Whether you're trying to impress out-of-town guests or just looking for a new brunch spot, these four low-key Pike Place Market restaurants not only have delicious hearty breakfast items on the menu they also have breathtaking views.
So grab your friends and your phone and head to the Market for Instagram-worthy meals and views.
The entrance to Lowell's Restaurant from Pike Place Market's main Arcade. (Photo via Twitter)
Lowell's Restaurant at 1519 Pike Pl takes guests straight from Pike Place Market's busy arcade to the waterfront.
Order cafeteria-style when you enter, and head to any of the three floors of seating. Make sure you snap some pics of the Sound while waiting for a server to bring you your order.
Seagulls may well stare at you from outside the third-floor windows as you enjoy your Lemon Zest-Ricotta-Berry Pancakes or any of the five Eggs Benedict dishes. Or, try their world-famous Dungeness Crab Omelet or Historic Hangtown Fry.
Lowell's opens at 7 a.m.
The Athenian Seafood Restaurant
The view from a booth at the Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar. (Photo via Athenian's website)
Everything is super fresh at this “Sleepless in Seattle” locale that dates back to 1909, making the Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar one of the oldest establishments in Seattle.
Signature dishes include the Smoked Salmon Frittata featuring smoked salmon from their Market neighbor, Pure Food Fish. The Joe’s Special Egg Scramble has chicken garlic sausage from Uli’s Famous Sausage, another Market neighbor.
Plus, the wood booths, historic photos and lovely views add to your Market experience.
The Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar at 1517 Pike Pl opens at 8 a.m.
Sound View Cafe
The view from a booth at Sound View Cafe. (Photo via Sound View Cafe's website)
Sound View Cafe at 1501 Pike Pl is a busy hideaway that's slightly off the beaten path. Down the ramp from the fish-tossing, you'll find the cozy sit-down cafe which boasts great views of the waterfront and the Great Wheel.
Grab oats, granola, yogurt parfaits or meatier options like Steak Hash-n-Eggs or “Sunrise Saute” that has grilled salmon, prawns and scallops to go with your eggs.
Sound View Cafe opens at 8 a.m.
Pike Place Bar & Grill
The view from a booth at Pike Place Bar & Grill. (Photo via Yelp)
Perfect for those little ones with big appetites and people-watchers. This diner-style restaurant is tucked in the corner of the top floor of the Corner Market building.
The half-moon windows at Pike Place Bar & Grill look out toward the Market’s iconic clock and sign and the hustle-bustle below.
All-you-can-eat Belgian Waffles topped with fruit are sure to satisfy, but there are plenty of options for those wanting lighter fare.
Pike Place Bar & Grill opens at 9 a.m.