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Readers Vote: 16 of Seattle's Best Cheap Eats

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In the last installment of Fridays Open Threads, readers suggested their favorite low budget eats in Seattle. While happy hours, burgers and pizza slices are never discouraged, this list leans more towards cheap eats you may not have considered to replace your drive-in and walk-up window encounters — and that you may want to keep in your mental vault for the next time you want to dine and not necessarily dash.

Here, in alphabetical order, is a reader-generated map of the 16 best budget bites as determined by Eater readers. If you have a suggestion that's not on this list, leave it in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

663 Bistro

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"Sui Gow noodle soup at 663 Bistro. Great broth and better dumplings IMO than Mike's (Noodle House). About $5.50. Add another buck for your choice of BBQ pork, chicken, duck or side-pork."

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Ba Bar

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"Congee with pork belly and Chinese donut and soft-boiled egg at Ba Bar for $8."

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Bánh Mì Unwrapped

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"Banh Mi Unwrapped seems to be one of the more undiscovered spots that does a great job of providing staple Vietnamese sandwich items (grilled pork banh mi) along with others that provide some added flair (lemongrass fish banh mi), while all being $5 and under to boot."

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Café Presse

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"Sandwich en baguette with grilled sardine for $6 at Cafe Presse."

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Easy Street Records & Cafe

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"The 'Little Richard' at Easy Street Records in West Seattle. Two eggs, 2 bacon, hash browns and toast for $4.25."

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Facing East

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"Although Facing East has no need for new fans, as throngs of people wait daily for a seat during peak lunch and dinner hours, the value of some of their dishes is hard to beat, for example, their Spiced Pork Stew Over Rice $3.25 (small) $4.95 (large)."

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Il Corvo

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"Probably the best pasta in Seattle. The specials rotate daily, but whatever you order will be the best thing you've eaten for around $7."

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Kedai Makan

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"Kedai Makan's Ngow Lam Fan: a filling mix of noodles with stewed beef, five spice, beef ball, peanuts, picked mustard greens and some other yummy things for around $8."

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Loretta's Northwesterner

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"The $13 Tavern Steak with fries or baked potato at Loretta's."

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"The absolute king of 'how the hell is this so cheap' in Seattle is the miso-glazed black cod collar at Maneki. $7.50 for what would be easily twice that at almost any other restaurant."

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Maritime Pacific Brewing Co

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"The Lil' Mahi slider combo at Maritime is one my favorite cheap meals for about $8."

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Mr. Gyros

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"Mr. Gyros has a lot of plates for under $10. I particularly like the Gyro Plate, which comes with hummus, rice, Greek salad and pita for $8.99. And the lamb gyro is insanely good and only around $5.

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The Monkey Bridge

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"The $6 Bahn Mi (not the least expensive but better than any $3) at Monkey Bridge in Ballard. Served with a cup of roasted garlic, cilantro chicken congee. The Vietnamese ham and egg is my fave. What isn't better with a warm egg in it?"

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Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe

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"The Downtown Duck sandwich at Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe: five-flavor duck breast slices, Sriracha aioli, Asian slaw and ginger-mango vinaigrette on brioche for $8.99"

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Piroshky Piroshky

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"The smoked salmon pate piroshky at Piroshky Piroshky for less than $5."

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Shawarma King

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"The Chicken Shawarma at Shawarma King.The meat is marinated in Egyptian Spices, grilled as you order, and comes topped with garlic sauce, onions, tomatoes, pickles, parsley and tehini sauce for less than $6."

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663 Bistro

"Sui Gow noodle soup at 663 Bistro. Great broth and better dumplings IMO than Mike's (Noodle House). About $5.50. Add another buck for your choice of BBQ pork, chicken, duck or side-pork."

[Photo: Photo Credit]

Ba Bar

"Congee with pork belly and Chinese donut and soft-boiled egg at Ba Bar for $8."

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Bánh Mì Unwrapped

"Banh Mi Unwrapped seems to be one of the more undiscovered spots that does a great job of providing staple Vietnamese sandwich items (grilled pork banh mi) along with others that provide some added flair (lemongrass fish banh mi), while all being $5 and under to boot."

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Café Presse

"Sandwich en baguette with grilled sardine for $6 at Cafe Presse."

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Easy Street Records & Cafe

"The 'Little Richard' at Easy Street Records in West Seattle. Two eggs, 2 bacon, hash browns and toast for $4.25."

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Facing East

"Although Facing East has no need for new fans, as throngs of people wait daily for a seat during peak lunch and dinner hours, the value of some of their dishes is hard to beat, for example, their Spiced Pork Stew Over Rice $3.25 (small) $4.95 (large)."

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Il Corvo

"Probably the best pasta in Seattle. The specials rotate daily, but whatever you order will be the best thing you've eaten for around $7."

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Kedai Makan

"Kedai Makan's Ngow Lam Fan: a filling mix of noodles with stewed beef, five spice, beef ball, peanuts, picked mustard greens and some other yummy things for around $8."

[Photo: Photo Credit]

Loretta's Northwesterner

"The $13 Tavern Steak with fries or baked potato at Loretta's."

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Maneki

"The absolute king of 'how the hell is this so cheap' in Seattle is the miso-glazed black cod collar at Maneki. $7.50 for what would be easily twice that at almost any other restaurant."

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Maritime Pacific Brewing Co

"The Lil' Mahi slider combo at Maritime is one my favorite cheap meals for about $8."

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Mr. Gyros

"Mr. Gyros has a lot of plates for under $10. I particularly like the Gyro Plate, which comes with hummus, rice, Greek salad and pita for $8.99. And the lamb gyro is insanely good and only around $5.

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The Monkey Bridge

"The $6 Bahn Mi (not the least expensive but better than any $3) at Monkey Bridge in Ballard. Served with a cup of roasted garlic, cilantro chicken congee. The Vietnamese ham and egg is my fave. What isn't better with a warm egg in it?"

[Photo: Photo Credit]

Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe

"The Downtown Duck sandwich at Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe: five-flavor duck breast slices, Sriracha aioli, Asian slaw and ginger-mango vinaigrette on brioche for $8.99"

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Piroshky Piroshky

"The smoked salmon pate piroshky at Piroshky Piroshky for less than $5."

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