Washington July 28, 2017
9 Washington Restaurants That Are Wonderfully Weird
When it comes to our Evergreen State eateries, we’ve got a little bit of everything: romantic restaurants, special occasion spots, fine dining and fast-casual food. And because our state is awesome, you’ll also find a few eccentric dining establishments that are weird in all the best ways.
But rest assured, there’s nothing weird about the way the delicious food tastes at these 9 restaurants.
1. Bizzarro Italian Café, 1307 N 46th St., Seattle
This quirky Italian restaurant was designed in 1986 by a chef and visual artist who had a dream and a shoestring budget. It still maintains its original charm, its quirky decor, and its exceptional Italian food.
2. Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle, 802 W Garland Ave., Spokane
What's not to love about a giant milk bottle restaurant? Better yet, the burgers and shakes here are amazing.
3. Old School Pizzeria, 108 Franklin St. NE, Olympia
Old School Pizzeria is a classic Olympia experience. Many a middle aged local has been eating here since high school, and the beloved decor has never changed.
4. Zombiez, 17705 Vashon Hwy, Vashon
The small, quiet Vashon Island may not be where one would expect to find a zombie-themed restaurant, but it's there, and it's a great place to eat.
5. AFK Tavern, 1510 41st St., Everett
This Geek Bar (their description) is primarily a place for gamers and nerds to come hang out, play games, drink, and enjoy tasty burgers and entrees. You don't have to be a gamer to eat here, but if you are, you'll have an easier time understanding the menu.
6. Nue, 1519 14th Ave., Seattle
Nue is definitely a place for adventurous eaters. From the Trinidad Goat Curry (pictured here) to the water beetles that are apparently available by request, you'll be dining on exotic cuisine when you eat here. But Nue has a great reputation, so perhaps being daring isn't all bad.
7. HomeSkillet, 521 Kentucky St., Bellingham
You'll never forget dining at Bellingham's quirkiest brunch spot. The vibrant exterior and the offbeat decor is impressive, although you should avoid the restroom if you have a fear of clowns.
8. Kooky Chicken, 8606 Mill Plain Blvd
Ste A, Vancouver
With a name like Kooky Chicken, this place had to make our list. And while the food served here is quite normal (and delicious), it does have a long list of specialty sauces (like
Kookaberry Maple) and unique sides, like waffle sticks.
9. The Mermaid Deli, 200 E Patterson St., Westport
A mermaid / ocean-themed deli with a full bar? Yes, please!
It’s really no wonder than dining out is one of our favorite hobbies here in Washington.
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