Dine list

Bob’s Burgers &Brew

8822 Quil Ceda Parkway, Tulalip; 360-654-3605; www.bobsburgersandbrew.com

Specialty: the name hits the highlights

Our dinner was disappointing, but brunch was wonderful.

Reviewed March 16

Golden House

12030 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo


Specialty: Chinese cuisine

Here’s fine Chinese food with friendly, attentive service.

Reviewed March 9

Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub

122 128th St. SE, Everett; 425-355-5300; www.shawnodonnells.com

Specialty: American favorites

Restaurateur puts an Irish touch on many of the American favorites, keeps the prices in check and prepares it all well.

Reviewed March 2

Thai Valley

7415 Hardeson Road, Suite C, Everett; 425-348-9707; www.thaivalleyrestaurant.com

Specialty: Thai cuisine

Excellent Thai eatery near Boeing brings skill to the preparation of unusual dishes and more familiar ones alike.

Reviewed Feb. 23

Brooklyn Brothers Pizzeria

1919 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-258-6900

Specialty: pizza and salads

New Events Center-area restaurant brings a New York feel, and tasty pizza, to Everett.

Reviewed Feb. 16

Duvall Grill

28227 NE 146th, Duvall; 425-844-1430

Specialty: American favorites

The Duvall Grill’s well-prepared comfort food is a good reason to help the storm-battered town bounce back.

Reviewed Feb. 9

Pho Everett

1717 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-259-9857

Specialty: Vietnamese soup and sandwiches

The Vietnamese eatery’s owner is back from new-baby leave and once again is serving intensely flavorful soup and sandwiches.

Reviewed Feb. 2

Vera Cruz

8715 271st St., Stanwood; 360-629-9391

Specialty: Mexican cuisine

This delicious Mexican food won’t disappoint diners.

Reviewed Jan. 26

Strawberry Patch Cafe

2718 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-339-2257

Specialty: American diner favorites

Downtown Everett eatery just keeps on pleasing customers.

Reviewed Jan. 19

Thai Cottage

417 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-2222; www.thaicottage.net

Specialty: Thai cuisine

Along with fresh food prepared well at modest prices, you’ll get a few surprises here.

Reviewed Jan. 12


314 State Ave., Marysville; 360-659-9222

Specialty: Greek and Italian cuisine

Marysville restaurant continues to please, after 20 years in business.

Reviewed Jan. 5

The Alehouse and Eatery

10111 Main St., Bothell; 425-485-2972

Specialty: American favorites

Check out historic Bothell venue for decent pub meals and a variety of beers.

Reviewed Dec. 29

Meyer’s Cafe

1700 W. Marine View Drive, Suite C, Everett; 425-259-3875

Specialty: breakfast and lunch

Try this comfortable, accommodating cafe for your waterfront breakfast.

Reviewed Dec. 22


101 Union Ave., Snohomish; 360-568-8080; www.mardinis.com

Specialty: Mediterranean favorites

Snohomish favorite as wonderful a dining experience as ever.

Reviewed Dec. 15

Shire Cafe (inside Mirkwood)

117 E. Division St., Arlington; 360-403-9020

Specialty: vegetarian

Arlington cafe’s offerings are meatless, not tasteless, for hungry hobbits.

Reviewed Dec. 8

Amigo Mexican Restaurant

6996 265th St. NW, Suite 101, Stanwood; 360-629-5052, www.stanwoodamigos.com

Specialty: Mexican cuisine

Restaurant suffers in the details.

Reviewed Dec. 1

Gumbo, Catfish and BBQ House

9214 State Ave., Marysville; 360-653-5174

Specialty: Cajun and Southern-style cuisine

Southern hospitality and cooking fit right in in Marysville.

Reviewed Nov. 24

Wasabi Factory Japanese Grill &Sushi Bar

7415 Hardeson Road, Building B-Suite A, Everett; 425-353-0340

Specialty: Japanese cuisine

The food’s fresh, authentic and delicious.

Reviewed Nov. 17

Chang’s Mongolian Grill

7601 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-1925

Specialty: stir-fry

Popular assemble-it-yourself restaurant has ‘em waiting in the parking lot.

Reviewed Nov. 10

Tres Hermanos

11605 State Ave., No. 100, Marysville; 360-657-4273

Specialty: Mexican cuisine

The brothers feature Mexican food that has variable spiciness, for those who fear the heat.

Reviewed Nov. 3

Paradise Burger

17323 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington

Specialty: burgers

Paradise is no longer lost for burger lovers.

Reviewed Oct. 27

AA China Buffet

607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, 425-513-8168

Specialty: Asian-style buffet.

Seafood and chicken lead the sumptuous buffet table.

Reviewed Oct. 20


924 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-3928

Specialty: house-created American dishes

Beloved Snohomish restaurant is worth making reservations for.

Reviewed Oct. 13

Glacier Lanes Restaurant and Lounge

9630 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-0202

Cuisine: American favorites

The yummy breakfast is served all day – and without the smoke.

Reviewed Oct. 6

Peking Palace

16820 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; 360-653-7288

Cuisine: Mandarin and Szechwan

New restaurant serves quality Chinese cuisine in attractive surroundings.

