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Things to do in Edmonds

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“One of my favorite places ever to watch the sunset. In the same area is an off-leash dog park, and playground, and a thriving downtown are with lots of great shops and restaurants”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pier
“Edmonds waterfront near the ferry terminal is a great place to sit on the beach and watch the ferry traffic. Gorgeous sunsets too. Then walk up the road to visit any of the dozens of unique restaurants and shops. Edmonds is a great town to visit.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is small, quaint and a great date night restaurant. Wonderful place if you are looking for an upscale sit-down dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Fresh Seafood in a pleasant more formal atmosphere on the waterfront in Edmonds, WA. Anthony's Beach Cafe is on the lower level of the building and is more casual, features outdoor dining in good weather and sand boxes with toys for the kids. Views of the Marina and Sound are lovely and the Boardwalk provides a wonderful after dinner path. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Old fashioned movie house - great popcorn - won't go bankrupt buying soda and popcorn - family owned - fun!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Located in the heart of Downtown Edmonds, Salt & Iron brings the comfort of American Northwest cuisine. Their mission is to create a comfortable dining experience that includes local oysters, steaks and great American cuisine. Salt & Iron's dining room brings a brighter and more welcoming dining atmosphere to the Downtown core. It's located just a short walk from the Kingston Ferry and the iconic Edmonds Fountain, where the Edmonds Farmer's Market and the Edmonds Art Walk take place. A full bar provides craft cocktails, local wines and draft beers to accompany the dining experience.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
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“The world's smallest bar. REALLY! Lively spot to stop by, crowd your way in and have a conversation with locals or the Desmond the entertaining bartender.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This place I believe is also a restaurant but it is a great place to grab drinks and maybe a small bite to eat or some dessert. Very low key and great place for conversing with friends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Transportation
“If you feel like exploring the Olympic Peninsula, the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry is the fastest way to cross the Puget Sound. Some of our favorite destinations on the peninsula are Port Townsend, Sequim, and Lake Crescent.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“My favorite go-to all around eating place. Basically Italian food with lots of choices not usually offered elsewhere. How about Seared Ahi Nicoise Salad? Happy hour prices all day except during the usual dinner hours. Great value for the money and cozy atmosphere.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Wonderful seafood for lunch or dinner and views of the Edmonds-Kingston Ferries. Walk on the boardwalk and out on the docks. Nice sculpture as well. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This doesn't look like much on the outside but it is the most intimate Italian restaurant. Cute, small with delicious Italian food. You will definitely meet the owner who always makes sure that his guests have everything you need. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food, friendly service. It can get loud, but that's because it's so popular.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“This coffee shop is almost always bustling and there is often a line out the door. They have amazing local baked goods. And our kids love their kids hot cocoa with whip cream and rainbow sprinkles. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“This place has one of the best breakfast menus in Edmonds. Enjoy some coffee and food in the cozy inside on a cold rainy day. Or when it's warm outside, we highly recommend sitting on their outdoor patio for some people watching.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Best cheese and wine combos in town. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This place is small, quaint and a great date night restaurant. Wonderful place if you are looking for an upscale sit-down dinner. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great Fresh Seafood in a pleasant more formal atmosphere on the waterfront in Edmonds, WA. Anthony's Beach Cafe is on the lower level of the building and is more casual, features outdoor dining in good weather and sand boxes with toys for the kids. Views of the Marina and Sound are lovely and the Boardwalk provides a wonderful after dinner path. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Located in the heart of Downtown Edmonds, Salt & Iron brings the comfort of American Northwest cuisine. Their mission is to create a comfortable dining experience that includes local oysters, steaks and great American cuisine. Salt & Iron's dining room brings a brighter and more welcoming dining atmosphere to the Downtown core. It's located just a short walk from the Kingston Ferry and the iconic Edmonds Fountain, where the Edmonds Farmer's Market and the Edmonds Art Walk take place. A full bar provides craft cocktails, local wines and draft beers to accompany the dining experience.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lounge
“This place I believe is also a restaurant but it is a great place to grab drinks and maybe a small bite to eat or some dessert. Very low key and great place for conversing with friends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“My favorite go-to all around eating place. Basically Italian food with lots of choices not usually offered elsewhere. How about Seared Ahi Nicoise Salad? Happy hour prices all day except during the usual dinner hours. Great value for the money and cozy atmosphere.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Wonderful seafood for lunch or dinner and views of the Edmonds-Kingston Ferries. Walk on the boardwalk and out on the docks. Nice sculpture as well. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“This place has one of the best breakfast menus in Edmonds. Enjoy some coffee and food in the cozy inside on a cold rainy day. Or when it's warm outside, we highly recommend sitting on their outdoor patio for some people watching.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Best cheese and wine combos in town. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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