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dinami Feb 12, 2009 01:31 PM

I'll be visiting Seattle at the beginning of March and would probably be most in the mood for comfort food since it will be cold and rainy. Any suggestions? My friends are poor so nothing over the top expensive. Thanks!

  1. allisonw Feb 13, 2009 06:34 PM

    for cali-Mexi, Mama's Mexican Kitchen, 2nd and Bell. Yummo.
    Fu Man Dumpling House, 143rd and Greenwood

    Andy's diner is gone, something else is going in the train cars but I can't remember what.

    Very fun map idea!!

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      FrugalDanny Feb 13, 2009 06:54 PM

      thanks allison i'll check out your recs and thank you for letting me know about andy's

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        Jeri L Feb 13, 2009 07:27 PM

        Andy's Diner's rail cars now house Orient Express: http://www.menu.oe-restaurant.com/

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          FrugalDanny Feb 13, 2009 08:00 PM

          thanks jeri - well i'll be taking andy's to the old train yard and will keep an i on orient express - prices look cheap from what i saw...

      2. dave_c Feb 13, 2009 09:51 AM

        For me, the ultimate comfort food is fried chicken...
        Ezell's is good.

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          FrugalDanny Feb 13, 2009 02:42 PM

          they look really good added the one on 23rd. thanks!

        2. terrier Feb 12, 2009 05:00 PM

          If you and your friends are more adventurous than burgers and pizza, have a bowl of pho at Pho Bac in the ID. That's hands-down my favorite cold rainy day comfort food.

          Or try beef noodles at Szechuan Noodle Bowl, also in the ID. Or tacquerias and taco trucks in the South end like Tacqueria La Estacion in Burien or Tacos El Asadero down Rainier Ave.

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            equinoise Feb 13, 2009 09:20 AM

            Cheap comfort food for me is often Asian. In the ID, Homestyle HK Cafe or Mike's Noodle House for wonton, noodle soup combos, congee or stone pot rice; Phnom Penh Noodle House for Cambodian flavor; Samurai Noodle Bowl for ramen; Tsukushinbo for homestyle Japanese (ramen on Fridays also, I think).

            1. re: terrier
              FrugalDanny Feb 13, 2009 02:41 PM

              yes pho is really coming on in america as a comfort food i'm spoiled now all other bowls of soup look so puny .yes thanks to you guys i'm not so much about burgers and pizza anymore...

              1. re: FrugalDanny
                pusherman Feb 15, 2009 05:11 PM

                Rest assured, if you try Samurai Noodle, you won't find all other soups puny! It is the definition of comfort food -- hearty, warm, and cheap. It's like a big bowl of liquid bacon.

                (in the ID, shares the same building with Uwajimaya).

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              mrnelso Feb 12, 2009 04:58 PM

              How about Lamb and Spinach curry over rice at Zum Zum, in the food court at 3rd & Marion?
              BBQ pork sandwich at Pecos Pit BBQ, on 1st Ave S.
              Tacos and a dozen fresh, hot tortillas on the side, at El Puerco Lloron.
              Pho and other dishes at Pho Cyclo.

              Pike Place Market: tons of stuff - search here for details, but here are just a few:
              Seared Scallop chowder at Pike Place Chowder,
              Cioppino at Jack's Fish Spot,
              Grilled exotic sausage at Uli's
              Grilled ham and cheese with soup at Three Girls
              Fish & Chips at Pacific Inn, on Stone Way
              Any and everything at Paseo, in Fremont
              Happy hours all over town.

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                FrugalDanny Feb 13, 2009 02:38 PM

                thank you! these are great.. enjoyed checking them out..my website's modest list & map are starting to grow... i'm giving credit on the seattle page to you guys by the bye...

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                  mrnelso Feb 13, 2009 03:33 PM

                  And we hope you'll give us your URL...

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                    FrugalDanny Feb 13, 2009 05:30 PM

                    the mods discourage posting a direct link but they have allowed me to put my website url on my profile ... (:-D) Thanks.

              2. FrugalDanny Feb 12, 2009 04:41 PM

                my passion is cheap eats comfort food.
                these are the ones i have for seattle...
                i'm also looking for news ones to add to my list and map..

                All Purpose Pizza
                2901 S Jackson St
                Seattle, WA 98144
                (206) 324-8646‎

                Andy's Diner
                2963 4th Ave S
                Seattle, WA 98134
                (206) 624-4097‎

                Dick's Drive-In Restaurant
                115 Broadway E
                Seattle, WA 98102
                (206) 323-1300‎

                Dick's Drive-In Restaurant
                4426 2nd Ave NE
                Seattle, WA 98105
                (206) 634-0300‎

                Ivar's Acre Of Clams
                1001 Alaskan Way
                Seattle, WA 98104
                (206) 624-6852‎

                La Carta De Oaxaca
                5431 Ballard Ave NW
                Seattle, WA 98107
                (206) 782-8722‎

                Mike's Chili Parlor
                1447 NW Ballard Way
                Seattle, WA 98107
                (206) 782-2808‎

                Pagliacci Pizza
                4529 University Wy N.E.
                Seattle, WA 98105
                (206) 726-1717‎

                Red Mill Burgers
                312 N 67th St
                Seattle, WA 98103
                (206) 783-6362‎

                Red Mill Burgers
                1613 W Dravus St
                Seattle, WA 98119
                (206) 284-6363‎

                Specialty's Cafe & Bakery
                1023 3rd Ave
                Seattle, WA 98104
                (206) 264-0887‎

                Tat's Delicatessen
                115 Occidental Ave S
                Seattle, WA 98104
                (206) 264-8287‎

                Top Pot Doughnuts
                2124 5th Ave
                Seattle, WA 98121
                (206) 728-1966‎

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