Seattle >Food & Dining > Calamity Jane's
5701 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.551198 -122.319047
Neighborhoods: Georgetown, Greater Duwamish
Best food this side of airport way. bring a friend. – I have been to this place at least 5 times and "love it." The food is great. I never thought that I would be driving down to a joint just because of "collard greens and beans." But that is the kind of place Calamily Jane's is. Their cook, should I say magician?, does that with every meal.
I was first attracted to the place when I saw the busy lunch time crowd. The waiter was friendly and asked me if it was my first time. After telling her that it was, she went on to introduce herself and asked me for my name. Four times latter she has welcomed me using my first name. I love that kind of personal service. That day I had the portobello mushroom sandwich and, without a doubt, is the best I had yet. Their sandwich is not about masking the flavor and all the added ingredients are there only to complement the delicious flavor of the portobello. Yum!
The second time I made to the restaurant I went with a friend in the evening for dinner. We sat at the bar, the tables were full, and ordered the special of the night, lamb shank on rice. Wow, all I can say is that not many places can make a decent lamb shank, but at this place they sure know what they are doing. I will continue to frequent this place and highly recomend it. Also, check out their mixed drinks list.
basic food done up right – The atmosphere is relaxed, and friendly. It's still the kind of place to take someone you'd like to actually talk to.
Surprisingly like places that charge a lot more.
What's not to like?
OK Food, Bad Service – I was so pumped to eat here based on a co-worker's recommendation and was sorely disappointed by the experience. We were seated quickly right before the lunch rush which consisted of about 5-6 new tables during the hour and a half we were there. Our server took our order quickly and brought our our food/beverages...and then never returned. Not to check on our lunch, refill our drinks, pull our empty plates. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
There were two servers on a Friday which may have contributed to the poor service, but the other server walked by our table at least five times when it was clear we needed plates pulled, refills, etc and didn't stop to check on us either. And then on the way out told us that she was "the boss." Great teamwork, guys.
Our server did have the decency to tell us not to leave a tip (we took his advice), but overall this was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time. I don't care how the good the food is, if the service stinks, I'd rather go to McDonald's. At least I know what to expect.
bad service and stinky attitude – A friend recommend this place so I met 2 friends there for dinner and a couple of drinks. The host gal was cranky pants, the minute we wanted into the place. Then the server was not friendly and not firmiliar with the menu or the wine list. We had to wait for our drinks every time and flag her down to get our drinks replenished. We waited for about 45 minutes just for our food. There was only about 3 other tables and it was easy stuff like sandwiches. It took over 2 1/2 hours to get one-two drinks and sandwiches. The food was just okay but man talk about horid service and a bad vibe. I'd never go here again, I was embarrassed that I suggested the place. Hope Calamity Jane reads this, since if they want to survive they need to figure out how to be nice.... it is called customer service folks!
The Best Up and Commer in George Town – Walk into one of the two front doors of Calamity Jane?s and you could be walking into anyplace from a rustic hitching post in Durango Colorado to Missoula Montana. Calamity Jane?s smacks of the West we all know but rarely get a taste of in the metropolitan Seattle area these days. Like a step back in time and a step into the friendly backwood, you are greeted with a pastiche of music, gently worn wooded surfaces, whimsical wall hangings, and a fabulous menu fit to serve the most sophisticated palette. The small refurbished vintage structure is brought to life with a warm charm that makes invites you to sit and stay awhile. The drinks among the better ones you can find in this neck of the woods. From your basic Manny?s to your more obscure martinis ( Try an ?Old Wooten? ), Calamity offers it all and at fair prices.
My personal favorite is the luscious Cobb Salad ,with the Shepherd?s pie being a close second ( and it?s been sampled by the most discerning Shepherd?s Pie taster I know ). So rattle yourself on down there and saddle up to the next big thing in booming George Town. Calamity Jane?s. And tell them ?Old Wooten? sent you.
NOT kid friendly at all – We stopped by Calamity Jane's to grab a bit with our two sons (one being 3 months old). We assumed they were kid friendly since there were high chairs, booster seats, crayons & a coloring book. But we were wrong. Our baby became cranky and hungry before I started eating, so I nursed him at the table. I was very subtle about it, like I always am. When I went to put him in his carrier he started crying because I bumped his head. As I was comforting him, a woman who appeared to be the manager, came up to us and asked me "Don't you think your baby would be happier outside. He seems pretty upset." I was so shocked that I just said, "No. We'll be leaving" and asked for a box for my uneaten sandwich.
It's fine if a place doesn't welcome families, we have plenty of other good places to eat in town. But if you don't want our kids in your restaurant, ditch the kid stuff and we'll gladly find another place without being offended.
With that said, the food was good. Service was rude. We won't be going back even without the kids.
South end breakfast – I had the seafood omelet, yumm! lots of shrimp and crab. Funny waitress. This place is pretty new, lots of seating. I'll be back.
This Georgetown bar is the best kind of neighborhood hangout, with plenty of cheap drinks, good food and nice people. – The Scene
It's everything a Georgetown bar should be: mellow, friendly and filled with the most elaborate tattoos in town. The music playlist flips from indie to old country to jazz every few minutes, while the fresh flowers and old wood floors create an effortless backdrop to an evening out. You'll spot tables of coworkers relaxing over a pitcher right next to foodies nibbling happily on the nightly specials--there's even a PBJ sandwich for hungry kids.
Don't miss the johnny cakes--thin cornmeal pancakes grilled crisp and seved lava hot, with tangy pomegranate molasses on the side. Check the hot sheet for a list of nightly specials, including all-you-can-eat spaghetti (Monday) and garlic-laden meatloaf (Wednesday). Ribs, seasoned with a dry rub, lightly sauced and served with two side dishes, are the perfect midpoint between tender and chewy. Homey desserts include ice cream with brownies and bread pudding topped generously with a bourbon-laced vanilla sauce.
Hits: There's plenty of room to spread out in this spacious location--it's great not to be elbow-to-elbow with the neighboring table.
Misses: Service is sweet but unhurried. The slowness seems a generally fair exchange for the thoughtful replies to questions.
Best Food in Georgetown – Remember the Seattle of flannel shirts and unpretentious people?
This is a bit of that time, brought back to an unpolished, original part of the city. You get treated
like family, and the locals are friendly.
The food is amazingly good, much better than you'd expect for the prices on the menu.
You can actually hear the people you're talking to, and you want to talk to the folks you
meet at Happy Hour. Worth the trip.
Got to try those Ribs! – I've been there a number of times now and every thing my partner and I have tried is to die for. This is Georgetown's newest restaurant and easily it's best. There is always a place to sit and the service is prompt, prices very reasonable. I highly recommend the ribs. Not slathered in sauce like some places, they are falling off the bone, crispy, tender, a delght! If you can, take half the order home so to leave enough room for dessert, bread pudding with a whiskey sauce. Got to try it!
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