equally impressive.  The artists, under the auspices of Street Art for Mankind, finished their work in record time.Image attachmentImage attachment

|The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is Back!|

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is back with stops at key attractions like the Seattle Center/Space Needle, Belltown, Pier 69, Pier 56, Pioneer Square, and King Street Station in the International District. The route is designed to facilitate visits to the waterfront by tourists and locals alike, with stops close to the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, and Colman Dock.

Special thanks to our partners at Friends of Waterfront Seattle; the Alliance for Pioneer Square; King County Government; and TransWest. For the shuttle route map and live tracking, go to seattlewaterfront.org/free-seattle-waterfront-shuttle/

Photo credit: Jo Cosme
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Seattle, WA -- May 28th
|The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is Back!|
The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is back with stops at key attractions like the Seattle Center/Space Needle, Belltown, Pier 69, Pier 56, Pioneer Square, and King Street Station in the International District. The route is designed to facilitate visits to the waterfront by tourists and locals alike, with stops close to the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, and Colman Dock.
Special thanks to our partners at Friends of Waterfront Seattle; the Alliance for Pioneer Square; King County Government; and TransWest.  For the shuttle route map and live tracking, go to https://seattlewaterfront.org/free-seattle-waterfront-shuttle/
Photo credit: Jo Cosme

|Waterfront Makeover: New Mural|

If you walk Dzidzilalich today, north under the Overlook Walk and look to the east wall of the Waterfront Landing Condominiums, you will see a new mural being painted. Rumors are three famous waterfront residents will be included on the mural. Who will they be?
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Seattle, WA -- May 24th
|Waterfront Makeover: New Mural|
If you walk Dzidzilalich today, north under the Overlook Walk and look to the east wall of the Waterfront Landing Condominiums, you will see a new mural being painted.  Rumors are three famous waterfront residents will be included on the mural.  Who will they be?

|Splash! Party on the Waterfront|

How do you spell fun? S-P-L-A-S-H! This is one party you definitely want to join. The Seattle Aquarium invites you to its biggest party of the year. Enjoy networking, food, music, libations, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and special animal enrichment activities all in support of the aquarium's expansion and conservation programs. Tickets still available at give.seattleaquarium.org/event/splash-2024/e550026/register/new/select-tickets?shwa
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Seattle, WA -- May 21st
|Splash! Party on the Waterfront|
How do you spell fun?  S-P-L-A-S-H!  This is one party you definitely want to join.  The Seattle Aquarium invites you to its biggest party of the year.  Enjoy networking, food, music, libations, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and special animal enrichment activities all in support of the aquariums expansion and conservation programs.  Tickets still available at https://give.seattleaquarium.org/event/splash-2024/e550026/register/new/select-tickets?shwa

|Maritime Photo Contest|

What does Maritime Washington mean to you? Submit your best shot to win one of four prizes and the chance to be included on a calendar of Maritime Washington. All winners will receive America the Beautiful National Park Passes. The top prize for each category (adult and youth) will also include a Maritime Washington gift bag full of toys, activities, art, and books. Contest details at maritimewa.org/news/maritime-washington-photo-contest?shwa
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Seattle, WA -- May 16th
|Maritime Photo Contest|
What does Maritime Washington mean to you?  Submit your best shot to win one of four prizes and the chance to be included on a calendar of Maritime Washington.  All winners will receive America the Beautiful National Park Passes.  The top prize for each category (adult and youth) will also include a Maritime Washington gift bag full of toys, activities, art, and books.  Contest details at https://maritimewa.org/news/maritime-washington-photo-contest?shwa

|Build a Pier Family Workshop - June 1|

In Seattle, piers are home to restaurants, an aquarium, and even a Ferris wheel. They also make it possible to travel the city by boat! Join the Seattle Architecture Foundation on June 1st at 10AM to design your own pier and add your personality to Seattle’s iconic waterfront! Tickets at seattlearchitecture.boldtypetickets.com/events/148056219/piers-family-workshop?shwa

Photo by Jocelyn R.C.
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Seattle, WA -- May 14th
|Build a Pier Family Workshop - June 1|
In Seattle, piers are home to restaurants, an aquarium, and even a Ferris wheel. They also make it possible to travel the city by boat! Join the Seattle Architecture Foundation on June 1st at 10AM to design your own pier and add your personality to Seattle’s iconic waterfront!  Tickets at https://seattlearchitecture.boldtypetickets.com/events/148056219/piers-family-workshop?shwa
Photo by Jocelyn R.C.

|Sailing Seattle at Pier 56 is Back!|

Join us in welcoming back Sailing Seattle after their well-deserved winter break. Climb aboard with them for a gorgeous sail on Puget Sound! May is a great month for viewing wildlife and enjoying Spring's vibrant colors. Use code SPRING to save 20% Monday-Friday and code TAX to save 10% Friday-Sunday. Multiple trips depart from Pier 56 daily. Book your spot at sailingseattle.com/
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Seattle, WA -- May 9th
|Sailing Seattle at Pier 56 is Back!|
Join us in welcoming back Sailing Seattle after their well-deserved winter break.  Climb aboard with them for a gorgeous sail on Puget Sound! May is a great month for viewing wildlife and enjoying Springs vibrant colors.  Use code SPRING to save 20% Monday-Friday and code TAX to save 10% Friday-Sunday.  Multiple trips depart from Pier 56 daily.  Book your spot at https://sailingseattle.com/

|Blast from the Past|

This week 5 years ago, before anyone had ever heard of covid-19, the demolition of Seattle's much beloved and also maligned viaduct started. Look how far we have come together in those five years.

