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About Elliott's Oyster House

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.

1201 Alaskan Way
Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 623-4340

Website:
http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.


Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.

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)

Executive Chef:
Robert Spaulding

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Elliott's Oyster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (123)
Scenic View (95)
Good for a Date (74)
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Local Ingredients (68)
Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Casual (45)
Fun (43)
Business Meals (40)
Good for Groups (40)
Romantic (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Great for Lunch (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Authentic (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Hot Spot (24)
People Watching (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Great Beer (14)
Seasonal (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Healthy (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Live Sports (3)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a fresh variety of oysters, good selection on menu. Very scenic on waterfront.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

We brought our own 25$ bottle of wine, spent 160 on the meal and saw they added 20$ cork fee...never again

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·Dined 6 days ago

Was a bit concerned as had read some bad reviews but we were seated promptly, had great service and every bit of food, drink and desert was excellent. Server assisted in choice of oysters, helpful for an inland girl. Very pricey but that was not unexpected. Would definitely go again if in the budget!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

We ordered Shrimp and Polenta as well as Salmon. Both meals were delicious. I had one weakly poured Margarita. We were first seated in the center where the chairs were wood seated only and very high; enough so that only my toes could touch the floor. The booth seating was more preferable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We spent the weekend in Seattle to take in the city. Elliot’s was a highlight on the trip. The oysters Rockefeller were excellent. The server was just right with coming back to check on us and making suggestions on wine pairings.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was excellent. The oysters really fresh and tasty. The only complaint was the mussels were gritty and the shell tended to flake.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Elliott's has been our family go-to for years and years...birthdays, whenever we are in town and in this case, always after our annual Argosy Christmas cruise. Sadly, our food was cold. Had been sitting far too long. That has never happened before. We didn't complain about our entrees, but the side of scallops were so cold we couldn't eat them. Our server was great.....took care of it right away and brought a fresh plate of perfectly cooked hot scallops. Our party of four could only handle two desserts.....he was awesome! Brought them to the table all split onto four plates. He also came by often to refill our wine glasses.....always nice. :-)

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Spendy, but the best King Crab dinner I’ve found. The crab cocktail appetizer is also worth it- it isn’t shredded like a normal one, it is huge chunks of crab beautifully presented and even better tasting.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Salmon was dry and tasteless, as were the prawns and scallops. My husband had frequented the restaurant many years ago and was totally disappointed in his meal also, though his past experiences rated this place highly. The table/booth that we sat at was constantly drafty of cold air and moving to another table/booth was not possible due to unavailability.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good and seemed very fresh. The bread was fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great seafood! Love the oysters! Service was great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a must stop for when out of town friends visit. Oysters are amazing. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Expensive but the memories are worth the splurge.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had the salmon fritters paired with local farm Pilsner. Great! I didn’t care for their beet salad, a bit bland and fennel over powered some less than ripe beets. Not sweet. Clam chowder is good. Service is impeccable.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very busy. We had a reservation and got our table on time. Food took a very long time to come and when it did some of it was cold. Had to send one meal back because the steak was cold. Others already had their food so when his came back, finally, all others were finished

This was a family weekend get away and had hoped to have a nice meal out. Some of the food was excellent but it wasn’t consistent

