The Shambles

5
66 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
The Shambles is Seattle’s neighborhood bar and butcher. We believe in local food, fresh beer, and sustainably sourced meat. We are taking a slow approach to reopening and will be reservation only for Dine-In. We installed UVC light filters and still require masks whenever you are not actively eating and drinking. But we are honestly so so excited to have people back in the restaurant to have the full The Shambles experience. Please note that reservations are for two only until we move to the next phase to keep the possibility of spread down and that reservation timeslots are 90 minutes.

Take a walk through our extensive charcuterie selection. Snap up a special cut from our butcher. Give us the opportunity to impress you with carefully crafted dishes, classically inspired cocktails, unique wines, and the best beers in the Pacific Northwest.

We look forward to having you in the bar! Please remember we are 21+ when making a reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 people are saying
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Willy
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation, from which we sat at the counter. Great food. Attentive wait staff. Good assortment of beverages. Highly recommend.

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BrianL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This review is long over due. The Shables is outstanding. In all aspects. The food and drink is priced right and awesome and fresh. The staff are animated and between them and the food you don't want to leave. HIGHLY recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Seattle!

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RuthS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious delightful experience! Yumly and satisfying as food can be.

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CheriC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun to take my two meat-eaters there. We ordered one side salad just to feel virtuous.

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ROBERTH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! You can tell a lot of work and care is put into their dishes.

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Howard
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real attention to detail! Just a pleasurable experience.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with everything going on the service was excellent! They took the time to talk to us and make everyone feel welcomed

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RobL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, we had lots of attention and help from several team members. The food was amazing and very good beverage options (which we loved). We are looking forward to going back soon.

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JudyP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, staff was super friendly. Will be going again!

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KarlaW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all categories! We enjoyed all 3 staff that we met - they were professional and personable. The food was amazing - it was clearly fresh and portions were perfect. And the drinks - YUM!

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KristaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anything. It's all delicious. We ordered a bunch of small plates to share and we all left pleasantly full. Drink menu is also fantastic.

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BruceF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shambles was amazing! Rob was our server/bartender and steered us in the right direction all evening. Great service and top notch food!

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AlexD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant that does everything right: Food, drinks, service. Was our fourth time going and will definitely be back.

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AimeeB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating in a restaurant in over a year and The Shambles did not disappoint! The food and service was amazing. We will definitely be coming back.

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vipLovetoeat
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shambles continues to pivot with Covid and we appreciate all the strategic planning that has been done. Plus, the food is as great as ever!

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MichaelB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was outstanding and the food was superb. Everything coming out of the kitchen is made from scratch and the portion size was just right.

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NikkiM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

this was a great play, will return to try their cocktails in the evening

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russellf
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here all the time and love it so much. It is my favorite restaurant in Seattle :-)

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ColleenB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down my favorite restaurant. So much care and personal investment is put into every dish and beverage. I’ve always been treated like a regular here, and I intend to live up to that treatment with many more visits.

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RoseL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything! It's all delicious! The atmosphere and staff are also wonderful!

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LaurenT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything, thank you so much for a great meal and such lovely service.

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beths
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local restaurant. Never fails us. Delicious and friendly.

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Monina
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of cheese and meats. Would certainly come back.

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Guillermo
Thailand
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meat and beer! And the service is also outstanding.

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JillS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to The Shambles--great people, great steak, great beer selection!

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SandraP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. My friend had the Rueben, she is a NYC native and said it was perfect. I had an off-menu item, a very lovely filet. While a bit overcooked, the owner had another made for me. Delicious cut and well served. The potatoes and the brussels sprouts were both superb, and the cocktails were fantastic.

We will visit here again and again.

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dininghesitant
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood places so it made total sense that this would be the first place we visited after 13 months of COVID dining restrictions. From the moment you enter the ambience is one of welcome, and the food consistently outstanding. There is an abundance of care when it comes to the making/presentation/delivery of each dish and beverage. True, Shambles is a "meat temple" but it also harbors tasty options for vegetarian and vegan alike. And let's not forget the beer and wine selection--out of this world!

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CynthiaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! nice and relaxing atmoshpere, excellent service

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LisaC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian + team rocked. Respectful of distance, great recommendations, awesome responses to questions, always kept our glasses full, etc. Overall great place to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food is amazing. The staff is friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

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SeanM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my wife’s birthday and it couldn’t have been better. Apps to main courses were spot on and their selection of mixed drinks and drafts are on point. The steak tartare is simply the best.

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jeanneB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb.
It was fresh and beautifully prepared. It was also so creative and flavorful.
The service was friendly, efficient, and respectfully thoughtful.

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EricaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. So nice to be back inside and we felt totally safe eating here. Well spaced tables.

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RichardJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful crew. From the beverages to the Charcuterie and the mains - excellent selection and quality. Looking forward to the post covid times and an expansion of options for mains. Not lacking now, but more options make for more experiences!

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egould310
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meat. Like really good meat. Really, really, really good meat. Plus booze. Good booze. Great service. Friendly and cool. Thank you The Shambles. See you soon!

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Clare
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, my favorite bar/restaurant. It has a friendly neighborhood vibe and serve excellent steaks and potent drinks. Their large plates are really tasty, too - I usually get a Classic Reuben with crushed potatoes on the side. But really, anything on their menu is worth a try. It’s a place to grab a pint at the end of a workday or to have a nice dinner.

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Glutenfree
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome to be indoors - and they were perfectly COVID aware/safe. Of course we had a meat-gasm, but the sides, especially the Beefy Arancini, were excellent. I graded the ambience down a titch simply because the COVID precautions meant it was fairly empty which minimized the normal excitement of great food.

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Charles
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great food, great service, great beer, and great cocktails. We started with the charcuterie and cheese plate and had the bavette steak and smash burger for our entree. The cheeses were amazing, particularly the blue cheese, which was surprisingly good! The meats and pickled things are great (if you like pickled things!) The bavette was cooked and garnished perfectly and the burger on the pretzel bread bun was just so so good!

I'm looking forward to returning on a regular basis!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Would definitely go back.

FAQs

The Shambles offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 659-0074.

The Shambles is rated 5 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.