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Zig Zag Cafe

#131 of 3,047 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1501 Western Avenue Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-625-1146
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and a bite based on reviews I'd seen in TripAdvisor. The menu didn't do much for us in terms of appetizers-we weren't super hungry so settled on the feta/blue cheese spread with pita wedges and salted almonds. Not bad but probably wouldn't order it again. They have a super interesting drink menu and the staff... More 

Thank cwinkelman1
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Tough to find, but so worth it!I live part time in Seattle and do urban hikes often in downtown Seattle. Years ago, i even lived at the Pike Place Market, just blocks from Zig Zag Cafe - and STILL had difficulty finding this hidden gem in the middle of a staircase!

Thank nisiHawaii
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! I was visiting from San Francisco and we were looking for tasty cocktails! Came across this place which is walking distance from Pikes Market Place. Our server was amazing! Told her it was my birthday and she surprised me with a Mezcal Old Fashioned! Definitely check this place out!

Thank Nabil S
Wellington, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped a guy on the street and asked for a recommendation for a good, non-tourist place to get good food. This was a great find! It's halfway down a flight of stairs so if you don't know to look for it, probably won't find it! Got there while it was still happy hour. They had a great selection of small... More 

Thank Carole W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A really nice experience for my husband and I. We sat outside later in the evening, had appetizers and drinks. Staff was so friendly and helpful, just a cool vibe. Its sort of hidden so you'll have to look for it, but well worth it!

Thank Jackie C
Centreville, Virginia
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174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Took the stairs up from the true waterfront and stumbled on this place. Got a few drinks and an appetizer. Food and drink was very good. They up charged us for some extra pita bread for our dip but overall, a nice experience.

Thank Travelinto25Cities
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Been going here for years, the atmosphere is great and the bartenders are top notch. Whether you want a creative drink or a bit of conversation Zig Zag has what you need. Food it excellent as well.

Thank Casey C
Ottawa, Canada
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265 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

loved the atmostphere, loved the cocktail menu. We also had a couple of appetizers where were great - the pita spread sampler and pork skins (dont knock them until you try them).

Thank Yvonne H
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

As others have said, it is a little difficult to find, but worth it. It is down a few flights of steps near Pike's Place so it is near everything but a little tricky to find. The Happy Hour had great drinks at good prices and the the menu had a lot of choices. Very cozy inside and some tables... More 

Thank Kathy53Usa
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I love this place. They have a great menu of small and hearty plates with tons of flavor and unique twists on old favorites. Their drink menu is enormous and their bartenders are fantastic. Plus, the environment is very cozy and you feel very tucked away when you are there. The neighborhood isn't the best to be walking around late... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Western Avenue Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-625-1146

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