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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (59)
Waterfront (53)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for a Date (28)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (14)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (10)
Fun (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Waiter did a poor job of listening to how we wanted our fish cooked and we ended up sending the undercooked dish's back. Second time around they were perfect but guests were long done dining. He apparently thought he knew how we wanted fish cooked before than we told him.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The views can't be beat. The staff was very accommodating to my daughter's allergies. The door was delicious, and the menu was plentiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great location and the service and food were just as good.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Delicious food and great views! We loved Cutters and will definitely go back again!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Nice environment and beautiful view. Bartender was a little sharp telling us our teenage daughter could not be in bar with us. Banished to the back hallway to wait, the hostess didn't know we were there and missed us because she only checked the bar. 2 of 3 meals were not quite hot but still tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a favorite dining spot for my wife and me whenever we visit Seattle. The food and service are always great.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was out of this world awesome! Best seafood in Seattle! Cocktails were super delish too. Very romantic down by the window with a view of the water. Servers were all nice and attentive. Definitely going back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The scallops were wonderful.
Sushi interesting and tasty
Creme brulee for my birthday dessert, creamy and smooth, nice hard sugary crust!
Adam our server was attentive but not fussy, quite fun!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

we missed the shrimp in the bloody mary and the seasoned focaccia bread.
the pea salad wasn't what it used to be either. didn't care for the avocado in the salmon sandwich

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The ratings on Open Table are too high for this place. My wife and I booked 5 consecutive nights while on vacation through Open Table. Four of the five restaurants were excellent. Cutters Crabhouse was not very good. The salmon was over seasoned and over cooked. Matter of fact everything was over cooked. The decor was outdated and very plain. No ambience. Service was just OK.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

When I made a reservation for Cutters Crabhouse through OpenTable, I made a note that my husband and I were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. When we arrived to the restaurant, the hostess greeted us immediately and wished us a happy anniversary. To our surprise, we were seated at a table next to the window with a beautiful waterfront view. Hank, our server, was energetic and very friendly as well. Everyone at Cutters made us feel special as we celebrated a milestone event. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Visited Cutter's on our first night in Seattle. More casual than I expected, but they had a lovely view and good food.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was slow. They were out of the featured wine. I ordered the filet and I came out cool. My partner had the wedge salad. The lettuce was wilted, brown, and slimy in places. Their mojitos are made with a mixer that is rather sour.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Typical tourist trap. Eat across the street at Ella's. They tried, but repeatedly failed and the errors just kept stacking up.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great chowder, amazing chocolate dessert. Appreciated being able to move when the afternoon sun pierced the window seats.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Pleasant and great location for the view. Salads were good; entrees OK.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fun, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Not one person from our party enjoyed their food and the bill was $100+. However the view of the water is fantastic.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Seattle. Always come here when in town.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was not worth near the price paid. At $50 and higher per plate, we expect high quality and exceptional taste. We received average quality and taste. You can tell the meals have been prepared a thousand times and the staff is bored with the menu. Husband started with a shrimp cocktail, then had king crab legs. The shrimp cocktail was as if they had popped open a can of mini salad shrimp and dumped cocktail sauce on them. The crab legs were split open before being prepared and were dry. I had scallops, crab stuffed prawns and salmon with potatoes - one of their popular dishes. The meal came out warm, not hot. Not even the potatoes were hot and they hold heat forever. The shrimp and salmon were overcooked. The scallops were OK, but were cooked in a pan that was to hot. If everything had been prepared correctly, it would have been a decent meal. Skip Cutters and go to Elliott's. We heard it was amazing from several people in our group.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

3/3 wonderful dining experiences at Cutters Crabhouse. We visit Cutters many times when we have guests visit and it has been a favorite experience for all of our guests. The food is fantastic, the view is incredible, and the service is spot-on. I highly recommend Cutters to all!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of our Seattle favorites; festive atmosphere, excellent seafood & sushi, with very good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great location,good table placement, informed wait staff, well prepared dishes, respected pace. Overall a pleasant experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Tasteless king crab and halibut. Waiter must have had short term memory loss. A waste of time and money.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Outstanding spot! Will got back if I get a chance

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food gets mixed reviews: Crab legs and the seasonal sushi roll was great! Salmon was a little over cooked and the scallops small and mediocre in flavor. Cheese curds were yummy, ginger carrot soup was good.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Overall had a great experience and would love to come back. Was slightly bummed when I got there; I had made a reservation and when asked about a window table, we were told we couldn't sit at one because they were only for people who had reservations. I was confused but didn't make a big deal about it.

