Pike Place Market
Take a bunch of small-time businesses and sprinkle them liberally around a waterside strip amid crowds of old-school bohemians, new wave...
Main & North Arcades
From Pier 55, take a trip to Blake Island, the birthplace of Seattle’s namesake Chief Sealth. The four-hour trip includes a salmon bake,...
Fish and chips is a simple meal often done badly – but not here. Slam down your order for Alaskan cod at the front entry and take your...
1517 Pike Place Market · interesting places nearby
Athenian Inn information
There’s nothing fancy about the Athenian, but it’s a landmark and a bastion of unpretentious, frontier-era Seattle, a holdover from the days before Starbucks and Grand Central Bakery (way before – it opened in 1909, two years after the market itself).
It’s been a bakery and a lunch counter, and now it seems to have settled in as a diner-bar combination where, especially in the off hours, you can snuggle into a window booth and gaze over Elliott Bay with a plate of fried fish and a frosty mug of Manny’s Pale Ale.