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Sound View Cafe

#278 of 3,065 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-623-5700
8:00 am - 8:00 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking through Pike's Place this cafe had a "good" view so we stopped for a quick breakfast. Upon seating the family, I was quickly approached and told (more like scolded) that the process was to order at the cashier area. That set the tone which contributed to an artificially cheerful and enthusiastic atmosphere . How disappointing! As for the meals... More 

Thank Douglas H
Coos Bay, Oregon
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a late morning brunch at Pike's Place Market we happened to find this little gem. Fabulous location with a gorgeous view of Puget Sound, great service, good food, and we were particularly impressed with the full PINT glasses of orange juice!! We made it in just before the lunch crowd and it was clear it is a popular... More 

Thank Skeslack
Ames, Iowa
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206 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried margaritas, which were very average. The crab cakes, however, were really good. Nice mid-afternoon stop to rest our legs.

Thank Wrigley62
Vancouver, Washington
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433 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very peppy waitstaff. Shared a Ceasar salad and had a couple coffee nudges. The view of the entire sound is so gorgeous.

Thank LLP1957
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a cosy place with great soups, sandwiches and a nice salad bar. Friendly staff on top. I very mich enjoyed the table with a view to the water. Great place!

Thank Jens L
Glendive, Montana
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Business is located within Pike Place Market and offers a lovely view of Puget Sound. Find a seat, servers will give you a menu, and then order at the front counter. Shows table service after 3 or 3:30pm. Don't recall. BBQ Salmon Sandwich was excellent along with a side of potatoes. They have a large salad bar for those that... More 

Thank Barry G
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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342 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

A good sign of a restaurant is when there is a line. This was worth the wait! Food was so good. Almost as good as the views!! Thank you!

Thank Rick E
Cancun, Mexico
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Got us out of trouble while we were waiting for our cruise tour to leave but I wouldn't recommend it if you have the time to find a better place, even though I just had clam chowder and cannot speak for the rest of the food. Clam chowder was just ok, and I never saw the difference between the manhattan... More 

Thank Diazfer
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

OVERPRICED FOOD! Not good and they serve 2 months old bagels. Please avoid if you love your stomach.

Thank Tadija J
Epping, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We got here about 9am on a Friday morning, and found this place almost empty, so had our pick of tables. It's not immediately obvious how to place your order (order & pay at the till, they'll bring it over). The view was decent, but not amazing, though that might have something to do with the fact it was morning... More 

Thank Alexander W

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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, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, 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: +1 206-623-5700

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