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Help me find good lunch (or brunch) places around our vacation activities!

ahemmeri Jul 18, 2012 08:35 AM

We are in Seattle for a couple of days, and we are trying to find some good lunch areas around our activities.

Today, we'll be going to the Ballard Locks and shopping areas.

Tomorrow, taking a ferry to Bainbridge.

Friday, a tour at Theo Chocolate

Saturday, a trip to the zoo.

Sunday, a sailboat ride at the Center for Wooden Boats.

Kid-friendly or outdoor seating would be excellent, but we don't want to be stuck with burgers and pizza the whole time.

We've been here a couple of days so far and we've done a couple of taco trucks, Red Mill, a couple of pizza places, Ray's, Top Pot, some Thai, the Fainting Goat and Molly Moon for ice cream...

With just grown-ups, we've done Poppy and Revel and the Walrus and the Carpenter (as well as the Hazelwood and Canon).

We want to try to fit in a trip to the Skillet Diner and maybe Frost donuts (but they look waaaaaay out there!).

So what do you think? Any ideas? (we would also love ideas of kidfriendly things to do around our daily plans!)

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    LemonyRoux RE: ahemmeri Jul 18, 2012 10:14 AM

    Lunch today (7/18) - head down toward Shilshole Marina from the locks and hit up Paseo - Cuban sandwiches and more - in the bright "flamingo pink" building next to the surf shop.

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      GreenYoshi RE: LemonyRoux Jul 18, 2012 01:46 PM

      Is the new Paseo as good as the original one?
      I still haven't ventured out to Shilsole to check it out.

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        Lauren RE: GreenYoshi Jul 18, 2012 01:58 PM

        It's been a year since I've been there but I thought it was. Or maybe it seemed just as good because I had a beautiful view while eating it!

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          dagrassroots RE: Lauren Jul 20, 2012 10:00 AM

          It is the same quality.

    2. dagoose RE: ahemmeri Jul 18, 2012 12:19 PM

      Paseo today, hitchcock deli tomorrow (and mora) , Dot's deli on Friday, A la Mode pie on Saturday, Serious biscuit on Sunday. Okay, that's more dessert than lunch on Saturday, but others will have more options.

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        christy319 RE: ahemmeri Jul 18, 2012 12:58 PM

        Re the zoo day--if its nice and you'd like to picnic, get salami/cured meats, cheese, bread, sandwiches, salads, etc at Picnic. You can bring your own food into the zoo, but you can eat in at Picnic, too.

        And A La Mode Pie for dessert.

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          antennastoheaven RE: ahemmeri Jul 19, 2012 07:51 AM

          When you go to the Center for Wooden Boats, check out the brunch at Portage Bay in South Lake Union. The food is very good and there will be LOTS of kids there.

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