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Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
4.4
6075 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renowned 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 623-4340

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robert Spaulding

  • Private party facilities

    From our Puget Sound style décor to our Pacific Northwest style hospitality we specialize in creating events that will surpass your every expectation. Let Elliott's help you create an occasion that is distinctively yours with gracious surroundings, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service. Our many unique settings are ideal not only for business lunches and dinners, parties and receptions, but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. With our location, property and partners, Elliott's can help you plan any event, large or small. From the intimate and unique Elliott Bay Private Dining Room, to our location on Pier 56, Elliott's can design an event sure to wow and impress your guests, customers or attendees. Our culinary team, one of the most innovative in Seattle, can craft and design a menu to fit every occasion and our guest services and event representatives will take the pressure off of you for the event planning and details.

  • Private party contact

    Corinne Griffiths: (206) 623-4340

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Cross street

    Alaskan Way & University Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday evening.

  • Public transit

    Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I at<br />Alaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)<br />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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,075 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Seafood

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  1. AF

    AdaF

    Vancouver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was phenomenal!
  2. D

    Derrell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a great first time experience at Elliot oyster house for my fiancés bday and she enjoyed herself as well. Our waiter was named Jacob and he gave us outstanding service, he deserves a raise. I will be back soon.
  3. L

    Lorenzo

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Rich our server was awesome!
  4. N

    Notworthit

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst meal I’ve ever had in Seattle! They say they’re the best seafood restaurant in America - I’m not even sure what that means. Food was so subpar and overpriced. Everyone we told we went there said it’s a ripoff. And we were forced to pay a 20% gratuity for 2 people. Presentation of food could have been done better by a 2 year old. Flavours were basic and bland. Nothing that would warrant the prices we paid. Please save your money! Even our Uber driver said we’d have had a better meal at Ivars! I’d get a better meal at a fast food restaurant than I did wasting almost $300 on a ribeye, 2 drinks and 2 appetizers. Yup - that’s how much it was (we shared the ribeye thinking it was going to be huge - nope)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My family visited the restaurant for a birthday dinner The birthday person asks for a sangria to drink but was told the restaurant didn’t make that drink. Then my other guests asked for a Pinot Grigio wine but was told you don’t have that wine.. the birthday guest wanted oysters Rockefeller but that item was no longer available . At the end of the night my family and I ended up settling for the items that were offered to us. For the almost $500 price we paid the food was mediocre. My salmon I had was mostly dry. Needless to say we will not be back.
  6. FF

    FallenFromItsThrone

    New England

    72 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Was suggested to go here. It was fair. Not bad. Fair. BUT I’m hat 20% tip for the restaurant…. That’s BS. I demanded it come off. If I lived here, I would never come back for that reason only. My server Jason was FABULOUS!!! He saved the experience.
  7. AG

    AnaG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These were the best crab and oysters (including phenomenal fried ones) we had ever had. Our waiter was truly outstanding: helpful, jovial, and knowledgeable; overall truly remarkable. We hope to be back!
  8. S

    Serena

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very tasty dishes. Crab crusted halibut with corn is $51.00 and pricey for what it is. Oysters are very fresh. Recommend the clams as well.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome and catered to our needs and children.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We made reservations weeks ago as we were coming from Vancouver island. The waiter was very blunt. We tried to order 6 different dishes as we kept being told they were out of each dish when we went to order, only to be told they were out of all 6 dishes we were interested in without even an apology. We were unable to order the dishes we wanted and the waiter didn’t apologize or even offer us a discount of some sort or a free desert for the dissappointing dinner.
  11. r

    richa

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went there for New Years dinner with family. While full to capacity, service was good and food was excellent, and good value.
  12. R

    Rocko

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Beware of 20% Service Fee that the ownership charges. This is not fully shared with the staff, the waiters still rely on tips to make a living. Restaurant is overpriced to start with. Much better quality food available in Seattle for the same price or less. Service Fee is just a grab by unscrupulous and unethical owners
  13. R

    Rich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. And the food was just as good.
  14. AM

    AmyM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Very slow service, very expensive restaurant for such slow service . Bar was very slow to have a drink ready as well.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    It’s a tourist trap restaurant, but we really expected more based on the reviews. The food was marginal. Scallops were rubbery, risotto was gummy. Fish and chips was below average. Best thing we had was the poke small plate. It turns out that the restaurant adds a 20% service fee to your bill and unlike other restaurants, that 20% goes to the restaurant, not the servers! They claim the servers are paid a percentage of their gross sales, but didn’t say how much. When we were presented our bill our server said “tips aren’t expected but appreciated” which put me in an ambiguous position. I could have walked without adding gratuity, but didn’t want to penalize the server because the service was good. All in all, a unsatisfying dinner for the price.
  16. GS

    GenS

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, nice view. What more to ask? Highly recommended.
  17. m

    mariam

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the view and service. Very professional. Good food and fresh seafood.
  18. PC

    PatoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food, service and ambience. Be sure to ask for a window seat upon making your reservation.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome experience, and SO kid friendly!
  20. SB

    ShellyB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I truly love this restuarant and location. We visited the day after Christmas so I can imagine the staff was tired and ready for a break. The service was slow but overall a nice time. I highly recommend this restuarant.
  21. ND

    NicoletteD

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So disappointing and so boring. Service was poor and dull. Restaurant was dated, bland and looks like it is not maintained. Now the food. Again dissapointing. Salmon fritters were dry and was hard to find the salmon. Fish tacos barely had any fish on it. Parsley so wilted it looked like it was from a boarding school lunch room. Nashville hot fish sandwich sounded great but again, was small, and dull. Don't bother going. Not what they used to be.
  22. JS

