Coastal Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Coastal Kitchen Seattle is the quintessential neighborhood fish house. Its "fish forward" attitude is what drives its quarterly changing menu focusing on the varied coastal regions of our beloved planet, with an emphasis on wild seafood. Open Every Day 8am - 10pm serving Iconic Breakfast til 3pm, and full dinner til 10pm.

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
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3.9
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLALouiseB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great for a casual lunchtime spot. Service was disappointing however - the server wasn't engaged at all, I asked three times for mayo after my food arrived and drink refills were painfully slow.

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Rachellelise
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipjeff
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot, good vibe, good food and service! We'll be back to try the chicken pot pie.

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KindStranger
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, fish and chips were excellent, great beer, too. Good lighting, friendly staff, great ambiance for a cozy friendly conversation.

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vipPansy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My friend and I met here for dinner after not having seen each other for a while. Based on the reviews for this spot and the photos of the food, it seemed very approachable for different palates.
Given the seafood inspired restaurant name and server’s recommendation - we both had the persimmon glazed cod. It was awful. The dish tasted like someone mixed butter and juice together and poured it on a plate followed by some steamed fish on top and various veggies.
This, in addition to the uninspired ambience made the night fall very very flat.
Our server was kind, but never asked how the food was. So, despite it tasting awful - I continued to eat it because I was STARVING (I tend to eat 1 meal a day only on weekdays)

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JimF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter and food. The salmon was to die for.

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vipheiloc
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Clam chowder is delicious!!! Crab cakes and crab melt did not disappoint either. Great meal, great service - thank you.

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Foodbabe
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Have not been to Coastal Kitchen in years. Was a go-to when I lived in the neighborhood. Went for a birthday celebration and oysters! The oysters were great, everything else was not. The “bubbly” drinks were flat. French Onion soup was cold, tasteless and the melted cheese was burned. Fries with eyes were good, but served cold so we requested a new order. The fish and chips were cold and bland. No vinegar either. Not impressed and disappointed.

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Gitte
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food. Creative menu. The servers were ready to give us a quieter table when seated next to a loud party.

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TomB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from out of town

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ZMEGO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good enough wine selection, outstanding oyster appetizers at a 1$ per awsome. All four of us enjoyed our main entrees, extra sauce, another glass of wine or whatever needs we had were promptly filled. Small, but comfortable and not too noisy atmosphere. Go on Oyster appetizer special night, simply delish.

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SeattleLiz
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed. Food took a long time to arrive and when it did, burgers were rare (when we had ordered med well). Had to send back. Waitstaff were apologetic and comped us for poor experience, but don’t plan to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I always visit this restaurant when I visit Seattle and am always blown away. This visit was not very good. The same dishes I've ordered before were poorly prepared. The pasta was almost terrible. Did they get all new kitchen staff? The servers were great, but something is going on with the kitchen, unfortunately. I hope this was an anomoly.

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DoriT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints. I entertain many guests from out of town here as it is consistently wonderful - food, service, casual ambiance. Oyster bar is a favorite place to sit, watch the chefs do their thing and interact. Best cioppino in Seattle. And I love that they switch the region of interest every few months so you can experience Barcelona, Brittany France - wherever they travel next - something new to look forward to. They hit it out of the park every time. Highly recommended.

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately the food was not so good. The fries were so salty that my tongue burned the next day - I could barely eat them. My hamburger was very overdone and dry. The house wine was good and the service was friendly.

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vipJoseph
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The evening at C.K. was fine--We wanted someplace homey and easy, and you supplied it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot to take out of town guests!

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karenh
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We appreciated the thoughtfulness of our waitress in letting us visit with each other uninterrupted as long as there were additional tables available. The food was very good and the setting comfortable.

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seattlesteve123
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great time. Our table was wobbly, but we MacGyver-ed a solution. While we had a great time, that Coastal Kitchen magic was missing from this visit.

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StephenC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food and the waitstaff. The host was a bit substandard. We had indicated that we didn't want upstairs as we had booked the bar because of the noise. His response was 'it's not that crowded right now.' no means no

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LisaK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very happy with Coastal Kitchen. Food recommendations were thoughtful and honest. Everything tasted delicious. Service was excellent! Definitely a great neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Friends recommended this restaurant to us while we were vacationing in Seattle and it didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious. Atmosphere unpretentious. Very welcoming vibe.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Recently visited the Coastal kitchen for dinner with my girlfriend and it was decent for me but not so much for my girlfriend. For starters we ordered fried clams and calamari and both of those were pretty delicious. The waitress seemed put off because we didnt order alcohol and just appetizers and took her a long time to come back for entree ordered and it wasnt busy at all. Once we ordered entrees service improved for some reason, I had the cioppino and it was very good generous amount of seafood and good flavor, my girlfriend ordered the LGBT sandwich which is basically a BLT the sandwich was not good the bacon was so over cooked it turned to dust when you touched it and the French fries were very salty. Had we both gotten the cioppino I feel it would have been a 4 or 5 start place but the service we received and the LGBT sandwich make it a 3 star visit and that might be a little generous.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Menu seemed a little restricted on seafood choices for a "neighborhood fish house," but what we ordered was quite good.

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Suzanne
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I like the way it was remodeled and the seating upstairs is better. Unfortunately a large, loud group came in after we were seated and it was a little hard to talk.

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Jasper
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good, comfortable, out of smelt though which was why we went. I was sad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

It seems like this restaurant may be under new ownership or management. The menu had changed slightly, which isn’t uncommon for Coastal Kitchen, but when we ordered our normal food items, they were completely different than all of the previous times we had eaten here. And on top of that, they weren’t as good as previous visits, which is unfortunate. I don’t know that this will be one of our regular date nights anymore.

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vipLiaK
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Fish and chips was delicious but the chicken in the chicken and waffle just left something to be desired, as did the tonic drink. Overall pretty good, but some of the prices seemed high for what you get, especially on drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible. I was shocked at how bad it was in comparison to other visits. I would advise not to go to this restaurant until it overhauls.

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vipSamanthaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here never disappoints. The portions are a bit on the lighter side for the salad but everything was delicious as always.

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vipDesertguy
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Our server Brian was great and made our evening very enjoyable.

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ronfstop
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and a cheerful, upbeat staff. With the front windows open on a nice day it's a great place for lunch or dinner -- haven't had breakfast/brunch there but the menu looks outstanding.

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JanF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great food, location, ambiance and general furnishings. Service is consistently slow. Most restaurants are at your table very soon after you are seated, welcoming you and inquiring if you would like refreshment. At Coastal Kitchen, we consistently have to flag down someone to place a drink order, and so it goes for the entire meal. Don't make the mistake of ordering dessert. This will extend your stay by at least 45 minutes. I think the wait staff is overworked and they have an attitude of resignation - they won't overextend themselves by picking up the pace because they are tired of running around.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Service was excellent and food was okay. There was irritating noise from some drilling, sanding or nailing happening in part of the restaurant. I mentioned it. Very poor planning on the part of management to have this work being done while open.

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AndyP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Recommend by friends, quickly felt disappointed the quality of food.

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RanjiS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, was great for our little one also. Amazing drinks also, we hope to try it again & try more selections

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drew at the bar was the best

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vipDeeF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish and chips were very breaded and the bucket drink was not a drink for two people. Mostly soda.

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daves
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, But I thought the menu was relatively limited.

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vipLancerLott
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like going to restaurants that are quiet; during slower times because I go out to de-stress and have a break from people/noise. Coastal Kitchen is great for that on an evening during the week, except for maybe Wednesdays, when they run Happy Hour all night, IIRC.

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Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

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