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Amusement Park
“A good place to take the family and kids. Lots of activities for the kids. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not many small cities that can boast a great steak house and yet, here you are. Established in 1901 The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during prohibition. The current owners have honored the building’s historic roots keeping the recently restored, original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was, when the Melrose Building was built. Heres a little history lesson 1901 Englishman Ben Atkinson built a three-story hotel, café and saloon with the money he made in the gold fields of the Alaskan Yukon. The 60-room hotel was upstairs with the café and saloon located on the bottom floor. The saloon was the watering hole of many coal miners and brick factory workers. 1918 Prohibition did not diminish the popularity of the Melrose. It flourished as a pool hall, card room and soda parlor. 1928 Fire leveled the top two floors and a portion of the bottom level of the Melrose. Fortunately, the saloon remained intact including the mirrored back bar which remains today in the Melrose. 1939 Robert Dobson purchased the bar from Ben’s son, George Atkinson. 1946 Jimy Nattucici and Tim Bertozzi purchased and operated the tavern. 1972 Nattucici sold the Melrose to famed local boxer Boone Kirkman. Boone added a sparring ring as well as his practice bag to the décor of the tavern. The Melrose overflowed when Boone’s fights were televised. 1997 Armondo Pavone, Tim and Kimberly Searing, and Charles and Beverly Keeslar, purchased the building from Louie Barei. 2002 The Melrose Grill opened on January 13, 2002. One of the first Renton Restaurants is reborn! 2008 Armondo and Angela Pavone partner with original Grill Chef Franco Phillips”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Vintage arcade with classic $0.25 games. Great inexpensive entertainment for the whole family. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“The owners are friends; tell them we sent you! Great German food and beer - always a fun spot.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Wine and Beer from around the world. Great Food and Cozy Old House turned into a restaurant. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“Whistle Stop Ale House is a family owned and operated restaurant located in beautiful Renton, Washington. They are known around town for amazing staff, great food, and regular patrons who have become a part of our extended family. You’ll always be greeted with a friendly smile, and fun atmosphere. Their restaurant has served the community as a local pub and dining facility since 1995. Have a drink at the bar and enjoy a fantastic burger, or relax in their dining area and experience one of their great specials!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Food and Wine. They have weekly live music and they bring in wineries for wine tasting. Amazing food as well, a definite must!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located at the Landings, is a great place to grab a drink and some pizza. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“From the beginning, local purveyors have been used to supply the restaurant. Stiebrs Farms Cage Free eggs grace our brunch menu, Grand Central Bakery fresh baked bread offered for bread and sandwich service is delivered fresh daily, Caffé Umbria coffee roasted in SODO creates the most awesome lattes, and sustainably raised meats by Draper Valley & RR Ranch of Washington, Carlton Farms of Oregon, and Snake River Farms of Idaho are the highlight of our dinner service. Our seafood is delivered bi-weekly from Key City Fish Co., a local fish monger located on the shores of Port Townsend , and our pastries & pastas are crafted with Shepherd’s Grains flour ground from grains grown by a group of PNW sustainable farmers. Hand dipped salted caramels, house churned frozen custards & desserts featuring seasonal local fruits & berries round out our menu and send regular foodies and new comers alike home with smiles that last until their next visit! The goal at Peyrassol is to prepare simple, rustic, homemade food with familiar flavors, served with passion and paired with an inspired wine selection and cocktails. At Peyrassol you’ll be greeted with a familiar face, find a changing seasonal menu, handpicked wine list, choice beers on tap and an eclectic bar selection along with new friends, festive vibe and cozy atmosphere!Salute! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Come here and catch the games! It gets busy during game days. They have darts, pool , and arcade. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“The Local 907 has been bringing you the best local beers and pub grub since 2008. Order some burgers and fries as you check out one of our comedy nights.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Asian-inspired Northwest cuisine with an amazing view of Lake Washington. You can even grab our bikes that we provide and take a ride over.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Really generous wine pours and solid food! Make sure you stop by for their Happy Hour.”
  • 1 local recommends