Tankard & Tun

4.4
59 reviews
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Tankard & Tun hones in on Pike Brewing's decades long passion for pairing locally sourced foods with craft beer. The restaurant includes an oyster bar, bright & lively dining room, casual brew deck and the private mezzanine, alongside an expanded fermentation cellar. Led by Chef Gabe Spiel, the Tankard & Tun culinary team celebrates the natural bounty of our local farms, forests, and oceans. From sea beans to salmon, we strive to source locally to bring you the freshest plates while supporting local producers.
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Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great bite to eat before our concert at the Showbox! The salmon and chips was surprisingly excellent!

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JM
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good beer. A bit pricy for what it is. Definitely downtown tourist prices.

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MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely love the seafood menu - try the Giant Octopus for sure!

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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L
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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v
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner and Jennifer (our waitress) was helpful, attentive, and personable.

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M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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SJ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish and chips - great!
Vegetarian option mushroom sandwich - wonderful!
French fries amazing.
Great Pike Place market locale.
A wonderful find.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable restaurant with delicious food. Will seriously consider returning the next time I am in the Pike's Market neighborhood.

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p
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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KJ
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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AK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a part of the Pike Brewing Company and, not surprisingly, offers delightful beer pairings.

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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KL
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small intimate restaurant with waterviews of Elliot Bay. They offer a variety of oysters that is delicious!

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PS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seafood galore. Oysters was fresh. The surf and turf was the bomb.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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LT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Menu didn’t reflect website waited a bit with no service then left

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DS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Didn't like the 20% added to my bill automatically that I noticed after I added a 20% tip. Seattle restaurants do weird stuff.

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, great beer, and service was very good. The pork and polenta was delicious!

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CE
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

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SS
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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JA
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!,

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d
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

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l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came during restaurant week to try the food. It was so yummy. I can’t wait to go back and taste more delicious stuff.

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NB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The Service was GREAT. Alex is a Rock Star. Food is average. Nothing bad, but certainly not great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, excellent service, and great atmosphere located by pike place market.

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a
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

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