About Stanford's - Southcenter

Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever-popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders. Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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17380 Southcenter parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
7 days: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00 pm.

Cross Street:
Best Buy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 575-7454

Website:
http://www.stanfords.com/

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is shared with shopping center

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stanford's - Southcenter Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was terrible!! We ordered salads which came and the meal arrived in the next minute. And then we did not see our waitress until she brought the check, no dessert menu nothing. Granted, we did not expect amazing from Stanford's but this was unbelievable. Thank goodness we had a gift card that had been given to us, so we didn't waste our money!

Tags: Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We had to wait for 15 minuets while they cleaned tables and our order was wrong and we had to wait another 15 minutes for food that took an hour to arrive after ordering but we filled the time by talking.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Sat at a table despite multiple open booths. When requested booth were told they were for people who made reservations which we had. They were still empty when we finished. Felt like staff were trying to get rid if us, offering to put out order on fast track. Tried to order a drink and was told the bartender discouraged that drink because it would fall apart. The waiter did not talk to us, just at us as he walked by and was not attentive. The food was ok,not good. Very disappointed as the Stanford's in Northgate had been wonderful. We will not return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Always very tasty good food and service. Booths are quiet compared to many similar location I dine at.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server “Rosie” made our evening GREAT!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had a ladies get together and birthday celebration for 4. The drinks were great especially the Habanero Marguerita! Appetizer and entrees were very good. I hadn't been to Stanford's in quite a while. It was nice and quiet in our area but we weren't! LOL

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I have NEVER been disappointed when I've dined here. All you can want and more. My friend ordered the True Cod fish and chips, and I ordered the Chicken Nuggets with 3 different dipping sauces. I do NOT eat French fries once they cool . . . THESE were a tremendous exception - kept eating them even cold from the refrigerator!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our server Brandon was great, very nice and accommodating. My concern was with the SLOW kitchen time, took close to an hour to get our food. One of our party had to leave before the food arrived but they boxed up her food so she could take it with her.
The food was good and the waiter was great, but will not be anxious to return do to the long wait to get our food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Waitress was awesome. The crowd was too loud and we had to move from one table to another just to find more noise. Need better screens to block sound. Ousters had too much breading. We removed it to find the ouster flavor. Again, service was exceptional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I went to Stanford's after a long absence because of an advertised 2-for-1 special if we ordered off the "Special Sheet", but when we got there, we were informed that the advertising was in error and the deal was changed by the manager this week to having to order off the section of the menu that has the cheap lunch specials (like a half salad and lower cost items). So essentially, this was a bait and switch offer from Stanford's which doesn't sit well for me. The server, Lynn, was exceptional, but everything else cried out, "Going out of business...or should be!" Wait staffing was at a bare minimum level and the restaurant had very few diners compared to the 'old days' and yet, the food came to the table barely warm, delivered by the manager or the assistant manager. How long does it take to pick up food and walk 60 feet? Can't say I'll be going back after the bait and switch and poor food quality/condition.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our recent visit to Stanford's was to welcome friends returning to the US after deployment in US Govt. Service. Only 4 of us, but it was important. Overall, everything went well with one small disappointment. We go to Stanford's for special occasions like this a few time a year - to highlight Stanford's signature ribs. Most times the ribs are excellent - juicy and very tasty. This night, the ribs were "OK" - but not as spectacular as usual - but we ate them all anyway!!! The ribs were somewhat dry and overdone to our taste. We have learned over the years to expect that dip in quality occasionally at fine restaurants when we build the high expectations to our guests.

Overall, everything was great! Service was outstanding! Thanx!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I had an issue with my debit card being charged for the wrong amount. I called once I realized the error and the manager, Mark, could not have been nicer or quicker to rectify the problem.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

All three of us enjoyed our meals. Our server was great, except we didn't see her often enough. I think she might have had too many tables. We were celebrating birthdays and wanted a nice visit, but they placed a noisy child two booths away.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were patrons on New Years Eve and my only complaint was that the main meal took a long time to be served, but the waitress kept us informed on three occasions and the management took our appetizer off the menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is always our go- to restaurant. We love the food, the staff is personable, and service is excellent. That's what you look for in a good restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our steaks were just not good. We were disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was the first time I had ever been to standford’s. I was there with a friend celebrating a birthday. The service was Amazing our waitress was great with keeping

