Recently reviewed restaurants

Dick’s Drive-In

21910 Highway 99, Edmonds; 425-775-4243;

Specialties: Burgers.

Fabled burger joint worth the wait in Edmonds.

Reviewed Nov. 25.

Stuff What I Like

2915 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-257-0357;

Specialty: Exotic burgers and Micronesian.

Exotic game is what’s cooking at Everett grill.

Reviewed Nov. 11.

La Carreta

1401 172nd St. NE, Lakewood; 360-652-0984

Specialty: Mexican

Forget the chains; try this inexpensive, tasy Mexican food.

Reviewed Nov. 4.

Fish Tale Brew Pub

2019 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-789-1510;

Speciality: Beer and an interesting twist on pub food

Vegetarian options: Some options including falafel sandwiches and vegan wraps.

Fish Tales: You’ll come for the beer and stay for the food.

Reviewed Oct. 28.

La Cuesta Mexican Restaurant

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

Simply Sweet Cupcakes

1206½ First St.; 360-568-8600, and 2705 Bickford Ave.; 360-863-2956,

Snohomish’s dueling confections put to sweet-tooth test.

Reviewed Oct. 14.

#1 New York Pizza

17809 Highway 9, Snohomish: 360-668-7282.

Specialties: Pizza and Italian

Clearview pizzeria topped with charm, attitude.

Reviewed Oct. 7.

The Majestic Cafe

2929 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-339-2074;

Specialty: Comfort food

New location, same great comfort food.

Reviewed Sept. 30.

Emory’s Lakefront Bistro &Bar

11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-337-7772;

Specialty: American

Returning from arson fire, Emory’s better than ever.

Reviewed Sept. 23.

The Crepe Escape and Coffee House

110 Cedar Ave. Snohomish, 360-722-0116;

Specialty: Crepes

Crepery creates sensation in Snohomish.

Reviewed Sept. 16.

Kate’s Greek and American Deli

2512 Colby Ave. Suite A, Everett; 425-303-8012

Specialty: Breakfast and lunch

Downtown standby serves hearty breakfasts and lunches.

Reviewed Sept. 9.

Bistro San Martin

231 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington;; 360-474-9229.

Specialty: World-inspired regional.

Skillful staff makes restaurant special.

Reviewed Sept. 2.

Sol Food Bar &Grill

1405 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425- 241-7111;, also on Facebook

Specialty: South American, Caribbean

Give tasty Latin cuisine a try.

Reviewed Aug. 26.

A Pizza House

2625 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-252-5555.

Specialty: Pizza

Topings by the pound make for fill-you-up pizza.

Rviewered Aug. 19

Tuscano’s Italian Kitchen

14919 North Kelsey St., Monroe; 360-805-5453;

Specialty: Italian

The word is out on satisfying Italian eatery in Monroe.

Reviewed Aug. 12.

Original Pancake House

1904 201st Place SE, on the Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-419-4476;

Specialty: Pancakes and omelettes

Bring a hearty appetite to Bothell breakfast mecca.

Reviewed Aug. 5.

Blazing Onion Burger Co.

Alderwood Mall, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood, next to the food court; 425-640-9100;

Specialty: Burgers

Burgers, onion rings shine at mall’s newest addition.

Reviewed July 22.

Northwest Bistro &Brewery

104 N. Lewis St., Monroe; 360-794-4056 (no website yet; check them out on Facebook)

Specialty: Northwest-style local dishes, hand-crafted beers

New place shows promise amid a few kinks.

Reviewed July 15.

Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant

16300 Mill Creek Blvd., next to Mill Creek Town Center; 425-745-6668;

Speciality: Dim sum.

Lunchtime specialty dim sum alive and well in Mill Creek.

Reviewed July 8.

AFK Tavern

1510 41st St., Everett; 425-259-0525;

Good grub for gamers, geeks and everyone else.

Reviewed June 24.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.

1205 Craftsman Way, Everett; 425-257-9316;

Speciality: Pub fare.

Pub offers tasty food at new location.

Reviewed June 17.

Hosoonyi Korean Restaurant

23830 Highway 99, Edmonds; 425-775-8196;

Specialty: Korean

Korean cuisine goes beyond tofu and barbecue.

Reviewed June 10.

Pacioni’s Italian Restaurant

606 South First St., Mount Vernon; 360-336-3314;

Specialty: Pizza

Pizzeria stands test of time.

Reviewed June 3.

