Grab a bite at Filling Station in Kingston.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Raise your glass at Filling Station's happy hour.
At Filling Station, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
If dinner conversation isn't your thing, Filling Station's got you covered with live tunes from a DJ or musical group.
Pump up your night with performances from Filling Station's live DJs.
Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Filling Station.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
Folks tend to dress down at Filling Station, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Commute by bike to Filling Station and find easy bike parking.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a date at Filling Station.
The focus of Sebastian’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is deliciously straightforward: Mexican classics. These dishes occasionally feature a modern twist, but they're always made with fresh ingredients. Read on to learn about some of the most popular items:
Tacos: Here, corn tortillas come loaded with savory meats such as charbroiled steak, fried cod, and crispy pork carnitas.
Enchiladas: Shrimp, scallops, fish, and fresh vegetables make the seafood enchiladas a can't-miss, but they're far from the only option. Cooks also whip up mole, ranchero, and vegetarian varieties.
Vegetarian options: Speaking of veggie dishes, there's a sizable roster of meat-free entrees, including fajitas, burritos, and cheesy chiles rellenos paired with guacamole.
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out The Cup and Muffin in Kingston.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at The Cup and Muffin.
Dress is typically casual at The Cup and Muffin, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
Bike parking is quick and easy at The Cup and Muffin.
You won't need to save up for a trip to The Cup and Muffin — most meals cost less than $15.
Stop by for three square meals a day — The Cup and Muffin serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Galare Thai in Kingston.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Galare Thai.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Ample parking is located near Galare Thai.
Travel by bike to Galare Thai and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Galare Thai knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Wine and dine at Majestic Mountain Coffee in Kingston.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Majestic Mountain Coffee and order great food.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
At Majestic Mountain Coffee, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
At Majestic Mountain Coffee, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
The grub at Majestic Mountain Coffee is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Cuppa Bella Coffee & Sweets in Kingston.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Northeast State Highway 104 location offers nearby street parking.
Prices are downright affordable at Cuppa Bella Coffee & Sweets, with most items well under the $15 mark.
Where to get the best Pho in Seattle? What are the best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle? When it’s raining, a big bowl of pho is many things. It always hits the spot. It is always a good time for Pho Noodles. There are so many best Vietnamese restaurants in Seattle. Everywhere you go seems to be the next best pho in Seattle. The following restaurants list below are my favorites. They are tasty and hits the spot in their own particular way. Restaurants listed below are listed at random.Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant | 1684 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G5 | greenleaftaste.comIf you are looking for a Vietnamese restaurants with something more than just a bowl of Pho, than Green Leaf will soon become your old favorite. The restaurant is tiny and perhaps underwhelming, but they sure make a mean Banh Xeo savoury crepe stuffed with shrimp. If you are tired from pho noodles, Green Leaf has a good Hu Tieu My Tho clear vermicelli noodles option with a clear pork rib broth, seafood and minced pork.Ba Bar | 550 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, United States | babarseattle.comThe broth from bone marrow and knucklebones at Ba Bar is clear but powerful. The menus has meaty ingredients and a variety of classic Vietnamese dishes. Be sure to try their crafted cocktails like the Moscow Mule and fresh baked pastries. Ba Bar even has macarons, pate chaud to pineapple upsidedown cakes and housemade jams to go. No wonder Ba Bar is open late night until 4am on Friday and Saturdays.Hoang Lan Restaurant | 7119 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Seattle, WA 98118, United StatesWhen you see the same dish on every table, you order that dish. Bun Bo Hue is what Hoang Lan specializes in. And a damn job it does. The bowl is filled with pork hock, congealed pork blood, thinly sliced beef. The complex broth has a secret ingredient of fresh pineapples to lend the sweet acidity flavor profiles. And remember, Cash Only.Hue Ky Mi Gia | 1207 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144, United States | huekymigia.com/menuOne of the most amazing garlic butter chicken wings. Lightly batter and flash fried with minced garlic, white onions, and green onions. Crunchy and shatters with each bite for a juicy meat center. This Chinese – Vietnamese restaurant also offers braised duck noodle soup marinated with Chinese herbs and spices. Faux pho? No problem.Pho Bac | 1314 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144, United States Pho on a boat. There is no menus except a sign on the wall that has a good selection of steak, fatty brisket, tripe and meatballs. The broth is pretty awesome too with a little sweetness. Always full of fresh herbs like basil and jalapenos. All for $8.
