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Chandler's Crabhouse
Chandler's Crabhouse

Chandler's Crabhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chandlerscrabhouse.com
  • Phone: (206) 223-2722
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm & Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Cullen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Lakeview Room can accommodate parties of up to 35 people. A waterfront deck with a spectacular view is available for your dining and party needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Chandler's Crabhouse Private Dining (888) 906-8559

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Aloha
  • Public Transit: South Lake Union Street Car
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Chandler's Crabhouse
Chandler's Crabhouse is the premier waterfront restaurant in Seattle for the world's finest crab, the freshest seafood and steaks.

Chandler's Crabhouse has established itself as an institution in the Pacific Northwest since 1988. Our style of service is technically correct, attentive, warm and welcoming.
In addition to our commitment to the highest quality in food and service, we are committed to an extensive wine list that allows our guests to pair great wines with the finest available crab and seafood the season has to offer.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Just the way I wanted it. Service was great. Food was outstanding. Watching floatplanes take off and land a treat."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed Chandlers for our business lunch very much. They accommodated us for a quite table and we had great service and food."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Chandler's has been a gem for many years, but unlike many long established venues, it seems to be at a peak in terms of food and service. I often dine here for lunch as it is by far the best quality restaurant in So Lake Union open at lunch. The seafood is absolutely the freshest and well thought out."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Received gift cards for Christmas before moving to Seattle so we drove 40 minutes north from our new home in Federal Way. The claim they serve the "world's best crab cake" and we agree, 8oz of crab meat and no filler plus 3 sauces. Charcuterie was a shared starter of smoked and raw seafood plus salmon dip and crackers and very good. You don't need 2 of them. Seasonal salad was a mixture of different types of tomatoes. Excellent fresh sourdough rolls. Parking was $5 but they could add it to your bill so you did not have to pay outside."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had heard good things about chandlers and went there for brunch one rainy sunday morning. Approaching the building I was expecting the place to be dated, it looks a little from the outside. But once inside, I was pleasantly surprised by the light, open atrium space. Our waiter was disappointing. We had several issues throughout the meal - all relatively small things but they add up. For example, bringing the incorrect coffee, then when the replacement was brought it was cold. I ordered the crabcake with poached egg. It was pretty tasty except for the pieces of cartilage I kept finding and pulling out. It made it an unpleasant experience. The rest of the group enjoyed their food, but nothing to rave about. All in all, I won't go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Recommended from a client who visited Seattle last year. What a find....the best view, the most outstanding crabcakes I ever ate, excellent and knowledgeable server (Kristin) and the 32 ducks marching in a row on the bay ! Cannot be beaten. Will be recommending this restaurant to all my clients visiting Seattle before or after their Alaskan cruises. And save room for dessert....pineapple sorbet was to die for !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " Our family celebrated my son's MA graduation at Chandlers Crabhouse. Almost everyone ordered cracked Dungeness crab and we were thrilled. My mom had a steak which was very good too. Excellent service, knowledgable waitress ,cute and friendly. Superb in every way. The deserts were outstanding too. Not necessarily for foodies, but wonderful fresh and simple. We loved it and would go back any time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We highly recommend Chandlers Crabhouse for your next special dinner out. The food was amazing. Our waiter and the staff were very attentive and provided excellent service. We loved the crab cocktails! The view of the marina spectacular at sunset."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service was slow and table location was cramped---we were seated outside but were not seated where requested. Quality of food was very good and served at appropriate temperature"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Nice place, good service just too expensive for 4 super seniora"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had an early supper before an event. The place was quiet and the service was outstanding. There was a mix up about the soup and the wait staff fixed it immediately. For my tastes, the crab soup has too much whiskey and sherry in it. They over power the taste. The clam chowder was amazing. Entrées were very good. I had the Ahi and mi esposa had the crab and shrimp louie. Portions were appropriate sized and the plating was beautiful. Our server was a true pro and well deserved the generous tip."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • " The fish in the fish tacos were burnt and dry; the fish and chips were covered with batter, but the chips were fine; and the mac and cheese was too spicy with too many peppers for our taste. Refills on the iced tea were kept full and it was a beautiful day to sit outside for lunch."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I took my daughter and husband, big foodies, and they both said the food was totally outstanding. I had the Crab Louie....best crab I've had in a long time."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I love Chandler's - the food and ambiance is fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We had brunch at Chandler's on a beautiful summer Sunday morning. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed bellinis and fabulous crab cake eggs benedict and brioche french toast. To sit and look out at all the boats on Lake Union was an amazing setting."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had a great dinner on the patio. The view was fantastic and so was the service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great outdoor seating and views. Our waitress was nice, but fair service or maybe there were kitchen issues? After asking we were told our appetizer was on it's way, but it arrived after our meal. They were out of beer for the second glass my husband ordered. Crab was great, of course wonderful crab is hard to mess up; however, I found it a bit boring and unimaginative. The large crab cake came with three sauces. They all just tasted oily, nothing special even though they were completelty different colors. Next time for the money I would definitely choose a different restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Crab and shrimp Louie salad yesterday. Delicious as always"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "For the vacationers from the mid-west it is a great place to taste what Seattle has to offer. Eating Al fresco is wonderful, the lake with the sail boats, paddle boards and all it has to offer is a beautiful backdrop for a meal. The ambiance distracts you from the average food. Looking forward to "Bit of Seattle"."