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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Relaxing place for a walk along the waterfront. Good view of Boeing factory and Hyatt Regency.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Neapolitan pizza baked in their wood-fired oven. They use Italian wheat for their pizza dough and Italian tomatoes. Early evening it's family friendly, later in the evening it's a romantic spot for couples.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is a great place to go and spend a few hours, you can do dinner and a movie, get some fishing supplies for the river down the street, pick up some supplies for your stay. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Established in 2007. A family-friendly pedestrian neighborhood lined with unique and lively storefronts, The Landing offers something for everyone. From small, creative boutiques, o bustling, brand-name shops - cozy cafes, restaurants, salons, spas, theaters and more. …”
  • 18 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A good place to take the family and kids. Lots of activities for the kids. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not many small cities that can boast a great steak house and yet, here you are. Established in 1901 The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during prohibition. The current owners have honored the building’s historic roots keeping the recently restored, original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was, when the Melrose Building was built. Heres a little history lesson 1901 Englishman Ben Atkinson built a three-story hotel, café and saloon with the money he made in the gold fields of the Alaskan Yukon. The 60-room hotel was upstairs with the café and saloon located on the bottom floor. The saloon was the watering hole of many coal miners and brick factory workers. 1918 Prohibition did not diminish the popularity of the Melrose. It flourished as a pool hall, card room and soda parlor. 1928 Fire leveled the top two floors and a portion of the bottom level of the Melrose. Fortunately, the saloon remained intact including the mirrored back bar which remains today in the Melrose. 1939 Robert Dobson purchased the bar from Ben’s son, George Atkinson. 1946 Jimy Nattucici and Tim Bertozzi purchased and operated the tavern. 1972 Nattucici sold the Melrose to famed local boxer Boone Kirkman. Boone added a sparring ring as well as his practice bag to the décor of the tavern. The Melrose overflowed when Boone’s fights were televised. 1997 Armondo Pavone, Tim and Kimberly Searing, and Charles and Beverly Keeslar, purchased the building from Louie Barei. 2002 The Melrose Grill opened on January 13, 2002. One of the first Renton Restaurants is reborn! 2008 Armondo and Angela Pavone partner with original Grill Chef Franco Phillips”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“The owners are friends; tell them we sent you! Great German food and beer - always a fun spot.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Vintage arcade with classic $0.25 games. Great inexpensive entertainment for the whole family. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is definitely the biggest restaurant in Seattle area with huge variety of seafood, Chinese food, Mongolian grill, plus a prime rib carving table. It also has a large section of freshly made sushi, poke and made to order noodle soup bar, plus an impressive dessert table.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
$$
“Wine and Beer from around the world. Great Food and Cozy Old House turned into a restaurant. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Take bus from corner of house to this transit center if you want to get to the Eastside such Bellevue and Redmond. You can also bus to Seattle from here.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Best Indian food in the city, trust us, we've tried it all. Recommendation: Baalti gosht, lamb biryani, garlic naan, and mango lassi.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy a long walk along a beautiful beach then eat at Ivar's or drive to THE LANDING near by!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
$$
“Great breakfast stop, also great for lunch and dinner. Wide selection of beer on tap.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Food and Wine. They have weekly live music and they bring in wineries for wine tasting. Amazing food as well, a definite must!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
$$
“Very zen environment with delicious Vegetarian/Vegan dishes. Try the "Mongolian Beef" and "Lemongrass Tofu"”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Neapolitan pizza baked in their wood-fired oven. They use Italian wheat for their pizza dough and Italian tomatoes. Early evening it's family friendly, later in the evening it's a romantic spot for couples.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A good place to take the family and kids. Lots of activities for the kids. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not many small cities that can boast a great steak house and yet, here you are. Established in 1901 The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during prohibition. The current owners have honored the building’s historic roots keeping the recently restored, original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was, when the Melrose Building was built. Heres a little history lesson 1901 Englishman Ben Atkinson built a three-story hotel, café and saloon with the money he made in the gold fields of the Alaskan Yukon. The 60-room hotel was upstairs with the café and saloon located on the bottom floor. The saloon was the watering hole of many coal miners and brick factory workers. 1918 Prohibition did not diminish the popularity of the Melrose. It flourished as a pool hall, card room and soda parlor. 1928 Fire leveled the top two floors and a portion of the bottom level of the Melrose. Fortunately, the saloon remained intact including the mirrored back bar which remains today in the Melrose. 1939 Robert Dobson purchased the bar from Ben’s son, George Atkinson. 1946 Jimy Nattucici and Tim Bertozzi purchased and operated the tavern. 1972 Nattucici sold the Melrose to famed local boxer Boone Kirkman. Boone added a sparring ring as well as his practice bag to the décor of the tavern. The Melrose overflowed when Boone’s fights were televised. 1997 Armondo Pavone, Tim and Kimberly Searing, and Charles and Beverly Keeslar, purchased the building from Louie Barei. 2002 The Melrose Grill opened on January 13, 2002. One of the first Renton Restaurants is reborn! 2008 Armondo and Angela Pavone partner with original Grill Chef Franco Phillips”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“The owners are friends; tell them we sent you! Great German food and beer - always a fun spot.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is definitely the biggest restaurant in Seattle area with huge variety of seafood, Chinese food, Mongolian grill, plus a prime rib carving table. It also has a large section of freshly made sushi, poke and made to order noodle soup bar, plus an impressive dessert table.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Wine and Beer from around the world. Great Food and Cozy Old House turned into a restaurant. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Indian food in the city, trust us, we've tried it all. Recommendation: Baalti gosht, lamb biryani, garlic naan, and mango lassi.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
“Great breakfast stop, also great for lunch and dinner. Wide selection of beer on tap.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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