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Kells Irish Restaurant

#141 of 3,079 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Irish, Bar, Pub
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1916 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101-1015 (Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia)
+1 206-728-1916
11:30 - 02:00
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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of your quintessential restaurants of the old school and old world variety! The dining room has its own bar which is adjacent to the Pub (next door) I was on a double date with my wife and great friends and we thoroughly enjoyed the shepherd's pie, steak and kidney entrees (did I say old school?) Washing them... More 

Thank InTenCities
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Have a great meal with friendly staff. I was traveling by myself and so sat at the bar, the bar tender Roy was very knowledgeable about Seattle and was willing to impart that knowledge on the best place for breakfast and two things you cannot miss in Seattle.

Thank Ami H
Greenwich, CT
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

In Seattle to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday, with the help of our niece we chose Kells for the surprise gathering of family and friends, a group of 25! My niece did the legwork and made arrangements with Karen the owner for our group. As we assembled, we were taken care of by Sharra, the most professional server I've ever... More 

Thank RockridgeC
Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

An Irish pub with live music and a great whisky selection - what more do you need? Food is pub fare - but good quality with some nice touches. Get the Farls (basically an Irish potato pancake taco), especially the Pork Farl. Good draft beer selection (not huge but enough to have a good choice. The Whisky selection is quite... More 

Thank Thom M
Greenville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Really good Irish food. Get there early because it will be standing room only! The food I had was cooked well, and tasted great!

Thank thesheepsake
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Super fun staff and delicious (but very heavy) food and beer choices. Kels has been around for a very long time and the place has great history to it. I love the active, loud, and fun atmosphere this place has and make a point to stop every time I'm required to play tour guide.

Thank Marina326
Pocatello, Idaho
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We always love to eat here when in Seattle. They have awesome food. I love the shepherds pie and the sausage rolls. Service could be better but it is not bad.

Thank rda525
Hewitt, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been here over 100 times in the last 20 years, since I first moved to Seattle. I've had everything on the menu at least three times. I have never once had an improperly cooked meal, poor service, or a bad experience. I've been here in every season, for a pint or a dram or a meal, brought countless friends... More 

Thank AuroraSelene
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We went for dinner as the menu intrigued us. Lo and behold the whisky selection from Ireland and Scotland is to die for. We have yet to have seen such a selection! No whisky snobbery either. Just a good place to have a wee dram and good food.

Thank tmjrobin
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've been a fan of Kells for many years in Portland, but this was my first visit to the original location in Seattle. It's a great, authentic feeling Irish pub with plenty of live music, great beers and friendly staff. Oh, and it's considered one of the most haunted bars in the U.S. as the building was a former mortuary.... More 

Thank Kevin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1916 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101-1015
    (Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-728-1916
Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar is one of Seattle's favorite hideaways. Situated in Post Alley above the historic Pike Place Market, Kells is a fine way to round up a day's sightseeing or browsing at the market. The pub is always alive with folks cooling off after a day's work. The restaurant will be sure to remind you of the Old Country with its warm, cozy atmosphere and traditional surroundings. There's also a patio outside that's a great place to feel the breeze from the Sound and the buzz of the marketplace. We also have a grand celebration every St. Patrick's Day. Kells proudly serves Seattle's largest Single Malt Scotch collection.

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