Seattle and Victoria

SEATTLE | 2 YEARS AGO |
by syleefood
Every year for the past 10 years or so I've visited Seattle to spend time with family, but also for the great eats that Seattle has to offer. This trip was extra special and included a cousin's wedding and a day trip to Victoria, B.C. in Canada.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Food | 22 Ideas
Places to See | 10 Ideas
Victoria, B. C. | 9 Ideas
Cafe | 3 Ideas

Food

Though Seattle has an amazingly diverse food scene, I often end up seeking out Asian food I don't find in Boston.

Serious Pie & Biscuit

A Seattle favorite -- the pizza is good, but I really enjoy the biscuits!

Feed Co. Burgers

The veggie burger was pretty good. I wouldn't make a special trip here but if you are in the area and want a burger and a shake...

Jade Garden Restaurant

Great for dim sum (mushroom rice rolls and bbq pork pastry) and set dinner meals. We come here with the family a lot because my aunt knows the staff.

The Stonehouse Cafe

Ocean Star

Banquet

FOB Poke Bar

Best value poke bowls with as many toppings as you like. Mix and match proteins as they serve by the scoop. Skip that extra scoop of protein and opt instead for a full scoop of crab meat, which is a free topping.

Red Fish Blue Fish

Don Mee

Oldest Chinese restaurant in the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Flash back in time to see celebrity photos from the 80s. Imagine a tome when expats filled this restaurant. And the dim sum is pretty good too — try the pork ribs, fried shrimp dumpling, and shrimp and chive dumpling wrapped in delicate thin clear rice dough

Tacos Chukis

The tacos here pack a lot of flavor. We stopped by for a snack, but next time will want to try more...

Kid Sister Ice Cream

Salted caramel is best flavour but they rotate their offerings and try new things. No kiddie sizes but you won’t regret getting g a full scoop. In a cute little alley in Chinatown.

Musashi's

In Chinatown, great place for chirashi bowl, unadon, and rice dish with fish (yellowtail or salmon) collar, which I didn't get but eyed a neighbor who did. Looked yummy!

Chef Liao Asian Fusion Cuisine

By far one of the best Asian restaurants in town. Family-owned and operated, the restaurant has a homey feel and the staff are very friendly. Ask Chef Liao for suggestions on what to order and you'll get something delicious and maybe even a couple of jokes.

Marination Ma Kai

Great spot in West Seattle on the water. Everything is delicious but I always get the shave ice, spam musubi and loco moco.

SoDo Park

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Maneki in Eater. Oldest Japanese restaurant

Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar

One of my Seattle favorites -- the oysters are fresh and delicious and so is oyster chowder. Every location has slightly different menus so maybe try them all??!

Meet the Moon

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

One of my favorite ice cream places ever. The flavors are both sophisticated and whimsical. My favorites are earl grey tea and strawberry balsamic.

Dong Thap Noodles

Come here for house made pho noodles swimming in a rich, beefy broth.

Ezell's Famous Chicken

Tung's craving

Pam's Kitchen

Seattle Fish Guys

Poke is fresh and delicious. For a change of pace, try the bay scallops poke. Also grab some candied smoked salmon on the way out. Another great family-owned and operated place!

Places to See

The Center for Wooden Boats

This is a volunteer-run organization yet still a pretty well-oiled machine. On Sundays free boat rides on Lake Union are offered on first-come, first-serve basis. Members can sign up a day or so early online. Non-members have to show up in person Sunday morning to sign up. The line usually starts by 8 am...yet the place opens at 10.

Lake View Cemetery

Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee are lying rest here, but we come here to visit my grandfather.

Victorian Rose Garden

Royal BC Museum

Craigdarroch Castle

39 rooms to explore. Great place to visit with kids as they have a I spy game to keep kids interested. A short 6 min walk from there is the Government house where we explored the beautiful landscape that was like a huge secret garden with different pathways and levels.

Don Mee

Government House

Did not go inside but wandered around the back enjoying scenic views and different garden paths.

Museum of Pop Culture

We came here for a special exhibit on Marvel Comics. They did a great job creating interactive and interesting exhibits. The special exhibit had an extra fee, but was worth it. The base admission ticket allows you to enter and re-enter as many times as you like so go out for lunch in the area and then come back.

Belleville Terminal

Clipper ferry terminal

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

Tucked away on a quiet corner, this little park is a nice reprieve from the city streets. Pack a lunch and sit at any of the tables for a bit.

Victoria, B. C.

Victoria

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Kid Sister Ice Cream

Victorian Rose Garden

Also near Government House...nice place to stroll and take photos with beautiful flowers in the backdrop.

Royal BC Museum

Craigdarroch Castle

39 rooms to explore. Great place to visit with kids as they have a I spy game to keep kids interested.

Don Mee

Oldest Chinese restaurant in the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Flash back in time to see celebrity photos from the 80s. Imagine a tome when expats filled this restaurant. And the dim sum is pretty good too — try the pork ribs, fried shrimp dumpling, and shrimp and chive dumpling wrapped in delicate thin clear rice dough.

Government House

We did not go inside but wandered around the back where we explored the beautiful landscape that was like a huge secret garden with different pathways and levels. A short 6 min walk from Craigdarroch Castle.

Belleville Terminal

Clipper ferry terminal where the ferry from Seattle arrives.

Cafe

Blackball Taiwanese Dessert

Dessert drinks and bowls that are healthy and delicious. I really loved the grass jelly bowl with special grass jelly from Japan. It’s good for you too, especially if you’ve been eating a lot of fried foods. It will help balance your yin and yang.

The Stonehouse Cafe

Rehearsal dinner

Elm Coffee Roasters

Good local coffee joint. Not much to snack on though...