Etta's Seafood
Etta's Seafood

Etta's Seafood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomdouglas.com/restaurants/ettas
  • Phone: (206) 443-6000
  • 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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Etta's Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (123)neighborhood gem (74)special occasion (64)great for lunch (59)scenic view (55)great for brunch (49)good for groups (40)hot spot (35)great for outdoor dining (31)romantic (30)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • Good food but pricey.
    Dishdish
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The service was spot on and the food is good but for nearly 20$ for fish and chips it's not a good value. Guess that's the price of Tom Douglas at the Market. The chocolate peppermint dessert was pretty exceptional though. Definitely recommend that!
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  • Always Great Food
    EwaBoy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This is not the first time at Etta's and we comeback for the great tasting dishes. I had the wild cod fish and chips and my wife had the crab cakes. My cod was crisp on the outside and moist on the inside just the way I like it. My wife says her crabcakes were the best she had had in Seattle. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leah
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Delicious salmon and coconut cream pie. My husband got fish and chips which were different than most and tasted great!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT salmon dish!
    Dijahn
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had the salmon with the "love rub" on a Monday evening. I went back the following Friday for the same dish, and ordered the larger portion. Outstanding! Go!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, wonderful ambiance, so so food
    AKResident
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Etta's Seafood with a great amount of anticipation. We food seafood! We arrived 15 minutes early and they seated us immediately. We were seated by the window overlooking the street and were amused by people's attempts at parallel parking (must be a forgotten skill)! Our server was great, attentive without lurking. We weren't too hungry so we ordered off the appetizer menu. I got the Dungeness Crab salad and my wife got the crab cakes. We were both disappointed. The dressing on the salad completely overwhelmed the taste of the crab. There was no way to separate it. The other ingredients in crab cakes did the same thing. I use to fish crab so maybe I have too high a standard, but we were disappointed. Desserts were great though!
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  • great as usual
    enjoyyourdinner
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    best place for fresh salmon and other top notch seafood in Seattle.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Krispy
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Absolutely wonderful! Seafood stew is to die for. Staff here is extremly kind and helpful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunchers
    Hapagirl808
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I was really excited to go here since a lot of people recommend for brunch. The good is amazing!!! I had the dugness crab eggs Benedict. I noted in my reservation it was my friends birthday but they didn't say anything so maybe they don't really care..they were pretty busy but the server only stopped by to take out order& drop the checks.my friend had to flag her down Just to refill coffee
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grantguy1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I was surprised how busy Etta's was at 10:30 AM Sunday. We had a reservation for 11 but showed up early and only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. Always a pleasure to be here. My only complaint is that the booths are really tight even for average size people. As much as I love Tom Douglas (who doesn't?) I doubt he could fit into one of those booths. But that's minor. You can always ask for a table. And if you're having a good time--which you will-- being squeezed a bit is no big deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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  • Just Perfect
    Xxxxxxx
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service, and every course/dish ordered was interesting and well-made. Our server was very helpful and well-informed about all food and beverage choices. Service was well-timed. An all-round great experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than stellar
    moon369
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We chose Etta's because it's a Tom Douglas restaurant and were really looking forward to the dinner. We've been to Lola and Serious Pie and enjoyed our meals. I ordered the salmon and my husband ordered a burger, we shared a salad, one glass of wine and a dessert. The appetizer and entrees were unremarkable and not the calibre of a celebrity chef. The coconut cream pie was the best part of the meal, and i'm not a dessert person! We ended up spending $100 and wondered for what?! We could've gotten an amazing meal for much less. We did have great service. We wouldn't go back again, nor recommend. Maybe we should've checked out a different Douglas restaurant?