With the viaduct gone, the waterfront has rejoined the rest of the city. That unification process continues with the finalization of Overlook Walk, which will connect Pike Place Market with the waterfront in time for a worthy, global celebration around World Cup in 2026. Seattle is guaranteed to host at least six World Cup games, including one with the US Soccer Team, which expressed a preference for the Emerald City!
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Seattle, WA -- April 23rd
|Blast from the Past|
This week 5 years ago, before anyone had ever heard of covid-19, the demolition of Seattles much beloved and also maligned viaduct started.   Look how far we have come together in those five years. 
With the viaduct gone, the waterfront has rejoined the rest of the city.  That unification process continues with the finalization of Overlook Walk, which will connect Pike Place Market with the waterfront in time for a worthy, global celebration around World Cup in 2026.  Seattle is guaranteed to host at least six World Cup games, including one with the US Soccer Team, which expressed a preference for the Emerald City!

|Are you Clipper Material?|

The Clipper Round the World Race fleet is in port at Bell Harbor Marina for the next 10 days! Come down to Seattle's waterfront and welcome them. There will be special events and the vessels will be open to visit during their stay here. This race is exceptional because anyone who is reasonably fit and craves a challenge can become part of the crew. The fleet will sail out together on May 3rd for the next leg. Watch and cheer the teams from Pier 62 or The Edgewater Hotel on Pier 67. See the full schedule of public activities at: discover.clipperroundtheworld.com/seattle?shwa
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Seattle, WA -- April 23rd
|Are you Clipper Material?|
The Clipper Round the World Race fleet is in port at Bell Harbor Marina for the next 10 days!  Come down to Seattles waterfront and welcome them.  There will be special events and the vessels will be open to visit during their stay here.  This race is exceptional because anyone who is reasonably fit and craves a challenge can become part of the crew.  The fleet will sail out together on May 3rd for the next leg.  Watch and cheer the teams from Pier 62 or The Edgewater Hotel on Pier 67.  See the full schedule of public activities at: https://discover.clipperroundtheworld.com/seattle?shwa

|Peak of Freshness WA Seafood Chart - NEW!|

April is the month for halibut in Seattle. There are so many local delicacies from the sea around here that it can be difficult to keep track. Worry not! Easily find what other Washington catches you should seek out this month at Seattle markets and restaurants with our new WA Seafood Seasons Chart at seattlewaterfront.org/seattle-seafood-seasons-for-visiting-and-local-foodies?home
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Seattle, WA -- April 6th
|Peak of Freshness WA Seafood Chart - NEW!|
April is the month for halibut in Seattle.  There are so many local delicacies from the sea around here that it can be difficult to keep track.  Worry not!  Easily find what other Washington catches you should seek out this month at Seattle markets and restaurants with our new WA Seafood Seasons Chart at https://seattlewaterfront.org/seattle-seafood-seasons-for-visiting-and-local-foodies?home

|Big Design Change for Overlook Walk|

A big change has been announced to the design of Overlook Walk, which will connect the Pike Place Market to Pier 62 and the Seattle Aquarium for pedestrians later this year. Instead of stairs and walkways, the City of Seattle who kindly provided this recent photo from the top of Overlook Walk, will install the world's longest outdoor escalator to whisk you up and down with minimal effort. A smaller escalator will also be installed and reserved for use by local birds who are reportedly tired of constantly having to fly between the market and the waterfront.
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Seattle, WA -- April 1st
|Big Design Change for Overlook Walk|
A big change has been announced to the design of Overlook Walk, which will connect the Pike Place Market to Pier 62 and the Seattle Aquarium for pedestrians later this year.  Instead of stairs and walkways, the City of Seattle who kindly provided this recent photo from the top of Overlook Walk, will install the worlds longest outdoor escalator to whisk you up and down with minimal effort.  A smaller escalator will also be installed and reserved for use by local birds who are reportedly tired of constantly having to fly between the market and the waterfront.
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WATERFRONT DINING OPTIONS

Clam Chowder | Fine Dining | Seafood Specialists | Lunch | Breakfast | Casual Dining | Indoor Seating | Outdoor Seating | Counter Service | Private Dining & Groups | Olympic View Terraces & Patios | Kids Menus | Hot Dogs & Ice Cream | Baked Goods | Caffeine | TV Screens | Revolving | Brunch

– Clam Chowder –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Fine Dining –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Seafood Specialists –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Lunch –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Breakfast –

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Starbucks on Pier 55

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Hook & Plow at the Marriott across from Bell Harbor Marina

Cafe Opla across from Pier 66 (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

– Casual Dining –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Indoor Seating –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Outdoor Seating –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 year-round (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Counter Service –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Starbucks on Pier 55

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Salmon Cooker at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

– Private Dining & Groups –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Diane’s Market Kitchen across from Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Olympic View Terraces & Patios –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Kid Menus –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

– Hot Dogs & Ice Cream –

The Frankfurter on Pier 55

The Creamery Ice Cream Shop at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57

– Baked Goods –

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Starbucks on Pier 55

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Aquarium Café at Pier 59 (Seattle Aquarium)

The Brim Coffee Shop at the Edgewater on Pier 67

– Caffeine –

Starbucks on Pier 55

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Aquarium Café at Pier 59 (Seattle Aquarium)

Cafe Opla across from Pier 66 (menu)

The Brim Coffee Shop at the Edgewater on Pier 67

Uptown Espresso on Pier 70

– TV Screens –

The lounge at Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Revolving –

Enjoy a meal served in your own private gondola with up to three other people as you rise 200 feet above Elliott Bay on the Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 57.

– Brunch –

Please see Breakfast & Lunch options above.