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California foodies coming to Seattle with two little kids

mbbear Jul 29, 2013 08:27 PM

We will be staying at the Westin in downtown Seattle for two nights and then heading to stay with friends in woodenville for a few nights. We realize a lot of what we eat will be determined by where we are when hunger strikes but if we could plan a couple meals for our trip that would be great. Our kids actually eat everything but we need to eat where kids are welcome. The fish and chips place at the Pike Place Market sounded good but I would love other suggestions or even places near local parks.

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    sweetpotater Jul 30, 2013 10:49 AM

    Kids are welcome most everywhere in Seattle if they are well-behaved and if you eat on the early side. In descending order of tourist-worthiness of the parks:

    ***Boat Street Cafe + Olympic Sculpture Park***

    Tutta Bella + South Lake Union Park

    Seattle Center armory food court (really) / Tavolata / Shiro's + international fountain at Seattle Center

    Cactus + Madison Park

    Skillet / Marination + Molly Moon's ice cream + Cal Anderson Park

    Near/in the Pike Place Market with my 5-year-old, I like Beecher's (not sit-down), Le Pichet, Pike Place Chowder, Cafe Campagne, or just grazing.

    Nearest your hotel, my favorite restaurant is Palace Kitchen.

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    1. re: sweetpotater
      Laurella Jul 30, 2013 01:10 PM

      Another great Marination combo would be to take the water taxi to Alki and then lunch at Marination Ma Kai either right after disembarking or right before re-embarking water taxi, playing at the beach in the middle. Full bar, excellent fish & chips (and everything else on the menu), plus shave ice. Only downside is that it's very busy in summer but turnover is good and they've got lots of outdoor seating (and a stellar view of the city).

      1. re: Laurella
        Gizmo56 Jul 30, 2013 02:56 PM

        This a fine suggestion. Another good option at Alki is Cactus.


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      mbbear Aug 1, 2013 09:22 AM

      Thanks for all the great ideas

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