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Chandler's Crabhouse

4.3
2312 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
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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, benefits, or otherwise, in accord with employment agreements and understandings in place.
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
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
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to a meal at Chandler's Crabhouse on Mother's Day. We will be serving a special multi course brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $39 for Adults; $15 for Children 6-10; Children 5 and under free. We will be serving from our regular dinner menu starting at 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2312 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.6
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was kind and attentive. The venue was more crowded and noisier than I remember from visits past. The restaurant is good sized but it seemed like to everyone was seated in one area

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food. Best crab I’ve ever had in my entire life. Cute atmosphete and beautiful view. Highly recommend. Staff very friendly as well.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food, great views, good service. All around nice experience for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, generous portions from the Restaurant Week menu.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The bread was hard as rock. No table cloth. You have to pay for parking.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went for a special occasion which I noted on the reservation. They gave us the perfect table and provided excellent service.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Our reservation was for 7:30. We arrived at 7:20. We were seated at 8:20 (the place was practically empty). We were starving and had what we wanted to order right away. We tried 3 times in the bar to order an appitizer and couldn't get anyone to help us. Finally got to the table. We ordered an appitizer and asked them to bring it right away since we waited over an hour to be seated. They brought the appitizer at 9. We were sitting at this place from 7:20 to 9:00 before we got any food. I wanted to walk out. The food was fine (over priced for what we got). We didn't leave until 10:30. So from 7:20-10:30 to eat. I will never go back. They also don't validate parking so we got to pay to park for 3 hours for a meal that should have been an hour and a half. (They are the worst)

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Going to a crab house and getting water logged crab cocktail is simply unacceptable. The crab cake was good but the accompanying mashed potatoes were cold and the asparagus was over cooked. A disappointing experience

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went to Chandlers for a birthday dinner during Restaurant week. The staff were very accommodating, the service was personal and great and the employees gave the vibe that they like working there. Definitely recommend to friends for a good meal.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our 41st anniversary was celebrated in style! King crab and Ahi tuna with key lime pie (the best in the northwest). Joshua our waiter was fun!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious food, great service beautiful setting. We all had a steak and crab dish that we loved. I also had roasted Brussels sprouts and panna cotta for dessert which I highly recommend. We went during restaurant week. The prices otherwise seemed higher than I would typically spend but everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Greg, our waiter, was fantastic. I felt completely taken care of. Ron

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was all pretty regular. Was bummed how pricey it all was, especially for what we got. Won't return.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

They say they serve the most crab in the city the crab was great the sides were just warm and not very good but who cares we were there for the crab dessert s were very good

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Went during SRW and loved the selections. Had the tasty russels sprouts, the lightly crusted steelhead entree served on a bed of creamy risotto, and the decadent chocolate dessert. I also ordered the strawberry lemonade which was also wonderful. They made it less sweet for me because I was concerned about having too much sugar in the drink. There was so much food that I took over half of each entree home and enjoyed everything again the next day. I would go again this week but I probably won't. The tip of 20% was included on the bill. I didn't mind.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I took friends here on their first visit to Seattle because I knew the cuisine would be stellar and the wines excellent. Indeed all that was true. In addition, the hostess made it possible for us to have a water view, which my guests, being new to Seattle, relished. Altogether a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Appreciated the Seattle Restaurant week menu. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our server was very inpatient, and was crappy.. and the bloody mary tasted like rubbing alcohol.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was exceptional, awesome service and great service. Our group took advantage of the Seattle Restaurant Week deal which was 3 for $33!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We arrived a little early, but only had to wait for about five minutes. All the waitstaff were very professional and kind. The restaurant was clean and comfortable and our seats were lovely with a view. Our food was delicious and special needs of mine were met as I am a vegan with a shellfish allergy but do eat salmon and trout.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went here for a birthday dinner for my sister. The view and ambience is amazing .
We noted that we wanted to take our time and our server was spot on with her timing.
The food was delicious. Will definitely go to Chandler's again when returning to Seattle.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food and great service. Wife had a great birthday

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went to Chandlers to grab a bite before heading out to the theatre. Service was so slow and poor, we were late getting to the theatre and missed the performance.
Mentioned to the server that we had Theatre and were time sensitive. Did not matter.
Food was okay. Will not go back again.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Experienced during Seattle Restaurant Week, wasn’t the best due to the pre-fixed portions.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Chandler's Crabhouse. The view was gorgeous and the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Chandler's for Restaurant Week was wonderful. I loved the menu options and it was all delicious. Service at the bar beforehand was great and friendly service throughout the evening.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We live in Vancouver, USA and came up for the Seattle Restaurant Week menus. Chandlers was on the list for the Crab Cakes which are outstanding. The steaks are a surprise as is the number of excellent Washington wines by the glass.

The Lobster was the disappointment. Flavorless!! Nice presentation, grilled, seasoned but something happened. We have tried Lobster at the Ringside in Portland and Mortons and maybe its the time of year but all were a disappointment. Maybe we just have to go to South Portland, Maine!!

But the Crab Cakes.......................................OMG.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overall we were disappointed. The food preparation is outdated and overpriced for the quality. My crab was under cooked, service was slow and unimpressive, the hostesses were dressed all in black but it was obvious they can wear anything they want as long as it's black, regardless if it looks professional or not. They add a 20% tip on to the meal regardless if service is worth an extra 20%. We paid through the roof and drove all the way from Auburn for a lovely, first call meal but unfortunately they fell short. This wasn't a "you get what you pay for" situation. We may be back for drinks and appetizers just because of the location but our expectations will have to be lowered to have a good time.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I visited Chandler's for a late lunch on Easter Sunday. While they were not featuring a special Easter menu, the food was delicious. I had the mussels and clams as well as what they bill as "the best ever crab cake." I loved the mussels and clams, steamed in a light butter and wine sauce with herbs. I liked, not loved, the crab cake. My friend ordered and really liked their prawn dish. I'll definitely return and definitely recommend. Service was friendly and professional.

The restaurant itself was cold. I don't know at what time the heat was turned on or how long it takes for the place to warm up but a 2 p.m., it was not comfortable.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

20% service charge for poor service. Ordered items never made it to the table and we waited 15 minutes after our food came out to finally flag down a waiter and get the drawn butter for our crab.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The more I go out to eat lately in Seattle, which is becoming less, I am expecting a stellar dining experience and I end disappointed. The disappointment stems from things like 20% flat service fee, way overpriced food, an old kind of icon restaurant that looks worn out and not kept up. The food was ok and the view was great...enough said.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had a great time here. The foods were good and service was excellent. They also offered a free dessert for us when they knew it's our anniversary that day.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We celebrated my wife’s birthday today. Great atmosphere, food and outstanding service. We are coming back! Thanks to the team from Chandlers Crabhouse, for making our evening so special. 5 stars!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went for our anniversary and enjoyed the scallops and crab steamer pot. Everything was fantastic but the Dungeness was a little spongy and flavorless. The Alaskan crab was amazing and the view at sunset, stunning.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall, I would rate this restaurant at a chain restaurant level. It came highly rated which is why I decided to try it. However, the food fell short of the hype. We decided on just a few small plates to get a variety of food in one sitting without getting too full. The calamari was a bit on the over cooked side with not much care as to the selection of pieces. Much of it was clumped together. The seared ahi was dead cold. Flavor was ok but highly masked by the spicy aioli served on crackers that were touted as fried wontons. The “world famous crab cake” was pretty flavorful, although definitely not a traditional style of crab cake. The mashed potatoes were excellent. Good flavor. Nice and fluffy. And the Caesar salad was fairly standard.
Considering the cost, the food was well below value. Will likely not go again. I would like to amend this review to say that we did not try any of the main dishes which may be of a better quality and more their focus. That said, I believe the whole menu should be at the same quality level regardless of the dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food and staff were great, but I had specifically requested an acknowledgment of our celebration in the reservation. I waited and waited but it never came I have to say that was pretty disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I'm a Seattle native and Chandler's Crabhouse is one of my favorite Seattle restaurants. The view is amazing, great food and quiet enough to carry on a conversation but also lively!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Everything was fine, but way too expensive. $20 for one crab cake is ridicuous. With a split salad and one crab cake and one glass of wine each, a quick dinner before the theatre was $160. We’ll not be back .

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Entrees are bland and expensive. Parking should be validated.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Bar service incredibly slow/unfriendly. Hostess unfriendly. For the cost, the experience just wasn’t there.

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