Chandler's Crabhouse
Chandler's Crabhouse

Chandler's Crabhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chandlerscrabhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2062232722x
  • 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 8889068559

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Chandler's Crabhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (200)special occasion (135)great for outdoor dining (125)romantic (73)fit for foodies (67)great for brunch (63)great for lunch (57)notable wine list (46)good for groups (43)neighborhood gem (34)kid-friendly (21)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (13)late-night find (11)Show More
  • Beautiful with great service
    EvaE
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our first visit, and we were treated well from start to finis. The greeting at the door is warm and friendly, the hostess engages in chitchat when seating guests, the waiter was excellent with recommendations and checking on us, and random staff all wished us a good night as we passed them on our way out. The view is wonderful, and the food was great, which was a bonus as I had my visiting mother-in-law with us, who is used to eating seafood on the Gulf Coast (originally from Houston). The Whiskey Dungeness Crab Soup was great, as was the crab rockefeller, and the desserts were huge! There were hidden booths that I passed by that looked perfect for a romantic dinner date as well. Only wish is that the parking would be comped.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and foodie
    Bryce
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Crab, Crab, Crab. Fresh and wonderful. Their menu is extensive and lots of fantastic choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The service we received was outstanding! We enjoyed being on the deck outside overlooking Lake Union and the food was quite good. Watch for the up-sale ... but other than that we are very happy with this restaurant and would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can never go wrong
    Dex66VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have never had a bad experience at Chandler's. The food, service and ambience are all outstanding. Even when it's a work dinner it feels like a special occasion. One of my favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maria - Superb Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Maria was our waitress the other night. Speaking for my date as well, I can honestly say she was one of the best waitresses I can recall ever having. She was energetic, witty, and incredibly friendly. We obviously loved the scenic views of the water front on a beautiful summer evening, the food, and drinks list, but we both felt great and very comfortable having Maria as our server. She was professional yet charming and was very knowledgeable about anything concerning the food or beverage menus. Maria was fantastic! I'd assume she gets tons of these rave reviews but I wanted to give me 2 cents and let her know we really appreciated her! Tell her thank you from us! - Lu and Sara
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Been here several times in the past and always loved the food but after this dining experience, we will not be ever coming back! Took at least 10 minutes + for someone to bring us some water. The guy who brought us water did not smile at all or even say hello. Server showed up 5 minutes later. Nice guy but didn't seem too interested in helping us. Drinks came out after our food was delivered and were lukewarm. Not even cold! Food wasn't hot either. Server never asked us if we needed anything or how our food was. I receive better service at my local ivars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding crab cakes
    Jobob
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had the best crab cakes at Chandler's and like how beautiful the crab cakes looked!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happiness on the deck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Logan, Andrew,Jesus You all 3 made our anniversary a special night. Food suggestions were taken and perfect. Suggested wine was perfect. I never felt as if I was being up sold. I felt like it was an occasion for staff to show off their food. We had a lovely evening. And we are now loyal crab Rockefeller lovers. And the crab and artichoke dip is excellent. Dans steak was perfect. My crab cakes were perfect. Life is good at chandlers cove. Allyson
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was Horrible
    KOKO
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Completely disappointed in the service provided by Brian at Chandlers. Brian appeared to go out of his way to be sarcastic the entire meal. The only value he brought to the meal was his knowledge of oysters. The food was good and would only recommend it because of that, but would warn people of the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced!
    suzy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was OK, but very overpriced. Sides were extra. One crabcake for $17? Come on. Drinks were packed with so much ice we had to order a second shot to even taste the liquor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Longhorn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was excellent, view was great, food very good. Only disappointment was the Dungeness crab cakes. They list them as the worlds best, but being a fan of Baltimore crab cakes, they fell short. The salmon was a little too salty, but cooked to perfection. Had an heirloom tomatoe salad that was extremely refreshing. Service was awesome. Would easily go back, just wouldn't order the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have never been disappointed with the food, service, and view. It is one of Seattle's best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crabtastic
    kwaldo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing, the ambiance was outstanding, and the service was delightful. Diffidently a favorite, a first choice for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Menu is standard NW fare and wine list is solid though unimaginative. Ambience is excellent with lovely views of Lake Union and noise is low. Prices are high for the quality.
