Eat at Joe's.
Its true - this place is gonna put Red Lobster outta business. At least, it should. We used to eat at the former - problem is, they're stuck in 1985. People with children want to go somewhere that's FUN and also be able to eat something that's not a hamburger or a chicken nugget. This is what Joe's provides - crab and fish for the adults (and a bar too), face painting, balloon animals and singalongs for the kids, decor that is ripped off from a Sponge Bob show, and in Bellvue, an excellent view of the River. What's not to like ?!?!
Just don't go there if you want a nice quiet romantic evening without kids. There's a place next door for that, forget the name though. Nuff said!
A colorful seafood restaurant for kids of all ages--especially the younger ones.. In Short Admittedly kitschy, unavoidably noisy, this Red Lobster for rug rats is like an oversized seaside shanty awash in oceanic memorabilia--fishing nets, souvenir trinkets, plastic flotsam and jetsam. Staffed with a lively crew of G-rated table-dancing servers, the family-friendly chain anchors its menu in all things crab: Crab balls, crab cakes, crab dip, crab gumbo. Finicky children opt for corndogs or hamburgers; shellfish-phobic adults dine on rib eye steak or mesquite-grilled chicken.