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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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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Perfect meal. The chef and staff are hig ...
Perfect meal. The chef and staff are highly skilled and the seafood fresh as well as paired well. Michael is the best of servers and his 2 partners discreet and pleasant. Perfect timing Love our local restaurant. We'll be back.
BEST Fish I have ever tasted!
Chef Tony created the most amazing Halibut I have ever enjoyed, or any fish dish! I have traveled the world several times over and hands down, the Best! Our server Bobbi, was a hoot and made our mother's birthday very enjoyable. Wines, dessert, special salmon fin starter, just simply incredible experience. The restaurant is casual chic and very inviting.
Great ambiance and food, notable wine li ...
Great ambiance and food, notable wine list.
The overall dining experience was the ex ...
The overall dining experience was the excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The kitchen was slow but our party was large and the restaurant was busy. We've eaten here before and this experience fortified our positive opinion.
Best meal in a looong time! Nice work on ...
Best meal in a looong time! Nice work on the troll caught salmon!
This restaurant is located at Pike's Pla ...
This restaurant is located at Pike's Place Market with a great view of the street - nice ambiance. The food was ok, but my husband had been craving cioppino and we have never had this dish served with celery and carrots, so the flavor was a bit off. I had the pasta which was tasty.
Overall a moderate dining experience. Gr ...
Overall a moderate dining experience. Great location in the market. The halibut seemed under-seasoned and was mushy. The staff was very friendly, but we had ask a few times for silverware.
Not what I had hoped for
Read really good reviews on Trip Advisor. So my wife and I thought we'd give this place a shot before going to a late show. We each ordered fish and chips. What we received was not what I had hoped for. on each plate, there were 2 pieces of fish, with batter so grease soaked that the supplied napkin was just not up to the task, paired with what looked, smelled and tasted like a large order of McDonald's fries. A couple of positives.. 1. I told the manager about my disappointment, and even though I told her that I was not asking for a discount, she discount the bill (the service rating of 3 stars). However, I can't believe the kitchen manager would allow this food out of the kitchen. 2. My wife likes McDonald's fries.
Awesome black cod! Lovely terrace! Maybe ...
Awesome black cod! Lovely terrace! Maybe extended wait for main course, but worth it!
Good place for Business Guests
I've had some spotty service, but all in all, this place is great and food is good. This trip, everything was nicely done and service was excellent. From the appetizers to the main courses, it was all nicely prepared as requested and delicious.
Sitting on the outdoor patio was a great ...
Sitting on the outdoor patio was a great addition to the experience.
Service was poor- waiter seemed unpleasa ...
Service was poor- waiter seemed unpleasant. 3 different waiters tried to deliver food to our table that did not belong to us. Water wasn't re-filled until almost end of meal.
Fried Chicken was just awesome, tasty as ...
Fried Chicken was just awesome, tasty as well as healthy...
The best! Can't wait to go back
The best! Can't wait to go back
Outstanding service, with helpful menu r ...
Outstanding service, with helpful menu recommendations
Great atmosphere and the food is fantastic!
We went to Steelhead for a birthday lunch. It was Seattle Restaurant week so we all ordered off of the special menu. We were happy to see that the portion sizes were fantastic, as many restaurants participating in the event tend to give really small portions. Our server was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a celebration.
A Consistent Performer
I have been disappointed of late in every other restaurant that I have been to since many restaurants have gone to automatically charging a 20% gratuity. I have found that the level of service in each location has gone down, often dramatically, perhaps as servers realize that their tip won't be affected by their effort or lack thereof. My only recourse is to never return to those establishments. Thus, I am very happy to say that I have been to Steelhead twice since the change and on both occasions the servers have truly earned every penny of that included gratuity. My kudos to the staff at Steelhead. I will be returning. Perhaps even more frequently than before.
Great place for a nice dinner.
The Steelhead Diner was a great option for Seattle Restaurant Week. They were full and we were a few minutes late for our reservation, and they were gracious, welcoming, and didn't push us to finish dinner. Dishes were very well done, and I loved the focus on local ingredients and wines.
Not bad, but not great.
Not bad, but not great.
Our go to for quintessential Seattle far ...
