Dining with a large group of people, especially with a team of children fresh from a sporting event, can be tough. You have to juggle dietary restrictions, finding space for a party of your size, and making sure that people are able to get something they’ll like. Add in the difficulties of wrangling a pack of hungry-but-still-hyped-from-the-tournament kids, and you’ve got a real handful! Thankfully, there are plenty of restaurants in Seattle Southside with tons of experience in serving teams.
You don’t always have to go out to have a great team dining and bonding experience. Consider doing a catered meal at your hotel instead! Ask the hotel if there is any meeting space available or dine solo in your rooms. ACT 3 Catering is a popular local option and are willing to work with a variety of budgets. With lots of choices available and seasonal specials, you’re sure to find the perfect menu for your team and your budget.
Family and locally owned and operated since 1974, Azteca Mexican Restaurant is a hit for all ages. Dive into the fresh-fried chips and tomato salsa or their indulgent, award-winning Nachos Azteca to start with. The Molcajete is a highlight: Mexican stew of seafood or chicken and/or beef strips sauteed in a mildly spicy sauce with mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes, garnished with melted jack cheese, green onions, jalapeno peppers and avocado. A private room is available for reservation to hold 20-30 guests. Located on Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila.
The only location in the Pacific Northwest odf this popular chain, Bahama Breeze is known for fresh, delicious seafood, distinctive chicken dishes and flame-grilled steaks, accompanied by refreshing, handcrafted tropical drinks, all made with the flavorful and colorful ingredients of the islands. Even the restaurant itself makes diners feel like they are in the islands with spacious dining rooms decorated with rich woods and wicker, vibrant fabrics, high ceilings, lush greenery, and fun tropical art. Don’t forget about the deck, where the soothing sounds of live island music can be heard nightly! Bahama Breeze also offers five areas for semiprivate seating. The entire facility is available for rental and can accommodate up to 300 seated guests, with an additional area for up to 75 guests in a cocktail setting. Located on the north parking lot of Westfield Southcenter.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse offers a casual atmosphere, spacious dining room and a lively bar with high-definition flat panel TVs in sight of every table—perfect for catching the big game! From award-winning handcrafted BJ’s beer, Chicago style deep-dish pizzas, sandwiches, 100% Angus burgers, pastas and entrees, to their hot-out-of-the-oven famous Pizookie® dessert, BJ’s has something for everyone! Online ordering, delivery and call ahead waiting are available. If you’re looking for gluten free options, BJ’s offers a gluten free menu that offers everything from pizza, entrees, and salads to gluten-free beer. Located at the southeast entrance of Westfield Southcenter.
Urban-industrial, modern, and sleek, Bowlero South Seattle is the new bowling experience. Bowlero accommodates groups of all sizes and offers private rooms with catered dining options. From small groups of 10+ to over 1,000 people.
Bullwinkle’s Restaurant at the Family Fun Center of Tukwila offers casual dining in a lively and entertaining atmosphere. The themed restaurant lives up to its name with animated robotic performances by Bullwinkle and Rocky. After a day of fun at this 9-acre amusement center, stop in for a tasty sandwich, pizza, or salad from their menu. Don’t forget to save room for the Bullwinkle’s Sundae Bar! Bullwinkle’s takes group reservations and accommodates large groups. Turn team dining into team building with bonding over fun games. Enjoy games, go-karts, miniature golf, along with some extremely tasty pizza!
This family friendly restaurant is known for their lively atmosphere, huge menu selection, tremendous portions, and a variety of decadent cheesecakes. The Cheesecake Factory menu boasts more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day including appetizers, pastas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches, and more. They recently introduced a new small plates and snacks menu category including more than 15 new tastes that are perfect as a snack or pre-appetizer. Additionally, they feature specialty dishes like their popular Chicken Madeira, Miso Salmon, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and Luau Salad. The Cheesecake Factory is famous for its generous portions which are ideal for sharing or taking home for a second meal – but be sure to save room for dessert! Enjoy one of their 50 legendary cheesecakes and desserts like their Godiva® Chocolate Cheesecake, White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle®, and their new 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake. They’re perfectly complemented by their extensive list of specialty coffee drinks and tea. Enjoy their high-energy atmosphere seven days a week. They offer late night dining, Sunday brunch and a full bar featuring an extensive menu of handcrafted cocktails so that the adults on your team can unwind. The Cheesecake Factory also offers curbside to-go and delivery, and have recently introduced a new catering menu allowing you to bring The Cheesecake Factory dining experience to your home, office, or special event. Located on the south parking lot of Westfield Southcenter.
