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Specials at top restaurants in South of Seattle

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Basil's Seattle Restaurant & LoungeBasil's Seattle Restaurant & Lounge
173 reviews
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Northwest | Tukwila, South of Seattle

I attended the Holiday Buffett for the first time for Christmas. I‘d been thinking about going for the past few years and finally decided to go since I was on my own this year. The Buffett offerings were amazing and so tasty. There was roasted turkey, ham, prime rib and fish. I only tasted the prime rib-it was not hot but it was tender and seasoned perfectly. There was garlic mashed potatoes with butter, candied yams with walnuts, roasted carrots, broccoli, and other vegetables along with dinner rolls and crab/seafood bisque with creme fraiche. I had the yams, broccoli and bisque. The veggies were sooooo good! The soup was heavy and a little off-I didn’t taste much seafood in it and the color wasn’t appetizing-looked more like gumbo rue than seafood bisque. The bisque was a disappointment, but the rest of the meal and the offerings more than made up for it. I also had some shrimp cocktail that was delicious and a sampling of spectacular desserts-a mini lemon pie with graham cracker crust that was gluten free but was probably the best dessert I had next to the lemon layer cake and the chocolate pot de creme. There was cheesecake, cookies, chocolates, biscotti, so many things. I ate as much as I could without overeating-1 plate of food and 2 saucers of dessert- and ordered a cocktail! - and I left satisfied and very glad I came-I will be back next year! I wish I would have eaten more veggies and skipped the bisque though-it was a wonderful meal. More

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Marketplace Café - Nordstrom SouthcenterMarketplace Café - Nordstrom Southcenter
14 reviews
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American | Tukwila, South of Seattle

always a pleasant respite from the hectic traffic and the bustle of the mall. the staff are friendly, the ambiance nice, and the food is very good. I appreciate the variety of options for lunch though I never can pass up the fabulous tomato soup! The desserts are always tempting, too. It's a relaxing setting that I continue to visit; and if friends are from Seattle, it's a nice half-way site since I live in the south sound. More

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MAY KITCHEN + BAR1. MAY KITCHEN + BAR
1088 reviews
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Thai | Vashon, South of Seattle

Everything is top notch here. Always enjoy the table side Phad Thai presentation. Service is excellent. Cocktails are creative and fabulous. And, the food! Yum! More

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Paolo's Italian Restaurant2. Paolo's Italian Restaurant
538 reviews
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Italian | Kent, South of Seattle

Had a sick teen at home, so came out for a delicious meal! The food is consistently delicious. I have yet to try something that is t flavorful and tasty. Everyone is earnest and kind. This place is a big win for me and my family! More

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The Restaurant at Alderbrook3. The Restaurant at Alderbrook
888 reviews
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Northwest | Union, South of Seattle

Great Place to enjoy the view and atmosphere. Good was good but not excellent as the crab in both of our dishes; omelet and eggs benedict was not fresh and had been frozen. For the price expected fresh crab. All in all we had a very nice St. Patty's Day brunch. More

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Frankie's B Town Bistro4. Frankie's B Town Bistro
108 reviews
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Italian | Burien, South of Seattle

We were pleasantly surprised during dinner that our friends were there. We had recently suggested they give Frankie's a try! Everything was great, except, I wish they would ask us if we prefer a booth or table when seating so we don't have to turn down their initial seating designation. More

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Verrazanos Italian Restaurant5. Verrazanos Italian Restaurant
145 reviews
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Italian | Redondo Beach, South of Seattle

My wife’s birthday. Quality entrees. Our first visit and will go back. The only disappointment was the very small overpriced Tiramisu. Good flavor but not worth $9. More

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South of Seattle restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Maple Valley Bar & GrillMaple Valley Bar & Grill
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American | Kent, South of Seattle

Maple Valley Bar & Grill offers delicious American fare in a cozy setting with contemporary decor. This family-friendly eatery features a patio area for guests to enjoy the weather as they dine. It serves dishes such as pancakes with chicken sausage and challah bread French toast during breakfast. Maple Valley Bar & Grill's lunch and dinner menus also have a variety of entrées. Patrons can feast on a Cajun turkey club, a burger or salmon tacos.

Located near Four Corner Square Mall, Maple Valley Bar & Grill features a gluten-free menu and party platters. Cocktails, wine and beer are offered with meals. The restaurant has a daily happy hour with food and drink specials. This eatery takes reservations and also hosts events in its banquet room.

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Sgt Brand's BBQSgt Brand's BBQ
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Barbecue | Aberdeen / Hoquiam, South of Seattle

Sgt Brand’s BBQ is a small batch limited service restaurant in The Shoppes at Riverside, in Aberdeen WA. Our food is influenced by both southern BBQ and Northwest flavors to create a fusion that tastes as good as it looks. Now that the Former SGT Brand has retired from the military we are ready to start cooking for you. Mrs.Sgt & Retired Sgt Brand want you to always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue!More

Discover South of Seattle

Whether you're headed into or out of the city, there are many wonderful reasons to linger south of Seattle. The dining options here are more laid-back but with the same quality you'd expect in the big city. Classic American seafood is still in high demand, but the area also supports less common cuisines, like Caribbean and Thai. Get a real feel for the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced, award-winning chowders, or get a taste of something else entirely with island-inspired dishes like jerk chicken. Pan-Asian fare abounds. You'll have your choice of everything from traditional miso soup to Thai swimming rama.

Discover South of Seattle

Whether you're headed into or out of the city, there are many wonderful reasons to linger south of Seattle. The dining options here are more laid-back but with the same quality you'd expect in the big city. Classic American seafood is still in high demand, but the area also supports less common cuisines, like Caribbean and Thai. Get a real feel for the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced, award-winning chowders, or get a taste of something else entirely with island-inspired dishes like jerk chicken. Pan-Asian fare abounds. You'll have your choice of everything from traditional miso soup to Thai swimming rama.