Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar
Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar

Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kellsirish.com/
  • Phone: 2067281916
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Irish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar
Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar is one of Seattle's favorite hideaways. Situated in Post Alley above the historic Pike Place Market, Kells is a fine way to round up a day's sightseeing or browsing at the market. The pub is always alive with folks cooling off after a day's work. The restaurant will be sure to remind you of the Old Country with its warm, cozy atmosphere and traditional surroundings. There's also a patio outside that's a great place to feel the breeze from the Sound and the buzz of the marketplace. We also have a grand celebration every St. Patrick's Day. Kells proudly serves Seattle's largest Single Malt Scotch collection.
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Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Nice!
    traveler
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Good selection of beers, filling food, decent service and Irish music - what's not to like? :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LocalGuy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Overall I was somewhat disappointed after reading the reviews. The food was ok but uninspired. I have had much better Irish food and would have a hard time recommending Kells. Service was also disappointing. Our server never asked how we were doing, and was hard to find when we needed anything.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Lunch
    RonD
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We stopped by Kell's the day before for a drink. The food and service was very good. The facility is dark and kind of typical of the Irish bars/pubs we see in Boston but the food is much better. Crab open faced sandwich and corned beef sandwich hit the spot. Oh I almost forgot to mention they brew their own beer. Try the IPA!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • shhhh
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Kells was a very nice place with great beers and food. But the dinner menu was very small and there wasnt much variety 2 choose from. Don't get me wrong the food was delicious, I just would have liked to see a little more choices in a place claiming to be a restaurant as well as a bar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    Madge
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband enjoys the food and ambience here, so every time we are in Seattle this is one of our stops. My meal was particularly good this time (bacon wrapped scallops). Table inside near the open patio door allows views and salt air but avoids the omnipresent seagull problem! Nice option in good weather, but food good anytime.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit disappointed
    Just2ofus
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We made reservations for two at 7pm. When we arrived there were only two other tables with people. Never a good sign. Folks working here must be Irish as we had difficulty understanding some of there small talk. There were no recommendations as to what to order. Advertised live entertainment daily...should have clearly stated nightly, as 9pm. The food was fine, but apparently this does not become a vibrant scene until much later in the evening. We wish we had chosen The Pink Door across the alley. It was hopping when we arrived at Kell's and when we left an hour later.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Irish Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A true Pike Place Market treasure. Unpretentious, great vibe, great food, great service, a beautiful soul that has not been ruined over the years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Classic Bar and Guinness on tap!
    Denver1964
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Stopped in for lunch after walking the Pike Mkt, and what a great quiet place. Hard to find Guinness on tap on the waterfront, but excellent cold pints served here. Corn beef sandwich and Clam Chowder was excellent, and even offered to split the lunch in half when we shared the lunch. Staff are all friendly and seem to truly enjoy working there. Granted the bar was not crowded for lunch, but there was no rush on us to get moving and the quiet place with a cold pint was the best after a long day of walking and shopping. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A slice of Ireland in Seattle
    Sunflower7
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went for the first time with a group of 6 for lunch. The service was great, food delicious and the ambience felt like you had stepped into the Emerald Isle. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Fantastic Corned Beef !
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    BEST CORNED BEEF EVER ! A friendly Irish Pub atmosphere great staff fun and authentic. Definate must go when in Seattle Pikes Market alley neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at a great spot
    patmrhoads
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My fiancee and I ate here on New Years Eve, expecting more of a pub food style of menu. But the food turned out to be much better than that. We both had excellent meals, good drinks, and good service. We got in a little early for the NYE crowd; by the time we left the place was hopping!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bland Food. Nothing Special
    SugarBear
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was bland and over cooked. We had Irish Lamb stew which was bland and flavorless. The scallop special was completely overcooked and served with potatoes that were so overcooked there was barely any potato left on them. Service was incredibly slow. Water is served in very small glasses and with slow service, it was like we were constantly out of water and thirsty. Menu wasn't that exciting to me. Definitely look at it online before you go to make sure there are things you would enjoy eating. I had a hard time picking anything that sounded good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • service
    LPJ2
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Servers all seemed pre-occupied when I walked in to ask a question. In the bar area, service was not at all often, for drinks, one expects more. In the restaurant, server was okay, not too friendly but all food items were correct and service timing much better there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place to get a quick bite.
    travelerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    A place to get a quick bite. Typical bar fare. Friendly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I didn't know what to expect
    Saoirse
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I didn't know what to expect in an Irish restaurant. We loved the special (bacon wrapped scallops). The farls and pasties were delicious, as was the baked brie. Then we went to the bar side of the restaurant for traditional Irish music. Lots of fun. Great music. Happy crowd. Excellent service. It was great fun staying in downtown Seattle, able to come and go from Post Alley (coffee, lunch, and later dinner) without needing a car or driving in traffic. We'll do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no table
    noroomattheinn
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Kell's didn't have my Open Table reservation. Fortunately, they had room for us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate