Alienated by the uppity chic restaurants serving high-falutin foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce? Yearning to go “Old School” at a friendly neighborhood joint with no pretension? Hungry for grub you can afford to adore without a high-tech salary?
This season’s “Store to Adore” is BLUE STAR CAFE & PUB in the Wallingford neighborhood.
As the local owners say more eloquently on their website, “Blue Star is Seattle’s perfect Wallingford restaurant spot to meet, eat, and be social. Enjoy our easy casual dining experience and find what you love to eat amongst our large menu selections ‘featuring fresh local ingredients and scratch recipes’…Our pub favorites just happen to compliment any dish ~ all-time famous Bloody Marys, fresh squeezed OJ mimosas, 22 rotating local beers on tap, Washington wines, and the bartender’s seasonal concoctions. We have a passion for feeding Seattle everyday ~ since 1975.”
But don’t take our word for it; check out their reviews on YELP.
Blue Star is best known for its breakfast and drinks, rather than their lunch/dinner foods. Our daughter was pleased to see Mac & Cheese on the kid’s menu.
- LOCATION: 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Next to another Store to Adore, the zany Archie McPhee.
- HOURS: Mon thru Fri 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat/Sun 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Happy Hour: every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Breakfast until 2:30 p.m. every day!
- For their menus: CLICK HERE.
Happy Hour every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Breakfast until 2:30 p.m. every day!
For a recent write-up by neighborhood blog Wallyhood, CLICK HERE.
Wallingford, led by the Wallingford Community Council, has reluctantly (but admirably) become Ground Zero in North Seattle for challenging the City Hall “Establishment” of for-profit developers and ideological interest groups that wrap themselves in fake progressive and inclusive talking points, but abuse local government power and money to steamroll existing residents for their own narrow objectives. Is it because Wallingford voted overwhelmingly for McGinn and Maddux rather than Ed Murray and Rob Johnson? So order that Manny’s or Mimosa at Blue Star and stick it to The Man!
MORE: In previous issues of “4 to Explore,” we highlighted other gems of Wallingford including the Wallingford Wurst Festival (Septembers), Wide World Travel Store (now closed), Chutney’s Bistro (Indian cuisine), Archie McPhee toy store, and Ro Ro’s barbecue. If the vanilla ice cream at Blue Star is not enough, walk a few blocks East on NE 45th Street for ice cream at Molly Moon’s or gelato at Fainting Goat. Also, be sure to visit the Wallingford Farmer’s Market this summer.