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Jun 19, 2014 06:41 PM

What to eat in/south of Everett before noon on a Saturday?

My son and I plan to go to an air museum in Everett soon and will need to be there at noon on a Saturday. We'll be drying up from Olympia. I wonder who has ideas about a good place to get a lunch-like meal before arriving at the air museum?

So far, looking around on this site and Yelp regarding Everett, I see that Barney's Pastrami has many fans. Also Brooklyn Pizza. Not sure if they're open Sat mornings though. Kama'aina Grindz gets great notice, but it opens at 11 and does not look like a quick in and out.

Also, there is no reason we couldn't try something of of I-5 on the way to Everett? Ideas?

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  1. Barney's hours:

    Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sun Closed

    Brooklyn Bros Pizza:

    Everett Brooklyn Bros:
    SUN-THUR 11am-8pm
    FRI-SAT 11am-9pm

    Depending on how early you need to be in Everett, all of Seattle's countless options would be your proverbial oyster.

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    1. re: Gizmo56

      If you need to be there at noon, and if you need a "lunch-like" meal that must be completed earlier than that, with time left on top to drive and park at the final destination, it will be tough, not matter what we advise.

      Getting to one of your already chosen Everett destinations when they open at 11, or else having a more breakfast/brunch style meal en route, are probably your best alternatives.

      IMO, if you are making a day trip from Olympia to Everett and back, I'd strongly consider Seattle for breakfast/brunch en route, and/or for a dinner on the way back, and skipping lunch (because you won't need lunch).

      1. re: Gizmo56

        Thanks for both responses. Yes, perhaps a breakfast brunch on the way up would be worth looking into. I don't know exactly how big Everett is, so I will be checking out the mapping situation very soon.

    2. A lot of Koreans south of Lynnwood. Some vietnamese food, too. Bahn mi, pho, and full meal near the community center.
      The royal India near Edmunds community college is supposed to be good though I have not eaten there.
      The latest dicks drive in is near here.
      Rereading your post, if you need to be early the Seattle deli on 99 off I think 220th is open early. They have bahn mi and summer rolls. Little fried spring rolls are fifty cents. I like the boxed salads, green papaya or rice noodle. I prefer these to the hot deli they have.

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      1. re: divadmas

        Thanks! I'll check this out pronto.

        1. re: divadmas

          Most of these are a way off the freeway, along Hwy 99. It's about 5 stoplights on 220th to get to 99.

          196 is the main EW drag through Lynnwood.

          If you want burgers, fries and peanuts, 5 Guys is an option. There's one close to I5 in north Lynnwood at 164th (in a Fred Myer mall). And a new one in Lynnwood at 196 and 99 (near the Trader Joes).

          1. re: divadmas

            seattle deli is a deli with no seating.
            royal india opens at 11a.
            even the asian restaurants do not normally open untill 11 a.m. in the lynnwood/edmonds/shoreline area.
            BCD Tofu House in Shoreline in the the Ranch 99 Market plaza is open 24 hours.

            1. re: ritabwh

              vietnamese places open early for some reason. i have bought pho at 6 or seven in the morning in the id. the Edmonds seattle deli opens at 8. tran bros pho in the same strip mall opens at 10.

          2. Get bagels at Bagel Oasis on the way up. It's right near I5 north of Seattle, just 5 minutes off the highway. Definitely some of the best bagels in Seattle.
            On the way back get Paseos in Fremont, your son will love it.

            1. I think your destination is on WA526, a stretch of freeway (or nearly so) between I5 and WA525, Mukleteo Speedway. Coming from the south it works just as well to stay on I5 to 526, or take 525 from the I405 intersection north. This is the south side of Everett (south of downtown).

              I can't recommend specific eating places, but can give you an idea of handy shopping areas with restaurants:

              Near the I5/I405 interchange in Lynnwood is the Alderwood Mall and surroundings. For example there's a Whole Foods just 2 blocks off the freeway.

              Near the I5 and 526 interchange in S Everett is the Everett Mall. Everett Mall Way and Evergreen Way form a triangle with 526 with lots of shopping. That includes a Trader Joes.

              There's a good donut shop in Mountlake Terrace just off the freeway at 220th

              New in Mountlake Terrace is Diamond Knot Brewpub. They list a breakfast menu (open 8am Saturdays)
              that's on 56th Ave between the 236 and 220 st exits.

              I've heard of Patty's Eggnest for breakfast, but haven't tried them. There's one in south Everett just off the freeway at 128th. Continue on 128 to Airport Rd and Paine Field (a major commuter route to Boeing). There's another in Mukleteo on 525, near the west end of 526.

              1. Oh, I've got this one.
                Budapest Bistro.

                One of the most Chowhound-y places I know of. Basically a tiny family run cafe in a strip mall, serving up unique Hungarian dishes. I hit it up whenever I'm in the area, which sadly isn't often enough...

                Here's a nice little review that Hanna Raskin did before she left:

                Grouchy Chef up there is also fun, but not as crazy as people make it out to be.

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                1. re: GreenYoshi

                  And why has no one ever mentioned the Hungarian place before?! May have to make a special trip to Lynnwood.

                  1. re: Jeri L

                    12926 Mukilteo Speedway is in a strip mall near where Beverly Park Rd crosses the Speedway. I'm surprised it is listed a Lynnwood. It's on the edge of Mukilteo (probably unincorporated county).

                    It would be convenient for this Everett trip.

                  2. re: GreenYoshi

                    grouchy chef is only open for dinner