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John’s Grill

649 Fifth St., #101, Mukilteo; 425-347-1068

Specialty: American favorites

The menu at John’s Grill offers a well-rounded selection of soups, meat, seafood and desserts that are very well prepared.

Reviewed March 3

Venus Family Italian Restaurant

1001 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4597;

Specialty: Italian

With an extensive menu of tasty nightly specials, this restaurant is worth a visit.

Reviewed Feb. 24

Zinnia Cafe

15130 Main St., Mill Creek; 425-357-0512

Specialty: American favorites

The expanded Mill Creek restaurant has a great menu, but a tendency to go a little overboard with the Cajun spices.

Reviewed Feb. 17

The BBQ Shack

130 Ave. D, Snohomish; 360-568-7222,

Specialty: barbecue

The emphasis should be on the great pork, not the dancing pigs.

Reviewed Feb. 10

Terezia’s European Deli &Bistro

12926 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-513-9846

Specialty: German-Hungarian cuisine

You’ll feel you’ve been transported to your Hungarian grandmother’s dining room.

Reviewed Feb. 3

Great American Grill

Inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 8401 Paine Field Blvd., Everett; 425-423-9000

Specialty: American favorites

This neighbor to the new flight museum needs some work before the “great” name fits.

Reviewed Jan. 27

Chipotle Mexican Grill

4120 196th St., Lynnwood; 425-776-7549;

Specialty: Mexican favorites

The restaurant is impressive even during a dress rehearsal, with burritos, fajitas and salads that are made to order.

Reviewed Jan. 20

Pine Street Grille

3105 Pine St., Everett; 425-339-2000

Specialty: American favorites

Fine dining at the Holiday Inn? You better believe it! The Pine Street Grille exceeds expectations with eggplant Parmesan and a crab Louie salad.

Reviewed Jan. 13

Khan’s Mongolian Grill

23632 Highway 99 Suite V, Edmonds; 425-744-1130

Specialty: Chinese barbecue

Try your hand at this fun dining twist, but be sure to note that Khan’s is a one-bowl kind of place, so load up.

Reviewed Jan. 6

Dirty Martini

1709 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-339-9026

Specialty: soup, salads, sandwiches and martinis

New Everett nightspot features the delicious in food and drink with the dramatic.

Reviewed Dec. 30

Willows Edge Tea Room

415 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; 425-438-2092; closed Monday and Tuesday

Specialty: Afternoon tea and lunch

With delicious food and teas, this is a quiet refuge on a busy afternoon.

Reviewed Dec. 23

Clearview Cafe

18104 Highway 9, Snohomish; 360-668-4615

Specialty: American favorites

It isn’t retro – it’s the real deal, with grade-A food for big appetites.

Reviewed Dec. 16

One Twelfth Street Diner

11126 Evergreen Way, 425-347-3977

Specialty: American favorites

Breakfast was almost flawless, and from a quick check of the menu, lunch and dinner would have been too.

Reviewed Dec. 9

Todo Mexico

1101 First St., Snohomish; 360-862-0210

Specialty: Mexican

It’s downhill after the appetizers if you insist on sticking with the combination plates.

Reviewed Dec. 2

The Great Steak &Potato Co.

10600 Quil Ceda Blvd., #381C, Tulalip; 360-654-3050

Specialty: Sandwiches, baked potatoes

We didn’t discover even good mall food, let alone great, at this outlet mall eatery with service problems.

Reviewed Nov. 25

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