Tankard & Tun
The oysters! The ceviche! The oysters! Great place to get together with friends and enjoy fresh seafood. Really good service (tip included) and fresh fresh fresh!
Great bite to eat before our concert at the Showbox! The salmon and chips was surprisingly excellent!
Good food, good beer. A bit pricy for what it is. Definitely downtown tourist prices.
Absolutely love the seafood menu - try the Giant Octopus for sure!
Tankard and Tun is a small seafood spot located in Pikes Place in the heart of the tourism traffic. That being said, the food was absolutely fantastic. We had the fish and chips (rockfish) and also the salmon and chips. I was surprised to see a fried salmon on the menu, I had never had it before, but it was executed to perfection. The batter was light and fluffy and didn't add any extra heaviness to an already heavy fish. The fries were well done, however the absence of pepper (and salt) at the table was noted. The fresh tartar sauce for both pieces of fish was incredible. My only gripe would be the prices, my husband and I joked that we paid a "tourist premium", as the fried salmon alone was priced at $24, which is pretty steep for salmon in general. The fish and chips was $17.
Overall, service was great, food was delish, but prices are high so expect to pay those "tourist premiums" if you decide to go. Also, it's a small place so I would recommend making reservations just in case they fill up.
Not sure if it's intentional, but it feels like Tankard and Tun has downscaled a bit. The ambiance (decor, staff attention) has waned a bit. Still great food, and maybe a better fit for the neighborhood, but just different.
Great dinner and Jennifer (our waitress) was helpful, attentive, and personable.
Great food and service
The food was mostly really bad. My risotto was severely under-cooked and the scallops were severely over-cooked. We loved the beer, the bread and butter and the french fries. The cauliflower appetizer was limp, and with too much cinnamon. We never did receive the extra tartar sauce ordered and our second beer order took about 20 minutes to be delivered.
Fish and chips - great!
Vegetarian option mushroom sandwich - wonderful!
French fries amazing.
Great Pike Place market locale.
A wonderful find.
Very enjoyable restaurant with delicious food. Will seriously consider returning the next time I am in the Pike's Market neighborhood.
The oysters are so fresh, the pork cheek sandwich was incredible and the beers are delicious! It was so good I actually had a meal there the next day. Will definitely go back whenever I am back in town.
Great find and fun food for before theatre. Good happy hour menu. Loved the steamed mussels and the wonderful hamburger. Inventive drink menu for both cocktails and local beer selections. Not a place for first dates as conversation level is energetic. But, a good place to try out.
Fabulous food in a great location! They have a HH that goes until 6pm. Grab a seat by the window for a beautiful view. The sablefish was delicious!
Looking forward to a return to Seattle and the brewery. Food was uninspired and (I believe) my credit card number was stolen. Not fun having a cancelled credit card on vacation.
This restaurant is a part of the Pike Brewing Company and, not surprisingly, offers delightful beer pairings.
Fantastic fish! Because of its location I was a bit worried this might be a tourist trap. Not to worry. The food was fresh and delicious, excellent selection of craft beers... this is, after all, a brewery :) Prices a bit on the higher side but reasonable given quality of food and prime location. My fish-loving companions said the sable fish was one of the best fish dishes they had ever had. Leave room for dessert.
Small intimate restaurant with waterviews of Elliot Bay. They offer a variety of oysters that is delicious!
Seafood galore. Oysters was fresh. The surf and turf was the bomb.
Night started off a little rocky with us waiting a little longer then needed on drinks. But the service did pick up for the rest of the evening. Food was just alright. But nothing to write home about.
A solid Pike Place restaurant. A limited menu, but it knows what it wants to be. Great chowder, and I’m super picky about my chowder... well balanced and not thick and gloppy.
Menu didn’t reflect website waited a bit with no service then left
Didn't like the 20% added to my bill automatically that I noticed after I added a 20% tip. Seattle restaurants do weird stuff.
