Family traditions. We all have them, and hopefully yours are happy memories of things that brought everyone together for holidays, parties, and of course, meals eaten together. Like many of you, in my house our meal was Sunday dinner. We had all the holiday things of course, but dinner on Sundays was an event that we all looked forward to. A lot of the time mom would cook, but sometimes we got to eat out – and our favorite place to go was Endolyne Joes in Seattle. Sunday fried chicken dinner is still an event at Joe’s, even after all these years. I won’t lie, as an adult I really enjoy their Happy Hour! But there was something about walking into a place where you more than likely know people sitting at one or two of the tables and the smells made your mouth water before you could even put your name on the list to be seated.
Endolyne Joes in Seattle
Joe’s is an institution in West Seattle, having been in the same location for over 20 years. Many of the children that grew up eating there now bring their own families to keep the good-food, great-atmosphere tradition alive. The place was named after a conductor named Joe that worked on the trolley ‘lyne’ that used to run through West Seattle from the early 1900’s to the 1940’s. The building where Joe’s is now is where it ended – or the end of the lyne. Joe was reported to be quite the guy with an eye for the ladies – so the owners brought in the hand carved bar from an old brothel in Idaho. Exposed brick walls, chunky wooden tables, and hand-drawn art on the walls makes the place almost as much fun for the eyes as the stomach.
A Global Culinary Perspective
This local and well-loved hang out located at 9261 45thAvenue SW is a lively restaurant where the entire family can find something to fall in love with on the menu. A colorful and casual ambiance is made that much better with a friendly staff on-hand to welcome you to a cozy table and help with any questions you might have along the selection way. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week, Endolyne Joes in Seattle enjoys a crowd of locals, as well as plenty of visitors passing through that have heard of this establishment’s flair for flavor.
Make the Most of the Menu
Endolyne Joes in Seattle is the place to be when you’re in the mood for American classics and comfort food too. Stop by on Sunday nights to enjoy family-style fried chicken but feel free to select pork chops, burgers, fish and chips, and mac n’ cheese any night of the week! A full kid’s menu keeps the little ones happy no matter how picky taste buds may be. Happy Hour features food and drink specials (I recommend the onion rings and be sure to ask for the remolaude!) and if you’re looking for something more exotic, Endolyne Joe’s features an ever-revolving international menu weekly for those interested in fare that comes from distant lands. Every quarter the menu changes along with the posters and décor on the wall and ceiling, so while you can always find your favorites, I would encourage you to try one of the specials. Be sure to save room for dessert and ask your server about the extensive wine list when it comes to picking the perfect pairing. Endolyne Joe’s also hosts regular live musical performances making it a dinner and a show experience you won’t soon forget.
If you’re planning a party, they offer a private dining room that will seat up to 28 people.
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