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Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
3592 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 623-4340
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Spaulding
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Cross street
Spring Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.


Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.
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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)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 3592 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our waitress was terrific! The food, people, atmosphere - definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Some of the best crab I’ve ever had! Our server was amazing, showed me the proper way to open up my crab legs and took his time with me when they were busy. Just really made the experience that much more enjoyable. Oh, and the oysters Rockefeller were outstanding!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great view. It looked closed, but you have to go back towards the water, the front is for private parties and it's in the dark unless there's a party going on. Halibut was fresh and tasty, if you like pure fish flavor you must ask them to leave off all of the accompaniments. Oysters were great, but expensive. Reasonably priced wine list.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Really good experience. Took clients here and enjoyed the evening. The waiter prepared a “sampler platter” of oysters that gave a taste of a big variety. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Highly recommended and the the food was great. This was my second visit. I made the reservation for a reunion lunch with my old shipmates after being stationed in the same ship during the Vietnam conflict. The food and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service by Today and food was as good as commented on by past patrons!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wait staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic! Excellent selection of spirits, wine, and beer. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Our server selected a variety that were all different yet equally delicious. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My sister-in-law ordered the crab salad, and it consisted of two small pieces of avacado sandwiched between two small pieces of crab.... Only two bites worth $21! My brother and I were embarrassed to have taken her there. She's Japanese and not the type to complain, but I am.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Yummy oysters. Had the king crab pegs which were ok. The roasted veg and mashed potatoes were awesome. We also had the halibut which was delicious and the steak salad which was standard. Also had the celebration platter which was ok, pricey for what it was. In all would go there again but only for a special occasion due to the price.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very Dissatisfied with the main meal Appitizer of Crab Coxktail was THE ONLY THING THAT WAS GOOD.. Wife ordered Salmon Pasta I ordered Scallops and we each left most of it. For their reviews I was very disappointing

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great food, great service ... portion was of good size. Not too huge not fine dining tiny. King Crab was delicious and fresh... salmon was ok. We were happy with overall

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great place with a nice view, food menu is very comprehensive making a big emphasis in local and sustainable seafood. Drinks are also VERY good! Consider to spend around $45 without drinks and $70 with a couple of them

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My wife ordered the pan fried oysters and was extremely pleased with the quality and tenderness of the oysters. I decided to order 2 appetizers - the crab cakes were excellent and the oysters Rockefeller were the best I had ever had - there were 5 of them and huge (a meal by themselves with some bread) - filled with huge oysters and spinach, bacon, etc.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was great. Service was a tad bit slow but wasn’t really that big of a deal. It made for a uninterrupted, enjoyable dinner conversation and watching the sunset. And the dinner was with the wait! Server was helpful when choosing oysters. Everyone was incredibly friendly too. We will definitely dine here again on our next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Incredible clam chowder and Oysters!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Scallops were cold...risotto was fabulous. Crab amazing....crab cakes phenomenal, fish and chips really good!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Made reservation arrived on time. Watched walk-ins get seated first. The table service was slow we were there for two hours received on drink refill (water was refilled) My Mother’s Birthday she had one drink was never asked if she would like another. Forgot one of the add on items came out halfway thru the meal. They did bring out a BDay dessert nice touch. Then asked others if they were interested in dessert. For the price I would spend a little extra and go to Aqua much better service.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Elliot's is a safe bet for seafood. Their oysters are very good. Combine this with their waterfront love cation you have a very safe bet at sunset.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was not good at all. Food was decent. But way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The best seafood - oysters and crabs in the world !!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The atmosphere was fabulous. The service from our waiter was good but he forgot to bring the wine until after dinner was served and had to be requested. The food was generous and good. Overall a good experience, but could have been better.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed Easter lunch here, the service was great and the food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food!! Service was lacking, but won't keep us away.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent service and food. It was very busy and we’re glad we made a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great oysters and fish. Try the spicy chowder

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

At Elliott’s you are always guaranteed great service, great ambiance, delicious food. I have never been disappointed regardless of the day and time. This place is always a guaranteed hit. A must for locals and visitors.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very disappointing experience. The crab cake appetizer was cold as were both the shrimp and scallop mains.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Awesome service. We risked taking the kids 1.5 and 5 year old and the servers were very nice. Awesome food.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We were in town for 1 night and wanted seafood. While it was on the pricey side, ambience and quality of food made it worth it. We had a sampler appetizer of 2 different types of Raw Oysters, Shrimp, and Dungeness crab, as well as entree's of grilled local wild caught Salmon and Alaskan King Crab legs. All were very good. Service was friendly, but a little slow(we were there for 2 hrs from ordering till the time we left). They were very busy, but we made reservations only 2 hrs earlier for 6pm and were sat on time. I would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This restaurant was much more down scale than I expected. The food was average and the ambience felt like a chain restaurant t.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The oysters were amazing as usual, and the king crab was great! We go to Seattle annually, and we always plan a date night here for the food and the great service!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our server was fantastic! The food was good as always and the view was just what I requested. Elliott's a Seattle staple shall remain so on my list always! I highly recommend it to tourists and locals looking for something fun on the waterfront.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We have been here several times over the past few years. The food doesn’t seem to be as good as it used to be and the prices have gone up. If I spend over $300 on a dinner I expect it to be somewhat memorable. This was not. Next time we’ll go somewhere else. I wish it was better because it’s a great location.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The oysters were amazing- the dinner was good but not great.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great location and the menu has an excellent selection of seafood. The service was not knowledgeable of the product and the staff new very little about the menu. Also, my table wasn’t ready within 15 minutes of the reserved time. Food was decent but unspectacular.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Beautiful dining on Seattle’s waterfront. Expensive - could never afford to eat there when I lived in Seattle, but it’s awesome as a tourist. Make sure you make a reservation in the evening. Staff are the best.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

It was just very average for the amount of money. I believe the restaurant is geared mostly for tourists.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Thanks, great service and food, the service was excellent, along with the food. Great ending to an afternoon spent on the waterfront with my loved ones. Thank You!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was great! Definitely will be going back next time I’m in Seattle. Can’t stop thinking about the blueberry tea beverage with a splash of liquid courage, the creme brûlée, and the macadamia nut dessert

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Elliot's Oyster House was recommended by one of our Uber drivers. This was our first visit to Seattle and since we had just taken a tour the day before, we remembered that they were located next to the tour site. The food was awesome. One of my friends is a vegan, but had no problem with the menu. The only issue we had was with our server. I don't remember her name, but apparently she wasn't having the best of days. She was very short in speaking with us and it appeared that it was more of a burden to take our order than anything else. We requested more time to look over the menu after asking a few questions of her and upon her return, she seemed agitated that we had additional questions. She only stopped by one to check on us and at the end of the meal, when it was time for the check we asked her to split the appetizers. Apparently there was a computer glitch or something as I distinctly saw her murmur (excuse the expletive), "You have to be f** kidding me. I thought that was in very poor taste as I was able to look directly in her face.

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