159 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tat’s Delicatessen if you have not heard is the one of the many awesome sandwich spots down in Pioneer Square. These guys and Salumi have lead the pack of sandwich places in this area the last couple of years. They also seem to be having a competition as to who can have the longest line during lunch time. For me, I will go either one of these locations without hesitation. So, deciding which one to go it is a matter of who has the shortest line. Tat’s makes it easy for you to check out how busy they are with the Line Cam. Make sure you check it out before coming here to avoid the massive wait times.
My go to sandwich here is the 8 inch Tat’stromi which contains pastrami, coleslaw, and Swiss cheese all on a hoagie roll. The saltiness of the pastrami in combination with the mild cheese flavor and the cool creaminess from the coleslaw is amazing. You really get all the flavors from each ingredient in every bite.
The other sandwich I recommend here is the Cheese Steak with pepper jack cheese and all the fixings (grilled onions, grilled hot peppers, grilled green peppers and mushrooms). A little fancier than the normal cheese steaks but very good flavors. Just like any another cheese steaks it’s going to be messy; make sure you grab extra napkins. Either the Cheese Steak or Tat’stromi sandwiches will set you back about $9 after tax but remember they are very large sandwiches (even with the 8 inch).
I am so glad I do not work in the area because I would go here so much I would probably gain 20 pounds. But I guess if you are going to cheat on your diet this is the type of food you want to have (might as well make it count, right?).
The restaurant itself is decent size with about 20 tables. But if there’s no tables available at Tat’s make your way over to Occidental Park and grab a seat there.
Note – Credit cards are accepted. Also, make sure to get a punch card if you plan on making this a regular lunch spot.