by Lorna Yee - 28 Reviews - 8 List
Whether you're a frugal-ista, a recession-ista, or just someone who?d like to see a moratorium on any word-hybrid involving ?-ista?, chances are you're always on the lookout for restaurant deals in Seattle. But don't let your wallet put a pinch in your socializing--round up a few friends and head on out to enjoy some of the best restaurant deals in Seattle.
Updated: September 27, 2010
Happy Hour starts early at this New Orleans-inspired joint, where most plates are a mere $6 Mon-Fri 9am-11am. Choose from hearty dishes like Spicy Tasso and Tomato Confit scrambles, or Crawfish Etouffe. Whatever your option, be sure to end with a plate of beignets with chicory creme anglaise.
One of the most popular restaurant deals in Seattle can be had at this award-winning West Seattle spot, where Monday Nights mean fried chicken and a plethora of side dishes ($80 for 4 people), heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, grilled steaks and beautifully cooked fish--all for well under $20 a person.
One of the best restaurant deals in Seattle is located just over the bridge, at Bellevue's Monsoon East. Specialty cocktails go for $6, while $5 will nab you plates of lemongrass chicken skewers, Saigon sliders, stir-fried calamari with snow peas, and--our favorite--bo la lot beef (flank steak wrapped in aromatic la lot leaves.)
One of the best under-the-radar ?Secret Late-Night Happy Hours? in town can be found after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, where $5 will get you a plate of whatever the chef feels like cooking that night. You might get to try items like geoduck risotto or maitake mushrooms with ramp puree, crowned with a fried egg.
OK, so this isn't technically a restaurant deal in Seattle, but it's a sweet treat nonetheless. From 4pm-6pm Mon-Fri, you can nab deep discounts like 25 percent off all cookies at this Tom Douglas bakery. (Sometimes, they have mini coconut pies for $1, too.) Deals rotate daily.
This sweet little Ballard spot is known for their high quality gelato--the Sicilian pistachio is one that frequently runs out. Looking for a bargain? Grab a pint from D'Ambrosio during the last hour they're open each day at a deeply discounted price.
Despite a rocky first year, Bastille seems to have hit their stride--and the patrons that flock here for lamb burgers and mussels and fries seem to agree. This always-packed restaurant serves up one of the best falafels in town. Check it out during their Happy Hour and get it for a mere $5 instead of $9.