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Eater Scenes: 'Almost Classy' Lowell's During Lunch Rush

[Photos: S. Pratt]

What started out as Manning's Cafeteria nearly 100 years ago is now Lowell's — a staple in Pike Place Market since 1957. The three-storied diner may be a little bit of a quandary for those trying to navigate, so here's the deal: the second floor offers traditional table service (and a bar), whereas the other two require you to place your order before seating yourself.

Besides a haven for traditional breakfasts and seafood-heavy lunches and dinners, Lowell's is one of the best spots for people watching, especially the second floor which has booths that overlook the market. And no, Lowell's is not "that diner" where Sleepless in Seattle was shot; that would be the Athenian next door.

Now, for your Greasy Spoons Week 2013 enjoyment, here's a photo gallery of Lowell's during one of its peak times: lunch (1:30 pm to be exact).

Lowell's Restaurant

1519 Pike Place, , WA 98101 (206) 622-2036 Visit Website