Visitors? MMTyler says: Lowell’s

I’ve been in Seattle five months, and my first “real” guests have arrived. You know, the ones who actually just want to see you, and hang out with you, and know what you’ve been up to, but who are too shy to actually kick off their shoes and browse through your refrigerator. So they say, “Show me Seattle.”

The problem being, of course, that we’re still tourists here ourselves. Five months, you know? I still only know three diners, although I’m getting better with cafes. So we can show them the touristy things we’ve seen and liked, and go see some of the touristy things that are still on our list.

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So we took them down to Pike Place Market … and started eating. We got there early, because we wanted to get a window seat at Lowell’s. Lowell’s is good, because it satisfies my need for diner food (even though they don’t have a counter or booths, really), they have a seafood selection so that you know that you’re in the northwest, and if you time it right or don’t mind waiting, you get a nice view of the water.

And the food is really yummy.

They make a big deal about the corned beef hash. Well, everyone who serves corned beef hash makes a big deal about whatever corned beef hash they serve, but Lowell’s serves really top notch stuff.

So, yeah, I gotta say, if you’ve got friends who don’t mind being dragged to a place that’s not really convenient … Lowell’s is an interesting place to start the Seattle experience.

2 Comments so far

  1. Sandy (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    Heck yeah, Lowell’s is great. When I was little and growing up here, my grandmother and I would go there and I thought it was the coolest place in the world. And for people who don’t have the childhood connection, the view is just fabulous. I think they even shot some scenes there in Sleepless in Seattle, just for the view.


  2. MMTyler (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    Excellent! I’m glad it got a “local’s” stamp of approval!



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