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Pike Place Chowder

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1530 Post Alley, Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-267-2537
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chugiak, Alaska
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We had the sampler and all four were great choices. I loved the Bisque and the kiddo loved the Market Chowder. We also had the Manhattan and the New England chowder (I can't recall any NE chowder that was better). In short, all were fantastic and I will definitely go back for another round.

Thank Brian8074
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Great chowder but long lines. Really worth the wait though! They have a great variety of chowders and will give u samples. They chowder in the sourdough bread is the best value. The crab sandwich is also amazing!

Thank sharon98148
Flower Mound, Texas
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

I have to say the Chowder bread bowl is excellent but seating is very limited. We stood in line to place our order and lucked out that a couple of seats opened up at the counter right in front of us. Otherwise you just have to hunt around to find something. But it's worth the wait!

Thank Johnny J
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

A Must for lovers of a decent New England Chowder! We have visited Seattle a year ago already and just had to come back not the least because of the amazing Food you can get here. Pike Place Chowder, I could go there every day!

Thank Daniel C
Broadbeach, Australia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Went there today. The food is fairly average. While the chowder is decent the bread and bread bowls are below par. Lots of people come here but seems very popular with the Asian tour groups.

Thank Chris_Pones
Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect much from an eastern chowder on a western coast. I stand corrected. I clearly understand why the have won so many east coast chowder awards.

Thank Jennifer R
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Very good selection chowder and other soups with everything reasonably priced. I had the clam chowder which was very good, it hit the spot after an afternoon of wandering around the city. Only drawback is that the soups appear to use a heavy cream base so probably lots of calories, but if you don't mind the calories this place provides... More 

Thank KailuaD
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Only had the chowder, which was so good I considered only eating chowder during my trip. The thickness was perfect, not watery but not so thick that the flavor is lost. Clams were abundant in the chowder with potatoes adding (and not overtaking) to the dish. Was a little difficult to get a seat, but once you have the chowder... More 

Thank EstefaTB
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Love the clam chowder, but they close at 5 pm which sucks, because I can only go on the weekends. The place is tiny and there isn't much room where to eat, so think of this place as somewhere where you can grab something and go and keep walking or just pray that there will be a place to sit.

Thank Selene I
Aiea, Hawaii
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Googled best chowder in Pikes and this place came up. Arrived to a line about 60 people long. Figured it must be worth the wait. Line took 17 min. moved surprisingly fast. Chowder was really good. Creamy with lots and lots of clams, and not too much potatoes or vegs. More soupy than thick and dense. Served with a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 Post Alley, Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-267-2537

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