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We sat outside on a beautiful summer evening enjoying our food while watching the planes and boats come in an out. Beautiful view and delicious food!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Good food, great ambiance but spendy. Has become very expensive and would recommend only for special occasions. Two person lunch, one of which was a salad, came to almost $100. Won't be going back any time soon"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were taken to the best table in the place, right center at the window! The host was very gracious. The waiter, bus person was very clumbsy. right away he spilled water on my husband and on the floor. I saw him put too many dirty plates in his hands and spill stuff on the floor. then the ultimate is when he dumped stuff all over the stairs with a crash. Nice looking guy, but he needs be more careful or leave for such a fancy restaurant. The menu was hard to understand, not much on it. It was $40 which is too expensive I thought. It was hard to crack the crab, I wish they had Crab Fettucinne, or something like that. my son ordered the crab cocktail which was the best. $175.00 for three with a tip. oh, the waiter was fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful view of water and float planes, great food and atmosphere made this a great location to catch up with friends who were in town. I will be using Chandler's as a wow experience for visiting guests in the future."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was a great evening, watching the fireworks as we had dinner on the patio, it was covered and the heaters did a great job keeping us very warm. The Crab Whiskey Soup was absolutely wonderful, one of our party had the 12 oz steak which was cooked perfect and had great flavor. The artichoke crab dip, we could have had another order and called it dinner it was so good. Unfortunately the 1/2 lb crab cake was cold and had very little seasoning. It was good but not as good as you would expect at a crab house. But overall a very nice dinner with excellent service during a very busy dinner service."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "First time here. Came late on 4th of July so I would have prime view of the fireworks and the firework show was fantastic as we sat outside with a spectacular view of South Lake Union. The food was very good, above average quality I'd say but it did seem overpriced. The service was mediocre but I have nothing specific to complain about. Basically nobody seemed excited about the food they were cooking or the service that they were were providing. This leaves me with nothing bad to say but that nothing was above or beyond which always makes me feel like I overpaid."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent fine dining experience. We had the chowder, (made with great stock tons of clams, touch of cream, no flour), Caesar salad (the waiter split these for us no problem). They had fresh Black sea bass on the menu, great crispy skin in a dashi broth, perfectly cooked. My husband had their large crab cake with house made sauces. Dessert was creme brulee and a lemon sorbet which we paired with an ice wine (chateau Ste Michelle). We went on a busy Friday July 4th but everything was smooth, service was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgeable"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We received a gift card for Chandler's Crabhouse from a friend, so we decided to use it for lunch on the 4th of July, which is our wedding anniversary. My husband had a bowl of clam chowder and the Crab Club Sandwich. I had the World's Best Crab Cake (one) which came with basmati rice, broccolini, sweet corn sauce, and hearts of palm salad. It was all very yummy. Our server, Megan, surprised us with complimentary crème brulee with lime sherbet on the side. Megan gave us great service, which made our time at Chandler's that much more enjoyable. We will definitely be going back, and have already recommended it to some of our friends."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "the lunch at Chandlers was great, as always. The Food was tasty, cooked perfectly and lovely to look at."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great view on the outside deck, good fresh and flavorful. Heirloom tomato salad one of the best I've had. Great server."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Service and food were average - Felt rushed throughout the dinner. Seemed like under staff. We were disappointed and have no desire to go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have eaten at Chandlers on a number of occasions when in Seattle. It has never disappointed and is my favorite restaurant for Dungeness crabs."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I used to love going to chandlers! This experience was very poor. I'm currently pregnant and when we told our server we would not be ordering wine we became her last priority. She was very rude and acted as if it was a waist if time to serve us. Forget the fact that we were paying over 50 dollars a plate. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a nice brunch with good service and food, but staff did come up short on "special request." I feel that if a special request is not going to be honored, the staff should advise in advance, or remove the option from the website."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "4 of us had great time hanging in the bar with drinks and appetizers. Service was solid and food was decent."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Waitress kept forgetting about our group of 4. Maybe she was new but very annoying. She was polite but that's about it."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoy Chandlers. It is a GREAT place and beautiful location. The food is always good and consistent. The servers always provide kind and curtious service. Always a pleasure to eat here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The sun was shining in on us so we put on our sunglasses and pretended we were outside! It was a besutiful day. Great ambiance and food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A day at Lake Union will not be the same without stopping by Chandler's Crabhouse. The food was great and the staff treated you like you where so special. I would like to say thank you for a wonderful experience. There is no other place to get you crab. You'll get no Crabbing or complaints when you recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I bring my clients here for the outstanding food, service and ambiance. It is ideal! It has also become a family favorite for occasions and for a superb Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Chandler's has an excellent view of Lake Union. Great place to dine on a summer evening."
    Dined on 6/17/2014