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Where To Lunch By The Train Station?

RosebudSMB Sep 11, 2010 08:29 PM

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

  1. RosebudSMB Sep 12, 2010 12:14 PM

    All of these comments are awesome! Thanks so much everyone. I will post my final itinerary soon - sounds like Thai Curry Simple is the last piece of the puzzle!!


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    1. re: RosebudSMB
      GeneralTzo Sep 20, 2010 06:42 AM

      Right up the street on Jackson called Red Lantern is a great place to lunch. Don't let the quietness deceive you, the food is really good. I think they opened not too long ago, still under the radar.

    2. eight_inch_pestle Sep 12, 2010 09:52 AM

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

      1. dagoose Sep 12, 2010 09:04 AM

        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

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          GreenYoshi Sep 11, 2010 10:59 PM

          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
            lavaca Sep 12, 2010 12:58 AM

            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
              seattleviking Sep 12, 2010 08:17 AM

              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
                mrnelso Sep 12, 2010 02:59 PM

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

                1. re: mrnelso
                  RosebudSMB Sep 12, 2010 09:32 PM

                  Tell me more! Is it by Thai Curry Simple?

                  1. re: RosebudSMB
                    Vexorg Sep 12, 2010 09:39 PM

                    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
                      mrnelso Sep 20, 2010 11:00 PM

                      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
                      mrnelso Sep 13, 2010 09:59 PM

                      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. pdxgastro Sep 11, 2010 09:24 PM

                  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. babette feasts Sep 11, 2010 08:31 PM

                    food court @ uwajimaya

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