Local Pho | 2230 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, United States | localpho-seattle.comFriendly staff with minimal wait times. Order from crowd favorites like chicken wings with pepper sauce, egg rolls and a hot bowl of seafood pho. Generous amount of seafood in a light flavorful broth. Try the tofu spring rolls served with peanut sauce. Lightly seasoned and not too salty. Vegetarians, it’s all about options right?Thanh Vi | 4226 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, United States, | thanhvi.netReasonable priced and a good variety on menu including Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches, pho noodles, spring rolls and broken rice. Thanh Vi is located in the University District next to the University of Washington. Be sure to spot plenty of students. Service is quick and friendly. They make a mean bowl of Vegetarian pho!Pho Viet Anh | 6510 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115, United States | phovietanh.comHard to beat an eight dollar deal with good quality meat and flavorful broth. Generous portions and piles of tender meat. Brisket! Tendon! Flank! Go ahead and drink all the soup, you won’t be thirsty! We love the Bun Bo Hue spicy beef Vietnamese round noodles here. We hope you do also.
If you've read my personal blog, you know of my fondness for Sushi Hana, here in the town of Bothell, north and a bit east of Seattle. When we first started going out for sushi, though, I could only get the kids to eat fruit and sticky rice, and so my husband and I made a decree: each time we go, the kids have to at least try a new food. You’d think this would be easy, because I have a cousin from Japan, and so our holiday meals have included sushi since the beginning. But you’d be wrong, because of one who doesn’t like fish, one who doesn’t care for eggs, one who is allergic to nuts and mango, and so on. So I decided to compile a list of what have (finally!) become our standbys, foods that at least two of the three will eat every time we visit.
This is what my cousin from Japan calls “children’s sushi,” because it’s safe even for toddlers. There are no hard veggies for choking, and the only potential allergen is the sweetened soy tofu wrapper. And if you’re allergic to soy, well… let’s just say a Japanese restaurant is probably not the venue for you.
The classic cucumber roll, and good for even the picky ones. It’s just sushi rice, cucumber, and seaweed. If he’s not too busy, the sushi chef will arrange these rolls on a plate in the shape of a smiley face or a butterfly for my youngest, seven, who treats kappa maki like candy.
Although the one who loathes eggs won’t eat this, the other two will, so it makes the list. It is referred to as the Japanese omelette, and is effectively a strip of scrambled eggs laid on a similar strip of sushi rice, and secured with a much smaller strip of seaweed. Like a Japanese mini-frittata.
I have no idea what this one is called in Japanese, because every sushi restaurant I have ever been to just called it “shrimp nigiri.” It’s very similar to the tomago nigiri above, except with shrimp in place of scrambled eggs (and generally not the little strip of seaweed to secure it). Note: the shrimp in question is thoroughly cooked, butterflied, and chilled. No scary raw fish for nervous youngsters.
While these are steamed soybean pods with a little salt, my youngest calls them “Japanese peas,” which I suppose is a valid enough description for seven. There is apparently a big thrill (over and above the thrill of being allowed to take one’s own food off the conveyor belt) involved in sucking the individual soybeans out of the pod.
Gyoza, Miso Soup and Eggrolls
Everyone knows the first and last of these, but as I have one child who likes each, I thought I’d put them on the list. Plus, if you’re not feeling terrific, coming down with a cold in the Seattle autumn, miso soup is the best stuff around. And at least one of my kids agrees.
Mochi Ice Cream
Yes, I know it’s not really a dish as such; it’s a dessert. But there is something so charming about little ice cream balls coated in mochi (pounded sticky rice starch). As long as we stay away from the mango flavor - the middle daughter is allergic - we’re in pretty good shape with mochi ice cream as a finish to our sushi adventure.
