Athenian / Seattle

1517 Pike Pl Seattle 98101
Opening Hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:30
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 21:00

The Athenian was first opened by three Greek brothers, about 1909. Starting out as a bakery and a luncheonette, it was one of the first restaurants in Seattle to be issued a liquor license, for beer, in 1933. The sign over the front door is the original one, hung there over a half century ago. From a bakery to a tavern and then to a restaurant, the Athenian’s story is typical of the growth opportunity of our country. Throughout it’s history in the Pike Place Market, the Athenian has been the crossroads of people from all over the world and a haven for those who have found their homes and futures in the Great Northwest. We sincerely hope you enjoy your meal and that you will come back often to enjoy the wide variety of delicious food and beverages we offer.

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Tips from the Net @ Athenian
Kent Hargrave en
The view is incredible, the service is fantastic. the food? Not so much. You go here for the view. The prices are just a bit higher than in downtown, but you are paying for the view and it is fabulous. GooglePlace - April 2018
Terry B. Hall en
Great service & very upbeat attitude from our server in the bar, Kelsie! We took advantage of some of the delightful Happy Hour deals & had some oyster shooters, mussels & salmon on a stick. They were all tasty & surprisingly filling, all for less than $13, leaving plenty of room for a well-earned tip! We’ll certainly be going back! GooglePlace - March 2018
Ronnie Scott en
Nice seafood restaurant, we had a pleasing meal, with a lovely view across the harbour. The service was prompt and friendly and the process were quite reasonable. The atmosphere is a bit dated, but it fits in well with the Pike Place feeling. GooglePlace - March 2018
Fabio Lopes en
Good comfort food! The portions are well served as me and my boyfriend shared the 3 piece cod and chips and it we were both sated! Good value for money, several beer options, great view of the sea and I couldn’t ask for better service. The staff was very friendly without being intrusive! Cosy decor, good for a date! GooglePlace - February 2018
Matthew Robinson en
I’m going to blunt. The employees were my least favorite part of this experience. From the hostess who took our name to our waitress. We were less than impressed. The food was good, took about an hour from us taking a seat to getting food, which was made more enjoyable because of this view! Request an upstairs booth! Overall, good visit for a lunch in the market but better options elsewhere. GooglePlace - December 2017