Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
5283 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMikeE
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, amazing seafood!

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vipKathyM
New England
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service.

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vipTomR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good was mediocre. Service was nonexistent. And telling customer that a 20% service charge was added to bill for things that an owner was responsible for was criminal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was great! They made sure that we had a special anniversary experience.

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vipVasya
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner, read reviews and was not sure what to expect… everything was delicious and service was great. Fried oysters were a highlight. Dining options downtown are limited still, happy we chose Elliott’s.

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vipGoldi
New Mexico
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the fresh seafood. And the waitress surpassed expectations; she was interested in my friend and myself and made sure we were satisfied with our meals.

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KarlS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had family get together for those in town from Illinois and Oregon and Seattle. We wanted to be on waterfront and Elliott's was best choice (and only as Anthony's and Ivar's were still closed) and in past Elliott's has always been quite good. It is still a beautiful and clean place with great ambience. It is so nice to be able to walk to end of pier and after dinner. The service was first class, the waiter was fantastic! But the food was not great especially when considering the expense. Out of the 7 of us, at least four were disappointed, (did not ask the other guests), and did not finish main dish. Hopefully this is just a kitchen issue coming out of COVID so willing to try it again but was a big disappointment. If it was not for the fantastic waiter, this would have been a three star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I only wish I’d gotten a table inside since it started raining, but that’s Seattle. Before the rain the outside table was lovely.

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Brutus1992
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Visited on a Tuesday night. Service was slow. They told us when we sat down we had a 90 minute limit for dinner. Normally that would be fine, but the service was so slow, we ended up exceeding it. Food was good, not great considering the prices. Selections were somewhat limited compared to other Seattle seafood options. Location was very good by the water. We didn’t get raw oysters, but they looked good and the folks around us seemed to really like their experience with them.

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carrier
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to restaurant every time in Seattle. Excellent food and service Highly recommend it

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RickJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the short list for best Seafood in Seattle. Always a memorable visit.

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vipMegM
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out for an anniversary, we had a great time! The only MILD disappointment was that the oysters were really shelly from who ever shucked them. But the oysters thems selfs were fresh and delicious! Our server was very kind also

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PeggyK
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elliott’s has been one of our go to places for several years. It was one of our first restaurants to venture out to post COVID. We still weren’t sure of our comfort level for eating indoors so put on extra layers and requested an outside table. When we got there we had the option of outside or tent. We chose the tent because of the heaters plus the other tables seemed a little too sunny and breezy. The tent is enclosed in top and 2 sides. The heaters were not turned on but the plastic sides seemed to keep the heat in quite well and I removed my vest and jacket. Service all around was friendly and quick from the hostess to our server. We always get the pan fried oysters with bourbon sauce to start and they are still a highlight. Plump and tasty. My husband got the scallops with risotto and I got the halibut with asparagus and polenta-ample food and all very well prepared. Yes it is a little spendy but this is prime Seattle real estate and you can’t beat the views. So glad we ventured back and we’ll definitely put Elliott’s back on our list of “regulars”.

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vipMarkR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Shrimp starter was good but our King salmon was a little raw. Creme Brulee was delicious and our server was excellent.

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Sarah
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was impeccable, super friendly, engaging and made some great suggestions to enjoy our meal. The food was delicious!

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RobertoS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great King Crab Legs and well worth the price. The MRS had the halibut and it was one of her favorites. I'd highly recommend both dishes. Excellent service!

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PattyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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vipAmbli
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Basically an over rated tourist spot. Food was mediocre and overpriced for what it is. Would not go back.

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Lizzie
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Our meals were great, but our table was awful. We were first seated outside, which was very cold and windy. We asked to be moved, and we were moved inside, just inside the door, which was also very cold and windy. We wore our jackets throughout our meal, and were cold and uncomfortable for the duration. We thought about asking to be moved again, but we didn't want to be seen as difficult. There were plenty of other open tables, and even booths. The staff didn't seem to notice or care about our predicament.

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vipAmMo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visiting from out of town and tried Elliott's because of all the fabulous reviews.

We sat at a table across from the bar (which was empty due to COVID). It was actually nice to be tucked out of the way (there's a dining area toward the back with more tables). Huge chandeliers hang from the ceiling and the wood beams and walls give this place a super cozy/rustic vibe.

The crispy shrimp and rockfish were our favorite dishes, but the crab cakes and oysters did not disappoint! The rockfish though...just try it (especially if you like asian flavors).

Our server was amazing. Super attentive, knowledgable, and enthusiastic (I wish I remembered his name).

We'll definitely come back to Elliott's next time we're in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess had a bit of attitude. Our waiter made up for it. He entertained and educated us on the difference in gulf oysters versus PNW oysters. I’m more of a char-grilled oyster guy but went with the raw to try something new. Liked the flavor but my stomach paid for it the next day.

Overall good feel, nice vibe and beautiful location. I’ll definitely go again but will stay away from the raw oysters lol!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good but for the price I wasn’t impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Elliotts is your typical Cheresse Fish House on the wharf. The food was mediocre and we honestly did not enjoy it. We had the muscles and the scallop risotto. We are both back at the hotel feeling sick.

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MaryE
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nothing but stellar service. We sat outside and enjoyed views of Elliott Bay.

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vipJackC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived early and got seated immediately. Service was good and we got our food very fast. They added a 20% service charge (we were not aware of this before).

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was very slow, uninterested, and the waitress seemed to care less . The food was terrible, no one at the table finished anything and 3 of us were sick after

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vipDeeC
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pan fried oysters! I recommend a double order. Great Service!

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Chris
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Avery and she was outstanding! Kudos!

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Tom and it was a truly wonderful experience. We ordered every mollusk they had on the menu and everything was delicious, worth the money and served to us with enthusiasm. The whole staff seemed genuinely invested in our experience. We watched the sunset over the water from our table. Loved it.

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Jerrid
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The king crab legs were very good and the portions were large. The service was good but I don’t love that that they add 20% to the bill automatically. The server was decent enough to mention it so we didn’t unknowingly pay 40% gratuity. Overall a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Please see my review on Yelp for details. Food meh. Service meh. Old school. Needs update to menu items. Took clients from out of town. Big mistake.

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vipAlabamaCobra
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No attention to detail

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TGJR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a wonderful dinner with family in from out of state. The entire experience was perfect! We loved our wait staff and her patience since our party covered two tables. The oysters were divine followed by scallops cooked to perfection. Thank you for making our time with family so special!

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Julie365Kona
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The oysters were amazing and everyone was oohing and ahhing over the taste. The server was nice and brought our friend a free a dessert for her birthday and her suggestion of the chocolate mousse cake for the rest of us was spot on. We were on vacation and probably would have stayed longer, but due to COVID, there is a 90 minute limit on the tables, which was sad. Would go again when restrictions are lifted.

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AmyP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the views amazing, and the service was excellent!

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GCEPTX
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best if not the best seafood restaurants in Seattle. My go-to place for the best oysters. Staff have always been cordial and professional.

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vipErinM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice view and phenomenal waiter with Nick!

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