About Steelhead Diner
Owner operated by Chef Kevin Davis and wife Teresa, The Steelhead Diner is a smart casual restaurant located in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit our modern take on the classic American diner - and enjoy contemporary comfort food created with a Northwest twist. Soak up stunning views while enjoying our exclusively North West wine and beer list. Also available: a full bar, and a large selection of non-alcoholic choices. Watch nightly as Davis and his crew create menu items in the restaurant's interactive open kitchen surrounded by views of neighboring Puget Sound. Kids welcome. Family friendly.
Northwest, Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week: 11a.m. until 10p.m. Brunch Items Available on Saturdays and Sundays.
$30 and under
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Please call and speak to any manager to discuss you individual needs!
Street parking is available in addition to several parking lots nearby. We validate parking after 5pm at the Pike Place Market Parking Garage on Western Avenue below the Market.
All downtown bus routes end near or around our address: 95 Pine Street.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We have a private dining room with a separate entrance that seats between 30-40 people and offers views of the Pike Place Market and Puget Sound. It also features an adjoining outdoor patio which will seat 20+ people.
Steelhead Diner Ratings and Reviews
We are annual visitors to Seattle and wh ...
We are annual visitors to Seattle and when we are here we visit the steelhead. We have never been disappointed. They have innovative specials to meet a reasonable budget. The staff has always been pleasant and attentive even during the busiest of times.
We love Steelhead and our meal and wines ...
We love Steelhead and our meal and wines this past visit were great. It did seem like the menu was tweaked from our past favorites to accommodate tourists which was the only disappointing part. We had no problem with the applied gratuity! In fact for a restaurant around Pike Place I think it is a great idea. Our only complaint was that the crab cakes had been taken off the menu.
Our food was very good. The seafood tat ...
Our food was very good. The seafood tater tots were great, as was the razor clam chowder. The kilt lifter fish and chips was crispy and delicious! Desserts was great! Service overall was good, but we felt a bit rushed at times. Will visit again.
Love the Steelhead Diner! Our waiter Jo ...
Love the Steelhead Diner! Our waiter John was a gem! Food is always a little different than standard diner or restaurant fare. Our current favorite is the fish tacos and the Willow Crest Yakima Valley Sauignon Blanc! 20% automatic tip on entire bill = 25%.?
There is a good variety of entrees and p ...
There is a good variety of entrees and prices (our group had a burger, steak, salmon and halibut). Our server was terrific, full of fun personality. I ordered a featured cocktail and while it was really good, I did not order a second one because it cost $15. This was not our first visit, and certainly we'll dine there again. Our reservation through Open Table allowed us to be seated immediately. However, it is worth the wait if you just walk in.
Brought out of town visitors to one of o ...
Brought out of town visitors to one of our favorite seafood restaurants in Seattle. The visitors marvelled at the fishing ties and the choices offered up for dinner. Black cod was succulent and surrounded by a summers bounty of veggies. Another proclaimed the fish and chips some of the best ever, undoubtedly due to use of higher than usual quality Alaskan cod. And who would not go for the halibut as one knows that seas so can't last forever. By the way,the table shared 2 salads, which was more than enough due to very generous portions. Once again the neighborhood joint came through and impressed the guests from the Midwest. But if you're local, support this gem when the tourist season ends.
Love the Steelhead Diner. Food is amaz ...
Love the Steelhead Diner. Food is amazing every time. When dining this time we enjoyed the seafood gumbo, a weekly special, and the trout (serious yum). Also enjoyed cocktails and wine with dinner. Note that we find the tables in the dining are more comfortable than the booths.
Perhaps because we ordered the Fish and ...
Perhaps because we ordered the Fish and Chips, and not a pricier entree, along with a $12 house salad, we found the overall food quality only satisfactory.
Our server was pleasant, however, after spilling soy sauce on my brother, his professional skills were in question...
Nice enough place, but for the price, there are some better alternatives in the neighborhood.
So disappointed by the entire experience ...
So disappointed by the entire experience. The temperature of the restaurant was too hot. The water glasses were too small and infrequently refilled. The beer I tried to order was out, the two choices I asked for. Our appetizer was underwhelming and my meal was bland and overpriced. And our waiter was inattentive. And to top it off, I was forced to pay 20%. Will never go back. Will never recommend.
