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Roast Beef: Maverick's vs. Wally's or other?

(I know this thread is old by now, but I figure I'd chime in)... I personally think Wally's is slightly better than Maverick's, but those two are very comparable. Practically the same restaurant when you get down to it. Mayslack's, to me, is better than either of those, but it's a different experience entirely.

But as far as I'm concerned, the best roast beef sandwich in the cities is from Clancey's Meat & Fish in Linden Hills. It's cold cut, not hot like at Wally's, but the quality of the beef and the toppings and bread are unbelievable. Maybe the best sandwich, roast beef or otherwise, I've ever had.

Mar 25, 2014
stevemarth in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Looking for an "Only In Seattle" type place

Thanks everyone for the tips. I have quite a list made up now, and most importantly, my head is no longer spinning. Or is it?

May 29, 2009
stevemarth in Pacific Northwest

Looking for an "Only In Seattle" type place

I read a little on that place, and definitely noticed the "love/hate" vibe. A couple reviews on Yelp, along with their website (yikes!) turned me off of it, but it's sounding better and better. I'll definitely keep it in mind.

May 28, 2009
stevemarth in Pacific Northwest

Looking for an "Only In Seattle" type place

Yeah, I've noticed a lot of Vietnamese places get mentioned in other threads. For whatever reason, here in the Twin Cities there are a TON of great Vietnamese spots, so I was leaning towards staying clear of them while in Seattle. But I've seen Tamarind Tree praised by a ton of people now, so I might just sneak in there. You really can't beat Vietnamese sometimes. Also, I read that Monsoon does Vietnamese with a bit of a Pacific Northwest twist (or so they claim), which is why I was intrigued. Their menu looked pretty good too.

May 28, 2009
stevemarth in Pacific Northwest

Looking for an "Only In Seattle" type place

Paseo is officially on the list. I love Cubans more than just about anything, so it sounds perfect!

May 28, 2009
stevemarth in Pacific Northwest

Looking for an "Only In Seattle" type place

Hello all. Long time reader, first time et cetera.

Anyhow, my girlfriend and I are driving from Minneapolis (where we live) to Seattle next week. We'll have 3-4 days in Seattle with a car and no major destinations, so clearly I've been doing a little research on food.

What I'm looking for is somewhere completely unique to Seattle. It doesn't have to be a 5-star joint, or award winning or anything like that (I'm thinking $9-14 an entree). But I want to find somewhere that's entirely unique to, and a product of, Seattle. And in all my reading on this site (and others), I haven't seen any good consensus yet.

For instance, if you're in Chicago (and you read this site), you go to Hot Doug's. If you're in Kansas City, you go to Arthur Bryant's. If you're in Denver, you just try to find yourself some good green chili. If you're in Minneapolis, you go to The Modern (as far as I'm concerned, at least), or Matt's.

I've already decided that Crush is going to be our "big night out" meal, but I want some other cheaper destinations aside from that. So far it seems that Baguette Box is a consensus favorite for a lot of people, and I'm intrigued by Spur and Monsoon. But I haven't quite found that perfect Seattle place yet.

So what say you, Seattle? I'll have a car, and will be willing to drive anywhere. I don't care if it's a dive. I don't care if it's pretentious. I don't care if it's in a suburb. Lunch, dinner, breakfast, Whatever. I just want it to be delicious, and I want to think about it when I'm back home a week later.

Thanks in advance.

May 27, 2009
stevemarth in Pacific Northwest