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Kingfish Cafe

602 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112-4009 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-320-8757
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Ranked #423 of 3,443 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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English first
Oxford, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My friend had been to this place before and so we went. It is a funky place which is great but it was a bit warm. I had a drink called an Evangeline, and I like cocktails but I have had much better medications and could not finish it! I had the gussied up liver and onions which I enjoyed... More

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Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was anticipating a great meal and good service. I got neither. Perhaps it was a bad night. The service was slow and not attentive (other than the bus boy). We were a party of four adults, not one if us could eat the cornbread or sides! The collard greens were stiff & chewy. The potato salad and coleslaw had... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Kingfish Cafe came highly recommended so we ventured there. GREAT atmosphere (no a/c) and super nice staff. Slow service but that didn't matter as we weren't in a hurry. Ordered fried chicken - big mistake. VERY overdone, super dry, and rock hard. Over priced - 2 corn muffins $3.50 and not that good anyhow! Sorry but the adorable, cute decorations... More

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a nice dinner at Kingfish Café on a recent Thursday night. My wife had the ribs and I had the fried chicken. Both were excellent The ribs had potato salad and corn bread the chicken and potato salad and greens. I tasted my wife's ribs and there we excellent, but the sauce is very rich and later in... More

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Mercer Island, WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Service was slow. Food was fair-to-middlin. Potato salad was very good. I liked the collards, but my wife, who is from the south, found them spicier than she liked them. The fried chicken was o.k., I've had better and I've had worse. The "pineapple upside down cake" looked like a large cake with a thin layer of pineapple on the... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The interior is nice with high ceiling and we went on a nice day - not hot so it was very comfortable. While the ambience is nice, we also need to have good food to go with it and disappointingly, the food was not satisfying. The portion seemed large only because of the collard green and potatoes that was piled... More

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So the food was good, the drinks were good, the decor was cool, but I am taking off a star for slow service. I enjoyed myself here a lot, but it took so long to get our check or to put in our orders. The chicken and waffles only come with 3 wings, but I was splitting it with my... More

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Rolling Hills Estates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I went with my (adult) son to celebrate his birthday and was pleased with his choice of restaurant. He warned me about the portion size so we skipped appetizers. I had the blackened salmon which was delicious and he had the shrimp and grits which was stunning. We ate outside next to a beautiful window box and finished the meal... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

What a terrific first time experience! Couldn't resist ordering more & more from the Variety of appetizers & entrees. Crab cakes are crispy outside with creamy crab filling.. Loved the slightly spicy Caesar salad and My oh My the Gumbo was Beyond belief... Room left? Gotta have the dark chocolate cake with cool mint icing.. Yumm is the word for... More

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Reston, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I couldn't believe how quickly such great tasting food could happen! The fried chicken was the best ever. The pot pie was huge (it had to have been 8 or 9 inches) and perfectly cooked. The jambalya was equally oversized and wonderfully seasoned. Don't miss the red velvet cake or bread pudding.

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