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Aug 27, 2010 12:06 PM

Eating well in downtown Seattle with a 3 year-old

We are off to Seattle for three days with our three year-old daughter. Looking for good food options close to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. We don't have a car so we must be able to walk or use transit. Up for anything really. Don't really need to try seafood as we get lots nearby in Victoria, BC where we live.
Any ideas please?
Thank you

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  1. It will be a bit of a walk, but I recommend Steelhead Diner. Sit at the counter by the kitchen and the cooks may pass your kid a pre-dinner snack (something they've done for my kids). Yes, they have seafood (which you should know is impossible to avoid in the PNW), but the menu is relatively varied and sophisticated, the food is good, and the atmosphere is hectic enough to cover up the noise of a fussy kid.

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

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    1. re: luckywonton

      Thanks, I was hoping to go there anyways. We'll aim for an early supper. Seafood is great and will enjoy eating it, we are fortunate to live on the coast and to be able to have it in our regular diet. Thanks again!

    2. Sorry, I think the Steelhead Diner is woefully over rated. Also, I'm not sure it is a good kid place either....Just my opinion.

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

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        1. re: boerewors

          I'm late to the party, but I gotta disagree with you here. I've yet to be let down by the quality of the food here, and not only do they tolerate kids here, they're really sweet and patient with them and have a great kids menu to boot.

          1. re: EggyWeg

            We really enjoyed our meal, both the food and atmosphere and appreciated the attention to local ingredients and Pacific Northwest wines. It was great to have an adult meal with a happy and well fed three-year old. It was a while back so I can't recall all that we ate but we had the crab cakes and a fish entree and were pleased with that. Thank you!