Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie

Editor’s Pick

$$ American/New American, Seafood

It’s a pair of joints at the north edge of Pike Place Market, dedicated to the just-folks fare Tom Douglas has made a career of preparing to four-star standards. Seatown Seabar is the sit-down spot—at tables, a diner counter, or the sidewalk—which appears to hold down the corner of Western and Virginia by the sheer weight of its tourists. They’re enjoying roast chicken with roasted potatoes or crab a half dozen ways (try the terrific crab BLT.) Next door is the to-go storefront, Rub with Love, open 11am to 6:30pm, with few seats but so many aromatic options for tonight’s dinner—sage butter turkey pies in buttery crusts, creamy corn grits made with Beecher’s jack, garlic-rosemary-rotisserie chickens—you may be forgiven for suddenly forgetting how to cook. Morning brings a swoony lineup of portable McMuffins—if it’s on, try the porchetta-fried egg.

Last updated: 10/18/2013