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8230 35th Ave NESeattle, WA 98115Map & Directions
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Phone: (206) 527-5576
Fax Number: (206) 527-5576
Fax: (206) 527-5576
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Brew Pubs, American, Sandwiches, Steakhouse, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Pets Allowed: No
09/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My wife, father-in-law, and I ate there Tuesday night, 9/9/11, and were pleased. My wife and her father each had rainbow trout and veggies. I took a bite of the fish and found it to be good. My wife and her father were both pleased, as well. They said that the vegs ( broccoli for one, corn for the other) were good. I didn't try theirs. For my part I had a French Dip and onion rings. The sandwich was very good with plenty of meat, but the 8 onion rings were not worth the $7 that we paid for them. Otherwise, it's worth going back for another meal.
02/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Upon entering the Wedgewood Broiler I was immediately taken back to the 50/60/70's era of the local All-American restaurant and lounge. The menu offered everything including hamburgers, steak, broiled and deep fried seafood, salads, chicken fried steak, French dip, London broil, to liver and onions. Seemed like the menu probably hadn't changed in 50 years or so.
The atmosphere was definitely old school but pleasant enough. Service was OK but nothing to write home about. The dirty saucers didn't help.
Unfortunately the food was rather disappointing. A nice touch is that the Broiler offers their Sirloin, New York and Filet Mignon steaks in four sizes; 6, 8, 12 and 16 ounces. My medium rare Filet Mignon was very good quality, cooked perfectly inside, but arrived almost cold with very little searing/browning on the outside as if it had been cooked over too low a fire. The fries were fine but my included salad consisted of a medium sized plate of somewhat wilted lettuce and nothing else. The Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing was not very tasty. The included vegetables were overcooked and soggy as if they had been sitting in a steamer for a long time. My side order of sauteed mushrooms were delicious.
My wife's seafood platter was just OK and typical old style deep fried cooking; not lightly cooked, delicate or flaky.
Overall, our experience was so-so and we would not give it a high recommendation to others. The Wedgewood Broiler has some old time charm with that nostalgic subdued light and brick/wood atmosphere. However, a couples notches up in attention to detail of the freshness and preparation of the food would be very welcome. This would be the perfect place to take Uncle Fred and Aunt Hilda who have lossed there taste buds but long for the good old time dining experience.
10/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Family Friendly, family owned! This place is a current day restaurant with a bit of the old school charm. Prime rib is yum! The staff is friendly and the owners even friendlier! Reminds me of the small town cafe I used to go to every Sunday after church with my family. Love it!
01/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The last reviewer is wrong and/or has terrible taste. Wedgwood Broiler has the best bloody mary in the city. Heavy on vodka and light on the horseradish and Worcestershire, just the way I like it. And the food is way better than Denny's. Order the London Broil, French Dip, Pott Roast or open-faced turkey or pork sandwich smothered in gravy and you're in for comfort food heaven. And the bar is the classiest joint 1976 ever saw. Sink into the couch at table 11, sip a stiff drink and you'll forget the rest of yuppified Seattle ever happened.
10/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Big value, little price!
My roommate and I love the Wedgewood! And we've eaten at our share of restaurants over the years (1 star to 4 star). The Wedgewood is homestyle cooking, excellent service, and very reasonable prices! In the mood for a rib sticking breakfast on the weekend? Go the Wedgewood! $5.95 for an enormous breakfast. This works great for us as I can usually only eat about 3/4 of mine and my roomie (6ft 3) can have the extra! Most of the staff has been there 8+ years and the place has only changed hands 3 times in over 50 years!
08/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have lived in this neighborhood for over 20 years and the food at the ""broiler"" is so tired. Their menu has not changed in any meaningful way in the last 20 years. Most of the servers have been there on average of 15-20 years and the majority of them are cranky. The service is subtandard as well. I can't imagine why it is on the ""Best Steaks in Seattle"" list. The food is more ""institutional"" than anything else. The only ""fresh"" vegatable they have is broccoli, all their other veggies come out of a can. What a joke. I don't mean to rip on the food, but there are so many other restaurants in the neighborhood that are so much better, the only reason to go to the Broiler is for their libations. The bar is where it's at.... the Broiler has Cristy and Kathy who are the real reason most come to this establishment. They free pour the drinks and you always get your monies worth especially during Happy Hour.
This place has so much potential, but the owner refuses to change the menu. Hey how about this...fresh local meats, seafood, veggies, and other ingredients. Get rid of all the institutional ""Sysco"" products and try going fresh/homemade. The NW has so much to offer and the Broiler is stuck in the 70's mentality.
I've already said too much, but check out the other great local North end establishments, because I feel you will be disappointed with the food at the Wedgwood Broiler.
03/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Ragu Boy must have a chip on his shoulder (and no, I'm not an employee -- just a satisfied customer). This place has excellent hamburgers, and some of the best reasonably-priced steaks in town. It's certainly not fancy, but their hamburger dip is simply perfect (definitely my favorite) and the chicken fried steak is the best I've found in Seattle. We always eat in the bar (not the restaurant) and the waitresses know us by name and are always great.
03/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Citysearch readers rated the hamburgers here as no. 10 on the Best of Seattle list. Wow! What were you thinking? Maybe Wedgwood employees write a lot of reviews?