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    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • A must restaurant for any visit to Seattle
    NasijarviVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Etta's is located near the waterfront near Pike Place Market with a view overlooking a park overlooking Elliott Bay. It is thus part of the vibrant scene of that part of Seattle. The food is always outstanding. We always enjoy their assortment of oysters. This time we had a salmon dish with a special 'rub'; it came with an amazing corn bread and veggies. Everything was cooked to perfection. As a Tom Douglas restaurant, we always look forward to the coconut cream pie (from Dahlia Bakery) that is amazing. Service was spectacular too with an especially in to her job server.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crab cakes were tasteless
    tyronne73
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We specifically went to Etta's because of the Seafood. My friend had the Rockfish which was superb. The calamari appetizer was scrumptious. I had the much touted Tom Douglas crab cakes as an entree--they were tasteless, there was a faint taste of crab with next to no crab meat. They would better be described as mush cakes!!! WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT.
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  • Average dining
    agen
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Lacked veggie options. Salmon, not a disappointment, but not particularly inspired. Same with the breakfast. Service slow and not particularly attentive.
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  • Just Ok
    TSongey
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good view and fun atmosphere but the food was just fair. Everything was very salty and rich. Beers weren't cold but service was good. Don't know if I'll go back.
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  • A let down
    MAJack
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Recommended by a local, we were both underwhelmed. Great service and location, but the menu was very limited, and upon us each ordering a different Dungeness crab dish, we both thought our dishes were light on the crab. Very good oyster selection, a plus. And good wines to choose from. Oh well.
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  • tllb
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It is always a treat to eat at this Pike Market restaurant. The staff is welcoming, efficient, and friendly. The menu has a lot of wonderful choices and the food is yummy. ***The coconut cream pie is over the top!
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more...
    DiningOut
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Two locals, two out of towners, one toddler. First time all around. Had reservation, seated immediately. Hard to hear each other over lunch noise level. Ice tea was never refilled. Food was great, service passable, probably will try another restaurant with guests next time.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable
    alilee81
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We planned a trip to Seattle and just happened to be there during restaurant week. We asked around to find out where to go and were told two places; Ivar's and Etta's. The Ivar's nearby was closed so we got reservations at Etta's on our last night in town. My husband tried oysters for the first time there and was told by another person in our group that these were some of the best her had ever had. My husband and his friend tried the salmon and were very happy because my husband is not a fan of salmon. I'm a meat-eater and had a burger, which was awesome, especially because of the Beecher's Cheese. The warm pecan brownie was delicious as was the coconut cream pie. If we ever find ourselves in Seattle again, we will definitely return.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Disappointing!
    LovgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Have been here many times although not of late. Food was very average at best (compared to other visits), very loud which made conversing difficult. I expect much better from Mr Douglas's restaurants which are usually quite good. One time issue or have they grown complacent? Too many other choices in Seattle.
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  • Always great!
    Mitzi
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The crab cakes and coconut cake are my favorites but for a real treat go for Happy hour and order the crab salad and/ or crab cake sliders!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • This one hits the spot
    Kenny
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Non pretentious and great service, making you feel comfortable and special. And cannot go wrong with the seafood selection. Salmon was increabile and flavors were subtle and satisfying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Rub with Love Salmon!
    Christina
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    OMG, I've been seeing the Rub with Love salmon dish on the menu for years, and I never ended up trying it. It was amazing! Absolutely perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Tom Douglas gem
    Mukilteomom
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Always try to do a new restaurant for Seattle Restaurant Week. Gave Etta's a try. The three for $30 menu was great. Always like Tom Dougkas restaurants and this one is great, too. Will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • delicious mussels
    kaler
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had the Penn Cove Mussels-there was a very generous portion of plump mussels which arrived in a delicious broth with fennel, leeks, ginger and thinly sliced potatoes-I made sure to get every drop of the tasty broth with the help of the grilled bread served with the broth. I also had a most wonderful green salad with thinly slice radish, it had a One of my dining companions had the Rockfish served with delicate squash-it was so good. My other companion had the roasted butternut soup-the roasting seemed to concentrate the sweetness of the squash, my only addition to the soup would be salt We shared the signature coconut cream pie-yummy and the most delicious house made peach ice cream.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great experience
    milkmanVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a reservation so we were seated right away and greeted promptly by our server.Started with a couple of oysters and a nice bottle of Barbera wine from Italy. Split a creamy cup of chowder and then proceeded on to the entrees. I had the rock fish in a great lemon yoghurt sauce while my wife enjoyed the salmon grilled with a house seasoning that was just the right amount of sweetness to it. Finished it off with a piece of the triple coconut cream pie( one of my favorites) and a glass of cognac. I thought the oysters were a bit pricey but everything else was amazing.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out Seattle
    CalgaryNative
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went to Etta's for the second year running on our visit from Canada. The dine out Seattle three course menu was a bargain, and we'd be glad to pay full price for what we got. Highly recommended, but reservations a must...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch
    Twinkledot
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I ate at Etta's for lunch during restaurant week & I had the clam chowder & the fish & chips. It was very fresh & tasty. The waitress couldn't have been any nicer.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    lunch01
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Nice lunch on a rainy day. The food is great. The service was wonderful. I thought I would miss those little string fries with the crab cake, but the smashed potato was a great replacement. The crab cake is awesome. Can't wait to go back.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday
    Cakes
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Had a great meal. Will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The best salmon I've ever had, as well as the clam chowder. Desert menu for restaurant week was huge and very impressive!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • TrippinwithLSD
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I've been to Etta's several times but this last time was a bit disappointing. Couple of menu items were not available. The King Salmon was out and had Coho substituted and was a bit dry in preparation. With the small menu selection to begin with, it's kind of a let down when items aren't available. The salads were fresh and good. Crab was really good. Good wine selection and the oysters were fresh. The staff both in the bar and the restaurant were rushed and short with guests. Seemed stressed and a little put out. I had out of town guests with me and felt like I was apologizing and making excuses for Etta's when it's always been a good "go to" before.
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  • Don't bother
    luvthePNW
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The first time we ate at Etta's (4-5 years ago), the food was world-class, as was the service. Now, the food is nominal at best and the service is nearly nonexistent, even when they're not busy, which they were not on this visit. The crab cakes, one of the many items for which Etta's is well known, now have the taste and consistency that can be easily found in dozens of other restaurants all over Seattle at far lower prices. They certainly were not full of the lump blue crab meat that we experienced 4-5 years ago. When we asked for more sauce to go with the crab cakes, the waitress "forgot" and 15 minutes later, as she finally walked by our table, she remembered, and by then the food was cold. This was our 5th and last trip to Etta's.
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  • Terrific Food!
    AdmiralVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We started with a great selection of a dozen oysters from local waters and a calamari appetizer with aioli sauce that delicious. My entree was superb...a spice rubbed salmon perfectly cooked and a perfect presentation. The table services was very good. It was timely and unobtrusive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great food!!!
    Jchrisb1
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Being from the East coast, this is a Great restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FanofanythingTomDouglasVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent quality and presentation. Friendly staff and attentive wait people.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • luv2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We dined for a special occasion to celebrate 2 birthdays. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time & were seated promptly. The service was great & food was excellent. We ordered rock fish, fish stew & fish & chips for entrees. All were delicious. For starters we chose crab & oysters on half shell. My only suggestion is to offer a more extensive wine selection.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed/Mediocre
    foodiefan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had read great reviews prior to booking this restaurant but ultimately we were underwhelmed with our experience. The restaurant's ambience is lacking and the food was just okay. Seeing as how there are many great restaurants in Seattle, if I had a do-over we would not have gone to Etta's.
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    DinningVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a great anniversary dinner with both great food and excellent service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great food and service
    littlemom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went to Etta's for a very early dinner (before 5). We were seated right away in nice table near the window. our drink order was taken and our drinks brought out quickly. we ordered mussels and a full crab from the appetizer menu and a wedge salad. the mussels were in a WONDERFUL green curry and lemon sauce that we sopped up with bread after the mussels were gone. the crab was delicious with butter and grilled lemon that was to die for. The quality if the food was especially welcome after a hard day. we will definitely come to Etta's again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.