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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.

Thai Restaurant
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“If you want a SPECIAL DAY TRIP and would like to travel to Vashon Island (by Ferry at the Ruston Waterfront) a short ferry ride, and you LOVE Thai food...you must go to Mays Kitchen! It is in the America's Top 100 Restaurant list. You can not just walk in when you get there, you must make a reservation ahead of time. The storefront is subtle but when you get there it feels like a private dining event in how it is run. The food will satisfy all of your East Asian/Thai food fantasies...I go every year for my birthday. A couple of things: You will have to pay $19.20 for a normal sized vehicle and driver and $5.55 fare for an adult. The fare is $2.75 for seniors and children. The last ferry is around 10:30 pm...something to plan around! Hope you will love it as much as I do! ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Great food, cabaret, and pub. The art and music scene is out of this world!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“We love the beignets and the baja tacos! Everything here is good. Great place to meet at the bar. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Catch a ferry from West Seattle (Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal) and visit Vashon Island for the day. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
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Coffee Shop
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“walking distance from cottage. relaxed, friendly, wifi, good coffee, tea and light food, art exhibited”
  • 19 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Point Robinson is a 10.0 acre shoreline park and historical and marine conservancy located on the east shore of Maury Island off Point Robinson Road overlooking East Passage. The site has provided fog and lighthouse service for vessels since 1885. The lighthouse has been fully automated since 1978. Walking trails and a few picnic tables have been developed along the scenic shoreline providing dramatic views of East Passage, Tacoma, and Mount Rainier, and through the upper wooded slopes.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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Food
“The original home of Seattle's Best Coffee and arguably the best coffee on the island. Come in and see the roaster and have a snack with your coffee.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The birth place of Seattle’s Best Coffee. Coffee historian dream. Part mercantile, part Coffee shop filled with old timers telling stories ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“A terrific park complete with beach walks, a lighthouse, and many opportunities to see local marine mammals, maybe even a pod of Orcas!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cinema
“Island theater for first-run & retro films plus live theater & musical productions.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Beautiful marina, beach, and lovely setting. 30 minute walk through the woods or 2 minute drive.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Our largest park, where you can walk into "Valley of the Firs" or walk to the Mukai pond...lots of Huckleberry bushes everywhere.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They have decent bar food, but they do have live music most weekends. Also, during the summer, they roll up the windows and you can have a burger and watch the town go by!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“A foundation of the Arts community. Local and traveling musicians and live theater ”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“ Bramble offers fine dining and the best seasonal cuisine around. Check out our neighbors at Bramble House.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Super croissants, as well as other delectable baked items. They offer gluten-free baked things as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend