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Elliott's Oyster House
Elliott's Oyster House

Elliott's Oyster House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com
  • Phone: (206) 623-4340
  • 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) 623-4340

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Celebrated my son's 20th birthday and it was memorable. He ordered the crab legs and could not finish the last one. We were all new to oysters and our waiter was very helpful and suggested three types that did not scare us away. Wonderful and beautiful place to spend with friends and family. I'm so happy friends of our visiting Seattle recommended it and a local on my flight up highly recommended Elliott's. How could you go wrong."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been there maybe 30 times, never a bad experience. Excellent food, good service, great bar, all good."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My daughter and I spent a girl's weekend in Seattle, which included the Pike's Market experience. Our dinner at Elliott's was the Best! We had reservations and were seated at a great table w/ a view of the water. Neither of us had eaten raw oysters before. (If it's your first time, it's free) Our server brought us each one with a special sorbet, etc. It was a lot of fun and delicious! I'd definitely order them next time. We both had the crab cakes, which were to die for!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Been going to Elliott's for 26 years! Outstanding in all facets of the restaurant business."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The menu had mainly seafood and some gluten free options. It gets really dim inside the restaurant after the sun sets, so if you arrive this late, you may want to have a flashlight option on your phone. The food was reasonably good since most of the ingredients are relatively healthy. Our waitress didn't seem interested in explaining the menu much nor cared to offer any suggestions. We waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive, but they did seem crowded when we got there. The portions for the king crab linguine entree was pretty big but the risotto with shrimp entree was less than a salad appetizers, both meals were priced the same. I highly recommend the Oysters Rockefeller, comes with 5 baked oysters in hollandaise and spinach."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Made an unscheduled business trip to Seattle along with 3 others whom had never been there. Decided to try Elliott ' s at the last minute and treat the other's to a good night out. Elliott ' s accommodated us and the night was a huge success. Back on the east coast now and the other 3 are still talking about the food and the service. Elliott ' s is without equal."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We spent several days in Seattle recently and ate here 3 times!! It's an awesome restaurant. The kids loved it, and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We wrnt during a short trip to Seattle. The food selection was great and our dishes were phenomenal. The wine list is extensive. Our server was very attentive to our needs. I eould go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I had never been to this restaurant, my daughter had and wanted to have her birthday lunch there. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the food was as good as she had described, the service was fantastic our waiter was so great. The hostess seated us outside per my request and the weather was so perfect, all in all we had a wonderful time and will be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The variety of oysters were very abundant, of which our server was very knowledgeable. My wife had salmon for the first time which she enjoyed. She eats grouper or red snapper regularly. I had the cioppino which had a great tomato broth and a great variety of shell fish. We were expecting a little more ambience versus a more family oriented restaurant. Our reservation was at 7:30pm...next time I would make it closer to 8:00pm."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "good service - sat us right on time of reservation. nice waiter. excellent food. I'd go back"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed Elliott's. Great oyster selection, very good, fresh seafood and excellent wine list. Definitely make reservations and if the weather's good, ask host/hostess for an outdoor table."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Utterly fresh and many !! And an airy room overlooking the Bay."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had a great lunch here with some relatives from another seafood mecca - Baltimore. They loved Elliot's, and so did I. Great views across the water, and great food. Make reservations, and come early for an outdoor seat."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant to host Seattle visitors....especially with fine choices of fish and shell fish...with service (Marcia) that is friendly, attentive and helpful...and with great views of Seattle waterfront...expect a pricey tab..."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I took my friends from out of the country for dinner. It was a real hit. One of my friends loves oysters. Our friendly waitress chose six different kinds of oysters for him. He enjoyed comparing them. They were all delicious. My other friend had clams and mussels. She proclaimed them delicious. I had a heavenly dish of grilled scallops with risotto. The wine list seemed quite adequate. The wait staff couldn't have been friendlier. We were not bothered by gulls during dinner. We surmised that the clam bar nearby, where we had lunch, must attract them away from Elliott's. We had a lovely experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "the food was wonderful but the service was SO BAD!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The last time I went was a little underwhelming compared to previous times; the delicious rosemary rolls have been done away with (actually we were served no bread at all), the service was a little slower, and the portions seemed smaller to me. The salmon was still just out of this world, though."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We had a dozen oysters on the half shell and the King Crab legs. Mmmmmm.... We made reservations, but still had our choice of eating inside or outside. The evening was warm and beautiful. Each table had a sun umbrella, so we weren't blinded or over heated. It was an impeccable evening of great food and beautiful marine/mountain/city scenery!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Hands Down! Best King Crab Around! Great Service As Well!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Love this joint. Great scenery, delicious food, great servers. A must try for any seafood lover. And they have ceasars!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is one Seattle landmark not to be missed. The food is unique and outstanding."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Elliott's does not disappoint. Make reservations."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Helpful and knowledgable waiter guided us perfectly through oyster sampler and so fresh and delicious! Crab linguini was excellent but portion was too much."