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J & M Cafe

#294 of 3,055 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
American, Bar, Pub
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201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
+1 206-402-6654
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...work the walk from downtown into Pioneer Square to visit Seattle's oldest bar. The burgers are fantastic and so is Amber, she's the bomb. Do yourself a favour and stop in while exploring this funky area of Seattle.

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Thank Ean B
Whitefish
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of my favorite places for a casual dinner and a beer in Pioneer Square. The bartenders are fantastic, the music is great, and it's a perfect spot to people watch when you're new in the city.

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Thank Lil_Ms_Wanderlust
Berlin, Germany
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Super nice staff and great food, that you enjoy watching a live band. Laid back atmosphere and definitely fun, no matter if you are a big group or just hanging with a friend.

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Thank Landmeedchen
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Seattle to watch the Blue Jays play the Mariners. Stopped in this bustling bar on our way to Safeco field the first day. We just had a few beers but the food being brought to the tables looked so good we made it a point to stop here for dinner before the game the following day. On our... More 

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Thank atcanepa
Philadelphia, PA
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have been to Seattle on two different visits, and we always make this a stop. First, it's located right in Pioneer Square. It's a bit rundown on the inside, but it's clearly a local's place. The beer list is ok. A few local beers on tap, and then your other standard choices. We've gotten good service every time. Not... More 

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Thank CMRieck
Rostock, Germany
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I've been there for two nights. Both nights with nice live music. The tenders are kind and the drinks are great.

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Thank Daniel C
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A very nice place. Food is good, as are the beers. Service is personal and kind. Personnel is able to help you based on your preferences.

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Thank Henry R
Auburn, Washington
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have eaten here before Sounders games but service is usually slow. The food is ok, not anything special. Now the past two times, we waited over 20 min and still hadn't even gotten our drinks, let alone the food. We had to leave without food or drink in order to get to the game. The number of servers is... More 

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Thank CatsRMe
Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after the walking tour. Brought our friends back the same day. Shimon Shriki was so accommodating. He went next door to get me a Diet Coke for my cocktail because their shooter was flat. We didn't eat but the food looked great!

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Thank MzBiddle
Victoria, BC
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Stopped here on our son's recommendation and loved it. Great old bar, good food and a good selection of draught beer. In fact, we liked it so much we went back the next night. Handy place to stop on the way to Safeco or CenturyLink.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-402-6654

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