Best Restaurant Deals in Seattle, Spend Less on Better Food!

When you think of Seattle, what comes to mind? Depending on your age and proclivities, it may be Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Macklemore.  For those of you that have been around for awhile, it might be airplanes (Boeing), logs (Weyerhaeuser) and coffee (Starbucks). And not to be outdone, the talk-walk-listen-text-facebook-all at-the-same-time generation knows Seattle is all about the Sounders, Seahawks, gaming, X-treme everything and Amazon.

Whatever niche you fall into: old-money Seattleites, the nouveau riche or somewhere in between you gotta eat. Maybe you’ve just moved into one of the friendliest new deluxe Smith & Burns apartment homes in Wallingford, WA. It’s trending you know.

Whether you live in one of these contemporary apartments, you’re thinking about it, or you’re just visiting we’ve got a secret we’re going to share with you. Actually, we’ve got 7 secret local-knowledge eateries where you can “fill your belly” like a king on a peasant’s budget.

Hold onto your hat and leave most of your dough at home because you can eat like a king (or queen) for about $10, or less, at all of these places.

In no particular order:

The Grizzled Wizard

2317 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

What they are saying…

“This is my favorite bar in Seattle. The staff are some of the nicest and most genuine folks I have met and their knowledge of beer is always impressive. They can also mix a mean cocktail. The vibe here is also fantastic. It’s a smaller bar but it is cozy at the same time. You will meet someone new every time. Keep in mind that this place is cash only. Get their sandwiches!”

“The food is DELICIOUS.  You know how most cool bars have terrible, flavorless, deep-fried grease bombs that you only eat if you absolutely must?  Not here.  Food is so good I would actually come here just to eat.  Do yourself a favor and eat here especially if they are serving the banh mi-style chicken sandwich that day.”


5-spice Meatloaf… Meatloaf, hoisin-ketchup glaze, pickled daikon/carrot $8
Curried Pork… Curry-rubbed pork tenderloin, fig mostarda, pickled cippolini onion $8

Kate’s Pub

309 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

What they are saying…

“Kate’s is a typical neighborhood bar, located between Wallingford and the U District. Their happy hour deals are great (and available 7 days a week too). All food on their menu is half price and pints of beer are $3. This means you can get a great burger with unlimited toppings for only $5, including fries, rings, soup or salad – a super deal and really tasty too. The beer selection at Kate’s is excellent too. Pool and darts are in the back.

This place is highly recommended!”

“Food- YUMMY!  Their nachos are huge and generous on the toppings; their mac and cheese is incredibly creamy and rich.  I also had friends rave about their chicken sandwich.”

50% off all food during happy hour from 4 pm to 8 pm. Wow!!


4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

What they are saying…

“I come here often and from the very first time it has always lived up to its reputation for some of the best sandwiches in Seattle. The Paseo Press, Caribbean Roast, and Smokin’ Thighs were always my go-to and you won’t be disappointed. There is so much flavor in every bite it is incredible! And you can tell the ingredients are fresh and the meat is cooked to perfection.”

“When I asked friends where I should visit when in Seattle, everyone pointed me to Paseo. Since my travel friend and I just finished up at the Fremont Sunday Market, we walked our way to Paseo for lunch. Upon looking at the menu, the most popular item was the Caribbean Roast – Pork shoulder coated in Paseo Marinade & slow roasted ’til falling into succulent morsels. My friend and I decided to split the sandwich and a side salad. Good thing we did!”

Paseo’s must be doing something right. They’ve been getting national acclaim for the last 21 years!

Dan’s Kitchen

6552 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

What they are saying…

“Amazing lil hole in the wall! Really friendly staff. Great prices. Big portions! Really diverse selection of food to fit what you didn’t know you were hungry for! The grilled turkey avocado havarti bacon sandwich and fries… the sandwich was huge I ended up taking half of it home. Amazing.”

“I went to Dan’s and I am glad I called in my order. There were 10 people salivating when I walked in the door. Service was great. I like the vibe of this place very diner like. Old school sundaes look good I didn’t go there since I had a destiny with some fries and a turkey sandwich. Tried the truffle fries with the cheese I almost fell over on my face they were so good. The best French fry I have ever had in Seattle hands down!!!! I could not stop eating them. The turkey sandwich with avocado was really very good as well. I could only eat about half since I ate so many fries but it was very good.”

According to Dan, the chief cook and bottle washer, they prepare traditional food but obsess over perfection.

Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen

1405 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105

What they are saying…

“This place is amazing. The food is fresh. Delicious. Authentic. The flavors are just out of this world fabulous. I dream of this food and it is what I crave. Finally a place serving amazing great fresh quality food. And the staff? The best. I am going to be a customer for life!”

“The arepas and tequeños are delicious and a great addition to the South American food scene in the city. The arepas are as close as you can get to the real thing in this corner of globe… and way better than in many Venezuelan ‘areperas’ in Miami.

I think I’ve tried every arepa on the menu, and the pork and the chicken ones are my favorite ones.”

Arepas are typically pockets, grilled or deep-fried, into which fillings like roasted pork, black beans, and cheese are heaped. Ask the staff which fillings work best with each option

Tigerly Ox – Vietnamese Eatery

4405 Wallingford Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

What they are saying…

“Yes, yes, yes. Finally a place that has great Bahn mi that’s more than a loaf of bread and some veggies! The food was perfect when it came to proportions. Most places have a loaf of bread with a few veggies smashed into it, then pass it off as a sandwich. Not here. The veggies to meat ratio is perfect. The meats were each cooked with different types seasonings and the flavors were a good combo.”

“I have been hunting for really good banh mi since we came back to Washington, and Tigerly Ox fulfilled my wishes! Everywhere else I’ve been has had these sad, anemic sandwiches that are 90% bread and 10% filling. Not so with Tigerly Ox. I had the pork banh mi and it was so good! The bread had a good texture, chewy in the way that you want French bread to be.  The grilled pork shoulder was so tender and absolutely packed with flavor. The veggies…oh the veggies were perfect. Crispy, flavorful and bountiful. Each bite was better than the last. I cannot wait to return and sample more of their menu.”

Meals are hearty, fresh, humble and healthy.

Rancho Bravo Tacos

211 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

What they are saying…

“Awesome, tasty, affordable, late night spot with tacos and burritos! Perfect for a late night bite after an evening out on the town!”
“Amazing. I love you, rancho bravo. I worried so much about not finding good Mexican food in the PNW after moving from Texas. But here you are. Bless you.

Home of the best burrito I’ve ever had.”
A Seattle icon serving late-night authentic Mexican food until 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Check these places out. You won’t be disappointed. And while you’re at it, check out the newest studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes at the new Smith & Burns, they’re designed to enhance the “social” you. It is small town-living in the middle of the big city.

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