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Sound View Cafe

#247 of 3,017 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 - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on Saturday night, we had been walking all afternoon in downtown. We ordered 1 cup of Clam Chowder & 2 Main Courses I had seafood Extravaganza & my partner had Seafood platter. The meals came out, all very hot and full of flavour. We had a table by the window and had a great view... More 

Thank woody666
Punta Gorda, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This neighborhood restaurant with a lengthy history has fresh seafood enters a great view of the sound, and reasonable prices.

Thank oceanicus
Tucson, Arizona
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1,448 reviews
554 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,674 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe on the level just below Pike Place Market's main floor has it all for me. It offers nice staff, an extremely casual ambiance, good food and a panorama of Elliott Bay, West Seattle and the Big Wheel going round and round. A line forms to order here at the counter. Customers pay and leave to find a place... More 

Thank Rumples
Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seemed like a busy lunch spot and it was great to enjoy a beer, seated by the window facing Elliot Bay. The salmon with prawns was fresh,wholesome but plain. Service was friendly but occasionally, need some effort to get attention as our table was along the narrow section towards the northern corner. All in all, not a bad spot for... More 

Thank letsgoway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two days in Seattle after an Alaskan Cruise. We were joined by 2 friends on the second day. Both days we found refuge from the overwhelming crowds in the Market at this Cafe which is on the lower level. Both days we had lunch there. The service,food and local beer were all excellent. My wife collects souvenir beer... More 

Thank Chuck M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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435 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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358 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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

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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
Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?