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Seattle's Southern Cuisine

Cajun, Creole, and soul food — not what you were expecting to dine on in Seattle? Give it a try and spice up your visit!
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1716 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
It’s simply not possible to walk away from Southern Kitchen hungry; you’re much more likely to walk away carrying a doggie bag packed full of fried chicken, red beans and rice, and mashed potatoes. This little corner cafe is always humming with...
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4201 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
As the PDX local expert, I do try to venture north every now and again to observe how the neighbors are getting along. Roux is a wonderful wisp of fresh energy for the SEA food scene. From the striking location on Fremont to the cajun cooking with...
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501 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
There’s nothing fancy about Ezell’s, a hole-in-the-wall fried chicken joint in Seattle's Central District—there isn’t even seating. But that’s not the point. You don’t go to Ezell’s for the ambience; you go for the crispy, batter-fried drumsticks,...
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403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
A small, Southern-influenced cafe on the 15th Avenue strip, the Wandering Goose is worth a visit if only for its excellent neon sign – a plump, bottom-heavy goose waddling back and forth. Their breakfast and lunch fare includes classics like...
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Seattle, WA, USA
When you see Jemil’s big yellow truck, you know you’re in for some hearty comfort food: catfish po’boys, spicy gumbo and jambalaya, and red beans and rice. If you can’t decide, get the catfish sampler platter and try a bit of everything. It takes...
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400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
My Sweet Lil Cakes serves up sweet and savory waffles from a cheerful bright orange truck. Sweet options include a red velvet buttermilk waffle with dark cherries and sweet cream cheese, and the signature savory option is the chicken and waffle...
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9826 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
Roll up your sleeves, tuck in your plastic bibs, and lick your chops — it’s about to get messy. When you order a crawfish boil at Crawfish House, you get a big plastic sack sloshing with spicy sauce, seafood, sausage, and corn. Don’t forget the...
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9261 57th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
This chicken-and-waffles joint is owned by NBA star Nate Robinson, which explains the basketball jerseys and memorabilia decorating the restaurant. What needs no explanation are the juicy, sauce-glazed wings and fluffy, oversized waffles delivered...