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J & M Cafe

#347 of 3,152 Restaurants in Seattle}
$$ - $$$American, ,
201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
+1 206-402-6654
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good56%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (13 reviews)
“oldest bar” (10 reviews)
“pioneer square” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

After being disappointed by another place we happened on J & M. It was great. The server was at our table almost immediately and super friendly! The good was hot and really good. We'll be stopping by this place again.

Thank KFY821
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for a beer and was told of the history of the bar. Very interestingly. Seems Wyatt Earp used to play cards here in the 1890’s. He owned a bar on this same corner. Went back for burger during Seahawks came and was totally...More

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in not knowing what to expect and found an evening of fun with an awesome live band! The service was great and the night was a blast! If you get a chance, swing by and have a few drinks at this awesome bar!

Thank lacy j
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had dinner and a couple drinks here and it was not overly busy and the service was marginal. Very friendly waitress but not attentive and it was not very busy at the time we visited. The pizza was ok as well as the nachos....More

Thank nemahavalleyhvac
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Stopped in here for a beer while the wife was shopping. Good staff, clean environment, nice selection of beers, and a good looking happy hour selection. I only had the chips and salsa, but every meal I saw come out looked very good. The salsa...More

Thank K D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a Seattle institution. Their lunch food is adequate but there are better places to go. This is a must visit just for the nostalgia and funkiness.

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a friendly place for drinks, with good service too. We just passed by and decided to stop in and were glad that we did.

Thank kaj20
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Beer was ice cold. Food was fresh and delicious. The Reubens are the best; hands down. Highly recommend this place.

Thank t s
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

...work the walk from downtown into Pioneer Square to visit Seattle's oldest bar. The burgers are fantastic and so is Amber, she's the bomb. Do yourself a favour and stop in while exploring this funky area of Seattle.

Thank Ean B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of my favorite places for a casual dinner and a beer in Pioneer Square. The bartenders are fantastic, the music is great, and it's a perfect spot to people watch when you're new in the city.

Thank Lil_Ms_Wanderlust
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Nearby Attractions
Pioneer Square
537 reviews
.14 km away
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10 November 2017|
Response from K D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are allowed. If I recall there is a pool table they could terrorize. And if they behave you can take them to Magic Mouse Toys which is just up the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-402-6654
  • E-mail
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