Coastal Kitchen

4.1
219 reviews
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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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What 219 People Are Saying
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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

SC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

LK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

M
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

LK
Seattle
78 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

D
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

JF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

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.

AP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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

RS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drew at the bar was the best

DF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

d
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

LL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

T
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

NO LONG ALLERGY AWARE

Coastal Kitchen was one of our favorite restaurants and a go to place for my wife and I. With changes in schedules we hadn't had a chance to visit the restaurant for awhile. With the benefit of a scheduling opportunity we looked to visit the restaurant. I have both a Gluten and a cow dairy allergy. My experience at Coastal has always been fantastic. Lots of options and things available. Supporting disappointed to see that this is no longer the case. basically two items available and the kitchen was not interested in adjusting. Needless to say I don't think we will back. I would recommend given your location that you look at this more closely.

CK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a terrific low key place to go. First class food at very reasonable prices

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Hardly any seafood at the seafood restaurant. Sad. I loved this place will likely not go back any time soon. I used to go at least once a month.

BM
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible wait staff, atmosphere and food. Great for larger groups, too. Coastal Kitchen will not disappoint!

D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food. Casual and comfy while still being a good date spot. Personally prefer their classics over the theme of the month.

RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall, we had an ok dinner. The restaurant website was not updated so we were expecting dishes from a region that was no longer being served. Also the wine menu was out of date.
I ordered the chioppino for dinner and the only complaint I have is that the sauce was too sweet. Maybe they went heavy on the carrots this time because I don’t remember having the same complaint on previous visits. Everything else food wise was delicious.
The servers (at least three people visited our table) were polite but pretty indifferent. We were brought a drink at first but never asked if we wanted another. When we finished, our plates sat uncleared for half an hour (drinks still empty). Our check was brought to the table without anyone asking if we wanted anything else. We were planning on desert and after-dinner drinks but went elsewhere for those. The staff didn’t seem to care about us so why give them anymore money?

FI
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken and waffles were amazing!! Cool vibes!

MH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was fine, serving size was moderate on the chicken pot pie and huge on the fish and chips. See my note about a take-out salad.

I hadn't been there in a number of years, but I remembered the food being extraordinary, and this time it didn't quite qualify as that.

The place was not crowded at 5:30, but the noise level is moderately high. I happen to dislike that quite a bit, as it impedes conversation.

I ordered a chicken Caesar salad to-go, but they brought it to the table on a plate. After they boxed it and I brought it home, it was almost for sure a whole lot smaller (less chicken for $6, less greens for $9) than what had been on the plate. Disappointing size for $17 total!

OpenTable is confusing to use. I made the reservation under my name, but somehow they connected it to my wife's account (which I never signed into!), so even though she wasn't joining me for dinner, the reservation ended up being in her name. Just a bit weird.

Overall, it was a nice experience, but no longer a favorite for me.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little cozy restaurant with good seafood at very fare prices. We have been there twice and will go back again. Service people are really good there, above average.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, portions were ample and I love the rotating menu featuring different countries each month.

RJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I used to enjoy Coastal Kitchen, but I think the quality of the food relative to the cost is not up to snuff. I'd also add steak to the menu...

A
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Coastal kitchen! The food is great, and the bartenders and wait staff really make us feel welcome.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a nice place to have dinner. The menu selection is somewhat limiting, but the choices we made were delicious.

A
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to spot in Seattle for brunch - I love their goat cheese scramble!

P
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always always count on great food and service - delightful!

C
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

There was a sign that read “we seat you eat” but I stood there for over 5 minutes waiting for a hostess to simply welcome me. I had to ask the waitress if there was even a hostess at all and she had to get her for me. When we were seated it took a long time before our personal waitress came. when she finally got there she never asked what we wanted to drink and left so quickly we didn’t even get to order them when we ordered our appetizers.
Online, it says “kid friendly” but we had a stroller and we had to carry it up the stairs because the only downstairs seating was for people at the bar? I made reservations for 9:15pm but they closed at 10pm.. I don’t know why they even allow that? Because we didn’t even get our food until 10pm and all of our fish were burnt. It wasn’t very crowded but the employees were rushing and not very personable. They had a sign saying they had chicken and wafflles but when we tried to order it they said they ran out? I appreciated being able to stay and chat with my party while they closed up but we definitely felt rushed. This was not the place to go for New Year’s Eve. Not the place to bring our kids and we will not be back.

JD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The drinks were good. The cioppino was good, but the rockfish coating was too salty. The fried oysters were good too.

SI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go for the oysters. They're great. Service is good. Best at the slowest time.

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