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Cutters Crabhouse, Seattle, WA

Cutters Crabhouse

4.3
4.3
3059 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cutters Crabhouse seafood restaurant, WHERE FRESH SEAFOOD COMES ASHORE ®, is located in downtown Seattle near the historic Pike Place Market. We have a quarter-century long tradition of serving the freshest Northwest seafood including crab, salmon, clams, shrimp, halibut and more. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Elliott Bay waterfront while dining on the "perfect taste" of Seattle.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 448-4884
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    James Moore
  • Catering
    Our catering menu delivers the same superior made-from-scratch food quality experienced in our restaurant. We offer a full array of catering options that can be customized to meet your needs, budget and event style. To submit your request select "Book an Event" below and be sure to clarify Catering in your request or call 206-448-4884 to order.
  • Private party facilities
    Cutters Bayhouse presents The Bayroom for private dining and entertaining. Located adjacent to historic Pike Place Market and Victor Steinbrueck Park, truly in the heart of the city of Seattle. Please contact us for details.
  • Private party contact
    our private Event Coordinator: (206) 448-4884
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Cross street
    Lenora & Western
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Free Downtown Shuttle!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,059 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

3,059 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Short staffed -more than 2 hours for 1 appetizer and 1 meal

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  2. MarkD

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrendous So bad I will never go back Cioppino was disgusting. A waste of $120 Shame shame

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  3. NanaC

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was lackluster at best, he seemed fairly disinterested in us. He had a lot of tables, but we were the only family, so maybe he just felt like the others were more important or easier or may tip better?

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it here. The waiter was super and gave great suggestions of wine when I struggled to pick. Probably the best salmon I ever had.

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  5. JeeteshM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding place! Wonderful ambience! Excellent views!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved going from carpark straight into restaurant. Server was very helpful. I had issue with receiving wrong starter. I ordered shrimp cocktail however I received grilled shrimp which were nice but not what I ordered. Server apologised but left me a little dissappointed.

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  7. RobertL

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is a fairly nice upscale sea food restaurant. Most of the seating has excellent views across the water towards alkai. The steak and the salmon were excellent.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped by for some seafood on our weekend trip in Seattle and they had a big menu to choose from. Our server and all of the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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  9. DAvid

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A seafood restaurant with crab supposedly its specialty, and they had no fresh Dungeness crab available? Not cool. Avocado/crab sushi roll wasn’t very good - fishy-tasting. Jambalaya - tasty but the seafood and the rice were overcooked. This placed used the bomb prior to Covid. Now it’s owned by a big chain and it has predictably deteriorated. Beautiful setting on the harbour, though.

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  10. LeslieL

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sea bass and delicious ahi -very fresh and well prepared. Excellent sides too (couscous w/ mushrooms alongside Dungeness crab legs). Service was great - thanks Ethan - paid great attention to timing of our courses - much appreciated.

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  11. ChefDolly

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal wait and service staff. Gorgeous view. Food good calamari light and delicious. Menu ordinary and good.

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  12. Playaneuron

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Begum Playaneuron, the Aga of Quincy, and I had had calamari, crab dip,. black code, and the Creole. The food looked great, but the calamari, well-fried, were tasteless beneath the excellent fried batter, the crab dip tasted more of dip than crab. The salmon on the Creole was boring. The black cod was excellent, as was the Key lime pie. The view was great.

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  13. SarahM

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Food was just okay. I’m not mad, but I don’t need to go here again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m not one to write negatively about a restaurant unless it’s just really bad. Cutter’s was REALLY bad. The food was bland, either undercooked or overcooked or just simply not good. My entree didn’t even come with what was advertised as the sides. Did we complain at the time? No. We were too tired and just wanted to get through the awful meal. I suppose the suggested wine was decent, but that was it. We’ll never go back, which is a shame because it has such a pretty view.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jason was a fantastic server. He met all our needs and made us feel completely welcome. He went above and beyond with his service. 

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  16. poohbear

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent - had the scallops and jambalaya - delicious; server was great and took good care of us - one note - one guest has a dairy allergy, which we made clear in reservation and at beginning of meal - there was bread brought to the table and melted butter, which was touching all the bread

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  17. BartP

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to have a nice dinner before a show downtown and picked out Cutter's for it's location and thinking we would have a nice higher end dinner. We ordered the Crab stuffed Shrimp and it was so overdone and dry we didn't eat it after trying one. We didn't ask them to but they did take it off the bill. While we shouldn't rate a restaurant based on one dish or one visit this is what we ran into.

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  18. Peanut

    New York City

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    They were exceptionally understaffed. The manager was our server and she was gracious and kind. They were out of many of their meal options and desserts. The salads were very good but the meal was a mess and was over cooked. The staff worked very hard and remained gracious throughout the night.

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  19. MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My review/lack of recommendation is for their special event pre-fix menu and events. We went on NYE 2024. I understand it was very busy being a special event, however, every item we wanted to order they were already out of (for an 8:45 reservation): swordfish, mahi mahi, and for desert the creme brulee. So we had to go with our third and second choices on dinner/dessert unfortunately it was a bit disappointing to have so many of the desired items unavailable especially when our bill ran to $250 for one round of drinks and two of the pre-fix menu items. Therefore I DO NOT recommend their pre-fix menu & events unless you get there early to maximize the chances they will not be out of half the items on their menu.

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  20. ShoshanahH

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Super understaffed for New Year’s Eve dinner. Sold out of dessert and pre fuse menu items. Couldn’t order cocktails while waiting as the bar was so backed up. Our server was super kind despite being completely crazy with requests and lack of help

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  21. DarrenE

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Severely understaffed. One bartender serving the entire restaurant.

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  22. DoeHyunJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made our reservation at 7:30, we checked in at 7:05 but we ended up being seated at 7:50. I talked to the girl who work in front but all she saying was they are behind but others who came after us were being seated before us. That didn’t make sense at all. Finally got to talk to other guy, he apologized and gave us seat right away. Our waiter was really good and food was also good.

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  23. AndreaW

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a party of 7 for New Year´s Eve. Prior to arrival, we had no idea that the menu would be limited to a select 3 course menu. Additionally, we had to wait almost 1/2 hour for the table. My thoughts are that there needed to be more staff, but like many places, perhaps that was unavoidable due to a shortage of help?Regardless, the staff hustled as best they could and were very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, everyone enjoyed their selections from 1st to dessert. We were not expecting to pay over $100 per person ( 1 or two drinks per individual), but alas it was a holiday with friends and family.

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  24. MariaM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Our reservation was over 20 minutes late. Our server offered us an additional appetizer to help with the delay. Ordered our set menu, first course was a chowder and salad, both tasty and good temperature. Ordered Filet and Shrimp as our main and it came to the table cold. Served with Asparagus and Yukon Mashed potato. As we were so delayed did not send it back. Restaurant offered to pay for our glass of wine and mojito. Side note, mojito was extremely sweet and was not consumed. Overall wouldn’t go back. I think they may have been understaffed and not well prepared for their evening.

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  25. Cort43202

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Kind of all over the place, with the food quality and service. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation so that we could have a drink at the bar beforehand. Was told that they were limiting people at the bar because they only had two bartenders and they were also making all the drinks for the restaurant. They wound up letting us sit at the bar but with only two bartenders, we wound up waiting about 15 minutes before getting our drinks. At dinner, we ordered an appetizer and added 1/2 lb of crabs legs along with our main course. Waitress asked when we wanted the crab legs and I said when you bring the appetizer. Got our soup/salad and then after a decent amount of time, they brought out our main course and the crab legs. Never got the appetizer. Good....Salmon was really good, Clam chowder was really good. Just ok..... steak and shrimp were nothing special. Also, they add a 4% living wage charge to help offset higher wages. Not all restaurants we went to while in Seattle had this (probably already built into the prices) but it seemed strange to add this and not just include it in the price.

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  26. TerryK

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was New Years Eve. They were slammed. But the staff was still gracious, professional and friendly. The food was wonderful. A nice pace that allowed us to visit and truly enjoy each course. The sword ship was done perfectly, grilled with olive oil. The pork chop - a finicky eater ate it all. The crab and shrimp fettuccini had great flavor. All portions were generous. We haven’t been here in a couple years and will definitely come back. Their sapphire martini was so good.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice setting and table. Friendly host. Food was adequate for a NYE. Service was horrendous. Took 50 min from arrival to get water. Ate my soup with a teaspoon. No bread at our table, despite being served to the next table. Will not return.

