Steelhead Diner

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$30 and under
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Northwest
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.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
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Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Table wasn’t ready at reservation time. We then waited at the bar for 20 minutes—turns out the hostess had forgotten about us. Noisy place with limited menu, quite expensive. Service was spotty. Disappointing because it was recommended by locals.

J
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If you are looking for seafood, this is a good place to eat. The portions are generous and the kitchen is careful not to overcook the fish. Many items are locally sourced, the service was thoughtful and prompt, nothing sat under the heat lamps waiting for anything else in our order, The room is noisy, but enjoy the food and the view of Pike Place Market and save quiet conversation for another time and place.

n
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had brunch at Steelhead Diner and it was excellent. The service was terrific and food delicious. Great choices.

OT
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not as good as expected. Other than the crab & shrimp tater tots which were good, everything else was average.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving

W
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

How to describe the service...friendly? Adequate? Just not quite what I was hoping for....

MG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Our server was incredible. Very happy that they were open on Thanksgiving Day. Overall great experience!!

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Ambiance was OK, and the food was good, particularly the Brutus salad. But get yer fish 'n' chips at Ivars. Steelhead uses FAR too much batter and a bit too little fish.

P
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All 3 of us had a great dish, I will definitely go back again.

DS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good experience, but my table for two shared a server with a table for 10- it was hard to get things on a timely basis

A
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Although, server did not tell us his name he was really good. The food was delicious

SJ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

What happened to the poutine!!! It’s gone. Sigh :-(

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We wanted to try the Seattle restaurant week menu as it was the last day. We were seated promptly and placed our order. We were waiting quite a while for the main course when items identical to ours were delivered to the table next door. We had been seated long before that table. Needless to say, I think they gave our food to them. We commented to our server that we had been waiting quite a while and possibly could our food have been given to the wrong table? She said that they ordered the exact same things and thought ours would be out momentarily, which it was. All in all it was 40 minutes from when we sat down. Not exactly stellar turnaround for a lunch for folks with an hour lunch break. The food was good though and the server comped some of the fee.

T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Don't know what happened to the seafood, but the halibut was watery and flavorless as though thawed and the Char special was worse. Past experience was good but will not plan to return.

DJ
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The menu was limited in regards to providing a variety of fresh grilled fish dishes .

So no Steelhead fish even it is their name!

20% tip added without providing that level of service.

MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The simple grilled halibut and roasted veggies are AMAZING!

WM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and professional.

OT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a great place to eat. Great service and nice array of food options on the menu.

RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Interesting menu, unfortunately lacking taste. Some items were delicious, but most of what I had was disappointing and flavorless. I had the crab and shrimp tator tots as well as a crab cake and a cup of clam chowder. The crab dishes were tasteless and really need some TLC. The chowder was ok, but nothing special. My friends truffled new potatoes were quite tasty, but for the most part the dishes were meh.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

In town for a conference and the food was very good.

M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience for my out of town guests. Chef Anthony killed it in the kitchen. Thank you!!!!

m
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined here the last night in Seattle before heading to the penninsula and were very pleased with the meal we had. We were very fond of the seat we sat at right in front of the kitchen where all the action is. We started off with an order of the warm sourdough bread..so good, we then split the fried chicken with the spinach...stellar dish. added a side of baked mac and it was a done deal. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert. But i thoroughly enjoyed the vibe and the food here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great! Happy hour menu was delicious!

SK
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service great and nice views of the Market. The food was so good- we each shared a different fish dish- we asked for a cooking class.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to steelhead with a large group from work. We found the service to be impressive, the interactions with the staff very positive and the food was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

This used to be a favorite spot, but this trip was disappointing. Went for brunch Sunday late morning. Not enough breakfast options. Also very sad to see they don't have poutine anymore as it used to be the best in town. Now they call it "Fries & Gravy" with no cheese curds. Big bummer. The restaurant was busy but not packed, but there were long gaps between visits from our server who was not very personable. All in all underwhelming but expensive. Guess they are catering to the tourist crowd. I doubt we locals will be back.

DT
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good but over priced

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Seahawks pre-game lunch. We’re from out of town.

GD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. Service a little spotty. Will continue going frequently.

D
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We reserved a table for 12 people and we're able to make the reservation through OpenTable which was nice. Restaurant was scenic in a nice location. Everyone enjoyed the food.

CC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Our food was excellent. Service fell off a bit after receiving our entrees; though the server was very helpful and friendly. We were seated right away and enjoyed out time at Steelhead, where we frequently go to lunch.

i
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Despite the system crash they were incredibly friendly and made sure our experience was a great one

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got appetizers, entrees, and desserts and the level of quality was consistent. Food was great!

SM
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were visiting Seattle and Steelhead was recommended as an excellent place for seafood. Absolutely true. I had the king salmon and it was worth every cent, perfectly prepared, moist and mild. We also had a clam chowder that was very good although it had too much pepper for my taste (I’m extremely sensitive to pepper; it wouldn’t bother most people). We arrived about 30 minutes early and expected to wait in the bar, but they got us right in. The wait staff was attentive without hovering. We loved it.

LM
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great location with great food and drinks!

K
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a wonderful outdoor table - food was great

OT
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 8 people and everyone was happy with the available menu choices and all the food was excellent. Great energy and location.

EM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good location, nice limited views, excellent fish dishes (the salmon, trout, and halibut are always done perfectly).

CJ
Naples
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with very good service. Noise level & ambiance excellent. Food ok....priced too high.