Would opt for another restaurant next time in seattle

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dining at Elliott's is always a delight! From the moment you walk in the door, you are treated with a level of service second to none. The waiters and waitresses and incredibly helpful in narrowing down the decision of their delectable menu (especially the oysters).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My family and I went to Elliott’s for an early holiday dinner and were overall pleased with our experience. I will say though for the price of dinner (for four of us it was nearly $300) I did expect a little more. Seattle is packed with excellent restaurants and while I enjoy my meal it was not worthy of the bill we received. I would go back for happy hour but not for a full dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The clam chowder and fried oysters are some of the best I've ever had. The ambience is nice but not stuffy. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It's average overpriced food. It would be nice if they could make food that tastes good without deep friing or making it sweet. Even the Sockeye salmon was in some sugary sos ... we have desserts for that.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Beautifully prepared fresh seafood. Abundant shellfish in the cioppino. A real treat for people who live inland.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were excited to have a family get together in Seattle and decided to enjoy some fresh seafood. We liked the location and the view of the restaurant, however that is where the positives stop. My husband ordered first, then the rest of the party. His meal was not written down correctly and he received the wrong entree... Scallops instead of Cippino, so his meal was taken back to the kitchen while we had our meals. We also ordered scallop skewer ala carte at 31.00, so he was going to eat some of that but it was cold, along with the scallops that my son ordered. We really wanted a good meal and to eat together. When we complained that the food was cold and that we hated that we had to complain... the waitress said "let me remove the offending dishes" they were not offending... just cold. She moved them to a tray next to the table, so now 3 of us have meals and 2 do not. My food was not exactly warm but I was not going to complain. Eventually we all did get served a meal, but eating together was not possible as we had to eat in shifts. The waitress suggested dessert on her as we had so many snafu's.... we did not want dessert so we declined. She brought the bill with no discount for having to eat in shifts or at least not having to pay for the meal served in error. The waitress after asked did take an amount off the bill and we appreciated it, but we asked if the manager knew because the waitress acted like she was paying for some of our meal. My husband stated that you know when so many things happened with the bad service when you bring a customer a full price bill, nothing changes if there is no repercussions. She said that the manager was aware of the situation, but we were not convinced. We would not ever recommend or return to this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Having read many reviews and also been recommended from a friends friend, we were quite disappointed with the food presented on the night. The presentation was pub meal standard and the quality wasn't much better. On clearing out table the staff did not ask if the meal was ok or were there any issues, which was quite obvious due to the amount of food left on our plates (they were hardly touched). The location is great, the ambience was ok but both the food and the staff need an overhaul to enable the restaurant to continue to receive these rave reviews. Travelled to Seattle for Thanksgiving weekend which was great, will return but unfortunately won't be coming back to Elliott's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good cost performance, good service and good location.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Second visit was just as good as the first. Meal was spectacular and service was fantastic. Highly recommend Elliott's!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food and the ambience was elegant and relaxed

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great for taking out of town guests. Make sure you go around sunset for maximum viewing opportunity.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had booked a reservation a few days in advance. Even though it was extremely busy when we walked in, we were seated at our table within minutes. Great server, not too rushed. Made great recommendations on the fresh oysters. Meal was fantastic. We come to Seattle once a year and try to make Elliott's one of our stops when here. Never a disappointment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We live in Seattle, so we're not the normal tourists that Elliot's gets due to their spectacular location on the waterfront. It just doesn't seem to matter to the hosts and waiters - they treat everyone with respect and pay attention to you as if you are a regular that they see several times a year. On to the food and beverage. First, we have an oyster Jones and they always have a fantastic selection. They have an amazingly diverse list of wines available by the glass (THANK YOU!) that aren't just chardonnay three ways. All of their seafood is fresh, perfectly cooked, and plated nicely. Their seafood rissoto's are to die for. The only think I think they could improve on is to offer more than just garlic mashed potatoes or fries as the carb side. The potatoes are meh. How about pilaf? Or basic risotto? That's all for the suggestions. We love this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This will probably be our last visit to Elliott's. The service was mediocre at best and the food only average. My king salmon was good in taste and quantity and the others in my party had the Dungeness crab which was ok. I would characterize our experience as below average for the high price. I expect more at this price point and will stick to the exceptional food and service at Cutters Crabhouse.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I've dined here many times and always had a great time. The food tastes great and the staff are friendly, professional, and well-informed / educated on the local ingredients.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Better price value than Aqua. Oysters are fantastic

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fabulous food; perfectly cooked, wonderful wine. Excellent service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Was a very quiet, nice dinner.
We enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always delicious and willing to accommodate my food plan!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waited over 20 minutes to get our seat even with a reservation. Service was horribly slow and inattentive. Food was average.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Just make sure the food is clean.
Because I just order some osyters and after I finish them, I see there is a worm inside the shell

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Generally, I️ have always enjoyed Elliott’s but not so much today. The oysters were good but the rest was subpar. The Crab & Shrimp sandwich had literally no crab or shrimp on it. The bread was awful and doughy. The server said, “I️ do not like to discuss complaints...’ but after awhile he did refund on lunch but not both. The chowder had no clams. Lots of potatoes though. Disappointed, always pleased in the past, likely my last visit to old Elliott’s.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ambiance was reduced by event blocking view with tables and plastics sheeting

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Waitor was not available for lengthy time - which is challenging in this restaurant’s case, as we had to wait longer period of time than the actual eating time of oysters.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Inattentive service and unspectacular food. Add in a sterile setting - surprising for a restaurant on a pier - and you have a classic one star experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food - our server Marissa was BEYOND amazing. Personable, friendly, helpful - everything you would want in a server. Wonderful night out with friends

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