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Kells Irish Restaurant

1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 728 1916
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Ranked #406 of 3,492 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, British
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dropped in last night unexpectedly. The service and food was wonderful; our server was so sweet and very attentive. I had the shepherds pie and he had a delicious fish/scallop dish. Dark, authentic Irish bar/pub section with the warm and inviting restaurant on the other side. The owner, Ethna, came to our table to say hi,... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We visit Kell's every time we visit Seattle. The food is always good, tonight I had the bacon wrapped scallops and my husband had the halibut - both excellent. His Guinness was great, I had a hot chocolate which was also good. As always the service was friendly & helpful.

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Fort St. John, BC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We arrived in Seattle late Sunday night after a game. The pub was busy, so we chose the restaurant, as we were mostly seeking a meal. Our server was attentive and prompt, seated us and listed off the specials. My husband and I both ordered a pint of Guinness and the special of bacon wrapped scallops. The scallops were delicious... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went for lunch and a drink with a few friends. The lunch special was reasonably priced and delicious! We all got the Danny Boy which is corned beef and cabbage with a side or mashed potatoes and gravy. Add some mustard and horseradish and you're in heaven! Furthermore, the Guiness is poured beautifully and the atmosphere is just right. I... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Friends and I always try and make time for Kell's when we are in Seattle. The service is always friendly, staff upbeat, and the food is very good. Haven't heard the ghosts that are supposed to hang out there but we are always hoping for next time. Bottom line, great spot to hang out and eat and drink.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Keels always has good food. The Corned Beef was fantastic and the beer selection is always good too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went there with a group of co-workers and we ordered the entire Happy Hour half-price appetizer menu... everything was delicious. Portions were decent for the price. The beer was cold, service was steady and friendly, and the atmosphere was spot on for an Irish Pub. Great place to get a drink and a bite to eat, and even though they... More 

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Saxapahaw, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We sampled and drank copious amounts of fabulous single malts. Best selection in the city. Food was great too, but I hardly remember what we ate.

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Birmingham, England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were walking down a side street in Seattle when we saw Kells Irish Bar/Restaurant. Given it was lunch time we just popped in to see what they had on offer. We ordered from their lunch menu and each item came with soup. This worked really well, it was a home made soup and made a refreshing change from coming... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I stopped by for a quick lunch and we were so pleased with the food and particularly the service. the bartender, a young man, served us and made every effort to help us make the right decision for our meal. Food was delivered quickly and was very tasty. The server even helped us with the location of... More 

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Additional Information about Kells Irish Restaurant

Address: 1916 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206 728 1916
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, British

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