If you’re rolling with a few children who just burned 800 calories playing tag and throwing pebbles around, you need the closest place where you can toss french fries in their general direction, guzzle down beer, and eat a burger that most definitely will not have pink in the middle but will taste good anyway. The patio at Magnuson Cafe is huge and looks out onto the water - which is something the kids won’t care about between bites of grilled cheese, but your adult friends would probably find cool.
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Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
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Perihelion Brewery is a neighborhood spot in Beacon Hill with great beer and solid American bar snacks.
Optimism Brewing Company
You won’t find a basil-beet-dragonfruit-infused sour ale at Optimism in Capitol Hill. This is a great bar that about simple, classic stuff.
Peddler Brewing Company
Drinking beer and eating Mean Sandwich outside at Peddler is a very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Ballard.
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