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Greater Seattle Area - Steak and/or Ribs

teaka123 Feb 14, 2006 03:52 PM

Several years ago my teenager was injured and as a result lost his front teeth. He has had a fragile appliance, but this week completes reconstructive/mplant surgery and he can dine out for something other than pasta or soup. We want to go out for steak or ribs with family and friends to celebrate. I'm looking for a place to go that will be great, but not break the bank account (Ruth Chris is out - I've got to pay for the implants!). Suggestions please. Cheers.

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    Sir Eats A Lot Feb 14, 2006 06:24 PM

    My suggestion would be JaK's grill with locations in Seattle (x2) and Issaquah. It's very fun and the steaks are very good. The prices are fairly reasonable and you get things like salad and potatoes included in the meal where other places charge extra. You can check out the menu/prices at their web site which I've included. Good luck to your son!

    Link: http://www.jaksgrill.com/index.htm

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    1. re: Sir Eats A Lot
      Ms F Feb 14, 2006 06:34 PM

      Wow - great minds think alike! I just posted the same recommendation simultaneously.

      1. re: Ms F
        Sir Eats A Lot Feb 14, 2006 06:55 PM

        Yeah, but I beat you by about 6 minutes so you owe me a steak. Oh well, it was worth a shot. :)

        But yes, you have excellent taste and you obviously know your steaks.

        1. re: Sir Eats A Lot
          teaka123 Feb 15, 2006 02:24 AM

          Jak's it is! Thank you for the suggestion.

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      Ms F Feb 14, 2006 06:30 PM

      Jak's Grill is a great place for delicious steak dinners at a reasonable price. Try the potato pancakes side option! There are three - one in Laurelhurst (not far from University Village), one in West Seattle, and one in Issaquah. The one in Laurelhurst seems to be the least crowded, but they all get very crowded and don't take reservations (although perhaps they would for a large group). It's well worth the wait, though. Link below.

      Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/15...

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        Mark Nobe Feb 15, 2006 08:46 PM

        I agree that Jak's is the place. I travel for business every week and people are always taking me to Morton's and Ruth Chris, Shula's, this Chop House and that Chop House all the time.

        If you want a great meal, at a resonable price, with friendly service, in a really comfortable neighborhood setting you will find no better than Jak's.

        Call them ahead of time and tell them your story. They'll give you some secrets on getting a table without having to wait too long.

        Enjoy, and SMILE!

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        1. re: Mark Nobe
          teaka123 Feb 15, 2006 09:08 PM

          Thank you! And he'll be smiling big for the first time in years!
          Cheers, Carol

        2. barleywino Aug 29, 2006 03:11 AM

          For those of you who have always wondered what a Kobe or Wagyu steak tastes like, but didn't want to break the bank ordering one from (e.g.) Canlis, you can now get a Wagyu steak appetizer (about the size of a lemon!) at Union during bar menu hours (5-7, after 10pm) for $8. REcommend rare, which is close to medium-rare. Comes with potato pave, which alone is worth a few bucks.

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