The University District is packed with easily a hundred restaurants but that doesn't mean they are all worth a visit. Here are my go to eateries when headed to the U for a movie.
Love. This. Place. Counter service and bar seating are just fine at this super affordable, super tasty and super friendly U-District burger joint. Everything is good so pick something that sounds delicious and enjoy!
Fresh salads, grilled veggies, butter chicken, pakoras and more fill the buffet at this U-district whole in the wall. Best Indian buffet in Seattle in my humble opinion.
This boisterous u-district joint serves up a great selection of brats, beers and fried to perfection fries. Attentive, friendly service, plenty of tv's to watch the game and outdoor seating seal the deal.
Weekday happy hour 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and all day Sunday offers $4 bevs and $5 bites. Go!
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.
Dumplings, noodles, great lunch specials and gracious, efficient service keep me coming back to this tiny room on The Ave.
Formerly a Landmark Theatre the screens have recently been taken over by Sundance and are a fine place to catch the latest independent or art house release.
Historic u-district screen that throws first run art house fare in one small theater. Buy a discount card good for five movies at any Landmark theater and save 3 bucks a screening.
A very thoughtfully programmed movie house with 3 small screens and one large house on the first level. Don't go for the concessions or atmosphere but do go for the incredible film offerings.
I can't imagine a more descript name for this Ravenna room. Visit during happy hour and you can enjoy a couple of glasses of champagne and a dozen oysters for $30.
Pick your broth, your noodle and your meat and get set for a fine ramen experience.
Family run Indian eatery that specializes in a wide variety of big, beautiful and delicious dosas. The room is causal but cheery and charming in it's own way. It's location across from the U-district farmers market is convenient in case you find yourself famished after shopping.
Baskets of juicy burgers & crisp fries are served with a smile at this uber affordable casual but cheery eatery. Everything I've had here has been good and you can't beat the daily specials for price.
Enormous portions for the price served up in a well designed room. Everything I had here was solid.
Don't go for the atmosphere or the service. But if you love dumplings, pork tendon or twice cooked pork this family run joint on the Ave is a great choice before a flick or a visit to the Henry or the Meany.