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Aug 7, 2008 01:36 PM

weird/kitschy seattle restaurants?

Hi all:

Just last night I ate at the XXX Root Beer diner in Issaquah, with its wall-to-wall Americana overkill, and it got me wondering about other kitschy restaurants in the Seattle area. Atmosphere counts more for food in what I'm looking for. Any suggestions?


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  1. Bizzarro Italian in Wallingford. Food and kitschy atmosphere are great! Also, the decor at Icon Grill could be classified as...overkill in the weird/frenetic catagory. Food is not bad.

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    1. re: seattlegem

      Isecond Bizarro. The Ram in U Village has lots of stuff on the walls, not sure that it is really kitsch though.

    2. Mae's at 65th and Phinney. They've got a dairy cow room.

      1. Ivar's on Lake Union has a wall-to-wall native American theme.

        1. Mama's Mexican Kitchen. Check out the Elvis room.

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          1. re: Erika L

            Unfortunately, the decor is about all that Mama's has going for it--food is awful.
            But you did say that decor is what you're looking for, so Mama's does belong on that list.

          2. the peephole upstairs at Hazelwood bar