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About Steelhead Diner

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.

95 Pine Street, Suite 17
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week: 11a.m. until 10p.m. Brunch Items Available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cross Street:
First

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 625-0129

Website:
http://www.steelheaddiner.com/

Catering:
Please call and speak to any manager to discuss you individual needs!

Parking Details:
Street parking is available in addition to several parking lots nearby. We validate parking after 5pm at the Pike Place Market Parking Garage on Western Avenue below the Market.

Public Transit:
All downtown bus routes end near or around our address: 95 Pine Street.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Davis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

We have a private dining room with a separate entrance that seats between 30-40 people and offers views of the Pike Place Market and Puget Sound. It also features an adjoining outdoor patio which will seat 20+ people.

Steelhead Diner Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Local Ingredients (28)
Good for a Date (21)
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Fun (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Scenic View (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Waterfront (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter was horrible. Not ONCE did our water glasses get refilled. We had to ask for bread and our order took over 50 minutes to arrive after order was taken. The oysters on the half shell had no sauce or vinegarette, just the oysters in a weird salt. The fried chicken was WAY too salty. For four people without any appetizers OR ALCOHOL and 2 entrees were dinner salads, the bill was over $100!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food! Attentive service. A bit on the pricey side but we enjoyed it. Po- boy and Rich-Boy sandwiches were delicious, as was the cioppini. The spring roll and tater tot apps were great too.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

That was a great spot for a large group. Food was great, service not fantastic but ok.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is slow but delicious. Good service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The bowl of clam chowder was huge, enough for 2 ppl‼️
The coffee crusted beef prime New York steak was superb 🙌🏻‼️
Will be back again when in Seattle ‼️

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had read about this place and gave it a try. We arrived early for our reservation but were pleased that we were seated immediately even on a busy Saturday evening. The craft beer selection was not as extensive as I had hoped but did include a satisfactory choice. I had the Alaska razor clam chowder, which was rich and tasty. Entree choices were the whole trout, which was excellent, and the fish and chips. The ling cod fish was nicely battered and melt-in-your-mouth, accompanied by a very good tartar sauce (the server had thoughtfully also asked about, and provided, malt vinegar) and nondescript fries. We also ordered a side of broccoli with cashews and dried chilies. Warning--do not make my mistake. I bit off and swallowed half of a dried chili, and then spent several minutes trying to douse the flames in my mouth and throat. I don't know where they get their chilies, but that one was the hottest thing I have ever eaten. Other than that incident, the experience was generally a good one.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is certainly higher quality food, ambiance and service than you would expect from a diner. It's much more like a good restaurant. Fun atmosphere and obviously very popular. Deservedly so.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Stay-station with my husband- Inn at the Market, holiday lights, yummy food!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed our waiter and appreciated his enthusiasm for the food. It was our first time dining at Steelhead Diner, so we were eager to try it all. So glad we sampled the gumbo, the collard greens and the crab and shrimp tater tots. The tots were especially good with the table top vinegar. Best surprise, however, was the black cod. Will come back, again, simply for that dish. We had only wished it was served with a side of rice, to soak up all the delicious sauce.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and great service. Plus you can’t beat the location!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, great service. We go back whenever we are in Seattle.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The bolognese was watery and was missing the main ingredient (tomato ragu) - the bucatini was over cooked as well ☹️

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great ambiance, friendly & attentive service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Just another mediocre American diner. Hardly a treat.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service and food was all very good and reasonable priced, just not quite enough to blow me away for 5 stars. Went during a busy brunch time, so we did notice our food took a little while to get to us, but it was hot and tasty and all the staff were very friendly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Ate here before Moore theater. Service was great. Gumbo was good with lots of sausage. Chiopino had lots of fish

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Getting better all the time. Not pretentious, just tasty, creative food. Have a sandwich or an elegant entree. I always want at least half a dozen dishes on the menu!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great, a bit expensive, but the food was delicious. My main complaint would be a limited menu in terms of seafood classics. But overall I definitely recommend this spot!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a great time at the Steelhead Diner while on vacation in Seattle. Our server Sarah was wonderful! And the food was all fantastic.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Reservation was on time, service was quick, food was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Comfort Food, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We love dining here always! Service is always good and love the food always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food! Friendly, attentive service. Definitely recommend for casual atmosphere and local flavor.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food fell short. I had the halibut and the cabbage on top did not add to the dish and the fish was over cooked. If my husband hadn’t shared I would’ve left hungry. He had fish and chips, they were good but not the best or near what we’ve eaten at other places. Our guest ordered the pasta which was good but had fried tofu in it. The tofu had no value decor added protein. I would not recommend this restaurant to family & friends