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  • Ken from Salt Lake City
    NoMofromSLC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    this restaurant had the charm and sophistication we were looking for. the views were true Seattle waterfront, and the crab was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was very good. My wife had fish and I had the steak, both excellent. The server was quick and very helpful. The cost was moderate. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Well prepared food, attentive service and very nice setting on the shore of South Lake Union.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for a great night.
    marky4markVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had two birthdays for the parents and they wanted seafood. Chandlers was the perfect choice. The food was outstanding and the view spectacular. They couldn't have been happier. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not satisfied with dinner
    Angee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was poor, nothing special , dungeness crab entree for $69 included a crab,a scoop of mashed potatoes and some bland steamed Chinese brocolli. I still was hungry. For the money we paid I would go somewhere else.The service could be better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mydub
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We ate out side on dinning side. This was the worst. Dirty table i.e. moss on under side, kids running around in dinning area yelling, food was bad, I had halibut with a cube of butter on it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressing our guests
    WestSoundFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We certainly did that! The view, especially, on a wonderful, sunny, early Friday evening. The staff was incredibly friendly, and they were very happy with their food, especially the tastes of crab cocktail we were teased with (!), and of course, the whiskey crab soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at Lake Union
    Time2Eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious noon meal at Chandler's Crabhouse. Seating was immediate, service on time and the food was just right. This is a great place to experience the wonderful views of the lake as you dine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • duckdodge
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    food was amazing, staff was excellent and the view on a tuesday night with the sailboats was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chandler's is always a treat!
    DixieB
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Whenever I have out-of-town guests visiting, I bring them to Chandler's for the best of the Northwest: amazing seafood, incredible views, and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular scenery!
    NMNATIVEVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is better than just a tourist spot - the food was very good and the scenery was fantastic! Beautiful view of sailboats, sea planes taking off and landing, paddle boarders... We had a halibut and crab cake combo dinner and split it between 2 of us which was perfect! The sourdough bread and Caesar salad were delicious too. The dessert we had was out of this world... White chocolate raspberry ice cream with chocolate chips... Wonderful meal with beautiful view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, great food
    SeaHawks1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chandlers was very nice, and very packed. Outdoor seating was great, although they didn't have umbrellas for the larger tables so you'd better like sun and a breeze if your a party larger than 4. The service was very good with attentive wait staff. The view was spectacular, and I live in Seattle. Float planes dropping over your head and landing among the sailboats and paddle boarders. You must try the crab cakes...fantastic. getting to Chandlers is a bit of a zoo, but parking is good as they have their own lot and they stamp your parking ticket so its free. Not cheap, nor really expensive...a group of six adults had many appetizers, full entrees, drinks, a bottle of red for about $500.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    It has always been a good restaurant. On the night I was ther, our server seemed to have too large a station and service suffered
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    FlyhighVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I dine here at least once a month. No better place for seafood in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View, not food, priceless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Watching the seaplanes and other activity on Lake Union on a nice day is wonderful. But the food here is unexceptional and mostly overpriced. So my recommendation is to go for the ambience and drinks, and order food judiciously.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely view and outstanding service
    Crowguest
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Out to dinner for a 20th birthday celebration, we enjoyed Chandler's lovely view and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous view, great food
    cece
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love lunch here because we are so well treated. The activity on Lake Union provides the entertainment. The portions are just right, the fish is fresh and the presentation is always nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mlbhappy
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was excellent. Try the crab cocktail and articoke dip. Steak , lobster and fish were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peaceful morning by the water
    Bryce
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Just the way I wanted it. Service was great. Food was outstanding. Watching floatplanes take off and land a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch
    DBW1234
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We enjoyed Chandlers for our business lunch very much. They accommodated us for a quite table and we had great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Seafood treat
    Darivi
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best crab cake I have ever had
    fsdukejr
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ss12VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SEATTLE'S VERY BEST !
    gourmetgoddess1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best crab ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    Naomi
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.