Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)
West & South Seattle
Fauntleroy / Arbor Heights
Fauntleroy Way, the street from which this area gets its name, is basically the “Gateway to Vashon,” with its direct route to the ferry terminal through quaint, garden-lush, old neighborhoods bordering Lincoln Park. Arbor Heights and communities east of Fauntleroy, including White Center, reflect populations struggling to keep afloat as well as young families who can’t afford to live closer to the water or in one of Seattle’s pricier, more central neighborhoods.
✵ Lincoln Park ✵ 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
Bluff trails and a shoreline walk to salt-water filled Colman Public pool. Fun for the whole family.
✵ Bird On A Wire Espresso ✵ 3509 SW Henderson St
Also beer, wine and small plates.
✵ Caffe Ladro ✵ 7011 California Ave SW
Strong coffee for strong coffee drinkers.
✵ Beveridge Place Pub ✵ 6413 California Ave SW
Grab a happy hour deal or sip a $75 brew.
✵ Company Bar ✵ 9608 16th Ave SW
White collar themed joint serves food and drink with soul.
✵ Roxbury Lanes ✵ 2823 SW Roxbury St
Keeping bowling weird and sketchy.
✵ Tug Inn ✵ 2216 SW Orchard St
Mini pitchers, shag carpeting, duct taped furniture—dive in.
✵ 3.14 Bakery ✵ 9602 16th Ave SW
206-420-4784 ✵ $
You don’t have to be a math wiz to guess their specialty.
✵ 88 Restaurant ✵ 9418 Delridge Way SW
206-768-9767 ✵ $
Your standard, ol’ reliable pho/banh mi purveyor.
✵ Endolyne Joe’s ✵ 9261 45th Ave SW
206-937-5637 ✵ $$
American classics that are updated every season.
✵ Locöl Barley & Vine ✵ 7902 35th Ave SW
206-708-7725 ✵ $$
Comfort yourself with “a trio of beans” and a glass of wine.
✵ Meander’s Kitchen ✵ 9809 16th Ave SW
206-491-8571 ✵ $
Otherwise ordinary diner wins with bourbon-battered challah French toast.
✵ Proletariat Pizza ✵ 9622 16th Ave SW
206-432-9765 ✵ $
Common pizza for the common people.
✵ Salvadorean Bakery ✵ 1719 SW Roxbury St
206-762-4064 ✵ $
Specialties from El Salvador: Stay for the sopa de pollo and the pupusas.
✵ Uncle Mike’s BBQ ✵ 9640 16th Ave SW
206-588-2713 ✵ $
A decent BBQ place with real vegetarian options.
✵ West Seattle Fish House ✵ 9005 35th Ave SW
206-457-8643 ✵ $
It’s a fish house in West Seattle. A damn good one, too.
✵ Zippy’s Giant Burgers ✵ 1513 SW Holden St
206-763-1347 ✵ $
How a quarter-pounder should be—chargrilled and served with a smile.
Not much nightlife around these parts, but when you’re done shopping at Westwood Town Center, Mother Nature can show you a spectacular time at Lincoln Park. A labyrinth of easy trails lead to a saltwater community pool and wild beaches. Just up from the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal at the park’s south entrance, Endolyne Joe’s offers a divine, ever-changing menu. Salvadorean Bakery is beyond delicious and 88 Restaurant offers fat bahn mi and fragrant pho. If you really need a beer, dive right in with the colorful locals at The Tug Inn.
✵ Full Tilt Ice Cream ✵ 9629 16th Ave SW
Ice cream in an arcade. It don’t get no icier.
✵ Sea Mart ✵ 1513 SW Holden St
Wide variety of international beers + lottery tickets.
✵ West Seattle Thriftway ✵ 4201 SW Morgan St
Locally owned and operated grocery store!
Map 38 ✵ White Center / South Park / Beverly Park