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Address: 1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 2064488762
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See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's...

See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.

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Worth a visit if the line is short

Nice visit if the line is short... And good luck with that. Don't go for a drink, it's really more for purchasing a mug as a souvenir. The line moves fast if you're prepared to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I do not understand why you have to stand in long ques for a cup of coffee. you create unnecessary varieties resulting in taking too long to serve the customers. After seeing long ques a hype is created that something special is served. Nothing but marketing tactics. one gets cheaper and good coffee nearby places.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice visit if the line is short... And good luck with that. Don't go for a drink, it's really more for purchasing a mug as a souvenir. The line moves fast if you're prepared to buy a souvenir and move on.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While your latte doesnt taste any different, it is pretty cool to get one from the original Starbucks. The line is very long and the street in front of the storefront is packed with people taking selfies so you'll have to wait your turn!

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Anderson Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's not really the original Starbucks location, but very close. In summertime be prepared to queue up to get in - can be a long line at times.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you can imagine, everyone wants to go here. It's regular Starbucks fare, but getting a picture in front is well worth the trip.

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This Starbucks location was pretty awesome to visit. Everyone who was working was super nice and friendly.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped for a quick photo op while shopping at Pike's Place. The line was super long so I don't recommend actually getting coffee there.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They are used to having a line and keeping it moving. Very efficient and everyone's order was on point.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a line to this coffee shop as it is the original Starbucks which opened in 1971. Go early, if you must. Take a selfie! The coffee is the same although they sell coffee mugs and other merchandise you may not see in other Starbucks locations.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's basically any Starbucks in the world, except this was the original. If you didn't know that, you wouldn't stop here. It's crowed with tourists. The good thing is if you want "Pike Place" branded gear, but other than that, you're not sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee. Here's an analogy - pretend it's Black Friday shopping at Walmart,... More 

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