Permanently Closed - Chandler's Crabhouse

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$31 to $50
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Chandler's Crabhouse is the premier waterfront restaurant in Seattle for the world's finest crab, the freshest seafood and steaks.

Chandler's Crabhouse has established itself as an institution in the Pacific Northwest since 1988. Our style of service is technically correct, attentive, warm and welcoming.
In addition to our commitment to the highest quality in food and service, we are committed to an extensive wine list that allows our guests to pair great wines with the finest available crab and seafood the season has to offer.

Chandler’s Crabhouse includes a 20% service charge on each guest check. Chandler’s Crabhouse retains the full service charge and compensates team members in the form of wages, commissions and benefits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Bar
Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Lunch
Seven Days a Week: 11:30am-3:45pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 223-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff McCartney
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Private party facilities
The Lakeview Room can accommodate parties of up to 35 people. A waterfront deck with a spectacular view is available for your dining and party needs.
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Private party contact
Chandler's Crabhouse Private Dining: (888) 906-8559
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Cross street
Aloha
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Parking details
Diamond Parking Lot $6.00 for 3 hours. Street level parking parallel to Fairview Avenue - Back in angle at city meters. Pay only till 6 pm.
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Public transit
South Lake Union Street Car
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2
service
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RC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So sorry to see Chandler's Crabhouse is no closed.
Hope that they can relocate somewhere on the eastside.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pleasure of returning to this restaurant to have one final meal at its last weekend opened before it closes forever. Amazing place, amazing staff, amazing experience!

MS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there the last weekend they were open. Sorry to see it, along with Dukes chowder house, closing.

DF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry to see it go! My daughter enjoyed the experience!

h
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am just sorry this restaurant is closing today for good. Hopefully they will open again somewhere else

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Whiskeyed Crab Bisque
And Alaska King Crab---Gone...
But Not Forgotten

GM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it, and are sorry to see it go!
We went there for years for special everything.
:( Bye

SL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met friends for dinner at Chandler's. We had fond memories of the restaurant and wanted to be sure we went before it closed. The food was very good, the service outstanding, and of course, that view! It wasn't inexpensive, but worth it for the experience. Sad that it's closing.

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a special place. We celebrate our anniversary nearly every year there for dinner. Are truly sad that it will be closing soon.
We almost asked for a Chandler’s plate or steak knife to keep as a momento. It truly means a lot to us eating at this treasure.

I
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are closing so, I wanted to eat before they closed.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too expensive, too loud, nice view on the Lake Union

H
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

We have been dining at Chandler's since 1990. When I made the reservation, I asked for a window seat or booth. Our window seat was looking at the outdoor seating? Then moved to a table next to the working station. While 4 men were given a Wonderful window seat and there were no one in the booths. This was a very special 65th Birthday. I was very disappointed! Wont be back before the closing.

OK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The steamed crab lacked the distinctive Dungeness flavor that I was hoping to experience. The texture was fine, service excellent, and we were given a window seat as we had requested. The wine is a bit pricey, but overall it was a pleasant birthday

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

oysters are very delicious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious - crab cake to die for! Glad we were able to enjoy lunch here before it closes for good.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

On our 38th anniversary my wife and I went to Chandler's CrabHouse on Lake Union. Two Word's... Crab Rockefeller. Try it! Try it! Try it! Other than that; not the world's best Dungeness Crab Cakes but very good nonetheless. Not the world's best service but adequate with intermittent periods of sort of OK. Stuffed Salmon very nice but cooked in too much butter believe it or not. I named my first-born Butter so you should know how hard that is for me to say. Not sure why many comment so favorably on "The View" at Chandler's. We had a front row seat to the marina and that was cool but no way was it even in the top 50 for views in Seattle. So, I know that Chandlers is closing and that is sad and all, but it WAS our anniversary as I indicated in my Open Table reservation. In view of the foregoing, I had the expectation that this would be acknowledged by staff as has been done in countless restaurants in Seattle over the years. Didn't happen at Chandler's on this particular night and that to me is the clearest sign that this Schwartz Bros establishment is done and well-done. Bye Bye.

RG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We intended to have brunch. The online menu still lists all of the previous brunch menu, but when we got there they said they have not been serving brunch for quite a long time so we had to settle for lunch. Their brunch menu was always our favorite menu and we feel it should have been removed from the online menu when it ceased to be served

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

There were, maybe, 2 tables filled when we arrived. The rest of the restaurant was empty. Instead of seating us in the Atrium area (nicest area—best view) the hostess tried to seat us in an area with an obstructed view of the water. We asked if we could sit in the empty Atrium. Reluctantly, the hostess allowed us to sit in the Atrium, but at the end of it where it has an obstructed view. The other tables remained empty during our meal. It could be we were dressed casually, and she didn’t feel we fit their image, so she discriminated against us and had us sit in a less than desirable table. Also, our meal was disappointing. This used to be our favorite restaurant.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely would return would like to try additional items on the menu. The waitress was friendly and helpful.

