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Chandler's Crabhouse
Chandler's Crabhouse

Chandler's Crabhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chandlerscrabhouse.com
  • Email: chandlers@schwartzbros.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: Kevin Rohr
  • 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
  • "They have a great brunch with an awesome view. Try the crab cakes and Bloody Mary."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Dishes read better on the menu than they tasted on the plate. Everything was kind of mushy--no clear flavors or textures. The special crab cake was huge, but it would have been better as three separate cakes--it lost the crunch-to-crab ratio. Only dish that was really tasty was the ahi poke. The views of Lake Union, however, are awesome."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Chandler's has a great view and lots of light, which was great. Location and parking are good, but it was difficult to find the actual restaurant. They could use some sandwich boards pointing the way. Service was very friendly and professional. One of our items was forgotten, but was comped when the server realized what had happened. Their brunch menu was a bit lacking. I had the crab cake with egg. The crab cake was a bit disappointing, not as flavorful as I wanted and a bit thick. Two crab cakes are $40, so glad I stuck to just one. This would be a great place to take out of towners on a nice day or a special family occasion."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Meal was wonderful and our waiter was awesome. Attentive service without being intrusive. Best crab I have had in ages."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have never been here because no one has ever said "you got to eat at..." I made a reservation assuming that they save the tables by the windows for reservations. Nice to watch the seaplanes take off and enjoy the view of the water. The Ahi app was great. I didn't love the puff pastry for the pot pie but they were generous with the crab meat. I wasn't floored by the food but I will be back to give it a second try outside of Restaurant Week. For now I am answering "no" to the recommend question, hopefully the second time around will be better. Also server was very helpful and professional!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I tried Chandler's Crabhouse during Dine Around Seattle. When I made a reservation online I asked if I could have a table by the window, and they had one available for us when we got there (which I appreciated). It was a nice view and I'd love to go back in the summer. Our server was attentive and was happy to answer any questions we had. The food was good. The tuna poke appetizer was a little on the salty side, but they were generous with the size of the tuna. I would probably go back if it were for a special occasion or for happy hour."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I had a gift card to use which was good at either Daniels Boiler or Chandlers Crabhouse. So wish we would have done the steakhouse. My husband thought he was getting cod and veggies but got a bowl full of fishy tasting broth with a piece of cod and some funky mushrooms. Could have taken some water from lake union, warmed it up a bit and it would have tasted similar. My crab cakes were ok and the free creme brulee for my birthday was a nice gesture even though it wasn't that good."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "As usual Chandlers it is a great place for food. We ordered everything from the Crab menu. Great food"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Celebrated combined Anniversary and Birthday. Staff was curious, informed and went out of their way to meet our every wish. Crab Fest menu was complete and with help from host, we selected the East meets West Crab Cakes (Dungeness and Blue Crabs). Delicious entry with a unique rice and vegetable. My Blue Sapphire Martini was outstanding. We eat out frequently and this was a most pleasant experience. I will recommend Chandlers to all my business associates and friends."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We dined for brunch for our 12th Anniversary, and brought our 11 year old son along. Had a very lovely meal, and the service was excellent. They took special care to make sure our son was taken care of by getting his food out a bit early, in between our appetizer and main course. We tried the crab tails which were very good. We were surprised by a very nice complementary dessert for our anniversary which was a nice touch. The entire staff wished us a happy anniversary upon arrival, during, and when leaving. Overall a very positive experience and we plan on coming back for dinner sometime! The view was spectacular!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We found this restaurant while browsing through the "city guide" in our hotel. It was about a mile walk, which wasn't bad, and well worth the trip. The staff were excellent, our server (Megan) was incredible, and the food was absolutely delicious. The manager even arranged for a cab to take us back to the hotel, as the temperatures had dipped below freezing. WE'LL BE BACK!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our first time at Chandler's Crabhouse. The whole experience was very good from the service to the delicious food to the great view of Lake Union. I'd go again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "First time in Seattle and this restaurant was a great experience. The waiters/waitress's were very attentive to every guest. Our waitress was very informative about the menu and very kind not expecting anything. Definitely one of the best service's I have ever recieved in a restaurant and I go to plenty."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I loved the feel of the restaurant and the view of the lake was spectacular but the food was a disappointment given the promise and the price. The wine selections are spectacularly marked up, even half bottles were over $40, and glasses went from $10 up. The tuna in the ahi tartar, while tasty and nicely mixed with avocado and savory, but it was tough and chewy; the crab and whiskey chowder tasted only of cream; and the crab cake appetizer was equally tasteless, overwhelmed by the accompanying veg salad (and too small a portion for $15). Ironically, given that the place mostly caters to the seafood and steak crowd, the best part of the meal was a vegetarian pasta with a fantastic pesto and the prawn risotto. Perhaps it was an off night?"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Chandler's is always fantastic! Crabfest was delicious and the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I went to Chandler's for the first time on Saturday night. I had the Crab Pot Pie and my son had Crabcakes. We both loved it. The flavors were subtle. Fresh ingredients. Thin flaky crust on pot pie. My son had the Crab Ice Cream and loved it. Service was good. Parking is validated. Nice location with view."