The Grill on Broadway

314 Broadway E

Open early, open late, the former Broadway Grill offers a menu that ranges from Southern to Italian to Mexican, plus burgers, sandwiches, salads, and several breakfast options served anytime. The sidewalk seating is prime people-watching real estate, and the Grill is very popular with the gays and those who love them.

The Grill on Broadway

314 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

Restaurant Details
  • Features Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating
  • Cuisine Burgers, Cafe, Pub Grub
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Snacks Available
  • Scene Cocktail Lounge, Gay Bar, Meat Market
Read Reviews (22)

Much The Place to Be!

The Broadway Grill… now known as The Grill on Broadway is much improved. The new ownership has the drive and inspiration to make this THE gay icon restaurant on Capitol Hill as it has always strived to be. The recent remolding, new menu and same fabulous location make this a great place to meet friends for a drink, have dinner with your family, or sit and watch people walk by on a sunny afternoon! I really can’t say enough about how much better The Grill on Broadway is now!
Posted by clwells on October 26, 2010 at 2:36 PM · Report this

I give the new owners an A+ for improvement

If you've had bad experiences here, I recommend going back now. This place has improved a lot since the new owners took over sometime this past spring. They've improved their recipes, and they're using organic ingredients where they can. My favorite dish used to be the buttermilk fried chicken. Now it's the low-fat turkey meatloaf. Their iced tea is made with mint, which totally rocks my socks.

As others have said, ask for a table up front so you can watch the people pass on Broadway, especially if the outside seating is open.
Posted by DowntownTaylor on October 26, 2010 at 12:52 PM · Report this


The patio is enough reason for celebration! But totally cheap drink & eats menu... it's like Happy Hour is every hour. Bring your girlfriends or "guuuurl" friends for a big gay time.
Posted by bug513 on March 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM · Report this

Decent, I guess

Here is a Californian with Attitude, I guess, according to another review on here, giving his opinion on this establishment. I went with a local who loves it, so I had an open mind. Hmm. The decor is quite nice - especially at holiday time with multiple light strings going on - but the menu is uninspired, the prices on the high side, and the food quality subpar. I wouldn't go back. GREAT location and ambiance is doable.
Posted by KPO on December 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM · Report this

Burn it down and start over!

Been going for years... decided to pop in for lunch one day.

Ordered two sandwiches, mine was... OK, partner's was raw (chicken). Complained to indifferent waiter, since our waitress was completely AWOL. Waitress came back 30 minutes later with the same nasty chicken that was zapped in a microwave, and said "I heard we had a meltdown here".

Huh? We were astonished. We asked her to repeat what she said, she then denied ever using the word "meltdown".

Left the inedible sandwich on the table, and went to leave. Decided to speak with the 'manager' who would up being the owner.

Manager immediately spoke the waitress, and then denied that the server said the words 'meltdown'. Enough details, needless to say we will never go back.

Doesn't matter who much the they "DO" for the gay community, food is so so, place is not clean, staff is rude, and menu is long in the tooth.

Time to start over bitches! Or maybe go back California and take your attitude with you.
Posted by Steve on October 27, 2008 at 7:58 PM · Report this


The food is okay, but lord help you if you sit in the back room. It has about the same ambiance as a cafeteria, only with more echo. I'll only go back here if I know for certian I can eat outside or next to the window.
Posted by crk on bellevue ave on July 30, 2008 at 9:21 PM · Report this


It's a little crowded with 20 things at times, you know the ones who look like they're trying to be late 1960's glamour stars just to go get some sliders,,,,but where else can you get a good beer and a name shot for under ten bucks. During Happy Hour, you can get two beers and two shot and stillleave a five spot tip, by just leaving a 20 on the bar. As far as cleanliness, this joint is much less smellier than a lot of the Broadway bar and grills. As far as the Homophobic remarks that taint these reviews, go screw yourself. As far as The Stranger lsiting this as a meat market, it don't make sense, This is a good date restaurant, but the jostling bar ain't for hook ups, it's for drinking.....good sliders
Posted by Wild Bill on July 6, 2008 at 3:45 PM · Report this
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Don't expect good service or a decent meal

A friend and I went here once. Every time I walk past this place I am reminded of the awful food and service we got here. Drinks were served promptly enough, the waitress answered my questions like she knew what she was talking about; it was the start of a good meal. Then our food came. About an HOUR later. My black bean burger was good, but lukewarm. Fries, bordering on cold. Plus they forgot my side of veggies. My companions burger was burnt so hard on the bottom it was inedible. A quarter of the patty burnt to black! Who would have the nerve to serve you food like that? Not only did we complain, both parties on our sides complained. Wrong plates were served, wrong drinks, rude replies when you requested to send food back. Needless to say, the free dessert coupon they gave me if I chose to return has gone unused.
Posted by ErBear on June 26, 2008 at 9:01 AM · Report this


We have been going here for years - and every time we go we have a great time. It has a fun atmosphere, good drinks, great food and - best of all - it is just so fun to hang out on the sidewalk and watch Broadway go by while you enjoy the food!
Posted by Trent on May 26, 2008 at 9:40 AM · Report this
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