Game On: Restaurants Near Safeco Field That Steal the Spotlight

Two things cannot be denied: Seattle loves its food, and Seattle loves it sports teams. Since the stadium's inaugural game on July 15, 1999, Safeco Field has gained a reputation locally, regionally and nationally as a fantastic setting for baseball. Why all the hype? A combination of sweeping views of the Seattle skyline and glimpses of awesome sunsets that dazzle above the Puget Sound. Oh, and we mustn't forget the main views that draw us in–the sight of the Major League Baseball action going on below. Let's go, Mariners!

Safeco Field boasts a central, urban home, located not far from the buzzing downtown scene and even closer to happening zones like the International District and Pioneer Square. Here at 10Best, we've gathered a list of venues where sports fans can enjoy delicious grub, before or after the on-field excitement. While some eateries serve up casual dishes like BBQ, burgers, tacos and to-go sandwiches, others flaunt fine-dining options like steak, oysters, salmon and alternative local delicacies. 

Since kids are often in tow during sporting outings, many of these venues offer family-friendly settings. Other options cater more to the 21-and-over crowd, pouring local brews and exotic whiskies to keep spirits high (whether the home team wins or loses). 



This classic Seattle steakhouse is a grand destination for diners looking to impress important clients. The saloon-meets-supper club decor features a copper counter with swivel stools and elegant tables dressed in white linens. While cooked-to...  Read More

Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Ivar's recently unveiled a massive transformation at its flagship location on Pier 54, located on Seattle's waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay. The stunning remodel, the biggest in the storied eatery's 77-year history, means expanded indoor...  Read More

Pioneer Square


It won't take much time here in Seattle before you hear about this popular Pioneer Square outpost. For great Italian sausages, salamis, meatballs or pork, try Salumi, whose name means "dry-cured meat" in Italian. Meats can be purchased...  Read More



Trying to figure out where to find the best barbecue on your world travels? This casual eatery should climb its way to the top of your list, as it has that of folks in Seattle. Have them pile a bun full of pork, beef or ham, and top it off with...  Read More

Pioneer Square


The romantic atmosphere, enhanced by classical guitar music, may be the first thing you notice upon entering this venue. The second will surely be the aroma of perfectly-prepared Italian dishes. Excellent service and wonderful selections hint at...  Read More

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Keep your eyes peeled, or you may just drive past this unassuming, little Cuban eatery, which offers a terrific change of pace from standard burger-and-fries meals at fast food joints. Indeed, Paseo does a healthy amount of take-out business,...  Read More

Pioneer Square


Near Seattle's stadiums, try a newer "it" spot called Girin. This Korean-themed steakhouse concept from the owner of Momiji, Umi Sake House and Kushibar is located inside an upscale complex called Stadium District just north of CenturyLink...  Read More

Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery and Restaurant
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Pyramid is now one of the largest West Coast breweries to arise from the early microbrew pioneers of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the city's stadium district, it is housed in a vintage brick warehouse and features an expansive patio out...  Read More

Redhook Brewlab
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Redhook Brewlab's brand-new, buzzed-about concept is described as "an intersection of Seattle history and culture— a place where the city's eclectic influences mix – art, science, brewing, food and music." Housed within Capitol Hill's historic...  Read More

Derby at the Shop
Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Smith


Ethan Stowell's latest venture recently opened in Seattle's SoDo district near the stadiums, making it a great (and unique) spot to fuel up before or after a game. Derby can be found within The Shop, an innovative concept from Seattle native...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne