6 Popular Restaurants Near Pike Place Market

February 11, 2021
Food & Drink
jason wolfe

Whenever you visit Seattle, you need to stop by the Pike Place Market. This 108-year-old farmers’ market draws in millions of visitors each year. While things might look a little different right now due to the pandemic, you can still enjoy the craft stands and stalls that the market is known for. Once you’re finished making your rounds, you can dine at one of the market’s popular restaurants. Don’t know where to go? We’ve got you covered. Check out these 6 popular restaurants near Pike Place Market now! 

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1. Alibi Room

Casual lounge known for its savory and filling brick oven pizza

Want something fresh and delicious for lunch? Try the mini margherita pie! Image courtesy of Yelp

85 Pike St. Suite 410 | Downtown Seattle | seattlealibi.com

Located right on Pike Street, the Alibi Room offers a fun and refreshing atmosphere for guests. If you’re looking for a place that strays away from the main tourist attractions of the market, you’ll want to visit the Alibi Room. 

This cozy and casual restaurant offers an appetizing selection of brick oven pizza and salads. Everything from Spicy Mac Pizza to Green Eggs and Ham Pizza can be found on the menu. If none of the a la carte options entice you, you can build your own pie. Craving a cold one? The Alibi Room offers a full selection of beer on-tap and by the bottle as well as an extensive cocktail list. 

“We needed a late night bite and we are so glad that someone recommended the Alibi Room to us. We got the rustic pizza, a caprese salad, caesar salad, and the antipasto focaccia appetizer. We got it to go and everything remained fresh until we got back to our hotel thanks to everything being in individual containers. The rustic pizza is insanely good. The roasted garlic and basil on the pizza was so tasty! The caprese salad was very fresh and they didn't skimp on the basil either.” - Yelp Review

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2. Cafe Campagne

Classic French restaurant situated along the Post Alley of the Pike Place Market

For tonight’s dinner, you can enjoy some Poulet Roti. This pan-roasted organic chicken is served with roasted potatoes and shallots. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1600 Post Aly | Downtown Seattle | cafecampagne.com 

Cafe Champagne is known for its rustic and classic ambiance. While it is situated in Downtown Seattle, you will immediately feel as if you have been transported to a small cafe in France the second you step inside. Since 1994, both locals and visitors have flocked to Cafe Champagne for its friendly service, relaxing atmosphere, and fine cuisine. Speaking of the food, you can find a unique selection of meals on the menu. French toast, crab quiche, oeufs brouillés, and other classic French dishes are ready for your enjoyment. 

“Amazing meal and seamless COVID handling! I ordered the 3 course take home meal to cook. Not only was it DELICIOUS, it had clear instructions and wonderful touches. I also got a bottle of nice champagne that arrived chilled and ready to go. I recommend Cafe Campagne for anything--for me, it was a quarantine birthday, but Christmas Eve, Christmas, Valentine's Day, an anniversary or even just to break the monotony of quarantine.” - Yelp Review

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3. Radiator Whiskey

Rustic bar offering a full selection of barrel-aged whiskey and signature cocktails

Finding something to drink here should be easy. Image courtesy of Yelp.

94 Pike St. Suite 30 | Downtown Seattle | radiatorwhiskey.com 

Located in Pike Place Market’s corner market building, Radiator Whiskey is a popular 21 and over venue. While indoor dining has been paused until further notice, you can still enjoy Radiator Whiskey’s famous food and drinks. 

Grabbing food with some friends? We recommend sharing some of their famous hush puppies and loaded tater tots. For the main dish, you’ll find a wide selection of unique meals like the Fried Pork Shank and Debris Sandwich with Chili Cheese Fritos. If you want something extra special, you can order one of their large meal packages. The Racks on Racks, Smoked ½ Pig Head, and Mini Beast Feast all serve two to three people. 

