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The Owl 'N Thistle Irish Pub and Restaurant

#239 of 3,022 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
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808 Post Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1419
206 621 7777
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Embrace witty banter between strangers with your friends Jameson and Guiness. This is a hidden gem of the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Leave your illusions of 'just having one' at home.

Thank John P
Poquoson, Virginia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a work meeting here and loved the atmosphere. We were there early (around 2pm) so it wasn't very busy when we got there. The meeting lasted until 5 and it was starting to get very busy. That's a good sign that you have found a great place.

Thank Jonathan H
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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378 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has good reviews and was recommended by our tour guide, but on the afternoon we went, we found it had very little atmosphere, poor service and the recommended fish & chips were definitelly sub-par. On this showing we would certainly not return.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this pub on a cobblestone street in close proximity to pikes market. Great atmosphere as a sounders soccer game was on and the fans were coming in to support their team. Food was great and large selection of beers as well. Definitely going back again!

Thank mcdrog
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Tucked down on a side street this is a clean dive bar with mostly locals. Cheap happy hour prices on food and drinks, and I had some great fish and chips and a beer for only 10 bucks. No outdoor area, and not fancy, but good for what it is.

1 Thank 2GuysTraveling
Maynard, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

A day spent in Seattle, after hours at the Pike, we stopped in at Owl 'n Thistle for an early supper, it was happy hour (a 4-7pm event) so we decided this wound be a great rest stop. I had the beef stew, which was hot and delicious served with dark Irish bread. My husband had the fish and chips!... More 

1 Thank Linda A
Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A local friend of mine recommended the Owl 'N Thistle, knowing my fondness for pubs like those I came to know in England, and I was not disappointed. A little off the beaten track but still right in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Owl 'N Thistle can be a bit difficult to spot since there aren't many other restaurants... More 

1 Thank ASWebber
Bennett, CO
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Just a block away from Pioneer Square, I stopped here for dinner. They have some really good happy hour specials. The $5.25 fish and chips was cod and it was very good. The dill tartar sauce was tasty as well. The portion was quite ample, thought not huge, which was fine, as you'll want to wash this down with a... More 

1 Thank Yonderluzt
Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This place isn't a typical tourist bar, but rather more of a commuter place for those waiting to catch a ferry home. The Happy Hour menu is abbreviated, but definitely great, especially the fish and chips. You can eat and have a decent pint for under $10. On some nights, there is a small stage for live music, after Happy... More 

Thank bac247
Walla Walla, Washington
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Been here twice. My brother and I came here on a Saturday evening. There was a private party that had a large room reserved and they seemed to have the focus of most of the servers. It was actually very similar to some larger pubs in Ireland, you may come in and sit down and appear to be invisible until... More 

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Post Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1419
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206 621 7777

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