Elliott's Oyster House

4.6
4968 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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MicheleG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing after work dinner. A great tented outdoor space during Covid

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akberly
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner with family. Completely Covid-safe, great food, fabulous service!

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TyonnaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wagyu Burger was not so great, tequila mussels and king krab were outstanding!!

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BradleyV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Will be going back. Oysters were awesome. Special touch with labeling them. So we know which one we were eating.

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vipLaciCS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Nice and warm on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early New Year’s Eve dinner, patio was warm with ample airflow. Andy was fantastic! The food was an 11/10 as usual. Always highly recommend the crab and corn chowder! Will return again and again and again and again ...

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GaryS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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BryantT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, food and atmosphere! Could not have asked for a better place to have my 40th birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had a server threaten to take or heater away and leave us with nothing and basically tell us “too bad.” It was 40 degrees.

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Rossenanti
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Given these times in COVID I think Elliots has maintained an excellent standard. Service was top notch and food was excellent as always.

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TerrenceS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food! Best pan fried oysters in Seattle. The outside dining experience is a challenge in the winter.

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vipAlisonD
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience! They have done a wonderful job in implementing social distancing while maintaining views. The service was great, very personal touch. Food was fantastic in presentation and so delicious. Definitely recommend!

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vipEricaM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great service and food. They have set a festive outside area with warm heaters :) Very good option on the waterfront!

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KaylinG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sweet server! Definitely will be coming back here!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

With covid and all the restrictions the poor restaurants are going thru, plus having to have additional expenses for accommodating outdoor dining, Elliots did a fantastic job with it all.

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vip1955
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Bourbon oysters and I had pumpkin cheesecake this time--divine. Keep up the good work--love the service and food! THX!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food was

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MICHAELJ
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and came out on time..staff were really nice and im server went over and beyond my finance birthday and they even gave her free cheesecake

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MRRM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a romantic evening dining in our individual sections. Elliotts was amazing in the midst of COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Love coming to Elliott’s for quality oysters! Their outdoor setup for social distancing was on point - long separator screens between tables and great flow of fresh air. Definitely will keep coming here!

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FrequentGuest
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Birthday dinner for my wife. Initial reception by a waiter was cold and placed at a table at the end of the tent with a draft blowing under the tent. Once we were seated at another table we experienced a very pleasant dinner with good service.

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JaniceB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to support local legendary restaurant Elliott Oyster House. The oysters were superb, the view from our outside dining table was quintessential Seattle, and we enjoyed creating novel cocktails with our server Cheryl. Elliotts has done a great job creating a COVID safe and charming outdoor space.

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vipBill
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID setup

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I love Elliot’s but I never want to get the same server again(Mike.) Very rude and treated me poorly and was really passive aggressive telling me about the service charge, I tipped regardless of that. I think that people forget that young women can be successful and can spend a couple hundred dollars on oysters without batting an eye. I am extremely disappointed that he ruined my dinner with my little sister.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was amazing. Will be going here for my anniversary every year.

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Luisr
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Food was great. Sadly our waiter was not helpful 😔. I had to wait 20 minutes for him to show up and by that time I decided not to order another beer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!

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Foodie49
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Service was perfect, drinks were delicious and the king crab legs were huge. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great only issue was there was a 20% service charge that was taxed included in the bill. I didn’t mind paying it. However, it would have nice to have known from the get-go.

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vipcheeri14
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Over-all a really very good experience. Our server was super knowledgable about everything we asked about. He was full of information about every oyster they had on the menu and some that were not but where in stock. Told us about the oyster, where it came from and what it would taste like and why. He also recommended a fantastic Chablis, and in general we are not white wine drinkers. When the crab arrived, he showed us the easiest way to access it with little mess. He was courteous and brought everything out in a manner that did not feel rushed or hurried. We truly felt valued as guests.

A couple of places for improvement : 1. we had reservations for 1:30, when we walked in there was plenty of seating for two in the "front" part of the restaurant that had nice views, yet were put in the back area with no view and in direct sunlight. Several groups of two came in after us and where given much better tables. Then a group of 10+ people with small children was sat literally right behind us when there was plenty of room for them to be a bit further back in not in our back pocket. Needless to say that the noise level went up exponentially. Our server's attention to us is the only reason we didnt ask to be re-seated. The second "issue" is that we split an order of the king crab legs and one was over cooked and the texture was off. Honestly, not horrible, but after trying my partners, it was definitely not the same.

All that being said, we really enjoyed our visit and plan to return again soon.

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GeorgeP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service charge added before tip sucks.........

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my bachelorette brunch!

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VeryBerry
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

On this night there was a group of (4) young woman who were very loud! I wished someone would have reminded them politely that there are other people trying to enjoy a romantic dinner. My food was excellent, Ryan our server did a fantastic job taking care of us!

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TeresaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Work event with our boss

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crabs cakes. Yum. Some of the best. All crab meat. No filler.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these troubled times we felt very safe and it was a real pleasure. This was the 1st time we have eaten inside for 6 month/s

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SieraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was absolutely amazing and the appetizers banged

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JPetr
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have gone here the food has been amazing! I miss the scallops with brisket which I believe is seasonal, but I had the seafood linguini which was delicious! I finished mine in one go and my significant other took his home to finish. We also had some of the oysters which are always delicious. The bill can get a little high if you have a few drinks (which is easy)! The bloody marry is a good deal and the southern belle I had was alright.

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SueG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant right on the waterfront of Seattle amongst tourist attractions. Friendly and efficient service even during Covid. Liked they offered valet parking at an affordable rate as parking in the area can be expensive.

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