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Jul 11, 2008 03:11 PM

Looking for early bird specials in Seattle

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 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
3)Anthony's Pier 66

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  1. A few notes about transportation in Seattle:
    Buses are free in the RIDE FREE zone, downtown, weekdays 7am-6pm
    )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.

    1. 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).