Casa Tequila

5028 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-258-6945

Specialty: Mexican

Handmade burritos hard to resist.

Reviewed May 27.

Billie on Gourmet Burgers and Fish &Chips

7405 Haredeson Road, Suite C; Everett; 425-348-4757

Specialty: Burgers

Mom and pop place turns out burgers to suit all tastes.

Reviewed May 20.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken

615 112th St. SE, Everett; 425-267-9690;

Specialty: Fried chicken

Bigger birds mean juicy meat in every mouthful.

Reviewed May 13.

Major League Pizza

2811 Colby Ave., Suite C, Everett; 425-259-5554;

Specialties: Pizza

Downtown destination for pizza lovers.

Reviewed May 6.

BCD Tofu House

3301 184th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-776-8001;

Specialties: Korean tofu soup

Ignore decor and focus on Fantastic Korean fare.

Reviewed April 29.


1008 Cedar Avenue, Marysville; 360-653-7545;

Specialty: Burgers and Indian food

Do Indian dishes work at a burger joint? Absolutely.

Reviewed April 22.

Masala Bar &Grill

19409 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-481-9000;

Specialty: Indian

Bothell restaurant hits every note just right.

Reviewed April 15.

Seeds Bistro &Bar

623 Morris St., La Conner; 360-466-3280;

Specialty: American bistro fare, local ingredients.

Convivial eatery with straightforward fare.

Reviewed April 8.

Best of Pho

9330 State Ave., Marysville; 360-658-0897

Specialties: Pho, Vietnamese noodle soup

Marysville eatery features signature Vietnamese dish.

Reviewed April 1.

Diamond Knot Camano Lodge

170 E. Cross Island Road, Camano Island; 360-387-9972;

Specialty: American

Reviewed March 25.

Visit old favorite after exploring the island.


9414 State Ave., Marysville; 360-657-7783.

Specialties: Burgers, sandwiches and fries

Head to Marsyville for fill-you-up burgers.

Reviewed March 18.

Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille

7928 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 425.374.3333;

Specialties: Burgers, steaks and beer

Bow down to the Dawg burger in Mukilteo.

Reviewed March 4.


16510 State Route 9, SE #101, Snohomish, 360-668-4433

Specialty: American

Chocolate OMG worth the visit.

Reviewed Feb. 25.

Demetri’s Woodstone Taverna

101 Main St., Edmonds, 425-744-9999.

Specialty: Northwest-influenced Mediterranean tapas

Tapas, Edmonds-style, near the ferry.

Reviewed Feb. 18.

Kabab House

1120 164th St., Suite F, Lynnwood; 425-745-2949;

Specialties: Pakistani and Indian

Authentic tastes of south Asia.

Reviewed Feb. 11.

Ellie’s Restaurant

3525 168th St. NE, Smokey Point; 360-658-0696

Specialty: Tried-and-true breakfast and lunch fare.

Talk shop over old-fashioned breakfast.

Reviewed Feb. 4.

Solid Rock Coffee Company

10025 19th Ave. SE, Suite 102, Everett; 425-316-8579;

Specialties: Breakfast and lunch, homemade soup

Food’s the star at coffeeshops.

Reviewed Jan. 28.

Big Sticky’s Bar-B-Que

9214 State Ave., Marysville; 360-653-4433

Specialty: Kansas City barbecue

Great Kansas City-style barbecue in Marsyville.

Reviewed Jan. 21.

Bella Balducci

19565 U.S. 2, Monroe; 360-863-9999

Specialty: Mediterranean

Belly dancing tops off fine Mediterranean meal.

Reviewed Jan. 14.

24 Star Thai Cuisine

Hill Top Plaza, 1120 164th St. SW., Lynnwood;; 425-742-9155

Specialty: Thai

Save room for superb coconut ice cream.

Reviewed Jan. 7.

Amigo Mexican Restaurant

6996 265th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-5052;

Specialty: Mexican

Amigo’s your pal for Mexican fare.

Reviewed Dec. 24.

Asian 1

8630 36th Ave. NE, Marysville;; 360-653-2422

Specialties: Sushi, Thai

Menu packed with good, healthy options.

Reviewed Dec. 17.

The Red Onion Burger

23209 56th Ave. W. Mountlake Terrace;; 425-678-8340

Specialties: Burgers

Lots of choices at Mountlake Terrace burger joint.

Reviewed Dec. 10.

