The hamburger is a classic customizable meal--you can choose your toppings, your condiments, and the human name you assign it before eating it. Bite into Barry J. Burgerton with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of American food
- $30 for $60 worth of American food for a table of four or more
Chefs use fresh, organic ingredients to create classic American fare, such as hot wings ($4.50 for four; $8 for eight), the 1962 Seattle Fair chicken sandwich topped with smoked bacon and caramelized Walla Walla sweet onions ($10), and oven-roasted turkey dinners with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, and housemade cranberry sauce ($13).
Merchant’s Cafe and Saloon
The luminous block letters advertising “Merchants Cafe” nearly overshadow the intriguing tidbit beneath: a sign reading "Established 1890, Seattle’s Oldest Restaurant." Once guests pass through the double-door entrance, though, its historic charms become undeniably clear. Rustic wood floors covered with ornate rugs complement wooden and exposed brick walls, and the stained-glass chandeliers hanging overhead cast a warm glow. Despite the homey 1800s feel, a few modern touches accent the restaurant, including flat-screen TVs around the cherry-wood bar and a menu of contemporary eats. Hearty American entrees, such as hot turkey sandwiches and Angus burgers, are crafted from local, organic ingredients sourced from the likes of Pike Place Market and Bob’s Fruit Stand.
Over the past 120-some years, Merchant’s has accrued quite a colorful history, but most notably operated as a hotel, saloon, and card room in the late 19th century. Today, barkeeps continue the tradition, sans the fist-fights over whose horse is more attractive, by pouring libations including Georgetown and Mac and Jack’s craft beers and wines and spirits from local wineries and distilleries.
Make sure you get the Kobe Beef Sliders (my favorite).Jen T., Yelp, 6/29/11
Given the age of the building and the decor, it's easy to forget about the outside world and slip into a jolly old time.Raymond H., Yelp, 12/6/12
“The food was good, but we were there mainly for the Ghost Hunting class. It was very educational and entertaining.”
“The Cougar Gold Cheese/Tillamook/cream cheese sandwich was the BEST!!!”
“kudos to barkeep for doing it all with efficiency and aplomb”
Merchant's Cafe and Saloon
109 Yesler Way
Seattle, Washington 98104