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Sound View Cafe

#236 of 3,032 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1501 Pike Pl Ste 501, Seattle, WA 98101-1542
206 623 5700
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Seattle and had seen this spot when walking through Pike Place Market the day before and decided to give it a try. It was terribly crowded. My husband waited in line to order so I went looking for a table by the window. There were a couple leaving and I went to get it when a lady,... More 

Thank Nancy V
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the hustle and bustle of Pike Place market, this is a good relatively quiet alternative to have a good view of the 'sound', aka Seattle harbour while taking clam chowder soup away from the alley crowd. Its service, though cafeteria style, is quite efficient with food brought to your table. Try to grab a window table.

Thank yyzvoyageur
Lancashire England
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472 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is lovely of the bay, we went in the evening when the light was good. We opted for a shrimp starter the shrimps were very tasty. Being non meat eaters we were pleased to see crab burger and veggie burger on the menu. We had crab burgers, they were very tasty but the flavour of the crab didn't... More 

Thank simply-peregrinating
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626 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered down from our hotel to this cafe for breakfast (we were not keen on overpriced hotel breakfasts). Very good food, very good value for money.

Thank GerMar60
Chorley, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decide to call in here whilst at the Pike Market and wished we hadnt , we had breakfast , but the service was very slow and when our food arrived the order was wrong, even down to the tea i had ordered they brought out Earl Grey tea instead of breakfast tea and when i asked the server to to... More 

Thank cnomis
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here a few days in a row as it was a very relaxed place despite how busy it got. I had the clam chowder which was so tasty and it was a great portion for lunch time! I also had the mushroom scramble for brunch which was also tasty. The staff were very friendly and worked well together.... More 

Thank Rachel M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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136 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened upon this restaurant during a visit to Pike Place. After going from one end of the market to the other, we decided to return and dine here. It has great views of Elliot Bay and you can enjoy the view even from the inner tables (the tables not directly by the windows). I had a bowl of... More 

Thank bayou babe
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excited to be in Pike Market, I told myself I need to have a taste of seafoods while still here in Seattle. So I decided to dine in this cafe and ordered the Seafood Platter since I dont want to eat anything than seafood. BUT oh boy I am totally disappointed. Their "platter" is not the usual platter you would... More 

Thank Lheng R
Bury, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this wonderful cafe whilst exploring Pike Place Market - what a find ! We decided to stop for an early lunch and got a table by the window with a fab view over the water watching the ferries go to and fro. We had wonderful clam chowder and a sandwich and fries each, good food and good... More 

Thank Nicky L
Bellevue, Nebraska
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little cafe with reasonable prices for excellent food. If the have the vegetable curry soup on the menu ... don't pass it up.

Thank Don T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Pike Pl Ste 501, Seattle, WA 98101-1542
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206 623 5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?