Good Eats Near Sea-Tac

Good morning PNW!

After traveling all day on the pretzels only airline, I’ll arrive Sea-Tac at rush hour. I was thinking of grabbing a bite near the airport before heading upstate through Seattle traffic.

Any recommendations? I get hangry under such circumstances.

For visitors, it’s the theme, not necessarily menu, and it’s on the way downtown:

Nice! I assume this is near the Boeing Facility and museum?


It is.


I still need to post about it, but my Somalian ride-share driver recommended and I visited Juba in Tukwila for Somalian food, which certainly is something quite different than anything that’ll be recommended.


And this is what we did for a quick bite, while waiting out the rush hour. Next time would probably stick with the egg dishes. There were lots of regulars there, we know this because the sign wasn’t even lit up after dark. Every booth is duck taped together, but the amount of flight memorabilia is amazing.


“Next time” says a lot.

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After getting over the shock of seeing this thread, I was dismayed to realize the recommendation was needed for today. Not too much HO action up here in the PNW. Maybe next time…



Please chime in nonetheless, it will happen again.

And I’m gonna need Dungeness in Burlington/Sedro Woolly area Sunday. Or deal with an irate former Washingtonian on what is undoubtably a last trip home. Had some in Everett today but since the menu said it was from Oregon it doesn’t count. Sigh.

Under consideration is Chuckanut Manor in Bow, Wa.

If you have any opinion on this, for the love of all that is or may be holy, let me know.

It sounds like you want to eat them in a restaurant, correct? H says Chuckanut Manor is well regarded, as is the LaConner Seafood and Prime Rib Resto. I would definitely call these places to ensure they have Wa dungenness. We have no personal experience with these two places.

My only other suggestion would be to buy some at Costco or a supermarket and steam them at home.

Oh and the Swinomish Casino near Bow, with a restaurant named the 13 Moons. They offer crab cocktails, Crab Louie, crab cakes, and crab crusted ling cod. Also crab Mac n cheese. Again, no personal experience here. Good luck and please let me know if you find a good place. Enjoy your visit as well, even though it sounds bittersweet. Hope everything goes smoothly for you!

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Our home this weekend is a hotel. Thanks for the recs, I’m throwing them in the pot of consideration!

Did you find any good, local places with the fresh dungies @Lambowner? If so, where?

Oh yes! Short visit but we squeezed two in. Chuckanut Manor has wonderful service in a very old setting. I had a open faced crab sandwich and a whiskey crab soup. If you look close you can see Nessie.

We had a fabulous crab salad in Anacortes at a place called Secret Cove, located in a remote area on the water, we fell in love.

I can also recommend The Rhody Cafe, which is owned by the family of a friend down here in my neighborhood in the deep South! Unfortunately I didn’t make it there, but it is also on Chuckanut Road.

I miss it already, it’s my home town. Thanks for all the suggestions! I’ll be back!


Great that you enjoyed the experience and the meals! We’ll have to give it a try. Liked the pics too.

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Thanks for reminding me to post my pics and thoughts here, I’m ususally the one to demand people report back, but I was late with this report!

I hope to see more from our PNW folks here on HO. Portland, Seattle, Montana, Idaho, please let us know what you are eating! This is an amazing food area that is still unexplored here. I’d love to hear from Alaska too!

The PNW of my youth is vastly different from what it is now, but the food is still the same, and the amazing scenery. I would invite my family there to join this group, but none are focused on good eats.

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Well, it isn’t unexplored to us.
More like undiscovered.
But that’s also okay with us.

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Typical day on the way to my home :heart:

Ha! I pass this chunk of the road twice a week usually, on my to-fro to my work apartment from my real house.

@Lambowner, thanks for posting the exit 230 pic; exactly like it looks all 365 days a year lol! (It’s getting crowded up here in the Puget Sound, don’t need anymore people moving up - 2nd worst traffic in the country, ugh)

We do, however, need more posters from the PNW. I can at least partially cover the Alaskan food scene, if only vicariously at times…

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