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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.
Seattle, WA 98101
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.
Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.
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)
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
We had booked a reservation a few days in advance. Even though it was extremely busy when we walked in, we were seated at our table within minutes. Great server, not too rushed. Made great recommendations on the fresh oysters. Meal was fantastic. We come to Seattle once a year and try to make Elliott's one of our stops when here. Never a disappointment.
We live in Seattle, so we're not the normal tourists that Elliot's gets due to their spectacular location on the waterfront. It just doesn't seem to matter to the hosts and waiters - they treat everyone with respect and pay attention to you as if you are a regular that they see several times a year. On to the food and beverage. First, we have an oyster Jones and they always have a fantastic selection. They have an amazingly diverse list of wines available by the glass (THANK YOU!) that aren't just chardonnay three ways. All of their seafood is fresh, perfectly cooked, and plated nicely. Their seafood rissoto's are to die for. The only think I think they could improve on is to offer more than just garlic mashed potatoes or fries as the carb side. The potatoes are meh. How about pilaf? Or basic risotto? That's all for the suggestions. We love this place!
This will probably be our last visit to Elliott's. The service was mediocre at best and the food only average. My king salmon was good in taste and quantity and the others in my party had the Dungeness crab which was ok. I would characterize our experience as below average for the high price. I expect more at this price point and will stick to the exceptional food and service at Cutters Crabhouse.
Generally, I️ have always enjoyed Elliott’s but not so much today. The oysters were good but the rest was subpar. The Crab & Shrimp sandwich had literally no crab or shrimp on it. The bread was awful and doughy. The server said, “I️ do not like to discuss complaints...’ but after awhile he did refund on lunch but not both. The chowder had no clams. Lots of potatoes though. Disappointed, always pleased in the past, likely my last visit to old Elliott’s.
The beautiful view goes without saying--I love watching the ferries come and go. Oysters are some of the best I've had. The soups are very good. The main dishes are a bit pricey, but worth it. Though I usually just get oysters and an appetizer or a soup. Creative wine list. My one complaint is that they charge for bread, and the bread portion is way too much for a single diner (which I often am). But that does not keep me from coming back--one of my go-to restaurants when I am in Seattle.
We went for Seattle Restaurant week and we're not disappointed! Salmon Oscar was perfectly prepared, especially the asparagus, Creme' brûlée was generous and scrumptious. Our server, Tom, was personable yet not intrusive to our conversation. Excellent in every way!
Obviously Elliot's is a great location. But the service was very underwhelming and disorganized. it look way too long to be served and to be followed up on. And then things forgotten... wasn't overly impressed at all. I live locally and love to bring guests to this area...Elliott's probably won't be at the top of list to go to. Sorry to say.
We had a fantastic dinner experience at Elliott's! Starting with the oysters, our server selected a dozen for us to try. Then on to the grilled seafood salad (amazing) and ending with King Crab legs. The service was excellent (just what you'd expect for this price point). The next time we're in Seattle we'll definitely be back.
The view is great and the food is good. Yet the service was pretty bad. We had to wait for 15 mins before the assigned waiter came. Other waiters simply refused to serve us as they were not responsible for us. After we finished the appetizer, we waited for another 20 mins to get the fish tacos to be brought to us. And another 15mins before another waiter helped us to check.. I bet we won't return again.
We came to dine at Elliott's after many people had recommended them and we were not disappointed. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations and selections on oysters. Our crab was wonderful as well as were our drinks. We opted to share the pumpkin spice latte ice cream and it was amazing! We highly recommend Elliott's!
After making a reservation several days in advance and asking for a window table we were put in the worst booth in the restaurant. It was next to the restroom entrance and on the path used by servers to reach seating in the back of the house. I had to duck my head several times to avoid being hit by passing trays.
When we were seated we noticed two vacant window tables both of which were soon filled by twosomes. Obviously, the receptionist decided to ignore our request in favor of others who arrived later than we did. She was unusually terse and unwelcoming when we arrived - for what reason I have no idea. We were dressed for a night on the town - a nice blazer for me and a fashionable jacket on my wife. I'll admit we're old but we don't deserve that kind of treatment.
We have dined at Elliott's for years and, in the past, have always been pleased with our service and food. We will not return.
I will say, however, that our server, Mike, was apologetic regarding our seating situation and was very solicitous during the entire evening.
This is where I go for special occasions when I’m in Seattle. Best oysters I have ever had (and I’ve had them all over the country), and the widest variety. Very good bar selection, with creative cocktails. Fantastic, personal service from knowledgable staff. the food is always excellent, across the entire menu: seafood, steaks, salads, sides, desserts.
Our food was delicious. The atmosphere was very nice. Our group felt very rushed by our waiter. He had to be reminded to bring our order of bread and seemed annoyed that we had ordered it. We arrived early for our reservations and were seated immediately, so there should not have been a problem with time.
The food was great, the service fantastic. They didn't make a great long island icetea, so they ate the cost, unlike a certain restaurant we went to recently that basically said, well you ordered it. The Cioppino could have used a little more spice, but all in all, a wonderful time.
The only thing I could recommend about Elliots is the oysters. They were very good and the selection they gave us was a great combination. While the King Crab and Snow Crab entrees were good, the sides (mashed potatoes particularly) were not. A salmon entree with risotto was just bad. Unacceptable in this part of the country. They charge for bread and butter, so you are expecting something quite special. It's not. Just a typical loaf you would expect at a place like this. Service was spotty. I think the rest of the tables our server was working were in a different part of the restaurant.
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