Washington October 22, 2017
11 Casual Washington Restaurants Where The Food Is Finger-Lickin’ Good
Sometimes certain occasions call for a celebration at one of Washington’s many fine dining establishments. And sometimes, especially now that we’re well into autumn and there’s a chill in the air, you just need some good old-fashioned comfort food from a casual eatery. Luckily the Evergreen State has plenty of those, and these are just a few that never disappoint.
1. Endolyne Joe's, 9261 45th Ave SW, Seattle
Endolyne Joe's is one of the eateries in the local Chow Foods chain, and every meal they do is exceptional. The menu gets a new theme every month, but one thing remains consistent: An outstanding Sunday night fried chicken dinner.
2. Lantern Tap House, 1004 S Perry St., Spokane
This welcoming, unpretentious pub keeps it simple with a menu full of piping hot food (like the tasty French dip) and plenty of ice cold beer.
3. Mel's Diner, 314 N 1st St., Yakima
Being open 24 hours means Mel's Diner delivers tasty comfort food when you need it most. Plus, the interior is really cool.
4. Pacific Southern, 3832 S Pine St., Tacoma
BBQ chicken wings. Mac and cheese. Biscuits and gravy. Chicken and waffles. If it's a comfort food, it's probably on this menu, and it's amazing.
5. Brandywine Kitchen, 1317 Commercial St., Bellingham
In a laid back college town like Bellingham, casual eateries are not hard to find. But there's something especially inviting about Brandywine Kitchen, which offers a "seed to plate" menu with food from local suppliers.
6. Blue Moose Cafe, 311 Haines Pl, Port Townsend
Known for its large portions and laid back atmosphere, this charming cafe serves some of the best breakfast on the Olympic Peninsula. If you leave this place hungry, something isn't right.
7. Frontier Public House, 4909 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver
This beloved neighborhood gastropub has a warm, welcoming ambiance that is topped only by the hearty food. Their daily happy hour (from 3-6) is one of the most popular in town since every menu item is $2 off.
8. The Maple Counter Cafe, 209 E Alder St., Walla Walla
You won't even know where to begin with this brunch menu, but you know exactly how you'll end up: Full and incredibly happy.
9. Sisters and Brothers, 1128 S Albro Pl., Seattle
Located in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood, this is one of the city's unsung heroes. The smoked gouda mac and cheese alone is reason enough to go.
10. A Shot of Gratitude, 312 E Woodin Ave., Chelan
Chelan's favorite little pub serves the comfort food of your dreams (and the best bloody marys in town), and if you're lucky, you'll get to meet the "pub puppy" that hangs around.
11. Simmer Restaurant, 101 E Broadway, Moses Lake
"Crazy good" is how the food at Simmer Restaurant is often described, and that seems to be an accurate description. This fairly new restaurant is already a local favorite.
These restaurants prove that “fine dining” definitely doesn’t mean a better meal. If you love a laid back dining experience, check out some of our
mom and pop eateries.