ED
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was mediocre at best. She did not fill up drinks even after I put them at the edge of the table. She did not offer more bread or anything. I would have never left a 20% tip on such lousy service.

v
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Too bad that it is closing soon.
You just need a great Muscadet to go with your oysters, like Perle de Mer.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. View was awesome

J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great view. Too bad they are closing the end of this month :(
Very sad!!

RM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We came there for seafood and it was great, the patio was a great touch for our date night..
thanks

PW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints... We can't here a couple years ago for an anniversary and have fantasized about their dungeness crab ever since. I thought "It can't be as good as I remember", but it was! The view is fantastic, the food and drink delicious, and the staff all perfectly friendly and helpful.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food entrees were mediocre. 20% automatically added as service charge and waiter acted like it. No sense of urgency or engagement at table. Excuse to not refill my soda was Seattle soda tax, even though it doesn’t apply to diet.

I asked for no olives in salad, but it came with them anyway. I sent it back and they returned 30 seconds later after trying to pluck them out. I could have done that.

Maybe since they are closing they know they don’t have much to lose.

Crab Mac and Cheese was amazing though.

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Good materials, ehh results. Some stuff too rich, some over-spicy, some kind of bland. Portions too big, everything came without pause. Dukes next door was a much better, cheaper experience.

DW
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, service good. Didn’t like having a 20% service charge added on for only 2 diners.

j
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for an amazing experience. I'm visiting from Delray Beach, Fla. The view was awesome and the food was by far the best seafood I've had. It was worth every dollar and I would recommend anyone reading this to go and experience this place...

m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We just went there and had the crab cake meal but it was cold. I told them and they took it and brought it back few min later with a few bites taken out (the same one we had) with the top burned and the bottom burned. It was a $48 crab cake and that is how we got it. This has always been our favorite place but I guess because they are relocating they don’t care. It was even the Manager that was on duty that brought it to us. Also took 15 min to get a dessert. Disappointed!

K
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Chandler's was my office's go-to restaurant before we moved out of the area 8 years ago. I heard the restaurant was closing so had to schedule a team lunch before they left. Overall food was what we generally remembered, although everything was a little off. The chowder was served lukewarm, the tartar sauce was tart, salad not so incredible, menu trimmed down. The banana creme pie is normally the highlight, but it came in a much smaller serving and the bananas were brown. It was obviously assembled the day before or earlier. The tables and chairs are worn and outdated. Chandler's used to draw a huge lunch crowd with the incredible view and amazing service. I'm so bummed they are closing in 5 weeks - it felt like they are already dialing everything down.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view to go with the great food and service.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall we had a great experience, food was excellent.

WW
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

So sad to see this once-great restaurant fall so poorly in its twilight days. The service was not in keeping with the Chandlers I knew and loved. Soup served with skim on it, it had clearly been sitting in cups and then brought out. Waiter inattentive (and possibly chauvinistic) or maybe just not having a good night, that's entirely possible. Really sad. We do wish everyone well as they move on and hope that Daniels is not the next to fall.

KN
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This is a favorite restaurant of ours so I hate to write this review. We normally have a wonderful time when we come here. Food, service, view are almost always fabulous. The food was wonderful as usual, but the service was subpar and there were spiders all over the patio by our table. I am hoping this is an isolated occurrence and this restaurant is not letting their service slide since the bill automatically includes the gratuity.

SW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and great view from patio. Server was new and we had a few minor issues with timing of food delivery. Overall, a good dining experience.

d
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress. Suggested a wonderful wine and moved us to a more quiet spot when a large party came in. Caesar salad nothing special but the crab cakes and fresh steamed crab were excellent.

BR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was rushed, waiter was un-engaging, food was mediocre. Expensive and 20% automatic tip. Perhaps the automatic tip is adversely effecting the quality of service. Not likely to return anytime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We organized a mini bridal celebration over lunch. The staff went above and beyond, the food was spectacular and the setting was stunning!

AD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firstly, the restaurant has a great ambiance. It looks really good with fancy interiors and has a classy feeling. We had the crab and artichoke dip with tortilla chips as a starter. It was great. I had the crab stuffed prawns as my main course and it was really good. Nice portions and very tasty! We sat indoors but I am sure the views of Lake Union are worth it for the people who sit outside. All over a great dining experience.

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