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About Elliott's Oyster House

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.

1201 Alaskan Way
Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 623-4340

Website:
http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.


Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.

Public Transit:
Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I at
Alaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)
Metro Transit Routes 10-O, 11-O, 113-I, 121-I, 121-O, 122-I, 125-I, 15-O, 18-O, 21-I, 22-I, 56-I and 994-I at First Avenue and University St (.15 mi)

Executive Chef:
Robert Spaulding

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Elliott's Oyster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (89)
Scenic View (68)
Good for a Date (59)
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Special Occasion (52)
Local Ingredients (46)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Business Meals (33)
Casual (30)
Good for Groups (28)
Romantic (28)
Fun (28)
Worth the Drive (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Authentic (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Cozy (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
People Watching (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great Beer (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed our dining - Very good choice! Knowledgable and professional staff. Great oysters!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wait staff was friendly and efficient. Food was wonderful. A bit noisy- but we had a good table. Would recommend

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was ok & sizeable portion but expensive. A bit noisy. Waitress was very friendly

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was blah & overpriced for the quality. It feels like a low-end chain restaurant. View is good - Elliott Bay. There are so many better options. I won’t go back.

I’m so embarrassed that I brought a date to this place.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome seafood. Well priced! Easily can see why it's one of the top seafood restaurants in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience! Elliott's was at the top of my list based on reviews and it didn't disappoint. Great location right on the pier, great service and great food - we had the appetizer tower, Caesar salad and pan fried oysters. Highly recommended.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding server

Dishes overpriced

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've loved Elliott's for years. Make a point to come back every time were in a Seattle. This trip we was the exception. Not a great meal or experience more of a disappointment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The AC was on way too high and our meals were cold within minutes, for such a nice restaurant it felt weird that so many people were there in extremely casual clothing. Our waiter was great and very nice and overall we had a good time but not sure if we will go back for anything other than oysters

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Even though it was New Years Eve and we and many others were coming directly from a SeaHawks game our table was ready and waiting for us. Our waiter was great not overly pushy but helpful, knowledgeable about menu items and never hurried us even though they were busy. The food was delicious. The only fault was we sat by the windows and it was drafty. But that was easily resolved by adding a coat over my shoulders.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite restaurant on the waterfront. The food is great. The best clam chowder we’ve had! Service was super friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dined for lunch at opening (11 AM) on a quiet Saturday morning for two. Started out with my server’s recommendation for oysters: Elliot’s select, kusshi, shigoku, and taylor kumo. I personally liked kusshi the best but all of the oysters were fresh. Afterwards, had the Elliot Bay Burger (Kobe beef), which was delicious and cooked medium rare. Overall, the server, atmosphere, were top-notch. Will definitely have to eat dinner outside on a warmer Seattle night one of these days!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Prices seem unreasonably high. almost $100 per person for a dinner (Including %18 mandatory gratuity)and we did not order the very expensive items on the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great evening...
We have been to Elliott's on a number of occasions when visiting Seattle. It is is always a great experience. This time around, we had a wonderful table at the window, the food was outstanding as usual and the service top-notch.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Tourist trap - very much under average Sea food in a Sea food City - very much overpriced

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Has a real nice atmosphere right by the waterfront...outstanding service, food was terrific! The Oysters are to die for!!

Overall Highly recommended...the only thing I was disappointed with was the Calamari which was very ‘crackly’ - not enough Calamari, too much batter!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terrific! We arrived on Thursday for a visit to Seattle and had a fabulous dinner at Elliott’s . It was so good that we changed our previous plans and went back again on Saturday and ate at the Bar! If you like generous portions of fresh fish, prepared perfectly with tasty sauces and accompaniments , then this is the place to go. Great Bar too....selections are top shelf . People are friendly and everything was served by a very , very welcoming and pleasant staff!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We visit Elliot's every year. Consistent restaurant. Delicious seafood.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food quality was poor. Salmon was overcooked. Prawns on polenta were terrible. Prawns were overcooked, hard a like rubber. Polenta looked and tasted like it had been plated hours earlier. Prawn dish was sent back and removed from the bill. Server was very good, food quality not his fault.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went out Christmas Eve for a nice seafood dinner. The raw oysters were fine, but that's where the food went downhill. A really disappointing meal for three people and it was $275 plus tip. The specials were awful and they were not warm. Don't feel like we will be going back any time soon.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

If you like oysters this is the place to go. It's been our favorite since it opened. Excellent food, service and ambiance. The muscadet wine if the perfect compliment for oysters on the half shell. You can't go wrong with the daily specials.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for dinner and had their specials for the evening of cod and king salmon. They were both cooked well and loved the sides and the beet salad.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great seafood and fantastic service. We will defimitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

With our reservation we were seated promptly. Server was cheery, efficient. Food was delicious, especially the huge side order of garlic mashed potatoes, which I paired with the crab cake appetizer as my entree. Along with my salad it was plenty and I'm a big eater. Artichoke crab dip appetizer was excellent as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, People Watching, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Viaje por Seattle

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great experience. We went with kids all under 7 who are pretty well behaved. Nice enough place for dinner without kids but approchable even with

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Exceptional customer service and food. The spicy crab and corn chowder was my favorite meal of a three day trip to Seattle.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Went on the way to see the Seattle Mens’ Chorus at Benaroya Hall. The restaurant is excellent. Great food. Knowledgeable waitress. Delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great lunch experience. Oyster selection was awesome!!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Hopefully the bread can be toasted instead of being cold and hard.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We focused on oysters and once again this place did not let us down. Everything was super fresh and wonderful. Great quality!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Bartenders are knowledgeable and quick to offer one of a kind suggestions. Definitely worth coming early to sit and watch the behind ththe bar activity, and sports on their well placed tv’s. Natalie really paid attention to our dining needs during our anniversary celebration. Food was excellent and timed well. Will ask for her section on our next trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Met up with friends from out of town. We tried the tequila lime mussels for the first time. They are to die for! The oysters never disappoints. Our server Mike did a fantastic job serving us.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were pleased at our arrival, but after being seated, that started to change. Our server, while very nice and knowledgeable, was awful at keeping up with our order and beverages. The food was incredibly over priced and we left still hungry. A meal that should've taken maybe an hour took three hours with an incredibly ridiculous bill. I will not be going back...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Had a fresh variety of oysters, good selection on menu. Very scenic on waterfront.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We brought our own 25$ bottle of wine, spent 160 on the meal and saw they added 20$ cork fee...never again

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Was a bit concerned as had read some bad reviews but we were seated promptly, had great service and every bit of food, drink and desert was excellent. Server assisted in choice of oysters, helpful for an inland girl. Very pricey but that was not unexpected. Would definitely go again if in the budget!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We ordered Shrimp and Polenta as well as Salmon. Both meals were delicious. I had one weakly poured Margarita. We were first seated in the center where the chairs were wood seated only and very high; enough so that only my toes could touch the floor. The booth seating was more preferable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We spent the weekend in Seattle to take in the city. Elliot’s was a highlight on the trip. The oysters Rockefeller were excellent. The server was just right with coming back to check on us and making suggestions on wine pairings.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was excellent. The oysters really fresh and tasty. The only complaint was the mussels were gritty and the shell tended to flake.

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