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LOOKING FOR A GOOD QYSTER SANDWICH... LET'S MAKE THAT GREAT!

tedinfridayharbor Jun 28, 2011 08:28 AM

I'll be in Seattle for the Steely Dan concert this Saturday. Where can I find an Oyster Sandwich in downtown? Thanks!

  1. tedinfridayharbor Jul 3, 2011 06:29 AM

    Thanks to all who helped me find a 'po boy! I thought I would reward you with a good laugh. First off: whereyaatmatt was in Fremont feeding Zombies (I should have rented a car), the French joint I was thinking of was Maxmilians, going to PPM on the first nice Saturdary was insane.

    So, I got to Town, and went to PPM to look for Matt's... not open till dinner. Finally found Pike
    Place Chowder, and there was a line out the door... @ 10:30am! Not liking the looks of the place anyway... kind of plastic. Went to a Tully's and had an iced coffee, found a place to sit and searched the Internet.. Christy mentioned Elliot's and that looked fine and not far away, so I headed over. Saw the sign on the building and went in and ordered a 'po boy at the counter. Elliott's wasn't quite what I was expecting, but the sandwich came and it was okay. At least I was finally getting my fried oyster sandwich. Near the end of my meal, I noticed the name on the receipt... STEAMERS... what the hell... maybe they changed the name? I went outside and looked around and found Elliott's out back... next time. Thanks to everyone for helping... and I will remember whereyaatmatt!

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    Pike Place Chowder
    600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101

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    1. re: tedinfridayharbor
      tedinfridayharbor Aug 5, 2011 08:30 AM

      Finally got to Matt's and was not disappointed... thanks to all who responded to my query!

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      kaleokahu Jun 30, 2011 10:04 PM

      Not exactly downtown, but there's Bon Ton Roule in Bal/Fre. Matt has been known to eat the oyster po'boy there.

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        mrnelso Jun 30, 2011 11:25 PM

        Must I ask which one? (Matt, that is...)

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          tedinfridayharbor Jul 1, 2011 08:23 AM

          I was wondering that myself...

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            knowspicker Jul 1, 2011 09:03 AM

            My guess would be Matt of Where Ya At Matt, maybe?

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              tedinfridayharbor Jul 1, 2011 09:13 AM

              That would be my guess... Is there even a Matt at Matt's???

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                mrnelso Jul 2, 2011 05:33 PM

                He's opened Lecosho, a block or two down First.

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                tedinfridayharbor Aug 5, 2011 08:05 AM

                Your guess was a good one... no, a Great one!

                 
                 
                 
          2. re: kaleokahu
            tedinfridayharbor Jul 1, 2011 08:25 AM

            Thanks for the info, kaleokahu... I'll be carless on this trip, but I've been wanting to go see the Fremont Troll, so now I have an extra reason.

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              christy319 Jul 15, 2011 12:58 PM

              I would not recommend Le Bon Ton Roule. I should have walked back out when we went in and found 4 tables sitting there with closed menus, and not even water or napkins on the table. But unfortunately we ordered. It took 1/2 hour to get a beer, another 40 minutes to get 6 oysters, and another half hour to get a shrimp po'boy that was inedibly salty (and even then, it was just shrimp and a little bit of wilted lettuce--if the oyster po'boy is similar, I say avoid at all costs). It wasn't even busy! I could not understand what was going on back in that kitchen--nothing was coming out. We actually got our food before 2 tables that ordered before us--I felt really bad for them.

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              christy319 Jun 29, 2011 09:01 AM

              I would also try (call?) Matt's in the Market first (it's not French, btw), but if they aren't making it anymore, Elliott's makes a decent one.

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                tedinfridayharbor Jun 29, 2011 04:27 PM

                hmmmm... maybe it wasn't Matt's... it was way in the back and just stumbled on to it... wine was a big deal there... I wouldn't have thought it was called Matt's though. Will look for it. Thanks...

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                mrnelso Jun 28, 2011 09:45 PM

                Matt's had a great one, back in Matt's day, and I'd not be surprised to find it so still. It was a simple preparation, with good attention to condiments. Please tell us what you find.

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                  AndrewS Jun 28, 2011 10:52 PM

                  Out-standing oyster po'boy and peacemaker (oyster and bacon po'boy).

                  Where Ya at Matt deserves much respect.

                  <http://www.whereyaatmatt.com/>

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                    tedinfridayharbor Aug 5, 2011 08:06 AM

                    Thanks again... I finally got to Where Ya At... best I've ever had...

                     
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                      christy319 Aug 5, 2011 08:13 AM

                      Glad you liked it, it's a favorite of mine too.

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                      ethereal Aug 29, 2011 12:13 PM

                      Just tried Where Ya At this weekend and it was as advertised. I don't know what to expect of a po' boy sandwich, but I know my mouth was happy. Also, they have probably the best jambalaya I've had there. Get a side to share. The sandwiches are substantial. Trying to figure out when to go back!

                      I was worried they wouldn't be able to accommodate my kid as he has no tolerance for spicy and isn't an adventurous eater (yet). No problem. They had seasoned pork they put over rice as a "kids bowl." He loved it.

                    3. re: mrnelso
                      tedinfridayharbor Jun 29, 2011 07:01 AM

                      Thanks... mrnelso & AndrewS... Matt's looks great and the peacemaker is probably 'to die for'... but on Sat. Matt is way North @ 16th & Darius... I need something downtown, as I'm on foot...

                      1. re: tedinfridayharbor
                        terrier Jun 29, 2011 07:56 AM

                        mrnelso is referring to Matt's in the Market which absolutely had the best oyster sandwich downtown. I don't see it on their online menu now, but I do see an appetizer of a half-dozen fried oysters - I bet you could sweet-talk them into making a sandwich for you (if it's not actually on their printed menu or a special.)

                        Where Ya At Matt is a completely unrelated business and makes - by far - the best poboys in town. Their oyster poboy does stand up to the oyster sandwich at the other Matt's, but as you point out it's a mobile truck that won't be convenient to you.

                        Try Matt's in the Market.

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                          tedinfridayharbor Jun 29, 2011 08:11 AM

                          Hey thanks... I think I've eaten at Matt's... French as I recall.... at least the waiter was, and very elegant place. Excellent food. I'll see if they will make one. I was looking at Pike Place Chowder... lots of mixed reviews. There seemed to be a lot of negative ones, esp. re: service. But, that's always fun to check out when you know in advance.

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                          Pike Place Chowder
                          600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101

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                            mrnelso Jun 29, 2011 03:33 PM

                            Service may be random high-school, with its ups and downs, but the seared scallop at Pike Place Chowder is a lot of fun. Can't say much about the others, as I am fixated, but likely at least OK.

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                            Pike Place Chowder
                            600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101

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