Merchants Cafe & Saloon
Merchants Cafe & Saloon

Merchants Cafe & Saloon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.merchantscafeandsaloon.com/
  • Phone: 2064675070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Merchants Cafe & Saloon
Merchant's Café, in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle, was built in 1890 and reestablished in 2011. The Merchant's Café has been in continuous operation even since, making it Seattle's oldest restaurant. Merchants is dedicated to supplying local wines, spirits, craft beers, ales, lagers and non-alcoholic beverages from the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to using fresh and organic food from local purveyors such as Pike Place Market and Bob's Fruit Stand in Snohomish, WA. Merchant's Café & Saloon is open 7 days a week. We are open for all game day events, unfortunately we do not accept reservations on game days, but please stop in and grab a table.
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Merchants Cafe & Saloon reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • trustmeVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    dingy, dirty restaurant with no customers. We left....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 6 reviews are from the Merchants Cafe & Saloon reviews archive.
  • Good food and great atmosphere!
    CJ44VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    One of the oldest restaurants in Seattle. Beautiful inside and the food is good. Staff/service was excellent. We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat place, no heat, bad food
    Poufs
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The place had a cool old feel. Service was awful and food wasn't so hot either. Although we had reservations, no one greeted us at the door and after about five minutes, we sat ourselves. The place only had about 1/3 of its tables full, so not sure what the problem was. Two tables came in after us and were served drinks and orders taken before anyone even greeted us. Still, the server was nice, even if everything from drinks to refills to food took forever. The sandwiches (cheeseburger & salmon 'burger.') was dried out and not very tasty, but good fries! The restaurant is pretty neat looking, but there was no heat! I was literally shaking for half the time. Brrr!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Here for Drinks
    TacomaLove
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Came with my girlfriends after the Ghost Tour. The bartender was awesome and so friendly. He was making up drinks for my friends bc they didn't know what to decide on. We didn't have the food so I can't comment on that. It's a historic restaurant so the décor and atmosphere is a bit creepy, but cool at the same time. Will try it out for dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for food and drinks
    rbw3689
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This was a great place to go for food and drinks in Pioneer Square. My boyfriend and I went here before going to a comedy show at the Comedy Underground just a block over. I can definitely see us coming back here again - for the area, the beer was relatively cheap! ($4 a pint) We sat at the bar and they were having problems with the cash register - the bartender was obviously frustrated, and yet still managed to pay attention to the customers at the bar while trying to fix the problem - kudos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreat place to grab a beer
    tinner
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Dreat place to grab a beer and some food before the hawks game
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nostalgic, welcoming,and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We chose the Merchant Cafe to celebrate my friend's birthday lunch because she wanted to go to Pioneer Square to experience the nostalgia of old Seattle. It was the perfect spot! The owner was our server and she treated us like royalty. She made recommendations for our meal that were right on target. The cheese curd appetizers were out of this world. The grilled cheese sandwich was also amazing, she added tomato and basil using her Mom's old recipe, it was fantastic! She even brought my friend a free tee shirt as a birthday gift. Oh, and the Mojitos! She made the best I've ever had. Ask her to share her secret recipe, she will! Ask about Otto, the spirit that inhabits the Merchant. Apparently he has a temper, and a sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.