Let’s face it, after you pay the babysitter, there’s not a whole lot left over for dinner. That’s why we’re lucky that our friends at Seattle Magazine dished up 18 Seattle restaurants serving up affordable, and delightfully delicious meals. From the Korean Tofu House to La Medusa, you’ll be sure to find cheap eats to satisfy any palate.

Korean Tofu House
University District

True value: Not only do you get exceptionally generous portions, but every meal comes with side dishes. You will not leave hungry.

While most diehard kimchi-heads will claim that the only reliably good Korean restaurants are either to the north or south of Seattle, Korean Tofu House in the U District is a happy, and welcome, exception. Dinner options arrive with a fleet of expertly prepared banchan (side dishes)—chilled bean sprouts fragrant with the taste of sesame oil, neat wedges of savory chive and jalapeño pancake, marinated fish cake, kimchi and sweet, glazed potatoes—all free. For the main event, offerings such as spicy seafood soup with shrimp, oysters and clams, beef bone broth, house-made dumplings and more hover around the $8 range. All come bubbling hot, brought to your table by a server who’ll gladly crack an egg into the tofu soup.
What we ordered: Beef bone broth ($8.99) + soda ($1) + tax/tip = $13 per person

Want to read about the 17 other restaurants? Read on!

This is our weekly guest post from our friends at Seattle Magazine, which keeps readers on the pulse of restaurants, personalities, arts, entertainment and culture that reflect the tapestry of our dynamic landscape. We’ve teamed up for an exciting partnership to bring you a weekly dose of fantastic Date Night ideas throughout greater Seattle.