“Food was great, I'm a vegetarian and I had the inconceivable veggie loaf and it was incredible. Drinks were great as well and service was so friendly and helpful. This was the first place we have eaten in since COVID and I have to say I felt totally safe. They are only seating 5 tables at a time right now (so definitely make a reservation), every employee was wearing a mask, there were multiple "sanitation stations" that provided hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes for your phone or whatever else you wanted to use them for.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Radiator Whiskey. 

4. Matt's in the Market

Classic American restaurant offering scenic views of the ocean

If you’ve never had a pan-fried cornmeal crusted catfish sandwich, now is your chance to try one. Image courtesy of Yelp.

94 Pike St. Suite 32 | Downtown Seattle | mattsinthemarket.com

Matt’s in the Market offers a contemporary dining experience for visitors. In fact, the restaurant’s executive chef Matt Forner sources many of the restaurant’s ingredients right from the Pike Place Market. 

To start your meal off on the right foot, you can start with a bottle of pinot noir or riesling. For the main dish, you can enjoy their famous Catfish Sandwich or Seafood Stew. While you won’t be able to dine inside Matt’s and enjoy the stunning view of the water it affords, you can still try out its famous dishes right in the comfort of your own home. 

“Five star food and experience. Despite the covid restrictions, the crew at Matt's was able to deliver us a stellar experience. It starts with the beautiful view of the big sign and the water. The service is great--friendly and professional. Finally, the food is fantastic. The best pozole I've ever had and the crab/shrimp roll was great! Highly recommend anyone to give this place a try.” - Yelp Review 

Purchase a GiftYa card for Matt's in the Market. 

5. Maximilien Restaurant

Romantic and charming restaurant located in the heart of Pike Place Market

It’s been a rough year. Treat yourself to a slice of Maximilien’s Gateau au Chocolat. Image courtesy of Yelp.

81A Pike St. Suite A | Downtown Seattle | maximilienrestaurant.com 

If you’re looking for a new, romantic date night spot, you’ll love Maximilien. This oceanside restaurant is known for its charming elegance and panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. On the menu, you’ll find some of the finest cuisine in Seattle. Maximilien offers savory dishes like the Foi Gras Frais, Saumon à l'Estragon, and Flatbread Parmentier. All of the dishes are cooked from locally-sourced ingredients using French cooking techniques. 

Want to enjoy some Maximilien cuisine at home? Try a Le Meal Bag! Each bag features a meal fit for two people that can quickly be reheated at home. A bottle of wine specially picked for the meal is also included. 

“We ordered the Le Meal Bag: Duck a l'orange and it was sooo delicious! There were instructions included on how to prepare and reheat the duck. And it came out PERFECT! The duck was so tender and juicy! I almost had to steal some of my boyfriends after finishing mines! The Le Meal Bag also came with a tomato bisque, a selection of 3 cheeses and a bottle of wine.  All that for $90 is deals.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Maximilien Restaurant. 

6. Mee Sum Pastry

No-frills Chinese restaurant that serves some of the best dishes in the city

The BBQ Pork Humbow is one of the restaurant’s most popular orders. Image courtesy of Yelp

1526 Pike Place | Downtown Seattle |.meesum.com

Craving some delicious and authentic Chinese food? Stop by Mee Sum Pastry. This popular Chinese restaurant is located right in the Pike Place Market, making it an easy spot to visit for a quick break from walking around. Mee Sum Pastry started out as a small bubble tea shop. But after enjoying continued success, it has dramatically expanded from its humble origins. Over 100 meals and bubble teas are offered on the menu. Everything from the Deluxe Pork Belly Sauce and Baked Spaghetti with Pork Chop is sure to leave you filled and satisfied. 

“Anytime I'm down by Pike Place market, I always make a stop by Mee Sum Pastry for the Baked BBQ Pork Bun. I'm a fan! It is pricey for a standard bao and will run you ~$4 a piece. However, the portion is well worth it. The center of the bao is filled with a bunch of meat. Tip: Have cash on hand! I believe they'll take a card with a $5 minimum.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Mee Sum Pastry. 

Pike Place Market is a lively and vibrant spot in Seattle. Once it is safe to travel again, we’re definitely making a visit!

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