Unless you’re camping in the wilderness harpooning your dinner with a whittled stick, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have fresh seafood next to a babbling brook. Rock Creek is as close as you get to that experience, and you don’t even have to deal with rafting on river rapids. The seafood is excellent (particularly the shrimp and grits and roasted seabass), and it feels like the kind of forest cabin your elitist in-laws would rent and consider “roughing it” just because it has exposed beams. This is a good place for a date or a group hang on the second floor balcony.
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Swel in Fremont is a slightly upscale Italian spot where you’ll want to focus on the flatbread pizzas.
Petoskey’s Pizza is a fun spot in Fremont that feels like a restaurant you might find in the Midwest.
Paseo Caribbean Food
Paseo is a legendary Caribbean sandwich shop in Fremont. You’ll like it, but it’s not the best Carribbean sandwich in Seattle - that’s Un Bien.
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8 Oz. Burger & Co.
8 Oz. Burger & Co. is an American spot in Capitol Hill with cowboy memorabilia and excellently thick burgers and shakes.
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The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
Entering Brouwer’s is like stepping into a Medieval Times in Fremont, but with much better food and less jousting. Come for a birthday dinner.
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