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Kells Irish Restaurant

1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1916
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Ranked #485 of 3,444 restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $0 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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179 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This review is for the restaurant part. Come to this place not expecting much, as an experience. Came with my wife after our friends recommendation. Food was fantastic: ordered seafood pasties and stew. Server's name was Mckenzie. She was fantastic - friendly without falseness, quick and attentive. A+! We liked it a lot and decided to come back. On our... More

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Newport Beach CA
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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a spot to get a bit to eat near pike place market on a very hot August Saturday. This place which is 1/2 block up Stewart fit the bill. Cool and empty in the mid afternoon my husband and I had delicious sandwiches. The atmosphere is perfect for a local Irish pub. The service was quick.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Exceptional atmosphere. Bar service is slow as there seems to only ever be one barman but the crowd are always great fun and I make sure I return every time I am in Seattle.

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Tampa, FL
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166 reviews 166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Kell's is located just off Pike Place, but very close. Sitting outside is good for people-watching. Good beer selection. Shepherd's Pie was mediocre...pretty dry.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A proper rustic Irish pub, owned by a long-time Irish lady resident in Seattle. Authentic Irish dishes and beers, clean but traditionally aged panelling etc but none the worse for that. They have some Irish waiters. They don't hurry you to order and are quire happy to amber across to check on you over a good period of time with... More

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Fresno, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

So, we had heard that Kell's was a "pretty good" Irish pub. That was not our experience. Our food was mediocre in flavor and we both felt sick after eating there. We will not return.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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