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Seatown Rub Shack & FishFry

4.2
4.2
222 Reviews
$30 and under
Market Cuisine
Owner Tom Douglas is a Seattle icon. Douglas is an American chef, restaurateur, author, and radio talk show host. Two-time James Beard Award winner and Iron Chef winner, Douglas is known for his love of quality local and sustainable ingredients, as well as serving deliciousness with graciousness.

Seatown, Tom Douglas sixth restaurant, located in the Pike Place Market, Seatown Market Diner offers snacks and chowder to ward off chill in winter and seafood cocktails to cool off in summer. Don’t miss the oysters, great outdoor patio seatings and views of the market!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Market Cuisine, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 436-0390

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Schwarz

  • Private party facilities

    Seatown is a great space for large and private parties for up to 45 people! Please feel free to email gretcheng@tomdouglas.com

  • Private party contact

    Gretchen Geisness: (206) 436-0390

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    Virginia

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PS

    PaulS

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Perfect

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on February 25, 2020Hey Paul, What a lovely note! Thanks so much for dining with us. Hopefully we see you again soon! It's almost patio season!! Mike Mackley General Manager

  2. P

    Pamela

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A vibrant quirky diner with friendly service, hot coffee and satisfying menu portions.

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on February 25, 2020You get us! Hot coffee, and food that feels like a warm hug is what we strive for! Thanks so much for dining with us! Mike Mackley General Manager

  3. J

    Jewels

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best breakfast in town. Crab Benedict and egg sandwich

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on February 19, 2020Thank you so much for dining with us! I love both of those. The crab benny is definitely my go to! Hope to see you again soon! Mike Mackley General Manager

  4. P

    Pamela

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a fun and lively place. My guests loved the decor. Crab Benedict is top notch taste treat.

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on January 4, 2020Hey Pamela, Thank you so much for the lovely note! That crab benedict is for sure a favorite of mine. We are running a salmon lox benedict with dill hollandaise special this weekend! Come try it out! Happy new year! Mike Mackley General Manager

  5. LG

    LeGrandCochon

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The clam chowder was very good, but the rest of our meals were disappointing. I had a chicken pot pie that was OK but my S.O.'s halibut was way overcooked and very dry - granted, halibut is a delicate fish, but we expected more from a Douglas restaurant. Wait staff were very friendly but not particularly knowledgeable about their fare. Not sure I would use the term "ambiance" but it was comfortable and casual.
  6. DK

    DanaK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful oysters, the best halibut we've EVER had and THAT PIE! Coconut Cream Pie and Pecan Pie to die for!!! It is so hard to find a restaurant that you can have a pleasant conversation in these days without feeling like you have to lean in and yell at your date or strain to hear if you are on the receiving end. Not the case here. It was such a refreshing change of pace to be able to sit comfortably and have a conversation in a normal tone of voice over dinner. Thank you!!!! Looking forward to coming back to try your Fishmonger Stew!

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on December 4, 2019Wow thank you so much for the lovely review! We really appreciate you dining with us! Please come back soon, the Fishmonger Stew is amazing, and will definitely warm you up as the weather gets colder. Cheers! Mike Mackley General Manager

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We L💜VE this place! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and did it in true PNW style - at a Tom Douglas restaurant! We started with steamed clams with chorizo, butternut squash soup and a crab cocktail (never would have thought to use coleslaw as a base - YUM!). Dinner was halibut and clam linguini (DE-lish!) We capped it off with warm apple pie and a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfect NW dinner! And our server Phil was awesome.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Trying out a new restaurant. Food was just okay. Good location and friendly staff. In the future would only go drinks.
  9. RN

    RonN

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best crab Benedict ever! We visit every time we are in Seattle.

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on November 7, 2019Hey Ron, Thanks for coming to dine with us! We really appreciate the love! Come back to visit soon! Mike Mackley General Manager

  10. FH

    FlHe

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It's an ok place to go. Service was great. Food was ok. Location was perfect for the evening.
  11. MN

    MNeating

    Minneapolis

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Portions were generous but not the seafood part of the entree. Prices were higher than other spots in the area too.

    Seatown Rub Shack & FishFryResponded on November 7, 2019Hello MNeating, Thank you so much for dining with us! I really appreciate it. Thanks for the feedback too, we'll take a look at our portions and pricing and adjust accordingly! Cheers, Mike Mackley General Manager

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!!! Every time we visit Seattle we always dine here for breakfast.
  13. BP

    BarbaraP

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was very noisy. The food was good. Strongly suggest the fried chicken thigh. If you like cider you’ll be in heaven.
  14. C

    Cherie

    Savannah

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had breakfast on a Monday morning. We tried the day before but it was packed. Food was really good and the staff was very nice and attentive.
  15. N

    Niamh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding! Will definitely be coming back!
  16. m

    midtowndiner

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are avid diners and it is rare for us to travel and eat at the same place twice; we did it here! The food, drinks and service were OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend this place!
  17. JL

