Seattle spots are known for crushing the seafood game -- and when it comes to seafood crowd-pleasers, creamy chowder is usually the pick du jour. Whether you’re just passing through or are a longtime resident, if these locations aren’t already on your list of local favorites, give them a try next time your chowder cravings manifest.
Belltown Pub | 2322 1st Avenue | 206-448-6210
Tuck into a cup or bowl of Belltown Pub’s from-scratch New England Clam Chowder -- one all-star entry in a lineup of savory, decadent pub fare. Served every night until 1 a.m., sipping on some hearty chowder is a tasty way to get some substance in your belly as you take advantage of late-night happy hour drinks.
Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations
Doc’s attributes the popularity of its famous Housemade Clam Chowder to its “oh-so-good” flavor. Both the Bainbridge Island and Port Townsend kitchens make each batch with gluten-free ingredients and serve up each order fresh, hot, and in your choice of a bowl or cup.
Duke’s Chowder House | Multiple locations
Duke’s is named for its chowder, so you better believe it’s gonna be good. Stop in at any of Duke’s six Seattle and Western Washington locations for late-night happy hour featuring the star of the show: the (gluten-free!) Award-Winning Clam Chowder. Keep with the gluten-free theme and enjoy a small or large bowl alongside your choice of cheeseburger sandwiched between a fresh and locally made Manini’s hamburger bun. Keep the party going in the bar or on the patio from 9 p.m. to close.
Highliner Public House | 3909 18th Ave W | 206-216-1254
Does the prospect of fresh seafood, red potatoes, bacon, and a creamy base light your fire? Then it’s safe to say the New England-style clam chowder at Interbay's Highliner Public House won’t disappoint. Add some greens on the side by opting for the Chowder and Salad Special. Order up until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. on Sundays, and 10 p.m. every other day.