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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. To park with Luxe (weekdays), please visit dl.luxe.com/Etta's (you'll get $20 to use when you first sign up!). Create your account and request your valet BEFORE you start driving. This ensures a Luxe valet will be waiting for you at Etta's! Luxe will park your car and when you’d like it back, either schedule it in the app or request a return on-demand (25 min in advance).

Executive Chef:
Sam Burkhart

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 or Lauren at laurenm@tomdouglas.com for more details!

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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

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4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (20)
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Sunday Lunch (20)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Always great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

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 a day ago

Always a good place with quality food. Never disappoints.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

11.50 for a child’s burger is a bit outrageous . The food is good. It’s not high end dining. The cost is just not worth it

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The personnel is really nice and knows the menu very well.

They provided me with a free dessert fir my birthday.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We enjoyed a spontaneous lunch at Etta’s. Food was excellent and the presentation great.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The rubbed salmon was amazing and appetizers were quite tasty. The booth seats were very uncomfortable and encouraged quick dining experience. Our server was excellent - thank you.

Tags: Scenic View, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was amazing and service was helpful & attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I love Etta’s - great location, yummy food, and when you’ve stuffed yourself with the deliciousness, you can take a leisurely walk to Pike Place Market. There are two things to come to Etta’s for: brunch and Dungeness crab - or you could combine both by ordering the Dungeness crab Benedict. Their shrimp & grits and the corned beef hash are also excellent choices for brunch, and anything with crab at lunch and dinner will it disappoint. Don’t forget to add the dahlias bakery bread to your meal – the bread is warm and crusty and comes with this butter, salt, and olive oil mix that’s absolutely fantastic. Their menu changes seasonally, so if you come now, I would definitely recommend the bittersweet chocolate panna cotta for dessert. I love coming to Etta’s so I’m pretty sure I’ll be back before long.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Crab Rangoons are delightful, and highly recommended. Sea urchin with squid ink is intriguing. Market location, very accessible.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was first rate, best clam chowder I’ve had in a long time. Crab cakes were excellent and good fish and chips! Restaurant was very noisy, not much atmosphere, but the food made up for it.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Would go back tomorrow, loved it! Though, bad room acoustics seems to be common in restaurants in Seattle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding flavors and service.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We were a party of four. Three out of four meals were very good. The fourth meal was the rock fish. It was supposed to be 'pan seared' but was left way too long on one side and not all on the other. It was tough and dry. I would have sent it back but the presentation time was too long and I did not want wait for a replacement.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service and delicious food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Scrumptious food served fresh and hot. Not as good of a view as I had hoped, but great location near Pike Place Market. Great brunch spot.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We started with banana bread and it was delicious. It was warm came with whipped vanilla butter. There is a kids menu that has nice options and the portions were perfect. The crab was fresh on the crab Benedict. It was a busy Sunday and we were glad we made reservations.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is our first visit since the mandatory 20% tip. The order was taken and the food delivered. Slowly. No greeting, no eye contact, no congeniality of any form. What was good food was served warm rather than hot. This occurred even when the dinning room was not busy. The final insult was a long delay in delivery of the bill, with the required surcharge.
This is the first time in 27 years of dinning with Tom Douglas that I have left unhappy. Given the tarrif, and my limited hard earned dollars, I am far less likely to return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had dinner of tuna sashimi, creamy chowder, Dungeness crab salad, their salmon and a few drinks with alcohol. The food was delicious; service was slow. They automatically add 20% gratuity to all checks. The restaurant was listed as $$ for $30 & under but should be listed as $$$. Meal was over $150, and we shared the main dish. Ideal for a special occasion at a leisurely pace.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Oysters were too overcooked but everything else was great especially our wonderful server.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our 5th visit to Etta’s, there is a reason for that’s.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I hadn't been to Etta's brunch in a long time and had forgotten how good it was. Our eggs benedict (1 with fried green tomatoes, 1 with crab) were excellent--flavorful, but not overpowering. And our friend's corned beef hash was amazing, with large chunks of meat and nice roasted potatoes. We would go back soon.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

the seafood stew was very good. at $34 I thought it was a little pricey I will say that the booth we had was ridiculously small. my client could barely get in and out. probably the tiniest table for 4 I've ever sat in

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was very good. Though prices are on the high side. Service was friendly and efficient. Unfortunately, the recommend wines by the glass were flat and uninteresting.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This restaurant consistently service superb seafood. Too bad the ambience is stuck in the 80s.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Rather than go out for a birthday dinner, I asked my husband if it could be birthday lunch. He was agreeable, and I made a reservation at Etta's, where I have enjoyed lunch in the past. It was the last day of Dine Around Seattle, or whatever the annual campaign is called, and we both chose from that menu. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was professional and friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was a thoroughly enjoyable meal!! We didn't feel hurried, the portions could have been a bit smaller for lunch, but overall, looking forward to coming back. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is my 2nd time eating here. The first time was awesome. Great food and service. I came back and the food was not good at all. The grilled pork chop I had was overcooked to the point of eating cardboard. Not juicy or flavorful at all. My wife had the 'rub with love' salmon which was also slightly overcooked.

I don't know if the kitchen was just too busy or what but by the time we got seated (which was immediate) to the time we received our entree, 45 minutes had passed. 45 minutes!! How is that possible?

I DO NOT like restaurants that pre-load the tip into the bill. I will not eat there. I made an exception in this case because it was a date night for my wife and I. Never again will I eat at Etta's.

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