twentyish kids on a budget driving to seattel
This board has a bunch of specific tips on how to get inexpensively well-fed, wandering the Pike Place Market. Next, Chinatown (5th and Jackson and environs) - find Big John's PFI, too, 2 blocks south of Uwajimaya, and Vietnamtown around 12th & Jackson. Elliott's oyster house has Oyster Happy hour, where shucked oysters start at 50 cents at 3:00 and go up every half hour after that. Go once, at least; go early; and avoid the regular menu.
Happy hours all over town will treat you well, though I cannot advise aboiut which can werve under-21. Try Taste, at the Seattle Art Museum and Ivar's Salmon House (where happy hour is daily from 3 to close).
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Ivar's Salmon House
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105
600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA
Yeah, pho is cheap and plentiful in Seattle. I happen to like Pho Cycle in Capitol Hill. There is lots of cheap Thai scattered around the city, my favorite being Kwanjai Thai in Fremont. You can get good pizza slices at Hot Mommas in Capitol Hill.
469 N 36th St Ste A, Seattle, WA 98103
Heads up that there are places in the ID that are much better values than the food carts in Seattle.
First, Pho Bac (the one on 7th Ave S) for breakfast, lunch, or an early-ish dinner. Go here or you will be missing something essential about Seattle.
Thai Curry Simple (on 5th Ave S) for lunch.
Jade Garden for dim sum lunch, if you avoid the pricier items.
The regular order of curry fish with a side of steamed rice at 663 Bistro will feed 2-3 adults and is consistently delicious.
Jade Garden Restaurant
7th S King S, Seattle, WA 98101