No Anchor (21 +)

4.6
132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
21+ ESTABLISHMENT. No Anchor is a world-class beer bar and Pacific Northwest restaurant in the historic Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Our focus on fresh & local ingredients, religious dedication to sustainability, passion for serving others, & curated list of some of the most unique beer, spirits, and cocktails under one roof in the world make every visit a new & compelling experience. We know that in Seattle today you have so many choices of where you eat and drink, and we are beyond grateful any time you choose us.

We ain't fancy--come as you are!

JAMES BEARD BEST NEW RESTAURANT SEMI-FINALIST 2017

SEATTLE'S BEST NEW RESTAURANT, SEATTLE WEEKLY // APRIL 2017

THREE STARS, PROVIDENCE CICERO // SEATTLE TIMES // DECEMBER 2016

IMBIBE 75 // IMBIBE MAGAZINE JANUARY 2017

25 BEST DISHES OF 2016, SEATTLE TIMES

10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS, SEATTLE TIMES NOVEMBER 2017

ANU, CHRIS, MAX, JEFF, & THE TEAM
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch served every day until 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(206) 448-2610
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Vance
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Catering
Please contact at least 2 weeks in advance for pricing and planning. Thanks!
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Cross street
Between Wall and Vine
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Parking details
The closest pay-for-parking lots are located on 1st between Vine and Wall and another on 3rd and Wall.
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Public transit
Centrally located within the downtown corridor there are several bus stops and routes nearby including Rapid Ride and Express routes.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 132 People Are Saying
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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice bites of flavor, excellent beer selection

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of six for my birthday. Could not have had a better experience. The food is unique and fabulous. We ordered lots of things to share. Beer, wine and cocktails were great (yes, we indulged in all). And can’t say enough about the service. Just the best!

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Elevated bar food. Service outstanding, they know their beer and what to pair with. But the food although creative, was overpriced Fried chickpeas were totally over salted, could not even enjoy them.

If you like beer, definitely go but maybe eat elsewhere.

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LD
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fun time at No Anchor. The beer menu is very unique, with a taste chart that we really enjoyed testing out. The food was interesting, and while we consider ourselves adventurous eaters, the menu and food presentation was a little to “out there” for us. Nevertheless, we had a great evening with exceptional service and would go there again.

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SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Husband and I were looking for a new place to try and were immediately drawn to the unique menu items and beer selection. It did not disappoint. The food is a bit pricey, but if you're not looking for a large meal and you can accept the price tag for small, but exceptional plates of food, this place is a great way to spend a night out--with a friend, family or significant other.

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Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the highlights of our Seattle trip. We foodies loved the expertly crafted food and great beer menu. We went for lunch, but I bet dinner is great too!

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CR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What was originally thought to be a throw away meal was an amazing surprise. Between the interesting beers and the food I was extremely surprised and will return again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

That steak! Soo good! & we also ordered the charcuterie board that was wonderful to eat with our steak. Not a place for wine, but excellent beer selections.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food!

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MI
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Mostly a beer bar, but they have some pre-made cocktails that quite good. The food is nice as well, but it's a small menu. Good sharing plates.

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had their sous vide steak and sous vide duck with a cherries. Both were delicious and probably the best prepared duck we'd ever had. It was our best meal in Seattle.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A bit over priced.

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AB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, food and ambiance were all top notch. The beer and cocktail list puts it over the top. Casual, relaxed yet upscale atmosphere. They have a lovely patio but we opted to sit inside where it was less crowded on a nice evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Meal! Good for groups!

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J
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 5th visit to No Anchor. The attentive staff continue to deliver great food and imaginative cocktails and beer in a low key (non-stuffy) atmosphere.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great chef creations, lots of local ingredients, with a surprisingly reasonable prices. smallish portions but filling. loved the beer selection (that's why we went), and they have the option to get 4 ounce pours, so you can taste a lot of them.
It was moderately busy on a Tuesday night, be we were able to be seated right away.

