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 Dining, 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
The mahi mahi was delicious and cooked p ...
The mahi mahi was delicious and cooked perfectly.
The chicken had great flavor and was very tender.
The pecan pie was very good but maybe better if served warm. It was a little hard.
The appetizers had no flavor, cauliflower soup and fried polenta.
Steelhead has a super location looking o ...
Steelhead has a super location looking over at Pike Place Market.
Good local food, the mushroom pasta I had was huge, tasty, a bit
on the spicy side which I really like, and the beers great. We
had a super window table looking over the Market, great servers.
I read quite a few positive reviews for ...
I read quite a few positive reviews for Steelhead Diner so decided to give it a try. Our wait person, sorry to say I have forgotten his name, was terrific. Very personable and attentive. The salmon cake was well prepared, the clam chowder my friend ordered was also well prepared. We both ordered the Baby Greens and Star Crimson Pear salad. A little too much vanilla in the dressing for me, but still nice. I'm sure we will be back.
The food was good, but it was incredibly ...
The food was good, but it was incredibly slow. Waited at least 45 minutes, probably a little longer. For breakfast. We got eggs and a sandwich, not a stew or anything that needed a very long time to get right and put together.
Enjoyed fish and chips, salmon, clam cho ...
Enjoyed fish and chips, salmon, clam chowder, wedge salad......no complaints on the food or wait staff. All good!!! Noise level made conversation difficult, but we didn't care. Next time in Seattle we will return!!!
My first time in Seattle. Knowing very ...
My first time in Seattle. Knowing very little about the area, it was close to PPM and walking distance from hotel. Had a very nice meal. I do feel that the beers were priced fairly, however the wine was a bit too high for my taste at $12/glass. $8-$10 seems to be more in line.
Good place to go when out and about in t ...
Good place to go when out and about in the market. The food was good - the cubano sandwich was really quite good and it was enough shared between two people. Overall everyone in our lunch party enjoyed their meals.
Had such a good experience at Steelhead ...
Had such a good experience at Steelhead that we returned a few evenings later for dinner again! The first time, there were no tables available, so we sat at the bar and dined. Our server, who was also the bartender, was great. Found a delicious Albariño on the wine list and we both ordered the Sole over garlic mashed potatoes. Outstanding! Fish was crispy and delicious and perfectly cooked, as were the creamy potatoes. Enjoyed the Concord grape sorbet for dessert. The night before we left Seattle, we decided to go back because we couldnt get that first meal off our minds! Made a reservation this time and were seated in a comfy booth. Found another nice wine on their reasonable list. I ordered the sole again and it was just as delicious the second time around. My husband enjoyed his black bass dish very much also. Highly recommended!
Both of our meals were the worst we have ...
Both of our meals were the worst we have had in years. The fish and chips was fishy tasting and greasy, The chicken parm sandwich had a very thin piece of chicken and was tasteless and greasy. On top of this, we were charged an automatic 20% tip! I missed this on the menu so be forewarned! The place was so noisy we could barely hear each other. Over $60. For this slop!
We were a little disappointed that there ...
We were a little disappointed that there weren't any tables with views available (looked like the restaurant was preparing for large groups); my husband and I had been apart for 2 months - it was his welcome back to Washington for FISH!!! I'd requested a view table.
The fish 'n chips was great, the fries just so-so. Great waitress, friendly & attentive.
Service was atrocious on a non-busy Sund ...
Service was atrocious on a non-busy Sunday night. Took the waiter around 20 minutes to refill water. Asked for a soup spoon which never came. And he did not come around to inquire about the food after all the dishes arrived. Perhaps that's what service at Steelhead's is when a compulsory gratuity is included regardless of party size.
Started off with the crab and shrimp tat ...
Started off with the crab and shrimp tater tots. Total fail. The shrimp, if there were any, were pulverized into a paste, and any hint of crab was totally lost. Sounds so good, but just terrible. My wife got a salmon cake which was fishy, and a salad with goat cheese which was decent. I got the pork chop and it was swimming in a dish of very funky sauce, and was a tad undercooked. Service was fair, prices were high, don't need to go back here ever again.
I was surprised by the Automatic 20% ti ...
I was surprised by the Automatic 20% tip included, I didn't think the service was spectacular, crowded and a little slow. I was not told of this practice ahead of time, and don't care for that. I always tip at least 15% and more if I think the service warrants. Our food was good, no complaints there.
This is a great casual place near the Pi ...
This is a great casual place near the Pike Market for seafood. I highly recommend the black cod dish if it is available. We had a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed the food. The ambiance is kind of like a diner but I do not mean that in a bad way.
We had a reservation for when they opene ...
We had a reservation for when they opened and were very excited to eat there as it had been some time for all of us since we had tried Steelhead Diner. We arrived at our reservation time and a staff person came to the door to say " they weren't quite open yet, but soon." We waited 15 more minutes and they appeared to be holding a staff meeting. No one would open the door even though it was past time for their opening. When we turned to leave a staff person saw us and came and opened the door saying " one moment". I told him to go ahead and cancel my reservation as we did not wish to wait any longer. We walked across the street for a lovely lunch, one I will write up soon. They should know there is LOTS of competition out there.....just dumb!
I have been to Steelhead Diner many time ...
I have been to Steelhead Diner many times, and I feel like it has changed a lot in the last year or so. The food is definitely not as good as it used to be - it seems more like greasy diner food. The crowd has also changed - where it used to be a good mix of locals and tourists, it is now almost exclusively tourists, which is never a good sign in Seattle. (To clarify - we love our tourists! However, because there is so much food choice in Seattle, only the best quality restaurants attract the locals.)
We took out of town friends to Steelhead ...
We took out of town friends to Steelhead Diner and it was so good. They enjoyed it!
It is just up the street from Pike's Market which they wanted to visit. The chowder is
a winner anytime. Pence peach salad was excellent.
Been to Steelhead Diner a few times, and ...
Been to Steelhead Diner a few times, and it's always been decent. This is the first time that we did dessert afterwards, and that was honestly quite disappointing. Had we known, we would've got dessert elsewhere.
Everything else, though, was fantastic. The food was great and the service was stellar.
Incredibly poor service. The waiter vir ...
Incredibly poor service. The waiter virtually ignored my guests who were visiting from overseas and had some difficulty with fast paced English. In fact, we had to ask him to return to the table to take their orders.
salads were nice and flavorful. Main courses were very over salted. Halibut was overcooked and very dry.
Enjoyed sitting outside on the mini-pati ...
Enjoyed sitting outside on the mini-patio -- a true summer experience in Seattle! Had a wonderful waiter and we both enjoyed our salads and vino. Fun lunch spot, no matter what the season. Love the menu, very creative!
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.
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