Though Pepperdock Restaurant’s storefront proudly advertises its broiled hamburgers, that's hardly the extent of their menu. The Pepperdock crew also serves up scallops, oysters, clams, and fish paired with crispy french fries. Hot dogs and steak sandwiches round out the eatery’s hot options, while ice cream blended into shakes or scooped into waffle cones can end meals on a sweet note.
Guadalajara North attracts Mexican-food aficionados with friendly staff, a full bar with regular happy hours, and a West Seattle location with plenty of on-street parking. Although the menu hosts Americanized standards such as taco salad and chicken quesadillas, according to the Stranger, " it's their authentic Mexican dishes that are superb." The chili verde, for example, features morsels of pork loin cooked with a tomatillo sauce and seasoned with house spices. On a warm summer evening, the restaurant's outdoor deck is an ideal spot to sip a margarita or test out napkin parachutes on action figures.
A barbecue place is only as successful as its saucy foodstuffs, and the hot and mild meats at Jones Barbeque have been winning affections for more than 20 years. With signature ribs and smoked brisket featured on Food Network's BBQ with Bobby Flay, Jones was voted Best BBQ for five years in row (2004?2008) by readers of Seattle Weekly. Beside bountiful rolls of paper towels, tables populate with chopped pork, brisket, and hot links in sandwiches and on platters with collard greens and mac 'n' cheese. After wrestling down sharable meat combination platters, patrons can snatch bottles of Jones' barbecue sauce to slip into holiday stockings filled with coal and other grilling essentials.
There’s never just one thing happening at Ampersand Lounge. That’s why it’s called Ampersand—you can always be doing this and that. Patrons can eat—there’s a bar menu with housemade calzones and steak dips—and drink specialty cocktails such as the Now & Later with vodka, peach liqueur, Chambord, and muddled fruit. Throughout, guests can grab tables to watch a game on the projection-screen TVs, or take to the trio of pool tables. Local DJs spin mostly Top 40 mash-ups as diners sit and socialize in the lounge or hit the dance floor to break in a new pair of socks.
Rendezvous Restaurant and Lounge indulges hearty appetites with a menu of hand-formed burgers, creamy pastas, and sauces made in-house at a cozy, wood-paneled setting first opened in 1927. Swirls of sharp cheddar cheese sauce saturate al dente cavatappi in the restaurant's signature mac 'n' cheese plated with a barricade of onion straws, bacon, and tomato to prevent corkscrew-shaped pasta from sneaking behind the bar and opening wine bottles. Chefs garnish 1/3-pound burger patties with a splash of homemade chili, barbecue sauce, and a slice of cheddar cheese or reimagine traditional vegetable sandwiches with gourmet enhancements such as marinated zucchini, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh spinach. A chicken cobb salad balances grilled chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, and crumbles of blue cheese and bacon atop the crisp leaves of its romaine foundation. This Groupon includes all available substitutions, so diners can replace fries with yam chips or decorate sandwiches with avocado, a slice of cheese, or edible top hat.