|The outside of Turf Restaurant and Lounge, Seattle downtown. There's a lot of rather seedy foot traffic around here. I believe I witnessed drug deals while waiting. : )|
Turf's dip was recommended to me by my good friend Charlotte's brother Owen. Owen is in the food industry and told Charlotte that Turf had a good dip. I was about to find out!
When I showed up, I pretty much laughed at the place. It was in a pretty seedy part of Seattle (2nd and Pike) and while I waited for my dining partner for lunch, believe I witnessed drug deals even. The place looked pretty seedy and the clientele were in some cases homeless. A far cry from Bellevue and the eastside but good for your soul!!!
|Postage Stamps, Air Conditioned (it was probably 45 degrees and raining), and Scratch Tickets. What more could a person want?|
Menu and Ordering
|French dip (beef or ham) w/ fries, choice of soup (they had clam chowder that day) or salad....for $7.95...(PRETTY GOOD VALUE!!!)|
I knew what I was going to get so this was no big whoop. I was surprised and happy that they had a Ham Dip. Misty ordered the regular roast beef French dip and I got the Ham dip, so I'd know. Each meal came with a salad (only dressing options are Ranch and Thousand Island, believe it or not!!!!!) and crinkle cut French fries.
|The starter salad. Although the iceberg lettuce tasted fine, it was probably the saddest looking lettuce I'd seen in a while!!!|
|The Ham dip at Turf, Seattle. Looks pretty good overall. Fried ham is yummy in general. I had to order more au jus but that's okay.|
None: this was a VERY classic French (ham) dip.
Fair portion. They did have the ham WILDLY LOPSIDED in terms of portion between the two halves.
Other (fun?) stuff while there
|Although this picture's not clear, they have a very wide variety on their menu and specials.|
The experience of going to this pretty funny, quaint dive and meeting Misty, another (the only other?!) French dip fanatic, was very fun. Our middle-aged, Latino waitress was also very cute and nice; the service was pretty good overall.
A great time at a place I wouldn't frequent again.
|Fair, standard French dip roll. They grilled it on the grill and slightly burned it even.|
|The ham was okay. Misty didn't like it, though. The roast beef was chewy and well.|
|This was pretty good jus overall. It had good color, wasn't too salty and looked pretty good.|
|This was a fun experience just because it was so run down and "classic".|
Reason to go back: I think I'd try some of their other stuff. They had Lumpia and a really wide array of menu items. If I happened to be in downtown Seattle and wanted a greasy spoon, totally down to earth place to grab a cup of (probably just good enough) coffee and some greasy hashbrowns with ketchup, I'd drop in.