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Steelhead Diner
Steelhead Diner

Steelhead Diner Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steelheaddiner.com
  • Phone: (206) 625-0129
  • Hours of Operation: Open Seven Days a Week: 11a.m. until 10p.m. Brunch Items Available on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Davis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call and speak to any manager to discuss you individual needs!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First
  • Public Transit: All downtown bus routes end near or around our address: 95 Pine Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available in addition to several parking lots nearby. We validate parking after 5pm at the Pike Place Market Parking Garage on Western Avenue below the Market.
A word from Steelhead Diner
Owner operated by Chef Kevin Davis and wife Teresa, The Steelhead Diner is a smart casual restaurant located in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit our modern take on the classic American diner - and enjoy contemporary comfort food created with a Northwest twist. Soak up stunning views while enjoying our exclusively North West wine and beer list. Also available: a full bar, and a large selection of non-alcoholic choices. Watch nightly as Davis and his crew create menu items in the restaurant's interactive open kitchen surrounded by views of neighboring Puget Sound. Kids welcome. Family friendly.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Brutus salad which the server compared to a Ceasar salad was gloppy, tasteless and almost room temperature. There was no acid component. My husband tried the gumbo, which was average and about 1/2 of the bowl was steamed rice. The most enjoyable was the Crab and Shrimp Tater Tots. In past visits the food has been somewhat inconsistent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had a group of 11, and that may have contributed to this rating. Appetizers were great, but there was a huge time gap between them and the salads. And then the entrees came while we were still eating our salads. Not cool when you are paying top dollar for dinner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Expensive place considering the lack of ambiance. The service was quite good. Friendly waiters and attentive. The food wasn't consistent, so my dish was excellent, Manila clams, but my friend's halibut dish could have been better. The salad was good, beets and greens nothing special though, but the butter-olive oil-basil to go with the bread, was bitter and didn't taste good at all. The food is better than the ambiance. The ambiance is that of a diner, so I should have listened to that and not have ignored it, my fault, and quite noise. Go for brunch, lunch not dinner if hoping for ambiance."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I am a repeat customer and will ALWAYS recommend the Steelhead Diner to friends both local and visiting from out of town. The menu is always changing with what is in season and best. The local sourcing and partnership with vendors from Pike Place Market makes for original and innovative new menu additions. The staff and kitchen never disappoint."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "hadnt been here for awhile. we had been disappointed a year ago but wanted to try it again after mariners game. the service was miserable. the food was cold and disappointing. one would expect cheese on one's cheeseburger right? there are so many other places to go and try i would not waste my money here next time palace kitchen or lola's or anywhere for that matter"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I returned to the Steelhead diner for the chance to enjoy local ingredients in a casual atmosphere with a glimpse of Puget Sound. We received the latter two. Our first courses took 40 minutes to arrive from the time we ordered them, and then the second course arrived minutes later. The waiter apologized as he crammed all the plates onto the table, removing bread plates to make room. The Naughty Nellie Manila clams were absolutely superb, but other dishes were less successful. Goat cheese was substituted for pecorino on my grilled apricot and arugula app, and my husband's beet and arugula salad arrived with a giant pile of frisee and 3 tiny leaves of arugula. Neither substitution was remarked on by waitstaff. Gumbo was a miss. Too bad."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food - very creative chef!! We dined here while visiting Seattle after hearing great reviews. We were not disappointed! Excellent for seafood. Very close to Pike Place Market!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent mussels served a la Vera Cruz - in a red broth. Very tasty. One gripe - we ordered glasses of wine to come with the meal, not immediately. But I spotted the bar tender pouring it immediately when our server approached the bar, so I had to ask the server to bring it over and not let it get warm. Rather inconsiderate, considering they were glasses of white that need to be kept chilled. As a result, I ran out of wine during the meal. But that's the first glitch I've experienced in at least 10 visits, but does account for this review not giving 5 stars."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed our window seat with a lovely view. Food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Excellent choice to bring a client. Nice staff and great food presentation. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I eat at Steelhead when ever I am in Seattle and the food is always very tasty and the service is attentive. I would recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Steelhead Diner never fails to impress me. I should dine here more often... I love it!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was very good, the service was a little on the spotty side, with dishes for a group of six appearing at odd intervals. It did seem busy and I'm willing to chalk it up to that, but that did detract a bit."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "made a reservation based on OpenTable reviews, and was not disappointed. everything was good -- clam chowder, special Copper River salmon on polenta, and chocolate pecan pie. nice combination of flavors and textures, well made. would have liked more fish options on the menu, but at least the special option was delicious. Service was cheerful without being overenthusiastic. would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Dependable for lunch. Though today the host was a bit flighty and not terribly attentive. And there was a wicked cool breeze coming in chilling the toes. Otherwise it was all good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The catfish tacos were sooooo yummy. The portion was enough for two and that would still allow you enough room for a very yummy dessert! The sorbet and chocolate brownie hit the spot perfectly. Oh... I forgot the blood orange beer, awesome. A nice dining and foodie experience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a very nice pre-concert meal out on the deck. The crab cakes were very good."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We've dined with you many times, however our server last Saturday night seemed very young and new to her job. For several reasons throughout our meal, we were less than satisfied with her service, so I think more training would be beneficial. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, but the service needed help on this busy day. Our drink order was taken right away, but we had to wait for 2 of our party. When they arrived it took quite a while for the server to show up to take their drink order and we ordered our food at the same time. I ordered a starter of their Tater Tots (VERY GOOD) expecting them to arrive in a timely manner. When they didn't arrive I was finally able to flag down our server to ask what the hold up was. He went to the kitchen and came back telling us there was a mix-up and that they would be on the house and that our food would be out shortly. Everything arrived at once, which was ok. Everyone enjoyed their food! I'll give them a 2nd chance to see if their service is better."