Pike Place Chowder

TM and I tend to travel with our stomachs.  I’m pretty sure that is evident by this blog.  The problem is, our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs.  I did quite extensive research before our trip to Seattle and typed out an itinerary listing where we’d eat for each meal and our mode of transportation.  There weren’t enough meals in the day for everything I wanted to try so we ended up with some midday snacks and late night snacks – a.k.a. dinner #2.

My parents came on this trip with TM and I.  (They actually “funded” it since the free airline credit we used was theirs!)  After checking in at our Belltown condo, we walked over to Pike’s Place Chowder for an early dinner.  We  got there right before they closed at 5 PM and ordered New England clam chowder and some sandwiches.  I got a clam chowder / crab roll combo and TM got a clam chowder / bay shrimp roll combo.  Both sandwiches were quite excellent but the chowder was definitely the star of the meal here.  TM usually doesn’t eat clam chowder but he was okay with this one because it was so fresh that it didn’t taste fishy.

Mom and Dad shared a large chowder and split a full crab roll.

The dinner was great until for some unknown reason, Mom dropped all of the innards of her sandwich onto the ground!  It was quite a tragedy and all she was left with was bread and a little lettuce.

It was hard to believe it all plopped onto the asphalt to be left to the birds. <insert sad face here>

We all thought the chowder was some of the best we’ve ever had.  They have various kinds of chowder that I wouldn’t mind trying the next time we go.  I wanted to stick with traditional New England style this time around for comparison reasons.

1530 Post Alley   Seattle, WA

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2 Comments on “Pike Place Chowder”

  1. The Mister Says:

    It was sad that they were out of their Market chowder. I think it would have been great if one of us was able to order it in order to try it out. The Market chowder changes everyday depending on what ingredients they get at the market. That day it was chorizo, crab, and oyster. I really liked the bay shrimp sandwich, it was flavored with cumin and was excellent topped with a little of the cocktail sauce they provided on the side. The chowder was good considering I normally don’t like clam chowder as it is typically too fishy for my taste.

  2. Emme Says:

    That looks so good!!!


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