I don't care about all those words below just show me the list!
So here goes the list for 2018. Again we are starting with the end of last years list and I'm sure some places have closed, moved, or have new hours. Please feel free to post any updates and Curse or I will update the list as soon as we can.
Another year, another PAX Prime (do I have to say west?) and what would that be without the great food destination list!
This list is not meant to be a list of the snobby foofoo only places but rather a list of places "somewhat unique" to the Seattle or upper Pacific NW area and somewhat close to PAX. Unless it is REALLY awesome and unique if it is not within a reasonable no car distance to PAX it may not make the list. If you are just interested in places like McDonald's, Taco, Bell, etc I have linked a map by another contributor at the bottom of this post. It has been around for several years so may be out of date a bit.
So the list is huge and is linked below but here are some notes first.
- Distance from the WSCC is in the column marked distance. This is calculated by entering the WSCC and the eatery into Google maps. I choose the WALK option so distance by car will be farther due to all the one way streets.
- The "Show Me!" column has a"GMap" label this is for those of us looking at the map on a mobile device that want to be able to get a map to the location from your current location. Clicking this link will open up Google maps with a pin of the address and let you get directions.
- Price Scale, we have done our best to put the pricing in the following scale most based on yelp or other reviews. $ = less than $10, $$ = $10 - $20, $$$ = > $30, $$$$ = Crazy expensive
A notice to all out of towners going in large groups. Most places will charge an automatic gratuity of around 18% for groups 6 or more even if your service is subpar.
I have been asked a few times what my "can't miss" places are. Well every year I make it a point to visit Molly Moon's ice cream the hill is a hike but they have some awesome flavors. Lil Woody's has a great burger just avoid them Monday as they give them away free on labor day (usually 2-5pm) and the lines are nuts. You also cannot go wrong heading down to pikes place market and visiting one of the many small shops there.
Making suggestions and or corrections, places closed etc (and please do!!)
I am very busy at work this year but want to keep this list as updated as possible so please give us as many details as possible if you want your suggestion added. I just won't have as much research time this year as past years. As people post places in the thread we will update the spreadsheet listing about once a week or 2 with those that make sense and have enough details. PLEASE include what you think the pricing is like in the $-$$$ format if you suggest a listing. If you don't give us details chances are we will say oh sounds cool but not list it because we don't know enough about it. Please at least give the pricing and type of food. If you can include the address, website, and distance that is even more helpful.
Here is a link to the current spreadsheet.
Oh look here is a crazy busy map I made of all the places in the list!
And here are extra maps of places other members have created.
Fast Food map by Initialdor
Gluten Free places map by ?? (Aww this one is gone the owner trashed it. If you have one let me know and I'll link to it.)
Finally if you are interested in helping in a larger capacity I am looking for assistance maintaining this list as I'm pretty busy with work and frankly not sure how many more PAXes (PAXen?) I can catch badges for. This is year 9 but competition is fierce. Everyone can read the list but for edit access I would prefer someone local to the area and committed to updating details for the next few years at a minimum. PM me if interested. Enjoy the food and enjoy PAX!
Go for the eyes Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!