The atmosphere is something like a diner ...
The atmosphere is something like a diner, with Formica table tops in the large, 4-person booths, but not really like a diner in that the bar was well-stocked, the crowd generally well-heeled, and the food not like any diner I had been to.
One area where Steelhead Diner lives up to it's name is the myriad hand-tied flies and homages to great (I suppose) fly fishermen adorning the walls and barriers between the booths. The display at our booth included beautiful flies with descriptions of the materials used to make the flies and the tier's name.
We generally enjoyed our food, my date had a bowl of the Alaskan Razor Clam Chowder and I had the Kasu Marinated Oregon Black Cod, but felt both dishes were a bit salty for our tastes. I had an Elysian Men's Room Red, which was tasty, but a bit strong for my food. It was my choice, and I goofed. A blonde or pilsner would have gone much better with the cod.
The 20% service charge in lieu of a tip was somewhat surprising to us, but we found all the restaurants we visited during our stay had similar charges (ostensibly, this service charge is to cover Seattle's $15 minimum wage). One thing that was different was the division of the charge. The menu stated the service charge was divided as "at least 60%" (12% of total) to the server, 30% to the other "hourly team members" and the rest to "employee benefits", whatever those are. Other restaurants we visited indicated 100% of the service charge goes to the server. I applaud paying a living wage, but I would prefer it be included in the price of the food, as it is done in Europe, and allow me to tip as I see fit.
Overall, a nice experience, one we are inclined to repeat on our next visit to Seattle.
Our third evening at Steelhead during ou ...
Our third evening at Steelhead during our month long stay in Seattle. We really enjoy the laid back diner atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive. But the food is the star ... great clam chowder and outstanding fish specialties ... this evening we had the Black Cod. And you can't leave without dessert ... tonight it was the orange cheesecake and the Cherry bomb. If you can time your dinner around sunset, request one of the corner tables overlooking the Sound.
The food here is so good you want to ign ...
The food here is so good you want to ignore anything else. The staff is friendly, attentive and accommodating. This is a popular spot and gets crowded, so make a reservation . Visited three times, twice for lunch and once for dinner with a party if nine. Was only in Seattle four nights, so that should tell you something. The clam chowder is to die for. My personal favorites: salmon cake appetizer, red beans and rice. A friend from New Orleans had the salmon entree and said it was the best she'd ever had. It's not a dark, intimate place to have a quiet or romantic or business discussion type of dinner. It's an upscale diner done right. Definitely worth a visit.
Steelhead Diner was packed with large gr ...
Steelhead Diner was packed with large groups when we ate there last Thursday night. The restaurant was loud; loud as in you have to raise your voice so the person across the table can hear you loud. My son really liked his fried chicken. My gumbo and salad were mediocre. Prices are high. For my money, Tavolata in Belltown was a much better value.
Outstanding menu featuring local special ...
Outstanding menu featuring local specialties and Southern Fried Chicken with brown gravy and the perfectly baked (with crusty edges) mac and cheese. End with Theo chocolate pecan pie and orange creamsicle cheesecake.
We were seated at the seemingly second w ...
We were seated at the seemingly second worst table in the whole restaurant, right where the servers walk to go into the kitchen & right next to the thermostat. It was like eating next to a busy highway - always someone rushing by, a server hiding in the corner from their tables, servers chugging giant bottles of water as they walked by, or someone messing with the thermostat. There were plenty of other tables open - we should have asked to be moved but didn't. :(
Fries were terrible but the other parts of dinner were good. Drink menu is bizarre. I settled on plain water out of desperation.
The location was conveniently close to o ...
The location was conveniently close to our hotel and the food was good (not great). The biggest disappointment about the restaurant was the cleanliness. Both my wife and my silverware was very dirty and we had to ask for new settings. Additionally we were given dirty plates and cups that had to be swapped out as well. In general the appearance of the restaurant didn't seem very clean either. Lastly, like many Seattle restaurants they automatically add the gratuity to your bill so the service was so-so. I wouldn't go back or recommend this place to a friend unfortunately.
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