Men’s Pac-12’s is in full swing in Federal Way, WA! Here at BWB we wrote a blog on all the top places to eat for athletes and coaches/fans wanting to eat healthy during the women’s championship last week, a great reference for healthy restaurant and order choices this week and for future meets, as well. With that said, we wanted to give some fans what they asked for. Fan favorites in Federal Way!

Many parents and supporters take time off work to travel and watch their son or daughter, loved ones and/or friends compete – and often it is cherished vacation time used to do so. With that, why take the week to only eat healthy and be strict on your diet!? Enjoy all the yummy food and maybe a cocktail or two after watching finals. Here are our five favorite Federal Way spots for those looking to indulge.

1 – Pimienta Bistro and Bar
34029 Hoyt Rd. SW
Federal Way, WA 98023

Primienta is an elegant modern European and Latin American restaurant with a fabulous wine menu and a variety of unique and delectable dishes. Open from 4:30 – 9 p.m., so best option is to visit on a night you can go to finals late or leave early. Our top picks:

Aperitivo
Calamari Fritti
Butternut Tacos
Truffle Fries

Ensaladas
Beet salad

Cena
Pan Seared Scallops
Cullote Steak
Pollo Rostizado

Sides
Creamy Polenta
Lardon Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Cauliflower w/Bleu Cheese

2 – Billy McHale’s
1320 324th St.
APT A10
Federal Way, WA 98003

This spot if fun, for it features old fashioned eats from burgers to BBQ in a space modeled after an antique train. Closing at 2 AM each night, this is the perfect place to go post final session cheering and nerves! Some delicious and rich flavorful food options on this massive menu, which offers 31 flavors of margaritas and an extensive cocktail list. Our top 3 dishes in each category:

Appetizers
Chinese Style BBQ Pork
Bacon Wrapped Prawns
Seared Ahi Tuna

Salads
Southwest Chicken Caesar
California Chicken Salad
Farmer’s Market Cobb

Burgers
Burger of the Gods
Mac-N-Cheeseburger
OMG! Burger

Sandwiches
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Vegwich
Prime Rib Dip

Seafood and Steaks
Fresh Northwest Salmon
Bacon Wrapped Fillet
New York Strip

3 – Blue Island Sushi & Roll
35002 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003

The west offers some great sushi options and Blue Island Sushi & Roll may be the best in Federal Way.  It offers sever rice and noodle dishes as well as a robust sushi roll menu. Best for lunch or an early dinner, closing at 8 p.m. Cannot go wrong with these picks:

Appetizers
Spicy Roasted Garlic Shishito Pepper Edamame (say that three times fast!)
Gyoza
Honey Walnut Shrimp

Rice/Noodle
Curry Udon with Fried Chicken
Creamy Chicken Katsu Carbonara
Cha Su Don

Japanese BBQ
Spicy Chicken Teriyaki
Teriyaki Wrap
Pork Katsu

Sushi Rolls
Yellow Tail Special
Volcano Roll
Rainbow Roll

4 – Red Robin Federal Way
3190 Gateway Center Blvd S.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Not a niche Federal Way spot, although conveniently located by many hotels. Open to 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Red Robin is an easy after finals spot to visit for a quick bite. Most of their food is pretty heavy, though it does offer some lighter options for those looking more nutritious options

Appetizers
Fried Pickles
Gourmet Wing and Sauce Bar
Pretzel Bites

Burgers
Whisky River BBQ Burger
Bacon Cheeseburger
The Wedge Burger (sans bun)

Healthier Entrees (all under 600 calories)
Ensenada Chicken Platter
Avo-Cobb-O Salad
Simply Grilled Chicken

Dessert
Cinnamon Sugar DOH! Ring
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Shake
Root Beer Float

5 – Ivar’s Seafood Bar
2004 S 320th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003

A great lunch spot with some of the best fish and chips around! The perfect place to go if you are looking for a fun Pacific Northwest fish spot. Ivar’s offers a very limited menu, but it is worth the trip for some tasty fresh (and maybe fried) catches. We recommend:

Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo Prawns
Wild salmon or halibut
Corn bread
French fries

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