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Space Needle: Sky City

400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Lake Union)
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Ranked #40 of 3,439 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lake Union
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.
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Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Even though the food was pretty average the view was excellent. We were lucky to be there on a clear day. But the service was the best, from the young man operating the elevator to the hostess and the wait staff. They really do their best to give you a good experience.

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

When all is said and done, it's just a high place with a view. We were lucky enough to have a sunny, clear day; however Seattle is just not that pretty to look at.

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Naples, Florida
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287 reviews 287 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was a bright and sunny day in Seattle, and the setting sun made the views of Seattle even better from the revolving restaurant. On the one side, float planes flew by on their way to flightseeing tours. As the restaurant rotated, the sun was glinting off the buildings of downtown Seattle. This was not an inexpensive meal, but the... More

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This experience was expensive, but worth it. We easily made reservations through the restaurant's website. By eating in the restaurant, it includes a trip to the observation deck, which has a value of roughly $25/person and you also skip the long lines since the restaurant has its own elevator. We went on a beautiful Saturday in August, and the lines... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It was definitely a splurge to eat here . . . we giggled when we heard one of the specials was $99! But when you figure you don't have to pay to visit the observation deck, that takes some of the sting off of the final bill. And it's worth it. After a long day of traveling from the East... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were not able to get a reservation to eat at the top of the space needle, we would have needed to call a week ahead apparently. But we rode the elevator up to the observation level 500' up and walked around and took plenty of pictures. We got a combination ticket with Chihuly Glass and garden for ~$73 since... More

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Retreat, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It is awesome, the view is spectacular. The staff is very nice and competent. The elevator ride up is quick and the 360 view is spectacular. There is a gift shop below and it is not to pricey. While waiting there are artists and musicians to entertain you.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

It was our last day in Seattle and when we first got there I made reservations to have lunch at Sky City. It was a great way to end a wonderful trip to this city. You are rotating and seeing the entire view from up top, it takes 47 minutes to do a full rotation. The portions served here are... More

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Cooper City
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had a great experience all around from the discounted valet parking, to the special elevator. The food at lunchtime was delicious but menu was limited. The drinks were wonderful and the view was to die for. We happened to go on a day the blue angels were practicing and they flew by the restaraunt twice, it was thrilling! Very... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

You basically pay for your ride up, and it's including in your food price. From that point of view it's reasonable and the rotation every 47 minutes will take you around about two times during a meal. Great views.

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