Dining list

Mama Mia’s

4809 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-259-2868

Menu items flagged with a boot are made from the owner’s family recipes at this popular new restaurant. But even the “barefoot” selections are delicious.

Specialty: Southern Italian

Reviewed Jan. 14

Oceanaire Seafood Room

1700 Seventh Ave., Seattle; 206-267-2277; www.theoceanaire.com

Specialty: seafood

Poor service detracts from the food at this trendy Seattle restaurant.

Reviewed Jan. 7

McGrath’s Fish House

3000 184th St., Lynnwood; 425-670-9050; www.mcgrathsfishhouse.comSpecialty: Seafood

The Alderwood mall fish house looks like a warehouse, but with all the ways it prepares seafood it must need the space.

Reviewed Dec. 31

Oy Sy Japanese restaurant

1606 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-252-2515; closed Saturday and Sunday

Specialty: Japanese food

The downtown eatery attracts customers with its popular tempura, bento boxes and sushi.

Reviewed Dec. 24

Claim Jumper

18725 33rd Ave., Lynnwood; 425-778-5700; www.claimjumper.comSpecialty: American favorites

This chain restaurant with a Gold Rush theme serves huge portions of everything, but keeps the quality high.

Reviewed Dec. 17

Sports Page Grille &Bar

907 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-8202

Specialty: American favorites

A bar with a bad reputation reopens with new owners, a friendly staff and an abbreviated but rewarding menu.

Reviewed Dec. 10

Wasabi Bay

16300 Mill Creek Blvd, No. 102, Mill Creek; 425-743-4424; closed Sunday

Specialty: Japanese fusion

The Mill Creek restaurant isn’t another sleepy sushi bar. Instead it offers twists on Japanese and American favorites.

Reviewed Dec. 3

Porky’s

17121 28th Drive NE, Arlington; 360-652-8688

Specialty: American favorites

Island Crossing favorite takes its packed salad bar and an expanded menu to a new location.

Reviewed Nov. 26

PF Chang’s China Bistro

3000 184th St., Lynnwood; 425-921-2100; www.pfchangs.comSpecialty: Chinese cuisine

You may need a reservation to get a table at this deservedly popular new eatery at the Alderwood mall.

Reviewed Nov. 19

Casa Rojas

2923 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-259-1818; closed weekends.

Specialty: Mexican

Restaurant next to historic Everett Theatre boasts delicious food, a romantic setting and a strolling guitarist.

Reviewed Nov. 12

The Sisters

2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; closed Sunday

Specialty: breakfast and lunch

Reopened after a lengthy closure caused by a fire, The Sisters remains one of Everett’s best places for breakfast and lunch.

Reviewed Nov. 5

Red Twig Bakery Cafe

117 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-771-1200, www.redtwig.com

Specialty: breakfast and lunch

Establishment has taken over for longtime favorite Brusseau’s, but it needs to work out a few glitches.

Reviewed Oct. 29

The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive

2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; 360-766-6185, www.theoysterbaronchuckanutdrive.com

Specialty: seafood

A scenic drive leads to fresh fine dining at a historic restaurant.

Reviewed Oct. 22

Hawkeye’s Sports Bar &Grill

1002 Vernon Road, Lake Stevens; 425-335-4359

Specialty: American favorites

The publike establishment is a comfortable place to catch a game over a burger and beer.

Reviewed Oct. 15

Haggen Market Street Cafe

20115 76th Ave., Arlington; 360-403-3800

Specialty: deli

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Ranch 99 Express Deli

22511 Highway 99, Edmonds; 425-670-1899

Specialty: Asian deli

Consider food courts for inexpensive yet satisfying lunches and dinners.

Reviewed Oct. 8

Hot Rod Cafe

22805 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-778-9800

Burger joint is a delicious, well-decorated blast from the past.

Specialty: hamburgers and breakfast

Reviewed Oct. 1

The Grille at Smokey Point

3529 168th St. NE, Arlington; 360-657-2048

Specialty: steaks

Recently renovated facility has put aside its reputation as being more bar than restaurant.

Reviewed Sept. 24

The Mad Crab

10 Front St., Coupeville; 360-678-0241

Specialty: seafood and pizza

Sweeping views of Penn Cove, blues on Saturday nights and a selection of seafood choices await.

Reviewed Sept. 17

Chef Chen

15704 Mill Creek Blvd No. 9, Mill Creek; 425-338-3300

Specialty: Asian buffet

With selections from Thailand, China, Japan and Korea, the newly opened Chef Chen proves to be a winner.

Reviewed Sept. 10

The Hub

928 Avenue D, Snohomish; 360-568-5944

Specialty: hamburgers and American favorites

This popular hamburger joint updated its menu when it updated its building, adding dishes to its signature hamburger offerings.

Reviewed Sept. 3

Frida’s

3226 132nd St. SE, No. 108, Bothell; 425-357-8606

Specialty: Mexican

Restaurant honors Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with dishes that transcend more typical burritos and tacos.

Reviewed Aug. 27

Doug’s Rockin’ Hamburger House

9810 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-0600

Specialty: hamburgers, sandwiches

Doug’s Country Cafe goes retro to the 1950s becoming a hamburger joint with food the way you remember it.

Reviewed Aug. 20

Bistro Vino

1801 Hewitt Ave., Everett 425-252-4214; closed Sundays

Specialty: International favorites

Lively new restaurant quickly making its mark on Everett’s ever-expanding downtown scene.

Reviewed Aug. 13

Pho On Broadway

1820 Broadway, Everett; 425-304-0879; closed Sundays

Specialty: Vietnamese

An excellent place to discover the interactive Vietnamese soup – or a number of other tasty choices.

Reviewed Aug. 6

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