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1314 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144-2021
+1 206-568-0882
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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family has been going here for over a decade and the place is still our favorite. Great pho tai-chin with hefty portions. The pork vermicelli bowl is our go-to. The staff is friendly and service is quick. Cash only!

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Thank tanya d
New York City, New York
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ummm, can this place be any shadier?! Walking over, I felt the need to keep looking over my shoulder, then I near the end of the block and had to do a double take. This red shack-ish looking place was where I intended to go. I'm a firm Yelp believer though so there had to have been a reason why... More 

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Thank Michele Q
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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326 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 467 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

In all fairness I have to rate Pho Bac right-down-the-middle-of-the-road average. We got three large bowls of their Pho Tai a dish that I am used to calling Raw Beef Noodle in other Vietnamese Restaurants. The serving certainly was large and the soup was certainly acceptable. The server was polite but certainly not overly attentive to our needs. After asking... More 

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1 Thank kanbaatar
Boise, Idaho
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My understanding is that this place has great Pho. After trying the pho here it convinced me I am not a pho person. I’ve had pho where the beef is raw and you dip it in the hot broth to cook it. That is not the case here. All the ingredients are put in the bowl – except for the... More 

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1 Thank Wayne W
Bangkok, Thailand
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The Pho here is for real. Excellent stock, not from cubes. Great coffee and spring rolls too. Beef spare ribs very good. Don't get the large Pho unless you are really hungry! It is huge. Four people, eating their fill, about $50. Service a bit lacking but who cares at these prices.

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Thank theoysterking
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

There were 5 in our group we were seated and served promptly. . The servings were very generous. The meatballs had a texture that was a little unusual, but yummy comfort food. Great value!

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Thank DiKiPatterson
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The restaurant, shaped like a red boat, is at the corner of South Jackson and Boren in Little Saigon. The pho is excellent, and the service is prompt and friendly. All in all, great value for money

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1 Thank Charles T
Washington
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I get pretty much the same pho every time, regardless of the restaurant. Pho Bac has great meat and noodle. The soup, however, has a hint of sugar, which sometimes is too much. I use the sriracha to mask it if it bothers me. But the ingredients they use are fresh and clean. Meat is of high quality. Their Vietnamese... More 

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Thank Minkyoung R
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Okay, I can see "the Boat" (this restaurant has inexplicably decorated itself to resemble a very red boat with a fake prow et al) from our office window but I would travel miles to eat the best Pho in Seattle. Brilliant broth is the foundation of wonderful soups with choices of meat (and other organs if you are adventurous) floating... More 

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Thank Jay S
Munich, Germany
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I must admit, I went to this place because Macklemore posted an Instagram about the Pho Bo at this place. And now I totally understand why he went. The soup was absolutely delicious and all the ingredients fresh. If I could I would go there once a week.

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Thank Katarina O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-568-0882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?