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B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had a disappointing experience. We were visiting Seattle from Chicago and had seen No Anchor as a restaurant with a good beer menu. The beer menu was great - the food menu was not appetizing to me... it was maybe "too adventurous". However, we did see the crab roll and shrimp roll and I knew I would eat those two things. Unfortunately, we were told they were out of both of those things when we arrived. We decided we'd order an appetizer and have a drink. We ordered the smoked trout spread. For $18, you receive a piece of toast with a creamy trout spread, powdered chives, and some purple flowers. It was not what we expected and was disappointing. The food is small, overly fancy plates and overpriced. The beer selection was great but I wouldn't go back for just the beer.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Crab on pretzel roll was so good!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, some of the best in Seattle! Service was great and beer options were fantastic! Great date night place!

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JG
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

What a pleasant surprise! No Anchor feels like a bar (it is) and has wonderful, creative, delicious food. The service is knowledgeable and helpful. It was a lovely warm evening and we enjoyed eating outside. Inside is dark and has loud music so I will return when I can eat outside again.

I suggest drinking beer or cider rather than wine. They have a great selection and it goes best with the food.

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TR
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated on the patio. Fantastic beer selection with great to compliment. Will definitely come back as the selections rotate often

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No Anchor was amazing - some of the best food I have ever tasted. They also will give you a beer suggestion based on what food you're eating which is also really cool. Would definitely recommend!!

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is on the 38 essentials list on Eater! Wow was it ever a must. A neighborhood gem. The menu was imaginative and fairly priced. The server was very knowledgeable and the beer selection was off the chart.

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KS
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was ok, not my favorite oysters. The crab roll sandwich was good, as was the beer. The price points on the food were pretty high.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and beer selection.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed the chicken and biscuits! The beer was tasty and unique

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We had a late dinner so the place was pretty empty. Food was yummy but small portions.

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JL
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No Anchor is a no frills beer-centric bar with a nice outdoor patio area located on a quieter street in downtown Seattle. The vibe was very laid-back and the scene was perfect for a business meeting over beers.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. We were running late for a business reservation. No Anchor happily took an appetizer order via phone so our food would be ready as soon as we arrived.

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d
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer selection. Small but fun menu. Nice place to drink.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem with amazing food! Can't wait to go back.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was phenomenal!

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JF
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very limited menu but amazingly professional service- great for drinks but we were here for dinner and menu was quite slim. I would highly recommend but go online and look at the menu first!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch menu!

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BD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for happy hour and was very pleased with the experience. Nice selection of beers along with descriptions to help diner decide. Menu is limited but the blue cheese plate the bartender suggested to pair with our stout was excellent and the pairing was synergistic. Service was great and the bill was reasonable. Highly recommended.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! Great amazing food and beer. We decided to get a few options to share so we could try multiple dishes. Everything was amazing. Loved the radishes and dip!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They sadly ran out of the things we wanted to order but the lobster roll and dumplings we had instead were divine!
Very attentive and helpful service.
Recommend this place!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would leave 10 STARS if i could! No Anchor hits a home-run on every plate and drink on the menu. My brother and I first came here while visiting Seattle seven months ago. We got hooked and made the trip back specifically to dine here. The have a wide range of specialty beers and drinks. We each enjoyed the 3 hour tasting menu and I can say it was absolutely divine. Every course perfectly appointed and better than the last. The chef is very creative and inventive with his pairing and plating. He really thinks outside the box and serves up a flavor so unique and decadent. We will return many times. Get here if you can! You won’t be disappointed.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

$20 for the cheese plate was a bit ridiculous given the amount of cheese given, but it was tasty. I think it's irritating that they don't allow you to taste a beer before ordering it. I get that that can be abused, but one taster is a reasonable request. My only option was to order a 4oz pour and ended up getting stuck with a beer I couldn't drink. Needless to say, I likely won't be back.

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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived a bit for our brunch reservations and they were more than accommodating. Great service and great food!

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