Elliott's Oyster House
Elliott's Oyster House

Elliott's Oyster House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2066234340x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Robert Spaulding
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: From our Puget Sound style décor to our Pacific Northwest style hospitality we specialize in creating events that will surpass your every expectation. Let Elliott's help you create an occasion that is distinctively yours with gracious surroundings, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service. Our many unique settings are ideal not only for business lunches and dinners, parties and receptions, but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.

    With our location, property and partners, Elliott's can help you plan any event, large or small. From the intimate and unique Elliott Bay Private Dining Room, to our location on Pier 56, Elliott's can design an event sure to wow and impress your guests, customers or attendees. Our culinary team, one of the most innovative in Seattle, can craft and design a menu to fit every occasion and our guest services and event representatives will take the pressure off of you for the event planning and details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Riendeau 206-623-4340x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I at
    Alaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)
    Metro Transit Routes 10-O, 11-O, 113-I, 121-I, 121-O, 122-I, 125-I, 15-O, 18-O, 21-I, 22-I, 56-I and 994-I at First Avenue and University St (.15 mi)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.


    Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.
A word from Elliott's Oyster House
For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for classic Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renown for simple preparations that highlight the natural flavors of the finest seafood in the Pacific Northwest. We specialize in serving fresh local Dungeness crab, wild Northwest salmon, Alaskan halibut, fresh Pacific finfish, Northwest shellfish, and our specialty, fresh oysters.


