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We discovered a foodie paradise in Seattle Southside

Seattle foodies, listen up: there’s a new kid on the regional culinary scene, and it’s located in your own backyard. The Seattle Southside cities of Tukwila, Des-Moines, and SeaTac offer some of the area’s best gastronomic experiences - taking your taste buds, up a notch with tours, terraces, and tantalizing local specialties.

Check out these Seattle Southside restaurants for a dining experience that’s a little bit out of the box:

Copperleaf Restaurant

If you’re looking for a truly Northwest dining experience, look no further than Copperleaf Restaurant at the Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. Their motto? Picking fresh, seasonal products from Washington farmers, ranchers, and fisherman (or sometimes even from their own garden) and creating craft-inspired, mouth-watering dishes that showcase the best that our region has to offer, while keeping it sustainable.

Enjoy a regional wine, craft beer, or seasonal cocktail while overlooking the lovely, woodsy Cedarbrook gardens, or take it outside and have your meal on their gorgeous terrace. The stunning and intimate setting is the perfect complement to their elevated cuisine.

Tour Seattle Chocolates

Who has wished they could go on their own chocolate factory tour while watching Willy Wonka? (Raises hand.) Well at Seattle Chocolates, you can fulfill your childhood dream, have your own Charlie moment, and get the inside scoop on just what goes into fabricating their delicious confections.

Seattle Chocolates is a classic Pacific Northwest company that specializes in premium chocolates, with flavors like San Juan Sea Salt, Hiker’s Trail Mix, Rainy Day Espresso, and Rainier Cherry. And yes, there are samples, lots of samples. Try one, try them all, and grab some to take home or give as gifts in the huge retail shop that sees you out.

Madi’s Steakhouse

Craving a steak in Seattle Southside? Madi’s Steakhouse in Des Moines serves up drool-worthy cuts of aged Midwest corn-fed beef, as well as many seafood options like crab cakes, lobster mac and cheese, and a grilled shrimp po-boy. Pair your dinner with a Washington wine, and top it off with a delectable dessert like their signature turtle-topped New York cheesecake. Or take it up a notch and sample one of their $24.99 four course meals.

With their primo location in downtown Des Moines, finish up your meal with a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, and appreciate the laid-back pace of the place. It’s so close, yet so far from the hustle and bustle of Seattle.

Ready to plan your trip or culinary adventure? Contact the Visitor Center experts at the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority for trip itineraries, restaurant recommendations, hotel reservations, and more! Visit them online at or call 206-575-2489.