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for brunch and we liked the food. Service was OK, but they were not too responsive. Like our server kept forgetting what we asked and we had to ask for it multiple times. But may be it was because it was crowded. Awesome view of the sound and Pike Place market.. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Steelhead Diner was recommended by a co-worker. I was so glad I made reservations. The hostess was wonderful; service was great and the food was excellent. I wanted everything on the menu. This has become a new favorite."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We are big fans of this place and have been coming here for a few years. The fish and chips, gumbo, salmon and mac and cheese are particularly good but we've never had a bad meal. Happy hour, lunch, brunch, a banquet dinner and several regular dinners off the menu have all be great. The server this time was particularly friendly and patient as one of our party was late, and had great recommendations from the drink menu."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I don't know how I have missed this place before, but it's a great find. Right downtown with an excellent view of the water (ask ahead for a water view table!). The food was delicious - we had a mix of apps, salads, and entrees. I definitely plan on dining here again. If you want to go on the weekend make sure you make a reservation! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I had the halibut and it was delish. The appetizers, won tons, and calamari were consumed quickly..enjoyed sauces."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I can say that the Steelhead Diner is as "Count-on-able" as it gets for great service, food and dining experience. The seasonal meats, seafood and produce have always been outstanding and the menu changes on a seasonal basis. Taking clients, friends and out of town visitors has always been a fun and awesome!! On our recent visit the Smelt or "Fries with Eyes" were in season and they were sweet and absolutely delicious. There was freshly caught King salmon that was expertly prepared to a perfect medium rare and finished with a brown butter, almond, rosemary cherry sauce that complimented the delicate flavor of the salmon perfectly. The Halibut was prepared expertly and not over cooked as is often the case at many other restaurants. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The Saturday brunch had just the right amount of choices to please without being overwhelming. We had the salmon with polenta and it was perfect. Our server was great and helped with beverage pairings for our meal. And of course the window view of Elliott Bay and Pike Place Market topped it off. Will recommend it to our friends heading out to Seattle. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A lot of options for brunch/lunch. I like the variety of sides they have on their menu. The Herb crusted Halibut was delicious."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had the chance to go during restaurant week, and I know, the staff at most restaurants aren't that thrilled about those weeks, yet it does give the casual diner a chance to try out new spots. Steelhead Diner is out of my neighborhood, so restaurant week gives me a chance to take a ferry ride and expand my dining sphere. Happily, it is a short walk up to the Market from the Coleman Dock and a little like an adventure. We were completely delighted by the atmosphere, the wait staff and the menu. Had a great table and lovely, personable, professional server. A perfect, amazing, delicious meal followed, accompanied by a terrific bottle of wine she recommended. Other diners were obviously enjoying themselves, in the ambiance. We will be back! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This restaurant has always been a favorite - it's very accessible, has good customer service, great food and even better fresh squeezed juice cocktails. It's perched above the Market and even though it doesn't have a full view the ambience is very Seattle and really cool and upbeat. Great menu assortment, esp the desserts. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went here the night before my daughter's wedding with a group of 12. They had a perfect table by the window. The service was efficient and the food was excellent. The halibut and the new York strip were standouts The crabcakes were divine. I will return again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were there with friends for a restaurant week lunch. The three course meal was plentiful and so tasty--we had to take our desserts to go, because there was so much food! We go here often, and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "They do offer some dishes you may not find elsewhere or there own local spin on a few items (such as the Sequimbled eggs), but as with most places located in or around the market they are depending on the tourist that are coming by rather than attracting locals with something truly different and ambitious."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Although we were there for Seattle Restaurant week all the food was delicious an the service excellent. There was a buzz about the restaurant that was infectious, fantastic."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Steelhead Diner elevates diner food for those with a discerning palate. Fresh, seasonal food highlighted on a rotating menu, diners won't be disappointed. It's also a great place to meet and have a conversation b/c the noise isn't too loud. Make sure to reserve a booth!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great meal.....but I wished I had a sweater (brrr) Bon appetite!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is my second time at Steelhead Diner. I was again very impressed with the food selection and service. I organized a dinner for friends who were from out of town as well as locals. All enjoyed their dinner and time at the restaurant. The drink selection was excellent and met everyone's taste. The staff was very attentive but not over bearing. I would definitely recommend this to others."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Anniversary dinner and it was perfect. The food was prepared perfectly and the wait staff was attentive and prompt."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I always like to jump at opportunities to try new restaurants during Dine Around Seattle and/or Restaurant Week. Very glad I was able to try this place. Love the friendly atmosphere, and the food was great. Had a salad that was fresh and their Tortilla Soup was delicious, as well as the dessert. Definitely would consider coming back. In fact look forward to checking out the outside dining in the summer."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at Steelhead Diner. The soup was especially good and so was the salad. We chose items off of a prix fixe menu."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We were finally able to visit Pike's Place Market on the last evening of a business trip, and booked dinner at the Steelhead Diner. We started with the creamy, savory poutine, plus an order of crab and shrimp tater tots. Both appetizers were generously sized, and were a great lead-in to our fish & chips and pork chop entrees. Everything was attractively presented, perfectly prepared, and only bested by the amazing view of the sun setting over the water. Thanks for a lovely end to our visit!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014