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Sound View Cafe

#256 of 3,051 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 - 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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Glendive, Montana
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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328 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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57 reviews
37 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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We arrived at Pike Place early before the crowds hit and were looking for somewhere to eat a hardy breakfast when we came across Sound View Cafe. It turned out to be a great choice with all three couples. Everyone was well pleased with their meal and the endless cups of delicious coffee while enjoying the great views. Prices were... More 

1 Thank bhigh
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

On our first day in Seattle, we chanced upon this cafe as we wanted to have late lunch where there was a great view. The place did not disappoint. We enjoyed our seafood sampler with beer.

1 Thank Marielle G
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 

1 Thank Nancy V
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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526 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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?