Elliott's Oyster House

4.5
4098 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

there were screaming children in the restuarant and we asked for a rose or flower to be on the table since it was our anniversary. we were told the task could be completed, but it wasnt. it was on the top 10 most romantic restaurants and was definitely not... very dissatisfied

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DS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to EOH last week twice during my stau in Seattle. Fabulous. I went for salmon, great salmon, and got much more. Gteat waitstaff. Loved the available wines, unusual, such as a 2014 Alsatian Pinot Blanc that was just outstanding. Great raw oysters, great salmon. Incredible experiences, both times.

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d
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing. The food is okay.... nothing knocked me off of my feet but it was a good overall experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Well it is Seattle so good luck fighting the all the homeless drug users to park. Seriously the homeless don't bother me much but seeing multiple people shooting up and snorting whatever right on the sidewalks is a bit much. Ok so you walk in and the place looks nice enough, right on the water if you sit towards the back. My problem is the pricing. If I am going to pay top dollar (42 dollar soup!) I want that soup to come with the whole experience of fine dining and that is not what you are getting. The only thing that saved our night was our waiter Mike D, super nice lots of great input and always looking out. Pricing..everyone knows "market pricing" is always on the high side but 80 bucks for 2 crab lags and gross crunchy mashed potatoes is a bit much. Fried oyster appetizer 16 dollars consisted of 4 fried oysters the size of a tea spoon. Drinks 16-28 dollars, now I will pay for a good drink but these are not even that quality. My salmon plate was confused as to which country it belonged in. I had the coconut crushed ling cod which the 4oz portion of that was good, the 20oz of "jasmine rice" that tasted like ginger shavings laid on top of a puree of spicy as hell Indian curry was a bit much. Our table was to small to fit our plates on without having to offset them, we were a early dinner and the place was empty but still sat us away from windows, when we first sat down I had to flag down a server because they hadn't come by even for water after 15 mins, every male waiter had a man bun and the attitude to go with it. The host had such a low cut top on i could see her belly button, all these things I am ok with, when I am at a bar or not paying 350.00 for two dinners and drinks. In my opinion it is better to somewhere else for half the cost and a better dining experience.

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have eaten here a number of times in the past. So we were disappointed this time when the food and the service seemed mediocre.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was not that great but the oysters were delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Tourist trap, over priced, very mediocre food at best. Oysters were good but everywhere has great oysters in Seattle. Taylor’s was exponentially better. Our service and the location were the only enjoyable parts of the experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We were really looking forward to dinner. Service was excellent. Polite, punctual, informative and helpful. But the food was, sadly, far lower quality than expected. I had lobster (bland), wife had scallops (green sauce had a very unpleasant taste), and the crab cakes were mostly breading. Literally - not one item was up to standard.

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d
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything's always fantastic at Elliot's. The amazing thing is that many, or most Seattleites don't think of going here; I guess they think it's a tourist place. Well, they are missing out. Elliot's has the best oyster selection in the city, hands down. All of their seafood appetizers and entree's are beautifully prepared and presented. Last night, our waiter Enrique took such great care of us and was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the menu. We'll be back!

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GL
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great oysters, great service. Not inexpensive, but a fun splurge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow and it didn’t feel like it was worth what we paid for.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The host staff wasn’t that friendly and pretty disorganized but aside from that experience everything was lovely. We had a drink at the bar first and the bartender was attentive and friendly despite how busy it was. Cannot say enough about our server. He was an absolute delight. The food was amazing and the view was beautiful.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday, for a surprise we took her to Seattle. She said that seafood was what she would like for dinner. Elliott’s was recommended by our friends and they were spot on with what turned out to be a great restaurant. Our service was excellent, the food was great and the views of the waterfront were spectacular.

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f
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is always consistent. Staff was attentive and friendly. Server was especially friendly, knowledgeable, and professional

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas eve dinner at Elliots. The oystered offered were varied and delicious.
Our server did a great job on a busy evening with an early closing time. Our meals were all well prepared and delicious, although my cioppino was a bit dried out, perhaps it spent too much time under a warmer.

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RC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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M
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters are amazing!!!! I could have several dozens!
Our waiter was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Our desserts were on the house because they were slow to bring them to us.
Nice place and thought staff!

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K
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was wonderful, service (our particular server) could’ve used some finishing school!

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NK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood selection and great wines to pair with it!

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome and authentic local seafood on the waterfront. We feasted pre-game and then stumbled to CenturyLink for a Seahawks game. A new favorite!

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TP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST Oysters!! Menu is amazing, great food and excellent service. Drink menu is good with lots of options. We go often and will always go.

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TT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Seattle for first time at Christmas, incredible view, very good food, 12 or more kinds of fresh oysters on the shell and wait staff not in a hurry to move you out of the tables

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M
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Got my main coarse before my appetizer food was not good at all

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MK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters were superb! Spice crab soup is delicious.

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DG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Used to be our favourite restaurant and would go every time in Seattle (4 to 5) times a year. Notice in last while going downhill. Service is still top of the line. Had oysters Rockefeller, scallops and scampi and they were all overdone and as a result rubbery. My wife’s meal of rock fish however was good

As lots of great restaurants in Seattle will branch out and start visiting new places

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved how helpful our waitress was! We had never had oysters before, and she was so knowledgeable & offered great suggestions! Every course we had was delicious! We would defiantly come back!

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G
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are fans of Elliott’s and have been for years. The oysters are top notch as always - a must for any visitor!

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d
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. It was OK. It is quite a traditional place, with standard offering. I found the food to be quote rich and complicated. "There was a lot happening in my plate". The ambiance is cute though and the service was nice. Probably a good restaurant for large families or group of friends.

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MD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fabulous oysters and perfect service. Highly recommend.

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JL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and wonderful fresh oysters and fish. 👍🏻

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both amazing. Our server Andy was extremely knowledgeable and guided us through the huge oyster collection. You haven’t really had king crab until you tried in the Pacific Northwest. Even the dessert and drink were top notch

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DE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Visiting Seattle from Canada.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and excellent food.

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NC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I feel like the overall quality of Elliott's has gone down. The oysters are still delicious and the service is great, but the rest of the food was average at best. We had a seafood salad, crab cakes, crab and artichoke dip, and clam chowder, and were not wow-ed by anything. For the price, I was disappointed.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go to Elliot’s when I’m in Seattle. The food, service and atmosphere are impeccable.

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NR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy oysters . We had a wonderful time watching the sunset from the bar area. The service was really nice and they gave great instructions on how to eat oysters, for first timers.

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KN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Server was extremely ride and unprofessional. We were regulars for this location, but will no longer be. She was pushy, talked over us and attempted to take our food before we were finished.

There are plenty of locations in Seattle for quality service and seafood - this is no longer one of them.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

So disappointed. I ordered the Ciopinno, the broth was blah and I couldn’t eat the muscles (half weren’t even open and the ones that were open tasted awful. The crab had no flavor. And my sisters salmon was burnt. She had to order another dinner. Will never go back.

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HK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server she was wonderful!

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CS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a birthday dinner, my wife and i both had the Crab Crusted Salmon, definitely frozen salmon that tasted awful. Too expensive for that poor of quality.

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