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602 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112-4009
206-320-8757
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Ranked #451 of 3,511 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
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
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255 reviews 255 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sad, sad, sad. This was a great little soulful southern restaurant and a gathering spot for musicians and anyone who loved jazz. Bye, bye, Kingfish.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The family that runs this place are very warm, but this place is expensive and the food average at best. The comfort of the furniture is also a bit hit and miss.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is outstanding, the service is excellent and the cocktails are superior. Seattle has some of the best restaurants I have ever visited, but when it come to Southern style comfort food, nothing in Seattle holds a candle to Kingfish. The menu has a wonderful selection of appetizers and main courses, and there is something... More 

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Seattle
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What a delightful surprise! I went to Kingfish primarily because it was close to a concert venue and the idea of southern food sounded good. My expectations, given this is the Pacific Northwest, were not high. What I found was some of the best southern cooking I've had in many years and I've lived in Alabama and Texas for over... More 

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westcoast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Kingfish is one of those places that you can call a treasure. Seattle is a great food scene, but Southern comfort food is somewhat limited. We usually go for lunch, and mostly order the friend chicken salad, with an order of corn bread on the side. Doubtful you have ever had the dish prepared this way. It involves a "dressed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is one of my "go to" restaurants whenever I'm in the area or whenever I have friends in town. The waiters are always very friendly and attentive to our needs. The menu is wonderful and offers everything you could ask for in a soul food/southern restaurant. They often add specials depending on the season (their strawberry shortcake in the... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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220 reviews 220 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Located about 15 minutes away from the downtown Seattle area. I was curious to give this restaurant a chance for being owned by retired NBA basketball player Gary Payton after reading an article about former athletes restaurants to try. The restaurant was a slight challenge to locate. Didn't recall neon lights to spot restaurant driving in a residential neighborhood. Parking... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I really was set to love this place: I reviewed the menu online, loving the descriptions and attitude. And, I had heard good things from several people. I was set to go! Our party of four arrived at 8 pm on a Frida night, waited a bit for a seat, which was fine as we did not have reservations (note:... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is the third time I have been to the restaurant and this visit was disappointing. The meal was just so so and the restaurant was uncomfortable due to being too warm. I had the chicken salad and the chicken was good but the salad not so much...it was overdressed and the yams cold with little flavor. One of my... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my T's Sweet Tea Pork Chops in Molasses & Cherry BBQ Sauce. Then finished off with a wonderful dessert. Three couples and we all shared our different sides, all of which were very good even though I am not a fan of collard greens, these were good. This is another of Seattle's neighborhood gems.

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Additional Information about Kingfish Cafe

Address: 602 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112-4009
Phone Number: 206-320-8757
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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