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Jan 14, 2009 08:39 PM

Seattle Dtown Fish and Chips?

This weekend I will be taking my two boys (ages 7 and 9) to Seattle for a spur of the moment trip. They voted to do the "Market, Waterfront, and Aquarium Day of Fun". They want to do Dim Sum on the way into town (they love it) for lunch, but I need help with dinner. The trip is coinciding with my youngest's birthday and his favorite is fish and chips. As we will be spending the afternoon around the market and waterfront I thought I would ask where folks suggest we eat. i used to live in Seattle (7 or 8 years ago) so I'm somewhat familiar with it.


Because they are kids, quality is important, but so is the "excitement". He does recognize quality though. So "fishy" would be bad. Large portions, while clearly not necessary, can be fun for the young'ns. Dessert suggestions are welcome as well.


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  1. Jack's.

    With the bustle of the market, live live oyster display and all the fresh fish around it. Hands down a great place for the kids. If you see the live fish and shelfish and then eat something that came from the same stand, the quality "seems" obvious. All the others might just seem like a restaurant that happens to serve fish and chips. But that would be an early dinner. They close at 5.

    I'm not overly impressed with the others but I'd say Lowell's for view/atmosphere and Anthony's for quality.

    1. I like the fish 'n' chips at Anthony's outdoor fish bar. There's a nice view of the Sound, but kids aren't always impressed with the view. I personally wouldn't go to Anthony's indoor "sit down" restaurant, but I don't know what the fish 'n' chips inside are like.

      1. I'd check out the Steelhead Diner, they'll have good fish & chips as well as sweets for dessert

        1. Spud's was 'it'.
          I'm so glad I don't live in a Seattle without Spud's Fish and Chips.