5 Kid-Approved Seattle Restaurants With Killer Patios
These Seattle-area restaurants serve up the trifecta for summertime dining: drinks, outdoor seating, and great food for all ages.
Humble Pie, tucked right off Rainier Ave, shines on a sunny day: They’ve got outdoor picnic table seating and a gorgeous view of Beacon Hill. Their twelve pizza offerings include a stellar prosciutto, egg, and arugula pie and a potato, caramelized onion, and mozzarella pie. Fear not, vegetarians: half their pizzas are meatless. Plus, four rotating beers are on tap; pints are $4.50. Come at happy hour from 4 to 6 pm: margherita pies are $5 (add-ons for $1.50 each), pints are $3.50 and glasses of wine are $5. While you eat, your kids can watch the chickens peck around in the coop just next to the tables. 525 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, 98144
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Vif’s “snackette” menu is an accessible French take on happy hour: chicken liver paté and toast, a smoked ham terrine, crispy almonds and marinated olives. For kids, there’s homemade cheese and emmer thins. Grab a glass off the robust wine list or something from their full espresso bar (check out the Vietnamese coffee with housemade sweetened condensed milk!) and sit on the sweet outdoor patio. 4401 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, 98103
With a classy kids menu and American classics, Kirkland’s Beach Cafe has something for everyone, including expansive views of Lake Washington. They’ve got both surf and turf on the menu, and a few different sandwich options; for little ones, there’s grilled chicken penne, grilled salmon, and cheeseburger sliders. 1170 Carillon Point, Kirkland, 98033
The line at Uneeda Burger stretches out the door at midday on weekends for a reason: their burgers are the best lunch. And they’ve got a little something for everyone, including a classic burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles and special sauce; a “Monsieur” burger topped with black forest ham and gruyère; and a “medi-terra” lamb burger with manchego and tempura onions, to name just three. Their hand-dipped shakes are made with Snoqualmie ice cream: check out the Oreo or salted caramel flavors and split one with the kids on the outdoor or covered patio. 4302 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 98013
It’s hard to say what’s better, the hearty burritos at Agua Verde or the restaurant’s superb views of Portage Bay from the coveted outdoor patio. The kids' menu has simple bean-and-cheese fare, including the favorite “mangodilla,” a quesadilla filled with mango slices and your choice of meat. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 pm Monday through Thursday: try the empanadas, nachos or tostadas with your margarita. Tip: Aqua Verde is packed during peak hours; put your name on the list, get a buzzer, grab a basket of chips from the to go window and wait for your table at the neighboring waterfront parklet. 1303 NE Boat Street, Seattle, 98105