Admiral Bird – West Seattle

Admiral Bird – West Seattle

http://www.thirstiestbirds.com/

This was a pleasant surprise to find in West Seattle in the Admiral district. Ryan suggested we try something new and I am always up for that. He saw a sign for waffle bar and that’s what convinced us to go. When you see it from the outside you may confuse it for a flower shop as there is one sign that says Flower Lab and another that says the Admiral Bird.  This place has a flower shop with gifts in back and the restaurant in front. So don’t be fooled!

The seating area is small with only a few tables for parties more than 2. We had 3 people with us at 9:30AM on a Saturday and snagged a 4 top table by the window. It was the only table left, so lucky us.  The restaurant was very cold, but the coffee was good and warmed me up quickly.  The coffee is self-serve and did run out once. It was filled quickly after they were informed.

I ordered the waffle with chili and cheddar on it. It came out just as I would have hoped; a waffle overflowing with chili and cheese. The chili is homemade with many different ingredients including chickpeas, carrots, beans, etc.  I finished the entire meal, but wished there was a side of bacon or fruit. That would have made the meal perfect. The food came out in a reasonable time by a friendly worker.

I would love to go back and try other options on the menu as they are not your typical breakfast meals and they are well priced at $11.00 or less. They had so many different styles of waffles, including waffles with bacon in the batter. They also had breakfast sandwiches.

Maybe I’ll see you there soon!

Happy Eating!

Ratings (1-5):

Overall: 4 – I would come back and try something new.

Atmosphere: 3 – Cramped inside and very cold.

Food Quality: 4 – Great waffle with lots of homemade chili.

Services: 5 – This is a restaurant where you order at the counter and they bring your food. Someone else order for me and the food came out in a decent time. He said everyone was very friendly.

Bikeability: 4 – there is a bike rack just to the right of the store. You cannot see your bike from the restaurant though.

Dog Friendly – Dogs are not allowed.

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Vidiot (West Seattle)

I just had to write a post about this place as it is one of my favorites! Picture this; all of those arcades you used to play when you were younger all in one place. Okay, got it in your head, now add beer. Okay, now one last thing, all the games are free (except pinball). Yeah, you can find me there at least once a week.

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Jake (brother) and Katy Almer – we like to take out-of-towners here. 

Here’s the low down:

The Games:  They have several machines with 1000 + games from Mortal Kombat to Frogger. They also have several racing games. You will also find an original XBOX and a Sega Genesis. The Sega has Sonic – which I did dominate Ryan at. They have several pinball machines each costing 50 cents, but well worth it. I could play pinball for hours. Not into the arcade games? No need to worry they have several board games you can use also. 

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The Beer: Surprisingly, Vidiot has a decent selection of beer on tap. They do change with the season, which I love since fall is coming up. Pumpkin beer time! My favorite summer beer was the Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer. It is a light, not overpowering beer. I would recommend giving this a try. Beer is only $4.00 – “one more please”. 
Other Drinks: They also have a large selection of hard liquor on display. I must admit I always get a beer given the decent price and selection. I did watch the bartender pour a drink and he was very generous with is liquor pour.  Just want a coke? They have a selection of non-alcoholic drinks available also. 
Service: I have noticed the same people working at Vidiot. And each of them are very nice in explaining any drinks and explaining any games that you have an interest in. My first time in I was confused on how to use the machine with over 1000+ games and the employee showed me how to select games and get started. He even recommended a few I might like. 
Atmosphere: Vidiot used to be a small, space but recently moved into where the Benbow room was. Good choice! There is more space and seems a lot brighter. 
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Ryan playing street fighter on the machine that has over 1000 games. 
Ratings (1-5):
Overall: 4.5 – because of the food option
Atmosphere: 5 – relaxed, perfect spot for a first date
Food Quality: n/a – would be nice to have a small snack option
Services: 5 – Very friendly helpful employees
Bikeability: 5 – there is a bike rack right outside the front door