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Pike Place Chowder

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1530 Post Alley, Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-267-2537
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great chowder! Worth the wait on line! Chooowwwwdddeeeerrrrr! Sorry about that but there is a minimum amount of characters that must be used to review.

Thank Wildlyemily
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The crab roll and crab, lobster, and corn chowder were excellent. I have had seafood around the US and this is a top notch place to go while in Seattle

Thank Stephanie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant doesn't serve clam chowder, they serve EPIC clam chowder. I went there to try the Crab & Lobster Corn Chowder initially, but then got the guts to try the clam. If clam chowder normally tasted this delicious, I would order it every chance I got!

Thank Mark M
Reno, Nevada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the best clam chowder I have had in my life. You can taste the flavors and they have great options. We loved the Sampler.

Thank kenzief2015
Apex, North Carolina
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome clam chowder we enjoyed for lunch while drizzling outside. Salads were larger than expected so while good, couldn't finish all.

Thank ncaronna7
Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

plenty of chowders to choose from. if you can't decide on one, they have a sampler option. For $14 you get 4 samples (5 oz size) and if you check in, you get a $1 off from the sampler. well what my husband and i did, because we have already stuffed our tummy with other food prior to visiting Pike... More 

Thank agbells
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you try a new food - this is exactly what you are looking for! An amazing mixture of texture and flavour! Line is a bit long, but it moves fairly quickly and is worth the wait!

Thank Mitchell K
West Virginia
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for anyone who loves chowder. The seafood bisque was phenomenal and my wife had a chowder trio in a bread bowl which she says is the best she has eaten. Don't skip Pike Place Chowder!

Thank WV_Wanderers
Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hard to find, smaller place, yes there is a line at 1400 hrs, but that is ok. Spoke with Larry the Chowder Cop, Fun vibe. Use the line to get to know people around you, Vets from Nam, and a Native American from Korea war era. . Food- a large scallop chowder, and a sampler, all 5 are fresh with... More 

Thank Sherrie W
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful crowder and you can order a sampler of four crowders if you cannot make up your mind. Get a ginger beer next door at Rachel's before you get in line.

Thank Ann Marie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1530 Post Alley, Flagship Chowder House, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-267-2537
Seattle's Pike Place Chowder cafe opened in 2003, offering up award-winning New England Clam Chowder as its signature dish, and continuing to develop original recipes that have taken first-place in dozens of coast-to- coast competitions. A second chowder house, launched in 2007 in the Pacific Place Shopping Center, offers an expanded menu including fish ‘n chips, po’boys and premium beers. The business draws thousands of visitors from around the globe and is listed among the Top Ten Must-Visit Seattle Eateries in dozens of food-and- travel media.

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