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Feb 12, 2009 01:31 PM

Seattle comfort food?

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!

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  1. 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

    1. 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.

      3 Replies
      1. re: mrnelso

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

        1. re: FrugalDanny

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

          1. re: mrnelso

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

      2. 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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        1. re: terrier

          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

            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

              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).

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

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            1. re: dave_c

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

            2. 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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              1. re: allisonw

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

                  1. re: Jeri L

                    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...