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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Etta's Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
228 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (112)neighborhood gem (79)scenic view (71)special occasion (70)great for lunch (58)great for outdoor dining (47)great for brunch (44)good for groups (39)hot spot (33)romantic (32)notable wine list (24)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • SRLSR
    SRLSRVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food- we had the lunch(small) salmon and the NWSeafood Stew. Both were well prepared and presented. Will return here for sure; reasonable prices for downtown Seattle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fantastic
    woodinvillemom
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As usual, our dinner at Etta's was fantastic. The service is attentive but not suffocating, the ambiance can't be beat, and the food is right on. The fried calamari is just fantastic. My favorite Tom Douglas restaurant, not just for the food, but for the entire experience. Such a fun place! Don't miss the coconut creme pie, just amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My excuse for going to Ettas was out of town guests. Went for the best crab cakes in town and we weren't disappointed. At the waitress' suggestion I tried the NWSeafood stew. Next time it'll be tough to choose between. The service is always attentive without intrusive. Never been disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle's Best
    Maggie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Ling Cod corn grits coconut cream pie the best That is all that needs to be said
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food only mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had crab cakes - highly recommended by server, and they were not good - very fishy. Also had the Baja shrimp - only ok, nothing special, a bit greasy. Also, very limited menu - not many items from which to choose.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Just moved back to Seattle and reconnected with friends at Etta's. The restaurant lived up to its stellar reputation, Mike H. our waiter made the entire evening very enjoyable, very personable, flexible, knowledgeable and fun. A great evening! The seafood was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent choice!
    DCdiner
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Tuesday night shellfish shindig truly a hit! Coconut cream pie is a show stopper!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid restaurant option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The salmon was great, as expected and my wife liked her steamed mussels. Service was outstanding. They could turn up the lights a bit - it was pretty dark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go someplace else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I felt that our server neglected to tell me very important information about the oysters. I asked several times about the oysters including "is there any reason I would not want the pan-fried?" And "what kind of oysters are in the pan-fried?" Only after I ordered 12 pan fried did he share that the pan fried are the only oysters that are not fresh shucked but come in "canned". After revealing that they are of course not fresh tasting because every pan fried oyster is from "canned" oysters he offered me 6 fresh. But charged me for 12. Really!! I would have ordered the fresh if I had been properly informed BEFORE I ordered. I would not go there we had better meals other places.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Etta's
    Seafoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I chose this restaurant based on the advice from a local, and we were not disappointed. The salmon is a signature dish, and my husband claims it is the best salmon he has ever eaten. Overall, food quality and service were very good. We will definitely return next time we are in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my second time dining at Etta's, and it continues to be fabulous. The Rub With Love Salmon is extraordinary! I had previously enjoyed a romantic dinner here with my husband. This trip I was introducing my sister to Seattle. We were both thrilled with our dinner at Etta's. Can't wait to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff - good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our server was fantastic and so nice. Food was good I recommend the crab cakes and their coconut pie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Tom Douglas!
    Pie4me
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    All his restaurants rock and we seem to rotate through them. Etta's is open and bright and conveniently located near the market. The lunch menu had a good variety of choices and of course the coconut cream pie is always available!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Seattle Seafood
    doctorink
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Etta's provides a classic fish-house food, but almost everything about it has a touch (or more than a touch) of class and adventure. They have the only crabcakes in town worthy of the name (in the opinion of this Marylander), they re-invented Salmon for Seattle; everything on their menu is likely to be a hit. Recently we had their heirloom tomatoes and mushroom entree, with Dungeoness crab on top. The tomatoes were spectacular, fresh and delicious, and combined with the crab and mushrooms, it was simple yet inventive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood prepared in unusual ways!
