Shug’s Soda Fountain should be your go-to for dessert near Pike Place. They serve classics like New York-style egg creams and banana splits, but also more modern creations like prosecco sorbet floats and a s’mores hot fudge sundae made with housemade marshmallows (they roast these in front of you with a blowtorch - you want to experience this). Head there for dessert after a dinner date.
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Le Caviste is a French wine bar Downtown with outstanding wine and excellent charcuterie.
Don’t overlook Kastoori Grill just because it’s next to the Pike Place madness - it’s one of the best Indian spots downtown.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
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Grand Central Bakery
Grand Central is a bakery and cafe in Eastlake that serves baked goods, sandwiches, salads, and soups.
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Von’s 1000 Spirits
Von’s 1000 Spirits is a fun restaurant with a massive bar, a mostly-American menu, and a spinning wheel that dictates drink specials.
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Molly Moon’s is a Seattle ice cream institution - prepare for a long line at flagship location in Capitol Hill.
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