Having read the reviews on Citysearch, and seeing the high ratings for the hamburger, my wife and I decided to go there last Friday night (3/14). At first it appears as the reviews have stated; kind of a throw-back to the place your grandparents used to like. Complete with some older staff and an older decor, like an older steakhouse.
The service was deathly slow, but we had read that too. The salad was as advertised; covered with Cheese Nips which actually wasn't too bad. We both ordered drinks and they were strong and well prepared.
The hamburger, on the other hand, was made of quality beef and the buns were toasted, That was the extent of their positive attributes. The patties were overcooked (even crispy on the edges) and doused with some god-awful seasoning that was probably loaded with MSG and offset the BBQ grilling flavor so that they tasted like charcoal lighter fluid. We both had indigestion for the rest of the evening as a momento of our experience. We did order our fries overcooked and, of course they were overcooked, imagine that.
The waitress was inattentive and oblivious to what was going on and who was trying to flag her down. She didn't come back and ask us if the food was good she only came back when we were done and gave us the bill. No where on the bill were instructions as to how to pay it. There is usually something like 'please pay your server' or 'please pay at the cashier' and of course my multiple attempts to flag down our waitress were unsuccessful. So we found the cashier and paid the bill and there was no positive dialogue at all. No 'how was your meal' or 'thanks, please come back' nothing and nothing will ever bring us back.
They had all the tact of a AM/PM clerk and, surprisingly enough, the hamburgers were like the ones at AM/PM with that phony BBQ taste.
10/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
When I lived in Seattle I ate at the Wedgwood Broiler almost daily. The food is always excellent. The Monday Night London Broil special is the best. However, They serve London Broil every day. Most of the waitresses have been at the Wedgwood Broiler for more than five years and the service is always excellent. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Dereck, the owner, treats his customers like royality.
07/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I work in lawn care and travel all over Seattle, we came to this place for lunch on a Monday and they had a Mexican food special, i had the enchilada's and they were great coming from a steak house type of place, i gotta say it's A+ good! staff was fast about getting our food, and you get to see the cook's prepare your meal which i thought was really cool. we had no complaint's!
02/13/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I didn't really know what to expect when we went to the Wedgwood Broiler. I thought it might be like The 13 coins restaurant, which is cool in a kitschy kind of way. However, it turns out that the Wedgwood Broiler is NOT a place for a big crowd of 20-somethings looking for a retro night. This place is for families with kids and for older folks looking to a 'nice' meal out.
You walk in the ""In"" door and this place takes you back to a different time. Dark wood walls, tall booths with coffee cups already on the table and food being kept warm under orange, glowing lights. The waitresses, who have all been there for 20+ years, look like your 3rd grade best friend's mom and they are warm and welcoming.
The food is rather bland, but I have to say, I grinned when our house salads came out -- served with baco-bits and cheez-its. We ordered a quesadilla & mini corn dogs for the kids and we each had a French Dip. Very plain, just the way the grandparents would have liked it.
No, the food is not world class, but our service was great and it felt kind of comforting to step back in time a bit. As we walked out the ""Out"" door, our kids were happy and my husband and I both had a smile on our face.
02/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
it feels like you are at home when eating there. all the serves make you feel like you have been friends forever. the food is like home cooking. it like you mom or dad did the cooking for you. thursdays and sunday nights in the bar are the best days to come in on. thursdays you can get tacos for two dollars or a huge taco salad for eight. sunday nights at 9:30pm its trivia. its free and you can win prizes. its a great thing.
11/26/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I recently ate at the Wedgewood Broiler and I'm not impressed at all. It's pretty apparent to me that all these good reviews written about it are probably written by the owners or someone who works there. I had a burger and it was served cold. I also got one of their supposedly good Bloody Marys and it was basically tomato juice with a little vodka in it. It took a long time for the food to come out as well. The place is basically a half step above Denny's only more expensive. The wait staff was friendly so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
08/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
A friend and I went to the Wedgewood Broiler primarily based on the high ratings here on Citysearch, and they are totally right. The establishment definately had that small-town, on the side of the road diner feel, in a big city. We were seated promptly, the staff was very courteous, making sure that our tea and soda were always suffiently filled.
But the burgers, oh my golly, the burgers. Quite possibly the best burger my taste buds ever feasted upon. Each taste was like a party in the mouth -- it was that tasty. Very delicious and flavorful. I could go on and on, but you must go there yourselves and you too will be as pleased as we were.
08/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I just moved to the neighborhood and with all the moving, cleaning and painting, we didn't have time to shop or cook. We had read about the Wedgwood Broiler on CitySearch and thought we'd give it a try. We ate there 4 times in a week! Good, homey food at great prices. We enjoyed the turkey dinner with stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy; the french dip sandwich, the excellent baked potatoes and the old school dinner salads with real bacon bits and Cheez-its on top! Also, the apple pie and mud pie are delish. We're glad we live only 5 minutes away. We'll be back.
07/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
You never know when one of your favorite places will suprise you. Recently I was looking for a new place to have breakfast on the weekend and my waitress said ""well you know we have breakfast here on weekends don't you?"" No I didn't but what do you know, this place never lets me down - one of the best kept secrets in town and a lot less expensive.