The Shire Cafe

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

Specialties: Vegetarian, vegan

Vegetarian bar food for Arlington crowd.

Reviewed Dec. 3


415 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; www.; 425-355-7393

Specialty: Asian fusion

Enjoy Asian fusion at cozy Mukilteo eatery.

Reviewed Nov. 26

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

2707 171st Place NE, Marysville, Smokey Point; 360-652-8707;

Specialty: Burgers and fries

Five Guys is simply excellent.

Reviewed Nov. 12.

Omega Pizza and Pasta

102 S. Granite Ave., Granite Falls; 360-691-4394;

Specialty: Greek and Italian food and pizza

Omega a treat, even without the hike.

Reviewed Nov. 5.

Celtic Bayou Irish Pub &Cajun Cafe

19800 44th Ave. W., Suite H, Lynnwood; 425-776-7404;

Specialties: Cajun classics, Irish pub food, microbrews

Welcome combo of Cajun and Irish cuisine in a pub atmosphere.

Reviewed Oct. 29.

Moose Creek Barbecue

3617 172nd St. NE, Suite 5, Arlington; 360-651-2523;

Specialties: barbecue beef, brisket, ribs, pork and chicken

Mom-and-pop shop turns out the best dang barbecue.

Reviewed Oct. 22.

Patty’s Eggnest &Turkey House

303 128th St. SW, Everett; 425-355-0300;

Specialties: Breakfast, turkey lunches and dinners, prime rib Friday and Saturday nights

Yum! Patty’s building Eggnests all over the county.

Reviewed Oct. 15.

Crusty Tasty Bakery

607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; 425-322-4759;

Specialty: European pastries, bread

Bakery is tops in European pastries.

Reviewed Oct. 8.

T&T Seafood Restaurant

22511 Highway 99, No. 103,

Edmonds; 425-776-3832

Specialty: Chinese seafood

Venue’s changed but cuisine is still delicious.

Reviewed Oct. 1.

Portofino Pizza &Pasta

1306 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds; 425-771-4788;

Specialty: Pizza

Popular Edmonds eatery Portofino specializes in pizza.

Reviewed Sept. 24.

Flying Fish

300 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; 206-728-8595

Specialty: Fresh seafood

Relocated restaurant fine, but capable of soaring.

Reviewed Sept. 17.

Jasmine Thai Cuisine

2725 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-374-5137

Specialty: Noodles, rice and curry dishes

Curries shine at downtown Thai eatery.

Reviewed Sept. 10.


10023 NE 183rd St., Bothell (in a small strip mall between NE 183rd Street and Main Street); 425-485-1769

Specialty: Mexican food

Julio’s gets it right with fresh ingredients, skill.

Reviewed Sept. 3.

Red Rock Subs

3514 Broadway, Everett; 425-252-2786;

Specialty: Made-to-order sub sandwiches

Everett sub shop rocks.

Reviewed Aug. 27.

Caravan Kebab

9711 Firdale Ave., Edmonds (Firdale Village Shopping Center); 206-546-7999;

Specialty: Mediterranean, Indian

Wonderful cuisine beats small annoyances.

Reviewed Aug. 20.

Sitka &Spruce

1531 Melrose Ave. E., Seattle; 206-324-0662; sitkaand

Specialty: Sustainable, local and organic

Foodie paradise at Melrose Place on Capitol Hill.

Reviewed Aug. 13

Karl’s Bakery &Cafe

2814 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-252-1774;

Specialty: Doughnuts, pastries, cakes and classic American breakfast and lunch

Karl’s is venerable for a reason.

Reviewed Aug. 6

Hamburger Harry’s

610 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-776-6666

Specialty: Burgers

New Edmonds burger joint is family-friendly.

Reviewed July 30

Oyster Creek Inn

2190 Chuckanut Drive, Bow; 360-766-6179;

Specialty: Northwest classical with a very local emphasis

Skilled chef revives Chuckanut restaurant.

Reviewed July 23

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing

710 Front St., Mukilteo; 425-742-6180;

Specialty: Seafood

Savory seafood and a spectacular view.

Reviewed July 16


7525 Hardeson Road, Everett; 425-353-6300;

Specialty: Pakistani, Indian and Mediterranean

Exotic menu a great introduction to Pakistani cuisine.

Reviewed July 9

Country Burger

3110 Lakewood Road, Lakewood; 360-652-8844

Specialty: Burgers, sandwiches, fries, milkshakes

Quality, homemade fast food in Snohomish County.

