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About Cutters Crabhouse

One of Seattle’s proudest traditions is the Pike Place Market, right next door. The market thrives by providing the highest quality seasonal products indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. This allows Cutters to be directly influenced by the unique nature of the market. Because of Cutters' ongoing commitment to incorporate only the finest seasonal Northwest ingredients in our menu offerings, we can truly say: “If it’s there, it’s here."

2001 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00 am-4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-9:30 pm
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 10pm
Weekend Breakfast: Sat & Sun 11am 2:00pm
Bar: Sun-Thurs open 'til 10:30pm, Fri and Sat 11:30pm
Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close Saturday and Sunday 4 - 6pm.

Cross Street:
Lenora

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 448-4884

Website:
http://www.cutterscrabhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Marketplace Parking Garage
65 Lenora St.

Public Transit:
Free Downtown Shuttle!

Executive Chef:
Deborah Breuler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Cutters Crabhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (48)
Scenic View (44)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Seasonal (15)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and the food was fantastic! There was a great selection to choose from and thanks to good friends, I was also able to sample off their plates! You also can't beat the beautiful view of the sound and the Ferris wheel all lit up at night!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for my boyfriends birthday. The food was amazing and the service was great. We both ordered whiskey cocktails off their menu and they were too sweet for our liking, but other than that everything was great!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was very tasty and nicely prepared. The steak Oscar was particularly good and the Caesar salad, which included kale, was really delicious. The halibut fish and chips were tasty and there were three pieces of battered fish but I think for $24, a few more of the garlic and parmesan fries might have been warranted (they were really tasty!) The setting overlooking the water, watching the ferry boat coming and going, and with a straight-on view of the Ferris wheel was truly spectacular. Our waitperson was also very enthusiastic and helpful and offered great service. I would recommend Cutters, especially to visitors to Seattle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The waiter was excellent. Very accommodating.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I understand that this is close to Pike Place, but it's not worth the prices they are charging. They don't seem to have mastery over cooking seafood either. Not bad, but not impressive. Not worth the prices.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Perfect dinner and view for an evening in downtown Seattle.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food and service at the table was great. Problem was seating was 30 to 45 minutes, suspect lack of staff. We almost left given we weren’t being seated. Otherwise the restaurant was very very good

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Holiday half-staffed. Kitchen need to prepare dishes twice. Beef price high, but low quality. We raise beef.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I've been going here for years but something has changed. Got there early, still got seated late even though it was practically empty. Confirmed our anniversary on entry but that was the last of that. Were actually out of snow crab, wasn't delivered!? Chairs were disgustingly filthy, food sat up and ready for several minutes without being served and frankly the cleanliness, service and food were not on par with all the years of history I have had with them and definitely not worth the money. So dissappointed, this used to be my go to place and typically busting at the seams. Word must be out because the place was virtually empty. So sad.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been, our server was outstanding. Very attentive but unobtrusive. Service was crazy quick as busy as it was. Food was very good all around. Cool view of Elliot bay from most of the restaurant. Definitely will make it a point to come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was not impressed with the service, but the food was great.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I booked a reservation for 5:30. We showed up 15 minutes early for happy hour and they said “maybe you can get in” and we waited at the front of the restaurant. 15 minutes later they sat us. I was expecting the restaurant to be busy. It was not. They sat us in the worst possible spot in the restaurant. There was multiple booths and window views available, but they sat us in the back/middle (no view). I thought to myself “maybe these tables were reserved”, nope they were empty the entire time. Service and food was good, but being treated sub-par made me not want to eat there. I will not be recommending this place to any friends nor going there again. P.S. when you tell every couple about happy hour in the bar, make sure you tell every couple.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was here for my birthday and the food was AMAZING!! Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful. The service was great and the food was to die for. I have been here multiple times and it never disappoints. Though the food is more on the pricey side, the portion sizes are still very good. I love this restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We really enjoy eating at Cutter's Crab House! The food is delicious! The service is fast & friendly! The view is of Puget Sound with the waterfront!

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Cutter’s! I brought my family here for my mom’s birthday and we were all so impressed with the food, service, and excellent view. The service, in particular, was stellar. My mom and I have Celiac’s, which makes eating out a challenge sometimes. However, the chef made my mom a gluten-free version of the dish she wanted, even though a gluten free version had not been offered on the menu. They also brought out a free dessert for my mom’s birthday. Our waiter was very friendly, accommodating, and attentive. And the food was delicious. I highly recommend Cutter’s for any occasion!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved the crab dip

