Seatown Market Diner

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Owner Tom Douglas is a Seattle icon. Douglas is an American chef, restaurateur, author, and radio talk show host. Two-time James Beard Award winner and Iron Chef winner, Douglas is known for his love of quality local and sustainable ingredients, as well as serving deliciousness with graciousness. Seatown, Tom Douglas sixth restaurant, located in the Pike Place Market, Seatown Market Diner offers snacks and chowder to ward off chill in winter and seafood cocktails to cool off in summer. Don’t miss the oysters, great outdoor patio seatings and views of the market! Serving brunch daily, Seatown is a great place for your breakfast cravings. Large parties and families are easily accommodated.

Specials

Shucktoberfest Happy Hour

A Shucktoberfest themed happy hour featuring our beautiful bounty of oysters, clams, mussels, paired with local beers, cocktails, and wines from around the world!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 16, 2019

Ends: September 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:00PM-5:00PM

What 209 People Are Saying
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JL
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a large party of 7, and the staff handled the challenge completely. Our orders were taken, prepared, and served flawlessly. The food was all fresh and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Dungeness Crab Louie.

S
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

For a Tom Douglas restaurant I was disappointed. Clam linguine -- pasta was tough, clams were tiny and way too much garlic on the bread -- which if it had been roasted garlic might have been ok. We also requested a table on the patio, which was not honored or acknowledged.

The only thing that made the evening not a total waste was the coconut cream pie.

K
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party coming in and SeaTown employees couldn't have made it easier. Fast service, great food - and our server, Phil gave us an amazing experience!

AZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I pushed myself to try something new - the Crab BLT - and it was really good. This place is a must when visiting Seattle.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Limited menu but the 4 entrees we had we're very well prepared. Food is lots better than the decor.

BP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Breakfast was very good . In the in the market and has lots of open space so it is not a quiet place.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service is slow, there was hair in my margarita and I had to track someone down to remake it. They could have offered it on the house, or desert or something.

JC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We’re huge fans of TD’s restaurant. We honestly love his restaurants. In fact our favorite is Carlile. However, Seatown was a big let down. Food was nothing, not impressed, at all. Portions are super tiny, and that goes for dessert. $12 for a sliver of a slice for triple coconut cream pie was ridiculous. We’ll stick to our favorite. Serious pie is amazing. Dahlia is a classic and still one of our faves.

OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great food, really nice atmosphere, friendly ad attentive service. My only recommendation for improvement is not to charge for bread.

OK
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little pricey, but that was to be expected, considering the Pike Place Market location. We had lunch at a patio table for two. The weather was sunny and cool; fantastic! The food and service were great; really enjoyed it.

R
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends on Sunday for lunch - it was lovely! Thankfully we had a reservation and were seated on the patio. The food was exceptional! we had oysters, a king louis salad, clams/mussels and a chicken potpie that was full of chicken & vegetables (contrary to another review's experience). I was delighted to finish with the triple coconut cream pie that they always talk about on Seattle Kitchen! This was my first Tom Douglas restaurant experience - I can't wait for the next!

j
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good times!

HS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. Perhaps not as exceptional as I have come to expect from a Tom Douglas restaurant, but still good. We recently had a clam chowder at another Seattle Oyster Bar that was exceptionally good. We were disappointed that the chowder at Seatown didn't measure up. But all in all, we would recommend the restaurant and probably return.

g
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow service. Did not earn the 20 percent charge. Food was good.

MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NIce menu, solid service and strong beer/drink selection. I recommend for groups or for waterfront views.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Reservation work like charm however I came for the biscuits and gravy the gravy was room temperature and partially separated when I asked for more I got the same room temperature gravy for my now room temperature biscuit.

DA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tourist spot but good food and service was great for our group.

B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant felt grimy. The service was slow. Been here many times, but seems like it’s declining. Miss the bar.

