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Hole in the Wall Barbecue

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215 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2211
+1 206-622-8717
11:00 - 14:30
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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John has a great spot. He continues a legacy of award winning grub and keeps us lunch timers happy as fried clams. But he don't serve no clams. Pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and turkey, All smoked just right. Fridays he has ribs and they always sell out. It's fast and if the weather is good, take it over to Occidental... More 

Thank SeahurstJuan
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who could resist going to a place called Hole in the Wall? Very good BBQ. We got the 3 meats - pilled pork, brisket and hot links. The gem is the hot links, so long as you like a little heat with your BBQ!

Thank Elaina R
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Hole in the Wall is named aptly. It's a hole in the wall, but it's humble exterior hides the heart of true North Carolina BBQ. Hole in the Wall serves NC specialties like pulled pork and homestyle macaroni salad. If you're truly Southern at heart, you can also get a nice meatloaf sandwich! Come hungry because they're going to fill... More 

Thank Samantha Z
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great mac salad, exceptional pulled pork, and wonderful decor and services. Will visit next time I'm in Seattle.

Thank nileamazon
Inverness, Florida
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We went out of our way to eat here, recommended to us. It was worth every bite, what a sandwich. Best pulled pork I ever ate. You can get spice hot, medium Hot, or mild. It's also gluten free if you skip the bun. Near the court house in Seattle.

Thank T S
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I love the BBQ here. I used to come here a lot when I worked downtown. I now work in the U District. However, yesterday, I had the chance to visit Hole in the Wall for lunch and enjoyed every bite. The brisket is great - the taste, the texture, the smoke, all of it.

Thank Brandon S
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I moved to Seattle from the southeast and was at first disheartened when I couldn't find a decent BBQ place. I came across Hole in the Wall one day after my office moved to Smith Tower. Evidently the guys are from Austin and have been in business since 1989 - and it shows. The service is super friendly, prices are... More 

Thank jubilantjesse
Seattle area
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Given the quality of brisket beef has gone down, the price has gone up, the combination equates to poor. Food is average price is high. After all these years of patronage I'll probably call it quits for that place.

Thank MXonceAyear
New Jersey
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592 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I was craving some BBQ while in Seattle. Low and behold I find out there's a place within walking distance of where I'm staying. No need to think, off I went. It's a small place for sure but I went after lunch hours and had no problem getting a seat. I went with the brisket sandwich. It was delicious. Very... More 

2 Thank Steve H
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

I've been eating here for the last 20 years and love it. Thursday they have Bbq pork ribs which melt off the bone. If it's a slow day you might get some on Friday but you can't count on it. The also have good coleslaw and beans. Friendly but seating is along the outer wall. No alcohol, but Nantucket nectar... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-622-8717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?