Shaker + Spear

4.5
1245 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Shaker & Spear is all about seafood paired with fresh, regional ingredients. We invite you to enjoy dishes and drinks in a neighborly atmosphere set among one of Seattle's coolest neighborhoods, Belltown. Helmed by Chef Carolynn Spence, Shaker + Spear features market fresh and decidedly innovative fare focused on local sourcing and sustainable fishing. Shaker + Spear is a restaurant favorite of visitors seeking a respite from a busy day of shopping at nearby Pike Place Market or walking along the Puget Sound. A nightcap at the adjacent Pennyroyal bar satisfies both parties nightly until 12am.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1245 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VeronicaD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommend!

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vipJanelle
Portland
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved the food, drinks, atmosphere here. If we lived in town we would definitely return!

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NicePeoplePlease
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The crab cakes were excellent. However, the chicken schnitzel was a deep fried slab of thick chicken with 3 stems of greens to soak up the grease underneath the schnitzel. What a disappointment. While we usually appreciate attentiveness, the 1 of 5 different staff were at our table every 5 minutes, which interrupted our conversation.

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AshleyF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had requested weeks before main dining room to find out not available when we arrived. Food was ok loved the crab cakes. Service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing culinary experience! The staff was super friendly and accommodating and even started us off with complimentary champagne for our anniversary celebration! The salmon and halibut were divine!

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WilliamD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Lauren, was excellent. She was attentive and made helpful suggestions. The food was good although my wife was surprised when her halibut arrived and it had been fried rather than grilled or broiled. My scallops were very tasty and cooked perfectly. We both had the burrata salad and were happy we ordered one for each of us as they were too small to split. For dessert we had the Grand Mariner fruit dish which was a surprise to us as we were expecting something different. We were happy with the dessert.
Our only concerns with this restaurant was its location. There is on street parking just outside the restaurant that's fine but parking lots in the neighborhood are likely to be occupied by homeless folks. We parked at the 3rd & Stewart garage which worked well. We suggest walking from there to the restaurant on 2nd Avenue as at 3rd Avenue & Virginia there was a homeless encampment. At the time of our visit the Klimpton Palladian hotel was closed for renovation.

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vipThomasK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food but a bit too salty

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing experience dining at Shaker & Spear! Our server was super knowledgeable about every single thing on the menu! He made great recommendations. We had cocktails, appetizer, meals, and 2 desserts!!! This is one of those meals I will think about for years! I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know traveling to the Seattle area! 5 stars and then a couple more stars!!! Simply amazing!

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ScottD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. There was a strange tag-team thing happening with our servers, but the staff was small and they were all pitching in to help. Overall a fantastic experience.

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vipKevin
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came at 5 PM and were among the first seated in this light and modern room. Excellent food, great service and drinks. We especially recommend the Manila clams and the pulpo croquettes. Most enjoyable!

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ErikS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the ambiance was lovely, and the wait staff was exceptional. We had a wonderful time.

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ericzs
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great somewhat causal, not uptight, locale for good food. Great service!

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Rich
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle downtown, especially for seafood. Something has changed. Salmon was dry, overcooked, with some overly thick gooey sauce. The entire entree was over salted. My husband ordered the ribeye, medium rare. It came well done. The experience makes me wonder if previous chef is no longer there.

I will not be going back.

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Vk980
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Terrible service. The waitress ruined our night, was so rude and mocked a member of my family. We were appalled and after spending $400 deeply regret coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but effective menu

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Lora
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as well as the staff. We will definitely be going back again when in Seattle!

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RachelF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The oysters were bad and the rest of the food was unimpressive.

Shaker + Spear
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. I can assure that our oysters are the best quality available to us and fresh daily. We will continue to monitor our service and food standards as we reopen fully. We sincerely appreciate your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

An unexpected treasure!

