Westcott Bay Shellfish Co

4.9
133 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are growers of oysters, mussels and clams in the renowned waters of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island, Washington. Our lunch spot is moving to our beautiful Net Shed building for the remainder of our off season! This space has limited indoor seating, as well as seating under the shed roof and open seating on the patio. The Net Shed is located on our property, and is the first building on the right from the parking lot. Enjoy our unique lunch experience at the farm for freshly harvested shellfish, as well as a limited menu for the off season. Reservations for lunch are available on Saturdays starting at: 12, 1:30, and 3. Starting April 9th we will be expanding our days to include Friday - Sunday. Dress warm! While there is some indoor seating the garage doors will be up and heat will be off due to COVID restrictions. Please bring proof of your reservation with you (your Open Table email or text confirmation).

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 133 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
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JanetH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasurable experience!
Highly recommend

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled oysters were my fave, but all the food was good! A simple
menu that keeps the focus on oysters. A must-do if you come to San Juan Island!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place on San Juan Island! Great food, wonderful people and a beautiful spot on the water. Casual with fantastic raw and barbequed oysters!

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Tootie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters, charcuterie, & local bread was GREAT. Clam bowl was iffy - potatoes were hard and the "sauce" wasn't good. The parking is ridiculous (like REALLY?) and the toilet room was unattended and a mess. It's great having a place like this to enjoy local seafood! We'll be back for sure and your staff is great.

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RuthR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Overpriced and underwhelming food, although the staff was lovely—friendly and helpful. The location was pretty, too.

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DougC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great shellfish, great location, and fantastic servers. Our 7 yr old loved the whole experience (as did we).

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CookieB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!! Great atmosphere and they have handled Covid circumstances very well. Very organized.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in a wonderful place.

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JoyN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food beautiful setting. Would have preferred in a little bit better service. The bread was too hard to eat had to wait quite some time to get a new loaf. no apologies offered on that nor on the wrong bill that was given to me.

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HypnotistJimKellner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife who has eaten oysters from all over the world says that these were the best she’s ever had. She was especially fond of the herb and garlic ones. I had the meat and cheese board which was great.

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DonnaF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable even on a winter day! Dress accordingly and soak up the view as you soak up the delicious sauces on the grilled oysters.

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KarlB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters anywhere!

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Polineus
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters ever. Ali was a fabulous wAitress. Great clams, bread drinks. Best view everything. We will return

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Christian
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shellfish I've ever had, everything was absolutely delicious.

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Dave
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The staff very helpful. It was cold, but I was there in November...it's supposed to be cold. A great time! I will do it again when I am back on the island.

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JusFe
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw oysters were so fresh and and tasty, and the clam boil was so flavorful with the seasoned compound butter. Wish I could go back every week!!

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vipOlyclub1
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day on the bay. BBQ oysters are not something to miss.

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Marcia
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for an outdoor lunch in the sun eating fresh oysters, grilled or raw, from 50 feet away. Can't beat it!

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vipSeattleKids
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our experience here was the highlight of our weekend on San Juan Island. Nothing beats fresh seafood straight from the water. The atmosphere was perfect, laid back yet so outstanding. We can’t wait to visit again!

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Anonymous
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for oysters. The only negative is we can't pick our own oysters. But that's probably because of Covid restrictions. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating and excellent shellfish. I have to go to Westcott when I am in the San Juan’s. The service it great, they had great spaces of tables with COVID. Try the grilled oysters and you can never go wrong with the chilled ones too!

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katiep
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is amazing, right on the water looking at westcott bay. The food is fantastic. The oysters, both raw and grilled, were so tasty. The server gave us an great demonstration for shucking oysters and we had success shucking our own! This place cannot be beat.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Bakery breast and cookie were amazing! Food is fresh! Refreshing

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vipAustinite
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience. Crazy fresh seafood, thoughtful and engaged service, in an intimate and beautiful setting. So a fortunate to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful summer only oyster experience. 5 stars

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SteveB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to have lunch here! Too bad it closes after Labor Day.

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Catherine
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What fun! Amazing dinner! Oodles of fresh oysters! Great setting outside on the bay!! Loved it !!!!

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AweShucks
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service! We have enjoyed Westcott 4-5 times this summer.

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Yaywhiskey
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun experience!! You can order the oysters shucked, or do it yourself. Gotta do it yourself!! The oysters were delicious. The grilled were also amazing. The salad was fresh and delicious. All tables are outside, with an astounding views. Beer is cold. Service was amazing. Loved this place and will return next time I'm on the island.

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vipCary
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh oysters - Great outdoor waterfront ambience. Excellent service.

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KimY
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, friendly staff, gorgeous location!

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KaeH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit of the season and despite an overcast day, it was just as pleasant as our first, which was on a sunny day. service was quick, cheerful and helpful. Food was delicious. It’s an experience we highly recommend and will repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful visit to Westcott. The food was delicious and our waitress was absolutely fantastic! We would definitely visit again! Thanks.

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LeahC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot to enjoy fresh oysters and sun! The service was wonderful as well. Try the Chipotle grilled oysters when you go.

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KirkH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have lived on island for 20 years and have purchased shellfish from the old oyster farm-walk in only and pick up.
Westcott Bay Shellfish is the ultimate island dining experience around. Shuck,slurp,and toss right on the beach!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!
Beaur

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KatieD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the weather, we went in late August, to the ambience, food, views was outstanding. It was an invigorating experience and delicious meal. Definitely recommend orderingThe Stop Light our star sampler. This is an experience you must have when visiting the San Juan Island.

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LondonDiner
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westcott Bay Shellfish Co is a unique, quintessentially northwest dining experience. I recommend you sit at an outdoor table by the beach shucking your own fresh oysters complimented by local organic cheeses, speciality meats , bakery goods and great northwest beer and wines. Whether you drive in or arrive via your boat you will have a memorable dining experience. The staff are very helpful and customer focused.

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AprilV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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DennisS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are on San Juan Island, this is the experience you must have!

FAQs

Westcott Bay Shellfish Co is rated 4.9 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.