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May 13th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Seattle seafood on a budget

Where to go for reasonable but delicious seafood?
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May 13th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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How much is your idea of reasonable?
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May 13th, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Long John Silver's is quite inexpensive.
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May 13th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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There are some fun places in Pike Place Market. I like Emmit Watson's Oyster Bar and Jack's Fish Spot.
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May 13th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Not sure what your reasonable is, so I'm going with my "cheap".

You can't do better than the grilled salmon or halibut sandwich at the Market Grill (in the Pike Place Market). They have "plates" (as opposed to sandwiches) too.

When happy hour starts at 3pm at Elliott's (on the waterfront), oysters are only 50 cents, and they are top notch. The price goes up by 25 cents every half hour until happy hour ends at 6. The other happy hour seafood is fine but the oysters are the thing. (The view is great too).

Sunfish on Alki in West Seattle is good.
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May 13th, 2010, 02:26 PM
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Define reasonable.

I really like Ray's...hit the Cafe upstairs and it is significantly lower priced than the more formal restaurant downstairs. Most of the entrees are less than $20. My favorite is the blackened rockfish for $15.50. They also have a pretty decent happy hour menu. Also, the view is gorgeous.

www.rays.com

Seastar is typically pricey, but they have a pretty decent and affordable happy hour menu.

http://www.seastarrestaurant.com/sea...age=Happy_Hour
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May 13th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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Ray's upstairs is a great call.
Have hit it up for happy hour and lunch and always fresh and pretty cheap.
The oyster bar in Pike Place is good and some of the best seafood chowder is across the street in the alley called Pike Place Chowder.
Love Seattle for its food and they have some of the best oysters!
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May 13th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Oh, I forgot about Pike Place Chowder, I'll second that.
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May 14th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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I agree with what's already been mentioned right in the Pike Place Market: Emmett Watson's, Jack's Fish Spot, Pike Place Chowder, and I'll add Market Grill (a sandwich counter near "the pig" statue).

Also within the Market, most of the fish vendors have some food to-go, like a shrimp cocktail or crab in-a-cup very fresh and reasonably priced.

For sitdown restaurants there's many down along the Waterfront, Ivar's, Anthony's, Elliot's, etc. Most have a sidewalk fish & chips outdoor cafe, plus a regular restaurant w/ water view.

Cutter's Bayhouse at the north end of the Market is a good family style place with a large menu.
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May 14th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Steelhead Diner is excellent !!!
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May 14th, 2010, 06:30 PM
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Yes, Steelhead Diner is excellent.

This dish on Etta's lunch menu is delish: Etta’s "Rub with Love" wild Columbia River salmon, shiitake relish, cornbread pudding 18

If you like oysters, try the oysters in green onion and ginger sauce at Sea Garden--about $14 for a big serving.

We are also big fans of Flying Fish: http://flyingfishrestaurant.com
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May 14th, 2010, 07:32 PM
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Well yes Steelhead and Etta's are both excellent seafood, but neither menu prices would be what I call "on a budget". Although lunch either place is, as usual, cheaper than the dinner menu.
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Last night I had dinner at Flying Fish at its new location and I wasn't too thrilled. Our waiter was annoying--he turned up his nose when we ordered a "bowl" to share as an appetizer and didn't warn us about the too-much pepper on the swordfish, which we had to send back to the kitchen for replacement. The halibut we got in return was perfectly cooked, but bland; my companion paid $24 for three scallops.

By the way, the "bowl" was delicious and a great value at $15: Turkish Seafood Pilaf with plenty of juicy shrimp, clams, mussels. I would return to have this dish at happy hour.

An enthusiastic review of Blueacre--a seafood restaurant from the folks who have Steelhead Diner--appeared in this morning's Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm..._cicero04.html
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Hopefully, these 3 year old recommendations are still good; heading back in August.
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May 3rd, 2013, 12:29 PM
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I took a quick peak down the thread, DebitNM, and it looks pretty much still current to me. suze
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May 3rd, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Thanks suze!
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May 3rd, 2013, 03:20 PM
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The restaurants are current, but the prices aren't.

The salmon at Etta's was $18 when I wrote three years ago, but now it is $23--a 28% increase. A $23 entree with tax and an 18% tip comes to about $30. (A larger portion of salmon is available at lunch for $28.)

I'm not finding any excellent seafood in Seattle that is reasonably priced except what I buy from my fishmonger and cook at home. Tonight we're having Rockfish fresh from Puget Sound, which was $7.99 a pound.

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