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our meals were delicious and the service was both professional and fun. We had an outstanding waiter who was not only friendly, but made the effort to ensure his customers were totally satisfied with their orders. The Prime Rib and Seafood Mac & Cheese were excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was our Christmas dinner and food was meh. Mac and cheese was cold and nothing special. Food came 1 hour after we ordered. I do not want to go back there again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We waited over an hour for our entrees after a skimpy salad. The entrees were not very attractive. Mine was cold while my friend's was hot. The waiter was not on top of the situation. The entree was scallops with fingerling potatoes for me and it was really boring. My friend had scallops with risotto and the risotto was under-cooked. I would not go there again.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Chris from Alabama was a complete delight on Christmas Day! I am so glad we chose Cutter’s for our first Seattle dining experience. We weren’t disappointed. The Clam Chowder was the best I’ve had in my life (add the Dungeness Crab!!). The Crab dip was addictive and the Snow Crab was so sweet and deliciously salty it didn’t even need butter. This place is a must when in Seattle!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences ever. Made a 4:15 reservation for Christmas Day. We hadn’t been to Cutters for many years but had still heard good things about the restaurant. December 23 I got a voicemail message asking me to confirm our 4:15 reservation for 4 people. I confirmed the same day. About 3:20 on Christmas Day, as we were getting ready to leave for the restaurant, I got a notification about my upcoming 6:15 reservation at Cutters. 6:15? I called the restaurant immediately & they said my reservation was for 6:15. I told them I had a voicemail FROM cutters stating 4:15 but they wouldn’t budge. since I didn’t have a prime rib to cook at home - we were kind of “stuck” with a 6:15 reservation. When we arrived I again stated my disappointment about the change in time. I even showed them my open table reservation & the voicemail from their employee. They said they were sorry& there must be a glitch in their system. We were seat fairly quickly but told the kitchen was a little backed up. Our waiter took drink orders and our dinner order in a timely manner and was very good, but we could tell the place was in utter chaos. The table next to us told the waiter that their entire meal was cold & they had waited for an hour and a half. My daughter and I split the $56 prime rib and crab legs. My other daughter ordered prime rib. We both wanted it “barely Pink” but not well done. And NOT bloody. After waiting about 45 more minutes (after drinks,bread and salad) our meal came. crab was cold. Both prime ribs were blood red. We sent our meals back, but knew the quality would be poor with re-cooking it. And a $56 meal should NEVER have to be sent back to the kitchen. I asked our waiter what was going on & he said mgmt had completely overbooked the restaurant & they knew early they were not going to keep up. Really felt bad for him! I now believe that Cutters intentionally changed our reservation. Very bad experience for such a special day!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Of course, being Christmas Day, we expected things to take a while. Howevef

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We've eaten at Cutter's several times (including previous Christmas dinners) and the experience has always been enjoyable. However, their Christmas dinner service this year was terrible. The limited menu selection was expected, so I have no issues with that, but there was a complete breakdown in the kitchen. It took forever to get food, and when the food arrived it was sub par. On top of that the Service Staff were not honest with us about the delay, and seemed to be avoiding customers rather than dealing with the problem head on. With a limited menu and reservations required I don't understand how the kitchen could've been so backed up. Sadly Cutter's is now off our list until they can publicly acknowledge the problems they faced and detail how it won't be a problem in the future.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was honestly one of the worst dining experiences of my life. I understand it was Christmas and they were under staffed but no excuse for the experience we had. Our server was extremely unengaged and absent from the table for long periods. Three separate occasions forgot to ring in items and didn’t even apologize. After an hour we received our cold appetizer. An hour after that we received it cold dinner. Complete disappointment, never thought I would regret choosing Cutters for Xmas but I sure do now.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding savory christmas dinner. service and food really excellent in a warm water view atmosphere

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I came here on Christmas Day and absolutely loved our server, Hank. He was extremely friendly, funny, and attentive. The food was delicious as well. There was a shortened version of their regular menu, as it was Christmas and I’m sure that’s easier. Luckily they still had the crab stuffed prawns on it! We also had the steamed clams which were good. They were able to split a starter salad at no charge. Even though we weren’t sitting by the window, we still had a great view of the water. Overall, this was a wonderful experience and we will be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our service was amazing. Most of our food was great, our prime rib was overdone and without flavor but not bad considering.

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were a little disappointed at the menu as we had enjoyed some wonderful crab dishes in the past. Nothing very creative at this visit. Perhaps due to I being Christmas Day. Grateful that they were open.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was on vacation in Seattle with family and met up with a friend and his family. Overall, nothing really bad to say but I left somewhat blasé about the experience. The service was fine. The food, I felt, was pedestrian for the price we paid.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very delicious food and drinks. We enjoyed and shared the food among the three of us. Recommend that place . It can be pricey but it is well spent.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful family luncheon on Christmas Eve. This has become a family tradition. We love Cutters!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food wasn’t that great for the price. The prawns I had were overcooked

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and the food was delicious

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Cutters CrabHouse is one of the best entertaining spots for our out of town guests for the aspects I checked above. It's always an enjoyable, satisfying dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner on a Saturday night. The Hamachi Poke was a great starter. Then came the problem. Took them 45 minutes to get our entrees to us. I had a combination Louie with crab, salmon, and prawns, my partner had the Steelhead Trout with balsamic glazed Brussel sprouts, super fresh and well executed. Would have been the perfect dinner except for the long wait.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We both ordered the Lobster Mac and it was nothing that I ever pay that much for! The noodles were a pasta salad noddle that didn’t mix with the lack of cheese. Highly disappointed.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic!! I love this restaurant I always take visitors here , they haven't failed me ever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Loved the view, lemon drops delicious, service lovely
thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

FABULOUS! I'm a long time "Cutterite". Two friends had never been! Shari took great care of us. We lingered over a cocktail lunch with appetizers and lunch. Wonderfully fun time!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Was a bit disappointed in the food. Had crab stuffed prawns with risotto. The worst risotto I've had in any restaurant, ever. It seemed to be just regular white rice overcooked with some vegetables. The shrimp was a bit dry and seemed overcooked. Overall, while the location and views were great, the quality of the food wasn't what I expected. Not sure I'd return.

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