Elliott's Oyster House

4.5
4941 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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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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
28 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!

VB
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

JP
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time

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GVazquez
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical experience. Spending time with an amazing human & the high quality combination of great food, service & ambiance makes for a most memorable human experience.

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EliB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Food was wonderful as usual. The service was friendly, if a little clumsy. Dirty dishes were not removed before the next course was being served, faux pas, especially during Corona!!! Empty glasses were not removed nor was water ever offered a second time.

Patrons should be warned that the restaurant is cold as the doors were kept open (I know: Corona).

We were happy to see Elliott‘s being busy.

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vipdiner
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done including all the pandemic precautions.....lots of attention to sanitization details, etc.

As usual, great food, first class presentation and prompt, attentive service

We've been there before. We'll be back.

CN
vipCorbettN
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price (for Seattle). Staff was nice and engaging.

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SeanM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, as always. Pretty awesome sunset. Our waiter was “Tom”- super efficient, cordial, and helpful with suggestions. Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was beyond excellent the king salmon was very good but the lack of sides offered were not good at all and the 20% service charge was not very good business

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Tho54
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Plenty of space between tables. A bit chilly even eating indoors but we had coats.

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rich
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not all that impressive for the price. At the end, they add an automatic 20% service charge that goes to the restaurant - not your server. The valet never showed up to park our car and the service was not all that friendly.

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RubenE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly, I only walked in because Ivar's was closed.

HOWEVER, I'm glad I did. The crab was great.

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NancyB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great selection of fresh oysters, a nice reasonably priced menu, several interesting cocktails, in a pretty room. They've installed plexiglass between tables, are spacing everyone out, cleaning everything all the time - in short, really trying to stay open while keeping safe.

Also, they say that they offer full benefits and allow their staff to call in sick with no loss of benefits, which to me is extremely important.

All around, a lovely evening.

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vipHozelovr
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

No oysters Rockafeller at an oyster restaurant? The waiter was great until the end of the meal...he disappeared and it took him a half-hour to finally clear our plates.

The food was good, but not memorable.

20% service charge, but the waiter said they only get half of that, so I need to tip more?

Won't be going back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. We cleaned up our own table and pushed all the plates to the edge and still waiting for them to pick them up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absoeluly wonderful. Amazing food. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for our whole family!!

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vipBenjaminT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very informative. Come to find out that owner collects the tip and yet the workers took a pay cut. Really sorry to hear that because of the pandemic and we are all suffering!!

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DanH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was outstanding and the wine was very good.

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KristinK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great oysters

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StefanieB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible and I will never go bcak I didn’t like it there at all

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CliftonC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the quality of seafood at Elliott's and the service is always great!

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate our Dad's birthday and it was his first time dining out since COVID. The experience was more than we could have hoped for and our server Kelly was thorough, helpful, and an absolute delight. We were grateful for a safe and splendid dining experience. Many thanks to everyone for the incredible service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was not that great at all considering they are a restaurant on the water.

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vipLauraM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Tasty food, but be aware that they add 20% on for Covid/service fees. We had scallops and crab cakes which were delicious but the service could have been better. Overall, an enjoyable spot for drinks, food, and to watch the sunset.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service is probably the best part. Our waiter, Andy was super friendly and gave a personal recommendation which did not disappoint. The food was pretty good. I went simple and ordered the burger, which was delicious but the fries were overdone. My boyfriend ordered oysters and calamari for appetizers, which were top notch.

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KellyeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was my friend’s birthday.

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AnaZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came to celebrate our wedding anniversary 2 days ago. Beautiful view, great service. Food was really good! Would love to come back next time we're in Seattle.

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Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.5 stars by 4941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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