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Great Cheap Places to Eat in Seattle

Updated on August 7, 2015
Eating out in Seattle doesn't have to be expensive.
Eating out in Seattle doesn't have to be expensive. | Source

Finding a great cheap place to eat in Seattle can be difficult. Yes, we would all love to eat at Sky City in the Space Needle, but that's not possible for most of us. For people touring Seattle, they want the best possible place to eat while on a budget. It's those nice hole in the wall places with amazing food that is memorable. So, to save you tourists and natives trouble, here is a list of some great cheap places to eat in Seattle, Washington.

What is Paseo's Menu like?

Paseo's menu consists of many delicious looking dishes. The most expensive dishes on their menu is $13.00.

Paseo - Caribbean Cuisine

Paseo specializes in Caribbean food that will make your mouth water. The wait and the walk there may be long, but it is well worth it. If you go, make sure you get lots of napkins because it will get messy. Their most popular dish their Caribbean Roast for $8.50 which is pork shoulder in paseo marinade. They slow roast it and it is melt in your mouth amazing. They serve lunch and dinner, plenty to choose from so everyone will be happy, and even outside seating! They only accept cash so make sure you are well prepared since you do not want to pass this place up!

Baguette Box Menu

With their most expensive menu item being $12.50, these sandwiches and salads are delicious and cheap.

Baguette Box - Sandwiches

Baguette Box is a simple sandwich shop that only uses fresh ingredients. They have an online ordering system and they deliver so getting a sandwich is simple and easy. Baguette Box has a sandwich for everyone. If you are feeling extra hungry, they also offer a "baguette box" which also includes potato salad and a slice of banana cake with coconut sauce (yum!)

Pike Place Chowder Menu

Check out Pike Place Chowder's website here.

Pike Place Market in Seattle
Pike Place Market in Seattle | Source

Pike Place Chowder - Seafood

In the heart of Pike Place is this wonderful chowder restaurant. Pike Place Chowder has eight different types of chowders ranging from your basic chowder to a chowder including halibut, crab, salmon, and oysters! A bowl of chowder ranges from $4.95 for an 8 ounce bowl to $9.95 for a sourdough bread bowl. People rave that Pike Place Chowder has the best chowder they have ever tasted! Definitely a place to check out if you are on a budget.

Chaos Central - Hot Dogs

The perfect place to get a hot dog, this hot dog vendor is parked in a Shell station. They are open late and are raved to be the best hot dogs you'll ever eat. The only downsides to this hot dog stand is the loud noise. Cheap and delicious hot dogs. Who could beat that? Warning though, this hot dog stand is usually the go to place for people who are drunk. If that is not your crowd, you probably do not want to go. If you are willing to take a risk for the best hot dogs ever, do it.

Il Corvo Pasta - Italian

If you are in the mood for Italian, Il Corvo Pasta is the way to go. Their pasta is handmade by them and it is only for $9! They rotate their pasta and you have three to choose from! Downside? They are only open during the week so if you want to experience their amazing pasta, you'll have to go then. If you are a pasta enthusiest, this is a definite and cheap place to check out.

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A markerPaseo on Fremont -
4225 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
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Paseo on Fremont

B markerPaseo on Seaview Ave -
Ballard 6226 Seaview Ave NW
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C markerBaguette Box on Pine Street -
1203 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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D markerBaguette Box on Fremont -
626 North 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
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E markerPike Place Chowder -
1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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F markerChaos Central -
848 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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G markerIl Corvo Pasta -
217 James Street, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
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Choosing the right restaurant can be hard. Especially when a budget is involved. But, you don't need money to find a great place to eat. Check out some of these restaurants! I know you won't be disappointed. What are your favorite cheap places to eat in Seattle?


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    • LagunaAlkaline profile image

      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      I haven't been to Seattle since I was in 6th grade. I can't wait to go again this month!

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      SaffronBlossom 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Seattle is on my list of places to visit! The Italian restaurant sounds fabulous...I can't ever resist a good bowl of pasta.

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      I haven't had it either! I want to though, I bet it's so flavorful. Thanks for the voting! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub.

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      idigwebsites 5 years ago from United States

      If I ever get to Seattle, the first thing I would do is to check out all these wonderful eating joints you recommended. Caribbean cuisine is the one I haven't tried before, so I think it would be my first destination. Up and interesting. :)

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thanks! I wish I could go to these places every day! Thank goodness I only live about 3 hours away so it's not TOO bad.

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      I really want to check out Paseo! Maybe if you go to Seattle we can meet up and explore these places together!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      They all sound good but they are a bit far! Good to know if I ever get to Seattle! this was greast and chock full of good, interesting information!

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      Geekdom 5 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions. My favorite place to eat was Tokyo Gardens in the U district but I recently learned it had shut down. Might have to check some of these out when I get a chance to visit there again. especially Paseo.

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      I know what you mean MaximumFatLoss! Luckily, I am making a trip up there in a couple weeks! I am probably going to hit every place on my list.

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      Abby Campbell 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Now I just have to make a trip to Seattle to visit Pike Place Chowder! Sounds so yummy and I love seafood!