RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

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RockCreek Seafood & Spirits is a full service restaurant and bar located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA. We’re open daily; serving dinner from 4pm to 11pm, and brunch from 9am until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Our menu centers around globally sourced seafood from well managed fisheries; with offerings of local Northwest familiars like crab, oysters and mussels, to more tropical fish like Kona Kampachi or Hawaiian Ono, and East Coast staples like Striped Bass. Our preparations emphasize fresh ingredients that arrive daily, and pronounced flavors from around the world.

Our urban-industrial two-story ‘fishing lodge’ was built with local and reclaimed resources by Dovetail Construction and Marian Built. Our tables were crafted from bark-beetle pine, and we even found a home for our favorite re-purposed farm equipment! Our space includes the main dining area, our killer bar, a large modern patio and an upstairs loft and private dining room.
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f
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad meal Aaron Rock Creek. Creative presentations of fantastically fresh fish

FL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. We've been coming here for years and are never disappointed. We love the mackerel salad, cauliflower salad, calamari, black cod, shrimp and grits...everything's good and the bartenders are great at inventing cocktails for us to try.

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the place but the last two times we got stuck upstairs at a tiny table in the corner. It was early and the place was less then half full. It was for a birthday so a nicer table would have been awesome.

J
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Rock Creek was absolutely perfect. Started with cocktails. Well prepared. We then shared the cauliflower and shrimp appetizers. They were delicious. Followed by our main courses and everyone loved their food. So many great twists on seafood. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and unfortunately, can’t remember her name (sorry but she was pregnant) and she made our visit exceptional. Rock Creek is a gem!

DC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good, but one observation. Despite informing the restaurant that it was my wife’s bday, there was absolutely no acknowledgement whatsoever. The food was delicious, but I can’t recommend this restaurant for a special occasion dinner. In other words, nothing special here.

TE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ve had brunch at Rock Creek twice and it is outstanding. The beignets are sublime and the fired hen with jalapeño corn cakes was equally as good.

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were visiting from out of town so decided to experiment with as many dishes we could. We sat in the lower level which offers casual, yet warm atmosphere. All of the dishes we ordered were very good.

What turned into a problem and a great disappointment was the bar/drinks service. Our first order of drinks didn’t appear until we were done with first round of appetizers, and that was after I told the waitress (twice!) that we will just forget it and get a bottle of wine. It didn’t get any better as the night progressed and additional beverages were ordered. No apology either.

d
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Great for families. The oysters were amazing as well as the other dishes. We will be back.

M
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best seafood in Seattle. Scallops are otherworldly

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Already the best seafood in Seattle and now making its case brunch.

JG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RockCreek had a varied and interesting seafood menu with a few meat And alternative entrees. Our fish dishes were perfectly prepared and aesthetically very pleasing...it was hard to choose. Desserts were wonderful also. Wait staff and service were thoughtful and impeccable. On hearing it was my birthday, our Server brought my dish with a birthday candle. We used a ride share but I think you could typically find street parking within a few blocks. Had a great time and have already recommended the restaurant to family.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was wonderful

CR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance...the food is quite interesting and good, very salty however. I would say it's a little tad on the expensive side for what you get. Don't come starving.

JJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I love this restaurant, but gave lower than usual stars for a couple reasons. First is that I was seated at a table with very cool air blowing all evening on a cold and rainy night. I was unable to take off my coat the entire time we were there (about 2 hours). Second reason is while I have always loved the food here, I didn't choose wisely this time and was not as fond of the food. One shared item was chosen by my guest, and was not one I would have chosen anyway, but my own meal was a little overcooked and lacked flavor and appealing texture. I will definitely try again another time, but was definitely disappointed this time around.

SW
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant but it is so loud it is impossible to converse. It sure would be nice if they could add noise mitigation.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast & attentive service! Ambiance is inviting. All of our dishes were delicious! We’ll be back

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In my humble opinion this is the best fish restaurant in Seattle. It’s also in my top 5 restaurants in Seattle. When in season get the black cod. When not they often do a sea bass or similar in the same preparation. Bonkers good.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is consistently excellent. I would highly recommend.

DD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I thought the prices were fair, food was good, the service attentive and the vibe creative just nothing really stood out as special leaving me wanting to find something better in Seattle.

LW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had three apps and two small plates split between two people.... Would give 5 star for all but clams... okay but not great... key lime pie awesome... waitress great very attentive. .... would definitely return.....

JA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, service and food was amazing enough that we will be returning and recommending to our friends and clients.

SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for fish anywhere!

CH
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal in a neat setting. Loved sitting upstairs

C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with interesting and delicious food. Super friendly service. Ordering family style recommended but not required. Short but nice list of wines and cocktails, as well as a selection of excellent mocktails.

d
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. One small plate was amazing, the other was ok. One entree was amazing, the other was pretty good. The menu is kind of too long.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood, great service, and tasty drinks. Really well seasoned, plated, and thought out food.

HM
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had never been during brunch, but what a surprise! Good menu, delicious food and cocktail offerings, all at very reasonable prices!

OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. We frequent various restaurants across Seattle, but I always find something new and interesting at RockCreek. I love the atmosphere and the food is the best. We live downtown and still make an effort to get here every couple of months.

PS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is WOW! Might be a little hard to find because it’s imbedded in a great neighborhood vibe. Reservations are recommended because it’s small but absolutely worth it. We sat at the bar and ordered several small plates. The barkeep was incredible, informative and a lot of fun. All the staff was smiling and in good spirits dealing with the busy environment. Seafood selection was outstanding, exploding with flavor. Steamed clams were as large and flavorable as they come and the mackerel salad a wonderful surprise!

r
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant served the best fish we had on our weeklong visit to Seattle. We enjoyed the tone of the restaurant, the food and the feel of the place. We were very pleased and would recommend this restaurant to any friend!

LL
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit off so we got a small plate for no charge, and they were out of some things we typically order because “that happens by Sunday night.” But the drinks and food were delicious as always

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Loved the idea of the restaurant, but the execution wasn’t there. Cozy dining space that resembled a cabin. Service was professional but not warm at all, and it was difficult to get our server’s attention. Food would have been good but all the flavors were masked by the insane amount of salt they put in the dishes. We were excited to get bread but the bread was colder than my cocktail. I wish I were exaggerating. Would return if the food weren’t so salty, but wouldn’t recommend to friends and family right now because of that and unfriendly service.

LL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

extremely knowledgeable staff. superb treatment of unique fish dishes. Best seafood in the City! thank you!

KE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, pleasant - conducive to conversation for our part of 4. Black cod and calamari were excellent. Unfortunately thy ran out of monk fish.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Everything was exceptional

A
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! My kind of place. Excellent seafood, great local craft brews, informal atmosphere and engaging staff. I’d give it more than 5 stars if I could.

PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, RockCreek Seafood & Spirits is the best seafood restaurant in Seattle. And my latest trip to the restaurant once again confirms that opinion. We had the Heirloom Cauliflower starter, the "Kari Out" Calamari and Totten Inlet Mussels Bruschetta small plates, and the Neah Bay Black Cod and Oregon Petrale Sole entrees. Every aspect of each one of these dishes was prepared to perfection. The flavors, textures, and presentation was absolutely fabulous. It was an exceptional culinary experience.

W
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best seafood in town and has such wonderful preparations. Since it’s a bit expensive, we save it for celebrations but so well worth it. Go on a week night to avoid the loud crowds since it’s very popular!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday for my mom, she loved it.

AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost perfect. Just all dishes and drinks took very long time to come to the table, and restaurant was not full.

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