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Sound View Cafe

#273 of 3,079 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101-1542
+1 206-623-5700
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Need I say more!! Stopped here while down at Pike Place, reasonably priced and great tasting food!! Really felt like a family run business. Polite, friendly and welcoming!! A pleasure to have visited 😊

Thank Ben L
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352 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had spent the better part of the morning on our feet. Came in and before 3 p.m. there is no table service. You order at the counter and grab a table willy nilly. They do have waitstaff on the floor to run food to the tables and bus. We were greeted by a super friendly gal from Georgia. She... More 

Thank Gigi K
Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Walking through Pike's Place this cafe had a "good" view so we stopped for a quick breakfast. Upon seating the family, I was quickly approached and told (more like scolded) that the process was to order at the cashier area. That set the tone which contributed to an artificially cheerful and enthusiastic atmosphere . How disappointing! As for the meals... More 

Thank Douglas H
Coos Bay, Oregon
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for a late morning brunch at Pike's Place Market we happened to find this little gem. Fabulous location with a gorgeous view of Puget Sound, great service, good food, and we were particularly impressed with the full PINT glasses of orange juice!! We made it in just before the lunch crowd and it was clear it is a popular... More 

Thank Skeslack
Ames, Iowa
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We tried margaritas, which were very average. The crab cakes, however, were really good. Nice mid-afternoon stop to rest our legs.

Thank Wrigley62
Vancouver, Washington
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435 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very peppy waitstaff. Shared a Ceasar salad and had a couple coffee nudges. The view of the entire sound is so gorgeous.

Thank LLP1957
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This a cosy place with great soups, sandwiches and a nice salad bar. Friendly staff on top. I very mich enjoyed the table with a view to the water. Great place!

Thank Jens L
Glendive, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Business is located within Pike Place Market and offers a lovely view of Puget Sound. Find a seat, servers will give you a menu, and then order at the front counter. Shows table service after 3 or 3:30pm. Don't recall. BBQ Salmon Sandwich was excellent along with a side of potatoes. They have a large salad bar for those that... More 

Thank Barry G
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A good sign of a restaurant is when there is a line. This was worth the wait! Food was so good. Almost as good as the views!! Thank you!

Thank Rick E
Cancun, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Got us out of trouble while we were waiting for our cruise tour to leave but I wouldn't recommend it if you have the time to find a better place, even though I just had clam chowder and cannot speak for the rest of the food. Clam chowder was just ok, and I never saw the difference between the manhattan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101-1542
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-623-5700

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