Sometimes a pure and simple pepperoni pizza hits the spot. But with the proliferation of unlikely toppings popping up on pies all over Seattle, our definition of the Friday-night dinner staple is changing. Below, we highlighted 10 pies with toppings mouthwatering enough to tempt us away from our usual slice (plus one for those with an appetite for adventure).
Pesto Chicken Pizza at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California Ave. SW)
Pesto on pizza is nothing new by itself, but Talarico’ s version of a pesto pie is the perfect marriage of tradition and innovation, incorporating brie cheese and spiced walnuts along with pesto-marinated chicken, classic marinara sauce, and mozzarella.
No. 6 Classic at Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. (three locations in Seattle)
The toppings list on the No. 6 reads a lot like a classic steak-house menu—sans steak. Potatoes roasted with lemon, herbs, and garlic mingle with St. Clemens blue cheese, chive oil, and spinach, along with a generous sprinkling of mozzarella.
The Locks at The Alibi Room (85 Pike St. #410)
There’s no shortage of creative pizza toppings at The Alibi Room—asparagus and bacon, blue cheese and grapes—but in this seafood-loving town, one stands apart. Featuring an olive-oil base topped with smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, red onions, and capers, The Locks is like a classic New York bagel in pizza form, though without a single pesky poppy seed.
Tropicana Pizza at Jet City Pizza Co. (multiple locations in western Washington)
Pineapple on pizza has long been a mainstay, but Jet City takes the Hawaiian-pizza concept further, starting with pineapple and canadian bacon, then adding mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, and coconut. Bring your own mini marshmallows and you’ve basically got an ambrosia salad on a pizza.
Cowardly Apricot at 'Zaw Artisan Pizza (multiple locations in the Puget Sound area)
The chefs at 'Zaw pride themselves on using unique, locally sourced toppings for their take-and-bake pizzas, and this sweet and savory concoction is no exception. Roasted free-range chicken breast joins apricots, fresh basil, maple-syrup-caramelized onions, and a blend of gorgonzola and mozzarella atop a crust brushed with olive oil.
Pizza di Nutella at Queen Margherita (3111 W. McGraw St. #103)
This sweet and simple dessert pizza is exactly as simple as it sounds: a pizza crust slathered with the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Think of it as a big, shareable crepe and suddenly it doesn’t seem so strange.
Il Segreto di Pulcinella at Pizzeria Pulcinella (10003 Rainier Ave. S)
While perfect for dessert, we could totally picture ourselves devouring this pie first thing in the morning. Creamy mascarpone and espresso and coffee liqueur are spread upon the crust, which is then baked in a wood-fired oven. The final touches: drizzles of chocolate sauce and dollops of whipped cream.
Thai One On Pizza at Zeeks Pizza (multiple locations in the Puget Sound area)
For the nights when one takeout staple simply won’t do, this pizza combines the classic flavors of pad thai—chicken, bean sprouts, carrots, fresh cilantro, and peanut sauce—with mozzarella and an olive-oil glaze.
Two-Cut Cubano at The Station Pizzeria (14505 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville)
The classic components of a cuban sandwich are all represented here, even down to the grainy dijon mustard. Add to that pulled pork shoulder, smoked ham, housemade bread and butter pickles, and pepperoncini. One small exception: the usual swiss cheese is swapped out for provolone. This is a pizza, after all.
Reuben at Rocco’s (2228 2nd Ave.)
For further proof that great sandwiches make equally great pizzas, look no further than this Belltown original, topped with with mozzarella, corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing. If only someone would invent a marble-rye pizza crust.
Big Moses at Ballard Pizza Company (5107 Ballard Ave. NW)
The chefs choose the toppings on this pie each day, meaning every meal is a surprise. While there are no guarantees, past incarnations have included everything from peaches, spicy salumi, and chives to cherries, arugula, and guanciale.