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waver Mar 28, 2010 07:08 PM

Hi Folks,
We are coming to Seattle for weekend from Vancouver, staying near Pike Place market. We are bringing our two kids (6 and 8), generally well-behaved and moderately flexible eaters. They don't need a kids' menu but won't be eating tripe either. Any nearby bistro/pubby/pasta place that has good food for the adults and a nice atmosphere that will welcome (or even just tolerate) the lads? Prices for aren't hugely important for dinner but we don't need too formal. Anywhere especially recommended for reasonable breakfasts and lunches (Vietnamese bahn mi work too)?
Thanks so much.

  1. Kitchen Queen Mar 28, 2010 10:42 PM

    If I might piggy back off this post. Coming up from L.A. meeting friends from Mercer. There'll be 4 kids and us 4 adults. Tell me there's more than Flying Squirrel Pizza ...burgers and chinese options are also good. Family style and casual...TIA

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      PaqpIn Mar 29, 2010 06:48 AM

      There are a lot of places in/around the Market that would work for you for casual breakfasts and lunches. If you just wander the Market you will see plenty of places to grab a quick bite to eat - hopefully outside overlooking the Sound if it is nicer. One such place is the Crumpet Shop.
      http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-crumpet-shop-seattle

      For more typical dining establishments that would work for kids there is Steelhead Diner
      http://www.steelheaddiner.com/index.html or Etta's: http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=ettas Another Tom Douglas place that might work well for you is Serious Pie. http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=serious-pie It can get busy, but if you ate early or do not mind a wait it could be ok.

      There is also Taste in the Seattle Art Museum - which works well for kids too. http://www.tastesam.com/

      Long Provincial is very good and is close and would be ok for kids http://longprovincial.com/ and if you are looking for bahn mi you can head up the street to Capitol Hill to the Baguette Box http://www.baguettebox.com/capitolhil... for some excellent sandwiches.

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      Steelhead Diner
      95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

      Serious Pie
      316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

      Baguette Box
      1203 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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      1. re: PaqpIn
        waver Mar 29, 2010 07:10 PM

        Thanks for the recommendations, Steelhead Diner and Etta's both look good, the latter looks a little fancy but more delicious. Fun decisions to be made. Not sure we can handle line-ups after a day of exploring, otherwise Serious Pie would be the place! I wish they took reservations. It does remind me that pizza might be better in the Seattle than in Vancouver (not a huge challenge), so maybe we should think about that. Suggestions?

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        Steelhead Diner
        95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

        Serious Pie
        316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

        1. re: PaqpIn
          waver Apr 11, 2010 07:15 PM

          The Steelhead Diner was perfect. Lively, good food (great fish), cheery service and the kids menu hit the spot after all. And booths are always a good thing for corralling over-tired kids. Thanks for the recommendation.

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          Steelhead Diner
          95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

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