Pike Place Market Restaurants

Pike Place market restaurants offer a number of unique and flavorful ways to enjoy the Seattle waterfront. Tucked into the corners of the market here and there, you can enjoy virtually any style of cuisine and get a great view of Puget Sound at the same time.

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French Restaurants in Pike Place Market

 French Restaurants

Le Pichet

 

Le Pichet Restaurant Reviews

 

This restaurant gets its name from the fact that you can order your wine by the pitcher here. It’s more of a couple’s dining environment and this is reflected in the menu, with options like their signature roast chicken that is intended for two. They open early for breakfast as well.

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Place Pigalle R&B

 

Place Pigalle Restaurant Reviews

 

You’ll get the classic French dining experience at this hidden gem in the market. From the checkered tile floor to the flowing white linens and attentive staff, the menu is based off of fresh local ingredients. It’s also one of the more expensive options at the market, averaging over $45 per meal, but it is a culinary investment well worth making.

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Maximilien Restaurant

 

Maximilien Restaurant Reviews

 

It’s the best foie gras in all of Seattle. It’s also one of the few places where you can be served authentic escargots. Endulge yourself with the table serving of caviar and then opt for the steak tartare. The local seafood is always wonderful and you can pair any meal with a classic French wine.

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The Can Can

 

The Can Can Restaurant Reviews

 

If you love the Moulin Rouge, then you’ll love this little place. It’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so plan accordingly. The menu is a bit limited, but you can get a filet mignon for just $28 and pair it with local calamaria, halibut, or scallops.

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Le Panier

 

Le Panier Restaurant Reviews

 

If you missed breakfast in your hurry to the market or you just want a quick snack, then this French bakery is the perfect stop. You can also grab freshly baked bread for your own home-cooked meal if you prefer. It’s very popular with the locals, so get in line early to avoid the long lines that form every day.

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American Restaurants in Pike Place Market

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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

 

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Restaurant Reviews

 

This is a small and crowded eating bar that will literally change the way you see cheese. They really do make their artisan cheese by hand, which means their mac & cheese is out of this world. Save room for a grilled cheese sandwich.

American restaurants

Steelhead Diner

 

Steelhead Diner Restaurant Reviews

 

It’s marketed as a place to rest in the market, but as busy as this diner gets, there is no rest. It’s unique in the Pike Place market restaurants because of its open kitchen and the menu features comfort food. Skip the fish and chips and go with the olive crusted halibut with asparagus to give the tastebuds something you won’t find anywhere else.

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Uli’s Famous Sausage

 

Uli’s Famous Sausage Restaurant Reviews

 

You’ll find Uli’s on the main aisles just off the street and you can choose to dine-in or take his sausage home. Put those sausages, which range from lamb to beef to pork, into a sandwich and have a beer to get off your feet for awhile. Uli’s is more affordable than some of the kiosk vendors in the market, so it’s worth a stop.

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Market Grill

 

Market Grill Restaurant Reviews

 

This is where you’ll find the perfect salmon sandwich. It’s a small counter, a smaller kitchen, and an even smaller dining room, but the best clam chowder you’ll find outside of Ivar’s in town. On a nice day, take the time to eat out on the patio with some live music and you’ll have an amazing experience.

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Lowell’s Restaurant

 

Lowell’s Restaurant Reviews

 

You’re almost guaranteed to get a view of the Bainbridge Island and Bremerton ferries with three floors of window seating. Stop for breakfast to get the house cured lox with onions and capers on a toasted bagel – it’s the best breakfast you’ll have in Seattle. For dinner, grab a Flagship salad with cheese made right at the market and then get the mixed seafood grill, which gives you a crab cake, a king salmon fillet, and tiger prawns.

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Jack’s Fish Spot

 

Jack’s Fish Spot Restaurant Reviews

 

It’s more of a market than a restaurant, but don’t let that send you in a different direction. Garlic fries are an institution in Seattle and Jack’s makes the best. Match them up with fresh fish and chips fried as you wait and you won’t move until you’re done eating. Oysters and shrimp are incredible options as well.

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Pike Place Bar & Grill

 

Pike Place Bar & Grill Reviews

 

If you want a couple beers, some fries, and unlimited Belgian waffles, then you’re going to love this place. Happy Hour at the market is best enjoyed here.

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Virginia Inn

 

Virginia Inn Restaurant Reviews

 

This restaurant sits just outside of the market and features a farm-to-table menu from all over the Pacific Northwest. Grab a Take Out order and then stroll around the historic district in the afternoon or grab a spot in one of the many Seattle Stairs public areas to enjoy the salty air.

Seafood Restaurants in Pike Place Market

Seafood restaurants

Pike Place Chowder

 

Pike Place Chowder Restaurant Reviews

 

Ironically enough, it isn’t the chowder you should be ordering at this restaurant, though it is really good. If it is Dungeness season, order the crab roll. It’s Seattle’s version of the classic lobster roll and you’ll likely want 2 or 3. Out of season, however, the crab roll isn’t as tasty, so opt for the chowder instead.

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Matt’s in the Market

 

Matt’s in the Market Restaurant Reviews

 

Located on the 3rd floor of the market, this restaurant gives you the classic seafood dining experience. Have a catfish sandwich if you’re in a hurry or grab one of their fresh seasonal specials. Pair your meal up with a local Washington wine or one of your favorites for an incredible experience.

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Cutter’s Crabhouse

 

Cutter’s Crabhouse Restaurant Reviews

 

This place is packed thanks to its fair pricing and fresh seafood, so be prepared for a wait. The menu encompasses all preferences, however, so you’ll be able to grab a meal that you prefer.

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Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar

 

Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar Reviews

 

This throwback resta to the shacks that would line the oyster fields around Puget Sound. You go here for the fish and chips and a local beer, but the service can be hit or miss. You won’t find better oysters anywhere downtown unless you purchase them from the harvesters.

Italian Restaurants in Pike Place Market

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Lo Priore

 

Lo Priore Restaurant Reviews

 

This restaurant is the place for pizza in the market. The pasta is also authentic and full of flavor, but sometimes you’ll find the chef has cut the pasta down to help it cook faster during the busy times, making it impossible to twirl around a fork. An 18” pepperoni pizza will cost you $16.99 or you can create your own with a full suite of toppings options.

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The Pink Door

 

The Pink Door Restaurant Reviews

 

One word for you: lasagna. Get there early to get some because it sells out every day. You can sit on the terrace on a nice day or enjoy the burlesque atmosphere in the dining room. The rest of the menu is classic Italian and it’s done right, so you can’t go wrong with this perennial favorite of Seattle.

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Il Bistro

 

Il Bistro Restaurant Reviews

 

Make a reservation and you won’t be disappointed. Make sure you order the gnocchi and the carpaccio. The only seafood option on the dinner menu is Alaskan halibut, which is highlighted with a pea and leek risotto which you will savor here.

Asian Restaurants in Pike Place Market

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Japanese Gourmet

 

Japanese Gourmet Restaurant Reviews

 

You’ll have to search for this beautiful restaurant, located by Post Alley, but it’s worth the effort. The bento boxes are a favorite with local professionals for lunch. If you have time to sit down, be sure to order the Pink Volcano sushi roll in addition to your favorites.

In love with Japanese cuisine? We prepared a guide of the best places to eat sushi in Seattle for you.

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Genghis Khan

 

Genghis Khan Restaurant Reviews

 

If you have a craving for casual Chinese cuisine while shopping at the market, then this is one of the best places in the area to choose. If you order about 45 minutes in advance, you can even have your meal waiting for you when you step in. An online ordering system lets you place the order from your phone while you’re in the market if you want. The seaweed salad, paired with their baked mussels and hot and sour soup, makes an excellent meals.

British Restaurants in Pike Place Market

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Crumpet Shop

 

Crumpet Shop Restaurant Reviews

 

This restaurant actually closes any time the temperatures rise above 85F, which in July and August means it is often closed. Otherwise the organic crumpets, paired with salmon lox and tomato with a little pesto are a lesser known treat the market has to offer.

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Kell’s

 

Kells Irish Restaurant Reviews

 

This traditional Irish pub allows you to reserve a table, which is usually necessary if you want to sit down and eat something. You won’t find a better steak and kidney pie in Seattle.

Want to experience more of the traditional Irish hospitality right here in Seattle? Read our guide of the best Irish pubs in Seattle and make your pick!

Vegetarian Restaurants in Pike Place Market

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Bacco

 

Bacco Restaurant Reviews

 

This restaurant is what you’d get if you rolled all of Seattle into one little place. The goat cheese and spinach omelet is incredible, but spring for the Salmon Benedict for the real specialty of the house.

Vegetarian living in or visiting Seattle? Read our guide of the best vegan restaurants in the city and plan your vegetarian culinary experience!

Mexican and Latin Restaurants in Pike Place Market

Emmy’s Vege House

Copacabana

 

Copacabana Restaurant Reviews

 

There are good days and bad days at this restaurant. The menu is Basque in nature, which is unique in Seattle, but cocktails and a salad are about what you’ll want to stick to here at the moment.