There’s nothing quite like a good meal, and here in Washington, we have the freshest ingredients around to eat. We’ve also got some remarkable natural beauty surrounding us, and when combined with our mouthwatering cuisine, it’s pretty much a match made in Heaven. Here are 8 restaurants around our state worth checking out that also offer jaw dropping views while you dine:
1. SkyCity at the Space Needle
If you want to feel like you're on top of the world, head to the top of Seattle's attraction in Lower Queen Anne where you can find a restaurant with phenomenal revolving views of the big city. They offer enticing Pacific Northwest foods like Alaskan Halibut, Bering Sea King Crab, and Ahi Tuna!
2. Summit House, Enumclaw
Between the delectable seafood and unbelievable view of Mt. Rainier & the Cascades, this restaurant is every Washingtonian's dream!
3. Falls Terrace Restaurant, Tumwater
While your taste buds are exploding over the steak and/or seafood at this place south of Olympia, you'll be impressed by the view of Tumwater Falls!
4. Clinkerdagger, Spokane
Patrons here in Eastern Washington can admire a striking view of the Spokane River out the window while enjoying some fabulous seafood, steak, or a warm bowl of pasta. Pictured is their Crab Sandwich!
5. Calcutta Grill, Newcastle
This premier restaurant was voted one of the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America in 2014, as well as a few others on this list including Canlis, Sorrento's, and Summit House. Be sure to try their Eggs Benedict breakfast out on the patio and view the photogenic landscape!
6. Canlis, Seattle
This spot may be on the pricier side, but a fine dining experience here overlooking Lake Union is a perfect splurge on special occasions. Some of their top notch menu items include Muscovy Duck, King Salmon, Filet Mignon and for desserts to top it all off, they've got Banana Mousse, Creme Brulee, etc.
7. Sorrento's, Chelan
An Italian gem in Central Washington with a panoramic perspective of Lake Chelan. As seen in the photo above, you can add crab to your Spinach Artichoke Dip and it's absolutely delicious!
8. Salish Lodge Dining Room, Snoqualmie
We all know how gorgeous Snoqualmie Falls is, but did you know that the building overlooking the iconic beauty can make you a meal to remember? Be sure to grab a window seat for maximum viewing pleasure. They also provide a hotel & spa for the ultimate getaway!
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? Where else can you dine in our state that offers a great view? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments!