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Sound View Cafe

#282 of 3,028 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101
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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was on a bussiness trip and decided to eat in some place inside Market and it was amazing, my colleagues loved it too. Delicious fresh food and of course view for a million. Prices are average, near 40-50$ for plate of king crab with vegetables.

Thank Viktoriia K
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sound View has it: good variety of food, good price point, a place to sit and enjoy the view of Elliott Bay. Fresh Market offerings: Seafood, soups & the largest salad bar in the Pike Place Market. Check out the Unique Daily specials. I eat at Sound View Cafe', about once a week.

Thank MarketManSeattle
Krakow, Poland
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371 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decent, that's the best description regarding food, but there is a very nice view, with compensates the aforementioned. Prices reasonable.

Thank Stanislaw1972
Melbourne, Australia
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted a sit down place to have a cooked breakfast and it was jam packed. We were lucky to get a seat by the window, but the service was chaotic. There was a huge gap between the 2 orders coming out, such that by the time I got my breakfast( they left something out as well) my daughter was... More 

Thank PhoebeNix
Missoula, Montana
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual dining with a great view. Food is less than great for the price, especially the coffee. You order at the cash register, but once the food is delivered that's it. The wait staff never stopped by to see if we were satisfied with the dishes. The food lacked serious flavor. I was disappointed and won't be returning.

Thank MT_FoodieGirl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this place near the Pike Place Market had a definitely nice view of the Sound. Too bad the food did not match up and the service was uneven. One of the people there was friendly and enthusiastic and the other looked like she was doing you a huge favor to just be there. The coffee was OK. The Huevos... More 

Thank TommyBoy94
Edgewater, Maryland
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122 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good seafood with a very nice view of the Seattle Waterfront, nice place for a good quick meal. Located in Pike Place.

Thank JRoz
St. Louis Missouri
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson and I ate lunch at the Sound View Cafe while visiting Pike Place Market. They serve a great breakfast throughout the day and the view of Puget Sound, Seattle, and the piers was excellent. We enjoyed our lunch immensely.

Thank DanBeq
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to stand in line for a long time to order then sit down at a table. No idea why you can't sit down and have a server take your order as they had servers bring your food to you. View is good. I had clam chowder bowl which was good. Bread was really fresh. Other members in our... More 

Thank Live-n-theMoment7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We found this place by accident and decided to give it a try because of the views of the bay. We were there for lunch. We had clam chowder and a salmon sandwich. The good wax good and well prepared. Only complaint was how long it took to make my sandwich, but at least it was fresh.

Thank kelly h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101
  • 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?