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Kells Irish Restaurant

1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1916
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Ranked #436 of 3,432 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, British
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia
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.
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68% Recommend
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English first
Ambler, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Stopped into this Irish bar near Pike Place Market in order to watch a World Cup match. The servers all seemed to sport Irish accents, and the food was Irish-influenced. The Salmon and beet salad plate was delicious.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great Irish bar on one side & restaurant on the other. They had 100+ whiskies behind the bar. My husband was in heaven. They had Smithwick's & Guinness on tap. We spent several hours there & had a reasonable bill. Bought a great sweatshirt there too. This is a must go place!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We found this little place on Post Alley just when we needed a bite. It isn't the best Irish pub I've ever been to, but they have Guinness and it's cold. Service was good, and the food was good enough.

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Keyport, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Owner was very nice , but bartender hadn't a clue about how to pour a drink. Poor fella. Place looked a little dingy. Im sure it was great in its day, but the even the Kells beer was stale.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice respite after walking the market. We sat outside and enjoyed the beer, a bite to eat and the people watching.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice location near the market. Live music with good beer and delicious pasty's. Would defiantly go back

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Chehalis, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am not a scotch drinker, but there were many to choose from. I tried the pear ale and it was so very good. We had heard about the bar during our Haunted Tour of Pike Place Market and had to see for ourselves. No ghosts that night, but the atmosphere and the drinks were good.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is always a nice place to stop and catch your breath when doing all of the obligatory touristy things in Post Alley. They have good beer and good food and often live music.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great place to stop by for break after exploring Pike Place. It has a great atmosphere and good food. I recall the beer selection being a little limited, but they had their own amber brew that wasn't too bad. All in all a great stop while you're exploring.

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Port Murray, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Needed a cold one after shelping around Pikes all morning...Kells fit the bill perfectly with a great selection of suds and Celtic Food...the food was good and we left there feeling happy :)

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