The Northwest dining legacy that is Ivar’s began in 1938 with one very entrepreneurial spirit, the late Ivar Haglund. His future in music and entertaining took a slight detour when his waterfront aquarium needed a vendor to feed its guests. Using his own classic Northwest seafood recipes, Ivar’s was born. This dining destination has since spawned many more restaurants to delight future generations. View the Ivar’s timeline, see “our flounder’s” wacky and never-ending promotional antics, and take a glimpse at Ivar’s amazing, full life.

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In 1994, Master sushi chef, Shiro Kashiba, opened his namesake, Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. His blending of classical Japanese technique with the Pacific Northwest’s wealth of local seafood and ingredients “set the bar that others aspire to”, according to the highly regarded Zagat Guide.

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Cherry Street Coffee House

“Enlighten management, cozy quarters, a legendary gyro, and the perfect cup of coffee have made cherry street famous at five downtown addresses.”

–Seattle metropolitan magazine

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Matt's in the Market

Although the restaurant seems to have been part of the market forever, Matt’s in the Market was founded it in 1996. The tiny (then only 23 seats), primitively equipped restaurant attracted a fiercely loyal clientele, drawn by imaginative cuisine that changed constantly based on what was available from the stalls downstairs.

After eleven years as a fishmonger at Pike Place Fish Market, Dan Bugge realized a lifelong dream, and became the owner. Dan and his staff have made major upgrades throughout the restaurant including a new kitchen, seamlessly expanding both in size and seating capacity, and adding a sparkling bar that is astonishingly well-stocked.

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Jimmy's on Broadway

Located in the trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood of downtown Seattle, Jimmy’s offers modern American cuisine and thoughtful service in an energetic atmosphere.

The bustle of Capitol Hill creates a dynamic view through our grand surrounding windows where our bar features an original mural created by local Seattle artist Robert Williamson that provides a stunning artistic motif. You can also enjoy watching your favorite team to victory on our flat screen televisions. You will marvel at the collection of historical Seattle photographs capturing the vintage essence of our city, or you can simply sit by the fireplace to enjoy a meal or cocktails.

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Since opening in 1975, Elliott’s Oyster House has delighted taste buds with impeccably fresh seafood. Through the years, we’ve earned a national reputation for our seafood specialties: sustainable Dungeness crab, wild salmon from thriving runs, Alaskan halibut, and Pacific Northwest shellfish—including our star attraction, oysters. Our restaurant has been recognized by Tom Horan’s Top 10 Club, FORTUNE, USA Today, Gourmet, Wine Spectator, and Seattle Magazine.

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Seattle Urban Wineries

Seattle Urban Wineries is a group of 20 award winning artisan wineries in the city. We invite visitors and locals alike to taste some of the finest hand crafted wines produced in the state, all within blocks of downtown Seattle. The Seattle Urban Wineries offer both novices and aficionados the opportunity to learn about and taste wines of many different varietals and styles crafted from Washington’s best vineyards.

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The Seattle Wine & Food Experience

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is the premier showcase for wine and food in the Northwest. Experience a world tour of wine, beer, spirits and all things culinary. Since 2009 the Seattle Wine and Food Experience has been a must mark on Seattle resident calendars.

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Chaco Canyon Cafe

We strive at Chaco Canyon to provide you with a delicious variety of options, to meet every dietary need. We focus on sourcing only the highest quality ingredients that are organic, grown and handled with love. We partner with many local farms, and North West foraging operations to bring you the freshest, seasonal and local ingredients available.

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Serious Pie

Serious Pie, pizzeria with a bread baker’s soul, serves up pies with blistered crusts, light textured but with just enough structure and bite. Our attentiveness to each pizza in the 600 degree stone-encased apple wood burning oven preserves the character of house made charcuterie and artisan cheeses from around the world.

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Crisp Crêperie
Locally sourced, in-season, top-shelf ingredients in exquisitely crafted crêpes
Monday: Downtown Seattle 2nd Ave and Pike St, 11a–2p
Tuesday: SoDo 2401 Utah Ave S, Starbucks HQ, 11:30a–2p
Wednesday: Bellevue 11201 SE 8th St, Great Western Building, 11:30a–2p
Friday: Bellevue 3120-3180 139th Ave SE, Sunset North Campus, 11:30a–2p

Top Wine bar

Purple Café and Wine Bar
Pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients. The staff at each of our locations creates their own variations on this theme, from each Wine Director’s bottle selections, to every chef’s daily specials. So while similar, each Purple offers an experience that is unique.

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In 1994, Master sushi chef, Shiro Kashiba, opened his namesake, Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant, in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. His blending of classical Japanese technique with the Pacific Northwest’s wealth of local seafood and ingredients “set the bar that others aspire to”, according to the highly regarded Zagat Guide.

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Dick’s Hamburgers
As the Seattle-area’s hometown favorite burger joint, that customer loyalty is expressed with numerous awards such as KING 5 “Best of Western Washington,” Readers Choice awards from Seattle Magazine, Seattle Weekly, and Seattle Met Magazine. In March 2012, Esquire Magazine named Dick’s Drive-In “America’s Most Life-Changing Burger” due to the enthusiastic online voting and passionate support from loyal customers.

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Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge
Toulouse as a dining, lounge and experiential possibility was inspired and built around notions larger and more expansive than any particular theme or region: unique and lusty cuisine that requires discipline and skill to prepare; texturally rich and intricate décor that can only have been designed and created by individuals who approach their craft with focus and commitment; and the general desire to deliver the various possibilities of dining, drinking and adult escapism to others in a way that is positive safe, friendly, values-driven… and which leaves everyone better off for having had the experience.

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Bakery Nouveau
Bakery Nouveau is a feast for the senses. Blocks away, the aroma of fresh baked goods tantalize the nose. Take a bite of anything, and you’ll see why people make special trips to West Seattle to experience the unforgettable charm of Bakery Nouveau.

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Paseo has been featured in several publications across the nation. Some of out accolades over the year include being the top-ranked Seattle restaurant on UrbanSpoon, and making it on Esquire Magazine’s list of “Best Sandwiches in America”.

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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Seastar is brought to you by renowned chef John Howie, formerly of Seattle’s Palisade Restaurant. Seastar provides guests with an amazing array of freshly prepared seafood, great steaks, poultry, pastas and raw bar items. Enjoy the comfort of the luxurious Seastar dining room or the upbeat Raw Bar. Either way, Seastar’s talented staff will help to make you feel right at home, and the food will keep you coming back for more.

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Little Uncle
Little Uncle is a celebration of roots Thai food found at our Capitol Hill take-out shop on Madison, Pioneer Square restaurant and catering events. Little Uncle was founded by chefs PK and Wiley Frank who have found inspiration by the family run restaurants of Thailand where traditions have survived the test of time.