Reviewed July 2

Five Restaurant Bistro

650 Edmonds Way, Edmonds; 425-563-7117;

Specialty: Northwest cuisine with European touches

Favorite French favorites found in Edmonds.

Reviewed June 25

Cafe Dijon

1822 Broadway, Everett; 425-257-1315

Specialty: Sandwiches, wraps and salads

Tasty, affordable fare in north Everett.

Reviewed June 18

Villa Nuova

17917 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-486-1428;

Specialty: Italian

Italian fare served with flair.

Reviewed June 11

Blackbird Bakery Cafe

10007 Main St. (270th Street NW), Stanwood; 360-939-2253;

Specialty: Baked goods, sandwiches

Stanwood gets a place with a pedigree.

Reviewed June 4

Avocados Mexican Restaurant

10822 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-322-5690

Specialty: Mexican

Fresh and healthy Mexican food.

Reviewed May 28

50th Street Burgers

4817 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-252-0650

Specialty: Burgers and sandwiches

Burgers just the way they should be.

Reviewed May 21

The Oystercatcher

901 Grace St., Coupeville; 360-678-0683;

Specialty: Seasonal Northwest with European touches

Coupeville eatery’s a gem in every way.

Reviewed May 14

Epulo Bistro

526 Main St., Edmonds; 425-678-8680;

Specialty: Northwest cuisine with Mediterranean flair

Small plates mean lots of delicious choices.

Reviewed May 7

Nakorn Thai

1105 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-303-8303

Specialty: Thai food

Big servings of satisfying Thai food.

Reviewed April 30

Mill Creek Bistro

402 164th St. SW, Suite 105, Lynnwood; 425-471-9608

Specialty: Asian food

Korean, Japanese dishes please your taste buds.

Reviewed April 23

Fall City Roadhouse

4200 Preston Fall City Road SE, Fall City; 425-222-4800

Specialty: Northwest cuisine

Specials and desserts generate raves.

Reviewed April 16

Rocket Alley Bar and Grill

420 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 360-435-8600;

Specialty: Burgers and pizza

Pizza, burgers are solid strikes at bowling venue.

Reviewed April 9

The Local Yolk Cafe

4025 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-672-3666

Specialty: Breakfast and lunch

Old favorite reborn for breakfast and lunch.

Reviewed April 2

Pavé Specialty Bakery

2613 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-252-0250;

Specialty: Baked goods, lunch

More than a bakery, Pave a haven for lunch.

Reviewed March 19

Zorba the Greek

2720 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-493-5509

Specialty: Greek

Cute diner adds delicious ethnic dimension to downtown Everett.

Reviewed March 12

112th Street Diner

11126 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-3977

Specialty: All-American diner

All-American fare will fill you up.

Reviewed March 5

Wild Vine Bistro

18001 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-877-1334;

Specialty: Italian fare, Pacific Northwest favorites

Mill Creek eatery has Italian down pat.

Reviewed Feb. 26

Leatherheads Pub

10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-5555;

Specialty: Pub fare

Vacant fire hall now serves hearty food.

Reviewed Feb. 19

The Grange Cafe

15611 Main St., Duvall; 425-788-2095;

Specialty: Local, seasonal food

Head to Duvall for delectable local fare.

Reviewed Feb. 12

Marielle’s Taste of Asia

4711 64th St. NE, Marysville; 360-653-7888

Specialty: Filipino fare

Tempting Filipino fare merits return visits.

Reviewed Feb. 5

The Loft Cafe &Social Lounge

515-A Main St., Edmonds; 425-640-5000;

Specialty: Tapas, cocktails, large plates and entree salads

Where to walk on the bold side of dining.

Reviewed Jan. 29

Deception Cafe and Grill

5596 Highway 20, Anacortes, several miles north of Deception Pass; 360-293-9250;

Specialty: Home cooking

Tasty, feel-like-you’re-home food.

Reviewed Jan. 22

Pho To Liem

209 E. Casino Road, Suite N; 425-355-0245

Specialty: Vietnamese

Top-notch Vietnamese cuisine — and the best pho.

Reviewed Jan. 15

Camano Island Inn’s Waterfront Bistro

1054 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island; 360-387-0783, 888-718-0783;

Specialty: French-prepared Northwest cuisine

Satisfying selections off the menu or on the fly.

Reviewed Jan. 8

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