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About Etta's 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.

2020 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Virginia and Lenora

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 443-6000

Website:
http://tomdouglas.com/index.php/restaurants/seatown

Parking Details:
Street parking is free after 8PM and all day on Sunday. There is an underground public lot at Western & Lenora.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Rivera

Private Party Facilities:
Etta's is a great space for a private party for 50-100 people! Please feel free to email Gretchen at gretcheng@tomdouglas.com for more details!

Private Party Contact:
Gretchen Geisness: (206) 433-6000

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Etta's Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (20)
Healthy (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
People Watching (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Scenic View (18)
Business Meals (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Seasonal (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
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Afternoon Coffee (5)
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Hot Spot (5)
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Organic (3)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply superb, in every way. All three of us decide to try the "Fish Fry," which none of us had had before, and we all chose the true cod (other choices were shrimp and oysters and maybe one other I can't remember). I've NEVER had such good lightly-fried fish -- the cod literally melted in my mouth. The fries were perfectly crispy and salty and the aioli with them was delicious, and the cole slaw was unusual and not too heavily dressed and heavenly-tasting -- I ate every bite. We also shared a plate of the brussels sprouts with crispy garlic on top and they were so good, we ordered another plate. Service, as always, was exceptional -- not intrusive, perfectly timed. Yay Etta's!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We were seated next to the window which made for, at times, entertaining pedestrian traffic.
The clam chowder is the best I've ever "supped".
Only complaint would be the built in gratuity. Our waiter wouldn't have garnered 20% from us & we're generous tippers.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

I cannot say enough good things about our dinner at Etta's. When we arrived the hostess was wonderful and so friendly. Our server was attentive, friendly and perfect with timing. The bartender even came and brought out drinks and he was pretty funny. The food was delicious. Started with the 1/2 dozen oysters, then for our main course we did the risotto with crab cakes, mushrooms and the appetizer sashimi. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted so fresh.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was outstanding in suggesting food we could share at lunch to taste the Tom Douglas specialty seafood dishes which were all amazing. She certainly contributed to our overall good experience at this restaurant. Highly recommend food and service!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 days ago

Underwhelming entrees at a well known and highly rated restaurant. Salmon was good but not great. Dungeness crab cakes were really bland, incredibly disappointing.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great service and selection.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary with an early dinner after touring the art museum. Everyone who served us from the hostess to the waiter was fabulous and knowledgable. My husband had the scallops and I had the black cod; both were excellent. We split the quince and apple cobbler with bay leaf ice cream for dessert; amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

While the location near the Public Market is good, and the place is something of an icon for seafood, we found it getting tired and the food to be a bit by formula. Not bad, but neither special. Priced as special. It was as slow night, and quiet, however tables are very close, when crowded this may be annoying.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came early for a 9;:30 reservation and were seated early by the friendly hostess. Server was nice but forgot appetizer. Room is tired and desperately in need of updating. Food ok but pricey. Have been before for brunch and loved it...
Honestly I expected more from a Tom Douglas property

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, excellent service. Try the seafood stew, it’s the best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Waitress forgot our appetizer after explaining that she doesn’t write anything down. Meal was overpriced and not tasty at all. 3 scallops for $25. A dry burger with sparse promised condiments for $18.50. A flavorless tough steak for $35. Etta’s used to be reliable, but Tom Douglas needs to visit his restaurants more often. Then they told open table we didn’t show up! Won’t go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great fresh seafood restaurant with creative dishes. The only surprise at the was that there was 20% service charge added but still expected a tip on top of the bill. It could be a Seattle thing but just be aware.

Service was impeccable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Second visit to Etta’s was even better than first. The salmon and Brussels sprouts were cooked to perfection, topped off with a fabulous coconut cream pie.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The oyster were superb. The mussels the best we have ever had-would love THAT recipe! The clam chowder way better that another Seattle iconic restaurant. We would recommend it for a special occasion and will be back to celebrate some more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Unfortunately our food came cold and slow. No one offered to refill or coffee. We expected a little higher level of service.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome location for Sunday brunch w friends. We had excellent service in the bar area at a nice booth by the window. Menu has had a little update, which we liked. Seafood a is always great at Etta's!

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service and food were spot on. Great wine list though a bit pricy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Server was great. Burger was GOOD, not mind blowing. Scallops were too salty but done very well!

Not quite a 4-star place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful wonderful wonderful food and service, but the prices are just to out of sight.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Oysters excellent. Fishwish Sandwish awesome, fries awesome and the Coconut Cream Pie...over the top delicious. Service good. A must try if in Seattle.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Lovely meal, great service, really enjoyed the evening

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great crab! 2nd trip, and I would return. Would be nice to have a side with it.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I think the sign of quality in a restaurant is the attention to detail, e.g., the fresh bread, the personality of the servers, the coffee, the presentation, etc. Someone is paying attention to the details that matter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Etta's has always been one of my favorite places, particularly for their excellent seafood. Salmon is unbeatable here and the seafood stew outstanding!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved our meal and experience, but it's not a great value, as the portion sizes are quite small, while the prices definitely are not.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Last couple of times I was there they really dropped the ball. The benedicts were overcooked, the crabcakes had almost no crab meat. so I let a year pass before going back. This time I was happy with the portions, the eggs were poached perfectly and overall the food was better. The Bavarian meat bacon is really good. Worth going for brunch for sure.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been enjoying brunch at Etta's for year's. My husband always orders the crabs egg benedict and loves it! I am disappointed that the pike market scramble is no longer on the menu. It was my go to. But I like Etta's enough to keep coming back for more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a good place with quality food. Never disappoints.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

They've implemented a 20% service charge, which is ok, but the service should reflect it, and it did not.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food with good friends — a great evening altogether!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waiter was distracted but nice. Didn’t care for location of our table but they were too busy to move us even though we had a reservation. The food presentation was sloppy. I eat here quite often and was disappointed overall in this particular Saturday night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great black cod. Wonderful Chardonnay pairing. I love their French Sauternes dessert wine. Friendly staff.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had a horrible experience at this Resturant. The hostess we great when we arrived. However, our waitress was forgetful and impolite. I had to ask for water and silverware two time for her to forget the lemons. I order shrimp which was over cooked and my guest ordered salmon which was dried out. The emphasis was placed on the 20% mandatory gratuity vs quality service. I ordered a hot tea and she forgot the tea bag, sugar, and honey. We only received hot water. Horrible night , not a good choice.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food, relatively slow service. We were there early on a Friday night so it wasn't very busy. Gratuity is included in their service charge.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Etta's is always enjoyable - great food, great drinks, and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant to all Seattle visitors.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was our mother’s 60th birthday. Our waiter made it wonderful and even surprised her with dessert!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Etta's does an excellent brunch--with two innovative eggs benedict (one with crab, and one with friend green tomatoes), among other things.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Etta's is always reliable....great atmosphere, location, service and food! Great brining friends from out of town here -- after enjoying our meal, we can walk over to the market to shop and be entertained by the fish throwers!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best clam chowder I’ve ever had! Everyone was so friendly and amazing to my toddler which is sometimes hard to find. Some servers don’t like kids but not the case here! We love Etta’s!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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