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J & M Cafe

201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
(206) 402-6654
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Ranked #622 of 3,451 Restaurants in Seattle
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped here before and after a Mariner's game down the street and sat outside to do some Pioneer Square people watching. Our server was fabulous, she remembered us from before the game and brought our drinks with a special extra which was really sweet. We probably relaxed out there for about 3 hours with attentive but never hounding service.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stopped in late in the afternoon... $2.50 pints and a nice selection of appies for next to nothing. I'd stop in for dinner or lunch next time. Our waitress was friendly and service was outstanding. Stop in if you are nearby.

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Philadelphia, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We just happened upon this place in Pioneer Square, and it was one of the best "pub fare" meals we have ever had. The chicken wings were amazing. We asked, and they buy high quality chicken and roast it in the oven for an hour first. The chicken just falls off the bone. Then, our waitress brought us our hamburgers... More

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Sidney, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place reeks of cool nostalgia. Some pretty famous people have been here including Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain as well as some movie shots apparently with John Wayne. We just happened to stumble by after our tour of Pioneer Square highlights. My food was rather poor. Being vegan, there were very few options for me. I ordered a salad... More

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Kingston, ON
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We were sightseeing in the area and noticed that the plates of food being delivered to patrons on the patio looked great! We popped inside, but found the decor and the smell a little off-putting so we opted for patio seating. The service was great -- prompt, friendly and accurate. We had a salmon burger and a black'n'blue burger. Both... More

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I were trying to kill time before embarking on an Alaskan cruise. We wanted a drink and some nibbles. We happened upon this very friendly establishment. Try the oysters and chicken wings on the appetizer menu. The bartender named Erin was so friendly and pleasant. We liked it so much we visited again post our cruise and... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Years ago, I mean many years ago...like the 1970's ...that's how long it had been since I visited the J&M Cafe. It was a good food and drink place then. And wondered if it still served up good grub. I wanted to use "grub" in this review as this supposedly is Seattle's oldest bar. I met a friend there for... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

A nice cafe where we had our last dinner before flying back home. Tasty burger with a big plate with fries. Nice atmposphere and good service.

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

In Seattle and walked around the Pioneer District. We stumbled upon this bar because of the music. Great bank. Sax player laying it down. Good crowd. Would love to go back there again. This is a must see if you love live music.

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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a great place to people watch . We visited after a baseball game. There was a band playing that was fun to listen too. The drinks were reasonable and the staff cheerful and entertaining.

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