Tankard & Tun

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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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Had a friend in town but there was a live band downstairs and we had to leave as we couldn’t hear each other across the table

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Fish was okay. Slaw without flavor. Service lacked—quite slow and not friendly or helpful wait staff.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food and drinks were average at best.
Service was below average, staff didn’t particularly care.

ST
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Halibut was delicious. Four of our party enjoyed it. The others needed a simple burger after a few days of seafood in Seattle and this place took care of that too. We had 8 people and they happily made us 4 bills which was wonderful for group dining. Thank you for a lovely easy Saturday night in Seattle.

EM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fav spot to grab oysters and the only reason we ever go to the market:)

CA
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visiting Seattle. Overall good solid experience.

TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was solid and fresh, but service seemed a bit stretched and food delivery was a bit uneven as appetizers came out far apart. Seafood was great.

SD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love the environment and vibe. The food is fantastic. I love the salmon burger with the spicy BBQ sauce. The oyster selection was good. I recommend this restaurant for all!

OT
San Joaquin
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic flavor for great fresh casual food in a cool vibe space with great views. Quiet for the location.

b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, great service, food was amazing especially the whole fried snapper, risotto, and mussels. Top it off with delicious beer and great ambiance --- a perfect evening!

DJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cheese curds, fish and chips, and beer for two comes out to $100 here. You can get this at a stand for less than half the price.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I should have known this was a tourist trap. Much of the seafood options were fried, and the food was poor quality especially given the prices.

M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall this experience was pretty disappointing. The restaurant did not have iced tea ready for mid-week lunch service, the waitress never offered to refill drinks for us that didn't get water, and the food while it was good, wasn't anything spectacular for the price paid ($115 for 5 people).

OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I had a 5:30 reservation - I left at 7:30 for another event and still hadn’t gotten my meal.

DY
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Happy Hour Specials were great. Fried Cheese Curds, Fish & Chips, & the burger were all discounted during HH. The oyster sandwich was good but bread used was too thick. Would recommend a slimmer roll for that. The chowder was delicious. The Pike IPA was wonderful.

Alex, our server was very good. He had a great sense of humor, was helpful, and also attentive.

EF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty! Cool location and nice ambiance right by pike place 👍🏽

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fresh, food at reasonable prices in an intimate and still somehow bright and airy location. We are looking forward to a return visit!

AT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

JM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

L
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

v
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Tankard & Tun
Responded on January 9, 2019

Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review! It means a lot to us, see you again soon I hope! -James Olson Manager Tankard & Tun

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MM
Central Texas
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was completely underwhelmed by this restaurant, to be honest. When we arrived, granted our reservation was for slightly later in the evening, we were the only ones in the entire restaurant. Which made me slightly hesitant, because due to its location, I anticipated the place would be packed. However, the reviews were great and we decided to give it a shot anyway. Overall, my food was fantastic - my husbands, not so much. He had fish and chips which were greasy and unappealing. I had a crab dish, which appears to have been taken off the menu, but it was so small, I left hungry. I was shocked when we received the bill. The food was definitely not worth the price tag. Maybe it was an off night but I think we will stick to the brewery downstairs next time and skip Tankard & Tun.

SJ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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.

BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

p
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

s
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

KJ
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

AK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

KL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

LT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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