Seattle Sunday Suppers

Sunday suppers with family used to involve Grandma's boiled, bland brussels sprouts, but no more?Seattle restaurants are embracing our love of family-style dining and serving it up in delicious deals on Sunday evenings. Head to one of these local eateries if you're avoiding cooking for your own family, or just looking to enjoy a meal out with friends.

Updated: October 14, 2010

Seattle Sunday Suppers: Dine Family-Style


Hi-Life (the)

5425 Russell Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Many people know this casual Ballard eatery best for its late-night happy hour, but on Sundays starting at 5pm, Hi-Life serves up a family-style supper of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and buttermilk biscuits for just $12.50 per person. Go early'they frequently run out of chicken within the first few hours.


Dinette

1514 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122

The vintage vibe at this Capitol Hill hot spot makes the perfect venue for family-style, bi-monthly thematic Sunday suppers for 36, which you'll only find out about if you're on the restaurant's email list; sign up through their website. The menu is kept a surprise until you show up, so adventurous eaters need only reserve.


Joule

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Innovative, Iron Chef-worthy food for less than $20 per person? Stop by this popular Wallingford haunt on Sundays from 3pm-9pm (through Aug. 22) for Urban BBQ?a culinary world tour that features a different country's `que, and plenty of side dishes, each week. Perfect for summer, though the restaurant does another Sunday supper theme for winter months.


Maximilien

81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

For ooh-la-la French cuisine at wallet-friendly prices, smart Seattleites head to this legendary Pike Place bistro on Sundays, when a three-course prix fixe costs just $30 per person. Includes your choice of entree, simple salad or French onion soup, and a delectable poached pear dessert?Elliot Bay views are on the house.


The Corson Building

5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

If you're in-the-know, you're well aware nothing comes cheap at Corson, though it's worth every penny. For a paired down version of their decadent Saturday feasts, go during one of the family-style Sunday dinners (held twice per month), when $60 per person buys a comparably spectacular meal and includes wine.


Volunteer Park Cafe

1501 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

To publicize their stunning outdoor garden space, this cozy neighborhood cafe is holding monthly dinners at 6pm on the last Sunday of the month through September. Three courses of locally sourced dishes will be served family-style for $25; wine and beer are extra, but herb-infused lemonade is included.


Ventana Restaurant

2323 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

This beautiful Belltown eatery hosts Sunday suppers just once a month, meaning you'll have to plan in advance to be one of only 25 people who can take advantage of the $25 thematic dinner, each meal a tour through a different country, from Thailand to Portugal and beyond.