Elliott's Oyster House

4.5
5593 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5593 people are saying
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SusanCC
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was attentive, nice, knowledgeable and provided excellent guidance regarding food choices (especially oyster types). Our food was delicious! Our only criticism would be that my daughter and I ordered exactly the same thing and hers was really oily. Mine was perfect, though! Other than that, it was a wonderful culinary and dining experience and I'd highly recommend Elliot's to anyone visiting Seattle!

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vipJealex
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, very fresh oysters.

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TimCa
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Not crowded. Easy walk to the Seahawks game

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TracyP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to go. We went before the Seahawks game & had the best food. Filled with Seahawk fans the staff was fast & friendly. Great place to go when in Seattle. The best oysters around

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Bigtymer504
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!

Great Food!!

Amazing Service!!

New Orleans worthy drinks⚜💯

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bethp
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

A tourist trap. The food wasn’t great and they charge a 20% service fee (doesn’t include the tip)that they didn’t tell us about until the check came. I felt bad for the server because she had to tell us about the service charge, and then tell us that it isn’t her tip! We had a $150 bill then the $30 service fee then a $30 tip, I would have ordered less if I had known about the service fee. Just weird.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, great views. We have been going to Elliotts for over 25 years and have never been disappointed. One of the top seafood restaurants in the city. They specialize in fresh oysters and the dozen Kumamoto we had were perfect.

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NadiaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was very bland and overpriced.. only tasty item was the mussels

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Deborah
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elliott’s Oyster House was pretty packed when we arrived. And thanks to Open Table we were able to get in under 15 minutes. (Thank you - Open Table) we ordered a flight of oysters, crab cakes, and shrimp cocktail. Delicious - we could not decide what to order next but with some help from our fantastic Waitress-Summer we ordered Fresh Washington Salmon and a bowl of hot chowder.

Drinks were absolutely delicious and we were decidedly stuffed and happy with our decision to dine on the waterfront.

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MichaelW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to take out of towners who don't get a lot of variety in their seafood.

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BillD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JeanLouise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. I am on a strict diet and the staff out did themselves! Thank you for a wonderful anniversary brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was amazing they had a hand written card on the table for my partners birthday and gave a complimentary dessert outside of everything else being incredible. our first time in seattle and we will definitely be back!

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ANDREWF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tom went above and beyond to ensure a positive dining experience.
Will definitely recommend Elliott's to others!!

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vipCathyT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The food and service were great. My issue is with the 20% service fee to provide a better wage to the staff. They say it's not a tip, but a fee to give the staff better pay does the same thing as a tip. They shouldn't try to justify it by saying it isn't a tip, because it is. I left a tip, but certainly not as much as I would have since they already got 20%.

I'll recommend Elliott's to others, but I'll warn them about the 20% service charge.

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Jerr
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was good, loved the atmosphere as well but one thing kinda of ruined our dinner at the end.
our waiter came up to us and said the 20% of tip is already included and the company takes the half of it, any tips extra on top of that will go towards him.

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JenniferP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress was nice but not very personable. Very nice touch of them putting a card on the table for our anniversary.
Only thing I did not like was the service fee. No other restaurant we went to in Seattle had that.

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Lyvi
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! We loved the fresh oysters. Service was good and food was tasty. Do wish they weren't out of the dungeness crab when we went however.

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ChristopherH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elliott's never fails to impress, water views and fresh seafood. Stellar service.

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DeniseK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

If you're looking for a place on the water with good service but aren't looking for top notch food, Elliott's is the place to go. We had a booth with a great view. Service was excellent. Food isn't bad; just nothing special

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KristieT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delish!! Scallop risotto and seafood/pasta/pesto. Oysters recommend by waiter were exactly what we wanted. Potato bread was a big portion but good. Hard in the outside, soft on the in. The whipped butter was terrible. Everyone was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Elliot’s has been a favorite for our family for a long time. We live close-by & despite the touristy area-it was a gem for us to enjoy seafood. We make a trip with family that visits from Philadelphia each year & this won’t happen again

Our kids were home from college & asked that we go here. The service was slow but good (our waiter kept us informed) Oysters and drinks were excellent. The overall meal was disappointing. I had crab cakes that were mealy, greasy with not much crab & red pepper sauce, it was served up with greasy pile of brown, unidentifiable vegetables that looked like they’d been in the pan for days. Another diner had scallops that were ok-same red pepper sauce. Other two had dungeness crab which they both liked.
AFTER we ate, our waiter gave us the bill & told us “there is a 20% charge that all goes to the company, but I do receive any tip given” I felt so bad for him having to say this-as it was awkward. Yes, I left him a tip & hope he can find a better job.
This communicated Elliot’s doesn’t care about their employees or their customers. It’s not unusual for restaurants to add this charge-but having 100% go to the company is absurd. This was not written on the menu or relayed when making initial reservation. Instead servers are tasked to tell you when the bill comes & have to ask for a tip?!?!. (There was an option to tell the restaurant you didn’t want to pay the charge-but I was disgusted at that point and just wanted to leave) This is poor practice and we’ll definitely find a new favorite place to get our oyster fix.

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JodyR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal and a bottle of wine. Tried a flight of oyster and enjoyed the variations.

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ANDREWW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. I didn't expect the 20% tax in addition to our tip at the end. It was so worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a wonderful experience that I will be back today for an early dinner. My server—I wish I remembered her name—was amazing! She was really helpful with the selection of oysters and all of them were delicious. I also had the fish and chips and they were spectacular!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We requested patio dining yet we got there patio was closed 'due to weather'. It was a beautiful sunny, dry autumn day. Arden was an awesome server. Desserts were on the house. There was a greeting card for our birthday celebrant. Then after paying our bill we felt rushed to leave when another staff came to say they were closing the emergency door (Arden opened it to compromise our need for good air flow between indoor and outdoor air) bcuz other patrons requested it closed. 2 of my dining party were still in the restroom. Thanks just the same specially to Arden.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

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Emmm
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. We asked to sit by the windows and they graciously accommodated us. The beer that they recommended was exactly the taste we were looking for. The only complaint I have is the size of the oysters. They were pretty small and I wish they had a 10 sample set deal.

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vipEatfirst
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service from Mark L. Wonderful chowder, salads and the fried oyster entree. Also really enjoyed the blackened crispy rockfish. Biggest oysters we've ever had! We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. There is an automatic gratuity, so you can tip extra if you want. The halibut and cavatappi were delicious. Reservations needed.

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RichardG
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably our 4th visit and I think there were more varieties of oysters than ever before-maybe 12! Absolutely delicious! Great service, love the ambiance and simply, hands down great

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from top to bottom even though I thought it was going to be a generic tourist trap

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ChearelleD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands and I first time trying this place and it was magnificent! Our server was very knowledgeable and patient! It was the best bday dinner ever for my husband!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. One of them best entrees I have eaten in my life.

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Cookie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bread and butter. Wonderful selection of oysters. Prompt and knowledgeable waitstaff.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Showed up early to our reservation but was seated quickly and right away. Waiter was very nice and got us everything we ordered. Overall a nice dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Friendly, extremely knowledgeable and delivered great service. The food was very good with good size portions. The oysters were amazing.

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GretchenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great experience from start to finish! Food and drinks were amazing and our server Tom was excellent. He made great suggestions and was very friendly!! Would definitely recommend to everyone

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sammy23
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced food to being with. Then item we didn't order added to our bill. Then surprised by a 20% surcharge on top of the tip.

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Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.5 stars by 5593 OpenTable diners.

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