Cutters Crabhouse
Cutters Crabhouse

Cutters Crabhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cutterscrabhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2064484884x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00 am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-9:30 pm
    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 10pm
    Weekend Breakfast: Sat & Sun 11am 2:00pm
    Bar: Sun-Thurs open 'til 10:30pm, Fri and Sat 11:30pm
    Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close Saturday and Sunday 4 - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Deborah Breuler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lenora
  • Public Transit: Free Downtown Shuttle!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Marketplace Parking Garage
    65 Lenora St.
A word from Cutters Crabhouse
One of Seattle’s proudest traditions is the Pike Place Market, right next door. The market thrives by providing the highest quality seasonal products indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. This allows Cutters--totally remodeled in April 2012--to be directly influenced by the unique nature of the market. Because of Cutters' ongoing commitment to incorporate only the finest seasonal Northwest ingredients in all menu offerings, we can truly say: “If it’s there, it’s here."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Cutters Crabhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (137)special occasion (84)good for groups (48)romantic (41)fit for foodies (41)great for lunch (41)neighborhood gem (25)great for brunch (25)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Right Size Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The customer service alone is worthy of recognition. The food was amazing and served in just right portions. Don't hesitate! If you're looking for the perfect place with an amazing view and outstanding customer service, this is the place you're looking for. Come see for yourself!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Halibut was over cooked and other meats were dry. While they had kid menu, but no kid plastic dinnerware and had to ask for straws
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • travelswithlinda
    travelswithlinda
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was only our second visit to Cutters (we don't live in Seattle). We had requested a window table and were seated in a very short time. We go to Cutters for the food and the service and were not disappointed. Everything was excellent, including drinks. The waitress advised us on the menu, to include one she would not recommend, to us that is a sign of a very good restaurant and that is why we go to Cutters when in Seattle. To all - try Cutters and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Setting the mood.
    Brabus
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had been planning on proposing to my girl friend on Saturday night so, I was looking for a fun, yet romantic setting for dinner. When we arrived at Cutters everyone was very friendly. The table was perfect for seeing the waterfront as well as watching the sunset. Eli was our waiter and did an amazing job. He set the mood early. He was appropiately fun, relaxed, never rushed us and helped make it a wonderful evening. He went over the top to accomodate our food choices. We went with the King Crab and sirloin steak. The steak was good, but the crab was to die for. My (now fiance') said that it was one of the best meals she has ever had. I later proposed in the VIP gondola of the ferris wheel. She said yes, of course!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great weekend brunch place
    PeteK
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great selection of brunch favorites and crab extras. Well served and great view over Elliot Bay
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food decent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service was good, but our server had a slight creepy "buy more food" vibe. Certainly won't turn a lunch sour, the food is still great and the view is perfect for out of town guests
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice on Seattle waterfront
    LvGr8dining
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Cutters has been a favorite happy hour spot for 9 years in Seattle. We recently had dinner for 4 for a birthday celebration. Window seats, great food and service, plus complimentary creme brûlée for the birthday guest. My only issue is the limited selection of entrees on the dinner menu. What we ordered was excellent. Compliments to the chef(s)!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views, scenic and comfortable
    GlamourgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We always plan one nght at cutters. Food and service are good with one of the best views in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    this was a nice friendly restaurant in the middle of a prime area. the food was good but not excellent. The service was fine but not great. We did not have a lot of attention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment!
    NormVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Greatview. Pleasant service. Too bad they have to serve food. It Ruined the view and the service didn't make up for it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very mediocre and mass-appealing
    MellowOchre
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were early and were punished. Our usual table location request was ignored and in fact we were seated in just an opposite request location. There was a horrible glare and someone finally noticed that I was wearing my sunglasses. Our server Eli was the absolute best but the supposed signature fish and chips had overbattered and soggy fish... Almost like one would get at Captain D's...I debated going here or Etta's and probably wish we had now gone there..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place 2 entertain guests!
