Etta's Seafood
Etta's Seafood

Etta's Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomdouglas.com/restaurants/ettas
  • Phone: 2064436000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:00pm,Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Adrienne Lasko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can accommodate up to 40 people. Not available on Thursday-Saturday.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Schaaff 2064436000
  • Entertainment: While we don't have a live band or trapeze artists, a seat at the window will offer you a gorgeous view of Elliot Bay as well as colorful people watching.
  • Special Events: Please check our website as we frequently host special wine, beer and food events at Etta's and all of our other restaurants. www.tomdouglas.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Virgina & Western
  • Public Transit: Our new lightrail system will get you from the airport right to the heart of downtown at 4th and Westlake, just minutes from our restaurant. The Metro Transit bus system is very accesible and a trip planner is available online at; www.metro.kingcounty.gov
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a number of pay stall lots are in the area. Street parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sunday. There is an underground public lot across the street on Western and Lenora and an open lot on First and Virginia.
A word from Etta's Seafood
Etta's Seafood showcases the culinary flair of Chef Tom Douglas for every kind of seafood imaginable. From the classic fish & chips to live crab, pit-smoked salmon and Tom's famous crab cakes, Etta's extensive menu features superlative seafood. Situated near Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, Etta's Seafood offers both tourists and locals a rich experience of the best seafood in Seattle.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Etta's Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)neighborhood gem (71)special occasion (70)scenic view (69)great for lunch (51)great for outdoor dining (46)great for brunch (43)romantic (37)good for groups (32)notable wine list (26)hot spot (25)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • Best seafood in Seattle
    enjoyyourdinner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Etta's never disappoints. The "Rub with Love" salmon -- coho on this visit -- is always outstanding. The triple coconut pie is the best desert in Seattle. The restaurant is down to earth and unpretentiaous with zero attitude -- yet service is superb.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great seafood at Ettna's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Arrived just a bit early but quickly seated. The menu is balanced and not excessively vast, which makes the decision process more manageable. To start: oysters on the half. Great choice, perhaps some of the best enjoyed is a long time! Main: rockfish which was an ideal portion to split between two. Drinks: Chinook Chard, which was very good Service: Gigi did a great job with timely service and friendly recommendations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Seafood coconut stew and crabcakes were delicious. Prices were on the high side for portion sizes. The waiter was harried and indifferent, plopping menus down on the center of the table, leaning on the wall taking orders and not engaging at all. Except for the attentive busser, service from the front door throughout the meal was lacking.
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    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I had shrimp and grits with andouille sausage. The grits were made into crispy cakes and were perfect for soaking up the spicy sauce. Great creative food at moderate prices, a fun sidewalk cafe dining experience, a beautiful view of the Sound, and part of the vibrant Pike Place Market experience. All in all a terrific spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Etta's for a Special Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Perfect spot for four friends to celebrate a special birthday dinner. Casual but upscale. Dinner superb! Service outstanding and unpretentious. Salmon was outstanding and we are Northwest salmon snobs. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Over rated
    Hutch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Etta's was recommended by 3 sources. Food was not very good and very salty. it was very expensive.....ie 1 crabcake $21!
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Ok for brunch if you're not paying
    MariainmauiVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server wasn't very confident and forgot to come back to us. I expected a much better experience but was not so impressed. There are far better places to enjoy a good brunch. It has a great location, but I think this is a bit over-priced for the fare.
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  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went here for lunch. I had the creamy clam chowder (good) and the Dungeness crab cakes (very good, although a bit pricey for the portion). Service was not attentive. The place looked ok.
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  • long time fan
    1reliablefriendVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    i've been stopping at etta's since it's original days...but i do observe it's become someway exclusive as it's pricing and portions are less inviting. food is good but quite expensive...enough so i drop in only for special occasions. it feels more lit a tourist restaurant than a spot for locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoying Lunch with my daughter.
    Melanie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My daughter and I enjoyed lunch - we ordered the ahi tuna appetizer, which was delicious! Our server, Jamie was engaging and he gave us great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    Lottiesmom
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I brought my parents here on their last day in town. We all had a great time!
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • relies too much on location
    Seafoodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    At Pikes Market, we thought a pricey seafood restaurant highly recommended by our concierge was going to be the highlight of our Seattle stay. However the seafood selection was limited. the meat selection was more varied and interesting.
