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1. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant 4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

A cash-only counter-serve in Fremont, Paseo has garnered a mass following thanks to authentic Caribbean food that's as vibrant as the salmon-and-teal shack itself. There are plenty of sandwiches and platters of roast chicken, grilled pork, and seared scallops to choose from, but without question, the thing to order is the Caribbean Roast, a tender sandwich overflowing with slow-roasted pork shoulder coated in a garlicky aioli and topped with cilantro, pickled jalapeños, and caramelized onions. The lightly toasted baguette soaks up only so much of all the rich juices, so prepare to get a little messy. There aren't many tables, so eat quickly and relinquish your seat to the next crazed customer.

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2. Philly Boys Cheesesteaks Shop 3201 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 (Sodo)

This West Coast shop serves up Philly cheesesteaks with three choices of cheese, including the classic Whiz variety.

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3. Pinky's Kitchen 211 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105 (Wallingford)

Proving sliders are more than just a vehicle from which to dispense hilarious, pithy quips about Jerry O'Connell and that fat bearded dude traveling to a parallel universe where penicillin had not been invented, are the two dudes (one behind Rancho Bravo, the other the former owner of Bizzarro Italian) behind the slider-heavy, BBQ-inspired menu at Pinky's Kitchen, their dispenser of "pig 'n chips", which is also a short-lived spin-off in which Ponch and John compete over chubby women.