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dpeacey Sep 8, 2006 07:59 PM

Back in Seattle for a visit -- but with a 3 yr old and a 6 mth old. Any kid-friendly suggestions that are adult-edible? (Hey, can't eat at Red Mill every night ;)

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    BruceB RE: dpeacey Sep 9, 2006 07:14 AM

    There are several hundred places that meet the specifications you have stated. Give us something else to work with: What type of food do you like? How much time do you want to sit? How much money do you want to spend? Where are you staying? What transportation do you have? Lunch or dinner? What atmosphere do you like? How well-behaved are your kids compared with average kids their ages? How hard are you prepared to work to keep them entertained? Etc.

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      dpeacey RE: dpeacey Sep 10, 2006 11:14 PM

      Ah, sorry about the vagueness. We like to eat in the lower priced end of the restaurant continuum (which also tends to be more tolerant of children ...) -- Red Mill, Baguette Box, Paseo. We usually stay in Phinney or Ballard. My kids are well-behaved -- for a 3 year old. ;)

      Thanks!

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        mrnelso RE: dpeacey Sep 11, 2006 04:35 AM

        Taqueria Guymas - Leary, across from Chilie's Paste - good, cheap
        Happy hour at Hales Ales. They do have an all-ages dining space, though, truthfully, I don't know if the happy-hour eats are available in the dining room. Half-price apps = pizza (what a deal @ $4) Steamed clams (maybe $5 or 6 and very nice, with bread for sopping tasty broth) Insane portion of nachos $4 great cheeseburger w/ good fries $4...
        Gorditos, at 85th and Greenwood. Cheap, cheap, cheap, and lots. For kids, it's a great circus...

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          BruceB RE: dpeacey Sep 11, 2006 05:56 AM

          A couple of ideas:

          La Carta de Oaxaca - authentic casual Mexican in Ballard

          Doong Kong Lau - unusual Chinese Hakka cuisine on 97th & Aurora

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            ballardman RE: dpeacey Sep 11, 2006 03:32 PM

            In Ballard, kids are also welcome at The People's Pub for German food (plus they have stuff like natural beef burgers and fish & chips if the kids aren't into the higher end stuff), the Hi-Life for breakfast/brunch/dinner (rotating menu) and the Old Town Alehouse (pub grub). My friends with kids often use GoCityKids ( http://www.gocitykids.com/browse/neig... ) - I notice it isn't always up to date but has ideas to start with by neighborhood.

            1. oregonmushrooms RE: dpeacey Sep 13, 2006 09:08 PM

              Go to Denny's! I hate to be so boring, but with kids, they still have a great diverse menu. I love the grilled chicken burger (no mayo, add honey mustard)
              They still give out crayons and pictures to color, and they can eat healthy or not. Forget McDs. Denny's still rules for this situation.

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                spudsocks RE: dpeacey Sep 14, 2006 09:30 PM

                go to Gordito's in Greenwood--it's very kid-friendly and also delicious (and cheap). Mexican food with mondo-size burritos.

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                  mrnelso RE: spudsocks Oct 18, 2006 01:46 AM

                  Gordito's is a circus. A fine idea, if over-stimulating. Everything is big and cheap and surely good enough - sometimes better than that.

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                  oliveoyl RE: dpeacey Sep 18, 2006 01:24 AM

                  if you break out of your neighborhood & feel like a field trip to see the fall leaves in the arboretum .. try vios on 19th ..it's the most intentionally kid friendly place in town plus the food is adult fare

                  1. landguy RE: dpeacey Sep 18, 2006 05:35 PM

                    I second Vios, they have great food and a an equally great play pen for kids. Also in the same area on 24th Ave is Montlake Ale House which has pub food, great beer, and kids play area. There's also a coffee shop that caters to kids on Madison Ave called "My Coffee House" that's around 28th Ave if you want a drink and bagels. They import their bagels from H&H in NYC.

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                      mrnelso RE: landguy Oct 18, 2006 01:50 AM

                      A third for Vios. Very kid friendly (they get their own little isolation-cell, so everybody wins) and the food is very good.

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                      laurabr RE: dpeacey Oct 20, 2006 02:30 AM

                      Try Mio Posto in Mt. Baker. Great pizza and a lovely park across the street.

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