Elliott's Oyster House

4.5
5184 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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TravelGyrl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great experience, wonderful courteous staff. Good food great cocktails

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Leonie
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

we had hard time to find parking and we were 15 minutes late !! When we arrived the hostess told us we lost our table now we ha w to wait !!
Also the food definitely over priced for the quality!

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Rabbit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Elliots oyster house has good food and great service.

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MaryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunny afternoon on the deck. Crab and shrimp salad, homemade bread and French rose’. Elliott’s is always delish food!

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ColinB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was lacking from the start. Multiple ordered dishes were never brought to the table and the wrong credit card was given back after paying. For the high prices this place was not worth the money or time.

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SueB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. We chose Elliot's on recommendations of other's. The oysters on the platter were large and so tender! Our server's recommendation for the raw oysters helped us to compare between the types.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious food- grill prawn was amazing!!

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MelissaB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, views, and service was amazing.

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vipAngieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food & great views!

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KipP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Crispy Rockfish was great. If you like oysters, this is your place!

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FernandaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing, had very great knowledge of the menu and offered great options. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great and our waiter was very knowledgeable!

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Sylvia
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambience was perfect. The views are wonderful from the deck, which is heated with beautiful fires for every table. The wine list is not overly extensive, but offers great options at various affordability. The staff is very accommodating and can create a taster plate of oysters for you. I recommend the mussels as a starter.

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SteveG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It took us 30 minutes after we sat down to get a glass of wine 🍷 and the food wasn’t that fast in coming . The maitre de could have sat us earlier except they didn’t have staff enuff to serve . I wasn’t impressed . Our waiter was great but the restaurant was out of the wine we ordered and also out of the ice cream we ordered . I think that we really don’t need to go back . My first and last time .

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Jebadie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very nice and very helpful and attentive. The food was very good, oysters on the half shell were excellent. I also had the pan fried oysters which were also very good but 10 of them instead of 8 would have been a better deal. My wife had the filet and my son ordered the King crab legs, both were very good but they are both on the high end of the menu particularly the crab legs. one leg was quit large and the other a bit smaller, for the price they should both be on the larger size.

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EricE
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elliott's is a reliable choice every time. The food is superb, there is always a menu option for everyone, the service is superb and it is difficult to bet the prices. I highly recommend it.

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Antipode51
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal at sunset on a gorgeous day. I would definitely come back here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipJoshK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Great service but the food was poor quality and way overpriced. Definitely a tourist stop due to the location.

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FredW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Elliott's has become very expensive beyond what the food quality warrants. Plus, there is now a mandatory "service charge" which the restaurant redistributes to employees. Yet there is still an expectation of a tip for the server. This makes for a very awkward conversation with the server. I wouldn't return here until they abandon their trying to get the best of both worlds, uncomfortable capitalism for the server, and mandatory socialism for other employees. They can get away with this for now because people are desperate for dining out, but Elliott's shouldn't be counting on any post-COVID repeat customers.

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vipQuniverse
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the first few times I've eaten in a restaurant since the pandemic. It was a real treat and the food, service, and ambience were impeccable.

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Sharperson
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We went for Mother's Day and spent 470.00 for 4 adults
We were not seated in the main restaurant but in a booth without place settings ,isolated from other patrons.
The food was ok, nothing special for 471.00 ( $56.00 automatic service fee for the company then a 70.00 tip for the waiter.)
We were forced to listen to the wait staff personal conversations. It felt cold, and impersonal.

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STANLEYF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service during our visit to Elliott's was outstanding. Our waitress was extremely efficient, friendly and accommodating. All of our meals were served timely and we totally enjoyed our food. I would highly recommend Elliott's for any special event or occasion. We felt very special, from the moment we were greeted by the Hostess until we left.

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SuzanneT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They were having a special Mother’s Day brunch and the food just wasn’t spectacular but the service was good. The bloody Mary was strong. Parking in this area is terrible.

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CatherineO
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Mother’s Day brunch

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husky33
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited as a combination Mother's Day and birthday celebration for my wife and daughter, respectively. We have always had positive experiences at Elliott's, but this was truly exceptional. The food and service were great.

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ChristinaZ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good. The outdoor seating were in a tent and heated, which was great!

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AmberS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service by waitress and wait time for food was very quick.

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WillD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst waiter we ever experienced, he was really weird. And at the end he didn’t give my credit card back, so i had to go back and pick it up. Food was too salty…

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CokieB
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to have oysters while we were in Seattle and it was the perfect choice! If you love oysters this the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great, seafood always very fresh and

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ElaChris
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Based on other reviews, my daughters and I were excited to have a fresh seafood dinner experience on our short trip to Seattle. I was very underwhelmed by the food and service. We had one calamari appetizer, which was the best thing we ate, two orders of scallops and one order of fish & chips that came to nearly $150. No sodas or alcoholic beverages. One of the orders of scallops were charged and nearly burnt and quite gritty. One order was almost under done and the grit was an acceptable level, understanding that scallops can have some grit. The fish and chips were decent and appropriately priced. We did not have any dessert. The quality of food did not taste like we were eating in a coastal area. National chains like Bonefish Grille offer a much better scallop dish at half the price. Also, be aware that they do not disclose their mandatory "20% service fee" which I assumed included tip ... their little fine print disclosure on the payment receipt was unclear. As such, I did not add in any additional tip, and I customarily tip very well. We barely saw our waiter and the food was sub-par and I didn't like that the service fee was not disclosed upfront. As we were leaving the restaurant, another couple was complaining to the hostess about the undisclosed 20% service fee. I say save yourself some $ and skip Elliott's.

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tqk81
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Oysters were delicious. It was unique how they come from so many different areas.

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ErrolT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

this was the first time we had gone to a restaurant in a year. we ordered a dozen oysters which smelled and tasted fresh. my wife had the halibut and i had the seafood pasta. we both felt sick at home. i shat my brains out till 4 in the morning. mine was way worse which leads me to believe it was the seafood pasta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It was just ok - bathrooms were dirty and the food was not great. I was excited to try the oysters but they didn’t taste fresh. Also I ordered a crab/shrimp cocktail and the grab meat was just a blob on top of ice. They also add a 20% service fee on top of everything which is ridiculous. I do not recommend!

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vipRobertC
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service to us enjoy lunch

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TonyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was awful the fish was not fresh you can taste that it was previously frozen but my waitress was awesome she was really funny and very interactive

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vipivetteg
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was good and we had a very nice view.

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EmmaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waitress was super fun. Food was delicious but is definitely pricey

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Corrina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We asked our waiter to choose the oysters we ate and he did an amazing job! Will definitely be going back.

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Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.5 stars by 5184 OpenTable diners.

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