Etta's Seafood

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Seafood
Owner Tom Douglas is a Seattle icon. Douglas is an American chef, restaurateur, author, and radio talk show host. Two-time James Beard Award winner and Iron Chef winner, Douglas is known for his love of quality local and sustainable ingredients, as well as serving deliciousness with graciousness. Etta's is dedicated to supporting sustainable fisheries and farming practices. We offer the best of Wasingotn's wineries and breweries, curing and smoking our own meat and fish, and making every one of our breads and desserts.

Specials

Crabby Hour

So much crab, so much fun!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 7, 2019

Ends: February 8, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-4:45PM
Mon-Fri 3:30PM-5:15PM
Sat 3:00PM-4:45PM

What 3339 People Are Saying
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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I think the food is overpriced. It's okay but not good value.

DM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was find the second time. Potatoes weren't hot the first

HJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a glass of cava each for our anniversary. The food suggestions and professional staff made our dinner a special night.

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

Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere, highly recommend for seafood.

GK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. The food was so fabulous and a good environment for conversation. The perfect spot to WoW out of town guests. The wine choices are all outstanding!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful ambiance.

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting in town for the weekend and my hotel’s concierge recommended the restaurant two weeks before arriving.

After returning to the hotel after dinner I needed to tip the concierge for recommending the restaurant in advance of my arrival which lived up to our expectations.

J
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We came primarily for seafood and the salmon was dry. Service was awesome.

H
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu, very fresh. Great team of workers always helping out

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Small portions
Expensive
Depressingly empty
Probably survives on tourists

T
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing! We were seated immediately and the service time was perfect and everyone was very kind and helpful.

FS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a pleasure!

s
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner one of our top favorites service was excellent ask for Andrea

SD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, but a little on the pricey side for overall value.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch for clients that aren't from Seattle. Food was fantastic.

ML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

View was nice, Pikes place area. Service was good and fish n chips with dill tartar sauce was yummy! German potatoe salad was not up to par with the Halibut but the Halibut was great!

OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Seafood food was better than I remembered.

t
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service with even better food. Never disappoints.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Went to Etta’s to celebrate our anniversary. My husband wanted steak and I wanted seafood so we thought this would be a great place near Pike Place Market. Everything was underwhelming. The hostess was sweet but our waitress was not friendly and came to our table maybe 4 times total. Food was such a let down. I had the salmon and it was cold and rare. The sides were okay but I’ve had better salmon from a grocery store. My husbands strip steak was smaller than a filet and was not cooked to his liking. Overall, a very big letdown and would not recommend.

SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Update: I'm very satisfied by the follow-up from the restaurant after my review. On the basis of this follow-up I'm upping my star rating and look forward to being back!
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Etta's had been one of my fav's in Seattle. I've been a regular customer for the last 15 years. This particular visit was an aberration. The waitress seemed to be hustling us from the get go. From ordering to trying to get us to leave after we had finished eating. I didn't see a wait line either so I could not understand why. I know the tip is included now but that did not seem to be a factor for bad service in my previous visits. I did not want to say anything in the comment card because the waitress could just be having a bad day and I would not want to impact her livelihood in any way. Given that I've had such good experiences with Etta's in the past I will give it a couple of more chances. However, if this is a new trend - hustling customers to leave, I will have to find another fav. seafood restaurant (of which there are many in Seattle)...

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

It took over 40 minutes to get our food. That is unacceptable. It was not the servers fault she was delightful

ML
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the ambiance and selection of menu items for brunch. Unfortunately, three of our entrees were delivered to our table VERY late after multiple inquiries about the status of the order. By the time the last three entrees were delivered, most of our group had already finished their meals. Very disappointing.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Get the octopus and crab cakes.

k
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Afraid it didn't live up to the reputation. Fries had dried out before serving and the seafood was overcooked. Service was fine though. Hate to think they're just skating on the past.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The location was great at the window. However, the service was rather sluggish with our two initial drinks coming 5 minutes apart. There was a 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill. No reason for the wait staff to perform properly.

TK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing crab, superb server, even green beans were great!

c
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful. We were accommodated at the last minute and everyone was so friendly and professional. Dinner was delicious. I will definitely go back.

RR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always consistent .
Back for a visit after moving away, had to stop for a meal.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was the best meal we ate on our entire trip while in Seattle!! The Solomon was perfect and the Crab was sweet and meaty. Will always come back when in town.

TF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great waitperson - Danielle!

Tasty food!

Perfect booth by the window.

Thanks!

ME
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My wife and I ate there on a Sunday afternoon. She ordered the squash blossoms appetizer and crab cake main course. The squash was so spicy she could not eat them. The crab cake was ok but nothing special. I ordered the chowder which was tasty. I also ordered the alaskan halibut with green beans and German potato salad. The halibut was super dry while the potato salad was cold and tasted like old baked potatoes they had sliced up. In addition, we were seated in a corner table next to the glass in the front. Lots of flies. I killed at least 6. When I told the waitress she said “that’s too bad”. We were not impressed. I had booked this months in advance as we were coming from the east coast for vacation. Will not eat there again and would not recommend.

T
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch with family

SK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful dinner at Etta’s last night. From the affable and engaging bartender to the spectacular food and perfect pacing of the meal, we could not have asked for a better experience.
Our only concern is that our next two nights in Seattle will fail to live up to the first!
Post script- our next two dinners, while very good, did not compare with Etta’s.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was in town on business and a local colleague recommended Etta’s. This place did not disappoint! In my party of 4, we all ordered different entrees and everyone loved what they got. The halibut was cooked perfectly and the signature salmon lived up to the hype. We shared the octopus appetizer and as someone who usually doesn’t like octopus, I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was. My only recommendation is to please include buttery Chardonnay in your wine list.

T
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expected more from a Tom Douglas place. My wife’s salad for $30 was just average with little avocado and mediocre crab
I had the flagship salmon and could hardly taste the salmon under the “special “ rub
The dessert was eh! We spent $135 for just an ok dinner

K
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend.

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Third year that we have gone to Etta’s. It’s always been great. The coconut pie is the best.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prior to Rolling Stones concert - a great meet up with friends!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was amazingly attentive and knowledgeable. The best meal I had in Seattle. Waitresses recommendations were spot-on. I'll be back

i
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had friends in from Texas, who were leaving on a cruise on Monday. We were early, having walked around Pike Place Market, and asked if we could move our reservation up from 6:15 to about 5:15. No problem at all....this was a Sunday, during summer and a busy day. I greatly appreciated the willingness to seat us early. It couldn't have worked out better....we had great service and great food recommendations. I would encourage anyone to venture to Etta's - it is easy to get to and the view was spectacular.

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