A visit to Seattle’s Pike Place Market is simply not complete without also experiencing Lowell’s, the “living room of the market”.
Here you’ll find generous portions of delicious food, affordable prices, a friendly, attentive staff, full service bar and the incomparable atmosphere of the market. Lowell’s: “Almost Classy” and a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1957 for visitors and natives alike!
Three Floors of Gorgeous Water Views in the Heart of Pike Place Market
Pike Place Public Market, Seattle
Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar has been serving the public for close to 100 years. In the early 1900′s Lowell’s was a combination coffee roaster, peanut roaster and cafeteria that served the citizens of the Seattle when they came to the “Public Market” to purchase fresh farm produce, seafood and dairy goods. We started as the “flagship” Manning’s Cafeteria, becoming Lowell’s in 1957.
From the front entrance in the main arcade of Pike Place Market, it is unlikely that most visitors realize Lowell’s actually has three floors of seating, all offering world class views of the Olympic Mountains, the ferries crossing Puget Sound and a seagull’s view of the Port of Seattle.
On the first and third floors of Lowell’s, customers in a rush to get back out and visit the hundreds of unique shops that comprise Pike Place Market order first with the cashier-barista and then find a view seat where our energetic “food-runners” find them with their fresh cooked meals.
The second floor “View Lounge” offers traditional “sit down” table service as well as a full bar selection of unique handmade cocktails, microbrew-import-domestic beers and wine. Lowell’s has a great crowd for our Happy Hour from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
It is here on the second floor guests may choose from either the above mentioned view of the waterfront seating or a booth overlooking the parade of people shopping below that is acknowledged as the best “people watching spot in Seattle.”
Lowell’s is open seven days a week on all three floors, beginning at 7 a.m. where we offer “The Best Breakfast in Seattle” (as awarded multiple times by the visitors voting in WHERE magazine as well as written up in The New York Times on Sunday, July 10, 2005.) Afternoon and evening meals are famous in their own right for being fresh, Northwest casual fare in a historic setting with unparalleled views and a colorfully diverse neighborhood feel.
We are proud to be the destination meeting spot of locals gathering to go out elsewhere, business travelers needing a casual centrally located lunch location, multi-generational families and couples gathering for their weekly week-end breakfasts as well as “The Living Room” of the Pike Place Market that all of our neighbors frequent after a hard days work in the vegetable stalls, fish markets, craft stalls and street singing and painting.
1519 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101