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
We love lunching here when we shop at Pi ...
We love lunching here when we shop at Pikes Place Market. Upscale casual with an attentive staff. Great gumbo, red beans and rice, and other favourite dishes according to menu and seasonal changes. Very accommodating and a great addition to the market neignbourhood.
this was with 3 grand kids, each with fo ...
this was with 3 grand kids, each with food likes and dislikes, allergies or other restrictions...but we each had lots of choices and all turned out great, again. although very busy with holiday coming and a shopping weekend, service very quick and attentive and personable. it's one of our favorite spots in the market ... never disappointed.
A repeat visit to this restaurant. I had ...
A repeat visit to this restaurant. I had the salmon which while pricey was very well prepared. The service is prompt and friendly, and the restaurant is a place where you can feel relaxed and still get first-class food.
Haven't been here in years, but everythi ...
Haven't been here in years, but everything was excellent.
The Cuban Sandwich was flavorful and a nice large portion.
Our Server was excellent. Friendly and attentive.
Only thing to be aware of is they ALL checks have a 20% gratuity added. Even for a party of two. I would have tipped 20% anyway, by didn't notice the amount before my companion and I calculated the bill and gave amounts to go on each Credit Card. I did find it on the Place Matt after the fact, but it would have been nice if the server had mentioned it.
Also saw that server get 60% of the tip and the balance goes towards benefits for the Employees. Not Cool in my opinion. Would much prefer my 10.00 sandwich was 12.00 and let me Tip at Will.
We love this restaurant in the heart of ...
We love this restaurant in the heart of historic Pikes Market in Seattle. There are always new goodies to choose from on the menu, but I love that there are also great standbyes like red beans and rice and gumbo (very Nola but with a NW twist). We frequant the retsuarant a lot after we shop in the downtown Seattle core and then on to visit vendors in Pikes Market. Unique and interesting and above all delicious.
A friend and I from the 3 for $33 Dine A ...
A friend and I from the 3 for $33 Dine Around Seattle menu. The butternut squash - coconut - curry soup was excellent - and it was piping hot. I chose mahi-mahi for the main course. It was a good-sized piece of fish about 3/4-1" thick and cooked to perfection - just done so that the inside was cooked, yet very moist. The top had strips of mild green chilies . Everything about the dish was a delight. I noticed this wasn't on their regular menu - I hope that changes!
The service was impeccable. Our waiter, Jai, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our water glasses were always full and the service staff was unobtrusive. We never felt rushed.
We look forward to going again and ordering from the regular menu.
This is the third time I've been to the ...
This is the third time I've been to the Steelhead Diner (pro tip: it's not a diner) and it has become my go-to place in Seattle. It's conveiently located right near the convention center and Pike Place Market; the food is contemporary American/Nortwest and always delicious and interesting. My favorite thing is the vibe: it's a fun and relaxed place with great food; it's more comforting than challenging, but while still feeling foodie enough for most everyone.
6 adults and an eleven year old boy. Po ...
6 adults and an eleven year old boy. Pork tenderloin, ,Crab tater tots, Salmon cake were all very good. 2 of our group enjoyed the black cod,duck and steak were also very good. The young man really enjoyed the cioppino!
We had a 6:30 reservation for my mother' ...
We had a 6:30 reservation for my mother's birthday and they started off by informing us they were out of fish and chips. Really, at 6:30 in a place next to the fish market? They recovered with great food but I chose this place because that's all my mom wanted- fish & chips. That being said, I would definitely go back.
This has always been one of my favorites ...
This has always been one of my favorites when I visit Seattle. As a transplant from New Orleans getting good red beans and rice is a highlight. Unfortunately, this visit did not live up to my previous trips in. My red beans were tasty but arrived room temp at best (removed from the bill - good customer service). My fried chicken was really good but my son's ragout was average.
Everything at Steelhead was amazing. Th ...
Everything at Steelhead was amazing. The service was great about checking in, making sure we needed drinks or more water but also left us alone so we could talk without constant interruptions. The food was amazing as well!
Normally I love this place, but it just ...
Normally I love this place, but it just wasn't up to it's usual standards, it seemed. Bloody Mary was made with a mix and too salty, the razor clam chowder had too much truffle oil and not enough clams, and the batter on the fish and chips was good until it cooled and then it was just tough. I wont give up on it though, because I love their menu and hope this day was an anomaly.
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.
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