American/New American
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The realest deal this side of South Chicago, Mike’s Chili Parlor has been a fixture at the north end of the Ballard Bridge since 1937—and run by the same family, no less. So you’ve got the cushy red booths, the barstools at the liquor bar, the obligatory Sea Gals poster, and the Pepsi-issue sign that tells you a pint of chili is $5.75 “but the abuse comes free.” And if all this weren’t shocking enough in spit-shined, newfangled Seattle, there’s the headliner: big bowls of red that are heavy on the meat and fire, and lubed with enough grease to power a small vehicle.

Meal Times
Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night, Lunch
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