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  • Jimdine
    Jimdine
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very enjoyable experience. Classic Seattle fare near the waterfront. Very good menu with mainly local favorites. Service very good. Excellent wine selection. A must for Seattle visitor!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food was excellent!!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our server was very knowledgeable and impressive. The food was also very good. Our favorites were the salmon (a specialty) and the mussels dish with coconut milk. We just loved it!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, no ambiance
    jennifer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner after seeing a show at the Paramount Theater last weekend. The food and service were great - no complaints. They even found a great seat for us a little earlier than our reservation time. My issue was with the ambiance and overall "feel" of the restaurant. I know it is near Pike Place - so going to be a bit touristy, but it really caters to the tourist crowd. Our meal felt very rushed and just "busy". Felt more like I was dining in Applebees than what I expected from Tom Douglas. Think Applebees ambiance - not food quality. Our meal was really really good - I just wish we could've enjoyed it during a nicer "dining" experience. Not sure I would go back during the summer -- maybe in the off season.
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  • Fantastic fishy food
    StormyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    What can I say but WOW with a lovely lunch of crabcakes and an incredible chocolate dessert. Even the iced tea was special. Lovely place, friendly service...I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Cafe like atmosphere
    sken144
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We will return. Great little restaurant on Seattle's water front. The service was outstanding and the food was just as good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Doris
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Salmon was not as moist as other times. A little disappointed. I will still eat at Etta's. Hopefully my salmon will be moist next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was fine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our out of town guests were stuck in rush hour traffic and were quite late. Our server was gracious and nice about the wait to serve us. Thank you!
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  • Great food
    Roger
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had an early dinner scheduled, the service was great and the food and drink was as advertised....super. Would recommend to a friend.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Tomg
    Tomg
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Tom Douglas restaurants have always been good. Etta's, however, seemed just for tourists, a short menu and not really very good. Clams were great. Salmon was mediocre and only offered with Tom's rub. Salmon doesn't need that type of treatment! This restaurant has a very short and limited menu.
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  • Pleasant Summer Lunch
    Barnhappy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My friends and I met at Etta's on a Wednesday afternoon for lunch. One of our group we hadn't seen in 30 years! We had a great view out the window from our booth of all the bustling activity of the Market. The staff was wonderful -- took photos for us, attentive without being intrusive and very helpful in whittling down our choices from the many delicious sounding dishes the large menu had to offer. Our meal was delicious! The Etta's Rubbed Salmon is a must! So good! Also, the Coconut Cream Pie is wonderful -- not too sweet! All in all, we had a scrumptious lunch made even better by good company!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch with Friends
    diner2
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We really enjoyed spending time with some friends at Etta's. Our waitress was very helpful and patient, as we were coming and going all morning. So close to the Market, great place to people watch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Etta's Seafood
    husky33
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, casual ambience, just what we were in the mood for on a sunny weekend at Pike Place Market.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    6gill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Seriously? 750 character limit? The first review I wrote was tight at 1570. Food was good, but don't expect to get what you are paying for. Brunch with cocktails at $106 + tip needs to be magical, and for me there was no magic here, just competently prepared breakfast. Mimosa was $10 and tiny, shrimp and grits had itty-bitty shrimp, and crab Benedict contained almost no crab. Server was great. My other review was better...
