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J & M Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
+1 206-402-6654
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (27 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
“oldest bar” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The J & M is all ways a great place for something to eat and a cold beer but on Fat Tuesday the pl;ace is jumping.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 30 November 2017

After being disappointed by another place we happened on J & M. It was great. The server was at our table almost immediately and super friendly! The good was hot and really good. We'll be stopping by this place again.

Thank KFY821
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went in for a beer and was told of the history of the bar. Very interestingly. Seems Wyatt Earp used to play cards here in the 1890’s. He owned a bar on this same corner. Went back for burger during Seahawks came and was totally...More

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in not knowing what to expect and found an evening of fun with an awesome live band! The service was great and the night was a blast! If you get a chance, swing by and have a few drinks at this awesome bar!

Thank lacy j
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Stopped here for lunch while in the area. Was fun to hear the history of the bar and it's famous visitors. The food was average. Service was ok. They advertised their Bloody Mary's as the best in the city. We had one- I would disagree.

Thank tjnels
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this bar having no idea about its history, just after landing in Seattle. This is what we would define as a typical American bar. We were weary travellers in need of food and a beer/wine. This bar met our needs in every...More

Thank oonitoon
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were excited to return to Seattle after moving away many years ago. One of our favorites was the J & M Cafe. I emailed and was given a reservation for this past Saturday, before The Eagles show. When we arrived the hostess knew nothing...More

Thank Bob Mary W
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Awesome place to wake up and roll into for a Bloody Mary and post-Friday night recovery. Our waitress, Amber, was a pleasure! Great drinks and welcoming atmosphere!

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Tried to join the vibe in this bar after a great Mariners game at Safeco, but the doorman refused to accept European driving licences as proof of ID. He cited that the Liquor Board inspectors would only accept passports as ID. To put this into...More

Thank BlackberryGin
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The food was great - a burger and fries to die for. But the service was awful. One waitress came up and gave us menus and took our drink order, delivered our drinks and disappeared. We had to flag down another after a long wait...More

Thank Goldlitt
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11 November 2017|
Response from K D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are allowed. If I recall there is a pool table they could terrorize. And if they behave you can take them to Magic Mouse Toys which is just up the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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