We’ve had better meals at the SLU Jack’s than at their SoDo location, so you’re in good hands eating lunch here. And despite being smack in the middle of a bunch of South Lake Union lunch spots, you can almost always grab a table in the chill space that looks like a honky-tonk bar. The perfect meal at Jack’s is a pulled chicken sandwich topped with barbecue sauce and slaw, with a cup of queso mac and cheese on the side.
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Tutta Bella is an Italian restaurant in South Lake Union that specializes in Neapolitan pizza and pasta.
Urban Gyro is a Middle Eastern restaurant in South Lake Union that works well for a quick lunch or takeout.
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Maslow’s By Farestart
Maslow’s By Farestart is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that’s perfect for a business lunch.
You’ve probably walked by Shelter Lounge in Green Lake, but haven’t actually gone in. You should. It’s a great spot for day drinking or a casual date.
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When you want barbecue in Ballard, head to Bitterroot. Start with the jalapeño hushpuppies and then go for the brisket.
Meaty Johnson’s BBQ
Meaty Johnson’s is an excellent BBQ spot in Capitol Hill. You’ll want to show up early to secure some brisket.
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