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Key Tools to dining like a local in Seattle:


Seattle is a mecca of culinary gems, just waiting to be found. Often overlooked in the national view as a trend setting culinary city, Seattleites agree that this is often a positive, almost keeping their secret favorites exactly that; a secret.

Whether you are looking for one of America's top 25 burgers from a 62 years young Seattle icon, or a 9-course culinary journey at one of America's 10 best restaurants, Seattle has you covered. Here are a few resources to help visitors find exactly what their hearts (and stomachs) desire.

  • is changing the way Americans find that next great dining experience. One of their best features is the maps, that not only show where the restaurant is located, but breaks everything down into categories, such as "Best Sushi in Seattle," "Dining with a View," and more. Fairmont Olympic recommends to check the 38 Essential list and the Heat Map, which break down the dining institutions and the hottest places to dine right now in Seattle.
  • Seattle Met Magazine always has the inside scoop on where to eat in Seattle. Their blog The Nosh Pit is a go-to for anyone looking for something new, trendy or exciting to try. Also take a look at the Weekly Planner, which breaks down the best food and drink happenings for the coming week.
  • Seattle Times has been Seattle's main resource for news since 1891. Needless to say, they know a thing or two about the Pacific Northwest. Check out their online food and drink section for up-to-date trends, opening announcements and restaurant critic reviews. 
  • Any destination you visit that has a Fairmont hotel, make sure to check out the page for inside tips and locally specific special experiences. Stories such as Speak Easy of Seattle Speakeasies give you an insider look into the dining cutlure in a specific location.


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