Good food, great beer, and service was very good. The pork and polenta was delicious!
It was a amazing time. The tall manager or owner was extremely helpful greeting us at the door and was very knowledgeable about wine and recommended some great food. It’s a very hidden gem that feels warm and cozy and it’s a great value with great seafood. Strongly recommend. 5 star hospitality
Stopped here for quick dinner before going to theatre. Service was good and friendly but the food was bland, not seasoned, lukewarm and therefore overpriced. I would sit at the bar for a drink and happy hour oysters but not eat here again.
I went to Tankard and Tun for lunch with a few colleauges. We tried several different items.
I had the cheese curds, and burger. The cheese curds were battered in what tasted like funnel cake batter. It was served with a spicy aoili-type sauce. They were fantastic. The batter was crisp and the cheese was nicely softened. The serving was huge. The burger came with "fancy cheese", according to the menu. When I was there, it was Monterey Jack. The burger was juicy and delicious. My only complaint was that I ordered my burger cooked medium, and a coworker ordered hers medium-rare. Both were served well done. The fries looked like hand-cut potatoes and were cooked well.
My coworkers ordered the pretzel, which was beautiful and served with a spicy mustard. He said it was good. Several of them ordered the fish and chips, and the batter was light and crispy, and the fish was flaky. They said it was a very good fish.
The service was okay. There was only one other table seated when we arrived. It still took a while to get drinks and for the server to take our orders.
I would go back if I were in the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip. Unless it was just for the cheese curds.
Best fish and chips, ever! Cheese curds were perfectly cooked. Pike Brewery has done a great job with their pub! Can’t wait to go back!,
waited a long time for server to come over once we were seated. we were hungry and had to wait 15 min to even get water. once waiter came, service was acceptable but not worth the automatic 20% surcharge.
sturgeon main dish was tender and delicious.
We had a double date here for restaurant week. The highlights were the starters, but that’s the extent of it unfortunately. We were disappointed as this was one of the restaurants we really looked forward to.
Came here for date night during Seattle Restaurant Week. Had the best time, food was delicious, craft beer was good as always, and our servers were both chill and professional - exactly what we wanted. The steamed mussels were beyond. My partner and I are still talking about them!
I brought my team here for dinner. We had some trouble finding the restaurant because we went to the Brewery first. The server we had was a little odd or maybe it was an off day. She questioned my guest about what we were ordering. Several of my team members were put off by her questioning what they were ordering.
Service was pretty slow - looked like there was only one server working at the time. Never got any water, but we had ordered drinks so not a huge deal. The food was fantastic! Would definitely go back, maybe not for a business meal (took a bit longer than an hour), but for a relaxed dinner or taking out-of-towners out for a meal.
We had the BEST service and meal here and have told at least 5 people about it. Amazing food and our waitress made it perfect. We will be back!
Came during restaurant week to try the food. It was so yummy. I can’t wait to go back and taste more delicious stuff.
The food menu includes beer pairings. It's definitely centered around the beer here! If you have a group and not everyone drinks beer, they also have wine and cocktails. This place was great for happy hour and we felt like we got a great value. We noticed that the happy hour oysters were much larger than the full priced oysters, so if you are particular about oysters, don't order them on happy hour. It does get a bit noisy as the bar is located in an atrium with other restaurants, so expect an energetic environment.
The Service was GREAT. Alex is a Rock Star. Food is average. Nothing bad, but certainly not great.
Good food, excellent service, and great atmosphere located by pike place market.
From what we understand, the restaurant was understaffed the evening we went, and we unfortunately had to wait so long to be served our food that we cancelled our order and left. We arrived with over an hour to spare for dinner, and had ordered oysters, a salad, a raw tuna dish, black cod over greens, and two rounds of drinks. We received the drinks and oysters, but after nearly an hour, none of the other dishes had arrived, and we had to leave. We were surprised, as the only dish that required cooking with heat was the black cod, so the others should have merely needed to be plated.