Elliott's Oyster House

4.6
5056 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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

waitress was great. Food was good, but came cold.

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FosterRev
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great view of the water. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. If you love oysters, this is the place to go!

I'll be back!

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CheriB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SO DELISH that we came to dinner to Elliotts TWO dinners in a row 😋

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KristinR
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, ambiance - perfect place to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.

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JennykirstinaA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! She was funny and had great recommendations!

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BethanyL
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff very attentive and genuinely nice. I had the seafood linguine and it had a bit too much going on. The extended wine list link is printed on the food side of the menu instead of below the wines so I ordered what I thought was the only caberenet sauvignon and didn't care for it. Manager let me swap it out for a better bottle on the extended list. Nicer wines more than 100% mark up. Fun location, sit outside of you can.

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AshC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food (I ordered the scallops and they were cooked to perfection) and amazing, personable staff. The outdoor dining area was so nice and very warm

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Dennis
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last minute decision turned into an excellent late afternoon. Oysters, mains and drinks were outstanding. Waitress was great...knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely on my list of restaurants to frequent often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was the perfect server. All staff were super friendly and efficient. Best halibut ever...moist and flavorful. My companions raved about their meals, fish and chips and chicken.

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KLPK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great and they’ve done a wonderful job of following covid guidelines. I felt very comfortable with their space and am appreciative of being able to see the incredible views from inside or out! The outside eating area is set up to be warm and is as elegant as the indoor eating areas. As usual, the food and service were outstanding!

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Penny70
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. Nice service. Nice view over the bay. A little pit pricy.

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Townaire
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The oyster and artichoke dip didn't agree with me. The fresh oysters were great. The service was quite good except for the offputting pitch the server made at the end to get a higher tip because the house kept too bid a portion of its mandatory 20% surcharge, which is also offputting. Hostess was great. Steak was undercooked--more rare than medium rare.

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SallyB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent first post-covid lunch with friends. Elliott's has figured out how to keep people separated safely and the lunch was terrific. Fresh salads, fresh fish. We'll be back soon!

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vipMarykayB
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood and superb server. I think his name was Andy? (Curly hair, from Kansas)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Our waiter was very knowledgeable. The food was mediocre. The 20% added charge was ridiculous. It was cold and the heater that was next to us was out of propane. The staff said it could not be refilled. So we just froze. Definitely a disappointment

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RobertM
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food has slipped, and delivered without key ingredient. Waiter annoying. Given 1.5 hours to get out. Bad night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There is a time limit for how long patrons can sit at the table. I understand why but it also took 20 minutes before anyone even took our drink order. Overall we enjoyed it but the service was a little lacking.

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vipalkifoodie
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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ErikD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, excellent calamari and champagne - a very fun and successful dining experience!
- PD

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There is an automatic 20% service charge that goes solely to the restaurant. On an expensive meal, hardly seems fair to the server.

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Alicebi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, old but clean interiors. Friendly wait person. Good cocktails & appetizers. Husband enjoyed crab cakes w/root veggies. My seafood pasta was congealed & tasteless. French fries were soggy. Guinness chocolate cheesecake was great! Very pricey, so come w/ $$$.

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chrisl
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Waiter was very slow and forgot about us alot. He never asked if we want a bowl or cup for soup and charged for the bowl. The soup was almost cold like if it was last of soup on bottom. Never asked what was wrong just took it and walked away. Wife and I both got the filet minon and for the price was not worth it. Bottle of wine was the best out of all food. They charge you automatically 30% Tip on the bill I'm sorry you should do that especially if ur staff did poorly. Manager was good and very professional took the tip % off. And he was very good about listening to the issue. Unfortunately we will not go back we give 2 out 5 stars.

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vipJerseapho
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent complemented by outstanding service from our server, Tom. he made the evening perfect

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TonyL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and menu options, must be prepared for abundance of options and beverages

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TobiasW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Service was slow but good. We had a reservation but we’re still put in a seat near the door. It was a special occasion and I had asked for a view with a view. I would go again when in Seattle

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. You can always count on great food and happy staff

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LauraM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service not great. Wait staff not very attentive or friendly. We were outside with a great view but there were no heaters so it was cold.

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vipAndreaJ
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was okay; however, given the fact that a 20% service fee was automatically added to our check it would have been nice to have received better service. We needed to ask to have refills of our drinks, a minor inconvenience. Also, we were there to celebrate our 25th anniversary and the waitress brought our check without asking if we wanted any dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My expectations increase when a 20% gratuity is imposed. The appetizers were ok. Tiny portions. We didn’t like the fact that our ordered potato bread was served cold. Glad that our waitress replaced it heated. (Most classy establishments don’t charge for this type of bread). My draft beer was served in a water glass and not in a frosted or chilled glass mug.
Our entrees were good. Oysters tasted very fresh.
Waitress was courteous. Bus person did not respond to our many “thanks”.
Overall it was just average. Perhaps overrated on the app.

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juliem
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My only real complaint would be the additional 20% charge that went to owners. It was inappropriate! It was unprofessional for the waiter to point this out on two separate occasions.

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Katie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and safe outdoor seating. Excellent food and service!

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KatieF
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was an amazing server. Great experience. Wonderful food!

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Meredith
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Elliot's was a memorable seafood experience and it lived up to its reputation. Our server, Kelly, was not only polite and efficient but also informative about the cultivation of oysters and the history of the restaurant. If you cant decide between the Creme Brulee and the Guiness Chocolate Cheesecake, get both!

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ReginaldW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was fresh but not as flavorful as we thought it would be. Our server was friendly but didn’t have any specific recommendations. Just said everything was great. We though It was good but not so great.

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TommyW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must go spot when visiting Seattle. Great environment for dinner on the water with great views.

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Rene
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor tent was
Well ventilated, warm and great waterfront view...Delicious food and excellent service!

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Michael
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance was wonderful. It was a bit pricey!

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vipQuinn
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For a touristy part of town this place is the place to go to. Food and service was excellent and it's nicely located on the pier with views of ferries coming and going. As a Seattle native my only issue is the touristy pricing - which would prevent me from returning. A "nice" dinner for two with a few oysters and a couple drinks each shouldn't land at $200 (w/tip).

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Rocky
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When in Seattle we always make time for one meal at Elliotts's. Their food is exceptional and the service is always outstanding. Now, next time I go I'm just going to say bring me 5 loves of your bread and a bunch of butter because it's just the best sourdough loaf I've found in the NW. lol I had the scallops while my wife had the crab/shrimp combo salad - with soup to start. All were great. We both highly recommend Elliott's!

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Sharee
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great oysters

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Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.6 stars by 5056 OpenTable diners.

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