Claim Jumper (Southcenter) 3.5 Stars
Address: 5902 S 180th St.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 206-575-3918
Directions: See a Map
Cuisine: American
Price Range: $7-$20 entrees
Best Bets: Clam Chowder
Worst Bets: ?


Claim Jumper started in California, and has expanded to two Washington locations, this one and the one in Redmond Town Center. The two seem nearly identical, with the same menu and almost the same physical restaurant layout. They're known for BIG food, and surprisingly it's all very good too! This isn't an Old Country Buffet with lots of cheap food. No, this is a casual restaurant with good food and huge portions. You'd better be very hungry, or you might not even make it past appetizers.

Knowing their reputation, this visit we tried to eat "light", or at least as light as you can here. We got clam chowder in a sourdough bowl, and a chinese chicken salad. Both were huge (of course) and the clam chowder was especially good - a full meal for only $6.95! We were even able to squeeze in a Cookie Sandwich for a shared dessert. Again, very good and very large.. imagine an ice cream sandwich between giant cookies.

The downside is that they don't take reservations here, and it can get really busy on weekends. The Redmond one is just as busy, so Redmondites might as well stay close to home and go to that location. But if doing some shopping at Southcenter and find yourself hungry enough, Claim Jumper is right there to give you a whole lot of good food.

Bottom Line: HUGE portions of good food at reasonable prices.

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