Salty’s Brunch and Harbor Cruise

For Father’s Day, we (Mal, his father, sister, step-mother, grandmother, and I) celebrated with a late brunch at Salty’s on Alki Beach.

I’ve never been to a restaurant like Salty’s before. It’s truly in a class all by itself. The view is one of the best in Seattle and the seafood and friendly, attentive service is one of the best I have encountered ever. 

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Salty’s is known for its impressive Sunday brunch buffet. I’m not usually a fan of buffets– they gross me out for some reason– but Salty’s was different. The buffet dishes were replaced frequently so they food wasn’t sitting out getting all nasty and the selections themselves were rather “upscale,” including super fresh seafood, an omelette station, healthy salads, pasta dishes, and an amazing spread of desserts! Holy yum! No wonder Salty’s Sunday brunch was voted the Nation’s Best Brunch by MSN Citysearch.com. It’s so fancy!

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My plate…

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The carrot cake was delightful! It was packed with raisins and nuts and the cream cheese frosting was to die for! And how cute is it? 😀

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I enjoyed my carrot cake cupcake with a mug of hot coffee. Salty’s guests enjoy dining outside on the seaside patio, but boy was it chilly! The coffee helped warm me up a little.

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Round #2 of dessert was a thick blondie layered with chocolate. It was SO GOOD! I totally didn’t need more food, but I am happy that I didn’t pass up this treat! 

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And jut when I thought I couldn’t eat a bite more, our waitress brought out 3 pieces of white chocolate birthday cake for those of us who recently celebrated. (Mal’s sister, his dad, and I all have birthdays in the same week in June. Needless to say, Mal gets killed with birthday presents around this time!)

I only had a couple of bites of the birthday cake. I was stuffed, but it also wasn’t very good– it had some major freezer burn taste to it. Ick. 

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Salty’s view from the deck is of the Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline. It was gorgeous! 

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After brunch at Satly’s, we headed down to Puget Sound for an hour-long sightseeing tour around the harbor. 

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Seattle has a beautiful skyline!

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Real World Seattle was filmed at Pier 70 back in 1998! 

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Mal and I tried hard to snap a nice photo of us while we were on the boat tour, but it was so windy, we never got a good one. 

(This series of photos cracks me up!) 

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Land ho! 

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Still many more vacation adventures to come! 

 

34 Comments

  1. Real World house! I am such a dork, I loved the Seattle season!

    Call me gross, but I love a good buffet. Sky Norwood has an amazing Sunday brunch…amazing.

  2. Seatlle is a really neat city (i think that real world season was one of my favorites, right after Hawaii! ;)!) I love your fun photos!!

  3. Great pix today!! You must have a speedier blog template than I do – it would take me HOURS to download all of those! Glad you are having a great time! 🙂

  4. WOW! Looks so yummy. I usually am not a buffet fan at all, but this is one I would be happy to go to. Love the view and of course the carrot cupcake (too cute). You and Mal are adorable. Glad you’re having so much fun!

  5. Real World Seattle was my FAVORITE season! I used to have the behind the scenes book but I lost it and that made me sad. You’re lucky you got such blue skies! Seattle is gorgeous in the summertime. The blondie looks like the most delicious of all the treats, although the carrot cupcake is adorable.

  6. That blondie looks amazing. Beyond amazing actually. Love the giant chocolate layer 🙂

    I need to take a trip back to Seattle one of these days. I haven’t been since a school trip back in highschool!

  7. you are making me so homesick!!! i’m glad you loving the emerald city! find stumptown or someone that serves it!! they are hq’d on capitol hill, get a half pound for me!!! i actually broke into the real world house when they were still filming…mischievous :p have fun, don’t forget to visit the flying fish guys at pike!

  8. Seattle looks wonderful (as does all of the food!) … and the photo series made me smile! Looks like a great time 🙂

    [Chels]

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