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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic feel

Came in too early for dinner after day of sightseeing and the owner was gracious and seated us anyway. A little short staffed at that hour (our own fault) but the one waitress was helpful and pleasant. The food was outstanding! Extensive beer choices. Great desserts

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
niamb12
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West chester OH
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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West chester OH
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Came in too early for dinner after day of sightseeing and the owner was gracious and seated us anyway. A little short staffed at that hour (our own fault) but the one waitress was helpful and pleasant. The food was outstanding! Extensive beer choices. Great desserts

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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is just a tourist trap for the tired and hungry who are plowing around Pike Place looking for a meal. The food was awful, and although the server was friendly, i would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. Go into the neighbourhoods, get away from this travesty, and find a restaurant worthy of Seattle's culinary reputation.

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Kelowna, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't enjoy writing negative reviews. Luckily, I rarely have to. Our server was probably the worst we have ever experienced. Our welcome was lovely at the door though. We had our appies, drinks, main course and left within 35mins. We watched another server helping customers at a nearby table and really considered moving over so we could have him.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As I promised Karen (mgr. at Kells). I would love to write great things about Kells, but when treated badly by the management, well that out weighs everything. Came in to Kells for what should of been a terrific time for St. Patrick's Day. Before entering you pay a cover charge of $20.00 which comes with a St. Patrick's Day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a pint, stayed for dinner and some traditional music. Top notch all around. The shepherd's pie and the Irish stew were great and the service was friendly and prompt.

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Orlando, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's what you would expect from an Irish Pub. Drinks were good and the atmosphere was more lively later into the evening. The Shepherds pie was good, and so was the service. Nothing super special, but a good option if you like Irish Pubs. There are 2 sides to the restaurant. One side is so quiet and if you walk... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This used to be a favorite. Not any more. Bartenders and servers overcharge: watch out. They hope you don't catch the "mistake." Sad place with new management.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Fun restaurant/bar located very close to the Seattle attractions. The drink selection was really good for beers and ciders and wine. The food, on the other hand, wasn't as good. The potato farl is an interesting dish to try but I wouldn't recommend any of the seafood dishes (surprisingly poor for a restaurant so close to the Pike Place Market.)

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Calgary, Alberta Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We just went and had a few beers to fell the vibe of the place. We had just taken a ghost tour and the guide took us by the pub and told us many creepy stories about the buildings origin. It definitely has a lot of character but can not comment much on the food. Service was good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a quick meal and a pint. Service was prompt. We sat downstairs as we entered off the alley and not 1st ave. Food was good. Hard to go too terribly wrong with Irish Stew and Shepard's pie. Atmosphere was buzzy, which I like. It was a Friday evening so there we some office workers letting off some steam... 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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?