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Aug 17, 2012 06:51 PM

Any good eats near the SeaTac airport?

I'll be visiting Seattle on business next week and am looking for a few more than just decent eateries around the airport area.

Last year I was lucky enough to be staying just two blocks away from the BlueAcre and even luckier to have had a very, very memorable dinner at that restaurant. Now, because of destiny, budget and, I'm staying at the Red Lion near the airport.

Could any kind soul please point me out to a couple of places to have a quite enjoyable dinner at, around that area? Granted, they don't have to be of the BlueAcre level, just offer honest, delicious, outstanding food.

I'll be more than happy to offer the same advice in return for anybody who happens to be traveling to my hometown, Toronto.


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    1. re: Gizmo56

      I second Copperleaf. They have a lovely patio, great wine list and I've had two fantastic meals there.

      1. re: amyh18

        Another Copperleaf endorsement here!

              1. re: PAO

                + whatever number we're up to now!

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      1. Regio,

        As you can see, Copperleaf is the one undisputed home run restaurant near the airport. I will mention one other (completely different) place that you also might enjoy.

        13 Coins is a Seattle institution. There is also a downtown location. Both are open 24/7. The atmosphere and decor are a kitschy throwback to the 1950's and 60's. The menu is eclectic, the servers are friendly and sometimes bring an offbeat sense of humor, and 13 Coins pours fairly stiff drinks. It is your best breakfast option near the airport, but it is also fun for lunch and dinner. The booth seating is very enclosed and private, and they also have very comfortable counter seats. It is a retreat to a different era.


        Let us know where you had your meals, and what your impressions were. Enjoy your stay!