Reviewed Sept. 29

Amante Pizza and Pasta

4809 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-339-8300

Specialty: Italian favorites

The Italian chain brings its reputation for excellent service and good food to a new Everett location.

Reviewed Sept. 22

Marson’s Restaurant

Inside the Club Casino, 620 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite 777, Everett; 425-212-2266

Specialty: European and American favorites

There’s a great lunch menu served all day long.

Reviewed Sept. 15

Gold Bar Restaurant and Lounge

809 Croft Ave., Gold Bar; 360-793-4373

Specialty: American favorites

There are plenty of good food choices to stoke the furnace on skiing or hiking days.

Reviewed Sept. 8

El Pechugon Chicken Grill and Seafood

909 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite E540, Everett; 425-347-7535; www.elpechugon.com

Specialty: Latin American dishes

New restaurant serves vibrant traditional Latin dishes.

Reviewed Sept. 1

Boondocker’s Cafe

1008 Cedar Ave., Marysville; 360-653-7545; www.boondockerscafe.com

Specialty: American favorites

Lake Stevens’ best burger is now being served in Marysville, in a larger cafe with an expanded menu.

Reviewed Aug. 25

Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill

5438 Woodard Ave., Freeland, Whidbey Island; 360-331-7515

Specialty: classic European-Pacific Northwest fusion

Acclaimed chef is now wowing ‘em in Freeland.

Reviewed Aug. 18

Ciao! Ragazzi Ristorante Italiano

1405 Hewitt, Everett; 425-259-2428

Specialty: Italian

Hiding behind a previous owner’s Indian food sign is some great Italian cuisine.

Reviewed Aug. 11

Waterfront Fish and Chips

2831 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-258-0408

Specialty: seafood

There are no frills, just good food, at this walk-up facility in Everett.

Reviewed Aug. 4

Coyotes Grill and Bar

2925 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-257-1350

Specialty: Southwestern favorites

This eatery close to the Everett Events Center serves a delicious variety of Mexican-inspired food.

Reviewed July 28

Jake’s Cafe

709 Second St., Snohomish; 360-563-0896

Specialty: American favorites

Hearty portions of savory food make for a romantic Saturday morning breakfast.

Reviewed July 21

Mi Ranchero

5821 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-4158

Specialty: Mexican favorites

New south Everett restaurant serves honest food with a homey feel.

Reviewed July 14

New Country Grill

526 91st Ave. NE, Everett; 425-377-0252

Specialty: American favorites

Frontier Village-area restaurant keeps the menu, improves the food under new management.

Reviewed July 7

Makenzi’s Tea Room

9111 State Ave., Marysville; 360-658-9407

Specialty: tea and lunch

This addition to the county’s numerous tea rooms features delicious sandwiches, sweets and teas.

Reviewed June 30

Capri Ristorante Italiano

1132 164th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-741-2374; www.capriitaliano.com

Specialty: Italian

Wonderful Italian food with a homey feel.

Reviewed June 23

Chelsea’s Place Espresso Cafe and Bistro

8225 44th Ave. W., Suite B, Mukilteo; 425-355-1522

Specialty: breakfast and lunch

Boeing workers can’t keep this favorite to themselves anymore.

Reviewed June 16

Spotted Cow Ice Cream &Coffee Co.

3414 132nd St. SE, No. 307, Bothell; 425-337-8494

Specialty: sandwiches, drinks and ice cream

The unusual sandwiches are an interesting counterpoint to the caffeinated beverages.

Reviewed June 9

Sabor a Mexico

8410 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite A, Mukilteo; 425-710-9094; fax 425-710-9294

Specialty: Mexican

Dandy new restaurant serves food that’s good to the very last mouthful.

Reviewed June 2

Lilly’s Garden

1020 N. Broadway, Everett; 425-259-2112; www.lillysgarden.com

Specialty: Chinese

Herald readers discover another winner.

Reviewed May 26


13416 Bothell-Everett Highway, #203, Bothell; 425-379-0203; www.usmaniarestaurant.com

Specialty: Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine

Favorite area chef still has the touch, just at a different location.

Reviewed May 19

Panera Bread

3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-774-1416; www.panerabread.com

Specialty: bakery goods, soups, salads, sandwiches

National chain is known for its baked goods, but its lunches are good, too.

Reviewed May 12

Daruma Japanese Restaurant

1728 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-339-2307

Specialty: Japanese cuisine

Everett waterfront restaurant continues to offer quality food at a reasonable price.

Reviewed May 5

La Cuesta Mexican Restaurant

1621 41st St., Everett; 425-303-0783

Specialty: Mexican cuisine

The difficult-to-access location is what made former occupant McDonalds move across the street. But it’s definitely worth the extra maneuvering to enjoy delicious Mexican food.

Reviewed April 28

Amici Bistro

8004 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-438-9544

Specialty: Italian favorites

Longtime favorite is still a winner, with fabulous service and menu choices.

Reviewed April 21


316 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0650

Specialty: American favorites

The Edmonds restaurant has earned its fans since 1987 with menu items such as a tomato bisque and tempting specials.

Reviewed April 14

Harvest Garden

1508 Second St., Marysville; 360-659-3992

Specialty: Chinese

The new Chinese restaurant is making fast friends in Marysville.

Reviewed April 7

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