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I go to Stanford's because I feel like any guest I take will be able to find something on the menu that he/she likes. The food is generally good. They are also well-organized and usually efficient. We were there during holiday season and were informed by the server that there were a lot of parties there that day. Unfortunately, this meant slow service to start, then waiting over 1/2 hour for our food. But, the food was good and we all enjoyed our lunches. I think for a business meal, this is a good choice. Be careful if you have time restrictions; otherwise you can enjoy a hearty meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Stanfords is a great restaurant and the food was very good. We enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with friends. The food was excellent and our Waitress Cindy was superb. Great night

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 13, 2017

second bad meal in a row we have had at the restaurant. slow and inattentive service. we will not be going back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went for Sunday late night dinner after attending the Seattle Nutcracker Ballet. We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary and the experience was wonderful. They even provided a special "Anniversary" free desert. The wine and food were incredible. They staff was wonderful. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Not the best visit but I’ll most likely return because I’m sure this place has a lot to offer.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place with lots of booths and good food, especially the baby back ribs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Neither I nor my date were impressed. Calimari greasy. Food OK, but not really differential from, say, Applebee's. Given that we spent $100 including tip and no drinks, don't think it was good value for money. Better places in that price range within a mile.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a special treat to dine here, even without a special occasion. The waitstaff is always attentive, without being obtrusive. Menu has many standard features plus always a great "fresh" sheet. Great cocktails, including their own creations. Well-priced and always good. The hosts and hostesses are always professional and make one feel welcome.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with my visit on Sunday. After ordering it took over 40 minutes for our food to arrive. And, the fries I got with my meal were stone cold. I had the French dip and it had not flavor whatsoever. Additionally the friend I was with her we had to ask to get her coffee refill. Our server Lindsey was not attentive to our needs and took over 20 minutes to get our closing check. I'm going to think twice about returning to Standfords again!!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We used to eat at Stanfords in Portland and really liked it. This Stanfords was quite large and they did not have enough wait staff. It took 45 minutes to get soup and salad and over an hour for entrees which were simple, tacos and a Caesar salad with ahi. Food was not very fresh, soup was very salty and pretty gross. Never could get a second drink. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I know that Standfords have a nice children's menu, so thought it would be a great experience for my 2 grandchildren to dine there for a special "Grandma lunch". The server was attentive until our order was placed - we received our meals, the food was very good -- however the extras that come with the kids menu never arrived at our table. Our server did not check on us or ask if we needed anything -- she did arrive to present the check - at that point we had to ask for drink refills and about the ice cream that came with the kids lunches (never saw the bread or fruit that was to be included). It looked like the restaurant was short staffed - our server had MANY tables to take care of! I will give Stanfords 1 more chance -- hoping that they can be more attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

No complaints. Great for talking. Meeting with friends to catch up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a late reservation on a Friday night. The service was a little slow, but I think that is just because of the late hour. The food was excellent (we had prime rib, the artichoke dip, and the seared ahi appetizer). Excellent portions, and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Mediocre at best. Food was edible. Service was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Only disappointing thing was on line said it was our anniversary and nothing happened

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They seemed to be understaffed. We waited 30 minutes for our food after we placed our order. Do they put people with Open Table reservations at terrible tables purposely? We were seated right outside the entrance to the kitchen, so we listened to back of house noise and yelling the entire time. The restaurant was mostly empty, so there was no excuse for the slow service or the crappy table. This was possibly the worst dining experience we have had at this location. We were getting ready to just leave money for our drinks and walk out after 30 minutes. Not sure we will return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always a good meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went to Stanford's for a birthday dinner. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, the service was rather slow. We had cold coffee and it took a long time to get our order or our food. However, the atmosphere is wonderful and the server was very kind. I think maybe we were just there on an off night, because our dining experiences at Stanford's previously were very good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday. The food and service was excellent.
Their menu is good but has changed. No more daily specials, much less seafood. Hopefully they will return to the previous excellent selection. Otherwise this will become a homum offering.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went for our anniversary. When I made the reservation I specifically stated this and we didn't want to be seated by kids. We had kids all around. Good took over an hour and the waiter was very inattentive. Won't go back despite the tasty food. Not worth it.

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