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Boychucker Nov 15, 2013 09:40 AM

Any suggestions for a restaurant between Seattle and Ft. Lewis for a work-related lunch or dinner? One of our co-workers is leaving and we want to do a goodbye lunch or dinner for him, and we have 2 campuses, 1 close to Ft. Lewis and 1 in South Seattle. Most of the people go to chain restaurants i.e. Olive Garden, and would prefer meat and potatoes type food. Mexican or Italian would also be okay, I think. Chains are fine for this occasion or not, if there's something better. :) This will probably we on a weekend or possibly one night after work. Thanks for your help.

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    Gizmo56 Nov 15, 2013 09:44 AM

    How big is the group?

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      Boychucker Nov 15, 2013 10:13 AM

      Oops, sorry. Probably 15-20?

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        Gizmo56 Nov 15, 2013 11:27 AM

        If you want to go "upscale" I'd recommend Copperleaf, near the airport.

        For more casual and funky, 13 Coins (also at SeaTac) has a couple of private rooms that would be a great fit.

        Obviously these are both closer to your South Seattle campus. I'm sure others will be able to offer ideas at the Fort Lewis end.

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          Boychucker Nov 15, 2013 09:21 PM

          13 Coins is a really good idea, except I think it's too close to Seattle. I think something like that but in Kent or Puyallup maybe?

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            Gizmo56 Nov 15, 2013 09:40 PM

            I live in South King County and was wracking my brain for something that would be midway...in Federal Way, Auburn, or Kent. One of the reasons I asked about the size of the group is that the places that come to mind in that area tend not to be places that are well set up to handle a party of your size. In other words, the restaurants I know in that area that are reasonably good tend to be small spaces.

            Places that you might try calling would be The Lobster Shop at Dash Point (seafood, in a waterfront setting in Federal Way), Gino's Bistro (mainly Italian, in both Federal Way & Maple Valley) and Mama Stortini's (Italian, at Kent Station).

            None of these are destination restaurants, but they all beat out Olive Garden, would work for the "meat and potatoes" types, and if they can set up for your group, I suspect they'll be satisfactory for your farewell celebration.

            Good luck, I hope you'll get other suggestions as well, and do let us know where you end up.

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              Boychucker Nov 18, 2013 12:02 PM

              Looks like the guest of honor picked Bahama Breeze. Thank you for your help. :)

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                Boychucker Nov 18, 2013 12:03 PM

                Looks like we're going to Bahama Breeze. Thank you for your help! :)

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        bourbongal Nov 18, 2013 08:48 PM

        How about The Poodle Dog in Fife? I love that place and it hits your bill geographically.

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          Boychucker Nov 20, 2013 09:53 AM

          Great suggestion! If it was my party, that's definitely where we'd go. However, looks like we're going to Bahama Breeze. Thanks for your help!

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