14 Classic Restaurants at Pike Place Market

By Seattle Met Staff  on June 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.                                                                Published in the July 2018 issue of Seattle Met

 Crowds await bread bowl nirvana at Pike Place Chowder (the seafood bisque is pretty good, too).  IMAGE:  AMBER FOUTS

Crowds await bread bowl nirvana at Pike Place Chowder (the seafood bisque is pretty good, too).  IMAGE: AMBER FOUTS

Fancy and decidedly otherwise, these destinations stand the test of time.

Pike Place Chowder

Did you think Ivar’s was the only big-name chowder in town? Clearly you’ve never waited in the Disneyland-level line for a bowl at the Post Alley counter that’s become a tourist phenom. It is superb, creamy, and a rare chowder with more clams than potatoes. If the queue and subsequent wait for seating override the charms of location, you can get that same chowder sans wait at the Pacific Place outpost six blocks away.  READ MORE >