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
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.
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.
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