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Sep 8, 2006 07:59 PM

Seattle with Kids -- suggestions?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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. ;)


      1. 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...

        1. A couple of ideas:

          La Carta de Oaxaca - authentic casual Mexican in Ballard

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

          1. 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 ( ) - I notice it isn't always up to date but has ideas to start with by neighborhood.