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Pike Place Market is a magnet for tourists, but the dining options delight all visitors.
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15 Places to Eat at Pike Place Market, Seattle’s Enduring Icon

Piroshkis, pasta, and plenty of seafood

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Pike Place Market is a magnet for tourists, but the dining options delight all visitors.
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A joy for tourists and locals alike, Pike Place Market is a sprawling, sometimes confusing, vibrant collection of stalls and permanent establishments offering crafts and flowers, arts and entertainment, farmers and grocers and restaurants. And, yes, the famous flying fish. It’s easy to get lost spelunking through the depths of this historic icon, which covers far more ground than expected, and added more outdoor seating on the cobblestone streets during the pandemic. Here’s a list of the best pitstops (including a couple of restaurants on the immediate outskirts), listed from north to south.

Though all the restaurants and bars on the list offer takeout, a number have resumed limited outdoor or dine-in service as well, per current state mandates. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in Seattle, please visit the King County COVID update page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Pichet

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1933 1st Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 256-1499
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Le Pichet is an iconic, intimate French option perched at the outskirts of the market. Ideal for a casual evening dinner or an impromptu coffee date, the restaurant’s nostalgic menu is executed with precision. Diners must not miss the free-range roasted chicken in a buttery sauté with vegetables. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

2. The Pink Door

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1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-3241
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This Seattle classic continues to be a Pike Place favorite, serving up Northwest-inspired Italian fare in a moody, burlesque-influenced dining room. The famed spinach-pesto lasagna is always a great pick, while the linguine with clams is also a solid choice. On nice days, diners should try to get a seat on the charming outdoor patio to enjoy a cocktail. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

3. Piroshky Piroshky

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1908 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA
(206) 441-6068
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A portable delight, the impeccable buns at this incredibly popular chain usually draws long lines. The chicken, mushroom, and rice or the subtly spiced beef and onion versions are off-the-charts good, and the smoked salmon pate is wrapped in the adorable shape of a fish. There are lots of sweet treats, too, and a new Philly cheesesteak option. Open for takeout and free local delivery.

4. Le Panier

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1902 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA
(206) 441-3669
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The scent of buttery, soft, flakey croissants draws diners inevitably to one of the city’s top bakeries, but don’t be discouraged by the long lines, as they move quickly. From macarons to savory feuilletés, filled with vegetables like champignons or asparagus depending on the season, everything here is incredible, particularly the baguettes. Open for takeout.

5. Cafe Campagne

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1600 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-2233
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This longtime Pike Place wonder from chef Daisley Gordon is well-regarded for its dedication to classic Parisian fare. Locally sourced ingredients from the market go into preparations for classics such as crispy duck leg confit, beef bourguignon, and killer quiches, available as cook-at-home meals via takeout and delivery, as well as limited onsite dining.

6. Indi Chocolate

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1901 Western Ave D
Seattle, WA 98101
(425) 243-2089
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A little less conspicuous than some of the other popular Market stops, Indi is known for its single-origin chocolate bars and still holds up as one of the best chocolate shops in the U.S. alongside Theo. The café and confectionary offers everything from bark and nibs to spice rubs and body lotion. Open for takeout with curbside pickup and delivery via Doordash.

7. Beecher's Handmade Cheese

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1600 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA
(206) 965-1964
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This world-renowned cheesemaker features grab-and-go dairy delights and a show. Customers can ogle the fascinating cheesemaking process while noshing on perfectly piquant mac and cheese, an obvious favorite, or the Dungeness crab grilled cheese sandwich, all available for takeout. There are also many other retail options around the city.

8. Pike Place Chowder

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1530 Post Aly
Seattle, WA
(206) 267-2537
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Those lucky enough to arrive at this award-winning spot before the lines start forming should seize the opportunity to experience why the hype is justified. The standard New England chowder is unbelievable, as are the crab rolls, but for a truly Northwest experience, best to go for the heavenly smoked salmon and seafood bisque.

9. Radiator Whiskey

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94 Pike St Ste 30
Seattle, WA
(206) 467-4268
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Though the name suggests rotgut moonshine, the drink selection at this popular rustic sibling to Matt’s in the Market is spectacular. Substantial food options, such as fried pork shank and smoked chicken, are not to be missed (one can also order half of a smoked pig head). Open for takeout with curbside pickup and limited dine-in service.

10. Matt's in the Market

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94 Pike St
Seattle, WA
(206) 467-7909
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Overlooking the giant neon Public Market Center sign and boasting expertly-crafted Northwest seafood, this classic is a must for out-of-towners (the black cod and roasted halibut with avgolemono sauce are standouts). It’s open for takeout, with some expanded hours in the afternoon, and limited dine-in — just make sure to try for a window seat.

11. Oriental Mart

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1506 Pike Pl #509
Seattle, WA
(206) 622-8488
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Steps away from all the foot traffic, this half-market, half-deli quietly cooks some of the finest Filipino cuisine in the city. After years going without a menu, the three generation family-owned lunch counter got a little more structure. Not changing is the famed salmon collar sinigang from chef Leila Rosas, which helped earn this spot a James Beard Classics Award. Open for takeout.

12. Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

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1500 Pike St, #12
Seattle, WA
(206) 625-5006
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It’s hard to have a serious debate about the best yogurt in the city without invoking the name Ellenos. The plain version, thick and creamy, is so decadent it borders on dessert. But the real treat is the rotating lineup sweetened and overflowing with local fruits and flavors, from refreshingly tart lemon curd to crumbles of crunchy cookie and pie crust. Open for takeout.

13. Pasta Casalinga

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93 Pike St ste 201
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 445-2987
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Tucked away in a cozy location, this pasta purveyor’s rotating menu offers some of the best Italian fare in the city. Freshly made pastas (which are available for retail purchase) are complemented by a hand-selected lineup of Italian wines. Diners sure to check the website for menu updates and grab some grub in time for closing; service usually ends around 5 p.m. Open for takeout.

14. Jarrbar

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1432 Western Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 209-2239
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This tapas bar off Western Avenue rivals any other in the city. A romantic little charmer with candlelit tables and soulful grooves playing over the speakers, Jarrbar pairs inventive cocktails with small bites of tinned fish, canned fish, cheeses, serrano ham, and other cured meats. Open for takeout, delivery via Doordash, and limited dine-in (with some outside seating).

15. Alibi Room

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85 Pike St
Seattle, WA
(206) 623-3180
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Below the organized chaos of the fish throwers and past the dubious “attraction” of the gum wall, this standby serves some wonderful stone-fired pizza and stiff drinks. Open for takeout, limited dine-in, and delivery via Caviar, Doordash, and Uber Eats.

1. Le Pichet

1933 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

Le Pichet is an iconic, intimate French option perched at the outskirts of the market. Ideal for a casual evening dinner or an impromptu coffee date, the restaurant’s nostalgic menu is executed with precision. Diners must not miss the free-range roasted chicken in a buttery sauté with vegetables. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

1933 1st Ave
Seattle, WA

2. The Pink Door

1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

This Seattle classic continues to be a Pike Place favorite, serving up Northwest-inspired Italian fare in a moody, burlesque-influenced dining room. The famed spinach-pesto lasagna is always a great pick, while the linguine with clams is also a solid choice. On nice days, diners should try to get a seat on the charming outdoor patio to enjoy a cocktail. Open for takeout and limited dine-in.

1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Piroshky Piroshky

1908 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA

A portable delight, the impeccable buns at this incredibly popular chain usually draws long lines. The chicken, mushroom, and rice or the subtly spiced beef and onion versions are off-the-charts good, and the smoked salmon pate is wrapped in the adorable shape of a fish. There are lots of sweet treats, too, and a new Philly cheesesteak option. Open for takeout and free local delivery.

1908 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA

4. Le Panier

1902 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA

The scent of buttery, soft, flakey croissants draws diners inevitably to one of the city’s top bakeries, but don’t be discouraged by the long lines, as they move quickly. From macarons to savory feuilletés, filled with vegetables like champignons or asparagus depending on the season, everything here is incredible, particularly the baguettes. Open for takeout.

1902 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA

5. Cafe Campagne

1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

This longtime Pike Place wonder from chef Daisley Gordon is well-regarded for its dedication to classic Parisian fare. Locally sourced ingredients from the market go into preparations for classics such as crispy duck leg confit, beef bourguignon, and killer quiches, available as cook-at-home meals via takeout and delivery, as well as limited onsite dining.

