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Kid-friendly places near the zoo?

c oliver Aug 15, 2013 03:19 PM

Weather permitting, we're hoping to take our 20 month old grandson and our daughter to the zoo tomorrow. Is there any place nearby that's Chow-worthy? That is suitable for a little guy? TIA>

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    Gizmo56 RE: c oliver Aug 15, 2013 03:44 PM

    Santa Fe Cafe might work nicely:

    http://www.santafecafeseattle.com/

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      c oliver RE: Gizmo56 Aug 15, 2013 03:56 PM

      It's only open for lunch on weekends but if the weather isn't nice tomorrow, maybe we can make it Sat or Sun. Thanks. Sounds like just the thing.

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        Gizmo56 RE: c oliver Aug 15, 2013 04:16 PM

        The great Paseo is fairly nearby:

        http://www.paseoseattle.com/

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          c oliver RE: Gizmo56 Aug 15, 2013 04:21 PM

          We LOVE Paseo!!!!!

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            venice4504 RE: c oliver Aug 15, 2013 04:47 PM

            No place really to sit though. And my 2 year old would have a hard time eating one of their sandwiches or dealing with their spices.

            Uneeda Burger is right there though.

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              Gizmo56 RE: venice4504 Aug 15, 2013 05:02 PM

              My suggestion was based on certain assumptions.

              One assumption was that a 20 month old might be eating food that mom will be bringing along, which is what we inevitably did when our kids were still in a stroller. Another assumption was that take-out might work for a meal enjoyed on the grounds of the zoo, or in the adjoining Woodland Park and/or Greenlake.

              Uneeda is a good suggestion. Their grilled cheese ought to work for the little one if Mom doesn't plan to bring along food.

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                Brunhilde RE: Gizmo56 Aug 16, 2013 03:01 PM

                The Rose garden is great for a picnic on a sunny day!

                Also, Dot's Deli is right there and great for a picnic.

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      Jeri L RE: c oliver Aug 15, 2013 04:19 PM

      Phinney Market Pub is open for weekday lunch. Disclaimer, I've never eaten there, but it LOOKS nice!

      http://www.phinneymarketpub.com/#!hom...

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        c oliver RE: Jeri L Aug 15, 2013 04:22 PM

        That menu looks great! Fries for the kid, pork belly for me :) Thanks.

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          kaleokahu RE: c oliver Aug 15, 2013 06:56 PM

          Zeek's Pizza (just across the sidestreet from Phinney Market) is the epitome of a keiki-friendly place. I find PM boring yet too pricey. If you end up at Zeeks, the Cherry Bomb pizza is my fav.

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        mrnelso RE: c oliver Aug 16, 2013 02:07 AM

        Veraci Pizza, at 500 NW Market has a drawer full of toys and it gets plenty of traffic. On a lucky day, the Salumi Mole', green onion, and Beecher's Flagship pizza will be in the rotation. Get two - you'll be amazed how a skillet can revive pizza. Full Tilt has Ice cream and pinball, and Cafe Besalu pastries. For sure, Uneeda is tasty and Dot's can boggle your taste-buds on a good day, which has been every day I can recall.

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          c oliver RE: mrnelso Aug 16, 2013 07:46 AM

          Wow. Who needs the baby lions with all these choices :) Keeping fingers crossed re the weather. Thanks.

        2. c oliver RE: c oliver Aug 16, 2013 03:07 PM

          Thanks everyone. We wound up being there til he was ready for his nap. So we didn't have lunch in the area. But I'm betting this will help others.

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