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The Frontier Room

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2203 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1614
206-956-7427
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic RIBS!!!!!!!!!!

I asked my hotel concierge where to go for great ribs in Seattle and they were right... The Frontier rooms are easy to miss but you should look for them on 1st Avenue, not far from the Pike Place market because the ribs I had here were fantastic. I had a half rack of baby back ribs and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2014
432JJ_London
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I asked my hotel concierge where to go for great ribs in Seattle and they were right... The Frontier rooms are easy to miss but you should look for them on 1st Avenue, not far from the Pike Place market because the ribs I had here were fantastic. I had a half rack of baby back ribs and they were... More 

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Carlisle
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Saw the happy Hour sign on our way to Pike Place Market - typical tourists! Saw the Market, took a few pictures and headed back to check out The Frontier Room. Arrived toward the end of HH so the earlier crowd was gone. Chose outdoor seating, $3.00 wine, already a winner. Then decided to order a "light" supper. Pulled pork... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is a total dive and its so dark you can barely read the menu. The food was good, cornbread was extremely dry and the waiter Charlie was so slow it was absolutely ridiculous. Oh top of it when we looked at our bank account this morning Charlie decided to charge an extra 20% on our bank card even... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Hubby had pulled pork sandwich and I had smoked salmon burger. Yummy meats, greasy fries. Service was very slow, but they apologized and offered us to come back for a freebie later.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Frontier Room was an excellent dive bar in the 90s. I moved back to Seattle and its some cheesy BBQ joint. Service was great and helpful, but just change the name already. The Frontier Room in Seattle means something way different then what it is today. It was dark, seedy, and had an epic jukebox back in the day. Oh... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Excellent ribs, coleslaw, bacon wrapped prawns and potato salad. The music was spot on as well......

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

It may not be the best BBQ in Seattle but it's very good. The happy hour menu sports $6 to $10 versions of the same giant portions offered from the regular menu. The only difference is that no substitutions are allowed. For $10 I got a heaping plate of melt in your mouth brisket with slaw. Paired with a $3... More 

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Seattle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Rude bartenders and bouncer. Friend took sick while at the bar and the bouncer treated him like a criminal and forced him to leave. There's more than just the food at a restaurant. The people who run this place should be ashamed of themselves!! The owner has been nonresponsive to my attempts to reach him today. The impact to his... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Frontier Room is decorated in Southern Ranch style decor. The portions are very large with big racks of ribs with barbcue sauce. I felt the food was lacking a bit in flavour. The restaurant staff were friendly and the restaurant was an easy walk from Pike's Place Market.

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Tacoma, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Fabulous sandwiches and baby back ribs. The shrimp etouffee was expensive and uninteresting, but if you stick to the sandwiches and sides, you can't go wrong

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2203 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1614
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206-956-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?