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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.

1201 Alaskan Way
Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 623-4340

Website:
http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.


Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.

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)

Executive Chef:
Robert Spaulding

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (140)
Scenic View (114)
Local Ingredients (81)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
Good for a Date (69)
Special Occasion (63)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Casual (49)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Fun (45)
Romantic (42)
Business Meals (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Authentic (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Hot Spot (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
People Watching (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Seasonal (16)
Healthy (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Great Beer (14)
Kid-friendly (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Better price value than Aqua. Oysters are fantastic

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food; perfectly cooked, wonderful wine. Excellent service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Was a very quiet, nice dinner.
We enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Always delicious and willing to accommodate my food plan!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Waited over 20 minutes to get our seat even with a reservation. Service was horribly slow and inattentive. Food was average.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Just make sure the food is clean.
Because I just order some osyters and after I finish them, I see there is a worm inside the shell

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ambiance was reduced by event blocking view with tables and plastics sheeting

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Waitor was not available for lengthy time - which is challenging in this restaurant’s case, as we had to wait longer period of time than the actual eating time of oysters.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Inattentive service and unspectacular food. Add in a sterile setting - surprising for a restaurant on a pier - and you have a classic one star experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food - our server Marissa was BEYOND amazing. Personable, friendly, helpful - everything you would want in a server. Wonderful night out with friends

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful hostess and the wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. It’s located on the water with breathtaking views. The oysters were delicious - both raw and pan fried. Make a reservation!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience overall. Food was great. Service was excellent. Would definitely come back again

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great location! Good view!! Waiter was so awesome!! Will be back next time in Seattle!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've been to Elliott's before and still loved it!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

There was a clamshell piece in my chowder I bit down and thankfully didn’t break a tooth. We had a reservation and still waited 15 minutes. Waiter wasn’t good and didn’t care when I told him about the shell. Would not go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Had a great dinner here for restaurant week but have been before and always enjoyed it. Had great service, so friendly and provided great recommendations! Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Romantic, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was good, salmon was dry, noise was louder than expected

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Loved Elliot’s! The oysters were super fresh. A bit noisy, but we could hear each other, so good for a business meal. All our food was great, and the waitress was very nice and helpful. Would come here often if I didn’t live 250 miles away!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was even better. We went for lunch on our anniversary. Our server was responsive and very helpful. They even remade my wife's dish to accommodate a dietary issue, without any attitude or trouble.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing experience. Cozy restaurant. Great food, reasonable priced for what it is. Professional servers. Highly recommend!! Also THE BEST chowder I’ve ever ever had.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, not too casual. Service could have been a little better though!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food as always. Service was congenial and attentive. New bartender may need some time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. The oysters and all their seafood is fresh and delicious. Nice selection of cocktails, too!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Delicious food. All three dishes I had on the restaurant week menu were fantastic and unique. Like many touristy seafood restaurants, this one is massively overpriced. I would definitely go for happy hour though, as I hear the oysters are great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went here for restaurant week and had an amazing experience!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service, and great food. We went as part of Seattle Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. Staff was friendly and attentive and the restaurant menu options were great. Delicious food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely amazing. Our server was so wonderful. We had the best time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Did not feel they even cared if we were there. Celebration tower not worth the price.

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