Seatown Market Diner

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189 reviews
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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

Market Happy Hour

Salmon burgers, fried oysters, loaded tater tots, plus beverage specials and a killer view of Elliott Bay! Happy hour is 7 days a week 3-6pm.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 6, 2019

Ends: March 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

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M
Seattle
8 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!

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

Not thrilled. Expected more from TD joint.

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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

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D
Seattle
10 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.

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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
13 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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Great staff, local food and flavor!

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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.

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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.

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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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GB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish mongers stew was all clams. Bread stale and hard as a rock. Really disappointed.

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RR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food -well presented.
Excellent service. Our "go to" place for out of town guests.

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

Great food!

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JM
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Outdoor seating experience was diminished by the marijuana smoke wafting from the people that perpetually hang out at the Victor Steinbreuk Park.

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IC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The tip is 20% based in the “great service”, do not expect it

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

Great food, great location, great staff!

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Dallas
159 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have become accustomed to the wonderful dining experience of Etta's next door, so you can imagine how disconcerting it was to have a not so good food experience with Seatown's signature dish -- the salmon burger. Not sure what I was expecting but what was delivered was mushy and seemed undercooked. Not particularly tasty either.

My spouse did better, ordering the Crab BLT, which she enjoyed very much. But at $21, it should be.

Wine prices are a tad high, even though this is Seattle. My Soave was good, but not worth $12.

Al fresco dining here is a people watching experience.

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DP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We'd been looking forward to trying this place since Anthony Bourdain's feature on Layover. It was a total dissappointment. Overrated and overpriced, with music too loud and staff cramping us up at the bar.

Service was satisfactory but knowing we had to pay a 20% tip, it was unremarkable and possibly undeserved, staff making no particular effort. They did though give attention to a table with a cute baby, I guess it was an ex- staff member. When returning 20 mins later for wifi to find a taxi, the same server, Anja, asked "can I help you" as if she'd never seen me before.

Food was OK but expensive. $8 a pint of beer, and $14 for a glass of Chrdonnay! I had particular problems the next day with my crab cocktail. This place is a tourist trap, that's all.

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L
Seattle
112 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very disappointing. We showed up for our 7 pm reservation for 5, but no table had been reserved for us. The host offered to push together a square and round tab together, which would have been awkward and uncomfortable. We ended up sitting outside, two mismatched tables cobbled together, but it worked out fine.

Food was good, not great.

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B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The menu was limited as was the wine list. My soup/salad combo was mediocre - the salad was too sweet and the chowder wasn't anything that I would recommend. My husband's halibut was outstanding. Maybe our expectations were that the menu and restaurant would be fancier with a commensurate menu. Instead the place was casual (which is fine, could just be an expectation thing) and the menu wasn't in line with that format. It seems the menu should be either all casual with great pub food type format with average pricing or more significant with higher end prices.

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M
Dallas
159 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Sat outside so ambience and noise was fine. Fruit was mushy.

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GD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I bought into the story about why they charge the 20% obligatory service charge and was all for it. In the end it just meant that since they didn’t have to work for it and was guaranteed. The service was subpar

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Sunday Brunch. I had the Crab Benedict and it was delicious! Highly recommend.

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ZG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were celebrating father's day a day late as my parents work on weekends. I had high expectations from this place, but it did not live up to my expectations. The three start rating is for the service, which was good. The problem I have is with the food. It took way to long for our main courses (2 seafood stews and the crab blt) to come after our appetizers. The stew was ok, but for $22-$23 I expect at least a few good sized prawns/shrimp and not what appeared to be one prawn cut into pieces. Also, only had a few scraps of fish in the stew. To me there was no difference between the appetizer we ordered (claims and mussels - $17) vs the stew and the stew cost more. The second issue was with the the crab blt. There was barely any crab and what was there was over-smothered in mayo/aioli. Tasted more like an aioli blt with a hint of crab. Overall I expected much more from a Tom Douglas restaurant. Disappointed and will not be going back - for the food. Maybe drinks.

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EE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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T
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Came for the crab and egg sandwich by recommendation from a tour guide, but was more impressed by the good value of the brunch mimosas!

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G
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The crab blt was great but everything else was kinda average. Chowder ok, but definitely not good enough to justify a $12 price tag. Smoked salmon dip had a red pepper kick but didn’t taste of salmon, definitely didn’t taste smoked. Nice server. Wouldn’t return.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a bit slow but what can you expect from something across the street from Pike Place? Food was delicious. I did a Bourdain and got the fried egg sandwich with crab.

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SS
Seattle
138 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another Tom Douglas winner. This is a terrific simple restaurant, the opposite of Palace Kitchen or Dahlia Lounge, but the food is just as outstanding. It's like an Ivar's for grown-ups. (I don't know if Tom Douglas knew Ivar Haglund while he was alive, but I think they'd have been great compatriots.) I can't wait to go back.

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SS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been to Seatown before, and will go again. And I'll continue to get the same thing.

For lunch, I had a cup of chowder, a famous salmon burger, and a lemon bar. It's good chowder. It's just not great chowder. I wanted to try it, but honestly, Pike Place Chowder is much better. The salmon burger is ALWAYS amazing. The pickled green tomato makes the sandwich go from amazing to drool-worthy. Twice, I've ordered an over medium egg on top. The first time it was overcooked. This time it was over easy. So I'm thinking that the chef doesn't know how to cook an egg. So besides that, it was perfect. The burger used to be served with potato chips, but they have upgraded it to tator tots. That was a good decision. They serve it with homemade ketchup that's a little weird. But the tots are great and seasoned well. The lemon bar was good if you only ate half of the shortbread. Otherwise, it blocked the tart lemon flavor and made the bar bland.

So... yum. I'll be back with out-of-town friends and locals alike.

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