This restaurant is in a nice area by the water with killer views of downtown Seattle. We had a reservation for Sunday brunch and when we went, the place was just getting busy for lunch. There was about a 5 minute wait before we were seated but we didn't mind, there was coffee/juice/muffins and scones to eat while you wait. The scones were good, we even took a few to go. I mostly ate seafood, there were 2 types of crabs, Alaskan and Dungeness, chilled shrimp, salmon and shell fish. I was very satisfied with what I had. In addition, they also have an omelette bar, pasta bar, oyster bar and pancake station.
The doughnuts they serve as you get seated are to die for ! really !! We asked our server to get us more and my husband also got one more plate. The dessert spread was awesome, all the fruits we tried were sweet and fresh, out daughter loved the chocolate fountain. If I could only only eat one dessert, it would probably be the flan, one of the best I've tasted in a while. Service was good, considering how busy the restaurant was, our dirty plates were cleared away promptly and our server remembered to fill up our drinks every time.
What I don't like about Salty's: the line to the seafood buffet can be long and slow, and that's because some people take 10 min picking out the best crab portions ! We were also told by the lady out front that they ask people with reservations to keep their dining time to 1.5 hrs, although no one would kick us out or anything if we go over. Having said that, there was another lady with a clipboard and pen going around the restaurant and eyeing the tables, probably trying to figure out the seating chart. I wouldn't have minded if she was just a bit more discreet about what she's doing.
Overall, a nice splurge on our vacation. I would come back next time we're in Seattle.
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