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Sep 11, 2010 08:29 PM

Where To Lunch By The Train Station?

As always, my fellow chowhounders have helped me pull together quite an amazing itinerary as I eat my way from PDX to Miami Beach and back. However, I have a dilemma :

I am hopping from plane to train on a Saturday. Normally I would skip into Salumi and be noshing on a mozz sandwich on the way back to Portland as the PacNW landscape slides by the train windows, however my nearby eatery is closed on Saturdays. What to do? What to do??

Any suggestions on lunching places near the train station (or on the way from the airport - I'll be cabbing it)?

Don't fail me now, fellow hounds!!

309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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    1. Seattle Deli
      225 12th Ave S
      (between Washington St & S Boren Ave)
      Seattle, WA 98144
      Neighborhood: International District

      excellent sandwiches

      Seattle Deli
      225 12th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

      1. No question. Thai Curry Simple. Right across the street. Awesome.

        Lot of other stuff in Chinatown, like Mike's or Hing Loon, and there's a gyro place on 4th that's not bad, but I'd definitely pick Thai Curry Simple.

        Hing Loon Restaurant
        628 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98104

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        1. re: GreenYoshi

          Since Thai Curry Simple was going to be my answer, I'll mention that the Saturday specials are particularly exciting. Be sure to ask, since they may only be on the written menu in Thai, or not at all.

          Another idea, if you don't want Asian food, would be to head over to the Elliott Bay Cafe on 1st and Main.

          1. re: lavaca

            I'll also say that Thai Curry Simple would be a great choice. We had a couple of Saturday specials yesterday and they were both really good. My vermicelli with a curry broth, spare ribs and pork blood was really great. Kind of like a Thai version of Bun Bo Hue.

            If you are more in a sandwich mood then Tat's Deli is just a couples blocks farther than Salumi. The Hot Beef with a side of au jus is great... I've liked all the hot and cold sandwiches I've tried there.

            1. re: lavaca

              Do not let the defunct bookstore above deter you from descending the spooky stairs to
              Tamara Murphy's delightful den below.

              1. re: mrnelso

                Tell me more! Is it by Thai Curry Simple?

                1. re: RosebudSMB

                  It's at the corner of First and Main in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Should still be an easy walk (about 5 blocks) from the train station though.

                  1. re: RosebudSMB

                    Depends on what the meaning of "by" is.
                    Elliott Bay Cafe is below the former site of Elliott Bay Bookstore, at 101 S Main St., in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Thai Curry Simple is about 5 blocks away, at 406 5th ave s, at a corner of "Chinatown." Salumi, it happens, is smack between these.
                    >>> whatever Elliot Bay Cafe is doing with Pork is a right idea,and you are very near Tat's, where killer meaty sans are had (New Yorker, Tatstrami, the list goes on...).

                    309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

                  2. re: mrnelso

                    And also, if 5 bucks is more the mode of the day, Thai Curry Simple.
                    Coming from downtown, steps further South from a very top corner of Chinatown, at 5th S & Jackson, find Thai Curry Simple, hard by defunct Union Station, facing the bus/light rail station. Boards of daily specials and a standing menu of good lunches @ $5.00. Do not leave without a packet or two of exotically imported packets of instant fabulosity.

              2. If you're looking for a great sandwich to grab and take on the train with you, you can't do better than Delicatus at 1st and Yesler. I actually like their sandwiches better than Salumi's (I know, heresay). But seriously, these are delicious.

                309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

                1. Also, we have light rail now that stops at both the airport and a block from the Amtrak station.