Elliott's Oyster House

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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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vipdaisyriot
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're long time fans of Elliot's, and since we live in West Seattle, we can go quite often and indulge in the world's best selection of PNW oysters, and other seafood entrees. We just happened to be there on what became the last evening they could be open temporarily, due to the Covid-19 regulations that shut down restaurants and bars. We ate at the bar counter and had great conversation with our bartender and other patrons. We're only sorry that we can't go again until the regulations are lifted. Life, please return to normal. Elliot's; we'll be back!

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SandraG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food delicious!!! Great spot for a Date night with my husband

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Thank you so much for the free cheesecake!

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GunnarM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The chocolate mango cake was delicious. The long cod was good.

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theblacksox
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. This was my second time here and it was way better than I remember. Highly recommend!

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vipDavidF
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! We’re visiting from the east coast and found this to be a great evening out. The server was very knowledgeable and super friendly. He guided our selection of about 20 oysters from around the Sound. We had a wonderful experience and will absolutely go back.

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING!! Food was great. We felt so special. :) definitely coming back.

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vipRaymondS
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food and service but when the bill came, the server who was excellent all night told us there’s a 20% service fee the restaurant changes and asked us to tip more on top of that. There was only two of us dining, my bill was already close to $200 and you’re charging everyone an automatic service fee? For this and this itself I won’t recommend this place, which is too bad because oysters were good. Value though at 20 percent service fee is terrible. This fee should have been mentioned prior to ordering.

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molleeJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, food and service! A must go to spot for locals or visiting

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vipina916
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Ordered the Celebration cold seafood platter which was fresh and delicious. The chili sesame shrimp was also delicious. PBJ cake for dessert was perfect ending.

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Candy64
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Used to love coming here but it has become a total tourist trap! Used to get a fair amount of oysters for a fair price, now over $18 for 4. Fish and chips were just ok and chips soggy. Rock fish tacos were horrible. Dry tortillas and a small piece of fish with some lettuce no sauce as advertised in menu. Chowder was tasteless! Would love to give them my recipe so they can represent Seattle better! Will never go back.

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coastalguy57
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Don’t appreciate the automatic addition of gratuity to the check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really amazing king crab! Would recommend to anyone visiting Seattle

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

料理はとても美味しく雰囲気も素晴らしかった。

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vipMichb18
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We decided this must be a tourist trap and not many locals eat here. They have a huge oyster selection. I don’t eat oysters, but my friend wanted one. The server was very knowledgeable about oysters, but she was overwhelmed with the information. We ordered salads. My kale salad was made with arugula. No kale. I was so hungry, I ate it. He said it was kale, but he would swap it out if I wanted. My friend ordered their soup, and it was cold and didn’t taste great. She did send that back. They also add 20% charge to you check, and make the servers tell you that it isn’t a tip, and only a portion goes to the server. It’s true, and printed on a check disclaimer. Shame on Elliott’s. If you want to pocket more money, increase your prices. This only hurts your employees. Some people cannot tip more when 20% is already noted on the bill. This is a terrible practice. This wasn’t a great experience, even though the server was nice. I won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Fish tasted like cardboard—clearly frozen. Very weird tasting sauces with all the dishes. Raw oysters were good and there was a very extensive bar. I’d go again for cocktails and oysters but the meal was very expensive and tasted terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! So thankful we went there for our first dinner on our honeymoon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good with friendly staff but the service was very slow with restaurant not very full.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Server was unexceptional for what we paid. I expect more at a fine dining establishment. Overall good but server could be more attentive and friendly.

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Konagal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful post Valentine's dinner at Elliott's. Being from out of town, we are not familiar with the variety of fresh oysters available. Our server, Ash, was very helpful in educating us on the differences in taste.
Overall, we will be back. One suggestion is to be more attentive to the table as our used plates stacked up.

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Debbie
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and great food!

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BJD65
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal. Started with the Celebration appetizer platter - a nice variety of oysters, shrimp, and crab legs. My son’s steak was just okay - but who gets a steak at this place? It was pricey for an okay New York Strip. I had the Cioppino, which was likely the best I’ve ever had. Lots of fish, crab, very small clams and a great broth. Other guest enjoyed the shrimp risotto. Desserts were enjoyed by others - I didn’t care for the Mango chocolate cake.

Great atmosphere- nice to watch the ferries come and go.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service! Marissa was exceptional! Worth every penny!

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vipJackieE
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best oysters in my life😆😆

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MercyM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. From ambience, to appetizers and entree to the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Would go back!

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vipfoodie33
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and service. Went there for Valentines and had a wonderful dinner.

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WillCommute4Oysters
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa was our server, she was so kind and attentive. Food was delicious as always. Recommend the Crisp Chili-Sesame Shrimp off the Happy Hour menu. Fantastic Happy Hour oysters (great value). We love coming here, we driver about 2 hrs.

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Bill
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend for Valentine’s Day lunch. The food and service were great!

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vipStevenH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable, friendly service, delicious food. Best scallops and risotto ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craig was awesome ....

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Alberto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and food. King crab and oysters highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I couldn’t believe we had to pay for some bread...

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CorineM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent, was not mind blowing but service was excellent enough to try their food again. Didn’t like the fact they charge for bread when it wasn’t even hot. Oh well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was great. We were interested in a Rose wine, and asked the waitress her recommendation.... she CC admitted that she didn’t know much about the selection, but sent someone over that was able to help us out. We loved the wine he suggested. The food was good, we split a lot of stuff and they were totally cool with it. Overall it was a fun girls night.

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vipWeeatout
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was seriously lacking. Food good. As the waiter presented the bill he told us of a 21% service charge assessed to all diners. Ridiculous charge for subpar experience.

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MichaelJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and our waitress was superbe with the two toddlers!

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Franklin
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

18 choices for oysters.....wow. Are waiter was very good, let him choose a nice selection of 5 different oysters. So good!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5