Restaurant Recommendations

At Spot Tail Salmon Guide, we would like to enhance your experience and make your day with us complete. Your Seattle fishing trip is our priority! We are constantly checking out restaurants in the Seattle area in order to be able to make better recommendations.

Tom Douglas Restaurants

Tom Douglas is perhaps Seattle’s best-known chef-restauranteur. He creates deliciousness served with graciousness at 13 different locations, all in Belltown and South Lake Union.

Rock Creek

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits is a full service restaurant and bar located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA. We’re open daily; serving dinner from 4pm to 10pm, and brunch from 9am until 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays

Rays Boathouse

Ray’s seafood restaurant and bar serves Seattle’s freshest seafood prepared with classic technique and global inspiration.

Red Mill Burgers

With just two locations in Seattle, Red Mill Burgers continues to be one of the best burger shops in town. Simple, fresh ingredients and a no-frills attitude make it one of the finest, most casual dining experiences the city has to offer.

Dick’s Drive In Burgers

A trip to Seattle is incomplete without a visit to Dick’s. Cheap, tasty, and filling, Dick’s Drive-In is a classic burger joint that harkens back to the 1950s. Grab a burger and a shake and feel it all coming back to you.

Un Bien

Ballard’s destination for Caribbean tastes, Un Bien is a great way to grab a quick bite before your next stop on your Seattle fishing tour. Slow roasted pork, chicken, and rice and bean dishes are staples of the walk-up and the service is fast enough to satisfy any busy tourist. Check them out when you’re in town!

Flint Creek

The mission at FlintCreek Cattle Co. is to serve premium meats sourced from well managed small-scale farms and ranches that produce responsibly raised, pastured,

Mike’s Chili Parlor

A star of the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, this hole-in-the-wall chili joint is a comfort food destination. Cash-only and gruff, this is the best way to experience authentic, hearty Ballard.


A secret lunch spot of downtown Seattle, Salumi is immensely popular for a reason: their cured meat and tasty cheese sandwiches and lunch trays are like none other. If you find yourself downtown at lunchtime, get to Salumi.

Sushi Kappo Tamura

One of the best sushi spots in Seattle, Sushi Kappo Tamura succeeds beyond all others for a single reason: their menu changes daily as fresh seafood is brought in. Only the finest is chosen from local seafood markets each morning and brought back to the store, so if you have time for only one sushi experience during your time in Seattle, make sure it’s at Sushi Kappo Tamura.

Hula Hula

For a more exciting, lively experience, Hula Hula (1501 East Olive Way in the Capitol Hill neighborhood) is a karaoke-lover’s paradise. Lighthearted decor and funky drink specials should appeal to everyone, so if you can’t decide where to take your group after dinner, why not Hula Hula?

Sushi Kashiba

For over 50 years Chef Kashiba, a three-time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Chef, has delighted visitors from around the world with his artistry and craft at several award-winning restaurants including his current spot, Sushi Kashiba, located by Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market.

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