2020 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121Neighborhood:
Belltown / Pike Place Market
NorthwestPrice: $31 to $50
- 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
- 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
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Etta's Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (105)neighborhood gem (71)scenic view (69)special occasion (68)great for lunch (58)great for outdoor dining (45)great for brunch (42)good for groups (38)romantic (33)hot spot (26)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
- Go someplace elseOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 9/19/2014I 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.
- Etta'sSeafoodieDined on 9/18/2014My 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:
- Great Staff - good foodOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 9/17/2014Our server was fantastic and so nice. Food was good I recommend the crab cakes and their coconut pieSpecial Features:
- We love Tom Douglas!Pie4meDined on 9/16/2014All 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic Seattle SeafooddoctorinkDined on 9/14/2014Etta'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:
- Seafood prepared in unusual ways!vttravelerDined on 9/14/2014Fabulous 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:
- Outside Dinning With A Ocean ViewTinaVIPDined on 9/14/2014Once 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 NameSpecial Features:
- Vivy14Dined on 9/14/2014Food was excellent! And so was the service! If you haven't been there, book your table now!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YumLuv2CookDined on 9/13/2014We wanted to have a nice dinner before heading to the ballpark - Etta's was perfect - great food - good drink - fast serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Vacation DinnerMightyJoeDined on 9/8/2014Great 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulfredlDined on 9/8/2014Wonderful staff, great well prepared food. Beautiful Pike Place Market location.Special Features:
- Thank youLongtimefoodieDined on 9/6/2014Enjoyed 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- a little disappointingyupitsmeDined on 9/6/2014My 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:
- ho-humkindapickyDined on 9/5/2014Went 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.
- A wonderful dinnerEALNCDined on 9/5/2014My 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:
- overdoneOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/5/2014Everything was overdone. Fried shrimp so tough i needed a knife to cut them.
- Limited seafood menu but very freshJgstudios1Dined on 9/4/2014Not a whole lot of choices but the fish was super fresh and straight forward preparation. Very popular place. Outstanding service and management.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- FOODTallmanDined on 9/3/2014SALMON DISH WAS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. SERVICE OUTSTANDING. RED WINE WAS AVERAGESpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- uwsdaveVIPDined on 9/3/2014We 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.
- Brunch at Etta'sgalsalDined on 8/31/2014Have 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:
- Best seafood in SeattleenjoyyourdinnerDined on 8/28/2014Etta'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:
- Excellent FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/27/2014After 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great seafood at Ettna'sScottieB13Dined on 8/26/2014Arrived 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 recommendationsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- retirednluvingitDined on 8/25/2014Seafood 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- yumOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/24/2014I 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:
- Fantastic Seafood StewPKR13Dined on 8/23/2014We 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:
- Etta's for a Special DinnerNar27Dined on 8/23/2014Perfect 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:
- Over ratedHutchDined on 8/23/2014Etta's was recommended by 3 sources. Food was not very good and very salty. it was very expensive.....ie 1 crabcake $21!Special Features:
- Ok for brunch if you're not payingMariainmauiVIPDined on 8/23/2014Our 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.
- jsalVIPDined on 8/22/2014Went 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.
- long time fan1reliablefriendVIPDined on 8/22/2014i'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Etta's SeafoodCanuckvisitorDined on 8/21/2014Very good Sockeye salmon during season (late August), cook to perfection. A little pricey, but was worth it. Restaurant was very crowded and noise level was very high. This is understandable since it is located in a tourist area (Pike place market). Majority if not all clients are tourists. Great place for groups, not recommended if you want a romantic dinner. Service was good, but food took longer to arrive than what we are used to (over 35 minutes).Special Features:
- Enjoying Lunch with my daughter.MelanieDined on 8/21/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food & serviceLottiesmomDined on 8/13/2014I brought my parents here on their last day in town. We all had a great time!Special Features:
- relies too much on locationSeafoodieDined on 8/11/2014At 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.
- JimdineJimdineDined on 8/10/2014Very 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!Special Features:
- The food was excellent!!FoodieDined on 8/9/2014Our 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, no ambiancejenniferDined on 8/9/2014My 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.
- Fantastic fishy foodStormyVIPDined on 8/9/2014What 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:
- Cafe like atmospheresken144Dined on 8/8/2014We will return. Great little restaurant on Seattle's water front. The service was outstanding and the food was just as good.Special Features: