Restaurants in Pioneer Square

American Grill Food at The Lodge Sports Grille (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

The Lodge Sports Grille

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

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Half-pound handcrafted burgers, fish and chips, and aged steaks accompany more than 70 draught beers–all served in a rustic lodge setting

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

$20 $13

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

Pub Food, Irish Dishes, and Drinks at The Blarney Stone (Up to 40% Off).

The Blarney Stone Pub and Restaurant

Seattle

$20 $12

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This homey pub satisfies hunger pangs with Irish classics, such as corned beef and cabbage, as well as burgers and wings

One Large Specialty or Three-Topping Pizza with an Optional Two-Liter Soda at Romio's Pizza (Up to 38% Off)

Romio's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$22.95 $16

Choose up to three toppings for your large pizza, or order a specialty pie, such as the feta-covered Plato's Special

Steak and Seafood at Cellars Grill & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Cellars Grill & Lounge

Belltown

$40 $20

Rib eye steak, seafood, and gourmet burgers served in an elegant dining room outfitted with an enormous aquarium

$9 for $18 Worth of Vegan and Vegetarian Cuisine at Loving Hut

Loving Hut

Atlantic

$18 $9

(120)

Vegan and vegetarian specialties include sun-dried tomato pasta, sandwiches, and smoothies, with gluten-free options

$30 for $60 Worth of Sicilian and Italian Cuisine for Two or More at La Fontana Siciliana

La Fontana Siciliana

Belltown

$60 $30

(174)

The scents of Sicilian pastas and veal fill the dining rooms at this eatery, which boasts an outdoor patio with a fountain

$30 for $50 Worth of Japanese and Hawaiian Food for Two at 'Ohana

'Ohana

Belltown

$50 $30

(469)

Tropical-themed eatery with Hawaiian-style roast pork and curried stew as well as sushi rolls and sashimi

$30 for Seafood Crudo Tasting for 2 with Champagne at Seastar Restaurant - Seattle ($55 Value). 3 Options Available.

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

Seattle

$55 $30

(478)

Sample a selection of fresh, Italian-style raw seafood paired with two glasses of John Howie Restaurant cuvée

Seafood and American Food at Acquabar Bistro and Lounge (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Acquabar Bistro and Lounge

Belltown

$25 $12

(76)

Regional ingredients star in dishes such as fish and chips or grilled salmon, and inventive cocktails spotlight fresh juices

$25 for $50 Worth of Korean Barbecue and Drinks at Shilla Restaurant

Shilla Restaurant

Belltown

$50 $25

(173)

Sear slices of bulgogi beef and Pacific seafood at tabletop grills, or let chefs roll maki varieties and assemble bibimbap bowls

Brazilian Steak-House Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at The Grill from Ipanema (Up to 42% Off)

The Grill from Ipanema

Belltown

$60 $35

(295)

Brazilian passadores, or carvers, offer all-you-can-eat meats with the rodízio experience, along with traditional Brazilian dishes

Indian Food from Royal Palace Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Royal Palace Bar and Grille

South-Lake Union

$40 $20

Indian cuisine includes tandoori specialties such as lamb tikka, a wealth of vegetarian dishes, and a signature mango pudding for dessert

$18 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Shakes, and Mixed Drinks at Lunchbox Laboratory – South Lake Union

Lunchbox Laboratory – South Lake Union

South Lake Union

$30 $18

(690)

Award-winning gourmet burgers, spiked milkshakes, and cocktails served in laboratory beakers

Irish Pub Food at Paddy Coyne's (Up to 40% Off)

Paddy Coyne's

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(356)

Irish staples such as corned beef and fish 'n' chips join whiskey tumblers and pints of Guinness

Bosnian and Mediterranean Cuisine for Two or Four at Sarajevo Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Sarajevo Lounge

Belltown

$30 $15

(35)

Authentic, homemade Bosnian cuisine served alongside American classics in a chic lounge that turns into a dance party in the evening

Gourmet Vegan Cuisine at Plum Bistro (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Plum Bistro

Capitol Hill

$25 $12.50

(532)

Burgers made with seitan, quinoa, and lentils, paired with local IPAs and ciders at Seattle Weekly's winner for "Best Vegan Restaurant 2012"

Southern Cuisine for Two During Happy Hour at Anytime or Brunch at The Lost Pelican (50% Off)

The Lost Pelican

Belltown

$30 $15

Southern dishes with a New Orleans influence, made with shrimp and crab from Louisiana's Gulf Coast

Italian Cuisine at Branzino (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Branzino

Belltown

$40 $20

(244)

Local produce, seafood, and meats transform into Italian dishes including oven-roasted branzino, wood-fired pizzas, and winter risotto

Thai Cuisine at Fish Cake Factory (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Fish Cake Factory

Seattle

$25 $12.50

(27)

Chefs mold salmon, crab, and taro root into fish cakes blended with Thai spices and served with varying sauces

$11 for $20 Worth of Diner Food and Drinks for Two, Redeemable Monday–Friday at The 5 Point Café

The 5 Point Café

Seattle

$20 $11

Classic diner comfort food, cold beers, and cocktails served in an irreverent eatery that’s been open since 1929

Celebrity Impersonator Drag Show at Le Faux (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Le Faux

Broadway

$120 $69

(58)

Drag performers complete with pink bouffant wigs and bustiers channel the spirit of Hollywood stars

$200 for $400 Toward Full-Service Barbecue Catering at The Boar's Nest

The Boar's Nest

On Location

$400 $200

(110)

Catering complete with serving accoutrement can spice up parties with barbecue dishes such as pulled pork, ribs, and collard greens

$35 for a Cuban Dinner and Salsa Dancing with Lesson for Two at Cafe Con Leche ($73 Value)

Cafe Con Leche

SoDo

$73 $35

(63)

After dining on Cuban eats such as ropa vieja and roast pork, guests receive a salsa lesson and take to the dance floor before a live band

$45 for One Gift Card for Family-Style Italian Dining at Buca di Beppo ($50 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(408)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Gourmet Pub Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch and Happy Hour at Maison Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Maison Tavern

SoDo

$30 $15

Head chef Bryan Ogden uses locally-sourced ingredients and organic produce in a menu that includes meatball sliders and chicken skewers

Organic Vegan Catering from Plum in Seattle Center (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Plum in Seattle Center

Seattle

$25 $14

Vegan takes on American favorites, such as organic "tofustrami" reubens

Globally Inspired Lunches for Two or Four at On Safari Foods (Up to 50% Off)

On Safari Foods

Seattle

$20 $11

(14)

Sandwiches and wraps include Cuban beef with citrus marinated flank steak and cilantro, and a caprese sandwich with chiffonade of basil

Dahlak Meal for Two or Four at Dahlak Eritrean Cuisine (Up to 60% Off)

Dahlak Eritrean Cuisine

North Beacon Hill

$45.75 $21

(85)

Traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian recipes feature cubes of spiced lamb, housemade injera bread, and well-seasoned vegetables

$149 for Two Tickets to a Circus Cabaret and Four-Course Meal on Sept. 14 or Oct. 26 at Teatro ZinZanni ($195 Value)

Teatro ZinZanni

Lower Queen Anne

$195 $149

(318)

Lauded theater treats guests to a circus-and-cabaret show with delectable food, madcap plots, and jaw-dropping acrobatics

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Food at Electric Boat Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Electric Boat Cafe

Seattle

$10 $6

Aromatic coffees and espressos paired with classic cafe eats in a relaxed setting with stunning views of Lake Union

$15 for $30 Worth of Irish Pub Fare and Drinks at Sully's Lounge

Sully's Lounge

Top of Queen Anne Hill

$10 $5

(71)

Staple food and drink from the Emerald Isle such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and pints of Harp and Guinness

$60 for a Three-Course Chef's Tasting Menu for Two at That's Amore Italian Cafe ($60 Value)

That's Amore Italian Cafe

Seattle

$60 $60

(126)

Appetizers such as pear salad, artisanal cheeses and salume preface entrees of wild boar ragu and handmade Tortellone, followed by dessert

Vegan Thai Food During Lunchtime or Dinnertime at Araya's Place (Up to 40% Off)

Araya's Place

Madison

$20 $12

(36)

Chefs craft vegan Thai dishes, such as fried tofu and garden veggies in a spicy orange sauce, using ingredients sourced from local farms

$12 for $20 Worth of Louisiana-Style Barbecue for Two or More at Willie's Taste of Soul Bar-B-Que

Willie's Taste of Soul Bar-B-Que

Columbia City

$20 $12

(113)

Willie Turner imports authentic tastes from his native Louisiana with made-from-scratch, slow-smoked brisket, ribs, and soul food

Pierogis and Crepes for Two or Four at Sebi's Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Sebi's Bistro

Eastlake

$30 $17

(13)

Diners feast on Polish pierogis stuffed with meat or potatoes and cheese, sided with cream-cheese-filled crepes topped in chocolate

Pub Food at The Dubliner (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Dubliner

Fremont

$30 $15

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Old World Irish staples such as bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie join curry-flavored fries and bacon-wrapped bratwursts on the menu

$12 for $24 Worth of Indian & Mediterranean Food at Qazi's Indian Curry House & Mediterranean Cuisine

Qazi's Indian Curry House & Mediterranean Cuisine

Fremont

$24 $12

Dozens of dishes from all over the Indian subcontinent and some from the Mediterranean

Barbecue and Drinks for Two or Four or Take-Out from Jones Barbeque (Up to 51% Off)

Jones Barbeque

West Seattle

$25 $12.50

Barbecue joint featured on Food Network's BBQ with Bobby Flay pairs signature brisket, pork ribs, and hot links with hearty sides and pie

$13 for $24 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Alberona's Pizza & Pasta

Alberona's Pizza & Pasta

Adams

$24 $13

Italian and Greek flavors converge within 20 specialty pizzas sporting alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, feta cheese, and gyro meat

$60 for a Five-Course Omakase Dinner for Two at Miyabi 45th. Groupon Reservation Required.

Miyabi 45th

Wallingford

$60 $60

Japanese restaurant known for hand-rolled soba noodles serves a chef-curated, five-course menu based on customers' preferences

$25 for $50 Worth of Elegant Bistro Food and Drinks at Smash Wine Bar & Bistro

Smash Wine Bar & Bistro

Wallingford

$50 $25

(264)

Forty-five international wine selections pair with bistro plates including duck-and-shiitake spring rolls

$20 for $30 Worth of Indian-Pakistani Cuisine at Shalimar Restaurant

Shalimar Restaurant

University District

$30 $20

(180)

Chef Wasif Qadri whips up inventive Indian-Pakistani dishes including curries, veggie stews, and tandoori plates

Contemporary Thai Cuisine at Djan's Thai Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Djan's Thai Restaurant

Wallingford

$35 $25

(208)

Chefs add a modern twist to classic Thai curries, wok dishes, and fried rice within a two-story, 1930s white clapboard house

$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Fried Pickles, and Made-from-Scratch Comfort Food at Highstrike Grill

Highstrike Grill

West Seattle

$20 $11

(45)

Grill builds nostalgic, decadent meals from scratching using ingredients from local shops and farmers

Indian Food and Drinks at Bombay Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Bombay Grill

Seattle

$20 $11

Regional Indian menu built around spicy seafood dishes

International Cuisine at Apollo Gyros & Pizza (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Apollo Gyros & Pizza

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Eatery dishes out American, Indian, and Mediterranean food, such as wings, gyros, chicken subs, meat ravioli, and tandoori chicken pizza

$6 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Plain Naan Dish with Chutneys & 50% Off Alcoholic Beverages 3-6PM at Cedars Restaurant

Cedars Restaurant

University District

$6 $6

For $6, receive a coupon for 1 plain naan dish with chutneys & 50% off alcoholic beverages 3-6PM

$25 for $40 Worth of New American Dinner Cuisine for Two at Eva Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Eva Restaurant

Wallingford

$40 $25

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Chef crafts a menu of New American fare with international influences that's complemented her husband's Columbia Valley and European wines

Two Purgatory Sandwiches with Fries and Tallboys at Dante's (15% Off)

Dante's

University District

$25.90 $21.99

Get your hands around one of Dante's thick sandwiches, accented with secret sauce and served on a French roll

Vegetarian Meal for Two or Eritrean and Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Hana's Kitchen (Up to 50% Off)

Hana's Kitchen

Seattle

$47.85 $28

Traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine showcasing vegetarian specialties and flavorful meat dishes

Thai and Lao Food for Lunch or Dinner at Savatdee Authentic Thai & Lao Cuisine (Up to 43% Off)

Savatdee Authentic Thai & Lao Cuisine

University District

$20 $12

(110)

Chefs add spices to pad thai, curry, and fried-rice dishes at eatery named Best Laotian restaurant by Seattle Met

Indian Food at Jewel of India (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Jewel of India

University District

$22 $11

Entrees include spicy lamb vindaloo with potatoes and mango veggie curry with sautéed vegetables, mango chutney, and a bit of cream

Italian Cuisine at Mondello Italian Restaurant (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Mondello Italian Restaurant

Southeast Magnolia

$50 $31

(345)

Sicilian dishes of fresh seafood, pesto, and gnocchi served amid decor reminiscent of a seaside village

Fish 'n' Chips Meal with Beer or Wine for Two or Four at Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers (Up to 54% Off)

Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers

Ballard

$22.98 $12

(285)

Baskets of North Pacific cod filets are panko-breaded and fried along with crispy fries then paired with choice of beverages

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Amante Pizza and Pasta

Amante Pizza and Pasta

Green Lake

$20 $11

(7)

Italian staples include house-made pizzas topped with more than 50 ingredients, sauce-slathered pastas, and low-carb chicken options

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

Yannis Greek Restaurant

Phinney Ridge

$20 $12

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

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

Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub

Ballard

$40 $20

(120)

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

Tequila and Appetizers for Two or Margaritas and Appetizers for Four at COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria (Up to 67% Off)

COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria

Roosevelt

$66 $22

(102)

Three samples of 100% agave tequila wash down contemporary Mexican-style appetizers

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Café Food and Baked Goods at Boardroom Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Boardroom Cafe

Boardroom Cafe

$5 $3

(37)

Stumptown coffee, baked goods made in-house, and options for gluten-free and paleo diets

$12 for $20 Worth of Dinner for Two at Burger Hero

Burger Hero

Whittier Heights

$20 $12

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 30% Off Orders of $30 or More at Hummus Cafe

Hummus Cafe

Greenwood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 30% off orders of $30 or more

Moroccan Cuisine at Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant

Ballard

$36 $18

(199)

Moroccan dishes, such as roasted lamb in a saffron, onion, and garlic sauce or spiced chicken with prunes

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

Saffron Grill

Northgate

$50 $40

(424)

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

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

Mayas Mexican Restaurant

Rainier Beach

$25 $18

(42)

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

$12 for $20 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Mixturas

Mixturas

Seattle

$20 $12

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

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill at Friendz Cafe

Friendz Cafe

Riverton

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 25% off your total bill

Thai Food at Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Bellevue

$20 $12

(343)

Get your fill of curries, basil, seafood, and noodles while sitting back in a comfortable, engaging space

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

El Norte Lounge

Lake City

$30 $20

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

Vietnamese Food or Take-Out at What the Pho (Up to 40% Off)

What The Pho

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Along with dozens of varieties of pho, the eatery serves banh mi sandwiches and wok-fried meat and tofu dishes

$15 for $30 Worth of Pizza and Drinks at Bison Creek Pizza & Pub

Bison Creek Pizza & Pub

Burien

$30 $15

Amid the saloon ambiance of the historic Burien Theatre, enjoy gourmet pizzas, spaghetti with housemade meatballs, and pulled-pork grinders

Upscale Mexican Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Sazon Mexican Kitchen (42% Off)

Sazon Mexican Kitchen

Downtown Bellevue

$24 $14

(27)

Seasonal ingredients fill handcrafted Mexican dishes with a new American twist, including black mole, prawn tacos, and stewed lamb

Take-Out Japanese Food at ricenroll (44% Off)

ricenroll

Enatai

$24 $13.50

Inventive sushi rolls, Japanese rice bowls, and sweet bubble teas

$6 for $10 Worth of Vietnamese Cuisine for Dinner at Le's Phở Tái

Le's Phở Tái

Shoreline

$10 $6

(26)

Chefs simmer pho broth for more than 20 hours to procure impeccable flavor and craft bahn mi sandwiches with locally sourced ingredients

Dinner or Lunch at Tokyo Steakhouse (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

Tokyo Steak House

Downtown Bellevue

$60 $35

(89)

The chefs bring their Japanese-steakhouse culinary skills tableside to entertain diners with flaming onion volcanoes and knife juggling

$2 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Your Total Bill at Ariana Authentic Afghan Cuisine

Ariana Authentic Afghan Cuisine

Moss Bay

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for 10% off your total bill

$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Food for Two or More at Royal India Restaurant. Two Locations Available.

Royal India Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Tandoor-roasted salmon, prawns simmered in mango-curry sauce, and garlic-stuffed naan

Prepared Foods or Butchered Meat at Butcher Shop Café (50% Off)

Butcher Shop Cafe

Kenmore

$20 $10

(50)

Prepared food and smoked meats, such as spare ribs, wagyu-beef tri tips, and pork chops, plus butchered meats

Select Local Merchants

Tat's Delicatessen: A User’s Guide

East Coast Sandwiches | Meats Smoked and Cured In-House | Daily-Changing Soups | Tastycakes | Seahawks Games

Sample Menu

  • Sandwich: philly cheesesteak with a choice of cheese
  • Side: cup of the day’s soup—maybe jambalaya
  • Drink: fresh-squeezed lemonade
  • Dessert: Tastycakes

While You’re Waiting: If things time out right, watch a Seahawks game on TV.

Meet the Owners: Brian Tatman and Jason Simodejka both grew up on the East Coast before moving to Seattle in 1996. When they arrived in the city, they noticed a great selection of local food vendors, yet a lack of East Coast–style delis. So they opened their own.

Inside Tip: Check if there’s a wait: an online webcam lets customers see the current line, which is especially helpful during busy lunch hours.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Step into the historic jail cell at the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum (317 3rd Avenue South).
After: Strap on some climbing shoes and scale a faux rockface at the Seattle Bouldering Project (900 Poplar Place South).

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Get your fix of traditional philly cheesesteaks at Calozzi’s (1306 4th Avenue).

159 Yesler Way
Seattle,
WA
US

Marcela's Creole Cookery uproots the definitive flavors of authentic New Orleans cuisine and Cajun fare and packs them into a menu brimming with robust seasonings and exotic meats, as mentioned by Seattle Weekly contributor A.J. Tigner. With 30 combined years in the restaurant world, Marcela's owners have created an inviting eatery that pays homage to the Big Easy with vibrant, playful colors showcased in contemporary artwork. Red-clothed tables coddle piping-hot platters of creole delicacies, including muffaletta po boys, hearty gumbos, and fried ocean critters such as shrimp, alligator, and crawfish from Poseidon's personal crustacean collection.