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We dinned at this restaurant during Dine around Seattle week. We order the 3 course meal and we were satisfied with our choices. The sweet potatoes mush and the souse was excellent, I wished I ordered it, but my risotto was also good. The service was great and we got the table with the view which enhanced our dinning experience. We will return to try the regular menu."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everything was exceptional service was above expectation s"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Food was very well prepared and ample portions. Wait staff attentive but not overbearing. We were in a booth,which I suggest because it was more private and we could converse easier. I loved the creme bruille for dessert."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Beautiful views, great service but found the food to be average. I expected the food to match the ambience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I ordered King Salmon. The salmon did not taste fresh and it is raw in the middle of the filet. Also, we need to pay for parking to eat there."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great view of Lake Union. Great food and great service. Awesome time!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Special dinner with guest from So. California who really wanted seafood. Her companion is vegetarian. Great veggie menu for her companion, and fabulous seafood dinner for us. Service was excellent, we were chatting during dinner and at no time felt rushed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went for my husbands bday great service and very patient with our crazy family! Benedict was to die for!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a variety of items but nothing was great. The sourdough rolls were the best part of the meal while the entrees and appetizers were not flavorful or creative. The service was very good and a good location if you haven't been to Seattle and want to really soak in the view. I feel if you are spending this type of money, it should be a memorable experience, including the food. I would recommend almost any other local restaurant in this price range that is not a chain."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our server was very attentive and everyone else who worked our table also. We enjoyed our meals and the evening at Chandlers. Definitely would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion. Thank you for a very nice time!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Bar service and fresh oysters on the half shell, both terrible. Four people went into a bar on a Tuesday night....sat in the middle of the bar for 10 minutes before being noticed. No apology by the waitperson for bad oysters. Dinner was a breath of fresh air. The waitperson was professional, well versed on the food and wine, and attentive. The food was OK but her outstanding service made the rest of the evening enjoyable in the restaurant. Overall I could have had better bar service and food for $320 elsewhere (bar tab + dinner + tip) Not sure what's going on at Chandlers. Maybe the guy smiling and walking around in the suit could be more observant and jump in? Who's in charge?"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "There was so many wonderful options on the menu, it was difficult to make a decision. Our selections were portioned appropriately and full of flavor. BEAUTIFUL SCENERY of Lake Union on a clear day/night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great fish choices, and service and view outstanding"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I went to Chandlers specifically for the Crab Louie. The crab was fresh and the Louie dressing was just as it should be."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary during Crabfest. I had Alaskan king legs and received a generous portion of three, and my wife had a huge, succulent lobster tail. We had so much left over (including one entire crab leg) that we decided to use this for our Sunday dinner. Unfortunately the server's assistant, who boxed up our remainders, left me with only half of the crab leg--I don't know if he dropped the rest, ate it, or what, but the other half did *not* consist of empty shells. If he didn't think I wanted the portion for any reason then he should have asked. Upon contacting manager Sean he agreed that was a huge error and that he would ensure that he would rectify the situation internally and send a gift card, which I really appreciate."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I ordered the Crab fest platter for our special occasion dinner and found it absolutely delicious as well as enormous! The three sauces were very different, but really complimented the crab flavor. I would recommend this dish to anyone who has a large appetite and plenty of time to spend cracking the crab. Lovely dinner!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Four for dinner, enjoyed service, variety of food options and ambience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to stay at home and watch a movie for Valentines Day and forgo the masses that night. (Too crowded and noisey) Wanting to do something different we decided to drive from Federal Way to somewhere in Seattle, we chose your resturant. Best evening out that we have had in a long time. Great conversation, food, wine and Joe was awesome. Thanks!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Best crab benedict ever...reasonable cost...super server... Overall A++"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great kitchen view, friendly host/hostess, table was ready when promised, good food, great coffee...... Other than my comment below, I would consider coming back for lunches with clients or on occasions with family."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We were given gift cards for Chandler's and were thrilled with the whole evening! The food was excellent. I had the flat iron steak & my husband had the cioppino. We were both very pleased. They even gave us a free dessert for my husband's birthday. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our Waiter, Christian, was over the top outstanding. Very professional, friendly, informative, it was a treat to have him for our guy! The Ahi was delicious, but that blue cheese dressing on the salad was fabulous. I only wish you sold it! Thanks for the wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was great. The service was amazing after being seated. My waiter was amazing. When I walked in, front desk did not greet Just stared at me. Over rall it was ok."
    Dined on 2/14/2014