Salty’s at the Sea to replace Anthony’s at Sea-Tac

Photos by Cheryl Landes

Recently I said good-by to one of my favorite airport restaurants, Anthony’s at Sea-Tac. It closed on March 31. Yesterday during another trip through Sea-Tac International Airport, a sign caught my eye at the old Anthony’s location in the food court between Concourses C and D. The sign is an announcement for Anthony’s replacement, Salty’s at the Sea.

Salty's sign at Sea-Tac

Construction is already underway, and the new restaurant will open in 2020.

Salty’s at the Sea will be the fourth location in a Northwest restaurant chain owned by Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grills. The other three are Salty’s on Alki in West Seattle, Salty’s at Redondo Beach in Des Moines (Washington), and Salty’s on the Columbia in Portland.

Salty’s specializes in fresh local and regional seafood. Gerry Kingen opened the first location in 1980 in Portland, followed by Redondo Beach in 1981 and Alki in 1985. Each location has waterfront views from any table.

When we lived in West Seattle, Salty’s on Alki was down the hill from us. We ate dinner there for special occasions and often stopped by for lunch. The food and service are always outstanding, as are the views of the downtown Seattle panorama across Elliot Bay.

Since moving to Vancouver, Washington, I have stopped at Salty’s on the Columbia a few times for lunch and experienced the same outstanding food and service. The views of the Columbia River are also amazing. During the holidays, Salty’s on the Columbia is a popular place to enjoy dinner while watching the Christmas Ship parades on the river.

I’m looking forward to dining at my new favorite restaurant at Sea-Tac, Salty’s at the Sea.

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