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J & M Cafe

#268 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Pub, American, Bar
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201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 402-6654
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great music

The burgers are superb, the staff is nice. Had the luck to eat when the live music began, great band! The food is very reasonably priced. Loads of good local beers on tap.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers are superb, the staff is nice. Had the luck to eat when the live music began, great band! The food is very reasonably priced. Loads of good local beers on tap.

Thank Calle_Swed
Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion this is one of the tastiest restaurants in Seattle. After a visit to the Seahawks Stadium we opted for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon and were told to give it a try. From the embossed tin ceiling to the hardwood floors and the antique bar there was plenty to see. But the food, well we... More 

Thank tlyons001
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

An old favorite spot in Pioneer Square for good music in the evenings, we discovered they also are great for watching a sporting event. Lots of big screen TV's, good food and brew and a lively crowd.

Thank Cathie C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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237 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went to J&M for lunch while on a business trip to Seattle. Had the Oyster Po Boy (fried oyster sandwich) and it was excellent.

Thank sheiksan
Northampton, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We were looking for an easily accessible place to eat with a large family group. J & M's was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. It was so much fun. An old fashioned saloon which was family friendly, good food and trivia games to boot!

Thank noho63
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Atmosphere:good Service: good Food: very good burgers and beers (recommended from the staff). Price: On the average. Cheaper than The Central next door.

Thank Heytraveller
Anthem, Arizona
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Loved, loved, loved this place!!! Noted as Seattle's oldest bar built in 1889... This place is quaint and classy. Showed up to finish watching Thursday night football sat up at the bar and caught the live band at 0930! Bartender recommended the artichoke dip with warm pita chips.....awesome! I could eat this everyday!

Thank KristenS_11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Not many places where you can grab a beer and burger in the same place as Wyatt Earp. This is the oldest bar in Seattle and Wyatt ran card games out of the back room near where the pool tables are now. The burger was good and a big size, although a bit overcooked. I sat at the bar and... More 

Thank Pepper P
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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207 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Interesting ambience, large selection of beer, wood fired pizza, friendly staff but for all that, the four in our group all agreed that the food left much to be desired. Mainly, not enough flavor. The pizza was flat, the Black and Bleu burger likewise. The fries and roast beef sandwich were OK.

Thank OliverandLisa
Ironbridge Shropshire
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

There's alot said about Pioneer Square and feeling unsafe and vagrants. I dont agree. Its the oldest part of Seattle and has the most character and charm and great bars such as this one. You are not far from the football stadium and station and ferry terminal. Its a place that has earthy down to earth stuff going on. Its... More 

Thank houghielizzie

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 402-6654

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?