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Mar 30, 2011 11:37 AM

Need eatery in North Seattle

I'm looking fir a moderately price eatery in North Seattle What do you suggest?

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  1. Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon if you want Asian. Excellent dumplings, noodles and salt & pepper chicken.

    Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon
    8917 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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    1. re: Leper

      I cannot endorse Snappy Dragon unless you like the very typical Americanized version of Chinese. I found the dumplings (for us it was fried potstickers) to be huge, a huge amount (six big ones), and hugely inedible.

      1. re: ardelle

        Yeah, Snappy Dragon doesn't get a lot of love on this board--but clearly, some folks beg to differ. Different tastes.

    2. Marcello's on Roosevelt.

      1. El Camion, hard-by Home Depot, on 117th & Aurora
        Paseo, 43rd & Fremont or 6226 Seaview Ave, at Golden Gardens
        The length of "The Ave" (University Way between 42nd and 55th or so
        Veraci pizza, about 8th & Market

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        1. re: mrnelso

          Waterwheel lounge - Digna's fried chicken, chicken-fried steak...
          Revel, in Fremont - get the whole HH menu, for a good start
          Golden Beetle HH - another good start
          Kate's pub HH - Mac&cheese with pulled pork
          Baguette Box, Fremont - Tofu sandwich (!)
          Rainin' Ribs, Lake City - and brisket, ribs, hush-puppies, greens - the whole deal
          Date-night, for sure, but straight out of the Godfather, is Salvatore - hope for the halibut

        2. Here's my northeast-centric list:

          Frank's Oyster House and Champagne Parlor has a great happy hour (ending a bit early) and a better seafood selection that you might expect for the neighborhood.

          Hudson (the one on 15th & 80th) has great beer and decent fancy pub food.

          El Camion on Aurora is better than the one in Ballard (if you're including Ballard in your range, consider Senor Moose or La Carta de Oaxaca for Mexican). I also like Taqueria El Sabor, which is across the border in Shoreline. Barriga Llena is a winner for tortas.

          My favorite U District restaurant is Bratz for their sausage, schnitzel, and German beer. As a general rule, the food on The Ave is much better north of 50th than south of 50th (do visit Big Time if you like beer, though).

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          1. re: lavaca

            Another vote for Taqueria El Sabor. I like most of their items, in particular: pollo asado, tacos, enchiladas with green sauce, tacquitos. They make their own corn tortillas, horchata in a fountain dispenser. A good chicken soup served everyday. Posole on weekends. Rice, beans, and condiment bar are good. I do not like their guacamole, nor the enchiladas rancheros.

            We live nearby and go often for dine-in and takeout. Their food is very consistent. The seating (formerly a Wendy's) is clean and nice, but it's not a place to linger.

            Taqueria El Sabor
            15221 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

          2. how north and how "moderate"? I like Pear, in the north of the U District. More small plates, cocktails, then the previous recommendations, and probably more pricy. very good food and atmosphere.

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            1. re: cocktailhour

              I think you mean "Pair," which is good, although I wouldn't consider that North Seattle.