Seattle >Food & Dining > Chinook's
1900 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811947.655257 -122.380471
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 10pm;Sat. - Sun. 7:30am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Magnolia / Queen Anne, Interbay, Magnolia - Queen Anne
Two words... – Bread pudding!!! But, if you are there for more than dessert there are many delicious options. I've been going to Chinooks for over 15 years and I love to show my friends what a great place it is. The seafood is great and the breakfast is wonderful as well...fresh baked scones for all. They rival the delicious foccacia that is served in the evenings.
never disappointed – I've eaten at Chinook's over a dozen times and have never been disappointed. I take a lot of out of town guests here because it is a great Seattle establishment, and a little too far from the tourist district to be overpriced. I recommend eating al fresco if the weather is warm. The inside can get pretty loud, so not a great romantic spot. Go look at the boats if there is a wait.
Very rude and nasty staff – While being seated the hostest was unbelievably nasty and very rude. She was insulting and treated us so badly that we walked out of the resturant. We will never go back and will tell all of our friends and family how unbelievably bad we were treated.
Freshest, Best Prepared Fish in Town! – Don't fill up on bread! The salads are fresh and varied in offerings. Great oysters. The planked halibut or salmon are wonderful with a slightly smokey flavor. They always have a fresh side vegetable and some newly renovated potatoes. I never miss the seasonal, local fruit desserts in the summer. Sure it's loud at times but that's kind of the theme, cannery-style. If you're on a date snuggle up to your sweetie if it's loud. Sometimes there can be a wait for a table but you can always sit in the bar or at the oyster bar without fail. Being part of the Anthony's family, they've always stood behind their service and they're food if something goes wrong. We've eaten here a lot and if anything was out of place they've bent over backwards to make it right if possible or to make us happy.
Keep it simple – The bread was awesome! It was hard not to fill up on it before dinner. We ordered two different fish dished ...stick with the grilled it was better. The restaurant was a little loud even at 9 p.m., but we had a nice window seat so we could look out at the boats.
Good place to eat – First off, the foccocia bread that is part of every meal is the best. I highly recommend the seafood omelet. The service is always good and personally I enjoy the bustling atmosphere. I say give them a try.
Just Feels Good – Visited Chinooks twice in two weeks and was not disappointed. Consistency, what a concept. Order off the menu and ask for the cajun prawns as an entree. Definitely finger lickin good! Ate at the bar and people watched, love the Seattle style. The servers were great fun. Yes, it's noisy, yes, there is lots of energy, yes, there is a wait... So what is so important you need to get in and out? You have fast food for that.
Seattle has more to offer! – Chinooks was at best, average. There are so many other seafood restaurants in Seattle that have much more to offer. The wait was horrendous (no reservations nowadays makes no sense--by the time we were seated, they had run out of oysters! a double whammy!!), the food was so so (no one in my party liked the blue plate special- mushy lingcod with a weird creamy/cheesey sauce) our food arrived much later than people who were seated later (understandably we were a party of 6- but then food was brought out at different times: half had to wait 10 minutes longer), and our server was quite rude! (She specifically said, without eye contact as we asked for a refill on our soda- "Umm I dont know what you are saying..i just dont understand you"...a simple "Excuse me? would have been sufficient).
Mostly okay, but not worth it. – Chinooks has many fairly good qualities. The food is usually good, but not a real stand out. The restaurant is noisy to the point of being unpleasant. It's usually crowded and the service is lousy. They couldn't cook a vegitable side dish to save their lives (Their norm is this potato and onion spluck. Totally overcooked.) The best thing they do is the foccocia bread. Although the last several time I went it was dried out. They used to be real good. They need to do alot better.
Great catch – Excellent all around restaurant. Sunday brunch is particularly good. No secret that this place is fabulous, so expect to wait a little. Ambience cannot be beat with a waterfront view virtually guaranteed. Seafood is fresh and you can almost see the fish being brought straight from the boats into the restaurant.
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