Dining March 18, 2018
11 Of The Coolest, Most Unusual Places To Dine In Washington
Certain occasions in life (birthdays, dates, random Tuesdays) call for an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience that offers so much more than a meal. When you need something fun and perhaps a little odd, head to one of these 11 spots.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. The Zodiac Supper Club, 1116 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma
Hey baby, what's your sign? This amazingly eclectic dive bar serves scrumptious food (everything from fancy steaks to Tacos Tuesday specials) and tropical drinks to die for. You can even get a potato salad flight.
2. Steam Plant, 159 S Lincoln St., Spokane
It doesn't get much cooler than dining in a renovated historic steam plant. Nowhere else in the PNW will you see a space that so artfully exposes the inner workings of a plant while serving delicious food.
3. Marrakesh, 2334 2nd Ave., Seattle
If the absolutely incredible Moroccan food (all five courses of it!), the nightly belly dancers surely will.
4. Train Wreck Bar & Grill, 427 E Fairhaven Ave., Burlington
Even if you don't get one of their famous Bloody Marys, the unique ambiance and tasty food here will win you over. Really, though, you should get a legendary Mary.
5. Summit House, 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Enumclaw
Ride the gondola up to this magical eatery and dine high above the clouds. This is an experience like no other.
6. Skyway Cafe, 6501 E Rutter Ave., Spokane
You can fly to breakfast at the Skyway Cafe, which is located at Felts Field in Spokane and open for (hearty and delicious) breakfast and lunch daily.
7. Bors Hede Restaurant, Camlann Medieval Village, Carnation
Camlann's restaurant is designed as a 14th century village inne, all prepared from authentic recipes from the time period. Apparently people ate well back then, because the food is fantastic.
8. Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, 7905 S. Hosmer, Tacoma
This ocean-themed restaurant and bowling alley is just plain cool. They serve seafood, pasta, burgers and steaks in an under-the-sea setting, which you can wash down with tropical drinks in fish bowls.
9. Bizarro Italian Cafe, 1307 N 46th St., Seattle
If you think the kitschy decor and quirky quotes on the walls are distractions for subpar food, fear not -- the freshly made pasta and perfectly prepared entrees here are heavenly. Bizarro doesn't take reservations, so you may have quite a wait on the weekends, but they're worth it.
10. Mary Lou's Milk Bottle, 802 W Garland Ave., Spokane
Only in Spokane can you feast on tasty burgers and amazing shakes inside an old milk bottle from the 1930s.
11. SkyCity at the Needle, Space Needle, Seattle
Washington's only revolving restaurant is temporarily closed for renovations, but when it reopens, it will be even better than before... including the new glass floor.
We’re pretty spoiled by Washington’s dining scene, and we like it that way. Check out t
hese unique eateries.