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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There was a line when we arrived I went for the original clam chowder and it was good but not as good as I was expecting considering all the hype and all the other reviews

Thank Lizette A
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all sampled different chowders and frankly found them not too memorable. The Market chowder on the day of our visit was lobster and clam and the soup was far too rich to the point of being stodgy, bland and made me feel a bit ill, the Manhattan chowder was overly fishy to the point of off-putting and the vegetarian... More 

Thank Emma d
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good service, reasonable price, but the seafood bisque chowder was too salty for me. Fries with chowder was interesting, and pretty good.

Thank Teresa S
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Competed against these guys in Rhode Island a few years ago, they were good then, still good now. Got it to go, but back at the hotel, it was still piping hot and delicious.

Thank zeezog
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was wondering around the market shortly after arriving in Seattle looking for seafood and stumbled on this right around closing. I had the chowder sampler because I wasn't sure which kind I would like and was happy with that decision. My favorite was the market and the smoked salmon ones. My least favorite was the New England. My hotel... More 

Thank treinke
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is one of a kind. almost no seats and the storefront is small, but there was a long line. Worth the wait. The service is fast and the food is fantastic.

Thank Glenn K
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will be short. I'm giving this restaurant a 2 rating....not because of food. It was 6:45 pm when we arrived and they were closed. Trip advisor says they close at 9. Take it for what it's worth, we were excited to eat here but we're apparently way too late. Oh well.

Thank Christopher D
7568-2537, Owner at Pike Place Chowder, responded to this review

I'm very sorry. Somehow the hours were changed on our Trip Advisor page for this location. Our store at Pike Place Market closes at 5:00 PM daily. Not that this will help you now but the hours that were listed are the hours of our second location in the Pacific Place Shopping Center located six blocks away at 600 Pine... More 

Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never had chowder this thick and delicious. We got a couple of different kinds, it's nice they have about six different chowder's to choose from. You may think it's a little pricey, but it's full of lots of seafood and flavor. Well worth the price. If you're at the Pike Market anyway make sure you don't pass up... More 

Thank WAY26S
Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As it was my first time in Seattle, I Googled the ‘must-eats’ of Seattle and this was one of them and it has won many awards. I had their most famous New England clam chowder and it was delicious! It was creamy, had chewy clams, potatoes and many herbs. The sourdough bread goes very well with the chowder too. On... More 

Thank WLH_Oz
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited the restaurant on many trips to Seattle. My favorite way to have this yummy goodness of chowder is in the sourdough bread bowl. That is true Seattle type eating. There are other smaller locations to have the chowder but ... if you want the experience ... order the chowder at the Pike Market and sit upstairs ... the... More 

Thank Cindy M

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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
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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

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