Salty's on Alki Beach

4.8
8421 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on Alki Beach with the most spectacular view of the Seattle skyline, Salty’s is one of the Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants and Top 100 Best Brunches in America by OpenTable. Salty’s is renowned for our fresh seasonal seafood, Pacific Northwest Coastal cuisine, playful atmosphere, and uncommonly genuine service. Our Northwest wine menu has won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 2003.

We are open for year round outdoor dining in our cozy and elegant glass-like tents and on our decks. Beautifully decorated to lift your spirits, we welcome you to celebrate or just let the stress of the day slip away while enjoying the astonishing waterfront and fresh air of the Elliot Bay. We are truly a great escape and delicious fun!

Established in 1980, we are a James Beard Smart Catch Restaurant, proudly independent, family owned and operated, and woman owned.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 8421 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff great views

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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MaiO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love 1 buck shuck. I got the appetizers because they were enough for me.

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doc1968
Baton Rouge
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was excellent, from the welcome we received, the table by the window with views of downtown Seattle to the food and special White Chocolate Mousse cake dessert.

JR
JensenR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beachside seafood with Puget Sound breeze or views in a smart-casual fine dining experience. Food is preparation and presentation is wonderful, seafood is fresh and sourced amazingly, and our waiter made our experience all the more better. Salty's has been around and relevant for a while, and will continue to be so for a reason.

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GordonH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a beautiful, warm Summer night in the lower patio. We were there to celebrate our 37th anniversary. We’ve spent more anniversaries at Salty’s than any other restaurant in Seattle.

Our server, Carl, was an absolute pleasure. All of the staff greeted us, and congratulated us on our anniversary without us telling them so, first. Very impressive coordination.

Over the years I’ve taken many clients, and out-of-town guests, to Salty’s because there is simply not a more beautiful view of Seattle. Be it daytime, sunset, or nighttime, they are all incredible.

The food is always outstanding. And their White Chocolate Mousse Cake is one of my wife’s favorites. Many years, if we could make it over for dinner, I went and picked-up a piece of the cake, just for her.

Thank-you, Salty’s for yet another very memorable evening!!

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RenataW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous view with fabulous service, great food& drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient and charming service, wonderful food, fabulous views

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PaulBasaman
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was very good-a bit on the expensive side, but okay since it was a celebration. No complimentary bread, though. Surprising!

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MarlaH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was terrific, great view, food and our server Keen made our time very memorable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and were blown away! Our server was knowledgeable and timed everything perfectly. The oysters, scallops and halibut were fantastic. The view of the city was amazing! The flavor combinations and atmosphere was incredible. This place is worth every effort to taxi the short ride across the bay.

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vipLorena
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food--loved the Caesar salad with crisp fresh lettuce and a delicious house dressing. The Seafood Mixed Grill was excellent and cooked to perfection. It was a beautiful summer day with scenic views of the waterfront. Best of all was the excellent service (thank you Keen) and rounds made by the manager to make certain customers were happy.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the water and Seattle skyline. The scallops were delicious. It was my birthday and they had the table decorated, had a card for me and brought me a dessert!

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NandK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, wished we lived in Seattle so we could come here every weekend! The kindest staff, the best food, and the best environment! Highly recommend.

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Traveler
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was even better. Our server, Kim, was second to none. We go to Salty’s every time we visit Seattle and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, but more expensive than it should be

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LycasteO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to Salty’s. I had the Copper River Salmon special with whipped potatoes and asparagus. Every bite was delicious, which I paired with a bottle of the Matanzas Creek Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. The view was spectacular! I’ll definitely be back!

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BandL
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waiter was outstanding. It was a birthday treat for a friend and the table had nice decorations and the cake was good and nicely made. The only issue we had is on that we had 2 orderes of "collosal" Cod fish and chips. They were
not collosal compared to Wally's
They had a good flavor so the size was a minor issue. We had a great time. Thank you Salty's.

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Given the price, location and amazing reviews, I found it strange that I had to pile my plates when I was done....no one came to clear the table. Waiter not as attentive as I expected. Food was amazing, clams sooo good.

DG
DebbieG
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous, the food was delicious, the drinks were tasty, and the view was so pretty (other than the garbage barge that was moored out there).

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dasaniJuice
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking view from the deck, fantastic service, and delicious food. We ordered seafood mixed grill and pan fried scallops for entrees, prawn cocktail and half dozen oysters for appetizers. Oysters are unexpectedly fresh and juicy. white chocolate dessert is a must! Parking is also easy. Perfect place for spatial occasions.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining experience was excellent. However, OpenTable experience we had was not as good. OoenTable showed very limited availability and the few we saw were during off peak periods (i.e. 4:15 pm on Saturday!) although we booked 4-5 days in advance. There were plenty of tables available after we finished our meals around 5:30 pm.

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SHEENONC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was soooo good ! the food was excellent the service was over the top

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

We're glad to hear your feedback. Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We’ll be sure to let our team know and we are looking forward to your next visit!

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SaturdayLunch
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view! The food! The ambience! This was not a busy day for lunch. Just a pleasant relaxing time.

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Thank you so much for the review and we’ll see you again soon!

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DerekW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made everything about my wife’s birthday brunch perfect- Food/ Service / location all fantastic

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AmiroucheS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a birthday. Nice Service and definitely going back there.

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review and for letting us be a part of your special occasion. We loved celebrating with you and we can’t wait to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful!

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kuuipo
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

NEW: there is a 4% surcharge that does to the restaurant. Be prepared.

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vipEgbert
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food on a perfect sunny day; outdoor seating ensure distance; great and friendly service

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being our guest and for sharing your experience! We can’t wait to see you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, wonderful service, and amazing food. Get the prez idential salad!!

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JasmineM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and beautiful view!! Would love to go again.

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind feedback, Jasmine. We appreciate you dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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RobC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Salty's delivered a fantastic meal. It's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for -- some of the best food money can buy in Seattle.

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being our guest and for sharing your experience! We can’t wait to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to have a table right on the edge of the water where we ate a delicious dinner and had front row seats to see the reflections of sunset in Downtown Seattle. I loved that they did not push us ti hurry up but several times encouraged a leisurely pace. We enjoyed the patio fireplace after dinner where we sat and talked until 9 pm. A lovely evening.

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Rick
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time in the past few months. This time with my wife's oldest daughter visiting from LA. As usual, we were treated to outstanding service. This time from John L. He was very friendly and happy from the first moment he came up. I'm a bit spoiled at Salties and have grown to expect this kind of service. I also was able to talk with Adam who we've had the joy of working with him as well. Both men are outstanding at their positions and whenever possible I'd ask for one or the other in the future.
Again as I expected the food was perfect. I went a different route and did not have the mixed grill. I had the scallops which John explained the pairings on the dish and how the flavors work together. Really great.
My wife started with her Huckleberry Lemon Drop which is a tradition for her from now on. She had the Sockeye stuff with crab. Incredible. I wish I could remember what her daughter had but as I age my memory is a bit relaxed. Oh well.
I had Belevere for my main drink and our Daughter and I had Prosecco with our meals. Truly thank goes to your staff and chefs for a wonderful evening with our meal and the best view of Seattle. See you soon. Rick Wells

Salty's on Alki Beach
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review Rick! Your family here at Salty's is happy to hear that you loved your food! Our goal here is to always make sure that our guest experience and satisfaction, are our top priority- and we agree, John and Adam are truly gems to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for guests like you. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again here at your home away from home!

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JoniB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was very disappointing for the price. It did not taste good and was very bland. The service was also very slow.

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Sparty
Cincinnati
5 reviews