10 Best Restaurants to Watch a Sunset

Ten restaurants where you'll be bowled over by amazing views while you eat

10 Best Restaurants to Watch a Sunset
Ten restaurants where you'll be bowled over by amazing views while you eat

Most of us normally consider two things when picking a restaurant. First, how good is the food? Second, how much does it cost? But sometimes setting is more important. Sometimes you want décor, ambience, or a sense of place to be what's memorable. And when it comes to the perfect setting during dinner, what's more awe-inspiring than a sunset?

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Many people would think that the best restaurants in which to enjoy sunsets would be in tall buildings or on beaches. But there are dozens of restaurants around the country that offer amazing sunset views that rival any seen from rooftops or on pristine beachs. Some places are well-known restaurants like The Plantation House in Maui, while others, like The Oasis On Lake Travis in Austin, are local favorites. Either way, all the places on this list of the top 10 best restaurants for watching the sunset give diners the chance to see picturesque views of the setting sun while enjoying dinner.

The criteria for picking these restaurants was based on whether they were good places for their views. It was hard to choose a handful of restaurants with the best views, but you don't want to be like the mother who has a clear favorite but pretends to love all her children equally, so some difficult decisions had to be made.

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I'm impressed. You're truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. I'm saving this for future use.

Claire
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Lahaina's in Pacific Beach, CA - A classic. Period.

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The beach house in Kauai has amazing food and the most spectacular sunset view. Everyone stops to watch the sunset and the waves foam around the restaurant. Truly amazing.

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My most favorite restaurant to watch a sunset is Marker 88 in Islamorada (the Florida Keys). It's also the most romantic place to dine on the water's edge. Another plus is the food!!!!!!!

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Scuttlebutts Bar & Grill in Panama City, FL has the BEST sunset views....at least in the panhandle! We go there often for the sunsets, while having a cold one, and eating Appalachicola oysters. They also have the BEST VIEW for watching beach fireworks! Just a bonus! :)

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The Oasis in Austin has a terrific view and it also has a beautiful building. The food is lousy though so don't expect to be wow'd by the menu or the quality of food, just the sunset.

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The Oasis Restaurant does have great sunsets but that is it. Terrible food at high prices. Makes me ill just thinking about it.

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# 1 - The Sandbar, Anna Maria Island Florida. Nothing else compares.

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Sundownders is an absolutely beautiful location for sunsets. We had the opportunity to dine there just by chance on our last trip to Florida... truly amazing. The photo we took that night of the setting sun has adorned our family room wall since we got back.

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You picked a good example from the Florida Keys, but missed the best. That would be Louie's Back Yard in Key West. It does not face directly west, but an incomparable combination of food, service, ambiance and sunsets.

Frankly you could populate a ten best on this list strictly from the Keys.

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Many Spring in Woods Bay (Bigfork), Montana is absolutely the most stunning sunset I've seen from a restaurant. A friend took me there last September for my birthday. I will never forget it.

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Pike Place Market--not Pike's!

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how about sunsets in Hawaii - I just did 25 great photos.

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