Steelhead Diner

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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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DZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, terrific food, friendly service. Copper River salmon was outstanding. Lots of great appetizer options too.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great space!

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KW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Poor service and greasy fish n chips. Wouldn’t have left a 20% tip were it not included in the bill. Won’t go back.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

We went for lunch here on a Sunday. It was understandably busy but I Tre impatient as the host was absent for about 10 minutes. Once we were seated, the food was fast and delicious. Somewhat pricey for a lunch but the seafood was fresh and decadent.

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NM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome. Went to brunch on mother’s day and Wanted to eat everything on the menu! The Dungeness crab tater tots were outstanding as were the Sequimbled Eggs. My wife’s burger was beyond killer. And the fish and chips yummy.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day brunch

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TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the opportunity to sit out on the patio and was lovely. Great service and amazing food!

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CW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very loud. Average food. Nothing special or creative. It could be so much more.

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t
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent! Service was not polished at all - not great communication; heard specials described very differently from two different servers; server was not very intuitive or observant of our needs. Anxious to take our order before we were ready, then clearing plates too quickly without asking if we were finished, then did not box up everything we asked for. Very polite - just not real tuned in and for that 20% service charge, I expected better service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Fun and casual environment. Great location.

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SS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The fish Tacos were amazing!! Don’t let the outside of this restaurant deceive you as the food and service was great. The location is just before Pikes Market so it’s a popular choice and seemed busy for a Tuesday night.

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k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak salad came with extremely (rare) and equally rare when politely asked to have it cooked. Asked for Tabasco from different server who was very rude and annoyed by the request. One person had food allergies and got toast 5 minutes after everyone else was served and it was charred on one side but flipped for plating to hide the charcoal. Lastly, after chatting for 1/2 hour after meal we were asked to ‘wrap things up’. Host was kind/courteous and professional. Server started off great but when you clear a plate that still has very rare meat after already trying to get it corrected, you should acknowledge that the steak was still on the plate bright red. Maybe close on Easter if everyone isn’t on their A game?

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DE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The waiter forgot one of our dishes, brought it out quite late when reminded, but did also remove the charge from our bill. Perhaps restaurants like Steelhead that automatically add a 20% service charge don't strive as hard to deliver excellent service? Food was good; ambiance is lively. Overall a good experience for a casual night out, and Steelhead's location is a big plus.

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T
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu and great food with excellent service, highly recommended.

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VG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t enjoyable. Too much of cheese and hollandaise sauce.

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MG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable food and an inviting energetic ambiance above Pike Place with an engaging staff. The olive encrusted halibut was exceptional, the char and crab cake very tasty, the Theo’s chocolate pecan pie divine. Would we go back, yes. 5 stars.

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M
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I was extremely dissatisfied with food and service. A 20% gratuity is automatically added to the bill, the service should have been better. The server brought the wrong beer to the table. We noticed the new beer sitting on the bar for at least 5 minutes before it was brought to the table.The fish and chips were mushy. Go to Lowell's at Pike Street Market

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TF
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic menu that’s accessible for all ages and stages. This visit combined fish, buggers, and gumbo. All were top notch.

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S
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

With a focus on local(ish) seafood, Steelhead Diner does a great job of providing delicious yet simple meals. My Atlantic Char (not exactly local), was perfect. Accompanied by a tasty polenta and a wonderful brown butter sauce, it become quite memorable. My friend had the pork chop, which looked a bit thinker than one might like, and was a bit dry.

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MS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing climate and the food always is a treat.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was attentive and available when we needed anything. She was very knowledgeable about the restaurant week menu. The selection was perfect for sharing and a wonderful location right in the market. Thank you for making restaurant week a fun experience for us to team build. It was relaxed and comfortable. We will be back!

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W
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food and wait service were excellent. Been here about 6 times and the meals are always on point and the restaurant week special was no different this go around.

The hostess was the weak link in this experience. Seemed upset to actually greet people and show them into the restaurant. We watched multiple parties experience the same.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

All fried food (Chicken & Fish) was so full of grease it was not very edible. Clam Chowder had minimal Clams.

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DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

During SRW this spring, I ventured in to dine alone at lunch. I was welcomed as a friend, provided any seat I chose, served fresh, appealing, exquisite food and drink. I normally cannot afford dining in spaces such as this. I am grateful the owners offered their passions on the discounted menus for me to enjoy.
I heartily recommend the grilled fish and seductive potato dish. Fried options can be had anywhere, but the grilled platter was masterful.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! They had a wonderful wine list that featured some excellent Washington wine. The food was great. We had a party of 9 and everyone enjoyed their food. The key lime pie was also excellent for dessert. We also enjoyed the view of the Sound and the Market. We will go again.

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J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Steelhead Diner has been my favorite restaurant for four years. Love their salmon, but this last visit was really disappointing. No salmon and menu was very limited.

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TD
Omaha
51 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Did well with a large group. Some kisses on the food but more people than not loooved what they had

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JR
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious! The swordfish is phenomenal

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JM
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Chelle completely made our meal experience wonderful. From the moment we walked in she was funny, kind, and extremely welcoming. The food was fantastic (I recommend the shrimp and crab tater tots and the crab cake) and the flourless brownie to end the meal was perfection.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to the Steelhead Diner a number of times and always had a really good meal. This last visit was disappointing. We ordered crab cake for appetizer. It was moist to the point of seeming undercooked. Unremarkable as it did not reach Northwest standard with great crab flavor with a lightly crusted exterior. For main course we ordered the halibut which was the special of the day with halibut season just having opened. A well cooked and prepared halibut is a beautiful thing. This however was very forgettable actually. It was ok. But just ok. The fish itself was not very flavorful and the bed of white bean sauce under it was cold. And for $44 not really value. For fresh halibut and at a very “market” price I came away feeling like it was pretty average when I wanted to be knocked out. Could have been in Denver.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was good, but not really a huge variety. We were walking around looking for a place that would seat a large group quickly and they did. Outstanding service.

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RH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at the Steelhead Diner three to four times. The food and the service have been very good every time.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Cool location. Service was not great because they were working on serving another large party. Food was pretty good.

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SB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was good, but even with a reservation we were sat in a booth that backed to the kitchen with a swinging door that banged against the wall every 3-4 minutes. It felt like someone was kicking us in the back all night.

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I really like this place. Its just a shame that not every table has a view towards the market and the water!

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M
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Steelhead Diner! I had the fish and chips - excellent! Will definitely go back on our next visit to Seattle.

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M
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my friends in for fish and chips, and that what we order
They were perfect. I love this dish here.

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RU
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband had the gumbo and the house salad. I had clam chowder and house salad. Next time, we're going to share the that lovely salad! It easily serves two. Our table looked out upon Pike Place Market and the water. Overall, a wonderful dining experience. Oh, and the margaritas were great!

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food! Only issue we had was that we happened to have arrived at the same time as two huge parties, so our food was slightly delayed in getting to us. However, wonderful waitress made (and amazing food) made up for the wait.

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JO
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dining out with friends before leaving town.

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