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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

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
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Great for Lunch (19)
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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)
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Bar Seating (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2010

the seafood was perfectly prepared and the poutine was as good as promised. the only downside of the evening was that our really nice waiter was clueless about the wine list and the service was kind of slow. when asked about the wines, he had absolutely no training and admitted that they rarely get to taste the wines they serve. he said he would send his manager over and after waiting 10 mins for the manager, who never showed up, we just went ahead and picked one ourselves.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2010

Food was excellent. Hostess had bad attitude and service was weak. It was a busy weeknight and the restaurant seemed understaffed. However I have to reiterate the food was very very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2010

The most Seattle of all Seattle restaurants

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2010

This is the MOST Seattle restaurant. With the views of the Market and Elliott Bay not to mention the outstanding seafood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Our dinner was great as usual! The gumbo was outstanding!!! The beet saald was very good, too. The service was great so, all in all, it was a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Steelhead Diner was delicious! The food was excellent, and the ambiance was great as well. But, I will say that the service was great at the beginning, and then really slowed down and was not very attentive. This was the 3rd time I had been there, and that never happened the first 2 times. Overall, I would highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2010

It's a fun and very Seattle place to join friends. The food is diner-good. Not haute cuisine, but very serviceable fare and a good-value wine list. We were impressed and will come back. It's hard to beat a fun dinner in the market at a vibrant place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2010

Amazing! I'm telling all my friends. Food was exceptional, service was great, drinks were delicious.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2010

Steelhead never fails! The food is fantastic and Chef Anthony always has excellent selections on the menu. Still, my favorites are the Caviar Pie and the Razor Clam Chowder. The staff never lets your water glass or bread basket empty either. I can guarantee you won't leave there hungry!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 8, 2010

Great food and great food value. It's not really a diner. Highly recommend. Great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2010

GREAT - a gem that stands out among Seattle's fine restaurant scene! Unbelievably OUTSTANDING food without pretensions.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2010

Amazing! Fish, pork, steak, tried it all... excellent! Black velvet chocolate cake is heavenly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 5, 2010

Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was fantastic especially the Black Cod!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2010

Great place for out-of-town company. Market food was showcased beautifully in a great menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2010

Absolutely amazing food! Appetizers are large portions, so beware ordering too many for the table. The fried cheese curds (from Beecher's across the street) were pure heaven. Baked Macaroni and Cheese will spoil you for all others. And the braised pork collar was the best I've ever had. Prices are very very reasonable for the value received. It's on my list of must-visits whenever I'm in Seattle!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2010

This was our first time visiting "Steelhead Diner", so when we invited our out-of-town friends to meet us there for dinner, we were hoping it would be a good dining experience. Good is not the rating I would give--GREAT, is more like it! Three out of four of our entrees were WONDERFUL! (I ordered the Fish & Chips, the fries were delicious, however,the batter on the fish was bland.) My wife and guests ordered more significantly and were all extremely satisified! Kudos to the chef for providing an authentic 'gumbo ya ya'(what we New Orleans folks call dark roux gumbo with andouille and chicken) to the menu. I've ordered "New Orleans Style" items from Seattle menus before only to be disappointed-this gumbo was "tre magnifique!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2010

I go to Steelhead often for business-ish lunches. It's great--food's very good, the location is unbeatable, and the price ranges on the menu offer something tenable for everyone--from $6.95 for a very filling plate of rice and beans to full-scale lunch entrees in the $20-plus range. Love it.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 28, 2010

This was my second visit to the Steelhead Diner. The first time was incredible and I had been dreaming of the meal I enjoyed ever since. The second time around was medium and I was disappointed, probably because I was really looking forward to going back. Maybe it was just a bad night. Definitely a great spot! If you go in Spring, the pasta with the local fiddle heads and nettles was a perfect 10 out of 10.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2010

The Steelhead Diner has never disappointed us. The view is great,the food wonderful and the service was brilliant. What a wonderful place. We brought a couple who had never been there and raved about it. Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2010

I have been twice and would definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2010

I had been to Steelhead Diner in the past and had thought the food and service was excellent. My wife and I decided to spend our first anniversary at Steelhead Diner because of our previous experience but were greatly disappointed in both the food and service. One of the appetizers tasted very good but our other appetizer and both entrees were not up to par. The service was very slow and quite unfriendly. I shared my experience with some friends that used to frequent the restaurant and they recently had the same experience. Am not planning on visiting the Steelhead Diner again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 21, 2010

What a great place! We have been several times and always have a great experience. The staff are very friendly and there is a very upbeat atmosphere. I would recommend Steelhead Diner to any out-of-towners and tell them to get an order of the cheese curds!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 2010

