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Kells Irish Restaurant

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1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 (Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia)
206 728 1916
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Description: Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar is one of Seattle's favorite hideaways....
Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar is one of Seattle's favorite hideaways. Situated in Post Alley above the historic Pike Place Market, Kells is a fine way to round up a day's sightseeing or browsing at the market. The pub is always alive with folks cooling off after a day's work. The restaurant will be sure to remind you of the Old Country with its warm, cozy atmosphere and traditional surroundings. There's also a patio outside that's a great place to feel the breeze from the Sound and the buzz of the marketplace. We also have a grand celebration every St. Patrick's Day. Kells proudly serves Seattle's largest Single Malt Scotch collection.
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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice pub atmosphere

Although it looks a little dingy at first this place is actually cosy and welcoming. We sampled familiar food (cottage pie, potato soup and a pasty) which was all nice. The service was fine (a little rushed as they were busy) and it was reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn G
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it looks a little dingy at first this place is actually cosy and welcoming. We sampled familiar food (cottage pie, potato soup and a pasty) which was all nice. The service was fine (a little rushed as they were busy) and it was reasonably priced.

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Thank Kathryn G
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started in Buffalo and also lived in Philly for a few years, having said this I actually dislike Buffalo-Chicken cheesesteaks. Give me wings OR a steak...not a mediocre combo of the two :D Something to do with the ratio of sauces in this sandwich is always is off. However the chef at Kells, Pete makes an amazing Buffalo Chicken... More 

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Thank kevin k
BELLEVUE
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleagues and I love hitting this place for happy hours and celebrations. The environment is friendly, the food is tasty, and the owners often come and chat with us. Also, if you're a [European] football fan, the games are always playing. Love this place!

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Thank Raingal7
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG we went back for more sausage rolls and good whiskey each day of our stay. Appy hour was great, the food was awesome, loved everything we tried......did i mention the sausage rolls?

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Thank KittyVan333
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

First off, the food is absolutely outstanding! Then comes the service. Our server was absolutely one of the most personable people I have ever met. She engaged in conversation and that made our night that much better! Definitely will be back!

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Thank Rkraw22
Washington
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168 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to watch the Seahawks game and have some lunch. There were several different lunch items ordered in addition to the Shepards pie I tried. The Shepards pie was fabulous and it came with a delicious cup of soup. All of the food was great and our service was pretty good even though he was the only server... More 

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Thank Dan S
Kent, Washington
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160 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I had the steak and kidney pie, because it is something I do not fix. It was very good. The others in the party enjoyed their lunch, though the pasties were a bit flat tasting. Our daughters says that is the way they are supposed to taste? It is crowded and noisy later in the afternoon.

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Thank Senioronabudget
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We went there on a Saturday. There was as great crowd, great live bluegrass/irish music. We would recommend it to others.

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Thank jamie w
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

They had live music, all the traditional Irish brews and whiskeys and nice place to toss a few back. It was a slow crowd night but it was perfect for us.

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Thank Mikeofokc
Rochester, Minnesota
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We always enjoy stopping at Kells, an inviting little pub just around the corner from Pike Place Market. Their menu has authentic options such as Steak & Kidney Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Irish Stew, and everyting tastes great. They always have something nice to wash it down too, such as interesting local beers, Guinness, or Smithwick's on tap,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
    (Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206 728 1916

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar is one of Seattle's favorite hideaways. Situated in Post Alley above the historic Pike Place Market, Kells is a fine way to round up a day's sightseeing or browsing at the market. The pub is always alive with folks cooling off after a day's work. The restaurant will be sure to remind you of the Old Country with its warm, cozy atmosphere and traditional surroundings. There's also a patio outside that's a great place to feel the breeze from the Sound and the buzz of the marketplace. We also have a grand celebration every St. Patrick's Day. Kells proudly serves Seattle's largest Single Malt Scotch collection.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?