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“Fast service but just okay food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pike Place Chowder

Pike Place Chowder
1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
206-267-2537
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Ranked #9 of 3,490 Restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Neighborhood: Downtown
Campton, KY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fast service but just okay food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I ate here while in Seattle overnight. On TripAdvisor the restaurant was highly rated. My friend and I had the clam chowder and a shrimp roll. I found the food very good but not as good as I had expected. The service however was very quick.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Chowder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Their chowder is excellent! HIghly recommend! This place is Seattle's equivalent to fast food & boy is it good! Don't expect a fine dining experience here, guys.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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“Chowder Good; Service Not So Much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I checked-In via Yelp and got the 3-chowder sampler for $8. Not a terrible deal. I tried the New England Chowder and that was creamy but it can get heavy if you eat too much of it. My second sample was the Chef Special (Halibut Chowder on that day). it was equally tasty. My only complaint is that I wish the chowder was warmer (I prefer very hot soup). For those like my husband and don't like the fishy taste, I would recommend the Southwestern Chowder. It kind of taste like chili with corn. By the way, none of us really cared for the sourdough bread. It was very sour and not warm or toasted at all. Personally, I prefer the oyster crackers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Every order comes with a side of attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The cashier was grumpy and down right ignorant. We ordered 2 different sandwich rolls and a cup of soup. The "rolls" were thick and hard, i felt like I was eating a big piece of bread covered in slaw (not a whole lot of crab or shrimp on either). It was not tasty. The soup on the other hand was really good. I will not return. Boo!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Sampler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We ordered the sampler with four different kinds of the chowder. It was awesome. Loved all of them. The place is located in post ally and very popular, so getting a seat might be hard at times. We went early so it was kind of empty.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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