1600 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101

6. Indi Chocolate

1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101

A little less conspicuous than some of the other popular Market stops, Indi is known for its single-origin chocolate bars and still holds up as one of the best chocolate shops in the U.S. alongside Theo. The café and confectionary offers everything from bark and nibs to spice rubs and body lotion. Open for takeout with curbside pickup and delivery via Doordash.

1901 Western Ave D
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Beecher's Handmade Cheese

1600 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA

This world-renowned cheesemaker features grab-and-go dairy delights and a show. Customers can ogle the fascinating cheesemaking process while noshing on perfectly piquant mac and cheese, an obvious favorite, or the Dungeness crab grilled cheese sandwich, all available for takeout. There are also many other retail options around the city.

1600 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA

8. Pike Place Chowder

1530 Post Aly, Seattle, WA

Those lucky enough to arrive at this award-winning spot before the lines start forming should seize the opportunity to experience why the hype is justified. The standard New England chowder is unbelievable, as are the crab rolls, but for a truly Northwest experience, best to go for the heavenly smoked salmon and seafood bisque.

1530 Post Aly
Seattle, WA

9. Radiator Whiskey

94 Pike St Ste 30, Seattle, WA

Though the name suggests rotgut moonshine, the drink selection at this popular rustic sibling to Matt’s in the Market is spectacular. Substantial food options, such as fried pork shank and smoked chicken, are not to be missed (one can also order half of a smoked pig head). Open for takeout with curbside pickup and limited dine-in service.

94 Pike St Ste 30
Seattle, WA

10. Matt's in the Market

94 Pike St, Seattle, WA

Overlooking the giant neon Public Market Center sign and boasting expertly-crafted Northwest seafood, this classic is a must for out-of-towners (the black cod and roasted halibut with avgolemono sauce are standouts). It’s open for takeout, with some expanded hours in the afternoon, and limited dine-in — just make sure to try for a window seat.

94 Pike St
Seattle, WA

11. Oriental Mart

1506 Pike Pl #509, Seattle, WA

Steps away from all the foot traffic, this half-market, half-deli quietly cooks some of the finest Filipino cuisine in the city. After years going without a menu, the three generation family-owned lunch counter got a little more structure. Not changing is the famed salmon collar sinigang from chef Leila Rosas, which helped earn this spot a James Beard Classics Award. Open for takeout.

1506 Pike Pl #509
Seattle, WA

12. Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

1500 Pike St, #12, Seattle, WA

It’s hard to have a serious debate about the best yogurt in the city without invoking the name Ellenos. The plain version, thick and creamy, is so decadent it borders on dessert. But the real treat is the rotating lineup sweetened and overflowing with local fruits and flavors, from refreshingly tart lemon curd to crumbles of crunchy cookie and pie crust. Open for takeout.

1500 Pike St, #12
Seattle, WA

13. Pasta Casalinga

93 Pike St ste 201, Seattle, WA 98101

Tucked away in a cozy location, this pasta purveyor’s rotating menu offers some of the best Italian fare in the city. Freshly made pastas (which are available for retail purchase) are complemented by a hand-selected lineup of Italian wines. Diners sure to check the website for menu updates and grab some grub in time for closing; service usually ends around 5 p.m. Open for takeout.

93 Pike St ste 201
Seattle, WA 98101

14. Jarrbar

1432 Western Ave, Seattle, WA

This tapas bar off Western Avenue rivals any other in the city. A romantic little charmer with candlelit tables and soulful grooves playing over the speakers, Jarrbar pairs inventive cocktails with small bites of tinned fish, canned fish, cheeses, serrano ham, and other cured meats. Open for takeout, delivery via Doordash, and limited dine-in (with some outside seating).

1432 Western Ave
Seattle, WA

15. Alibi Room

85 Pike St, Seattle, WA

Below the organized chaos of the fish throwers and past the dubious “attraction” of the gum wall, this standby serves some wonderful stone-fired pizza and stiff drinks. Open for takeout, limited dine-in, and delivery via Caviar, Doordash, and Uber Eats.

85 Pike St
Seattle, WA

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