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  28. Tamezo

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always friendly. Great place whether in a suit or blue jeans. Both Seahawk and Steeler fans eating together.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Snow and King crab legs were hot and sizable. The couscous was savory and I wanted more. Others at our table had the fish and chips and did the fish was very flaky and not over battered. The key lime pie was a little disappointing. It lacked that key lime tang and the cream to filling ratio was heavily on the cream side. Overall, it was a fantastic meal and experience.

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  30. SteveO

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James was great in his service, both our salmon were very good and excellent wine features.

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  31. DanielL

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great! Food menu was so-so. Happy hour could have more options.

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  32. alyciaw

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There were 8 of us for Christmas dinner. They had a 3 course meal for 65.00. salad or soup, dinner and dessert. There was o my one soup option which were informed they were out of when we sat down and one of the dessert options. No other options available for substitutions and no money discounted when we asked. We also had to ask multiple times for our appetizers. If a business is going to expect a customer to spend money on a fixed menu, there would be another option when the only soup option was gone or a discount. This was very disappointing for the price we paid. The food was tasty.

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  33. latinaw

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I reserved our table maybe 3-4 weeks out. My family and I were so excited because of it being Christmas and the reviews were great! The view we had from our table was beautiful! The food, atmosphere, drinks and waitress were on point. However, we literally waited 40 minutes to an hour between everything we ordered. We watched as people came after and before us receive their food/drinks. Between entrees, appetizers and drinks was about 40 minutes to an hour. My son is a chef at a high end restaurant and he generally does not complain, as he understands. This time he said," Mom, this makes no sense." So we would not have to wait any longer we asked for our desserts to go. We spent ALOT of money for our service to be that slow. Other than that, I do recommend this restaurant! After all of this I accidentally left my Keylime Pie! Lol, I am super mad! Latina Williams

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  34. BrandonJ

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cutters was open on Christmas and offered a great experience. The service and food were excellent despite the extremely busy evening for the restaurant. My teen kids and I had a great meal and time together.

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  35. AliceT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    6:30 first course and dessert 1 item already out from the Christmas dinner menu

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  36. Daniel

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. A bit too noisy. Server was excellent.

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  37. ConnieN

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best American restaurant I’ve had so far. The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding, and the view was spectacular. We will come back in a few days before heading home to Silicon Valley. And will always visit this place any time we visit Seattle.

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  38. Lola

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Christmas and the place was packed, which made it noisy. The food was great. The ambience was very nice. Good place to eat overall fabulous fish.

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  39. KahlaM

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very excited to have seafood here on Christmas. The cocktails were tasty and the earlier courses were decent between the calamari and chowder we ordered. My partner and I both got the steak and shrimp entree and it was very bland. The mashed potatoes and steak both tasted as though there was no seasoning at all. We had to add some table salt to try to save the food. We also ordered 1/2 pound of crab legs and it was a lot of money for crab that just tasted kinda sad. Even the butter to dip it in didn't add much flavor. The dessert was good so there's that at least. Taking all of that into account and comparing with the high cost of our meal, it was really just not worth it and I can't say I'd want to come back.

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  40. Andres

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience and amazing food. Thanks for the impeccable service on Christmas Day!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cutters Crabhouse using the Order Online button. Cutters Crabhouse also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cutters Crabhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 448-4884.

Cutters Crabhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 3059 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cutters Crabhouse

2001 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lenora & Western
  • Neighborhood
    Belltown / Pike Place Market
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Free Downtown Shuttle!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Moore
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 448-4884
  • Catering
    Our catering menu delivers the same superior made-from-scratch food quality experienced in our restaurant. We offer a full array of catering options that can be customized to meet your needs, budget and event style. To submit your request select "Book an Event" below and be sure to clarify Catering in your request or call 206-448-4884 to order.
  • Private party facilities
    Cutters Bayhouse presents The Bayroom for private dining and entertaining. Located adjacent to historic Pike Place Market and Victor Steinbrueck Park, truly in the heart of the city of Seattle. Please contact us for details.
  • Private party contact
    our private Event Coordinator: (206) 448-4884
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