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It all started with Brian Tatman & Jason Simodejka's aim to bring East Coast's culinary offerings to Seattle that resulted in TAT'S Delicatessen. Quickly winning hearts of the locals, this deli has become a neighborhood favorite. Order their Turkey Pastrami sandwich or Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, and you'll know why it is so renowned. There are tons of mouthwatering options, including fresh soups, eggplant parmesan and the crispy chicken sub. Sampling East Coast's offerings could not have been made more delicious.
The Honey Hole, a restaurant and cocktail lounge, is the perfect place to grab a bite of delicious and mouth-watering sandwiches. With a kitchen open until midnight on weekdays and 1a on weekends, this popular establishment offers respite to those late night hunger pangs. Premium cocktails are made with fresh squeezed juice and the beer on tap ranges from pale ales to pilsners. Ciders and other bottle options are also available. Try the bandit sandwich which is made from beef dipped in barbecue sauce or a Texas tease which is composed of chicken served with onions, cheese and dollops of sauce. The bar offers happy hours too to make it quite the budget friendly dining experience.
A petite eatery, the Market Grill is located inside the Pike Place Market. Known in the neighborhood, for its freshly prepared seafood, the restaurant sees a lot of crowd from downtown. Their specialty, the Salmon Sandwich is made from fresh slices of salmon done in tartar sauce, and squeezed between oven fresh bread with tomato slices. Other customer favorites include halibut, prawns and chicken sandwich, which can be relished with some cola or root beer.
Your first reaction to Paseo Caribbean Restaurant will be wonderment as to how can a restaurant this popular can be this small. Your first glance at the menu may reinforce that reaction. Don't be fooled, though, this is one of the best restaurants in town. Each of the dishes, sandwiches and some grilled dishes, are done well. The garlic prawns are particularly flavorful, and the grilled pork will surely satiate your taste buds. The Midnight Cuban sandwich is a hot favorite among locals, who will vouch for this pork sandwich filled with a generous amount of mayonnaise and garnished with cilantro. Since the compact space is the restaurant's only drawback, make sure you get there early to get a table or simply grab some takeout.
If the enticing sights and smells of fresh seafood have left you hungry then stop by at the market's own restaurant that serves some really great seafood dishes. Chef Dave Harris cooks up eclectic dishes and puts out a simple menu listing favorites like fish and chips, crab cakes, clam chowder, pan-seared halibut and oyster po' boy sandwich. The freshness and flavors are brought out by Dave's excellent cooking. All this can be enjoyed with beer, making the seafood extravganza at Seattle Fish Company even more memorable.
An old fixture in the neighborhood for subs, Tubs Gourmet Subs is one of the best places to stop by for a nibble or a satisfying fast-food fix. But you cannot pass off the subs as ordinary, most of these are so filling and hearty that there will be no room left in your stomach just after one. Fillings come with a choice of chicken, beef, turkey, salami and ham and the usual sauces and dressings. You could even opt for the mixed variations like the Hawaiian, Grinder and Meatball. Vegetarian subs are also available as are fresh salads and soup. And if you dig spicy then you cannot come to Tubs Gourmet Subs and not try the Firecracker (also known as the king of the subs)!
Vegetarians have finally found a gem in the form of Georgetown Liquor Company, which caters mainly to vegetarians and vegans. With a dive bar atmosphere, the place has a laid back vibe. However, one does not come here for the decor or service; patrons throng this place for its diverse vegetarian fare as well as relatively cheap drinks. This quirky little restaurant and bar, features a popular happy hour that draws in quite the crowd. The legend of the Tempeh Reuben sandwich and Enterprise Veggie burger with green salad is visible on most of the tables. Whoever said vegetarianism is boring, should come right here!
Located just south of downtown, this quaint little eatery is tucked away on 1st Avenue South. Serving local Cuban food, the restaurant is famous for its delicious range of sandwiches. Modern and contemporary decor, well-lit interiors and a friendly staff, make Cafe Con Leche, a perfect place to chill during afternoons. Their tropical cocktails along with sandwiches like Media Noche, Pan con Bistec and Camarones Salteados are absolutely scrumptious. Other delicious options on their entree list include, Bistec De Palomilla, Churrasco Timbero and Ajiaco Criollo. A happy hour menu is also available, where you can get huge discounts on beer, cocktails and small pub bites. Drop by for a relaxed lunch, and savor the complex flavors that Cuban cuisine has to offer.
Acclaimed for its happy hour prices, this gem of Georgetown is a must-visit place. It serves delightful sandwiches with both meat and vegetarian options to them. Vegan varieties are also offered. The menu includes names like Little Brat for a corned beef sandwich or Fire Cracker for a turkey sandwich. The Veggie Sub is also a great option. Also famous is the breakfast menu that feeds crowds of locals on weekends. The venue also hosts bike races and shows that see lots of locals taking part in them. Dine outdoors in summer to cherish the light breeze and the pleasant sun biting into the marvelous food.
Outstanding food, casual atmosphere and friendly service make Mawadda Café a neighborhood favorite in Rainier Beach. Whether you are stopping by for a bite or a family lunch, you will find a lot of options on the menu. falafels, gyros and the lamb shawarma are hearty and filling sandwiches; while the spanakopita and Greek fries, kufta-tahini and meso kabob are good choices for a full-meal. Pair the food with chai- a traditional hot beverage from Africa and don't forget to order the baklava. Take-out is also offered.