Hello fellow PAX’ers!
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to planning for a vacation (or in this case a convention), I tend to get a little…obsessive. Being a food blogger, the first thing that comes to mind is making a proper list of places to eat. I’ve noted several restaurants below, mixing it with some sit in, experiences, fast food spots and cafes. As much as I want to concentrate in taking in everything PAX can offer, I know I’ll need to refuel here and there. I made this list for myself (and subsequently, the Google Map), but I thought I’d share it here on my site for everyone else too. Please feel free to share and also, let me know if you think I missed any good ones! PS, I’ve embedded the Google Map I made complete with food AND places to visit in Seattle at the bottom of this list!
Crab Pot Restaurant
1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 USA
If you’ve never been, it is a bit of a tourist trap but it’s also good fun. You get a bib and a mallet and you get to work on your pile of seafood.
The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 USA
Dinner + a Cabaret Show? Sold.
500 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 USA
Korean street food, cuz you could use a little Seoul. 😉
(Sit Down/To Go)
1909 1st ve, Seattle, WA 98101 USA
(Sit Down Restaurant)
700 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98109 USA
Well this had to be here because Cheesecake Factory. If you haven’t ever been to one, now’s your chance. Lunch specials are cheaper than the dinner menu and the cheesecakes are a must.
Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Get your fill of diner burgers at Johnny Rockets!
New Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant II
(Vietnamese Sit Down)
1529 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Because a Pho craving can strike at any time.
(Sit Down but To Go)
1124 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
A serious piece of pizza.
(Sandwiches To Go)
Melrose Market, 1531 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
I’m guessing the Ham&Beecher’s is one of the popular ones…
1501 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(Sandwiches To Go)
907 Madison Street, WA 98104
Cute Deli you have to check out and grab a sandwich from.
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
(Japanese / Ramen, etc Sit Down)
320 East Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98122
1219 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
It’s iconic, so you might as well go check it out.
(Korean/Japanese Sit Down)
611 E Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98122
I had to do a double take, as there is a restaurant here named the same thing and they serve almost the same items, with the exception of the Korean fusion bit.
Refuel at these Coffee Shops:
500 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
One of my favourite places to grab a coffee.
310 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122
Support local coffee shops!
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
616 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Stumptown is not to be missed. Try their Chocolate Cold Brew.
1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
You’re in the right city to have Starbucks. You can also visit their Pike Place Market location (ie, the first Starbucks location).
Venture Outside of the PAX Radius:
Paseo Caribbean Restaurant
(Popular Sandwich Shop)
4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
Recently re-opened, this small Caribbean shop is super popular.
The Wandering Goose
(Biscuits, fried chicken…and other stuff)
403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
I don’t know why I’m so drawn to biscuits, but I am.
The Walrus and the Carpenter
(Highly rated, long lineups, sit down)
4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States
One of Seattle’s most popular and highly rated restaurants. It’s known for having a long lineup, but nothing compared to PAX, right?
(Contemporary Thai, Sit Down/To Go)
1523 E Madison St #101, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
This is on my to-eat list, it’s been recommended by locals!
(Pizza, Sit Down or To Go)
525 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, United States
Think Serious Pie but cheaper.
(Southern BBQ/Sit Down or To Go)
3620 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
BARBECUE SUNDAE. ‘Nuff said.