Salmon Bay Cafe

American Classics with Great Service

Come celebrate Mother's Day with us with a special Mother's Day menu that will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your craving for some hearty brunch dishes. Here's just a preview of what we have in store for you (Strawberry Crepe). What's more? We also created a the perfect pairing beverage menu to go with your brunch including Fruity Sangria - C'mon down to your Old School Diner by the Water! #salmonbaycafe #mothersday #brunch

Building Ballard: 11 photos of Seattle's old nautical neighborhood

A little history about Ballard. Until 1907 when it was annexed to Seattle, Ballard was its own separate city.

Perfect morning for a berries banana waffle...

From our family to yours, Happy Easter 🐇🐣🐰!!! Join us today for breakfast or lunch. Open until 2:30pm

Your iconic Old School Diner by the Water in Ballard just got a face lift. Curious about what we are up to? come check out the new space and learn more about what great things we have coming!!!
Design: Christopher Mumaw
Photography: Nhan Thai

[01/23/17]   We are currently closed for "spring clean-up" from today January 23 until January 30. This clean-up project has been on our "to do list" and we are very excited that is underway. We invite you to be the first ones to see the outcomes of this project next week.
Stay tune for more exciting news to come!

[10/27/16]   Available part-time positions both front and back of house at this iconic diner in Ballard - We are preparing to expand our service hours and looking for team-players to join our team. Available positions:
- Line Cooks
- Day-shift Servers
- Evening-shift Servers
- Weekend and evening bussers
Ballard residents are a plus plus. Apply in person or message Admin here.

[06/18/16]   A bird or some animal causes a black out at the Marina and Salmon Bay Cafe. We are temporarily close for service. Updates to follow soon. Thanks for your patience.

Videos (show all)





Groups Kids Reserve Takeout Waiter Walkins


Breakfast Lunch

Price Range


Payment Options

Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa



5109 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 2pm
Tuesday 8am - 2pm
Wednesday 8am - 2pm
Thursday 8am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 2pm
Saturday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday 7:30am - 2:30pm
Other American Restaurants in Seattle (show all)
Ama Ama Oyster Bar & Grill Ama Ama Oyster Bar & Grill
4752 California Ave SW
Seattle, 98116

Unfortunately it's true! Ama's last day will be July 25th...We want to thank all of our fans...and we hope you will come in at least one last time and get your fill of Oysters and Chef Jared's fantastic food!

The Wing Dome The Wing Dome
7818 Greenwood North (Seattle), 232 Central Way (Kirkland) - Visit Each Location'S Tab For Directions And Hours
Seattle, 98103

Hot Wings - Cold Brew - Big Fun. That's what you'll always find on the menu at Wing Dome. Visit us in Greenwood and Kirkland. And tweet to us @TheWingDome!

Buckley's On Queen Anne Buckley's On Queen Anne
232 1st Ave W
Seattle, 98119

Like our Belltown location too:

Blue Saucer Cafe' Blue Saucer Cafe'
9127 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, 98115

Friendly, family atmosphere. Great drinks, lovely pastries, breakfast/lunch fare, easy parking, free wi-fi!

Norm's Eatery & Alehouse Norm's Eatery & Alehouse
460 N 36th St
Seattle, 98103

Skillet Skillet
2050 6th Avenue
Seattle, 98121

restaurants | catering | street food | bacon jam

Wayward Vegan Cafe Wayward Vegan Cafe
801 NE 65th St, Ste C
Seattle, 98115

Vegan is our middle name.

The Steelhead Diner The Steelhead Diner
95 Pine St
Seattle, 98101

Elliott Bay Brewing Company Elliott Bay Brewing Company
4720 California Ave SW
Seattle, 98116

Elliott Bay Brewing Co. is a family owned company of high quality neighborhood brewpubs in communities throughout the Seattle area.

Eastlake Bar and Grill Eastlake Bar and Grill
2947 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, 98102

Best deck in the city!

The Lookout The Lookout
757 Bellevue Ave E
Seattle, 98102

Your Capitol Hill neighborhood bar with trivia, live music, rotating beers and killer food!

Poppy Restaurant Poppy Restaurant
622 Broadway E
Seattle, 98102

Poppy is Jerry Traunfeld's Capitol Hill restaurant, inspired by a "thali," a platter served to each guest holding a variety of small dishes, like a tasting menu served all at once. Poppy's thali changes daily to present Jerry's style of Northwest