JM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Louis salad was fresh and flavorful and filling. Chips and Salmon dip was a delight. The asparagus starter with blue cheese, bacon, and cashews was other world. Crisp and tasty seasonal drinks specials and the servers were first rate while maintaining a casual atmosphere. Love this place and will return!

DS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It all started with the host kindly making sure that 6 of us could sit outside on the sunny day! He was so kind! Our server was helpful and easy, we all loved our food!! We had an excellent time!! We love Seatown!

M
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lived in Seattle 3 years and had not gone here yet. Right at end of Pikes Market so great location. PNW food prepared with flair and great service. Definitely recommend this Tom Douglas restaurant. The manager “Mike” and his staff do a great job here!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Not thrilled. Expected more from TD joint.

SL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the experience at Seatown! Years ago it was my first Tom Douglas restaurant experience and IMHO it's the standard for quality, value and atmosphere. There's something for everyone

D
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably our favorite Tom Douglas restaurant. Consistently excellent food from an ever changing and creative menu at a surprisingly reasonable price.

And the market/viewpoint adjacent location make it a great place to take out of town guests.

LO
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. We went for my fiance's birthday and it was such a delightful experience overall.

Seatown Market Diner
Responded on May 16, 2019

Laura, thank you so much for celebrating such a special day with us! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your experience! Andrea E Guest Relations, TDR

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NF
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Taking out the bar was THE biggest mistake. It was was gave the place any character. No longer my favorite place and won't frequent more often. Now it is just a bunch of tables in a place that serves okay food. sorry to see you go...

m
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Although it is well located, it is still a mediocre restaurant, with discreet dishes, pore service, and above that compulsively add 20% service. My recommendation is to choose any other restaurant in the Pike Market area.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Oysters were fantastic! Cocktails, not so much. The alcohol selection was severely lacking and drinks took far too long to get to the table. Food was delicious.

MP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to Seatown every time we visit Seattle since our son moved there 3 years ago. This was our first disappointing experience. The menu has changed and is more limited, the food was average, they no longer have chopsticks to use with items such as the Ahi Poke, and it was just no better than fair.

Seatown Market Diner
Responded on May 16, 2019

Michele, I am disheartened to read that you did not enjoy your experience at Seatown. Our menu does change, as it is seasonally influenced and locally sourced, but we do try to have something for everyone! I have passed your comments along to BoH management for review, so we can continue to improve for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Andrea E Guest Relations, TDR

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RA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was not outstanding with respect to its price

JC
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great location for friends visiting Seattle. Service and food was fantastic.

DH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

6 of us eat totally pedestrian food that was very expensive. That's it for Tom Douglas.

AW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went on a Thursday evening before a show. Quiet and nice. Good service. Good bread. Great butternut squash soup. Disliked the ribs. Crab caesar ok. Great salty dogs. Pricey for what it is but expected for Seattle.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it’s a great place to go for dinner and conversation.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was ok, but service was terrible. Barely saw our waitress. She seemed to always go out of our way instead of coming by us. Saw her multiple times just talking to other tables instead of doing her job. Tom Douglas, you have lost a customer and I will never go to any of your other establishments.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and made sure we enjoyed our time there.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, local food and flavor!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The staff, management and wait staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When we had to wait for our table, the manager brought us chips and a yummy salmon dip. The only low point was slow service.

DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My clam chowder was luke warm, and the chicken pot pie, while OK, had way too many onions and not nearly enough chicken. When I mentioned the chowder issue at the end of the meal, the server insisted on removing the charge and said someone else had complained, too, so he wasn't surprised. I expected more from a Tom Douglas restaurant. Overall, quite disappointing, although the outdoor seating was nice.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had the salmon burger and the Caesar salad with crab. The salmon burger was very dry and rather tasteless. The Caesar salad was better, but it was disappointing because all the romaine was stacked as large whole leaves. The dressing was good but the salad was difficult to deal with. Also the crab was basically shredded with only a few very small claw pieces mixed in.

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