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Macleod's Fish & Chips and Scottish Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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5200 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4860
+1 206-687-7115
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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667 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for happy hour and ordered drinks and asked for a menu - my husband was told by the bartender that they did not serve food. Over the next 30 minutes we saw food delivered out to multiple parties - maybe he just meant they did not have a happy hour menu? Small cocktails, but a great ambience. In... More 

Portland, Maine
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We will never go back here to eat again. The fish was so over cooked that our son and my husband barely had any fish left in the batter and what was left was so dry and chewy it was like fish jerky. Our son's girlfriend and I at least had some fish in the batter at one end, but... More 

Thank dyerta
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

While I liked the look of the place when I first walked in (including Messier along the top of the bar), it was all downhill from there. We came in mostly for the fish & chips, and we're very disappointed. First the breading. If you like your the breading on your cod 1/4 inch thick and overcooked and hard on... More 

Thank Morthgar
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Walked here from dinner down the street. We loved the pub atmosphere and if you are a single malt person, they will definitely have your drink. My girlfriend drinks vodka and they made her a very generous cocktail. The crowd ranges from post college to 40s. Not pretentious and not trying to be too trendy. Service was quick and friendly... More 

Thank Wildcat_diver
Indore, India
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great Bar with an amazing collection of scotches from different regions of Scotland. Good music and Ambiance must visit in ballad area of Seattle

Thank sudhirbindal
Yakima Valley, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016

This place had outstanding bangers and mash. The gravy in this dish reminded me of gravy my grandmother made with Swiss steak. It was filling and very tasty. If you miss this place, you have missed one of the highlights of Ballard.

Thank Eventing D
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

MacLeod's was recently recommended to me by a friend of mine. I had no idea the place existed, and after recently returning home from Scotland on our honeymoon, my wife and I thought it would be fun to give the place a try. We were not disappointed! The beers they have on tap are delicious. I was overjoyed at seeing... More 

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Beijing, China
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

They have a limited draft selection. Huge scotch selection. Service is very spotty and the fish and chips looked large but you only get 1 piece of fish. Happy hour is only 1 dollar off but the beers are cheap anyways.

Thank chinatrotters
Spokane, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016

We met our friends for drinks and late lunch on a Friday evening. My husband and I hadn't eaten since breakfast, so we were ravenous. Our friends had already secured a booth near the back and were giggling like maniacs, so we figured they had already downed at least a couple drinks each. But turned out one of them beamed... More 

Thank sp0kanetraveler
Seattle, Washington
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617 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is one of the only traditional Scottish Pubs in Seattle and the look and feel are authentic. 150 Scottish to choose from as well as lots of other spirits as well as some great local and national brews on tap. If you walk to the back you enter a Fish & Chips restaurant which is part of the pub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5200 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4860
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-687-7115
Located at 5200 Ballard Avenue NW in the historic Junction Building, Macleod's Scottish Pub was opened in December of 2011 by James Weimann and Deming Maclise, the duo behind Bastille, Stoneburner, Poquitos and Rhein Haus. Created as an homage to Edinburgh native and good friend Alan Macleod, the pub brings an authentic dose of Scotland to Seattle's hopping Ballard neighborhood. Macleod's Scottish Pub offers a selection of 200-plus whiskies with a focus on rare single malt scotch, as well as locally made spirits, original and classic cocktails, tap beers, and wine. Macleod's Scottish Pub is open daily from 4pm to 2am. Next door, Macleod's Fish & Chips was opened in August 2015 and features certified sustainable, long-line caught wild Pacific cod served alongside organic, hand cut russet potatoes fried in heart-healthy rice oil. Scottish classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Scotch eggs are also available. Macleod's Fish & Chips is a family-friendly counter service restaurant, although patrons of the Pub can also order from the full menu while enjoying a Scotch. Macleod's Fish & Chips serves beer and wine and is open from 4pm until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 4pm-12am Friday & Saturday.

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