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SusanO
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good but the size of portions and the price was outrageous. $32 for 3 Scallops that looked more like an appetizer & you had to pay for sides ($10 for fries). We wish we would have gone somewhere else for dinner. Not worth the money.

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vipbabs
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our snitzel was overcooked but waitress and other entrees were excellent

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vipZakH
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was friendly and casual. Do yourself a favor and eat here, you won’t regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gluten free options

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AndreaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat out at a lot of nice places and this place was outstanding. By far the best meal we've had in a long time.

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JaysonR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our overall experience was great. The atmosphere is really nice, service was good and food delicious. Only small things that took this from a 5 to 4 star experience:
1) Truffle fries were good, not great. My wife is a fry fan so she had opinions…
2) we sat next to a wall and it was noticeably dirty. For a fancy restaurant, these are the details that should be taken care of
3) server took my empty wine glass but didn’t ask me if I’d like another drink until we were done eating. I was ready to spend on a second drink…
With all that being said, we would definitely return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pickled kumquat garnish could use a little sugar.

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MishellG
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were spectacular! Josh our server was excellent and made us the perfect drinks. The muscles were the best we have ever had and we have traveled extensively. The lamb shank and paella made to perfection as well. Best dining so far in Seattle!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Shaker + Spear for my birthday and it did not disappoint! The staff made me feel so special, the food and the drinks were all excellent, and the interior was romantic. The salmon was amazing and the mussels were the best I have ever had. Next time I am in Seattle, I will definitely be visiting Shaker + Spear again…and again…and again.

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vipRebecca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here!! Always on the list whenever someone comes to visit. The cocktails are so so good, the food is divine and the wait staff is killer. 10/10 highly recommend :)

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Dani
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Came here for a special dinner for Father's Day. My dad really enjoyed the white fish he ordered. My mom unfortunately did not love the lamb shank and there were no real vegan options for myself or my husband. The lower level is beautifully designed, and the service was friendly. I'd recommend coming here if you're looking for seafood, but if you have any friends/family with dietary restrictions there are little to no options. Prices were fairly high for the quality.

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DanC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was not at all what we expected based on previous reviews. Service was average at best but the ambience was terrible. Our table was placed next to a set of double doors with a chain locking it. The room was dark and old fashioned feeling. The chairs were incredibly uncomfortable as they were so small. It clearly did not match the music or restaurant attitude.

We ordered oysters and they were substandard compared to other restaurants we had oysters at. We ended up leaving and went elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely spectacular! Lauren was amazing server. Couldn’t have had a better dinner in Seattle!

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MarverickM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing seafood dishes. I would come back and try other dishes.

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vipAnon
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely a great find. Food was excellent and the service impeccable

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ErikaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service! The halibut was to die for and the steak was cooked perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my daughter. Her boyfriend flew in to surprise her and the host and staff did their utmost to ensure that is was a phenomenal experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with a fantastic staff and food.

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vipShelleyN
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The moment we were seated we were given 1 paper menu to share. Ten minutes later our waiter came, and my husband told him we'd like to have a drink first. The waiter wanted to take our whole order right then, so we decided on what we were ordering. Our drinks arrived with the delicious burrata salad. Hmm... was he listening? We ate the salad, because we figured the entree would soon follow, which it did. Both dishes were delicious, yet we waited... and waited for our second ordered drink, which arrived at least 10 minutes after we'd finished dinner. We let the waiter know it was my husband's birthday when we ordered, and reiterated that when he ordered dessert. The waiter brought it with zero fanfare- no candle, no "Happy Birthday!" Hmm... The atmosphere was sterile, rushed, and loud - somewhat uncomfortable metal chairs on concrete floors. The food was awesome, but service & ambiance were lacking.

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ElizabethB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Truffle fries were amazing as was the Mac n cheese- portions sizes for salmon and burger were smile- although a ton of fries…

FAQs

Shaker + Spear offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 826-1700.

Shaker + Spear is rated 4.5 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Shaker + Spear does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shakerandspear.com/.

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.