Food & Drink in Seattle


European and Mediterranean Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge

Belltown

Authentic, homemade Bosnian cuisine served alongside American classics in a chic lounge

$20 $10

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Dim Sum for Two or More, or Asian-Fusion Food at Dinner for Two at O'Asian Kitchen and Lounge (43% Off)

O'Asian Kitchen and Lounge

Pinehurst

Asian-fusion menu with lamb skewers, cashew chicken, kung pao prawns, and more than 60 dim sum items handcrafted daily

$20 $13

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Two or Four Large Subs, or Catered Lunch for 10 or 20 from The Buffalo Deli (50% Off)

The Buffalo Deli

Belltown

Catered boxed lunches, or large subs, featuring Boars Head meats and fresh veggies and cheeses

$9.50 $4.75

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Casual American Food for Two or Four at Mac's Triangle Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Mac's Triangle Pub

Riverview

Extensive menu of American staples, such as cheeseburgers, patty melts, and bowls of homemade chili

$20 $11

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$20 for $30 Worth of Latin Small Plates and Drinks at El Norte Lounge

El Norte Lounge

Lake City

Enjoy live music as you sip cocktails and munch on crab quesadillas or queso fundido at this lively lounge that’s open Wednesday–Saturday

$30 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Mixturas

Mixturas

Seattle

Peruvian specialties at this homey, brightly colored restaurant include fresh ceviche appetizers, pork sandwiches, and purple corn pudding

$20 $12

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Dinner at Stanford's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 33% Off). Two Options Available.

Stanford's Restaurant & Bar

Seattle

Enjoy dishes such as halibut tacos, gourmet burgers, fire-grilled steaks, and herb-crusted prime rib in a warm, elegant atmosphere

$30 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Food at The Pizza Source

The Pizza Source

Riverton-Boulevard Park

Cooks whip up custom pizzas or specialty pies topped with ingredients ham and pineapple or chicken, bacon, and ranch

$20 $10

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$18 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food at Mayas Mexican Restaurant

Mayas Mexican Restaurant

Rainier Beach

Burritos and enchiladas stuffed with rice, beans, and perfectly seasoned meats share the menu with carne asada and chicken mole platters

$25 $18

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Australian and New Zealand–Inspired Cuisine and Drinks at Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub

Ballard

Hot and cold sandwiches, classic pub appetizers, and meat pies pair with Australian beers and New Zealand wines in a lively pub

$40 $20

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Craft Beer at The Beer Authority (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Beer Authority

Lake City

Retailer and bar stocks more than 400 craft beers from local and global breweries, as well as a rotating selection of 13 draft beers

$50 $25

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Three-Course Prix Fixe Moroccan Dinner for Two at Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant and Hookah Lounge (39% Off).

Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant

Ballad - Crown Hill

Moroccan dishes, such as simmered vegetables in onion ginger sauce, served with preserved lemon and olives, or spiced chicken with prunes

$45.96 $28

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American Cuisine at Stanford's Restaurant & Bar (Up to 33% Off)

Stanford's Restaurant & Bar

Northgate

Beer-battered fish and hand-cut rib-eye round out a menu of wood-grilled steaks and seafood

$30 $20

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$10 for $15 Worth of Burgers and Sides at Burger Hero

Burger Hero

Crown Hill

Burgers topped with fire sauce and bacon, grilled pineapple and swiss cheese, and hone-bourbon sauce on a lamb patty

$15 $10

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Mediterranean Cuisine at The Olive and Grape (Up to 41%). Three Options Available.

The Olive and Grape

Greenwood

Chefs combine flavors from Turkey, Italy, and Greece in a menu that showcases Turkish mini dumplings and housemade gnocchi with fresh pesto

$25 $15

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$40 for $50 Worth Indian and Mediterranean Food at Saffron Grill

Saffron Grill

Northgate

Rich, fragrant saffron infuses a menu of updated Indian and Mediterranean plates

$50 $40

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Craft Drinks and Contemporary American Cuisine at BalMar (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

BalMar Lounge

Ballard

Industrial-style lounge serves craft cocktails made from artisan liquors and pairs them with dishes that highlight local meat and seafood

$35 $15

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Local and Seasonal Dinner at Scott's Bar & Grill (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Scott's Bar & Grill

Edmonds

Flat iron steak, fried chicken and ribs, and the house’s classic meatloaf are cooked to perfection and come from local sources

$50 $30

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Greek Breakfast or Brunch, or Greek Dinner for Two or Four at Yannis Greek Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

Yannis Greek Restaurant

Phinney Ridge

Greek specialties such as spicy feta dip and beef moussaka, plus breakfast dishes with gyro meat and ground lamb

$20 $12

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Zippy’s Giant Burgers: A User’s Guide

Handcrafted Burgers | Fresh Beef Ground Daily | Vintage Decor | Award-Winning Veggie Burger

Sample Menu

  • Entree: the Big Bully burger, with grilled onions, steak sauce, garlic mayo, and swiss
  • Side: tater tots
  • Beverage: salted-caramel milk shake

While You’re Waiting: Wander the restaurant and admire the collection of vintage burger memorabilia: a painter’s cap with Where’s the beef? printed on it or a merry-go-round horse with a cheeseburger for a head.

Inside Tips

  • Really big appetites might find satisfaction with the King Lou Lou burger, which includes four patties and eight slices of bacon. Down this along with a milk shake and three sides, and you could earn yourself a photo on the wall and a T-shirt—if you beat the current record: 8 minutes and 52 seconds.
  • Vegetarians clamor for the black-bean burger, which Seattle Weekly named the best non-beef burger in 2011.

Press Box

  • Seattle Weekly named Zippy’s number 2 in its list of top 10 burger joints in 2012, to wit: “Zippy’s has secured its fiercely loyal following simply by making burgers better than everyone else.”
  • In 2012, Eater ranked Zippy’s among its 38 essential Seattle restaurants.
  • Seattle Magazine praised the burger’s “irresistible deep, dark, salty-beef-meets-hot-griddle crust” and named it one of the 25 best burgers in Seattle in 2012.

9614 14th Avenue Southwest
Seattle,
WA
US

Blue Star Cafe and Pub: A User’s Guide

Comfort-Food Breakfast | Pub Dinners | Daily Happy Hour | Local Microbrews

Sample Menu

  • Breakfast: chicken fried steak and eggs, bacon waffles, or a build-your-own omelet
  • Lunch: traditional BLT (plus avocado), lamb burger, or cobb salad
  • Dinner: oyster po’boys, beer-braised lamb shoulder, or Dungeness crab pasta

When to Go: between 3–6 p.m. for happy hour, which offers discounted small plates of nachos, deep-fried green beans, waygu beef sliders, and cheese quesadillas, along with discounted draft, well, and wine drinks.

While You’re Waiting Enjoy one of the 22 rotating on-draft microbrews, which come in sizes ranging from the small “schooner” to the pitcher.

Inside Tip Late risers can still enjoy breakfast—it’s served until 2:30 p.m.

The Story: Leon Torrey’s first experience in the restaurant business was as a dishwasher salesmen. It didn’t take long before he decided to trade in his tie for an apron and open Egg Cetra, which would become a hugely popular breakfast restaurant with three local locations. After more than 20 years of success, he decided to branch out and try his hand at classic pub staples, founding Blue Star Cafe and Pub in 1997. It wasn’t too much of a departure, though—he still kept the breakfast and lunch favorites that made Eggs Cetera such a hit. Today, his daughter Wendy carries on the torch.

Quote That Best Sums It Up “I avoid the trends and focus on offering consistent comfort food with homemade ingredients.” - Founder Leon Torrey

4512 Stone Way N
Seattle,
WA
US

Queen Margherita: A User's Guide

Neapolitan-Style Pizza | Open Kitchen | Massive Brick Oven | Recycled Furniture

Sample Menu

  • Antipasti: the salumi plate
  • Pizza: the Funghi with fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, and truffle oil
  • Dessert: tiramisu

Where to Sit: A seat at the bar is the best spot in the house for watching the chefs as they slide pizzas in and out of the wood-burning brick oven.

When to Go: For cheaper drinks and food, swing by during happy hour, which takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Inside Tip: Give the babysitter the night off. This spot is family friendly, featuring a kids’ menu and crayons for occupying them before the food arrives.

