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Sound View Cafe

1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206 623 5700
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Ranked #808 of 3,446 Restaurants in Seattle
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Counter service with a great view of the sound. Crab cakes are quite good. The lemonade is good, but not spectacular. The salad bar looked great. The clam chowder seemed thickened with flour.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stuck in the market during lunch hour. It's a bit of a wait and very crowded; especially during tourist season. Please note -- this isn't a fast food restaurant so be patient. We ordered several items and were happy with the burger. Thick! We were very unhappy with the tuna fish sandwiches. When they served them, we thought they had... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The view from this place is unbeatable! The lines are long to order, and you can't sit at a table while someone else gets food, so you're in line and get to sit after you get food. It's a good system; we found a table right away. The food was very good. We had the crab cake burger, which was... More

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New York
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369 reviews 369 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

this place was recommended for lunch/breakfast and I ordered a vegetarian burger What I recieved was a thin slab of tasteless unedible mush on a fluffy tastless soft bun They should be embarrassed to call this food All I could have was one bite. My wife did have a salmon nicoise salad she said was decent

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived for brunch. The cafe had a rowdy group of tourists playing with the food and taking lots of photos. We ordered a vegetarian omelet and a plate of side orders for one because that person is a celiac. To receive the order they call out a name and you let them know. My companion thought his name was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was excellent and the view of the sound is amazing. We ordered our food at the counter then picked out a table next to the windows for a panaramic view of the water and sound. I got the chowder and a salad and both were fresh and homemade with ingredients right from the attached pike place market.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When we arrived at the Market, we were hungry and immediately started looking for a place to eat. I have to admit, we were looking for one of the higher ranked restaurants in the Market but we were glad to find the Sound View. We both had some clam chowder and split an crab cake entree. Both of us agreed... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food was fine, but the wait after being seated was too long, and it was not that crowded. The waitress forgot to bring the soup, and somehow forgot to substitute veggies for rice. Very casual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and had the club sandwich - highly recommend it, one of the best clubs I've had in as long as I can remember. The weather in Seattle has been perfect during our visit and the view was incredible from the cafe which is situated near the fish market in Pikes market. Try the club!

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a great view of the setting sun and some really good seafood. The place is very small and the service was a little slow but a nice way to spend an hour relaxing and eating.

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