Steelhead Diner

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$30 and under
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Northwest
Owner operated by Chef Kevin Davis and wife Teresa, The Steelhead Diner is a smart casual restaurant located in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit our modern take on the classic American diner - and enjoy contemporary comfort food created with a Northwest twist. Soak up stunning views while enjoying our exclusively North West wine and beer list. Also available: a full bar, and a large selection of non-alcoholic choices. Watch nightly as Davis and his crew create menu items in the restaurant's interactive open kitchen surrounded by views of neighboring Puget Sound. Kids welcome. Family friendly.
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4.4
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Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The chef has probably changed. In the past the food was excellent. This visit was disappointing. Will not be back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff were courteous and helpful and we were seated right away. There was a loud group of diners next to us so the noise level was higher than usual. I ordered the razor clam chowder and the tomato mushroom pasta. The cup of clam chowder was great, as usual. The pasta was very disappointing and a little spendy for what it was. I’ve always had great meals here, but this was bland and uninspired and was the main part of my dinner. I will go back, but I’ll be careful on what I order next time.

c
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Gumbo was excellent. The other food was mediocre and uninspired.

CR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Kind of a tourist trap. Food was just ok and pricey for what you had. My boyfriend had the Cioppino and it was really bland. I had the salmon and for $38 it was just OK, cooked ok but it was a really small portion of polenta and greens. We won't be going back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black cod is always great!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! Black cod superb! Service excellent!

Thank you.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed having new years eve dinner at Steelhead. Food was good and service was too.

CE
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Steelhead. The food and service were outstanding. This restaurant never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NYE Dinner. Great place, great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent

DS
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The Ciopinno was excellent and the service was cheerful. The room is cold and drafty and prices were high.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just average for the price, besides the good view, it was just another place to get some dinner.

DH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas dinner with some family the meal was great with local food, wines and beers

G
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Steelhead Diner. Great variety, and each dish is amazing. Highly recommend the salmon with cherries!

OT
Indiana
67 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat at the bar! Staff is fantastic. Great touch with the truffle oil in their chowder. Great view of the Sound!

AC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, ambiance and service. Food was good but not amazing.

j
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steelhead is a Seattle staple. Great service from Aidan and tasty food with a view of the market and the water. Great preplay experience.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow service but foods are great!

KT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Would recommend But not if you want a quiet evening

CH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a variety of foods, all very tasty.

S
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Table wasn’t ready at reservation time. We then waited at the bar for 20 minutes—turns out the hostess had forgotten about us. Noisy place with limited menu, quite expensive. Service was spotty. Disappointing because it was recommended by locals.

J
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are looking for seafood, this is a good place to eat. The portions are generous and the kitchen is careful not to overcook the fish. Many items are locally sourced, the service was thoughtful and prompt, nothing sat under the heat lamps waiting for anything else in our order, The room is noisy, but enjoy the food and the view of Pike Place Market and save quiet conversation for another time and place.

n
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch at Steelhead Diner and it was excellent. The service was terrific and food delicious. Great choices.

OT
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was not as good as expected. Other than the crab & shrimp tater tots which were good, everything else was average.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

W
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

How to describe the service...friendly? Adequate? Just not quite what I was hoping for....

MG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our server was incredible. Very happy that they were open on Thanksgiving Day. Overall great experience!!

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ambiance was OK, and the food was good, particularly the Brutus salad. But get yer fish 'n' chips at Ivars. Steelhead uses FAR too much batter and a bit too little fish.

P
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 3 of us had a great dish, I will definitely go back again.

DS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience, but my table for two shared a server with a table for 10- it was hard to get things on a timely basis

A
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although, server did not tell us his name he was really good. The food was delicious

SJ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What happened to the poutine!!! It’s gone. Sigh :-(

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We wanted to try the Seattle restaurant week menu as it was the last day. We were seated promptly and placed our order. We were waiting quite a while for the main course when items identical to ours were delivered to the table next door. We had been seated long before that table. Needless to say, I think they gave our food to them. We commented to our server that we had been waiting quite a while and possibly could our food have been given to the wrong table? She said that they ordered the exact same things and thought ours would be out momentarily, which it was. All in all it was 40 minutes from when we sat down. Not exactly stellar turnaround for a lunch for folks with an hour lunch break. The food was good though and the server comped some of the fee.

T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Don't know what happened to the seafood, but the halibut was watery and flavorless as though thawed and the Char special was worse. Past experience was good but will not plan to return.

DJ
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu was limited in regards to providing a variety of fresh grilled fish dishes .

So no Steelhead fish even it is their name!

20% tip added without providing that level of service.

MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The simple grilled halibut and roasted veggies are AMAZING!

WM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and professional.

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to eat. Great service and nice array of food options on the menu.

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interesting menu, unfortunately lacking taste. Some items were delicious, but most of what I had was disappointing and flavorless. I had the crab and shrimp tator tots as well as a crab cake and a cup of clam chowder. The crab dishes were tasteless and really need some TLC. The chowder was ok, but nothing special. My friends truffled new potatoes were quite tasty, but for the most part the dishes were meh.