I've got four relatives coming up from Phoenix in a couple weeks for a whirlwind three day visit. I've been commanded to take us to a place with oysters, but that also doesn't break the budget--I know hard to do. Oysters are wasted on me, and the only suggestions I've received are Elliott's and Flying Fish.
Truly, there are no foodies in this group, although they range in age and tastes. Still, l want them to experience my city bring them to spots that blend local Seattle with good food and possibly a view--at least some balance in all that. So it may be Lowell's for breakfast and Etta's for brunch, Matt's and Redhook Woodinville for lunch, Space Needle for drinks/view (really can't skip the Needle but wont eat there), Pink Door for dinner, Stumptown for coffee etc. But I'm digressing.