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Any Chili Fries in Seattle?

Any worth eating that is?

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: Lauren

        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

          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

            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.

            Thanks.

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

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

              1. re: Lauren

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

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

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

        1. Hi, tstrum:

          I like the chili cheese tot variant at The Waterwheel.

          Aloha,
          Kaleo

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          1. re: kaleokahu

            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

              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.

              Aloha,
              Kaleo

          2. 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. 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.

              1. Loretta's Northwesterner in South Park.

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                1. re: biankat

                  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. 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.