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The Frontier Room

2203 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1614 (Belltown)
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Ranked #1,390 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $24
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Belltown
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37 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

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

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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