Absolutely the best fish and chips I've ever had! Wonderful salads, burgers, Poutine with locally made cheese curds, and fabulous speciality drinks! Loved the service and the food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2010

As usual it was a fabulous meal. The service was excellent, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

All around one of my favorite spots to eat downtown.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2010

My dining experience was terrific. The staff were quick and friendly, as soon as my friend and I sat at our table, water was poured and bread and butter with olive oil mysteriously appeared on our table.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2010

This is my second time there. The reason I suggested it was because of the Gumbo. I had to have more. It is hard to find good New Orlean's style gumbo west of the Mississippi. Also the Collard Greens were highly recommended but this past time they were a bit vinegary. Overall a great meal, and a good time was had by all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2010

This restaurant was only okay. I would definitely not say fit for foodies. It was overall pretty generic. We were hoping for better.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2010

Menu descriptions did not match the ahi delivered to the table; the halibut was poor quality and had no seasonings; salmon overcooked. Won't recommend this restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 15, 2010

Menu was limited for me but everything we had was excellent .. from beef to fish, fried to healthy, all good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 15, 2010

We had a fantastic brunch at Steelhead. We enjoyed our meals. I had a crab eggs Benedict which was amazing. Where steelhead continues to fail is with service. Our server was uninterested, didn't offer to get us another drink after our first was done, and I had to ask repeatedly for a water refill. The beat place in Steelehwad is the bar in front of the kitchen. The food is good there and the service fine. You sit elsewhere in the restaurant at your own risk.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2010

A great place to bring visitors who are foodie seafood lovers. The menu changes depending on what's fresh, and you generally can't go wrong with any of the seafood entrees. Of all the meals I've eaten here, once my halibut was overcooked and it was too busy to send back, but the rest were all prepared perfectly. At lunchtime, the fried chicken sandwich is simply to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2010

The food was very good. The service was not good. The restaurant was extraordinarily crowded and hot. We were there for 3 and a half hours. I was very disappointed overall. Even though I had specifically asked for a nice table for 9, they stuck us with a table that should not have been more than 6 so it was elbow to elbow.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2010

Steelhead Diner is a local favorite. The upscale diner fare is always hearty and fresh. This visit, food and drinks were great as usual. Service was slow and indifferent, however. Once seated, we waited for what seemed like ages watching waitstaff walk by our table on their way elsewhere - our server then came over only after we flagged a busperson. She was brusque and distracted and gave us the bare minimum of attention throughout our dinner. I think the staff was more focused on the several large parties who arrived just after we did (a party of two), but that shouldn't be an excuse. We'll go back, but I would hope management pays attention to how their servers cope with parties of all sizes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2010

The food was good (enough), but the service was not enjoyable. The overall staff morale seemed low, and so our meal was more like an imposition than the enjoyable event we were anticipating. Given the number of great places to eat in Seattle, I will seek more up-beat venues on future visits.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2010

Rave reviews from all 8 diners in our group. Food was outstanding. Desserts put us over the top. Everyone will be dining at Steelhead again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2010

Steelhead is one of my favourite spots to go for both lunch and dinner. Food is always great, service attentive yet not hovering, and the bartender will make you fun cocktails that embrace the season.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2010

Excellent complimentary bread. However, we were a party of 5. 4 diners were disappointed with the spinach/oyster salad. The spinach "salad" was more like a slaw and the oysters were heavily breaded. One person ordered the hamburger and rated that highly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2010

Always a favorite and the presentations and pairing of the food is wonderful... never bored and always a treat.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2010

We liked the upscale ambiance you got as soon as you entered. Both the cod and the haddock were fresh and flavorful. The half portions option was plenty for each of us, even the guys. The service was professional and friendly and the wait staff was well versed on the menu and made solid recommendations. We brought a large bouquet over for our guests an hour in advance of our reservation and the staff had it waiting on the table when we arrived. An extra touch of service that we appreciated.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2010

The food we ate was amazing. We had the fried cheese curds as an appetizer and couldn't get enough of them. The spicy sweet mustard sauce was so good I was eating it with a spoon after the curds were all gone. My husband and I shared a side of the red beans and rice, and it was probably the best we'd ever had--which says a lot because my husband grew up in New Orleans. I had the halibut for dinner, and it was cooked perfectly. My husband had the pork collar, and it was so incredibly tender and flavorful. Our waiter was extremely helpful and gave us great food and wine recommendations. We sat out on the patio which was really nice, quiet, and kind of hidden.

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