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Readers Vote: 19+ Seattle Last Meal Destinations

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Of the 71 comments on last week's Friday Open Thread, only about half were dedicated to the subject at hand. The rest were dedicated to a sharp-tongued debate between a handful of readers over whether Din Tai Fung qualified as a choice (since it's both a chain AND in Bellevue) and how to properly define a metro. As one frustrated reader put it, "shut this comment thread down before they find sharp objects and harm themselves." Yes, this particular open thread nearly became a tribute to the very question it posed.

Here now, without argument, is a map of the last meal destinations of Eater readers, which ranged from fast-food to tasting menus. It's clear from the menu choices that folks from Seattle want to be in a deeply-rooted food coma when they depart this fine city.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Big Mario's Pizza

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1009 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 922-3875
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"Big Mario's. The Spicoli. Screw everywhere else."
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2. Canlis

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2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-3313
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"Truffle fries and a cocktail at Canlis."
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3. Crow

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823 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 283-8800
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"I am good with puffy fries from LUC as an appetizer and Crow's crusted scallops as and entree."

4. Dick's Drive-In

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111 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-5125
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"Dick's Drive-In: Deluxe, fries, three tartar, large Coke."
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5. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House 鼎泰豐

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700 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 698-1095
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"Dim sum at Din Tai Fung."
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6. Joule

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-5685
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"Any cow meat at El Gaucho for lunch. Then a laxative to make room for food at Joule. Cover me in kimchi and send me off."
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7. Kauai Family Restaurant

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6324 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 762-3469
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"Kauai Family Restaurant for the Loco Moco! The best I have ever had, off or on the islands."
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8. Monsoon

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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111
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"Bo la lot at Monsoon Seattle (appetizer); fennel sausage pizza at Serious Pie on Lake Union (2nd course); Browned butter gnocchi at Betty (main course); coconut cream pie at Dahlia or Palace Kitchen (dessert).
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9. Nishino

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3130 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 322-5800
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"I'd sit at the bar in Nishino and order the omakase."
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10. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

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4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 545-7440
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"I've not had sandwiches this delicious anywhere else and I fuckin love a good sandwich. Seattle has a good 'sandwich scene,' if there's such a thing."
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11. Rainier BBQ & Restaurant

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6400 Martin Luther King Way
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 760-1090
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"Whenever I'm leaving the city for the day or for a few days I get ranier BBQ banh mi or El Asadero tacos/burritos — great car food, well not tacos, but you get the idea."
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12. Serious Pie

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316 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-7388
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"Cherry Bomb pizza at Serious Pie downtown with pre-dinner martini at Dahlia and Triple Coconut Cream Pie for dessert."
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13. Shiro's

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2401 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-9844
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"My death row ingredient is Uni and I couldn’t think of a more fitting place that having it at Shiro's."

14. Spice Route

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2241 148th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 643-4144
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"Masala dosa at Spice Route."
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15. Staple & Fancy Mercantile

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4739 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-1200
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"My last meal is always at Panda Express on my way to the airport! But my favorite meal is either chefs menu at Staple & Fancy or anything at Revel."
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16. Tai Tung Restaurant

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655 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-7372
"The Holy Trinity at Tai Tung: Almond fried chicken, shrimp with crab sauce and squid Chinese-style. If it would be possible to sneak in some long beans and bbq pork from across the street at Kau Kau that would be a good thing too."
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17. Tat's Delicatessen

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159 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 264-8287
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"First thought is a Tat'strami, so I'll go with that."
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18. The Walrus and the Carpenter

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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 395-9227
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"I would probably have to end my stay with a visit to the Walrus and the Carpenter. That is a spot that screams Seattle to me {coming from Boston}. Oysters on the half shell are amazing there."

"Yeah I have no doubt I'd drink away my sorrows/stock up on oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter. But I'd secretly stop at Big Mario's on the way home."
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19. The Whale Wins

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3506 Stone Way
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-9425
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"A bunch of dishes at The Whale Wins. Because the food is delicious and the place is very Seattle."
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1. Big Mario's Pizza

1009 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
"Big Mario's. The Spicoli. Screw everywhere else."
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1009 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

2. Canlis

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
"Truffle fries and a cocktail at Canlis."
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2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

3. Crow

823 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
"I am good with puffy fries from LUC as an appetizer and Crow's crusted scallops as and entree."
823 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

4. Dick's Drive-In

111 NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105
"Dick's Drive-In: Deluxe, fries, three tartar, large Coke."
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111 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105

5. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House 鼎泰豐

700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
"Dim sum at Din Tai Fung."
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700 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

6. Joule

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
"Any cow meat at El Gaucho for lunch. Then a laxative to make room for food at Joule. Cover me in kimchi and send me off."
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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

7. Kauai Family Restaurant

6324 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
"Kauai Family Restaurant for the Loco Moco! The best I have ever had, off or on the islands."
[Photo Credit]
6324 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

8. Monsoon

615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
"Bo la lot at Monsoon Seattle (appetizer); fennel sausage pizza at Serious Pie on Lake Union (2nd course); Browned butter gnocchi at Betty (main course); coconut cream pie at Dahlia or Palace Kitchen (dessert).
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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

9. Nishino

3130 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
"I'd sit at the bar in Nishino and order the omakase."
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3130 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

10. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
"I've not had sandwiches this delicious anywhere else and I fuckin love a good sandwich. Seattle has a good 'sandwich scene,' if there's such a thing."
[Photo Credit]
4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

11. Rainier BBQ & Restaurant

6400 Martin Luther King Way, Seattle, WA 98118
"Whenever I'm leaving the city for the day or for a few days I get ranier BBQ banh mi or El Asadero tacos/burritos — great car food, well not tacos, but you get the idea."
[Photo Credit]
6400 Martin Luther King Way
Seattle, WA 98118

12. Serious Pie

316 Virginia St., Seattle, WA 98101
"Cherry Bomb pizza at Serious Pie downtown with pre-dinner martini at Dahlia and Triple Coconut Cream Pie for dessert."
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316 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98101

13. Shiro's

2401 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
"My death row ingredient is Uni and I couldn’t think of a more fitting place that having it at Shiro's."
2401 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

14. Spice Route

2241 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
"Masala dosa at Spice Route."
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2241 148th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007

15. Staple & Fancy Mercantile

4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
"My last meal is always at Panda Express on my way to the airport! But my favorite meal is either chefs menu at Staple & Fancy or anything at Revel."
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4739 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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16. Tai Tung Restaurant

655 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
"The Holy Trinity at Tai Tung: Almond fried chicken, shrimp with crab sauce and squid Chinese-style. If it would be possible to sneak in some long beans and bbq pork from across the street at Kau Kau that would be a good thing too."
[Photo Credit]
655 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104

17. Tat's Delicatessen

159 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104
"First thought is a Tat'strami, so I'll go with that."
[Photo Credit]
159 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104

18. The Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
"I would probably have to end my stay with a visit to the Walrus and the Carpenter. That is a spot that screams Seattle to me {coming from Boston}. Oysters on the half shell are amazing there."

"Yeah I have no doubt I'd drink away my sorrows/stock up on oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter. But I'd secretly stop at Big Mario's on the way home."
[Photo Credit]
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

19. The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way, Seattle, WA 98103
"A bunch of dishes at The Whale Wins. Because the food is delicious and the place is very Seattle."
[Photo Credit]
3506 Stone Way
Seattle, WA 98103

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