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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The king crab salad was a let down. Instead of a piece of king crab as most king crab salads would come, it was shredded crab mixed into the salad. The crunchy wasabi peas were an interesting addition to the salad but I feel as it the flavors and texture didn’t blend well. The potatoes in the chowder (as well as in the mixed vegetables) weren’t cooked thoroughly. The lobster Mac and cheese wasn’t worth the splurge, easiest the most disappointing lobster Mac n cheese I’ve ever had. The salmon was dry and the presentation looked unappetizing. The oysters were good and that’s why I added an extra star. Probably received high ratings because of location in a super touristy area. Not worth it. The server never asked how anything was, she probably already knew the answer.

WW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selections, fresh seafood. Amazing oysters!
Very classic ambience in a an excellent location. Wonderful place to go in Seattle right on the water, beautiful in the evening.

EA
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on the pier and in the touristy part of Seattle- Elliots is a must- the food is amazing and the service is above and beyond !

s
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Oysters not cleaned properly, great service staff. Appetizer sampler was poorly executed, the flavors did not go well together, got tired of the plates half way through, nothing special. The oysters were okay, the vinegar sorbet that comes with it was tasty but nothing special. Overall not great, would not really recommend

KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ordered the Appetizer Trio; the dip and calamari were great but the crab cakes were dry and flavorless, falling apart upon delivery. The oysters as usual were great. House salad was paired with Lobster mac the salad required more dressing and perhaps a wilting of the kale as it took dedication to finish, and the risotto's rice was overly starchy, the pumpkin diced instead of pureed as I would prepare at home, thus not as flavorful as possible, while grilled scallops needed a harder sear and were just done. Thus the combination of below with above standard results for just three stars for food. Service was outstanding as usual. We live on Oregon coast and visit Elliott's every time we visit Seattle, which is 3-4 times/year. And as you might guess, I'm a retired chef/restauranteur and catch my own fish, so I'm a tough judge. This was the 20th or thereabouts visit to Elliott's for us, and we'll certainly return. I usually don't bother to critique because I've little to say. This time, however, the glitches needed reporting. I'm smoking ducks for Thanksgiving. Happy Holiday wishes for Elliott's staff!!

OT
Montana
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Beautiful setting. Awesome oysters!

JG
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service great food

GF
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

E
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

SL
Los Angeles
14 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
341 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!

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