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Looking for early bird specials in Seattle

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gr8aunt Jul 11, 2008 03:11 PM

We are active seniors and are minding our pennies. We will be spending a few days in Seattle, staying at a downtown hotel and will be depending on public transportation. We enjoy good food and are looking for nice restaurants that have early bird specials/sunset suppers/ three/four course menus/prix fixe...every community has their own name for these cost saving meals. We hope you can recommend some nice places that will fit our budget...no pizza/hamburger joints or Asian eateries, please.

We have investigated on our own and have come up w/ the following restaurants that have early bird specials. Are they any good? Your comments on which ones we should consider, please:

1)Maximilien in the Market
2)Palisade
3)Anthony's Pier 66
4)Cascadia

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    blue2000 Jul 11, 2008 04:21 PM

    Consider happy hours at some of the bars downtown -- Brasa is one that has a very substantial, very reasonable bar menu. There are others (Union had a good bar menu at one point too).

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      mr.nelso Jul 11, 2008 03:34 PM

      A few notes about transportation in Seattle:
      Buses are free in the RIDE FREE zone, downtown, weekdays 7am-6pm
      (http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/r...
      )There is an attended transit information booth beneath Macy's, where you can get daily bus passes.
      Water Taxi is operated by Metro Trasit and a bargain at bus-fare price with a free shuttle on the other side to let you cruise all of Alki. Have Fish and Chips at Sunfish (I like the Halibut).
      The Pike Place market has a lot of genuine bargains and is worth a wander. I like the Cioppino at Jack's Fish Spot, and Mee Sum pastry on Pike Place, but the place hums with good food.

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