A friend drove us to Alki Beach, across the bay from Seattle, and we had dinner at Salty's. There is a complimentary valet parking at the restaurant, a big bonus, as parking is limited on the Beach.
The place is huge and also has a substantial terrace for the outdoor seating. The views, both from the windows, and especially from the terrace are unforgettable. Seattle skyline, the boats, the ferries on Puget Sound, and even an occasional seal making an appearance. The prices are high but the portions are very generous, one portion is really easily enough for two people. The food is very fresh and tasty but this is not a true gourmet cooking, and the wine list is also mediocre. The service is friendly but relaxed, but it's almost to be expected when visiting the Pacific Northwest.
All in all, a casual place with good food, but the views and the fresh ocean breeze make it special.