Etta's Seafood

4.4
3267 reviews
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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

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not good. Nothing was great and some was very bad. Service was good and they voluntarily refunded the money for the dinner that was bad so maybe another night would be a better experience.

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O
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ok but disappointing lunch menu. Not as good as I remembered.

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G
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoy dining at Etta’s. This time however, our server just wasn’t on the ball. Even though I let her know that I had food issues, she seemed oblivious and served my entree without making adjustments. The food was sent back with the gluten items removed but later I ended up with reactions anyway.
It’s hard to have food issues, but it seems more common than not these days.

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family was in town

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was great (I had their specialty Salmon with Rub with Love). Service was super slow towards the end as we were waiting on desert for 20 minutes after we ordered. The whole lunch took 1.5hr which is not ideal on a week day when you are trying to get back to work.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

My son and husband caught three coho salmon fish in the Puget Sound today. Etta’s agreed to cook the fish for us but charged us $105 just to cook the fish. We ordered drinks, sides, $40 of oysters, more appetizers etc in addition to the fish. Etta’s failed to tell us that they were charging us this exorbitant price until they gave us the bill. So not worth it!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing!

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DB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was timely though had to be reminded of wife's ginger ale. Food was very good though fries were lukewarm. Would try again.

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BR
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Food was creative and high quality. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Prices reflected thee quality of the food. Wine was reasonably priced as well. Will go back when we visit Seattle again!

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Wonderful food!!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite! I had a modified version of the buccatini-no cream, no pancetta-I felt like I was eating out of a perfumed garden!

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing seafood and our full experience was awesome! Great server that made us feel special on our special occasion and recommending the right food options too. We halibut and crab cakes both were beautifully plated and tasted amazing and good portion with an appetizer.

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B
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but a bit “off”. Asparagus soup was too heavy. Asparagus appetizer was over cooked and, despite telling the server that my husband CAN NOT have cow’s milk, the server mistakenly told us it didn’t have any. It did. All the pieces are there but this place just needs to be dialed in.

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SO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Etta's on my birthday every year for the past 13 years since it was first recommended to us by the valet at the Inn at the Market. The food is always amazing fresh and perfectly prepared, the ambiance is relaxing and the people there are always gracious and friendly. Awesome restaurant!

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding seafood restaurant that has a moderate noise level that makes it possible to have a two-way conversation. All of the main dishes were excellent, as were the deserts, and service was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal.Server was awesome would definitely return

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RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our niece and her boyfriend, who were visiting us from NYC on their way to a wedding in SF. All of us were well pleased with the quality and presentation of our meals. My entree, the Copper River King Salmon special, was spectacular. Our server was very friendly, helpful and attentive.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Super disappointing food and service. Our family has been going to Etta’s since 2000, last night’s food was inedible. The mussels were very poor. We were charged $28 to add literally 2 bites of salty crab to a salad- simply unacceptable. It seems since service charge is automatically added to the bill, there doesn’t need to be any attempt at good service, or indeed any mediocre service, that would have been something. Sadly last night’s visit was our last.

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E
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The menu is has some great items. Great location for out of town guests. Service was poor. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks. Pricey and small portions. Food was fresh. Ahi over cooked. Otherwise it was fine. I would suggest checking out some of the newer restaurants.

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JM
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, this restaurant seems to rest on past reputation. We ate here many years ago - the food is over-priced. We got the rock fish with German potato salad and asparagus. The potato salad was gummy and the asparagus was stringy. The fish was over-cooked. Very disappointing.

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CB
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Quality of food was exceptionally low, particularly for the prices charged. Additionally, waitstaff is not well versed in their dishes; our server could not accurately describe the difference between various fish.

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DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed in the meal I ordered. I should have ordered something different.

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NS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Everything is so flavorful and fresh. Service was awesome too!

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MM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived 1 1/2 hours early to our 4pm reservation. They sat us quickly and everything from there on was perfect! Food and service were impeccable. Thanks Etta’s for a great night.

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly delicious and overall enjoyable dining experience. The Copper River salmon special - although a bity pricy - was one of the best fish dishes we have ever had, while the rest of our selections were properly delectable. When combined with a knowledgeable, professional, courteous and truly likable server, we simply couldn't have asked for more. Thank you, "Etta's"!

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TU
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a business dinner for 4. We had the calamari and sashimi for appetizers. They were both delicious. Three of us ordered the sockeye salmon with a fantastic rub. The salmon was flaky and juicy. Slightly smoked flavoring. For dessert, I had the apricot crostata. The crust was light and flaky.

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h
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Let me start with the food - it was delicious. I had the asparagus soup and spinach salad. The soup was piping hot and comforting on a damp Seattle evening. My husband had the stew and he loved it. It was on the spicy side but great tasting. My son had clams and the chef prepared them in a butter sauce special for him and he is not a spice lover. He ate every bite. The bread was soft and dense and served with a salty butter/olive oil dip that defies explanation - it was unreal good. BUT - I do agree $6 is a bit much for bread. Which brings me to the service. The fine print is that they tack on an automatic 20% gratuity. IMHO, when an establishment does this, service should be beyond reproach. It wasn’t. I understand this has something to do with paying a living wage. Ok I’m happy to help you with that but be sure your staff has the training and support they need to do a 20% tip worthy job. Food came out in stages - our waitress had to schlep back and forth to the kitchen to bring our food. Most of the communication was her shouting over her shoulder and she sped by and me shouting at her as she rushed past. She was personality plus but she had too many tables or too many large parties or both. Very expensive for the bar/relaxed vibe it had.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Located in Pike Place market. Ambiance a bit dated. Great staff. Salmon a bit bland and undercooked - surprising for a venue that prides itself in being a fish and seafood specialist.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for all four of us. Best restaurant in Seattle!

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IJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, John, was amazing. Gretchen, the manager was great too. The food we had was delicious, and the wine that was chosen to pair with it was perfect. The pancetta on my crab cakes lifted them to a super delicious level! They bent over backward helping my 8 year old find a blue crayon in the sea of crayons. Thank you!

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RL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Etta's. Great seafood and great wine list. Love the Western Ave Manhattan to launch the evening. We hosted friends from Southern California and they were also impressed. Location is great.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Etta's is The Best!

We celebrated our son's graduation from The University of Washington with several out of town visitors. We immediately chose Etta's because everything is perfect. We enjoyed Tuna and Calamari appetizers, variety of entrees and deserts. I had Copper River Salmon and 3X Coconut Pie which were outstanding. I am very thankful for Etta's!

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DW
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rub with Love Salmon was amazing!

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EH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was lovely. Very helpful and attentive. The food was fabulous! Very flavorful, fresh and the presentation was beautiful.

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M
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, menu options, and I’d like better wine choices...they were out of their beer on tap.

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening, and the restaurants appearance was very nice upon arrival, and the table was ready at arrival. When I booked the reservation, Open Table clearly stated that this restaurant incorporated a 20% surcharge on every bill, in lieu of your tipping. I told my wife that I found that interesting, as this is something that is done outside the US, and it generally translated to poor service, but I hoped that wouldn’t be the case at Etta’s. In general, the food was good, but the overall experience was tainted by 3 people in our party of 4 being brought cold mashed potatoes. I told one of the team of servers that this was the case, she apologized and said she would bring us replacements. A few minutes later, another server returned with 3 small dishes of potatoes, but 1 of the 3 was still cold. I pointed this out to the server, and she took them back again, and come out with a completely different side dish. I told her not to worry about it, I was full enough at that point. When the bill came, the side I never received wasn’t discounted, I did not receive an apology, and a manager never came to the table to explain the circumstance. This tarnished the evening, and reinforced my fear of the service surcharge, why fix something that isn’t broken, gratuities encourage proper service, and qualitative results. We won’t go back to Etta’s...

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just traveling and asked for recommendations! Food was creative and fresh, so very happy with that-would certainly recommend to anyone looking for good fresh seafood

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

In town on family vacation. I found myself remorseful for spending as much as I did for what we got and wished I had chosen a different spot.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Some of the best fish meals we have ever had. the sides were to die for. also our server Andrea was very helpful and friendly. If we ever come back to Seattle we will be returning to Etta’s!!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asked our hotel for best seafood close by this didn’t disappoint. Service was fantastic and everything we ate delicious

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