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J & M Cafe

#409 of 3,156 Restaurants in Seattle}
$$ - $$$American, ,
201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
+1 206-402-6654
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good55%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (13 reviews)
“oldest bar” (10 reviews)
“pioneer square” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We had dinner and a couple drinks here and it was not overly busy and the service was marginal. Very friendly waitress but not attentive and it was not very busy at the time we visited. The pizza was ok as well as the nachos....More

Thank nemahavalleyhvac
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Stopped in here for a beer while the wife was shopping. Good staff, clean environment, nice selection of beers, and a good looking happy hour selection. I only had the chips and salsa, but every meal I saw come out looked very good. The salsa...More

Thank K D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a Seattle institution. Their lunch food is adequate but there are better places to go. This is a must visit just for the nostalgia and funkiness.

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This was a friendly place for drinks, with good service too. We just passed by and decided to stop in and were glad that we did.

Thank kaj20
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Beer was ice cold. Food was fresh and delicious. The Reubens are the best; hands down. Highly recommend this place.

Thank t s
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank Ean B
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.

Thank Lil_Ms_Wanderlust
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.

Thank Landmeedchen
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...More

Thank atcanepa
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...More

Thank CMRieck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-402-6654
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