Affordable Seattle Restaurants

Discover the best happy hours, most affordable Seattle restaurants, go-to lunch spots, and special occasion destinations.

Sometimes recommendations venture beyond the Seattle area. Way beyond – to California, Oregon, Arizona and if I have my way Thailand, Italy, New Orleans, and maybe Tahiti! Have a good place to grab a bite? Let me know!

Tacos Chukis in Seattle

Truly affordable tacos are the ultimate in South Lake Union lunch fare. But really, all I needed to say was tacos. Because in my book, if you need a reason to check out any restaurant, there’s no better one than tacos. Tacos are like the Hellen Keller card in Cards […]

Pork tacos at Tacos Chuckis in Seattle

The 'Fish of the Day' sandwich at Paseo.


It’s almost un-Seattleite to admit one has never tasted the slow-roasted, sloppy pork goodness of a Paseo sandwich. But prior to the hoopla of closing doors and social media outcries, the veritable lack of parking and indoor seating made a Paseo visit difficult to fit in the schedule. 

Uneeda Burger

Uneeda Burger

There’s something about wrapping your hands around a burger that’s just good for the soul. It’s like a double fisted reminder of your humanity – a gut bomb wakeup call that you are the master of your own destiny, at least for the next few minutes. However, not all burgers […]

Top Restaurant Week Pick – Monsoon

NOTE: The first part of this post is not about Monsoon. It’s about Restaurant Week and why, I recommend, being careful simply assuming it’s amazing. If you’d like to skip all that, you can just read about Monsoon by clicking here. Black clad waiters held trays of funky cheese and […]




If the sultry, hipster vibe is expected, the not-so-Seattle take on Thai is not. Casting aside the standard phad Thai and red curry fare, SOI has brought the Emerald City a taste of Isan – the Northeastern region of Thailand. Chef-owner Yuie Wiborg’s menu replaced stewed meats and noodle-heavy dishes […]