Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
5308 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.
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Oyster options and the entrees were good too. Alcohol selection was limited but had good quality options.

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PATRICKM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the pan fried oysters and my wife ordered the dungeness crab cakes.
Both entrees were very delicious and tastefully presented.

BP
BrittanyP
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent high quality seafood and great service!

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Jenny
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved our son here from Minnesota. We wanted to take his girlfriend and him out for a nice dinner before we headed back home. Was a nice place, yummy food and great service. Will go back there again when we return to visit.

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Our waiter Mark, and he was well versed on all the activities available to travelers.

EG
ElizabethG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Seattle and decided to check it out. The food, atmosphere and service were all first class!!

JJ
JoJo
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Menu and food and view were great. Having a 20% service charge was an unwelcome surprise. With an additional 20% gratuity for our server, it was more costly than expected.

SG
ShopGirl1597
Houston
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I give Elliot’s four stars only because the Wagyu burger was not properly cooked as asked but my husband loved the oysters and the Tequila Lime Mussels were DIVINE! A must but get a reservation! No walk in right now!

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DanielleG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the view was beautiful, and the service was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The oysters are amazing here but the prices are too much. One variety was listed at 3.75 but was charged 4.00 on the receipt. Not a big deal except they charge a 20% service charge to pay higher wages to their employees and this charge is taxed. So you have to decide if you are going to tip on top of that. Makes it extremely expensive to eat there. Not all places in the area charge this fee. They have two fried oyster choices, a starter and an entree. I asked how many oysters were on the entree and was told 10 but only had 7 on my plate. Little things they do to save a buck if you are not paying attention. Won’t eat there again.

LH
LeeH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not very good............................

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food is over priced for quality. Service was extremely below average. Restaurant charges 20% “service charge” that states the restaurant will keep in entirety and then expects customers to tip wait staff on top of that. Ridiculous to expect customers to pay 40% of their bill. Would not recommend or return.

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viprgs11
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Really good food (oysters). Service was very good.

KM
KevinM
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 dozen oysters, 2 of each kind offered. Exactly what we wanted. A side of bread and butter for the 2 of us. Along with a cider and beer. Finished sharing a key lime cheesecake.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little more upscale but still feel comfortable in casual dress, the seafood was fresh and service was prompt. Watch the 20% service charge on the meal though. A bit deceptive but there’s no way around it.

LH
LynnH
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! The recommendations for oysters were spot on

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for niece was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was exceptional, but we felt rushed and pushed by staff even though we had a reservation. We understand that they do not want people to linger but pushing people and telling them that they have a time lining to enjoy dinner is just not the way to run business, especially at that price point.

DD
DisappointedDiner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress made the difference!

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BillS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Elliott's Oyster House sets its bar high due to it's pricing and the 20% automatic add-on. I have eaten here several times before and expected to have a great meal. That expectation was met; I was satisfied

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Petrowoman
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from New York and our server William was extremely helpful in explaining the varieties of oysters and pointing out the local seafood specialties. He made our wedding anniversary which we were celebrating truly memorable. Although our reservation was late in the evening he did not rush us through the meal and was very cordial and professional during our dining experience. If our stay in Seattle was longer I'm sure we would have returned for a second time to try other items on the menu. It was hard to choose among the extensive selection which all seemed worthy of satisfying anyone looking to dine on excellent seafood.

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EmilyW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husbands birthday here and absolutely loved it! Our server was fantastic and was super open to giving us recommendations. All the food and drinks were delicious, we loved our experience!

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Gator
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Dungeness crab appetizer was disappointing; no crab meat. King crab legs were excellent. Pea risotto was terrible. It was a mixture of leftover veggies and cream sauce. Our waitress was excellent.

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the seafood pasta, my daughter the salmon and my husband the fried oysters. All were amazing although we wished there were other potato options besides French Fries (that were cold) and seasonal potatoes.

LA
LindseyA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Really disappointed. Waited almost 30 minutes past reservation, 20 more minutes at table for water or anyone to come over. We were going to order apps, salads and more drinks but that took so long and they warned us when seated “we only had 1 1/2 hours”. $123 for two entrees plus the added 20% and one martini wasn’t worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Terrible service. Water glass was never refilled nor offered. After first cocktail took 20 min to arrive, no offer for another after glass ran dry. We noticed our entree dish excluded the dungy crab that is included, but again no one said anything and simply brought the dish without it. Been a regular customer for many years but I’m unlikely to return.

ME
vipMikeE
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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SeattleKB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not impressed. Food was boring and over priced for the quality.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, amazing seafood!

TD
TashaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. I would definitely return. 10/10

KM
vipKathyM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service.

TR
vipTomR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good was mediocre. Service was nonexistent. And telling customer that a 20% service charge was added to bill for things that an owner was responsible for was criminal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was great! They made sure that we had a special anniversary experience.

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vipVasya
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner, read reviews and was not sure what to expect… everything was delicious and service was great. Fried oysters were a highlight. Dining options downtown are limited still, happy we chose Elliott’s.

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vipGoldi
New Mexico
43 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the fresh seafood. And the waitress surpassed expectations; she was interested in my friend and myself and made sure we were satisfied with our meals.

KS
KarlS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had family get together for those in town from Illinois and Oregon and Seattle. We wanted to be on waterfront and Elliott's was best choice (and only as Anthony's and Ivar's were still closed) and in past Elliott's has always been quite good. It is still a beautiful and clean place with great ambience. It is so nice to be able to walk to end of pier and after dinner. The service was first class, the waiter was fantastic! But the food was not great especially when considering the expense. Out of the 7 of us, at least four were disappointed, (did not ask the other guests), and did not finish main dish. Hopefully this is just a kitchen issue coming out of COVID so willing to try it again but was a big disappointment. If it was not for the fantastic waiter, this would have been a three star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I only wish I’d gotten a table inside since it started raining, but that’s Seattle. Before the rain the outside table was lovely.

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Brutus1992
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Visited on a Tuesday night. Service was slow. They told us when we sat down we had a 90 minute limit for dinner. Normally that would be fine, but the service was so slow, we ended up exceeding it. Food was good, not great considering the prices. Selections were somewhat limited compared to other Seattle seafood options. Location was very good by the water. We didn’t get raw oysters, but they looked good and the folks around us seemed to really like their experience with them.

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carrier
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to restaurant every time in Seattle. Excellent food and service Highly recommend it

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Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.4 stars by 5308 OpenTable diners.

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