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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100 Pound Clam
The seafood at 100 Pound Clam in South Lake is great. Just know you’ll be eating it next to a screaming two-year-old and a dad wearing Sperry’s.
Eggs And Plants
For a Middle Eastern diner experience in South Lake Union, head to Eggs and Plants - and make sure you order the fries.
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Petoskey’s Pizza is a fun spot in Fremont that feels like a restaurant you might find in the Midwest.
8 Oz. Burger & Co.
8 Oz. Burger & Co. is an American spot in Capitol Hill with cowboy memorabilia and excellently thick burgers and shakes.
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When you want barbecue in Ballard, head to Bitterroot. Start with the jalapeño hushpuppies and then go for the brisket.
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