Excellent | Worth a Detour
Review by: Roadfood Team
Three meals a day are served at Lowell’s, a Seattle institution, which occupies a huge amount of space in the Pike Place Market with great views of Puget Sound and the wharfs. We like breakfast of corned beef hash and/or fluffy pancakes.
|A trip to Seattle isn’t complete without a visit to Pike Place Market, the best-known farmer’s market in America. If you weave your way through the market and don’t fill up on the free samples (including the aptly named Oh My God peaches), you can feast on the fresh seafood at Lowell’s.
The first and third levels are for more casual diners, either take-out or stand-up eating. The second level, if you’re willing to wait–and you will–is the best Lowell’s experience. Huge windows frame a spectacular view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula, so even if the food were lousy it would be worth a visit. Fortunately, the food at Lowell’s is extremely good.
What to eat at Lowell’s
They are famous for their enormous breakfasts, but don’t overlook lunch or dinner. New England-style clam chowder is served in enormous steaming mugs; sandwiches and burgers are in abundance. An order of fried calamari doesn’t consist of heavy-battered rubbery circles, but rather tender strips in a light pepper-specked coating. Dungeness crab is featured prominently in several dishes. I tried the “Market Louie” salad, which normally features crab and shrimp but which I got with just crab, kind of expecting Philips’s-style uniform chunks. Nope. The salad was topped with juicy, obviously fresh meat, including unmistakable claw meat. I did everything but lick my plate.
When Lowell’s is busy service can suffer a little, but for an authentic Seattle eating experience it can’t be beat.
Original Post by Patricia Beninato
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|