Just an addition to the hotel/motel clerk thing–ask them where they eat. Now, you’re just as likely to get somebody who likes Applebee’s and that sort of thing but you might also hit on a local beloved dive.
I don’t agree that asking the hotel/motel clerks is a good idea … They will recommend the places with the view, the cliche places, etc. My theory is go look at the water, then go get some good food.
You are probably not getting a lot of response because someone asked the same question not long ago:
The chili in Pike’s is valid … so is Mike’s in Ballard, but it isn’t Texas.
No point in wasting a meal trying to do Italian.
New fave: Fire Creek Grill in Kent for American and Sushi. (Really!)
Having never lived in Seattle, I checked the restaurant reviews and found almost a dozen places. You could start there. Those are all tested tried and true.
The other thing I do is ask the desk person at the hotel/motel where you’ll be staying. They have given me many good tips over the years. Some have gone so far as to draw maps.
Well brat, do you mean IN Seattle? Or are you driving across the country?
WhereGregeats will have plenty of reccomendations.
So…..no places anyone can recommend?
I am new to Roadfood.com forums, traveling to Seattle in April.
I am traveling from the DC metro area.
Where are you travelling from? Your title is confusing.
Oh, forgot to add: Diners and Drive Ins. I love that kind of food too, so feel free to add those:)
With my 11 year old son in April, will be in the Auburn/Seattle area. I used to live in NW Oregon, so know where to go to get great seafood, but was wondering about other non chain restaurants that way. My son and I love Italian restaurants, authentic Mexican restaurants, pizza, hot wings and deli sandwiches. I personally love authentic Texas style chili, but the best place I’ve found out there doesn’t serve children because it is also a bar.
Any *musts* that fall under what I wrote? Note that we are moving to Seattle this summer, so we’re just looking for the ultimates for this trip, if any.
Thanks so much! I’ve been reading this website for years, but just joined to ask about this.
New Here, Traveling To Seattle
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