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
351 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (272)great for outdoor dining (237)special occasion (162)fit for foodies (135)romantic (98)good for groups (98)great for lunch (88)notable wine list (62)neighborhood gem (56)hot spot (53)kid-friendly (50)great for brunch (45)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (19)Show More
  • Great oysters and sea foods.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfront lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had lunch at Elliott's on a beautiful, sunny and warm day. Views were great, food delicious and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    LancelotPA
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife had joined me in Seattle while I was on a business trip for our anniversary. Elliott's was recommended to us and they did not disappoint. The food and service were wonderful and they made our anniversary quite memorable. We started with a dozen oysters, and the chef's selections were fantastic! We also decided to partake in their tower of appetizers, which we would highly recommend. We were able to try a little of the three top appetizers and they beautifully packed up what we could not eat, saving room for our main course, and we had a wonderful snack the next day. The Dungeness crab was steamed to perfection and the halibut was phenomenal. We look forward to a future trip to Seattle and another opportunity to visit Elliott's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • froglcmVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Thought this place was going to be a tourist trap given the location, but we had a great experience. Food was awesome - highly recommend the halibut! The bartenders make some great craft cocktails and the patio is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touristy but good
    downtowngirl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very busy and loud on a Tuesday night in August -- really best for true oyster lovers as the rest of the menu is standard, not creative. Family atmoshpere. I had the large oyster stew which was tasty but only contained 2 oysters. My son had Alaska fish and chips which was good but available at the same quality for less at other places. Again, unless you appreciate fresh raw oysters -- which they do an excellent job of -- there are better choices for creative fresh food and ambiance in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Courteous and Friendly
    FriendsfromLA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elliotts review
    JimM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been there maybe 30 times, never a bad experience. Excellent food, good service, great bar, all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    foodkritik
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A long-time friend
    Andrew
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been going to Elliott's for 26 years! Outstanding in all facets of the restaurant business.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Enough
    foodenthusiast
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impromptu Visit
    Roller
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome restaurant!!
    MWinTEX
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    SleepinginSeattle
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tdmac
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.