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Honey Hole in Capitol Hill

395There’s a hole in the wall in the middle of Capitol Hill in the city of Seattle that lives at the bottom of the sea called Honey Hole.  There’s a whole, there’s a whole, there’s a whole lotta sandwich at that hole in the wall in the middle of Capitol Hill in the city of Seattle that….  Ok.  There’s a great sandwich place in my neighborhood called the Honey Hole and I visited there recently to get my Gooch on.

I like beef.    I like it on sandwiches with onions and cheese and if I’m in a place and that’s on the menu, I’m going to order it.  Give it a name like “Gooch” and I’m going to order it a lot of times before I try ordering something new because I like saying “gooch” as much as I like eating beef.  Ok that’s an exaggeration, but it’s fun.  Go ahead.  Say it.  ”Gooch.”

I like a fun menu.  This place has names for their sandwiches that can make a person feel like a really old fun person if you know every name on the menu.  Or maybe everybody loves Chachi?  Luke Duke is easy because of the re-make, but Spicoli and Buford T. Justice (don’t worry, The Bandit is on there before Buford T.) are stretching, or maybe I don’t realize that everybody has extensive 70 and 80 references.

If you order a Gooch at the Honey Hole, what you’ll be getting is roast beef, red onions, and Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese on a French roll served with a little bowl of au jus.  And it’ll be made by this guy.


With his eyes closed!  I know!  Very friendly staff and sandwich makers in this place, even though they were exceedingly busy as it was lunchtime on a weekday.




There’s Corleone himself (hot pastrami and swiss on rye) trying to look down that woman’s shirt.  Or leering at her sandwich, either way.


There’s the Gooch.  Even if you share a sandwich, they give you each a personal bowl of jus because of the nature of the double dip.

The couple at the table next to us were kind enough to let me get my lens on their food.



That’s the Big Tuna and the Chachi (pepper turkey, havarti, tomato, and ranch on a french roll).  The woman eating the Chachi recommended a place around the corner for brunch, and I suck for not writing it down.  So if you see a woman with these hands, will you ask her what that place was?  Thanks.

I haven’t had anything except the Gooch at this place, because I’m terrible about finding something I like and not trying different things.   I know they won’t be as good and I don’t want to waste my trip on something that isn’t worth it.  However, the Texas Tease (smoked chicken in bbq sauce with onions and cheddar) is definitely next on my list to try. The prices are reasonable and the food is good, so I need to get more adventurous at this place.

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One Comment

  1. Gail

    Good grief! You’ve just added another spot for me to visit the next time I’m in Seattle. btw…I have a friend whose last name is Gooch. Too funny!

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