Sometimes you feel flush and drop a c-note on lunch. Other times you are feeling thrifty and think it's nifty to eat on the cheap. So when you are channeling your inner cheapskate here's where to go to get full for less than a ten spot.
Chicken tacos and steak fajitas are my go to at this QA hole in the wall. Complimentary chips & salsa and a few outdoor seats are a bonus.
Whole Pies. Fat Slices.That pretty much sums it up, well except for the luscious salads and the decadent desserts. Build your own pie or give the Whole Hog a try. The new happy hour 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. offers you a slice and a pint if you throw down a fiver.
Long-time locals swear by the burgers and fries but for me the reason to drop by this carry out window are the chocolate shakes-- which happen to pair nicely with rum.
Although I question the sanity of ever ordering the burrito as big as a baby, I've never had a bad burrito here. Outdoor seating is a plus.
Frankfurter forever! That's what I wanted to chant the first time I tried one of their chicken dogs. Multiple locations, friendly service and affordable prices makes this dog worthy of a tail wag.
Potato & beef dumpling combo need I say more? Ok siracha and sour cream and they are open until 2:30 a.m. You're welcome.
Affordable. Authentic. Accessible. At Los Agaves you can fill your belly for less than 10 bucks.The slow roasted beef and chicken make the tacos and nachos the go to dishes.
Grab some house-made sausage or bacon out of the butcher case to take home and prepare or settle in and enjoy a classic reuben, steak frites or cassoulet. Affordable house pours are a bonus.
Order takeaway or dine in, either way you get a big slice of NY-style cheese pizza for $2.75. On a budget? Take advantage of $1 beers 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.
While primarily a takeaway joint for Thai street food (the first dine in area was quite literally a whole in the wall) recently added sidewalk seating makes this charmer even more attractive. Keep an eye out for the special of the day and the whole roasted fish.
I dare you to make a repeat visit to this family run Chinese noodle shop after trying their fried butter garlic chicken wings and the braised duck soup with egg noodles without ordering them each time you visit. Fast, courteous service and free on-site parking seal the deal.
An apt name for a family run resto whose exceptional lentil soup and chicken doner kebab will keep you coming back for more.
No muss. No fuss. Affordable thai street food in the heart of the ID.
Perfectly roasted chicken paired with perfectly golden fries makes me think it's a good thing I don't live closer. I mean you can't live on chicken and taters alone -- even if you might like too.
If you want red meat in your pho but can't make a decision what kind, order the #14 Tai Chin Nam Gau Gan Sach it comes with everything including eye-round steak, well-done flank, marble brisket and soft tendon.
Chicken & Waffles and whiskey (and oddly salads) keep me coming back to this cozy joint. Friendly barkeeps and a large deck make it a perfect stop during the twice daily happy hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. - midnight.
Crisp skinned Chinese barbequed pork (fatty and juicy) sold by the pound is the reason to step up to the counter of this ID classic.
No frills, just a formica countertop and a dozen stools at this market stand. Get the meatball sandwich (big enough to share) with housemade alfedo & marinara.
Burgers, shakes and fries are spot on. Expect a wait as everything is cooked fresh to order.
Every city has restaurants and coffee shops proclaiming to be the world's best this or that. Ezell's shot for fame but ended up the best fried chicken in Seattle too.
This classic Seattle room is splendid but why eat in when they have a takeaway counter and a deck where you can watch tourists and locals feed fries to the seagulls of Lake Union.
This tiny window serves up affordable, filling and delicious veggie burritos.
The worst thing you could do at Wurst is to not go with friends so you can sample more than one of their tasty gourmet sausages, craft biers and crisp frites.
Dan Dan Dan Dan Dan. Get the Dan Dan noodles or you'll be very sorry later when you see them pass by on the way to another table. Hot pot is also another great choice. Free on-site parking is a plus.
Chicken tacos, steak fajitas and now amazing Barriga LLena tortas are the reason to visit this nondescript Ballard room. Complimentary chips & salsa with any entree order are a nice touch.
Tremendous belly filling tortas are served up along side traditional Mexican fare from Malenas.
Enormous portions for the price served up in a well designed room. Everything I had here was solid.
Love.This.Place. Arrive early to avoid a wait and grab a seat at the counter since watching the cook work his magic over high flames is about 1000 times more interesting than most food reality shows. Great loud tuneage is a plus.
This sleeper offers up dim sum and other Chinese dishes outside the frenzy of the ID. The salt & pepper tofu is my go to dish and I always buy some fresh tofu made on-site to enjoy at home.
Hand shaven noodles and hot pot are the way to go at this restaurant located behind a non-descript store front in an ID strip mall. Quarters are tight but elbow your way in and enjoy!