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J & M Cafe

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a Visit

Heard it was the oldest bar in Seattle. Definitely worth the trip if you are in Pioneer Square. Local beer on tap. Food gets 5 stars- the blackened burger with bleu cheese was delicious. Service gets 3 stars-after our food was served one of us finally got up to find napkins, and we had to ask for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The staff is the best. Great food. Wyatt Earp used to eat and drink there, as did John Wayne. It's good enough for the likes of us, certainly. The J & M has been the hub of Pioneer Square for ever. It maintains an Antique charm, but still allows you to enjoy the grit of the south end of the... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Heard it was the oldest bar in Seattle. Definitely worth the trip if you are in Pioneer Square. Local beer on tap. Food gets 5 stars- the blackened burger with bleu cheese was delicious. Service gets 3 stars-after our food was served one of us finally got up to find napkins, and we had to ask for water twice. But... More 

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WestCoast
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If your visiting Seattle it is worth while checking out it's Oldest Pub. If you live there well you know that they bring in excellent music for you to enjoy. The Pub is open 7 days a week 11Am - 2Am with Happy Hour M-F 3-6pm with normally 50% off draft beer. One thing for sure is you will ALWAYS... More 

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Historic Wallace, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Used to do the J&M in the good ole days of the late 80s. Classic décor, good brews, good people and good times. Renovation since did not retain the great historic décor but the tunes, beer and service is still good. Always a landmark in Pioneer Square and one not to be missed.

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Bothell, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The design of the restaurant is okay. It has some old stuff on display that makes to restaurant look authentic. Music is terrible and way too loud, you cannot carry any conversations. Food and drinks are okay.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have been going here for over 20 years now and every time has been a positive experience. The food is cooked with the kitchen right there and is good, fast and fun! Great service no matter how busy they get and if they are busy, at least they acknowledge the fact that you are standing there! Live music every... More 

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A small town in Northwest Washington
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155 reviews 155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Since they have renovated their food and mixology have been great, although if you are tail gating in a budget the Central next door has cheaper food and drink. I would come more often for Pregame before Hawks games, but I get pressured while saving spots at a table waiting for friends. This has happened multiple times. I will be... More 

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Leavenworth, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I stopped by with a friend because, well, the food smelled great. Had the J&M Burger (advertised as spicy, and did have a bit of heat, but don't get your hopes up if you're more of a ghost pepper kind of guy) and greatly enjoyed it. They had a very versatile band playing that night, some blues, jazz, and a... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great food and great service... The Cod and Salmon burgers were served with great fries and a smile!

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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