It actually has become a slightly twisted point of pride for me that I have spent 5+ years living in Portland, have traveled extensively through CA, OR and WA, yet have never gotten closer to Seattle than bypassing I-5 via 405 on our way home from BC.
I have some family visiting soon, and they really want to spend some time in Seattle. I'm hoping to make the trip bearable by eating lots of seafood, but the choices are overwhelming. Where's your favorite place to get some good water critters? It can really be anywhere within, say, a 100 mile radius, so let me know if you love a place that's in Olympia or Bellingham.
Bonus points for a good beer selection and a low-brow atmosphere!