When in Seattle – eat chowder.
Pike Place Chowder was definitely top on my list of places to eat. We hit this spot on the very first day of our week long vacation.
The market chowder of the day was Crab and Shrimp:
We ordered the dungeness crab roll and the 4 cup chowder sampler to share:
The chowders were everything they were promised to be – rich, creamy, delicious. If there had to be one that didn’t live up to expectations, it was the smoked salmon. It just wasn’t as delicious as all the other ones, it was evident by the fact that it was the last one left AND it was still half full. It had nova smoked salmon, capers, and cream cheese – it was still good but left us thinking “we should have tried something else”. The seafood bisque was my favourite. It had so much seafood – Pacific cod, Northwest salmon, Oregon bay shrimp, and crab all simmered in a creamy, tomato-ey broth. Runner up was definitely the classic New England. Nothing beats a creamy bowl of bacon and clam soup!
Annnd, the glorious Dungeness Crab Roll:
Next time, we would definitely order two of these babies. The crab meat was unbelievably fresh, and the amount of mayo was just perfect. I hate salads with too much mayo, yuck. Is it still called a salad if it comes in a bun? It is right? And the celery added a nice crunch which definitely broke up the mushy texture of the crab and the white bun. Thumbs up all the way.
PIKE PLACE CHOWDER
1530 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101