Green star Pacific Inn Pub (Fremont)

3501 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2967

An unpretentious place to drink with cheap beer, a jukebox, and superb fish 'n' chips. Is it in Fremont or Wallingford? Who cares?
Categories: Bar, Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • Your basic bar that happens to have unbelievably good fish and chips. Especially the fried oysters: a decently hard coating on the outside, but somehow still oystery and full of brine inside.
  • Features: Bar/Happy Hour, Cheap Eats and Outdoor Seating
  • Cuisine: Pub Grub and Seafood
  • Price Range: $

Bar Details

The Stranger's Reviews of Pacific Inn Pub


Average Rating:
  • 4.29000/5 Stars.
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Good Times

I lived in the Fremont area during the '80s. spent many a dollar in the PI, always had a good time. Will be traveling back to Seattle later this year and I will be stopping by.
Posted by seadog on September 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM · Report this

Good Times

I lived in the Fremont area during the '80s. spent many a dollar in the PI, always had a good time. Will be traveling back to Seattle leter this year and I will be stopping by.
Posted by seadog on September 4, 2013 at 7:27 PM · Report this

in respond to ARE YOU "KIDDING ME

Please go back to Victoria. I'm well traveled too would you like to know where i've been? Listen theres 12 reviews here, all except you and Overrated, "who's rated it for you ass" not me. Not the ten other people that gave it four to five stars? Do math grown ups and shut your mouth. I;ll be at the pacific inn at 1:30 march 31 2012, white tee blue jeans grey converse 6'4" blond hair blue eyes tattoos. I'll be playing pool in the back.
Posted by pacificinn on March 31, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
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Love it

I am not the biggest fan of their fish and chips but the cajun chicken burger rocks! Everyone always has a great attitutde and I feel welcomed every time that I come in. This is definately my favorite local spot.
Posted by cece on January 11, 2009 at 8:16 AM · Report this

Exactly right

Small place that's nicely broken in by lots of regulars and awesome fried fish.
There's not a better place in town to spend a Sat afternoon.

The writer is a staff member of The Stranger
Posted by Tim Keck on August 4, 2008 at 11:23 AM · Report this

Are you kidding me??

These were the worst fish and chips that I've had in Ages. The fish was not fresh and the batter not tender at all. The chips are great. Heck what do I know, i grew up in Victoria and have been to several counties that do it right. I do love the character and beer at this place though.
Posted by Feist on January 13, 2008 at 5:28 PM · Report this

Best Fish N Chips in Seattle

Bar none, this place puts all other fish and chips to shame. If they ever change their recipe i will weep for days and then demand the old recipe. Summer afternoons are best spent on the outdoor deck chatting with friends and the occasional duck tour. May be considered a dive bar to those that can't accept focused, deliberate attention to the things that matter in a bar.
Posted by Tom on December 28, 2007 at 4:38 PM · Report this

Awesome Fish and Chips!!!

I have tried many places in the Seattle area and so far the Pacific Inn Pub is the only one that gets it right!!! Its homey atmosphere made me feel instantly welcome and relaxed. I would reccomend this place to anyone with tastebuds!!
Posted by fisher on October 18, 2007 at 9:04 PM · Report this


Hands down the best fish and chips in Seattle, oooh, and don't forget the Onion rings. The bread crumb batter runs circles around any beer battered monstrosity I've had anywhere else. Bar tenders are all friendly, service is quick, and there's always a seat on the deck. I love me some PI!
Posted by Coocamonga on September 26, 2007 at 2:56 PM · Report this


Perhaps I'm grading too hard on what is a dive bar, I am not a connoisseur of dive bars but this one seems average in everyway: half assed surly service, not clean, bad ass juke box, fried food and dogs (four legged). You'll find a small space and drunk regulars at noon on any given day. The taps are good cheap and local. But the two things that set this dive above are food til 1am (fish tacos talked about the city over) and outdoor seating something most dive bars never do. After writing this review I'm putting it up to 4 stars.
Posted by ray porter on August 29, 2007 at 9:08 PM · Report this

don't forget the burgers or chicken

If you've recently had heart bypass surgery, the please do your medical support staff a favore and move on to another restaurant. However, if you happen to appreciate greasy bar food... well, my friend, you've found the best of the best. Yes, the fish'n'chips is fantastisch -- and so it the tartar, btw -- but it would be remiss to leave the other offerings unmentioned. The burgers are awesome, no need to add anything. Unless it's bacon. In fact, you really ought to add bacon. The fries are made as if by artisans, consistantly damn near perfect. And then there's the holiest of holys... the Cajun Chicken (queu angelic singing). Uhhhhh huh huh... *drooling sounds*... Is it healthy food? No. You'll literally feel the years sheading off your life expectancy, but you won't care as your mouth will be too busy blowing it's wad all over chewed food. Also, don't forget that the PI is a Wallingford institution; if you haven't been, you really should go there at least once.
Posted by Robofaust3000 on August 23, 2007 at 11:25 PM · Report this

Now without greasy smoke

It seems to me that their beer selection used to be a little better, but it's still great when winter beers are on. I love the chicken caesar and the Reuben, and of course the fish and chips. They make a good bloody mary, too. It certainly was disorienting the first time I walked in there and wasn't greated by a solid wall of greasy cigarette smoke. Somehow I survived.
Posted by Randy on August 15, 2007 at 3:50 PM · Report this

greasy = good

Of COURSE it's pub food--have you seen this place? It ain't gourment. But it's greasy goodness in a very nice little neighborhood hangout. With a deck, even.
Posted by small wonder on June 25, 2007 at 6:23 PM · Report this


Eh. Nothing exceptional. Geasy, bland tavern food.
Posted by homage to me on May 27, 2007 at 8:37 PM · Report this

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