Vocab Lesson
Margherita pizza: a thin-crust pizza with basil, mozzarella, and tomato sauce. The green, white, and red toppings represent the Italian flag as a gesture originally intended to impress Italy’s Queen Margherita in the late 1800s.
Speck: cured pork leg seasoned with juniper, laurel, and rosemary

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Visit the Magnolia Public Library (2801 34th Avenue W), which was redesigned to feel like a treehouse with big windows and smooth woods.

After: Take a walk through Ella Bailey Park (2601 W. Smith Street), where fantastic views of the city await.

3111 W McGraw St
Seattle,
WA
US

In the 74 years between the Paramount Theatre's opening night, when people used to line up to see “talkies” for 50 cents, and 2002, when it was voted Best Mainstage Theatre in a Seattle Weekly Reader's Poll, the palatial venue faded and decayed alongside its Roaring Twenties brethren throughout America. Luckily, former Microsoft Vice President Ida Cole saved it from the rubble heap in the mid-‘90s when she established the Seattle Landmark Association and vowed to render the Paramount "kissable" once again.

Over the course of seven months, the renovation crew expanded the size of the stage wings to accommodate more ambitious live productions. They also cleared decades of grime from the french baroque plaster reliefs, uncovering long-forgotten designs and causing only one long-dormant horror to snap open its eyes dramatically. They also replaced the gold leaf in the floral designs of the wall medallions, repainted all the surfaces in their original 16 colors, and scrubbed each of the 1.6 million crystal beads in the chandelier by hand with a toothbrush. The original Knabe Ampico player piano was returned to its spot on the four-tiered lobby's lush carpeting, and a 21st-century sound system now shares sonic space with the thundering, luminous sonority of the Paramount's fully restored Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Though the Paramount's calendar runs the gamut from rock concerts to standup comedy to Broadway musicals on the scale of Wicked, its decadent Beaux Arts trappings transport audiences to the days when reality was still black and white.

911 Pine Street
Seattle,
WA
US

It all began with a chowder competition. Shortly after Larry Mellum and his business partner opened Charlestown Street Cafe, pretty much everyone in the kitchen was convinced they had the ultimate chowder recipe. So they decided to put each version to the test. Every Friday, they let customers sample a different chowder recipe and gave them the final say in which one made it to the menu. The smooth-as-silk winner—a creation of one of the kitchen's line cooks—became so popular, people from all across Seattle would come to wait in line just for a taste. Inspired, the restaurant decided to take the recipe on the road, entering (and winning) chowder competitions up and down the West Coast. But the real victory happened 3,500 miles away in Newport, Rhode Island. There, Mellum and company's chowder took home the grand prize at the Great Chowder Cook Off—the first non-New England contender to do so in the competition's 20-year history. After taking home the grand prize three years in a row and being inducted into the chowder hall of fame, the recipe officially retired from competition and now spends the majority of its time watching golf. When it's not in the kitchen, that is. Today at Pike Place Chowder, guests can taste that award-winning chowder—made using freshly picked vegetables and herbs from Pike Place Market—or sample one of seven other chowders, including a smoked salmon chowder, seared scallop chowder, and a vegan chowder. For those who hit their chowder limit, there are dungeness crab rolls flavored with top-secret seasonings and fresh salads topped with Oregon Bay shrimp, while a second location in Pacific Place Center has earned a following for its made-to-order fish 'n' chips, made with either Pacific cod or wild salmon.

600 Pine St
Seattle,
WA
US

Julia’s on Broadway: A User’s Guide

Eclectic American Menu | Popular Happy Hour | Sunday Drag-Show Brunch | Outdoor Patio | Gluten-Free and Vegan Dishes

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: Julia’s deluxe nachos topped with pulled pork
  • Entree: housemade vegan burger blended with quinoa, oats, and beans
  • Dessert: fresh-baked cookie sundae

Where to Sit: If the sun’s still shining, grab a seat on the patio for some of the best people-watching in the city.

When to Go

  • Swing by on Sunday around 2 p.m. for the Queen of the Brunch drag show, which features a rotating cast of celebrity impersonators and mimosas served by the pitcher.
  • For deals on wine and cocktails, hit up the daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Inside Tips

  • If you want to try the popular cookie sundae, give your server some advance notice. Chefs bake the cookie to order, so it takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
  • The restaurant prides itself on accommodating most dietary restrictions, be it veganism or an allergy to gluten. Let your server know about any you may have before ordering.

300 Broadway E
Seattle,
WA
US

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