Fish 'n' Chips
If there's a single most iconic Seattle meal, it's probably fish and chips. We're rightly famous for our salmon, which is very tasty when given the batter-fried treatment, but halibut may be the most popular choice for locals (and well worth the extra couple of bucks). While I wouldn't presume to name the "best" fish and chips, Capitol Hill's Pike Street Fish Fry (next to Neumos) serves up a small but delicious menu of batter-fried and grilled seafood and fish sandwiches; their grilled garlic-butter shrimp is amazing, and under $10. On Free Fry Fridays, they feature cheap beer and free fries. Other notable places include the omnipresent Ivar's (including an airport location for a last-minute fix), the Pacific Inn Pub, Spud, Sunfish, the Lockspot, and Emerald City Fish & Chips in Rainier Valley for a soul-food twist.
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA