Etta's Seafood

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3117 reviews
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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

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun filled expression accompanied by some great food and cocktails

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SV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top of the line menu. Outstanding crabcakes! Stellar service.

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JF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent choice for Seattle seafood as always. Although our server was very professional and we could not fault her service, she was very perfunctory and condescending. As Tom Douglas guarantees 100% service, and we visited 4 of his other restaurants over this weekend with exceptional service, this was a big hiccup for us.

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J
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Food is just ok. Location is great. Service was nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with cousin who was in town. We reminisced over a delicious breakfast. The food and service was wonderful. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive waiter, great food!! Loved it!

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TK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We visited years ago and had a wonderful meal, fun, exciting, different. This time we were disappointed with the menu selection, it was quite limited. It was what you would find at any other restaurant. The only 'different' thing was the skate dish; and it was good. The golden Alaska crab my partner had made her wish she had chosen something else. Probably won't go back.

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M
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our experience with Etta's was disappointing. Mind you, the service was great, the food was disappointing. I had the seaweed pasta with fresh seafood which I assumed would have had homemade pasta. And I'm sure it was as it was cooked too long (easy to do with fresh pasta). The pasta was gummy and rather flavorless. Adding to the disappointment, there was one lone small piece of crab, the clam shells left grit in the sauce. The others had the fish fry which they said was fine. We had 3 great meals while in Seattle. Unfortunately, while highly recommended, Etta's was not one of them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Would recommend, friendly service and great food.

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HH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was terrible slow. We felt ignored the entire time.

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I
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Etta's is great! Even among its stellar Tom Douglas counterparts, Etta's stands out.

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RK
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had the fish and chips. The fish was ok but not amazing the amount provided for the price charged was definitely out line as we were provided 3 small pieces of fish. The smallest portion size I’ve ever seen.

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Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistent high quality
I've been going for years now and the quality has always been good. Love their crabcakes and the fish and chips.

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F
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and awesome service. The crab cakes and oysters were awesome and the tuna sashimi app was incredible. I had a taste of my husband's cornbread pudding- so yummy!

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MJ
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and environment. If in Seattle, a must to dine at!

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LB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Etta's is always a good play. Great value. Consistent quality. Good service. Our server, Benjamin, was especially engaging and helpful

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood stew! Loved every bit of it.

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E
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess/server was perfect from start to finish. Crab cakes and black cod were excellent. Lovely dinning experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We were super disappointed with our experience. We were looking forward to eating here for some time and ended up making a reservation for this past Saturday night since we thought that it would be quiet since the Seattle football team was playing.

We were right that it was a slow night, but this translated to a real lethargy on the part of the staff. The service was abysmal and we were not provided with the intimacy or enthusiasm we have come to expect from Tom Douglas restaurants (which we frequent quite often).

We felt that they wanted us to eat and leave as quickly as possible. The team did not come to ask how things were going and the food was brought out by different team members regardless of where we were in the meal, nor whether the phasing seemed appropriate. My wife and I were having a lovely conversation, but felt that the the service not only did not add any value, but was disruptive and almost discourteous.

The food was quite good, although one of the dishes, the Mussels and clams with chardonnay squash butter, fennel, smoked espelette was much spicier than we had expected. We know that the espellete sausage can be sharp but when we inquired about this, we were told 'well, that is how the dish is served'. We also had asked for the Salish seafood stew to have extra garlic, but there was not the additional spark that we had expected and the server never inquired whether this special 'request' was realized.

As above, we have been to several TD restaurants and have never felt that the automatic 20% gratuity compromised the experience and was always fully justified by the professionalism and courtesy of the staff. We certainly did not feel this way on our recent visit.

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C
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters are great but if you don't also get crab cakes, you're missing out. So delicious!! Next time I'll try the fish fry (my BF got it and I was a bit jealous). Nice atmosphere in/near the Market - you can't get more Seattle than that.

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OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great interior design. Quiet. Got a great table. Food was delicious. What I appreciated most was the knowledgeable staff. Our waiter understood the food and made great recommendations. True differentiation in a competitive environment

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were looking for some really good seafood since we were in Seattle. Made the mistake of reading Yelp reviews and they raves about the salmon special. It was not nearly as good as the salmon I eat on a regular basis at similar restaurants in the Midwest. The restaurant wasn’t even half full on a Friday night so we should’ve known better. My advice is to go elsewhere.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. A great find down by Pikes Place. However if you dont like seafood this is not for you as that's what they're known for!

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c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. Rubbed salmon with Brussels sprouts was tasty. Crab cakes were flavorful. Attentive service. And chef accommodated vegan & vegetarians in our group.

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l
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was tasty and enjoyable, but I thought it was overpriced for what we got.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect NYE meal, and the hostess was giving out festive hats and beads for customers. We heard this was the seafood spot and were not disappointed!!

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

We celebrated New Year’s Eve at Etta’s. The food was far from satisfying. The servings were quite small and unimpressive. It was difficult to even determine where the geoduck was in the appetizer. We’ve enjoyed geoduck at restaurants and at home many times so we were very disappointed in that lackluster dish. To walk away still hungry after spending $260 for four people (no alcohol) made this meal a poor value and experience.

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went on New Year’s Eve for dinner. Our server was friendly and attentive. She explained specialties on the menu as well as her personal favorites. We had the black cod and salmon entrees as well as the seasonal dessert, amaretto cheesecake. The food was well prepared and delicious. Everything met our expectations.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a 1:30 reservation for four and ended up getting there a little early. However, there were several tables available and instead of seating us early they continued to seat people without reservations a head of us, which was somewhat irritating. A group of 5 came in and were sat ahead of us and someone from that party asked the hostess why we were not being seated because we were there before them. That initiated the hostess to finally seat us. I totally understand not being seated early if they were busy, but to continue to let us wait all the way up to our reservations time while seating parties without reservations was very annoying. Basically, don’t make a reservation there, you will get quicker service just walking in.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have brunch at Etta’s the Sunday before Christmas. It has become a family tradition. Have a wonderful meal and then head to the market to pick our seven seafoods for Christmas Eve dinner.

Recommend Etta’s any time of the year. Always excellent.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and Market ambiance

I generally tip 20 percent in cash; however, i don’t care to be paying taxes on the imposed 20 percent fee T Douglas venues charge...

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C
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Met our family, grandkids for Christmas dinner, every one loves the sea food there. Very friendly staff.

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VP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Poor indifferent service. Low value for price.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent again. Etta’s is on my must stop list when in Seattle. They have yet to disappoint me.

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LS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful way to start a night out on the town! Perfect Seattle atmosphere with always delicious food.

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n
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Clams and chowder were great. I had the fried cod, shrimp and oyster.....very poor quality. Won’t be back! Surprised and disappointed for a Tom Douglas restaurant.

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JC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Overall I enjoyed my experience at Etta's as I usually do. I would have to say that my food wasn't up to the quality I usually have here. I had the fried shrimp and cornbread pudding and both seemed overcooked. The golden beet appetizer I had was outstanding. The server noticed I wasn't overly happy with my entrée and ended up discounting my cocktail which was appreciated...the efforts to make things right.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere but you can find equivalent quality for less $ nearby.

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DA
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've had four or five meals here over the last five years and have always been happy. (I live in Anchorage) This visit was disappointing. I cajoled my husband into brunch here on HIS birthday. We ordered the king crab bloody marys, a fun presentation with the crab leg. The drinks were tasty, but they weres served with tiny, inedible pieces of celery that were about three weeks past it's prime. Limp and colorless except for the brown spots. Seriously, this place is one block from the most beautiful produce in the Northwest. It would have been better to omit this than present it on a $17.00 beverage. Not a brunch person, my husband ordered the burger. He said the meat tasted as if it had been sitting in the refrigerator too long, lots of nice fries however. I had the king crab chilaquiles. Previously I have had this dish with lovely pieces of fresh crab. The crab yesterday was tiny pieces chopped up in lots of cabbage and onions. It tasted fine, but the crab was not a feature. We did get a birthday piece of coconut cream pie, which I was very happy with. The service was just okay.

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B
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Been here a number of times before but the food this time was a letdown. Getting salmon at a seafood restaurant in the northwest should be a slam dunk but this time it was miserably overcooked. I'll skip Ettas next time I'm in town.

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