Best Place to Eat at the Bar - 2000
McCormick & Schmick's - CLOSED
This upscale place is known for its fresh seafood, with diners paying upward of $25 for a nice, aquatic entree. Good enough, but we won't pay more than $2 for our dinner when we eat at the bar.
Du jour items during happy hour include a quarter-pound cheeseburger with fries, oyster shooters and seafood chili. The cost? Just $1.95 with a one-drink minimum.
They're primo eats, too, not that prefab, fresh-from-the-freezer-bag stuff other bars try to fool us with.
How does McCormick & Schmick's make money on the deal? We don't know. We don't care. Just save us a seat.