Mario Unclogged: A Great Meal at Seattle's Steelhead Diner

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Steelhead Diner just off of 1st Avenue near Pike Place Market.

It ruled. Real dungeness crab cake with the big pieces of crab and no visible filler, served with sauce Louis from the '50s, but perfect. A plate of my dad's bresaola, perfectly sliced, dressed with great olive oil and fresh peaches. Wow ... fuck figs.

Crystal's Hot Sauce rouille on the side, heirloom tomatoes on crisp bread with mayo and black pepper, Uli's sausage po' boy–style, "dressed."

This place serves comfort food from my dreamy stoner days and also offers half portions of the real main courses, like local king salmon and the traditional Nobu knock-off of kasu-marinated cod—all washed bown with a killer southern Oregon Albariño for $30 something a bottle. The chef, Kevin Davis, and his wife, Terresa Davis (pictured), run the fun ship, and the wait staff is hip and awake, unlike at many Emerald City hot spots, so there's a little pep in the step here.

Two thumbs up.

Steelhead Diner

Address: 95 Pine Street, Pike Place Market, Seattle WA 98101 [map]
Phone: 206-625-0129

Photograph from the Steelhead Diner

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