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Zig Zag Cafe

#128 of 3,041 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1501 Western Avenue Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-625-1146
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tough to find, but so worth it!I live part time in Seattle and do urban hikes often in downtown Seattle. Years ago, i even lived at the Pike Place Market, just blocks from Zig Zag Cafe - and STILL had difficulty finding this hidden gem in the middle of a staircase!

Thank nisiHawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! I was visiting from San Francisco and we were looking for tasty cocktails! Came across this place which is walking distance from Pikes Market Place. Our server was amazing! Told her it was my birthday and she surprised me with a Mezcal Old Fashioned! Definitely check this place out!

Thank Nabil S
Wellington, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped a guy on the street and asked for a recommendation for a good, non-tourist place to get good food. This was a great find! It's halfway down a flight of stairs so if you don't know to look for it, probably won't find it! Got there while it was still happy hour. They had a great selection of small... More 

Thank Carole W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A really nice experience for my husband and I. We sat outside later in the evening, had appetizers and drinks. Staff was so friendly and helpful, just a cool vibe. Its sort of hidden so you'll have to look for it, but well worth it!

Thank Jackie C
Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Took the stairs up from the true waterfront and stumbled on this place. Got a few drinks and an appetizer. Food and drink was very good. They up charged us for some extra pita bread for our dip but overall, a nice experience.

Thank Travelinto25Cities
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Been going here for years, the atmosphere is great and the bartenders are top notch. Whether you want a creative drink or a bit of conversation Zig Zag has what you need. Food it excellent as well.

Thank Casey C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

loved the atmostphere, loved the cocktail menu. We also had a couple of appetizers where were great - the pita spread sampler and pork skins (dont knock them until you try them).

Thank Yvonne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

As others have said, it is a little difficult to find, but worth it. It is down a few flights of steps near Pike's Place so it is near everything but a little tricky to find. The Happy Hour had great drinks at good prices and the the menu had a lot of choices. Very cozy inside and some tables... More 

Thank Kathy53Usa
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I love this place. They have a great menu of small and hearty plates with tons of flavor and unique twists on old favorites. Their drink menu is enormous and their bartenders are fantastic. Plus, the environment is very cozy and you feel very tucked away when you are there. The neighborhood isn't the best to be walking around late... More 

Thank VivaLaVida98101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was really hard to find, but once there the food and drink were most memorable. Tucked away off an outdoor staircase behind Pikes Place, this restaurant offers unique food in a relaxing setting. A MUST when in Seattle.

Thank Patrick S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Western Avenue Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-625-1146

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?