Permanently Closed - Steelhead Diner

4.5
2810 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
This restaurant is permanently closed. Owner operated by Chef Kevin Davis and wife Terresa, 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 Northwest 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Once a great destination, now a disappointment. They didn’t have our reservation, main courses came out too soon after our starter, cocktails were overly sweet and weak, salads were overdressed, and both sliders and salmon were overcooked and bland. Huge decline in quality for the price and location. Don’t think we will be returning anymore.

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DonB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very busy on Valentines Day and they were running behind. Food was excellent.

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RonandBarb
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It had been several years since we had been to Steelhead Diner, but we went there for Valentines Day. We loved our food and our server was great. We will go back soon

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LisaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had been there for breakfast about a year ago. It was amazing so we were hoping for an equally amazing dinner. Our dinner was good. Not as good as we had hoped. The restaurant was so cold and it felt like the staff was trying to crank us out quickly. It was Valentine’s Day. We were there for lass than an hour. Otherwise, it was a good experience.

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vipBainbridgeAndy
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was top notch, but a human hair was found in the cioppino, so the management comped the dinner which was more than fair. The service was outstanding.

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vipRichG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great value, and relaxing environment. It is a sure thing and I would go back with my family anytime.

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vipSeattleMichael
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cioppino was a little skimpy on seafood for a $25 lunch. Was delicious but could have used a couple more shrimp/mussels/clams.

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vipJakesmom
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Go here. Eat. The food is very good, well prepared. Portions are large. Appetizers and salads are best split between 2 people. When staying in Seattle near the Pike Place Market Steelhead diner is our "go-to" for a good dinner.

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vipAAuerbach
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
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.

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

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

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CaitlinR
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black cod is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! Black cod superb! Service excellent!

Thank you.

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MitchS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCruiseExec
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NYE Dinner. Great place, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent

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DaynaS
Salt Lake City
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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DavidH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipGdzilla
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
69 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!

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AndreaC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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joc524
Seattle
12 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow service but foods are great!

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KTTK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Would recommend But not if you want a quiet evening

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CathyH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a variety of foods, all very tasty.

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vipSeverna
Baltimore
67 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.

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vipJakesmom
Portland
11 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.

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notafoodie
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.

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vipOutofTowners
Phoenix
37 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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

Thanksgiving

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vipWanda
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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MikeG
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!!

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Jack
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.

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Parrish
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDonS
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

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vipAnn247
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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Permanently Closed - Steelhead Diner is rated 4.5 stars by 2810 OpenTable diners.