At Elliott's, we believe our choices today affect the oceans of tomorrow. So we're committed to serving sustainable seafood, a win-win for your taste buds and the environment. We have long-standing partnerships with local crabbers, oyster growers and fishermen, who use environmentally sound practices. To help the planet even further, we compost everything possible. Come join us for lunch or dinner, and discover the wonders of sustainable seafood for yourself.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Elliott's Oyster House reviews from OpenTable diners
360 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (278)great for outdoor dining (243)special occasion (164)fit for foodies (137)good for groups (103)romantic (100)great for lunch (91)notable wine list (60)neighborhood gem (57)hot spot (53)kid-friendly (50)great for brunch (45)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (19)Show More
  • Worst Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the worst service here on Saturday night. Waiter was disinterested in our table- we had to flag him down for everything. Food was OK except one salmon entree was served raw and still ice cold. Not the kind of experience we would expect for a $280 dinner for a party of four!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was mine and my wifes birthday that weekend and Eliotts was fantastic! Beautiful scenery! Awesome food! It was a birthday feast that we will never forget! Thank you for spoiling us!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Hadn't been in a year, but thought the menu was way more expensive than it used to be... not enough selection of lower cost dishes, e.g. fish and chips $18, and it was just okay. Disappointed really.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NEVER DISAPPOINTED!
    Minna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our dining experience at Elliot's is never a disappointment. The food is always nicely prepared and beautifully presented, ingredients are fresh, taste is delicious, and service is among the best in the city! Elliot's is also our "go to" place if we need to catch a ferry and don't have time for leisurely dining. Although a leisurely meal is the ideal, and our preference, a quick dinner at Elliot's never seems rushed, and the wait staff is always accommodating. Great food, wonderful staff, best view!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best seafood ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Could eat the mussels and clams everyday, and the crab is perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have been wanting to go to Elliott's for over a year now, so was very excited. I was very happy with the online reservation process and we were seated fairly prompt. The restaurant atmosphere was great and the view beautiful. What disappointed me and my husband was the food. It lacked flavor. The mussels and clams appetizer was very fishy tasting. My husband had salmon and said it was very bland in flavor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night Dinner with Mom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    7 PM Friday night dinner to celebrate mom's arrival. Mom won't eat raw oysters, so we ordered Rockefeller--best darn Oysters Rockefeller, ever. Service took forever. We waited over 30 minutes for the Rockefeller. We waited another 30 minutes for entrees. Mom's pan-seared oysters were heavily breaded. Her salad was soaked in dressing. She didn't eat it. Steamed crab was tender, but not hot. Better than grilling at home? NO WAY. Except for the view. DO: sit outside and take in the awesome view. Ask for a blanket, if you're chilly. Order dessert. We didn't, but they looked great. Do order the crab legs. Do order a salad with the dressing on the side. Save room for dessert. DON'T: order the steamed whole crab. It's not hot out of the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfectly Cooked Fish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was my second time to Elliott's within a month, and I WILL return again. We shared 2 doz fresh oysters (cold, fresh and sweet), followed by their amazing traditional clam chowder, salads, and the most delicious Simply Grilled Halibut and Alder plank King Salmon. Both were delicately seasoned and cooked just to perfection...not overdone! Service was a bit slow and not as efficient as our waiter last month, but very polite and helpful. Looking forward to your renovation and re-opening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food is excellent!! Great recipes which I will try to duplicate at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Good food, great service! We had a group of 3 sat outside and had a great experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friends From The Midwest Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had relatives in from Indiana that were not familiar with Seattle. Elliott's delivered on the view and our visitors asked many questions about the water front and what they could see from our seats. The hors devours were outstanding and showcased Elliott's seafood expertise. The main dishes were above average and everyone was impressed. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oysters and sea foods.
    Nori
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We wanted to eat nice oysters and sea foods and found this restaurant. Wide varieties of oysters are offered (~20 species) at reasonable price ($2.0 ~ 3.5). they were fresh and tasty. we also enjoyed several sea foods. All of them were great. Service was satisfactory. It took some time to catch a taxi from the restaurant on our way back, but except this, we had excellent time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    HungrySurveyor
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Attentive staff, great bar selections, salmon was perfect. Loved the sunset view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent birthday dinner
    pete75
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I brought my wife to Elliott's oyster house for a romantic birthday dinner and we were impressed with the ambiance of the outdoor seating, the quality of the food, and the service. We are local and typically avoid tourist restaurants on the waterfront, but we were very pleasantly surprised with Elliot's. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For weary tourists
    FromSeattle
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Perfect for weary tourists who want to sit outside on the waterfront. The food is adequate, but overpriced. Consider it a premium for location. Service is slow, so you won't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pricey but great oysters & crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The service was good and the oysters available is extensive and well worth the price. I would suggest asking your server for recommendations. Two of use shared the king crab which they were happy to accommodate, the other person ordered the $50 steak and thought it was worth the money! This place is quite expensive once you add a drink, tax and tips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OYSTERS!!!!!!!!!!
    seawitch
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    If you love the taste of fresh raw oysters this is the place to go. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cynical food, good vew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had to send fish back. It was old and dry.waiter brought the wrong beer but he did bring slightly better fish back. Nice view of seattle harbor but this is a tourist trap.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • eat the king crab
    sparky1wife
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our experience at Elliots was as great as the first time. Our Waiter Tony was fantastic, helped us out with oyster selection and made sure he meal was served at a nice leisurely pace. The king crab legs although pricey are fabulous and a very filling meal (eat them before the potatoes). The halibut was also very good. It is very sad this place is closing for 9 months.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, great food and service
    yuriinseattle
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our go to place when we have guests from out of town, especially for the first time. Their crab legs or salmon dishes are very good - both in presentation for pictures and in taste!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy taste buds
    2honeymooners
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server was as near perfect as can be. He was friendly without being obnoxious and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. He asked good questions to find out what we were looking for and made fabulous recommendations. We loved everything he suggested. The food was fresh, well portioned, and beautifully presented. We ate dinner at a more upscale place nearby and wished that we had instead returned to Elliot's. Of all the places we dined on our honeymoon, this was by far the favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laslhs43
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We enjoyed our seafood meals and it was enhance by the beautiful water view and good service. The oysters and chowder were delicious. Since I can't eat cream I was able to order the tomato based chowder which was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Snos
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a great lunch and afternoon at Elliot's, in fact we were there for about 6 hours and the team was great. The food of course was fantastic, the oyster choices are just amazing and soooo fresh. Service was attentive without being intrusive and they were extremely tolerant of our extended stay. Great atmosphere. If you are in Seattle and want a fantastic fresh seafood experience... go to Elliot's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent seafood
    Love2dine
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is truly a great restaurant. Wonderful menu. Nice place to go for a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was excellent at this restaurant:food, ambiance, and service. If you love oysters they have the best selection. Every employee there was super helpful and friendly. It really made my experience wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best on the docks
    drtj
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The best oyster House I have ever been in. Selection of 32 kinds of oysters fresh from the Washington Puget sound area. Five stars. Blue prawns Risotto was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was undoubtly one of the best I've tried, but service was amazing, server Andrew not only very handsome but also extremely attentive, made my experience so much better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    JoshK
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food and service, the menu is diverse with otustanding choices
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/service - very loud
    Booker274VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We enjoyed the food, and the service was top notch, however our table was on the kitchen side and therefore was extremely loud with banging plates and such. This would not deter us from visiting again though I would ask to sit in a different part of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elliott's
    Nan2VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I would highly recommend Elliott's Oyster House. We loved everything about it. Our cocktails were great, The house salad was delicious as well as the king salmon and crab. It is expensive but well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The atmosphere here is fantastic. Live the view and vibe. I ordered the scallop risotto. Probably should stick with the specialties if the house-oysters. Excellwnt salads and service. We eat here everytime we are in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour Oysters
    ChewLeWard
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We arrived an hour early for our reservation and sat at the bar for their happy hour. The oysters were delicious - $2 per oyster. We got there at the last hour but if you get there in the beginning of happy hour the oysters are $1 each.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banquet service for high prices
    Ginger
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had dinner with a group of 7 recently and spent well over $100 per person. Yet service was poor - slow, hot appetizer served very cool, and a waitress more interested in selling us alcohol rather than concentrating on our food experience. I have been a repeat customer but doubt I will return - especially with a larger group.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For the second time, my salmon was dry and cooked poorly. The service was lacking and experience overall was very disappointing.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must in Seattle
    Chip
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If you are from out of town - it is one of the 'musts' to go to. Great food and oysters. Service right on
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location great good
    Kjc14
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food. Great location. Easy to park near by. We had a questionable waiter that was rather rude to my father. He was very snobby however I am hoping that was just a fluke. Fantastic oysters and great selection. Very pricy but that's expected in downtown Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special for anyone
    pegg
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A wonderful place for great seafood, and a great place to bring new and old friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Textim
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service was great. Food outstanding, drinks were wonderful and plenty of kick. Overall a wonderful experience. Will define tell eat here again if ever in Seattle. Great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to be at sunset
    Spring
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten at Elliott's several times and it is always good. the last two times that we have gone there, they have been out of the fish that we wished to order by our 7:30 reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good, scenery was great. It was a wonderful first dining stop on our Seattle trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.