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Any Chili Fries in Seattle?

tstrum Jun 26, 2012 03:44 PM

Any worth eating that is?

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    sweetpotater Jun 26, 2012 05:06 PM

    Mike's Chili Parlor in Ballard. No kids, unfortunately. (I don't know what it is about Seattle and kids not allowed in restaurants with bars.)

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    1. re: sweetpotater
      Lauren Jun 27, 2012 09:54 AM

      Mike's Chili Parlor isn't a restaurant with a bar. It's a bar that serves food.

      1. re: Lauren
        sweetpotater Jun 27, 2012 10:37 AM

        How about the Copper Gate? They don't let kids in either. I think the distinction is gray, but at any rate, in Baltimore places just like that allow kids.

        1. re: sweetpotater
          dagoose Jun 27, 2012 12:55 PM

          Coppergate is also a bar. And it has to do with licensing and the portion of the income that comes from drinks versus food.

          1. re: dagoose
            The Chowhound Team Jun 28, 2012 09:49 AM

            Folks, it's fine to discuss which businesses do/don't allow children, but please let's not go down the path of discussing whether they should or shouldn't. We removed a couple of posts in that vein.

            The debate about kids in restaurants is usually a particularly nasty one here on Chowhound normally, so we ask that people not get it started.


            1. re: The Chowhound Team
              Lauren Jun 29, 2012 09:43 AM

              I understand that but you also removed ones that discuss the laws in Seattle. Can those be reinstated?

              1. re: Lauren
                kaleokahu Jun 29, 2012 10:16 PM

                They're in a manic phase right now, so don't get your hopes up...

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      Jeri L Jun 26, 2012 07:08 PM

      I haven't tried them, but the ones at Uneeda Burger LOOKED really good.

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        BallardFoodie Jun 27, 2012 06:36 AM

        chili is hard around here. I think Slim's is the best.

        1. kaleokahu Jun 27, 2012 06:37 AM

          Hi, tstrum:

          I like the chili cheese tot variant at The Waterwheel.


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          1. re: kaleokahu
            fracklefoodie Jul 2, 2012 08:14 PM

            I cannot believe I have been in the dark about these tots. I'm a . . . particular night of the week (almost) regular there and have enjoyed the unadorned tots on several occasions. Thanks for the heads-up!

            1. re: fracklefoodie
              kaleokahu Jul 7, 2012 09:18 AM

              Hi, fracklefoodie:

              You're welcome. I've only ordered this twice (I just asked if they would sub tots for fries). Both times I was served a *mountain* of food. What I really like about this dish is that tots tend to stay crispier (at least a lot longer longer) than fries. Big improvement over soggy fries.


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            TheRealEdwin Jun 28, 2012 01:07 AM

            Blue Moon Burgers has chili cheese fries that are quite good. They make their own chili in house and hand cut the fries. They even have a separate gluten free fryer if you have gluten allergies. http://bluemoonburgers.com/menu/sides/

            1. MsMaryMc Jun 28, 2012 08:51 AM

              Matt's Gourmet Hot Dogs on East Marginal, just south of the First Avenue Bridge--they're not elegant, but they're the closest approximation of Original Tommy's chili fries for about 1,100 miles.

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                biankat Jul 6, 2012 03:15 PM

                Loretta's Northwesterner in South Park.

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                  firecracker Jul 8, 2012 12:29 PM

                  One of the talking heads kitchen shows was just mentioning Loretta's chili fries this morning. Commented they are delicious and "a real gut bomb".

                2. knowspicker Jul 19, 2012 09:52 AM

                  On Laredos Grill Happy Hour menu the Brisket Chili Fries are good. It's thin fries topped with beef brisket chili [no beans] and chili con queso.

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