Why choose Claim Jumper? Hearty steaks and rib-sticking sides are a great way to refuel after a long day of sports. Private and semi-private dining rooms are available for meetings, showers, parties, rehearsal dinners, and more. Their menu can be customized for any event. The Tukwila location offers dining space accommodating 10-50 people.
Costco may not be the first option you think of for feeding a team, and that’s exactly why it’s listed here. If you need to feed a team in a hurry, order some team-sized pizzas from Costco in Tukwila. Kids love pizza, and it’s a great way to fill up after a long day. This makes for a great fast meal that can be taken anywhere for an easy win.
Famous Dave’s Pit-smoked BBQ has won over 600 awards across the country! “Famous” Dave Anderson spent 25 years crafting the most crave-able ribs, chopped pork, beef brisket, and chicken recipes in America. Treat your team to authentic, pit-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch sides and desserts. Perfect for business events, graduations, meetings, weddings, parties, and neighborhood get-togethers. You can enjoy Famous Dave’s SLAB-tastic BBQ in the dining room & bar or semi-private room or outdoor patio, as well as take it to-go, which can be ordered over the phone or through the website. Full-service catering and delivery are also available for orders of $500 or more.
At the heart of the Mizu Japanese Steak House experience is the teppanyaki table, around which guests gather and enjoy a meal that is expertly prepared and cooked to perfection on an iron grill. In fact, teppanyaki comes from the Japanese words teppan, meaning iron plate, and yaki, meaning grill. The action unfolds right before your very eyes by a chef who is as much entertainer as a culinary master. Mizu can accommodate groups of all sizes, and the more the merrier at the teppanyaki tables. Even if you come on your own, you can join others at the table for a fresh cooked meal and a show. Located on Strander Blvd, across the street from Westfield Southcenter and in the Target parking lot.
Mizuki Buffet adheres to the highest standard for buffet-style dining. Using the freshest and finest ingredients to create Asian and Western inspired cuisine, sushi is Mizuki’s specialty, and they offer lots of it. Choices are endless at Mizuki’s, including a chocolate fondue fountain! Perfect for your team in their semi-private dining space.
With Red Robin’s new Gourmet Burger Bar, you can turn any event into a burger building extravaganza. The fun, fire-grilled, hassle-free, traveling burger bar that can be customized to everyone’s tastes. From birthday parties and tailgates, to meetings and luncheons, there’s something about the excitement of creating your own Gourmet Burger that will bring people running to your event. Red Robin does not take group reservations; though, they do offer lots of dining space. Their All-American menu and fun atmosphere is extremely family-friendly, especially their bottomless fries! With two locations in Seattle Southside, one in Des Moines and one in Tukwila, there’s plenty of availability.
A classic American roast house, Sharp’s Roasthouse features over 10 fresh roast varieties daily coming from its one of a kind 25-foot roasting works, located right in the dining room. Popular items include cornbread baked from scratch served with maple butter, the applewood smoked BBQ pulled meat Salad, the 10 spice red BBQ chicken, and their 15-minute lunch grills. Diners can even get a free souvenir of Meat Smoking Chips complete with two-day herb chicken recipe to take back home and try your own smoked dishes! Sharps has a private-dining area that will hold groups of up to 40 guests. They also can accommodate groups up to 16 in their general dining room with reservations.
For more than a generation, families and friends have been going to The Old Spaghetti Factory to enjoy delicious Italian fare and a charming atmosphere with friendly service. Hungry athletes have been carbo-loading for generations, and pasta’s a great (not to mention kid friendly) way to do it! The Tukwila location is surrounded by antiques collected from around the world and offers a banquet room accommodating up to 75 guests, along with a second-floor mezzanine holding up to 25 guests. The Old Spaghetti Factory offers 3-course, complete meals at a great value. For those with dietary needs, they provide a gluten free menu. They also offer carry out and delivery options.
Did your team spend the day at Starfire Sports? You may not want to go very far to refuel afterwards – and luckily, you won’t have to! Catering to the passionate Northwest soccer community, as well as the residents of Tukwila, Renton, SeaTac and beyond, at Watersehd FC, you’ll find them serving up their signature pizzas, pie folds and salads along with some of the best craft beer, cider and wine around! Located right on the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA.
Sometimes it’s impossible to narrow down your choices when you’ve got a big crowd with a lot of different tastes. Why not let your team make their own decisions for food? Westfield Southcenter is the largest indoor shopping center in the entire Pacific Northwest. The food court is so big they can feed around 1,000 people there at once. The casual grab and go quick style of food is ideal for price conscious teams who like options.
Author: Christy Maggio