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The menu choices, the locally sourced foods & the staff are terrific! The eatery sports different sections: Bar/lounge, different sections & a private dining room with a grand view over the Sound, harbor and Mt. Rainier! It's a winner!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an anniversary made special
    specialtimes
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    we took my parents to Cutters for their 66th wedding anniversary! I requested a window table and we got a beauty! Great view, great food and service. Larry our server was very good with my parents who are 85 and 86. He even brought a complimentary Crème Brulee for my parents..which just happens to be their favorite. My husband and I especially enjoyed the mussels which were in a fabulous broth..great for dipping the crusty bread in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Husband and opened Cutters 30 yr
    raymag
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have always enjoyed Cutter's since they opened. We were there Mon Aug 4 to celebrate with friends we hadn't seen in several years. This was their favorite restaurant when they lived here. This tme we were not overly impressed with the menu. Nothing especcially outstanding. The Bread we ROCK HARD. Where did the soft warm foccia bread go? Where did the Yakisoba go? (my personal favorite)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service and ambience
    specialnite4us
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and had made a reservation and requested a window seat. We arrived a few minutes early and sat in the bar while we waited for a window seat, which is not on a reserved basis. About 15 minutes later, we were seated in a back corner with a gorgeous view and so romantic; it was so nice! We had a great server and a wonderful dinner that made our anniversary so special. There was just one thing I want to mention though, our parking was validated at the restaurant, but we had to pay $3 in the parking lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we expected and more!
    DeeTN
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    On our "return home visit" we wanted a special dining place for our Son and Daughter-in-Law to experience the ambience of Seattle Seafood, scenery, and warm personality! Everyone was all very gracious. I also loved that we could reserve on line. With coordinating a trip between 2 families, Coast Guard Cutter schedule and 3 hour time difference, I was researching at odd hours of the day and night, and discovered this convenience. What a delight. But, the real star was the wonderful seafood. The Crab legs, the soup, the salad AND the wine recommendation were "right on." My Daughter-in-Law declared that this is far better than New England fare that she experiences back East. Thank you for a very memorable experience!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Cutters is a great spot for viewing Elliot bay and the mountains beyond. We were treated to an air show of the Blue Angels practicing for Seafair. Always a good place to take visitors.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    WestCoastTripVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very nice. Our server was fantastic and the food was great. The view was the icing on the cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Probably won't be back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We hadn't been to Cutter's for a few years, and were really looking forward to it. We weren't able to sit by a window because they didn't have enough servers, then others right after us sat by the windows. They didn't have the wine we wanted. When we agree to a second choice, they only brought one glass; we had ordered two. And it was very expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reunion dinner
    Luvcutters
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great server first of all..Larry. The food and drinks were excellent. We enjoyed the whole evening and did not feel rushed at all. It was nice that the manager stopped by to say hello and check on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clam chowder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Stopped in for clam chowder and a drink and the chowder is NOT that great !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful for special occasion
    BlueAlii
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Cutters! Service was great, food was great and the view is magnificent. Looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A MUST SEE FOR SEATTLE
    SeriousFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was our second visit to Cutter's. We wanted to bring a friend that was visiting from CA. Unfortunately, the service we received was nothing like what we received from our previous dinner visit. Our gal was not friendly and seemed like she didn't want to be there. The food and atmosphere was wonderful! We would still recommend--and will try one more time. I wish I could remember the gentleman that we had for dinner--because he was fabulous! We did share that experience with the manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, great view
    Natalie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Delicious salmon, oysters, shrimp and scallops, local sourdough bread and an amazing view of Mt. Rainier, the ferris wheel and the sound. Only complaint being that I had to wait a bit even though I made a reservation--but they did get me a seat by the window.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raydee
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were more impressed with the sushi and happy hour drinks the dinner was not impressive for the price we paid,they forget to put the ice cream on the plate by the time it came out we were pretty much finished with the cake.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view of the harbor in Seattle
    njg1954
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a great meal at Cutter's. Our server was excellent. Since we made an Open Table reservation we got a table at the window for a great view of Puget Sound. The King Crab legs were fresh and tasty. Not a speck left on the plate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great view restaurant
    justme