However, the food and great waitress made up for that quickly. The clams were fresh and savory, the chowder had a great texture. We ordered several sushi rolls; it was some of the best sushi I've had in a very long time. The smoked salmon roll was great and their seasonal roll even better. I couldn't believe how fresh and flavorful everything tasted, there wasn't a single piece of food left when we were done.

My only complaint would be how hot it was inside the restaurant; it was atleast 85 out and with large glass windows and an open kitchen, it was extremely hot and uncomfortable once the restaurant became busy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food and service were underwhelming. We ordered mussels to share for an appetizer, and my husband ordered their clam chowder. The mussels were very rich, and our dinner arrived before we finished our appetizers. A bunch of mussels were broken as well. My husbands filet was inconsistently cooked and cold on arrival, and my dungeness crab was cooked in way too much butter. Very disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Friendly but indifferent service. Pork chop wqs over cooked; they forgot to bring the appetizer.

Tags: Disabled Access, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The restaurant is at nice look cation, but food and service were just okay.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great view. Great service. Except for snooty hostesses. Crab was expensive, considering you're 20 ft from the docks.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I took a few colleagues here for dinner. I really like Cutters and typically the food is excellent. This time I was super disappointed. We started with the oven roasted crab/artichoke dip and fried calamari as appetizers. There was barely any calamari in the appetizer, and mostly all fried asparagus. Of which were the stems, and tough to chew through. This was horribly awkward as everyone at the table had to keep pulling the pieces of asparagus that they couldn't chew, out of their mouth, and set it on the appetizer plates. Probably the worst "fried calamari" appetizer I've experienced. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entree, except me. I ordered the seafood trio (salmon, scallop, and shrimp). The waitress advised me that the salmon would be cooked medium rare.....which would have been perfect! However my salmon came out overcooked, and dry. The entrees must have been setting under the heat lamps on the line. A colleague I was with did comment that his food was just warm, however he seemed to enjoy the entree. Cutters is normally spot on, but this time missed the mark for me in a couple of ways.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

This was our first visit, but will certainly not be our last. The atmosphere was welcoming and warm from the hostess and bartender to the wait staff. Chef Brett provides fabulous fare.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had an awful waitress who only came around once every fifteen minutes. The other waiters noticed and would fill up our waters since she was never around. I also believe they did not bring us the correct order but we ate it anyways since we knew we would never get her to ask the question.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had an amazing experience and the service was top notch! Everyone in our party loved what they ordered!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Went for the delicious crab dishes we were able to split expensive platters. View was waterside tho Alaskan Way highway also visible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We were there for 2 hours, and only got 1 course. No appetizers and no dessert (we ran out of time to order dessert). Slow but friendly service. They seemed overwhelmed and understaffed.
I have no plans to go back. There are too many other options in Seattle, especially the market/downtown area, to eat and spend time with friends and family.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I chose this restaurant to take my mom out for her birthday and requested a window table at 6pm. My mother and I flew from Boise to Seattle to enjoy a fancy seafood dinner along the water, what we got was not worth the trip.

Upon checking in, the host made a poor joke about not having a reservation and then sent us off to a table that was not only not along the water but wedged between to parties of 16 that filtered in 20 minutes after we sat down.

Within that 20 minutes we excitedly ordered kumomoto oysters and a rainbow roll only to find out after placing the order that they were out of Kumomotos (at 6pm) and the rainbow roll although delightful in presentation lacked any flavor.

For the next course my mom was so excited to have a whole crab for her birthday, regardless of the market price... but wouldn't you know it, Cutters Crabhouse didn't have whole crab despite it being a highlight on their menu. The kitchen really did their best to piece together a whole crab for my mom, the server however didn't think to bring an extra napkin for the mess and witnessed me using my butter knife to attack my wedge salad and said nothing.

So if you're looking to drop some $$$$ on an incredible seafood restaurant, i would do some more research. Clearly Cutters doesn't understand that high prices come with a certain expectation of quality, presentation & professional service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Meal was DELISH! Had the crabcake lunch entree, YUM!! Very fresh Dungeness crab, minimal fillers, lots of lump crab. Loved it! Service was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The welcome from the reception person was at best offhand, the waiter was also odd, being both over sharing and offhand. The food was no more than average, the clam chowder was ok and the fish and chips was acceptable. This is an example of a restaurant that recognises that most diners are tourists who won't be repeat business, so the staff have developed lazy ways. The view is good but that alone is no reason to visit when the staff and food are only average.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Service and food was great. Everyone friendly and helpful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual
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