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We chose Steelhead Diner based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious. Don't miss the Clam Chowder drizzled with truffle oil! Yum!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great meal, great place. Ate here as part of Seattle Restaurant Week and loved it. Delicious Salmon dish, great (very fresh) salad. We'll be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We ate during restaurant week so we got an outstanding value. The braised short ribs were tender and flavorful. The chocolate dessert was really good, but the thick ganache piped on the plate was a little too much chocolate. The caramel apple dessert was a little to sweet for me, but my companion really liked it. On another note, the Sunday brunch here is great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Well I was actually nervous to go here the reviews are SOOOO hit or miss but thankfully we must have caught it on a good night. Great dinner, great service, perfect pace. Kids meal portions are VERY generous which is wonderful. Michael our server was great.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful eclectic menu, local ingredients and a great wine list of local, reasonably priced wines. My favorite restaurant in the Pike Place Market area.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone because this restaurant automatically applies a 20% gratuity to the check, taking away my ability to tip based on service provided. I understand part of the reason is to ensure a portion of the tip goes to the back of the house, however that burden should not be placed on me as a diner. I should be able to tip as I feel is warranted based on the service I receive, the restaurant should take care of it's staff out of it's own pocket. The restaurant should tell diners of this policy UP FRONT VERBALLY as I would not have eaten here if I had known about the automatic 20% gratuity. I will not recommend this restaurant for this very reason, regardless of how good the food may be.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of the few local restaurants with trout on the menu. I went for Restaurant Week, but will certainly return.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, but cocktails way over priced nearly $20/ drink.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I have always found the food to be excellent at steelhead diner. This is the second time that I’ve had very poor service. I’m not sure if this time was the kitchens fault of the waiters fault. We had only started on our appetizers when here came our mains.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Have eaten here many times and always excellent. I usually have the cioppino and I feel they do the best in town. This time I had the pasta on the restaurant week menu which was excellent. Too bad they weren't too forthcoming in promoting the restaurant week menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Just good food, good service, good atmosphere, good place; everything works well here. Menu is varied and sumptuous. Wait staff are friendly and not stuffy, very good with wine recommendations, don’t be afraid of asking questions, they are there to make sure you have a great dining experience. Come as you are and have a great meal.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was uneven, as was the service. Some dishes, such as white salmon and salads were terrific. Other dishes like butternut squash soup and cioppino were unremarkable. Overall, we found it a good place to take out of towners, but would not go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very disappointed how Steelhead Diner has placed a 20% Min tip (on top of tax too!) and failed to deliver 20% of value in sub par service. Aside from that gripe, the food has also deteriorated from what was one of my “go to” spots. The $14 martini arrived warm and server refused to remake. The food also was not coursed so when the Salad and the side (collard greens) arrived at the same time I requested that the side be returned with main course. Well that came 3 min later. Needless to say the starter salad was eaten first. The side and entree was then sent back and returned later. So much for piping hot. Was more like day old left overs. Frustrating that the mandatory tip was 20%. Fool me once... remembering the good ol days. (Party of 3 $234. Next.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this restaurant. It has no pretension and could if it wanted. The food is always interesting and wonderful. The menu seems to change constantly with whatever is fresh. The tastes are superb. When friends come from out of town, this is on my short list of preferred options. Near the market, I reserve early to see the sunset and enjoy the cuisine. Never been disappointed .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing food, great service and what a view!!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and attentive service. Visited for the 1st time; on a Wednesday evening for birthday dinner and thank goodness I made reservations..it was unexpectedly super busy and loud.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a GREAT meal. For my out of town business guests this is always my "Go To" spot to give them a taste of Seattle.
The Service and food is spot on and consistent so I make this a mandatory dinner event.
For personal dinners my wife and I have enjoyed many an anniversary and celebration here both with and without friends with consistent results.
Chef Anthony is another reason we like to sit at the kitchen window. He is friendly, informative and dinner theatre here is a lot of fun watching them cook and pump out the food.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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