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J & M Cafe

#316 of 3,017 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
(206) 402-6654
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Auburn, Washington
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here before Sounders games but service is usually slow. The food is ok, not anything special. Now the past two times, we waited over 20 min and still hadn't even gotten our drinks, let alone the food. We had to leave without food or drink in order to get to the game. The number of servers is... More 

Thank CatsRMe
Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after the walking tour. Brought our friends back the same day. Shimon Shriki was so accommodating. He went next door to get me a Diet Coke for my cocktail because their shooter was flat. We didn't eat but the food looked great!

Thank MzBiddle
Victoria, BC
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Stopped here on our son's recommendation and loved it. Great old bar, good food and a good selection of draught beer. In fact, we liked it so much we went back the next night. Handy place to stop on the way to Safeco or CenturyLink.

Thank briboard
Los Angeles, California
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383 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were touring around the area, stopped here for a drink and some appetizers. I had the chicken strips which weren't bad, nothing special though. It was mid day so it wasn't too crowded, no live music, but seemed like it would be a cool place at night with some music. Service was nice and friendly.

Thank Todd H
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were not quite ready to go home after an event, so stopped in here for a night cap. The live music was great - blues and classic rock. Historic place with character and local flavor. Beer and wines were good, beers were better than the house wines, but in Seattle, it's hard to find a bad beer anywhere! We... More 

Thank tuscany885
Lanesboro, Minnesota
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

If you are in Seattle and want good food and really low price Happy Hour Drinks DO NOT miss this place..

Thank DJBaker5155
Portland, Oregon
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317 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Pretty typical but good bar type food-- burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. The drink menu of course was the draw with innovative local names for drinks and local beers and wines. Very dark like many bars of this ilk.

Thank LaurettaYoung
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, decor and the food looked good too, though we haven't tried. The bartender was very friendly and admonished us for using our phones too much instead of talking to each other.

Thank Tusio
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

The burgers are superb, the staff is nice. Had the luck to eat when the live music began, great band! The food is very reasonably priced. Loads of good local beers on tap.

Thank Calle_Swed
Corpus Christi, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

In my opinion this is one of the tastiest restaurants in Seattle. After a visit to the Seahawks Stadium we opted for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon and were told to give it a try. From the embossed tin ceiling to the hardwood floors and the antique bar there was plenty to see. But the food, well we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
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: 201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 402-6654

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