Kickin’ Boot space gets a new look as new restaurant prepares to open

We reported earlier this month that Lark chef Mitch Mayers is planning to open a new restaurant in the old Kickin’ Boot location on 22nd Ave. NW and Shilshole.

A My Ballard reader sent us this photo of the Kickin’ Boot sign — complete with the boot — being removed this morning. The new restaurant’s name has yet to be released.

A few days ago, Seattle Met gathered a few more details on the new spot. Mayers is planning dishes like oxtail nachos, savory parmesan churros and a Reuben tartine. He’s moving the bar and adding 115 seats in all — a very large restaurant by Ballard standards.

Mayers is aiming for a July launch.


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Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

I hope the Boot sign ends up at Pac Fish Shipyard with the rest of Ballard’s old neon signs!

Paintking
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Paintking

I hope a place opens up I can afford. I hope I won’t have to step over needles to get there. I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow. I hope. I hope. I hope…………………..

Truth
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Truth

@Scott: Wherever you hang out sounds terrible, you should come visit Ballard sometime.

Bumble Bee
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Bumble Bee

Kicking Boot was a good value. Hard to get excited about a $20 cocktail and overpriced, overwrought bar food.
Let’s hope Mayers hires some hot people to work here and not the sourpuss blue hair brigade. There’s no point to bringing “Caitlinn/Rebekah” to a $100 first date without the possibility of at least flirting with the staff if Princess decides to friend zone you.

Miss Wahoo
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Miss Wahoo

Kickin Boot was an awful dining experience. Somehow, it lasted a shockingly long time. Not sure how, since both the food and the service were sorely lacking. Hope the new restaurant is much better!

ROBERT WYKOFF
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ROBERT WYKOFF

I agree with @Bumble Bee

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

I always enjoyed Kickin’ Boot, even though towards the end the menu options dwindled as did the waitstaff. It was one of our go-to places when we couldn’t think of anything but a ton of good food.

Bumble Bee
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Bumble Bee

@Homeless Fiasco
Well now we can get excited for “tartines” and “savory churros” and I’m sure a $40 pork belly option served by an unfire-able #MeToo’er.

Pro Tip: don’t “mansplain” your menu or cocktail selection by using a normal tone of voice. We need a Hooters in Ballard like yesterday.

SCOTT
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SCOTT

I can afford Hooters either.

John
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John

Beautiful space, surprised they’re sinking money into it to remodel. Wish them well, Ballard restaurant business is tough right now and I’m sure this spot ain’t cheap.

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

@John – Hubris, perhaps? Large rooms are dangerous — they look empty even when you might have a decent number of diners and, short of lousy food/service, nothing makes people more uncomfortable in a restaurant than feeling like they are eating where no one else wants to be.

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