Elliott's Oyster House

4.5
5588 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

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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KristieT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

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Emmm
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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ChearelleD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cookie
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JamesS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday there and they gave us free dessert and an adorable card! Great food and wonderful service which made our night even more special

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JulieH
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Shawn (female not sure of spelling) absolutely at the top of field Very nice and service over the top

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DanielleF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, highly recommend to anyone who enjoys seafood

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was awesome. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Oysters on the half shell were divine. Can't wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating, great views, and hands down amazing food!

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MikeB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and felt almost like the old days pre Covid. Thanks for a great night.

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CarolynR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Clam chowder, salad, delicious. Entrees- all 3 sent back, tasteless,cold, not as advertised.

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MikeW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and even better seafood choices! So much more than Oysters! Clam chowder is amazing, clams, mussels, and a really nice choice in Oysters from around the PNW.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Expensive but very tasty. Definitely some of the best clam chowder!

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vipBrie
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Had a wonderful time watching the sun go down! We were the odd ones who ordered steak but it was great! Would recommend the venue for anyone wanting a nice seafood dinner on the water.

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TomT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

No recognition of special occasion. Lack of knowledge about oysters by wait staff. Highly disappointed to have chosen this as a birthday meal.

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Mosaa
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meal was lovely. The oysters were top flight- fresh, vibrant and expertly shucked. The service was friendly and gracious. They split and beautifully plated the salad and entree we split.

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JohnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Our table was in the sun and could not get any shade. Not anyone’s fault just a fall afternoon when sun was brilliant and we were uncomfortable. But my Oysters were wonderful snd the server was knowledgeable about all varieties. I also had the Muscles that were some of the best I’ve ever had. Fish snd chips were very good snd cup of chowder was generous and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was incredible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. A bit pricey.

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TracyP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST place for oysters! So many great choices, and the menu will not disappoint. Service is always great.

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vipChristopheE
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal and excellent service. Will go again soon. Perfect for oysters.

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best seafood we’ve ever had (and we’ve been traveling up the whole west coast this summer)!!!

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MichelleQ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, beautiful view off the pier!

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Bubbles
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for husband’s birthday and they had birthday card from them on the table for him. Oysters and scallops were excellent. Our server Dohe had great recommendations and took good care of us.
Husband couldn’t decide between desserts so she brought both for him with a birthday candle.
Great birthday celebration. Thank you!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters were outstanding. Our waitress was knowledgeable of menu and so helpful. We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant.

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DevC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent experience here with the drinks, food, dessert and most importantly the service being outstanding. We loved the vibe and ambiance as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had fabulous service from Chris. He was terrific. The oysters were well curated and explained. Made it so fun!! However, the rock fish was too thin and the breading too thick. The sauce overwhelmed the entire thing. It was really disappointing. We also had the scallops which we were over cooked and the side was mushy. Elliots is our go-to when we go to Seattle. We think we will go to another place next time.

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Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.5 stars by 5588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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