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ate here for the first time in over 20years with guests from out of town. The view is still amazing although we couldn't get a table with a water view as requested. The service was very good. I thought the food was too salty. I had the open faced crab sandwich with fries. One of our guests thought it was salty too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it used to be
    wildflower
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    For 11 years Cutters has been a must visit at least once when I am in town visiting local family in Seattle. I used to feel like cutters was a local favorite that was also highly visited by tourists. It seems cutters has finally succumbed to the tourist dining mentality. It does not have that special touch anymore. While the quality of my Halibut was still excellent, preparation and the dinner overall was very lacking. The service was average, nothing special. Very different from say 5 years ago. I would say if you are a tourist looking for a beautiful view, decent mass produced food and quick service then this might be the place for you. if you are looking for a special date night or a special occasion restaurant, this is not it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    KJohn
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Roy, I hope that is correct, was a great server. He was friendly and all around wonderful. I had to wait for my guest and he would check in on me from time to time. I felt I was cared for and not made to feel embarrassed sitting alone at the table. My guest was late for uncontrollable reasons. Once he arrived, Roy stepped in with a smile and we got the evening going. The food was great, we both had the Halibut. Wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Eli our server made the evening perfect. We added three guest last minute and Cutters was able to accommodate. Food super. Beautiful sunset view of the water. Lot's of items with fresh crab.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great location overlooking Puget Sound. Excellent service. Very good food. Whole Dungeness crab was great but pricey.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local First Timer
    jstcallmemimi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have lived in Seattle for 40+ years and I have never heard of this place, nor did I even knew it was there. I enjoyed myself, the food & service were excellent. I will defiantly return, and I have been recommending it to my friends & family since our visit on 7/11/14.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have the mussels
    dkmhttrVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Simply put.... Beautiful view, great food, good service. The mussels were the best we have had. Bleu cheese and bacon... yes please!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite, but Needs Tweaking
    FrequentSeattleDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Cutter's continues to be a favorite: tasty sauces, fresh food, and sumptuous flavor combinations. The cheese curds are wildly overpriced in light of the miniscule portion size though, and the presentation of them was weak. The menu also needs its iconic chocolate souffle back, and there should be a wealth of menu choices that do not include bread-group components like rice, breading or pasta.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for out-of-town guests
    ktbd
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were seated right at the time of our reservation & a view table, as requested. Staff was aware that we were catching up on many years, so tried not to interrupt our conversation. Food was good… halibut a little overdone, but salmon was amazing. We stayed for an after dinner drink and the waitress was getting off shift but put our order in and handed us over to the later staff in a smooth transition. We've taken out-of-town guests here for 20+ years and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    gaylenrod
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We have been travelling from Kelowna B.C., to Seattle and dining at Cutters for our anniversary, for at least five years. We always get the window table where we can over look the bay and all the action. We love to sit and watch the goings on and we love to dine and have our lovely anniversary dinner. Rod isn't a wine drinker so he enjoys caesars and mojitos, and we even had a special coffee! Dinner was lovely and so was dessert. We'll be back next year!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    Tanya
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The host was rude making us wait forever for a table...despite us seeing many uncleaned tables the food was late and their food was mediocre at best. The only thing saving them is the spectacular view.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View
    ATLGA
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Killer view overlooking the harbor. Surprising limited number of seafood choices, particularly crab, for a restaurant that is called a Crabhouse. The noise level is very loud, making it almost impossible to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We came here to celebrate my wife and I's masters graduation. They gave us a great table with a view of the water (though I think every table has some kind of view which is nice) and even had ribbons on the table. Our server, Eli, new the occasion which we had noted in our reservation and ran with it. Eli took such great care of us being attentive, but not pushy. He dealt marvelously with the 2 small children and when orders got mixed up from the bar. Everyone loved there food, I got the crab legs and devoured them. Then they gave us graduates complementary dessert which was more than enough to share with everyone. Great place! Great service! Great food! I would definitely come back.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but a little noisy
    BellevueDiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I took my wife out for our wedding anniversary and we both really enjoyed the food and waiter. Pros: Wonderful view, great food and service. Requested special anniversary dining options were delivered. 50% discount on parking. Cons: A little too noisy. Very limited vegetarian entree options. Welcoming host was a little terse with us. Overall, we had a great, memorable experience and I highly recommend the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic