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“Seattle's Best View and Great Food”

Space Needle Sky City
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Ranked #26 of 4,098 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Avenue and Broad Street
Transit: The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Space Needle.
Description: For Pacific Northwest cuisine that is matched only by the views served with it, visit SkyCity, the Space Needle's revolving restaurant located 500' above ground. SkyCity's culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, uses Northwest-grown beef, produce from local farmers, and fresh, wild-caught seafood from the abundant waters of the Pacific Northwest to create some of the most flavorful and dazzling cuisine Seattle has to offer. Compliment your meal with a Washington or Oregon wine from our extensive, award-winning wine list. Be sure to end your experience with our famous Lunar Orbiter dessert served since the day the restaurant opened at the Word's Fair in 1962!! Breathtaking views are guaranteed from all tables at SkyCity and your elevator ride and Observation Deck visit are complimentary when dining. For revolutionary dining and memories that last a lifetime, join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.
Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Seattle's Best View and Great Food”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Make a reservation! Lunch is cheaper than dinner and you can see more during the day! We signed up for their email online and EVERYONE got a coupon for a free dessert! Get the signature ice cream with the space theme! From the restaurant you can walk up one flight of stairs to the observation deck - so amazing!

We really enjoyed the view and the food. We did not expect such great food when they can sell the view! I think we went around 3 times on a very clear day, couldn't have asked for more. Plan to visit the gift shop - remember the Space Needle was built for the go-go 60's during the Space Race!

  • Visited July 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing views!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Worth a visit. Buy the city pass to economise. Fantastic shop; spent way too much. Friendly staff who are eager to help.

Visited August 2014
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Gurnee, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Timing is everything!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Here are my tips:
1). Make a reservation for 45 min before sunset. (Sunset changes with the seasons).
2) Show up EARLY. Like 30 minutes early. You have to wait in line for the elevators to go up to dinner. And if you show up early you can ride up to the observation deck. From there you can take your Seattle Skyline pictures in the daylight. If it is clear - there is a great view of Mount Rainer with the sun hitting it.
3) Use the stairs - there are stairs that connect the observation deck to the restaurant. This makes it super easy to get back to the restaurant without standing in the elevator line AND to run up for some sunset pictures if you don't get a window seat in the restaurant.
4) You aren't there for food - but it is good. Not excellent, but good. The spinning restaurant is not super smooth (we were on the inside, away from the windows). Service was also good. We sat for about 90 minutes and didn't get dessert. Another table had ice cream that they poured dry ice in the container so it "smoked" which was neat. (Price of food basically includes your admission up to the top).
5) get your FREE photo taken. Why not?
6) go back up to the Observation Deck using the stairs, email yourself the free photo and take your night shots of the Seattle skyline. Take the stairs back down to the restaurant and wait for the elevator ride back down to the ground.

  • Visited August 2014
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place!!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

On our visit to Seattle, you couldn't miss going to the Spaceneedle. Of course we made reservations far in advance for Sky City. It was great. Our reservation was for 6 PM. Didn't have to wait at all. The food and service were excellent. Pricey but what do you expect. And the VIEW...awesome. Don't miss going there while in Seattle.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome food.”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Loved that the post it notes came around and we saw where people were from and the food was awesome!

Visited July 2014
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