Originally Posted by supernova72
I live in West Seattle and wanted to chime in there is a water taxi that will take you there from DT Seattle pier (12 minute trip). From there one of the cool restaurants is Salty's just 500 feet south of where the water taxi docks. Cheers.
I'd skip Salty's and go to Marination instead, which is right at the dock. (http://marinationmobile.com/#about
The water taxi is a nice ride, especially when the weather is nice. There's also a free shuttle that goes from the pier to either Alki or West Seattle (opposite directions).
Alki can be a nice place to visit and there are a few good restaurants there. If you go to Alki, I'd recommend Cactus, which serves Southwestern/Mexican food and somebody else mentioned Duke's, which is also on Alki.
I don't recall when you'll be here, but Alki also has beach volleyball at times, which can be fun to watch. Not to mention great views of the city, especially at night.