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Jul 19, 2013 11:51 AM

6 Hour trip to Seattle **WHAT TO EAT?**

So my friend and I are planning a trip to Seattle for a one day (technically 6 hours) food adventure trip!! What would be the MUST try food spots on our list? Please help with suggestions!!! We love everything.

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  1. What day of the week and time will you be in town? Hard to choose without knowing that.

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    1. re: seattle_lee

      Probably a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. We should be there early morning till early evening. So probably 8 hours total, but 6 solid hours to go around.

    2. Ashley, you could get alot of info from a recent - current thread on here from a guy coming in for a 7 hour layover.... perhaps read through that info and come back with questions/impressions?

      1. As I've said elsewhere, my two MUSTs for Seattle are:


        Walrus and the Carpenter.

        Unfortunately there often can be a wait for W&C, so I'm not sure if it is truly feasible for a 6 hr. trip. But I'd try to fit it in if I were you!

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        1. re: Bax

          I agree with W&C, Bax. BTW, Happy Belated Birthday!

          1. re: firecracker

            Thank you, Firecracker!

            TigerJohn -- not sure about summer. I was there in April at 5-something on a Thursday and only waited 30 min. or less for a seat for 1 at the bar. So it might not be too bad? Then again, that was April (the weather was pretty nice that day, tho').

            Definitely easier to find a seat for one than if you had a multi-person party, tho'.

          2. re: Bax

            In the summer on a Thursday, do I need to show up before 4 to get a seat for 1 at the bar? Many reviews have said that if you aren't in line by 3:45 or so you can wait an hour or more for the first seatings to finish.

            1. re: tigerjohn

              The reviews are absolutely right, Tiger. W&C is very crowded even when the weather is cold & drippy. I'd definitely get there between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. to queue up for the first seating. Happy hour prices are good too!

              1. re: firecracker

                I usually go to W&C alone and rarely wait long. There is a much better chance of a single empty seat at the bar (pretty universally) than two seats or a table.