The Unparalleled Cobb Salad at Matt’s In The Market

Matt (of MITM) turns the expected Cobb salad exceptional

By Seattle Mag September 9, 2014


This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of Seattle magazine.

There’s a rather famous item on the lunch menu at Matt’s In The Market (MITM), and it’s not the fried catfish sandwich. The Cobb Salad ($15) has been an afternoon delight at this Pike Place Market perch since 2010. What makes it so special are equal parts flavor and flair. It’s a pile of crispy Bibb and butter lettuce sufficiently doused in blue cheese dressing, with a classic side represented in all four corners of a large white plate: poached chicken tossed in fine herb aioli; the creamiest of deviled eggs; sliced avocado; and blue cheese crumbles—the perfect over-the-top complement to the bleu cheese dressing. Where’s the bacon, you ask? It’s stacked on top of the lettuce, a sort of challenge to lesser Cobb salads. This particular entrée-size dish is one of those exquisite compositions that when ordered by someone in the restaurant, draws stares. Fawning and regretful looks follow, along with the lament “Why didn’t I order that?” Don’t be blue. Now you know better. Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat. Pike Place Market, 94 Pike St.; 206.467.7909; 


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