Comfort food, Pacific Northwest style. In addition to the various chowder offerings, there are salads and sandwiches. Menus vary slightly by location—visit the Pike Place Market spot for vegan chowder.
Offering up the briny, robust flavors of the Pacific Northwest, these small, Emerald City chowder houses draw national, and even international, acclaim. A favorite of visitors and locals, alike, daily offerings include an impressive variety of creamy, award-winning chowders filled with the sparkling taste and aroma of premium seafood, farm-fresh vegetables, and perfectly balanced seasonings.
With chowders handcrafted in small batches, and simmered fresh daily, the Pike Place Market cafe offers 8 varieties while the Pacific Place cafe offers 5 daily chowders as part of an expanded menu and premium beers. With so many choices, diners often start with a Sampler of four 5-oz. cups. The cafes also serve sandwiches, including Lobster Rolls and Dungeness Crab Rolls, with fresh-from-the market side salads.
Though the New England Clam is a perennial favorite, diners can choose from an array of memorable flavors - Seafood Bisque, Seared Scallop, Crab & Oyster, Alaskan Halibut, Smoked Salmon, a daily Market Special, and gluten-free Manhattan Style.
Pike Place Chowder holds First Place Awards in a dozen coast-to-coast cook-offs, is frequently noted in the Must-Visit columns of travel-and-dining magazines, and has been named "America's Best Chowder" by DishTip.