    JayL

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a large party of 7, and the staff handled the challenge completely. Our orders were taken, prepared, and served flawlessly. The food was all fresh and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Dungeness Crab Louie.
  18. S

    Susy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    For a Tom Douglas restaurant I was disappointed. Clam linguine -- pasta was tough, clams were tiny and way too much garlic on the bread -- which if it had been roasted garlic might have been ok. We also requested a table on the patio, which was not honored or acknowledged. The only thing that made the evening not a total waste was the coconut cream pie.
  19. K

    Kath11

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large party coming in and SeaTown employees couldn't have made it easier. Fast service, great food - and our server, Phil gave us an amazing experience!
  20. AZ

    AngelaZ

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I pushed myself to try something new - the Crab BLT - and it was really good. This place is a must when visiting Seattle.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Limited menu but the 4 entrees we had we're very well prepared. Food is lots better than the decor.
  22. BP

    BarbaraP

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Breakfast was very good . In the in the market and has lots of open space so it is not a quiet place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The service is slow, there was hair in my margarita and I had to track someone down to remake it. They could have offered it on the house, or desert or something.
  24. JC

    JenC

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    We’re huge fans of TD’s restaurant. We honestly love his restaurants. In fact our favorite is Carlile. However, Seatown was a big let down. Food was nothing, not impressed, at all. Portions are super tiny, and that goes for dessert. $12 for a sliver of a slice for triple coconut cream pie was ridiculous. We’ll stick to our favorite. Serious pie is amazing. Dahlia is a classic and still one of our faves.
  25. AF

    AlanF

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food, really nice atmosphere, friendly ad attentive service. My only recommendation for improvement is not to charge for bread.
  26. OK

    dcrOKC

    Oklahoma City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A little pricey, but that was to be expected, considering the Pike Place Market location. We had lunch at a patio table for two. The weather was sunny and cool; fantastic! The food and service were great; really enjoyed it.
  27. R

    Rita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends on Sunday for lunch - it was lovely! Thankfully we had a reservation and were seated on the patio. The food was exceptional! we had oysters, a king louis salad, clams/mussels and a chicken potpie that was full of chicken & vegetables (contrary to another review's experience). I was delighted to finish with the triple coconut cream pie that they always talk about on Seattle Kitchen! This was my first Tom Douglas restaurant experience - I can't wait for the next!
  28. j

    justagirlinseattle

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, good times!
  29. HS

    HungryinSeattle

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good. Perhaps not as exceptional as I have come to expect from a Tom Douglas restaurant, but still good. We recently had a clam chowder at another Seattle Oyster Bar that was exceptionally good. We were disappointed that the chowder at Seatown didn't measure up. But all in all, we would recommend the restaurant and probably return.
  30. g

    gregm

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Slow service. Did not earn the 20 percent charge. Food was good.
  31. MS

    MSMS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NIce menu, solid service and strong beer/drink selection. I recommend for groups or for waterfront views.
  32. AB

    AliciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Reservation work like charm however I came for the biscuits and gravy the gravy was room temperature and partially separated when I asked for more I got the same room temperature gravy for my now room temperature biscuit.
  33. DA

    DeAnna

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tourist spot but good food and service was great for our group.
  34. K

    Karen

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The restaurant felt grimy. The service was slow. Been here many times, but seems like it’s declining. Miss the bar.
  35. JM

    JohnM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    King Louis salad was fresh and flavorful and filling. Chips and Salmon dip was a delight. The asparagus starter with blue cheese, bacon, and cashews was other world. Crisp and tasty seasonal drinks specials and the servers were first rate while maintaining a casual atmosphere. Love this place and will return!
  36. DS

    DianeS

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It all started with the host kindly making sure that 6 of us could sit outside on the sunny day! He was so kind! Our server was helpful and easy, we all loved our food!! We had an excellent time!! We love Seatown!
  37. M

    Mike62

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lived in Seattle 3 years and had not gone here yet. Right at end of Pikes Market so great location. PNW food prepared with flair and great service. Definitely recommend this Tom Douglas restaurant. The manager “Mike” and his staff do a great job here!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Not thrilled. Expected more from TD joint.
  39. SL

    ScottL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the experience at Seatown! Years ago it was my first Tom Douglas restaurant experience and IMHO it's the standard for quality, value and atmosphere. There's something for everyone
  40. D

    Delicious

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably our favorite Tom Douglas restaurant. Consistently excellent food from an ever changing and creative menu at a surprisingly reasonable price. And the market/viewpoint adjacent location make it a great place to take out of town guests.

FAQs

Seatown Rub Shack & FishFry is rated 4.2 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Seatown Rub Shack & FishFry

2010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Virginia

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Market Cuisine, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Schwarz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 436-0390

  • Private party facilities

    Seatown is a great space for large and private parties for up to 45 people! Please feel free to email gretcheng@tomdouglas.com

  • Private party contact

    Gretchen Geisness: (206) 436-0390

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