Seattle has many fine restaurants, from the funky diners of Capitol Hill and ethnic restaurants of the University District to the delicious fish of Pike Place Market. Moreover, local coffeehouses host an engaging cultural scene, and are inexpensive choices for whiling away the time or surfing the internet. Seafood dominates menus: try the salmon (a lot of it comes from alaska these days), dungeness crabs (named after dungeness in Washington, not the one in Kent, England) and oysters from the Puget Sound.

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