Our go to for quintessential Seattle fare for several years now. Restaurants come and go in this town with great rapidity, but this is a mainstay due to very consistent, excellent food. Crab cakes and the Mac and cheese are a must!!!
Super reliable great food every time!
Steelhead Diner is always a great dining experience that works fabulously for all ages and stages of diners. The black cod was exceptional and I could not keep my fork out of my dining partner's pasta.
The clams were very good but the salads ...
The clams were very good but the salads were heavily dressed. The fish and chips were heavy on the batter. Portions were very large so be prepared to share. Excellent wine selection. Excellent service and advice.
Shrimp and crab tater tots were awesome!
Shrimp and crab tater tots were awesome!
Sunday Early Evening Dinner
A friend was in from out of town and we were walking the Pike Place Market. Perfect spot, not stuffy, great food recommend the Shrimp and Crab Tater Tots, my salad with pear was beautiful and the guys had fish and chips plus a little broccoli. All items were delish.
Been going here since they opened, it's always fun and great food too!
The food presentation here is WEIRD!
How on earth does one begin to approach the house salad. Potatoes served UNDER the fatty steak? Sole looked like a sea cucumber. VERY UNAPPETIZING!
Steelhead Diner is ok
Have eaten at Steelhead Diner before. It's an average level restaurant. Went with a group of friends after a meeting. I had the Cioppino - shrimp were way over cooked.
An Excellent Choice Find in Pike Place Market Area
I took my co-worker to lunch and we both had the most enjoyable meal and wait person. I would recommend to anyone to go and try for themselves to see if they have the same type of enjoyable service and food experience. The only thing I would recommend is to make sure you get a window seat to take in all the ambiance of such a great find that the Pike Place Market arena offers especially the view of Puget Sound! ENJOY!!!
Very slow service
I have recommended this venue in the past, but this lunch we just got forgotten. It took over 50 minutes for us to get our lunches after ordering, while those around us who were seated after us all got served. No one approached us to explain any problem and even after we started asking all we were told was the kitchen was backed up (which does not explain everyone else getting served first). Three out of four of us were regular diners at this venue but we were very discouraged on this visit.
Upscale diner food. All the food and dri ...
Upscale diner food. All the food and drinks we ordered were really delicious however our waiter was not the most attentive. Had an overall great experience.
Dropped by here for lunch and was happy ...
Dropped by here for lunch and was happy to find this place. When travelling it's sometimes hard to find a last minute reservation after walking all over Downtown Seattle but the Steelhead Team accommodated us right away! Everyone was very kind and more importantly, the food was tasty.
Very good food, great location
Come here every time I'm in Seattle. Great fish option, but I somehow keep ordering the Souther Fried Chicken (where else can I order that???).
Great lunch spot
Took advantage of the Dine Around Seattle and met friends here for lunch. Service, food and view were excellent. I just knocked off one star for value, because I'm not sure I would come here for lunch if there wasn't some kind of deal going on. Some regular lunch entrees were the price of the three course Dine Around Seattle lunch. I liked their non alcoholic beverages as well.
Won't go there again.
Went there with friends for a dinner on Sunday night.The place was cold, the service very slow and we expected more from the food.Won't go there again. over advertised place for no reason
First time, friendly efficient service. ...
First time, friendly efficient service. Great oysters, crab shrimp tater tots tasty. Rib eye juicy and cooked to order, our party also loved fish and chips. A nice night out.
We went for a group birthday and really ...
We went for a group birthday and really enjoyed our time! They were very accommodating, and we were pretty needy. Great service, great food and great ambiance.
Fun restaurant in great Pike Market location
We enjoyed a very nice dinner prior to a symphony concert at the Steelhead Diner. Both the food and service were very good. The menu was creative and featured a number of interesting offering. The bar was lively and it was clear that there were a number of regulars enjoying dinner there. We will be back.
Abominable service; hour long wait for food
Long wait times for food coupled with inexcusable and inept service means we won't return. Ignored after we were seated...had to go to the bar ourselves to get a beer. When one member of our party asked why her trout wasn't deboned, the server laughed and said "It's more fun to watch the customers try to do it." We arrived at 5:30 so it wasn't busy. Food finally came at 6:30.
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