    JeanSeL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Great location, food was ok but nothing extraordinary and definitely overpriced. Service was decent however it seemed like a slow night and the staff started cleaning up the floor right beside us. Not the greatest experience unfortunately!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday dinner and it was spectacular! Food, service, everything. We enjoyed ourselves very much.
  24. F

    Fuzzy

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent, but the prices are high. Also, be forewarned - the restaurant charges a 20% "Service Charge" that is not inclusive of the tip.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect after a flight! If you’re a seafood lover and trying to go raw but uncertain of what your getting yourself into, look no further! The great staff here is well knowledgeable and more than willing to drop some knowledge to better educate you on the different taste of the sea. I always try oysters but never knew the differences etc. Eating here not only taught me more about culinary but also got me a new favorite spot to stop by whenever I’m in Seattle.
  26. MN

    MikeN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    They charge for bread. I repeat they charge for bread. Received cold soup, plastic piece in the crab cake, salmon was way undercooked. About 6 people inside. Other than the cool waterfront touristy location, go somewhere else.
  27. M

    Minnams

    San Francisco

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We made a reservation for 4 people and when the restaurant called to confirm, they said they only had a reservation for 2, even though our Open Table confirmation was clear. They also texted us a full 1/2 hr before our reservation time to tell us that our table was ready and we needed to let them know if we were on our way, and when we hustled there early, the restaurant was empty, so not sure why they were badgering us early to get seated? The food was decent, the fish and chips were especially good, and my husband had the clam chowder, which he said was too salty.
  28. A

    Anon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sub par food for the high price. Atlantic salmon special was drowned in a saucy mixture of mushrooms and veggies. Blackened fish plate was dry and super spicy even for blackened fish. Crab cakes were phenomenal and so was the sourdough bread. Panacotta dessert was awful. Scallop skewer was bland, overpriced and had only one decent sized scallop. The rest were tiny. Oysters were good but $8 a pair. Beware the automatic 20% service charge.
  29. OG

    OmarG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, location, drinks and ambiance were all stellar!!
  30. RT

    ReedT

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, duh!?!
  31. EK

    EllyK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing selection of fresh oysters, grilled scallops were delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Our night began by waiting 35 min for our cocktail (bourbon on the rocks) and then another 10 minutes for our appetizer. A request of salad dressing on the side did not happen, but the waitress did not check until after I was almost finished. Our dinners arrived when we were only about half way through our soup/ salad. The waitress did take my dinner back to the kitchen to keep it warm, but the halibut was dry by the time she returned it. We were offered a free dessert for compensation. For a restaurant that was highly rated, we were very disappointed in the food and service.
  33. KP

    KatyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seattle staple located on the pier. Staff are professional and the food was excellent. Highly recommend making reservations!
  34. B

    Brian

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for the first time on 12/13/2022 due to a recommendation from several friends and to celebrate getting high grades after a relatively long semester. The server we had was fantastic and timed our food perfectly and had excellent suggestions. We had the oysters, clams, and had an order of the sturgeon and rockfish. They were all delicious but the best part was the sturgeon, which went really well with the peppercorn sauce. Definitely plan to go back again. Everything is on point from the service, food, to the location.
  35. J

    Jedi

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I think with most places there are staffing issues. Table service was a little scarce and we had to ask for drinks, drink refills and no one came to refill our water. Clearing plates to a while and we had to ask for dessert menus. We just had to ask for everything and just wanted a little higher service. Oysters came without silverware. In the summer time I am sure this place is great but there are other places for seafood in the Seattle area I would recommend. This used to be our go to place for oysters.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hate oysters. But I would die for Elliott’s. I’m from Alaska, and this is the best Halibut I’ve had. Best crab cakes too.
  37. E

    Einna

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our wedding anniversary, appreciate the card from the staff. Our server was superb!
  38. SK

    SteveK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Kevin and Chris. Lunch then back next day for dinner. Superior food and wonderful ambiance.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The staff was pretentious, oysters were amazing but the fish was so so
  40. v

    veecee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Waiter brought a wine I didn't order. Also brought it out 15 minutes after it was ordered. Waiter brought food I didn't order (and was defensive about the mistake -- tried to argue that it was an OK substitution for something that had run out). The "alaskan cod" fish & chips dish was overcooked. Overall terrible experience -- never going back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Elliott's Oyster House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 623-4340.

Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.4 stars by 6075 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Elliott's Oyster House

1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alaskan Way &amp; University Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday evening.

  • Public transit

    Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I atAlaskan 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Spaulding

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 623-4340

  • Private party facilities

    From our Puget Sound style décor to our Pacific Northwest style hospitality we specialize in creating events that will surpass your every expectation. Let Elliott's help you create an occasion that is distinctively yours with gracious surroundings, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service. Our many unique settings are ideal not only for business lunches and dinners, parties and receptions, but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. With our location, property and partners, Elliott's can help you plan any event, large or small. From the intimate and unique Elliott Bay Private Dining Room, to our location on Pier 56, Elliott's can design an event sure to wow and impress your guests, customers or attendees. Our culinary team, one of the most innovative in Seattle, can craft and design a menu to fit every occasion and our guest services and event representatives will take the pressure off of you for the event planning and details.

  • Private party contact

    Corinne Griffiths: (206) 623-4340

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