My only wish is that they had more restaurants!
Located in Post Alley across from the main arcade at Pike Place Market, Pike Place Chowder has earned its reputation as having the best clam chowder, period. They serve their piping hot chowder in bread bowls, and no matter how filling it is, I can never get enough. The spices blend so well, and the stock is neither too thick nor too thin, there is just the right amount of chunkiness to it, and it's perfectly seasoned. I never have to add anything to it.
I can only comment on the clam chowder as I've never wanted to order anything else on the menu knowing how much I love the new england style clam chowder. I've heard the other chowders are equally delicious; perhaps someday I'll be adventurous enough to order something new!