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“A hidden jewel in downtown Seattle!”

Bakeman's Restaurant
Ranked #584 of 4,168 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $5 - $10
Description: Bakeman's offers excellent and affordable catering services for your wedding, party, lunch, or any special occasion. Bakeman's is widely known as the home of superb fresh roasted turkey sandwiches on fresh baked bread, plus other sandwiches and home made soups which are created daily by Jason. Jason, has been featured in Channel 5's Evening Magazine, as Seattle's answer to Seinfield's soup guy. The modest priced sandwiches and soups are "to die for" according to many locals. Take out is available and an extremely popular option. Food can also be delivered to offices or homes for caterings or sack lunch orders.Bakeman's modest prices have kept satisfied customers coming back for years and years.
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Description: Bakeman's offers excellent and affordable catering services for your wedding, party, lunch, or any special occasion. Bakeman's is widely known as the home of superb fresh roasted turkey sandwiches on fresh baked bread, plus other sandwiches and home made soups which are created daily by Jason. Jason, has been featured in Channel 5's Evening Magazine, as Seattle's answer to Seinfield's soup guy. The modest priced sandwiches and soups are "to die for" according to many locals. Take out is available and an extremely popular option. Food can also be delivered to offices or homes for caterings or sack lunch orders.Bakeman's modest prices have kept satisfied customers coming back for years and years.
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“A hidden jewel in downtown Seattle!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

What a refreshing discovery. After completing the "underground Seattle" tour, we found this nondescript restaurant a block away - on Cherry between First and Second. After descending the steps, enter the cafe and review the menu board to choose your favorite sandwich or daily special. We had turkey and dressing and skirt steak specials, complemented by squash soup and cornbread. The food was plentiful, well-cooked, and fairly-priced. Although full from our choices, we couldn't resist owner Jason's dessert suggestions of homemade pie and poppy cake. Everything was great! These Texans wish we found Bakeman's a week prior, upon their arrival. Bakeman's is Seattle's best kept secret!

  • Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

A great lunch deal. Good deals on sandwiches, I like the turkey or meatloaf the best. The daily specials can be good as well. A long time favorite with me. One down side only open on weekdays.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank bomberbowl
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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just like the day after Thanksgiving”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I've been going to Bakeman's since the 1980s - it's that good. There is nothing fancy about the place. Who cares? Amazing lunch fare, including the famous homemade turkey sandwiches. Big chunks of freshly roasted turkey on homemade bread. Yum. Terrific assortment of other sandwiches (great meatloaf!), soups and salads. And always overlooked: Jason's (the owner) daily specials. It might be cajun salmon one day, pork chops on another. Again...yum! Jason will give you crap at the register if you're not ready with your money or if you don't want some of his pie, It's just show. He's a great guy...and Bakeman's is a downtown Seattle institution. Just look at the lines out the door at lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank janbosj
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Centennial, CO
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

I had a turkey sandwich, made with real, roasted turkey and cranberry sauce. It was like the sandwiches you make after Thanksgiving. Clientel was mostly downtown workers, so a local favorite. No wonder this place was voted "Best Lunch Counter".

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank SallyCentennial_CO
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Friday Harbor
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Deal and Fantastic Food”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is not a fancy place but you can not beat it for breakfast as far as price and good food goes. Try their banana bread or any other kind of homemade bread they offer, it'll cost about $1.25 and you'll be pleasantly full!

Visited February 2012
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