106 James St.
Seattle,
WA
US

The luminous block letters advertising “Merchants Cafe” nearly overshadow the intriguing tidbit beneath: a sign reading "Established 1890, Seattle’s Oldest Restaurant." Once guests pass through the double-door entrance, though, its historic charms become undeniably clear. Rustic wood floors covered with ornate rugs complement wooden and exposed brick walls, and the stained-glass chandeliers hanging overhead cast a warm glow. Despite the homey 1800s feel, a few modern touches accent the restaurant, including flat-screen TVs around the cherry-wood bar and a menu of contemporary eats. Hearty American entrees, such as hot turkey sandwiches and Angus burgers, are crafted from local, organic ingredients sourced from the likes of Pike Place Market and Bob’s Fruit Stand.

Over the past 120-some years, Merchant’s has accrued quite a colorful history, but most notably operated as a hotel, saloon, and card room in the late 19th century. Today, barkeeps continue the tradition, sans the fist-fights over whose horse is more attractive, by pouring libations including Georgetown and Mac and Jack’s craft beers and wines and spirits from local wineries and distilleries.

109 Yesler Way
Seattle,
WA
US

The Three Faces of Bakeman’s Restaurant

Lunch with a Side of Gruff

As the owner of Bakeman's Restaurant, Jason Wang can pretty much say anything he wants to his customers. And he does. Dubbed as Seattle's version of the sharp-tongued "soup nazi" from Seinfeld, Jason gives anyone who dares step into Bakeman's a run for their money. Then, he takes their money, since it's a cash-only establishment. His brashness keeps the line moving smoothly, but don't let it rattle you: the verbal barrages dished out by Jason are really just a prickly shell for his and the restaurant's fuzzy charm.

Hearty, Housemade, and Cheap

If Jason is an expert at trash talking, he's an absolute virtuoso at making lunch. His sandwiches are all stacked between housemade bread, including the popular turkey sandwich. He roasts the turkey daily, and accompanies it with an optional slathering of cranberry sauce to recreate those day-after-Thanksgiving sandwiches. Jason also prepares three or four housemade soups every day, as well as chili, salads, and hot apple pie. Perhaps the most appetizing detail, though, is the modest pricing, with most lunches checking in at well under the $10 mark.

Cafeteria Time Warp

Think back to high school, or even grade school, when eating in a cafeteria off a tray was just a regular part of the day. Though such routines usually fall by the wayside during adulthood, they certainly haven't at Bakeman's. Here, customers enter from the busy downtown street, descend down a flight of stairs, and find themselves quite literally at a cafeteria counter. The day's options are scrawled across a whiteboard, and trays are stacked neatly nearby for those who don't take their food to go. Another parallel between then and now: you can ride the bus to Bakeman's, since it sits just steps from the 2nd Avenue and Cherry Street bus stop.

122 Cherry St
Seattle,
WA
US

Cherry Street Coffee House displays local art, hosts live music, and holds events at each of its locations. Steam rises from blends of house coffees, forming the shape of perfume bottles that spritz the cafes with the aromas of Brazil nuts and dark cocoa. A medley of coffee beans from Papua New Guinea and Central and South America flavor the signature espresso, which guests can enjoy in between bites of house-made breakfast bagels, quiche, pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Cherry Street's kitchen staff supplies a list of ingredients, highlighting which vibrant dishes are vegan, contain dairy and nuts, or plan to transform into dairy and nuts.

103 Cherry St
Seattle,
WA
US

A sidewalk patio with shaded seating flanks Cafe Bengodi's corner façade, appealing to passersby with promises of authentic Italian cuisine and al fresco dining. Chefs deliver on this promise by doling out antipasti rich with cheeses and salamis, then cooking mounds of homemade pastas and fresh Neapolitan pizzas. Espresso, beer, and wine accent the meal and allow patrons to propose toasts as a subtle way to drop a hint that they need a new toaster.

700 1st Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

Pioneer Square Scene