The Best Seafood Restaurants in Seattle

No disrespect to coffee and cream cheese-smeared hot dogs, but seafood reigns as the most delicious and enduring icon of Seattle's dining scene. Emerald City chefs need not look far beyond local waters to source star ingredients for the best seafood in Seattle. Plump oysters plucked from the edges of Puget Sound, salmon from the Copper River and Dungeness crab scooped up from the Pacific all dazzle foodies citywide. But where are the most experienced, expert diners eating seafood in Seattle? Discover the Tastemaker Lists. We used data from thousands of restaurants to determine the best eateries according to OpenTable's smartest, savviest diners. Book a table and get ready to feast on the finest fish and seafood of the Pacific Northwest.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Vendemmia, Omega Ouzeri, Westward
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Greek, Northwest
Neighborhoods:Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Capitol Hill / First Hill, Wallingford
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Vendemmia

$$$$·Italian·
Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park
773 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Vendemmia’s offerings stick closely to a winning formula of comforting bowls of handmade pasta plus great wines and some of the best seafood in Seattle. The serene neighborhood eatery in Medrona featu...

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Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Omega Ouzeri

$$$$·Greek·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
594 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

Omega Ouzeri, an authentic Greek eatery in Capitol Hill, takes inspiration from the enticing combination of ouzo and mezethes (small plates) offered at traditional ouzeris across Greece. In its light-...

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Westward

$$$$·Northwest·
Wallingford
1,220 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

Westward, a hip, maritime-meets-industrial-chic space on the shores of Lake Union, boasts two lovely outdoor areas. There's a cobblestone patio in the back and in front a terrace set with Adirondack c...

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Best Ambiance in Seattle
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Shuckers

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Local Ingredients

Shuckers is an oyster bar inside the upscale Fairmont Seattle hotel. Its space was formerly a haberdashery and the elegant restaurant retains vintage fixtures that nod to this time, including an origi...

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Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,146 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

At Goldfinch Tavern, a chic spot inside the Four Seasons Seattle, impeccable seafood has some stiff competition from burgers, prime steaks and pasta dishes. Also vying for diners’ attention are glorio...

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Northwest in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Boat Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
259 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Bar Melusine, a fine French restaurant plus oyster bar in Capitol Hill, is a bright and chic spot offering some of the best seafood in Seattle. Chalkboards display a daily line-up of oysters, which ar...

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Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Etta's Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
3,321 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Classic and contemporary preparations of seafood and fish from local waters are the signature of Etta’s Seafood Seattle. The casual eatery near Pike Place Market – with huge windows for watching its a...

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RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

$$$$·Seafood·
Fremont
1,869 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

With the rustic-chic vibe of a luxury lakefront cabin, RockCreek Seafood and Spirits in Fremont is a cheerful two-story space in which to enjoy some excellent seafood. The lengthy menus (dinner and ha...

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Seafood in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Grappa - Seattle

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Queen Anne
576 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Grappa, a cocktail bar and Mediterranean restaurant in Queen Anne, is a lovely place to enjoy some of the best seafood in Seattle. Small plates feature strongly on the dinner menu, among them seafood ...

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Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
237 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual

Modern American fish dishes with varied global influences characterize Coastal Kitchen in Capitol Hill. The kitchen revamps its menus every few months, each time taking inspiration from a regional coa...

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Matt's in the Market

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,154 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

With its unmatched setting above Pike Place Market, Matt’s in the Market would be bustling at all hours even with just-OK food. Rest assured, the crowd is there as much for the top-notch cuisine – cer...

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Shaker + Spear

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,322 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

The most notable assets of Shaker + Spear are its lovely and light-filled space inside the upscale Kimpton Palladian Hotel, super-friendly service and a menu packed with some of the best seafood in Se...

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Seafood in Seattle
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Tulio

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,648 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date

Tulio, part of the Hotel Vintage downtown, is an old-school upscale Italian restaurant suited to romantic meals and special-occasion dining. Chef Walter Pisano’s North Italian cuisine is simultaneousl...

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Romantic in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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