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Apr 1, 2011 07:42 PM

Clam Chowder at night in Downtown Seattle

I'm in downtown Seattle and want a really good clam/seafood chowder. I checked the boards and everyone recommends Pike Place Chowder, however, it closes very early. Is there anywhere at night (particularly late at night) that has a good chowder? Thanks!

Pike Place Chowder
600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101

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  1. directly above pike place chowder is STEELHEAD DINER whose razor clam chowder is superb; excellent flavor, not overly thickened, plenty of tender clams. their gumbo is, incidentally, the best in the city IMHO.

    Steelhead Diner
    95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

    1. There is a Pike Place Chowder in Pacific Place shopping center. It's not late night, but its later than the market.

      Pike Place Chowder
      600 Pine St Ste 404, Seattle, WA 98101

      1. Hard to beat Duke's clam chowder. Fairview location is open until 2AM.

        1. Ivar's Acres of Clams has very good chowder. For a long time Ivar's was not that great in the chowder department but they seem to have upped the quality in the last couple few years and now are one of my favorites. Happy Hour until closing makes it pretty painless... especially if you add a HH pint of Ninkasi IPA. Open until 10 Su-Th and 11 on Fr, Sat

          I also like Duke's though I think Duke's chowder was much better in the 80s when they were winning all the chowder competitions. They are still good and of their chowders the clam is my favorite over all the other variations. Duke's also serves it up with a nice sourdough.

          Ivar's Acres of Clams
          1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104

          3 Replies
          1. re: knowspicker

            Hi, knowspicker:

            I like Ivar's too, frankly.

            If you don't already know, the older Duke's recipe is widely available online. I make it about once a month in 10Q batches. Even freezes pretty well.


            1. re: kaleokahu

              Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone! This is really helpful!

              1. re: kaleokahu

                Thanks for the recipe tip. I'll check it out.