    vttraveler
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fabulous menu, food, wine list and service. Loved the oyster selection and the many fresh seafood options. Took a business group here on the recommendation of a local- we were all from out of town, from cities large and small all over the country- and every single person raved about the restaurant. Great pick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outside Dinning With A Ocean View
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Once Again I Can Tell You Why I Love Seattle Since I Come Here To Escape The LA. Heat In September, The Culinary Restaurant That Seattle Has To Offer Are Incredible, And Ettas Is Not To Be Missed ,White Sangria And Poke Tuna Calling Your Name
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vivy14
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was excellent! And so was the service! If you haven't been there, book your table now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Luv2Cook
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We wanted to have a nice dinner before heading to the ballpark - Etta's was perfect - great food - good drink - fast service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation Dinner
    MightyJoe
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great restaurant for those looking for quality seafood in a relaxed atmostphere. Crab cakes were among the best I've ever had and would recommend them to anyone. We went for lunch and were so happy with the Clam chowder that we decided we would return for dinner. Obviously very fresh ingredients that were prepared by talented kitchen. The service was attentive and well informed and our waiter was interested to make suggestions for our meal and accompanying wine. He also recommended the other restaurants also owned by Tom Douglas. Wonderful meal and evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    fredl
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Wonderful staff, great well prepared food. Beautiful Pike Place Market location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you
    Longtimefoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Enjoyed the salmon entree. The cornbread pudding was a bit dry this time. Unusual because it typically does not disappoint. My brother had coconut broth seafood dish and it delicious. Very attentive and gracious wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointing
    yupitsme
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My mother and I were visiting from out of town and we decided we would try this from a recommendation that was given to us. The crab itself was delicious (she had a crab salad and I had the crab cake) but the presentation could have been better. I appreciated that the crab cake was mostly crab, not bready at all, but the shoestring fries were almost like shriveled and dry like potato chips. Mom liked her salad but it looked like a couple of tablespoons of crab was just dumped on the butter lettuce. I think next time we are in Seattle we will try a different place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ho-hum
    kindapicky
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went there almost 20 yrs ago and was very impressed. Took out of town visitors this time and we all agreed it was OK but ho-hum. Ordered oysters as we were being seated and didn't get them till after cocktails and other app. were ordered, delivered and consumed. Presentation of entrees pleasing to the eye but lacking a WOW factor in taste.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dinner
    EALNC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I had found Etta's on Zagat, and it was near our hotel so we made an open-table reservation. The service was wonderful; the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overdone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was overdone. Fried shrimp so tough i needed a knife to cut them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Limited seafood menu but very fresh
    Jgstudios1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Not a whole lot of choices but the fish was super fresh and straight forward preparation. Very popular place. Outstanding service and management.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOOD
    Tallman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    SALMON DISH WAS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. SERVICE OUTSTANDING. RED WINE WAS AVERAGE
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uwsdaveVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We found this restaurant to be a bit ho hum. Our friends recommended it and it was fine but not as good as they made it sound. It is in a great location, the staff was friendly and the ambiance is nice but it seems like there are better choices in Seattle.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Etta's
    galsal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Have enjoyed brunch here many times... Food is consistently very good, as one would expect in a Tom Douglas locale... Can't beat their French Toast! My only complaint, if it's a complaint, is that they occasionally can be so busy that the food service is slower than ideal...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    After reading many reviews about resturants in the Seattle area. I wanted to end my awesome visit with my daughter in Seattle. I decided to spurge and treat ourselves to dine at Etta's. So delicious! Everything was so tasty! I had the "Rub with Love" salmon, and my daughter had the crab cakes. Super tasty. It's been a long time since I had food this good. For desert we shared their signature Triple Coconut Cream Pie topped with shaved white chocolate and Chocolate Mousse Cake vanilla mascarpone, chocolate crunch. Soo good! The wait staff was terrific, too! Go ahead and treat yourself. You'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood at Ettna's
    ScottieB13
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retirednluvingit
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Seafood Stew
    PKR13
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We sat outside later in the evening. Sure cannot beat the view of the bay in Seattle. Our server was great, friendly, suggested menu picks, etc. We shared the crab cakes - good, but not the best I've eaten and the seafood stew, which was absolutely wonderful. It was chock full of seafood and flavor! Disappointed they did not have scallops on the menu, but I think the wholesale price was a prohibitive factor. We would definitely return when we go to Seattle again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Etta's for a Special Dinner
    Nar27
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.