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  • Neighborhood feel in a tourist spot
    Seattlediners
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Etta's never fails to delight. Service is always top notch and the menu, which changes daily is small but good. Had the salmon with their amazing rub-- fantastic and unique. Highly recommend the delicious coconut cream pie... If you're looking for a sweet spot on the edge of Pike Place Market that doesn't feel like one, try Etta's.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed
    Yummymakesmehappy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Tom Douglas rarely disappoints but this time he did. I brought my brother and his family to Etta's for lunch and told them all about Tom Douglas's reputation in Seattle and how awesome his restaurants are. Then...the food arrived. The crab cakes were really fishy, the muscles were in a strange broth (not in a good way) and the kids "oodles of noodles" should be listed on the menu as a serving of butter with some noodles in it. I had the tuna tartare and it was good but the "wasabi pancakes" served with it were bland and greasy. To top it all off, it is very expensive. I don't mind paying for exceptional food/decor/service but this fell far, far from the mark.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Impeccable plates,excellent service
    Spots206
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had Calamari appi and the Coconut Seafood Stew and the Baja Fried Prawns. Calamari was sublime, nice seasoning with a lick and delicious dipping sauce. Seafood stew was impressive, a giant bowl of shellfish and salmon with a very tasty Coconut curry broth, "stew" is a misnomer, it is not a heavy dish. The Baja prawns (5) were very large and butterflied, very tasty. Not being huge coconut fans, we split the coconut cream pie after reading so many wonderful reviews. It was excellent, what a difference with fresh coconut versus the usual artificial varieties. Would eat everything we had again tomorrow!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • BruinVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Amazing food and service! Great location in Pike Marketplace
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burnt Food - Huge Disappointment
    EastsideFoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We brought friends from out of town to Etta's for brunch last Sunday (07/27). Our service was good, as were our drinks. However, the quality and presentation of the food was an incredible let down. Two of us had the Bay Shrimp Roll - which was set down before us and we both had burnt buns (black on the top)!! The salad itself was bland - there was just nothing to it. The waffle chips were overcooked and too salty. One of us had Crab Eggs Benedict, the toast underneath was burnt to a crisp, eggs and hollandaise cold. The potatoes were not even worth eating. My cousin had the crab cake, she was glad she only ordered one. Brunch for $106, what a huge waste of money. I'd never return and would never recommend it.
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  • Will Return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The portion sizes and food were excellent. The cocktails were delicious as well. Our waitress brought one of our guests the wrong dish which we gladly would have eaten anyway and she made it right by bringing the original dish too for no charge. The seafood was fresh and unique.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Claire's wedding group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My daughter's wedding was coming up, and we had a bunch of friends come into town for the occasion. I originally made a reservation for 8 and then changed it to 12. Even though 12 is a bit large for Etta's, they managed to squeeze us into one booth so that we could all eat together. The food was awesome, as always, as well as the service. We had a great time, and the next time I'm in Seattle I will hopefully go to Etta's again (for the 5th time :>) ).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food! Get a window table
    FoodieLovie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great meal, as expected from a Tom Douglas restaurant. Salmon and crab salad were beautifully presented and delish! Good service when we arrived but as it got busier service slowed down. Get a window table, great people watching and view!! Desert was off the chart fantastic. Coconut cream pie & chocolate mousse cake......mmmmmmm.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With the exception of a heavy hand
    RoadWarrior45VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    With the exeption of a heavy hand with the paprika in the clams, the food was quite good and the service very attentive.
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    great for brunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Diner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was mediocre and overpriced. We ordered the salmon and crab cakes. I would not go back.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Etta's for casual dining
    Jan4
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Etta's is a great place to go for good food when you are not in the mood to dress up. There is outdoor seating, a full size bar with an entertaining bartender, and top quality food by Tom Douglas. We had the salmon and halibut which were both perfectly prepared. My favorite was actually the halibut. It is conveniently located near the Market; but, dinner reservations will save you a long wait.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Did everything to accommodate the seating issue of my very short elderly mother. Handled it with grace. Short wait time. Excellent food and service. Thank u.
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    good for groups
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  • seadine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Nice, but didn't quite match my expectations. The signature salmon dish is sockeye - so not nearly as delicious as king salmon would be, although the cornbread pudding is great. Good location, good service, but food not as good as I had hoped.
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  • Great Food!
    LunchMomVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My husband and I were in Seattle for a get away weekend and ate at Etta's for dinner our first night. WOW - the food was excellent. We started with the spinach salad which was very good. For our main entree's my husband had the seafood stew in coconut broth - it was absolutely fantastic. It was probably one of the best things we have ever had, the stew broth was great. I had the seared tuna, it was also very good, but no comparison to the stew. For dessert we had the berry shortcake - YUM! it was so fresh, and the shortcake was very moist. The custard was a great addition. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Overall a great dinner - I would highly recommend Etta's if you are in Seattle.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Amazing Salmon
    mosspiglets
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience at Etta's Seafood. Our waitress was very friendly, engaging and informative. I have a gluten allergy and was well accommodated. We both had the salmon, and agree it was the best salmon dish we had ever tasted!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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