Elliott's Oyster House

4.5
3782 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 623-4340
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Spaulding
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Cross street
Spring Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.


Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.
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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)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Reviews from verified diners
3,782 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
23%
Good
9%
Fair
3%
Poor
1%
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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P
Houston
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Not impressed with the service from the moment we walked up to the hostess to the waiter.

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PA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on deck in perfect weather. King crab legs were excellent. Halibut a little dry. Overall a good meal in a great setting. I would go back

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TL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great tourist fare.

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HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation but arrived early, no problem, we were seated at a waterfront table. Our server was very nice, the oysters delicious and the crab legs outstanding, the highlight of our dinner. Great location, attentive and friendly service, great seafood.

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G
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice finish to a day in Seattle.

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C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Great service.

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DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Tom, our waiter was attentive, professional-simply super.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience!

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BD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The host said we'd be seated quickly, but then take 15 minutes to do so. It took another 10 minutes for a server to come over, another 10 minutes for drinks to arrive, and the server was rude the entire night, trying to upsell, doing nothing to acknowledge my fiancee's birthday (even though we told her at the beginning), and was hard to find when needed. Food was mediocre considering the high quality seafood available in Seattle.

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SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Elliott’s was recommend by the Hyatt for Dungeness Crab. It is $64.00 there. I don’t care about the price if I can have good crab. In no way did they deliver. The crab was barley warm as was the butter and the crab was to my taste old. I have had crab in Alaska and that was what I expected. It was not good at all.
On an up note the Mushroom pastry from the Appitizer list was fabulous as was the wine.

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F
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had high expectations because this was recommended by a friend. We found the food to be over-priced. The oysters were not a good as I have had elsewhere. The mussels were good but the broth was overly sweet hiding the flavor of the shellfish

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TS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good seafood. Nice location and staff. Pricey both worth it.

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CC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just ok and very pricey. Oysters rock were very large , great cheese, minimal,spinach and spices, quite bland and only served warm, not hot. The alder plank salmon was too strong fish taste - grilled vegetables were good. White clam chowder was good, but not exceptional and again served warm, not hot. Wine by glass was good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Party of 6 - We all wished our beers were colder and our food hotter. Great oysters.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Ate outdoors. Our waiter was an amazing person.

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LN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Not what we expected for the price. Ordered the Ultimate and we were sorely disappointed by the quality and lack of flavor. Spicy crab chowder tasted out of the can. Service was pretty good but that was overshadowed by the food. Really bummed because this was our first time and we probably won’t be back.

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f
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For A little bit more money go to Elliott's for excellent food. Wait staff very knowledgeable on the menu including the wine. They have outside patio seating as well as inside and it's right on the pier.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh what a treat it was to visit Elliot's Oyster House!! One of my favorites in Seattle, I had the pleasure of dining there in the evening to celebrate a successful work trip. My server Chelsea was as sweet as could be, while still expertly juggling her many tables. I was unsure of what I wanted, but Chelsea walked me through the menu, first suggesting an appetizer of crab cakes and the special grilled peach and burratta. They were delicious! For my second course, Chelsea walked me through the many options of oysters available, helping me to choose three which all were interesting and delicious. I especially loved the champagne mignonette granita--what a treat! For my last course, I enjoyed grilled shrimp and a bourbon on the rocks. Just divine, really. The view was spectacular and I loved every minute of it. My only regret--not having room for dessert! I can't wait for my next trip to Elliot's!

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood and oysters, creative drinks, great view.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New employee lunch

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and crab legs!

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JS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason, our server was exceptional!! Halibut was fantastic!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Can’t beat the view and the food was fresh and delicious. We went twice on our short trip because the ambience and service and fresh selection of seafood was so good.

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T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our food took exceptionally long to get and didn’t find anything special for the price.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Our waiter was super knowledgeable and helped us east coasters choose some great west coast oysters and crabs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was astronomically priced, and it was not very good. Will not return.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate al fresco. The sunshine was strong but then subsided. Despite being outside the service was excellent. We ordered too much food but enjoyed every bite. Our favorite was the appetizer trio and the oysters of course.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, James was easy going and helped with the oyster recommendations for our taste. Had a surprise for the girlfriend that didn’t need to be communicated when I arrived. Calamari was good and the sauce had good flavor to complement it. Margarita was good, not too strong and not too light. The starburst non alcoholic drink was surprising in flavor. Definitely refreshing on the warm sunny Seattle day. Bread and butter was good as well. Nicely baked bread including the ones for their sandwiches. The dungeoness crab and shrimp melt was a good size and could barely finish half of it after everything else. We had 3 oysters each on top of everything as well. Great experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent Oysters!!!!! Delicious Crab!!!!! Great Service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Expensive but Great for a yearly visit.

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was visiting from Portland to see some friends and then set off for some Jazz, excellent way to begin our evening with drinks and great seafood/oysters. Fun night

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AE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Glad we made a reservation as it is always busy. Service was excellent. I ordered the scallops. They were very good, but not as temperature hot as I prefer. My husband had the cioppino, which is a favorite of his at Elliott's. While it was still very good, he found there not to be as much broth as usual and it was thinner in consistency. Also, the cioppino used to come with toasted bread and now it just comes with part of a sliced baguette. Overall a pleasant experience, but just slightly lacking in measuring up to our memories. We'll probably still come back though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny Chesney concert

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TF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Very bad service. Our waiter basically disappeared

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it !!! Thank you

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were skeptical given the size and touristy location, but the food was exquisite. We had halibut and rockfish. Both were imaginative and sophisticated in taste and beautiful in presentation. Pound cake for desert was perfect as well. Ask for a table outdoors for a lively view of the sound.

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G
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic. My wife loved the oysters and had the scallops for dinner. I had them blacken the halibut special and it was wonderful. Very tasty. We sat outside and everything was great! Loved the special evening.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The sauce for oyster was terrible and the big pasta noodle was like paper...

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C
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Outdoor seating is first come first serve. Hostesses could provide a better experience. Happy hour served only at bar. For four people, bill was approximately $200. Artichoke dip was good. Our server (whose name I can’t recall) was very personable & comical. She put a bib on my mother prior to meal & cleaned her hands afterward with her special technique using saltine crackers.

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, servers and food. Be sure to make a reservation. Freshest seafood in town.

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