Pub Grub Seattle
Endlessly searching for quality "Pub Grub" in a laid back venue. Classic Burgers, Crisp Fries, and Creative Entree Salads. Spare me another Chicken Caesar and Soggy Frites. Any Suggestions?
I've always loved the burgers at Two Bells Tavern in Belltown. (Interesting soups as well.) Best of all, Two Bells doesn't try to be anything other than what it is: A Tavern.
I like Barking Dog on NW 70th in Seattle. Fantastic selection of Belgian beers (they have liquor, too), much better than average bar food, some more unusual stuff like Buffalo stew. But unfortunately, they do "waffle" fries, not good, crisp ones.
Norm's in Fremont has very good crisp fries, and their food is also better than average bar food. They have a steak sandwich that I like a lot.
Two Bells Burger is a local monument and a necessary stop on your burger tour, for sure. With the advent of the smoking ban it is now even possible to enjoy the food.
Hales Ales has a good burger and fries at 4-6 Happy Hour for about $4. Other offerings include a decent pizza, a huge nacho plate, great steamed clams. Happy hour is the whole appetizer menu at half price. It's a great room, too. Lots of light, booths, tables, couches. Laid back for sure.
When I was in Seattle recently I had three great pub meals at Cyclops, On First Avenue in Belltown. Great burgers, intersting salads, other good food and a good atmosphere. Check out the vision of Elvis on a baking sheet hanging on the room that is not the Che Guevara room.
I think the food and beers at the Maritime Pacific Brewery out in Ballard are the best in Seattle. A great lineup of beers from the brewery next door and a great menu that includes above average 'pub grub' and entree's that you are more likely to see in a better than average restaurant. Head on out for a bite and a beer and I am sure you won't be disappointed.