Best Patios for Outdoor Dining
Balmy warm days and sunshine are afoot in Seattle! Seize the opportunity to catch sparkling waterfront views, picturesque mountain-side sunsets, and rejuvenate in the company of friends, colleagues, and loved ones at any of Pike Place Market restaurants and eateries with patio seating. Find some of the best Seattle restaurants with outdoor dining in our treasured historic district.
Read on for our guide to the best patios at Pike Place Market!
Look for the colorful line of umbrellas above Pike Place that offers some of the best people-watching in the Market! If you like to be in the midst of the action over a cool glass of sangria, head to this family-run spot for traditional Bolivian cuisine with top-notch alfresco ambience at Copacabana.
While strolling down First Avenue, take a beat and grab a seat on El Borracho‘s shaded patio for delicious plant-based Mexican cuisine and beverages. Cool down with a margarita or agua fresca and enjoy a build-your-own taco platter or share a plate of nachos made with a creamy vegan cheese sauce!
Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar
Catch a quaint break from the commotion of the Market and head through the Soames Dunn building by the First Starbucks where a hidden oasis awaits for fresh oysters and fried seafood delights at Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar. This patio stays cool and partially shaded throughout the day, so it’s perfect for a peaceful escape.
For a quick and easy grab-and-go plate to kick back and enjoy in a casual setting, step off First Avenue to Falafel King for a delicious and filling selection of Mediterranean platters, sandwiches, salads, and more!
Freya Bakery & Café
Enjoy a peaceful respite for Scandinavian pastries, sandwiches, and espresso along Western Avenue at Freya Bakery and Café. Their delicious daily baked treats and bread are a perfect way to start your morning at the Market or recharge for a quick bite and beverage throughout the day.
Tucked away in lower Post Alley is an intimate fine-dining restaurant that’s brought delicious Italian cuisine to the Market for over 40 years. IL Bistro‘s cozy little patio offers patrons a chance to take in the sights and sounds of Marketgoers wandering toward the Gum Wall just around the bend as you sip on a cool glass of wine or dig into a plate of fresh antipasti.
Transport yourself to the charming neighborhood cafes of France and stop by Le Pichet to take in the sights and sounds of the city along the First Avenue sidewalk. Indulge in a charcuterie board or one of their fresh salad pairings to keep it light before venturing out on your Market Day!
Grab the freshest catch of street-side dining along Pike Place! Head to Market Grill for a straightforward selection of platters and sandwiches paired with your choice of delicious grilled seafood. Don’t miss your chance to hook the award-winning blackened sockeye salmon sandwich that’s simply presented but packed with flavor!
Nestled among expansive views of the sound and backdropped by the Market’s community Secret Garden, The patio at Maximilien offers an unparalleled haven of charming ambience to enjoy authentic French cuisine and a glass of bubbly.
Alongside the other diverse selections of international cuisine on First Avenue, Miss Café makes for a great casual lunch stop for homestyle Turkish food. Kick back and enjoy delicious oven-baked flatbread pides with a rich Turkish tea or coffee to recharge.
Mr. D's Greek Delicacies
Order from the walk-up counter at Mr. D’s Greek Delicacies and choose from a range of popular Greek dishes to enjoy on their sidewalk bistro tables on Pike Place. Try a hearty gyro, marinated souvlaki kebabs, or a simple classic snack of hummus and pita.
Old Stove Brewing
Opening up the MarketFront with its big garage doors and large picnic tables, Old Stove Brewing is a great place to take in the cool breeze and golden sunsets over the Puget Sound. Enjoy one of their 20 taps or share a wood-fired pizza to seal the perfect setting!
Pike Place Chowder
Stroll down Post Alley to find one of the Market’s staple stops for delicious chowders at Pike Place Chowder. Though the indoor seating can get a bit cozy with just 20 seats, their extended public seating outside of the neighboring shop is a great way kick back and enjoy a classic bowl or a hearty crab roll.
Pizza & Pasta Bar
With a scratch-made menu, you can count on freshly prepared dishes across the board at Pizza & Pasta Bar. Their shaded canopy section just outside in Post Alley is a great way to enjoy a slice or dig into all the pastabilities! Enjoy a selection of lemonade, sodas, wines or beers to quench your thirst alongside expansive options for pastas, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. Their sleek designed oven-fired setup ensures every pie is toasted to perfection.
Adjacent to Pike Place Fish, head down the stairs to the canopy set high above the Market’s architecture and Elliott Bay to find a pleasant respite at Place Pigalle. Their locally sourced menu of classic and modern twists on French fare makes decadence approachable at this establishment rich with history and charm.
Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream
If the kiddos need a cool down or you’re just on the hunt for something sweet, stop by the classically styled parlor at Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream for a range of cold sundaes, floats, and other novelties. They even have spiked beverages for adults! Their First Avenue walk-up window makes for an easy exchange to sit and enjoy your scoops and sips at your convenience.
Sisters European Café
Meander through Post Alley to find a quaint stop for European-inspired grilled sandwiches, salads, and soups at Sisters European Café. Their casual bistro tables along the alley make for a great locale to people watch the passersby and enjoy an easy bite before you continue exploring.
Taproom at Pike Place
For a lively and family-friendly experience, The Taproom at Pike Place is the perfect venue to enjoy craft brews alongside fresh takes on classic pub food. Their window-wall system opens up completely, allowing you to take in both the indoor and outdoor activity on First Avenue at once.
The Crumpet Shop
Lounge along the sidewalk seating of 1st Ave as you start your morning at the Market. The Crumpet Shop is Seattle’s first and original crumpet baking company, offering their famous English griddle cakes with your choice of over two dozen toppings. Pair it with one of their fresh hot teas or coffees for a light start to fuel your day!
The Dressing Room by Can Can
Set above the bustle of Post Alley, the Market’s resident cabaret venue Can Can turns into a bistro and bar by day, The Dressing Room. Their patio is accented by romantic and colorful Parisian décor overlooking refreshing views of the Puget Sound. Described as French Pacific Northwest cuisine, their menu rotates seasonally and often sources ingredients right from our Market vendors. Come for the ambience, stay for the beignets!
The Pink Door
Hidden in Post Alley with nothing but the namesake identifier to guide your entry in, The Pink Door is a welcoming hidden gem with a delightful viewing deck looking out to Elliott Bay. Their shaded patio dressed with colorful lights and a buzzing ambience invites diners to an al fresco Tuscan experience. Menus are built around Italian classics that are simple, fresh, and seasonal. Much of their produce is supplied by a local farm just across the water on Bainbridge Island. Reservations fill up quick, be sure to plan in advance and note your seating preference for outdoors!
Enjoy a streetside recharge at Truffle Queen with wine tastings offered daily indoors and on their stretch of outdoor seating along Pike Place. Sample pours from around the world and local specialties from the Northwest region, all while basking in the sunshine and sitting front and center to the exciting buzz of the Market. Add a charcuterie board for an added snack to pair with your sipping spread!
Open for more than 100 years, the Virginia Inn offers heated patio dining to stay cozy while indulging in an array of New American bites and a craft cocktail. Catch their special brunch menu on Saturdays or Sundays from 10am-3pm!