Lots of you pass through Seattle on your way to Alaska or British Columbia, or just on some work trip that has nothing to do with fishing. The Deneki Outdoors Global Headquarters are based in Seattle, so we know the place pretty well and we thought we’d give you a few suggestions on where to eat and drink when you’re in town.
Here’s the best part – all three places are owned by hardcore fly anglers who are also dedicated conservationists who work hard to preserve the fish you love to catch! We think you should support them.
Where to Eat and Drink in Seattle
- Tini Bigs is Seattle’s quintessential cocktail bar. They’ve got great classic cocktails as well as more ‘inventive’ drinks, and they’ve recently added a fantastic menu of smaller plates. They’re located right between downtown and the Space Needle, and they just celebrated their 6,000th consecutive day open – obviously they’re doing a lot of things really well. Tini Bigs is owned by Keith Robbins, hardcore angler and conservationist, who also happens to be the guy you should call if you’re headed to Seattle and want to fly fish for sea run cutthroat trout and/or salmon from a boat in Puget Sound a few minutes from downtown.
- The Steelhead Diner is the spot for Northwest cuisine in a cool, casual atmosphere right at the Pike Place Market. They’ve got a wide-ranging menu and a beautiful room, complete with a display of classic steelhead flies tied by some of the legends of the Northwest. The Steelhead Diner is owned by Kevin Davis and his wife Teresa – Kevin is a hardcore steelhead angler and a huge supporter and advocate for Trout Unlimited.
- Blueacre Seafood Grill is where you want to go for seafood. Compared to the Steelhead Diner, it’s a little bigger and a little fancier and a little more focused on seafood. Blueacre has an amazing raw oyster bar and a couple of great areas for seating larger groups. Kevin Davis also owns Blueacre, and he’s around the restaurant pretty much full time. If you get the chance to meet him, be sure to talk steelheading. Blueacre is right around the corner from the Nordstrom flagship store downtown – stop by for some oysters and a cocktail while your wife torches your credit card!
Cheers and Bon Appetit.
DISCLAIMER: Keith and Kevin are good friends of ours.