A taste of The Lockspot Cafe

If you have ever visited the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, you have likely walked by or parked near the Lockspot Cafe, aptly named based on the aforementioned attraction.


Susan and I have eaten here before and quite liked it. So, having taken a walk down at Golden Gardens, we decided to hit this gem for dinner.

The first thing you will notice about the Lockspot is the outside decor and oddities.



I’m not entirely sure what the meaning of the English phone booth is, but I like it. Inside is equally as charming.


Whenever we’ve been here, the bar is always crowded. I think over the course of its 90 + year history,the Lockspot has become a gathering place for fishermen, most notably the crew from Deadliest Catch. Today, it still is a waterhole for those who love being on the sea and for people sucked in by its charm and mystery.

The restaurant is split between restaurant and pretty good sized bar. Additionally, if you are so inclined, they have some vintage arcade games you can play. I’ve yet to come to the Lockspot at night, but I suspect it’s pretty popular.

To add to this, the food is very good. Mostly pub food. I always opt to narrow down my selections and then ask questions, watching closely for the server’s reaction. Any pause and I move on. No pause was provoked when I asked our waiter about their freshly made Cod Cakes.


So, we ordered some along with a cup of the house made Smoked Salmon Chowder. Both, as you can imagine, we fresh and very tasty.


For entrees, Susan opted for the Fish and Chips, a solid choice and I, the Veggie Burger. Both were delicious, exactly what you would expect from a really great, old school pub.


We finished off with a delicious bread pudding with whiskey drizzle. Very good and of course, made fresh daily.


This is our second visit to the Lockspot and each time I really enjoy it. It’s perfect for a casual dinner with friends and family in town that you have taken to view the locks. It’s also a great place to go for a taste of the fisherman lifestyle. Accompanied with great food and service, this is a not-to-be-skipped-over place in Seattle.


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