Keep in mind that coming to Beecher’s for lunch requires standing in a line full of tourists sampling curds and talking very loudly about the woman at the market who dresses up like a stone statue. But at the end of that line is glorious mac and cheese penne that Oprah once named one of her favorite things. You’ll want a cup of that. Just save some room, because nothing’s better here than the grilled smoked turkey and flagship cheddar cheese sandwich. It’s perfectly toasted, with those crispy cheese bits that stick to the bread when it gets caught in the panini press, and you need to eat it at least once.
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Pike Place is a vortex of food stands, restaurants, and bars. Here are the 34 best places the market has to offer.
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Purple Café & Wine Bar
Purple Cafe is a wine bar downtown with an encyclopedic wine list and an extensive American food menu.
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Lunchbox Laboratory is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that specializes in burgers and milkshakes.
Eight Row is a large, attractive restaurant in Green Lake that only serves one good dish: a $55 pork shoulder.
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Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
Market Grill is a tiny counter downtown at Pike Place Market with delicious seafood sandwiches, chowder, and poke.
Pasta Casalinga is a small spot downtown at Pike Place for inexpensive homemade pasta.
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