From fresh seafood and pastries to ginger beer and artisan cheese, the Pike Place Market is no stranger to good restaurants. Visitors could easily spend an entire day wandering the this cultural hot spot sampling everything from mini donuts to locally brewed beer. Hope you brought your appetite!
Head past the famous bronze pig and fishmongers on the main level to find this hidden gem where the oysters on the half shell are prepared with the perfect amount of lemon, and cocktail and Tabasco sauce, for a delightful slurping session. 1916 Pike Place, 206.448.7721.
This gourmet cheese shop makes its own curds in-house, but locals go crazy for the insanely cheesy and delicious mac ‘n’ cheese. Made with their Flagship and Just Jack cheeses, a hint of garlic powder and chipotle pepper, it’s arguably the best you’ll find in the city. 1600 Pike Place, 206.956.1964.
This Seattle institution is sometimes called “the livingroom of the Market.” Grab a seat by the window for jaw-dropping views of Puget Sound, and order a Bloody Mary and their incredibly breakfast tacos with housemade chorizo, for breakfast. 1519 Pike Place, 206.622.2036.
The outdoor tables at this French cafe on First Avenue are the perfect place for people watching with a glass of wine and an appetizer in the late afternoon. Staying for dinner? The menu changes seasonally, but order the roast chicken for two if it’s available. 1933 First Ave., 206.256.1499.
This family-owned brewery pairs their beers with tasty pub fare made with fresh market ingredients. Try the Pike Sampler—a flight of four-ounce tastes of their best beers, including the Pike Stout, Pike IPA, the famous Naughty Nellie and the Kilt Lifter. Beer nerds will love the Micro-Brewery Museum. 1415 First Ave., 206.622.6044.
Tucked into an out-of-the-way corner of Pike Place Market, you’ll want to stop here for a classic French treat. Go savory with the ham, spinach and goat cheese version, or sweet with the banana-Nutella crepe (an all time favorite). We also love the option made with fresh peaches, vanilla cream and powdered sugar. 93 Pike St., 206.624.2196.
At the north end of Post Alley, this bustling location is quickly working its way up the list of must-visit spots in the Market. Handcrafted from fresh lemons, strong roots and organic cane sugar, Rachel's Ginger Beer comes in unique flavors made from original recipes. Try the blood orange ginger beer for refreshment on a warm afternoon. Other flavors include white peach, hibiscus, pink gauva and blueberry. 1530 Post Alley.
This Italian specialty foods store has a small café inside for fresh sandwiches, soup and pizza slices. We recommend the Grinder Panini with mortadella, pepperoni, Genoa salami, provolone, Roma tomatoes, red onion and a special vinaigrette on a locally-made Macrina baguette. 1435 First Ave., 206.622.0141.
Follow your nose to this Russian bakery known as the best there is on this side of the world. From cinnamon cardamom braided bread to apple cinnamon rolls and chocolate cream hazelnut rolls, there are plenty of sweet options. For something savory, pick the Bavarian sausage piroshky. 1908 Pike Place, 206.441.6068.
Grab a doner kebab to-go from this flavorful Middle Eastern eatery, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of warm, gooey and sticky baklavas. Regulars rave about the spicy lentil soup. 1930 Pike Place, 206.443.1287.
Get a taste of the Big Easy at this Cajun restaurant specializing in home made gumbos, po-boys, jambalayas, crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice and much more. 1523 First Ave., 206.624.2598.
Chowder heads won’t want to miss this stop on their culinary tour. The briny and smooth chowders are made with fresh picked ingredients from the Market. Try the seafood bisque with Pacific cod, Northwest salmon, Oregon Bay shrimp and crab. 1520 Post Alley, 206.267.2537.
For 30 years, this charming Italian restaurant has been bringing romance and fine dining to the Pike Place Market. Feast on culinary classics like risotto, bruschetta, lasagna, gnocchi and calamari. 93A Pike St., 206.682.3049.
The menu here is a true celebration of the Market that surrounds it, and the food is true Seattle cuisine at its best. Naturally raised meats, sustainable fish and local, organic products are the focus here. The menu changes often, but you’ll always find something fresh and unique. 94 Pike St., 206.467.7909.