Elliott's Oyster House

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For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for classic Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renown for simple preparations that highlight the natural flavors of the finest seafood in the Pacific Northwest. We specialize in serving fresh local Dungeness crab, wild Northwest salmon, Alaskan halibut, fresh Pacific finfish, Northwest shellfish, and our specialty, fresh oysters.


At Elliott's, we believe our choices today affect the oceans of tomorrow. So we're committed to serving sustainable seafood, a win-win for your taste buds and the environment. We have long-standing partnerships with local crabbers, oyster growers and fishermen, who use environmentally sound practices. To help the planet even further, we compost everything possible. Come join us for lunch or dinner, and discover the wonders of sustainable seafood for yourself.
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JG
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our dinner at Elliots ranks as one of the worst meals I have had in my life. Service was not good what was worse was the food. I ordered halibut and it was raw and had an odd taste. We got oysters but had to wait 10 minutes and give two reminders to bring cocktail sauce. I felt quite ill for about 24 hours.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service great food

GF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was exceptional and the food quality and quantity was perfect.

AD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

If you like oysters they have a wide selection, if you order anything else it’s hit or miss. Ordered salmon and grilled vegetables (the vegetables were so raw I couldn’t get a fork into them)

JL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Worst meal ever! This is not the same place it use to be as far as food and service goes.
First of all, our waiter was friendly and polite. We all know they have to be. Their tip depends on it.
BUT...service for our table was extremely slow. Almost a 5 minute wait just to order a drink or appetizer.
After approx. 8 minutes, we got to order dinner. I had scallops that were only cooked on side and almost raw in the middle. The scallops were on top a serving of Polenta that was gummy, sticky and sour tasting.
My wife had a Ceaser salad that had to much dressing on it and an appetizer of crab cakes that were OK.
All in all...my dinner SUCKED! This is NOT the Elliott's it used to be. So sorry!!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good gluten free selection. Dairy free was hard but they were able to accommodate.

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This was pretty disappointing. The service was lacking. The food was ok but over hyped.

The oysters were the shining star of the restaurant. Would not recommend.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was Our first meal in Seattle. I was so excited about going to Elliotts. Good crab legs are hard to find anymore. We ordered what I plan to order the whole time I got the king crab legs and my wife got the snow. The quality of the crab legs was good especially the king. But for 78 bucks you would think I would get drawn butter with my meal. I got regular butter with the Milk fat still in it. When I mention this to my waitress she told me that was normal. Crab legs are my favorite thing in this world to eat and that’s not normal. It’s the second time in my life that I was served butter with the milk fat not separated. It’s an easy process I have done this many times myself you take unsalted butter you boil it and the drone butter and milk that will separate. I canceled my Reservations for Sunday.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The waiting time was long despite prior reservation. The staffs made us comfortable by offering complimentary appetisers :)

SL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and we didn’t expect it to be so good for a restaurant on the harbor.

T
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation but were placed at a table in a section that was just opened up even though there were tables available in the main dining area. It was freezing in there so it made the meal almost intolerable. People who were seated long after us complained and apparently a heater was turned on. It wasn't noticeably better by the time we left. Wine was way overpriced, but the service was good (except for where they chose to seat us) and the food was great.

MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Really wonderful staff and the food was delicious!

y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of my parent's favorite restaurants. The oysters, halibut and salmon are all excellent.

CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall the oysters and the recommendations were spot on....

The lighting is too low to read the menu ...

ST
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We selected Elliott's because it was participating in Seattle Restaurant Week. However, they did not make this apparent as the menus were kept hidden. The first person we asked about it said they didn't know if the restaurant was participating. Once our actual server confirmed they were, he seemed in no rush to bring us the special menus. After we ordered from the SRW menus, the attitude and attentiveness seemed markedly diminished. We still had a nice time, but if a restaurant is going to participate in this program, they should not hide the fact from their customers nor make them feel less than for choosing to partake from the SRW menu. There are lots of restaurants to choose from so we probably won't be in a hurry to head back there.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, great food! No view of the water but nice atmosphere. We had a really good time!

OT
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were disappointed by our experience here. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were told that we would have to wait. 20 minutes later we were seated. Our server was distracted and forgot one dish and our second glasses of wine. Our fresh oysters were quite delicious but things deteriorated quickly. The calamari was greasy and the dip was so salty as to be inedible. My fish and chips entree was tepid at best. Unfortunately, our server was so harried that he simply shrugged it off and moved on.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My only complaint is that the grilled prawns dish only had 3 prawns on it. There was more wagyu beef than seafood. If I wanted that I would have ordered it. The beef was good, just not what I wanted or expected.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visiting sister from out of town and wanted a nice Seattle seafood experience and this delivered

JH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mathew was awesome. Great personality and excellent service. The food was good and the oysters outstanding.

JD
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Oysters and seafood right on the waterfront

PL
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service was great. Highly recommend the oysters and salmon. Only complaint is that we didn’t get window seat requested, but a tent was up for a weekend event that would have obstructed the sunset view anyway.

r
Miami
339 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place that is convenient for locals and tourists to get fresh seafood. I had a dungenoss crab and loved it. Excellent service and atmosphere.

EH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We tried the restaurant week menu and only wished for more options but what we ordered was good.

TP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! Fun place to eat out in Seattle!

o
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal,fabulous service, beautiful view of the bay, very much recommend Elliotts! NOT cheap, but good seafood never is... First thing our waiter did was ask if we had any time constraints, celebrations, food aleries/restrictions and addressed those immediately. He was attentive but not a pest, let us enjoy our time together and got us in and out in plenty of time for our underground tour. Haven't had that level of service in a long time.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Try the Sockeye Salmon and the Steamed Penn Cove Mussels with the ! You won't regret it!

A
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, food and bread!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Anniversary Dinner! Our waiter went above and beyond. We will definitely be coming back to Elliott’s on our next trip to Seattle!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious meal.

S
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and leadership from our waiter in choosing items to dine on. Pricing was steep for local seafood considering it is located a few steps from the markets.

TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Elliott's was recommend by a co-worker but we were leery as we approached that it may be more of a chain type restaurant. We were completely set at ease by the server and menu once we sat down. Fresh oysters, halibut fillets and more could not have been better.

MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group loved it!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food.... busy lively place... great location!

TJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My friend had the grilled prawns, asparagus and polenta. The shrimp were over cooked and tasteless. The asparagus had no flavor either. I had the coconut cod, the fish was good but the dish itself was too sweet for my liking. I didn’t eat much and the server didn’t bother asking if I liked it or not and definitely wasn’t offering to get me something else. Even the dessert was lacking flavor. So disappointed!

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service and food was lacking

T
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful views, comfortable setting and great location. If you are in seattle for a meeting or just visiting attractions. This is a place to sit back and enjoy delicious dishes from around the PNW.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I ordered the scallops and they came out raw. Of course this was after a longer than average wait. The manager came and took them back to be cooked longer. After another long wait, they came back just as raw, but warmer. Long story short, they took them off the bill and we left unsatisfied

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Oysters didnt taste good

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