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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
  • "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
  • "Crab and shrimp Louie salad yesterday. Delicious as always"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Chandler's has an excellent view of Lake Union. Great place to dine on a summer evening."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My requirements were excellent service, delicious food, not too noisy for easy conversation, and, if possible, a view. Chandlers came through with all of these for a family dinner celebrating a high school graduation. My daughter thought the Dungeness crab cake was in fact the best she'd ever had, and my father said the same about his cioppino. All the crab preparations we tried were outstanding, as were the salmon and filet mignon. But even more than the good food, the service made this a dinner to remember. From the moment we arrived late after getting stuck in horrible traffic, we were soothed and pampered with the best kind of service, attentive, prompt, but not intrusive. I look forward to celebrating another special occasion here."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "What a wonderful find after searching all over for a Father's Day dining. Great seating, friendly service, outstanding menu selection, not too pretentious. We'll continue to dine here in the future."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Chandler's for Father's Day, after a good experience earlier in the year for our Anniversary. This time not so much. Service was slow, especially just getting water! Food was pretty good, but with the high noise level and slow service, we were less than impressed this time. The Ciopino was good for seafood lovers. There are good selections on the menu which makes it hard to decide what to order. The steak salad was pretty plain, I should have ordered something else. Not much variety of ingredients in that salad, only arugula plus blue cheese, roasted peppers, and steak. Make it more interesting please! (My bad for ordering that, but trying to watch calories!)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Delicious, great service, very good choices of items. Great location!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Chandlers is a must visit if you're in this part of Seattle. Great view of Lake Union. Good was good and no too pricey."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Waiter was most annoying and demeaning. Addressed mature women as "girls". Described the menu as if it was his personally--I'm out of this, I'm offering this prepared this way etc etc."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The menu has a wide array of seafood options all of which are delicious. Don't like seafood? No need to fear, they have a great range of steak and salad choices. Staff is friendly and helpful and work to build a great atmosphere. If you want a nice evening out, I would recommend it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We ate here since it was across from our hotel and we could easily walk over. We were seated at a window table with great views of Lake Washington and the seaplanes taking off. Our server, Megan, was very attentive but not pushy. She made several recommendations and was honest about the things she didn't care for on the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, so much so we went back 2 more times on this trip. They have a super happy hour in the bar or patio area and have many food items reasonably priced. We sat on the patio on a return visit and had the cheeseburger for $6.00 which comes with fries. Great deal! We will be back"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "While we had perfectly prepared crab, halibut and tuna. The crab soup was wonderful and key lime pie completed the meal. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The service was slow, and out server was a bit awkward... We had fun anyway. I'm not sure if I will return based on the prices. The food was good but maybe not $300 for 2 people good. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here and experienced exceptional service. We really enjoyed the seafood charcuterie appetizer followed by some great steaks. We were treated to a complimentary dessert for our special occasion which was a nice touch! We had a great view of Lake Union."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "As usual, Chandler's delivered their special atmosphere and impeccable service. There were a couple of glitches in getting our order. First, after an unusually long wait for my wife's whole steamed crab, our waiter informed us that a "new chef" had thought he'd begun our order, but had not. When the crab arrived, it was served with plain drawn butter, rather than the garlic butter we had ordered, but the oversight was quickly corrected. I believe the staff did what was necessary to bring our dinner up to our usual expectations, and we will doubtless return for another crab on our next special day."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had delicious fresh seafood with great wine while we watched the Sea Planes land in Lake Union. We had a nice booth with a view of the lake. There were several large groups of diners, but it was still quiet and elegant. Our service was excellent. The food was good from the appetizers all the way to the key lime pie. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My family and I had a great meal at Chandler's Crab House on Lake Union. I made online reservations earlier in the day for 7:30 p.m. Within four minutes of our arrival, we were seated at our table, and we were impressed with the view of Lake Union. All five of us enjoyed our meals. Our waiter, Brian, had a great sense of humor, which added to our experience. He also went the extra mile and showed my nephew how to get ALL the meat from his Dungeness Crab. Great service at Chandler's."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Although the view, the service were great...the food quality has definitely gone down since the last time I had been here."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It's always a great lunch at Chandlers, whether outside or in. Seafood preparation at its finest. Don't miss this one."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Fabulous, friendly, efficient service. Joe, our wait staff, was all of the above. Touching base with family after 40 yrs was made all the more memorable by our experience at Chandlers."
    Dined on 5/24/2014