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Elliott's is 1 of the best seafood restaurants in Seattle; a city famed for its high quality seafood. At lunch with a friend the other day, I had the Grilled Sockeye Salmon Caesar salad and it was outstanding. Elliott's also runs great happy hours and is one of the best places to eat oysters anywhere in the area. They have an impressive array of rums behind the bar. The only drawback is that Elliott's has become so popular, especially with the Vancouver set, that prices have risen considerably over the past few years and the place is almost always crowded. You ca forget getting a table for Happy Hour at 3 pm on a Friday in August; that's when the happy hour oysters are $1.00 a piece (I remember when they were $0.50 a piece from 3 - 3:30)."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food here is good but be prepared to a certain level of noise. I had king crab and it was really good, although there was not much crab but plenty of potatoes,corn,shrimps,mussels and clams."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "From the excellent service, to the lovely table next to the water, to the delectable seafood, Elliott's was a wonderful place to enjoy a first anniversary dinner. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We waiting 30 minutes past our reservation time, but once we were seated the service and food was excellent. Oysters were awesome! Celebrated my daughter's 16th birthday and they made her feel very special. Even brought out warm blankets to put over her shoulders as the night breeze started to pick up. Outside dining is very nice."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to Elliott's because of the outdoor seating right on the water. Their seafood was fresh, our server was friendly, and that meal ended up being one of the highlights of the trip."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We SO enjoyed lunch one day and dinner another here!! The waiters were very knowledgable and prompt, the food was amazing as well as the views. Can't wait to return and eat there again!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We wanted a special evening and got it. We arrived earlier than our reservation time, and started at the bar. Loved the atmosphere. Our dinner was super. One of us had the salmon, one the scallops and I had the Dungeness crab. We all loved our food and made a special evening of it. We weren't hurried. We had a nice table with a view and left feeling like this would be a meal we would talk about for a while to come."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A less than average seafood restaurant. Raw oysters are the highlight with many different varieties that are very fresh. A reasonable wine list with some variety in their wines by the glass. A nice location on an active pier. Mashed potatoes that I am pretty sure were blended with instants. A $54 dungeness crab that was dry and served cold. I'd chhose the Pink Door or a fabulous small plate seafood oriented restaurant the Carpenter and the Walrus."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had asked for a table near the window but ended up fairly far from it. That happens... table locations can't be guaranteed. Service was decent and very friendly, although water wasn't refilled and bread/butter didn't arrive until we finally asked for it later in the meal. What really surprised us was that there isn't any view, other than the Argosy Cruise ships beside the restaurant, and the prices which were very, very high compared to comparable seafood restaurants in the area. We knew prices would be high but guessed (incorrectly) it was because we were also "renting" a great view. Problem was... there is no view. Valet parking was $8 and very prompt. Nice service at a fair price. Overall, Elliott's is very over priced."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I found this place in December of 2013 while visiting our son who's in the Navy. We stopped because the name of the place is my maiden name along with the two L's and two T's, so we had to try it!!!! It was outstanding. I brought my son to it while visiting him again in July of 2014, we splurged and got appetizer, lunch and dessert. It was pricey, but the service, the quality of food, the flavor of the food is well worth the price. Definitely a place to go for extraordinary food and extraordinary service. As long as I have family up here I will visit this place at least once. I've made sure to tell my family and all my on-line Navy Moms about this wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I cannot say enough about Elliott's. This was my boyfriend and my first date almost six months ago so we decided to come back to celebrate. The staff was wonderful, the view fantastic, and the ambiance was perfect. Our server was very knowledgeable regarding all the oysters they offer and recommended some based off our tastes. They gave us a complimentary appetizer for our anniversary. Love this restaurant and the food is perfectly Seattle. Thank you again"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Delicious oysters (huuuge selection), amazing salmon, and fabulous king crab legs. Only issue is that it is more of a destination restaurant experience, so it's very pricey. The food is excellent, but I've had less expensive excellent seafood since we live in a port city also (east coast). The view is good, but not great, more of a wharf than a gorgeous water overlook. HIGHLY recommended, but if you have to ask "how much is this going to be?" you're going to have a bit of sticker shock."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love this place the scene is very Seattle. Our waitress was amazing and provide the perfect level of recommendations. Everything she suggested was perfect for our taste. One of my Top 5 places to dine in the US. My wife is Gluten free and they took great care of her needs."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Perfect combination of scenic & fun location, great service and delicious, well-presented food. We were seated immediately and our server was very helpful with everything from appetizer to dessert. Our friends enjoyed themselves and a wonderful evening was had by all. With good portions and prices, we'll be adding this to the top of our list for all our out-of-town visitors coming next month. Plus, a very good recommendation for locals as well. Even more so once the tourist rush is over. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Made a reservation about a month ahead of time on the recommendation of a friend. It was our first time in Seattle and made a point of going to Pike's Market, walked around a bit and then happy to have a nice place for dinner. Elliot's was a perfect place for us ~ wonderful local cuisine, lots of choices and delicious. We sat outside and it was a great time!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The servings are enormous, so sharing might be an option! The staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant specializes in oysters which I didn't try but they looked great. The seafood is fresh and prepared well."
    Dined on 7/16/2014