Cruise ships have been known to churn out some pretty tasty spreads these days, but it's still a relief for many travelers to reach terra firma where the food options are vast and varied. Seattle has evolved into a highly respectable foodie town, and visitors will delight in the many exotic flavors that contribute to the Emerald City's expansive culinary scene. Thanks to the location of both cruise ports close to downtown, passengers will find countless dining options within walking distance from the ports, and even more choices can be found after a short bus or taxi ride.
It's no surprise that many restaurants on this list center around the seafood delicacies found in the Pacific Northwest (but if you're not craving something from the sea, never fear!). Diners can get their fill of lobster, crab, shrimp, oysters, salmon, halibut and more at Seattle standards like Elliott's Oyster House and Ivar's. Other venues offer scrumptious dishes featuring global flavors ranging from Italian and Thai to Latin American. A couple of these restaurants are family-friendly, while several are fine-dining establishments that provide an elegant setting for a special night out on the town. Be sure to check out each eatery's happy hour menu if you're looking for a more casual experience.