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About Shaker + Spear

Shaker + Spear is all about seafood paired simply 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.

2000 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm


Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:00am


Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Virginia Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 826-1700

Website:
http://www.shakerandspear.com/

Parking Details:
Abundant street, valet, lot, and garage parking is available in the Belltown area.

Public Transit:
Westlake Station is a short 4 block walk away.

Nearest Bus Stops:
3rd & Virginia
2nd & Lenora
2nd & Stewart
1st & Lenora

Executive Chef:
Carolynn Spence

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whatever the occasion, Shaker + Spear knows how to make your event truly memorable. Our chefs work with you to create the perfect menu for your holiday or anniversary party, business meeting, rehearsal dinner or wedding shower or brunch.

Shaker + Spear Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (20)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (14)
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Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (7)
Romantic (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent and well-priced but our coffees were overpriced and service could be better.. but I’m more into food so overall still outstanding for me.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Grilled shrimp was great. Scallops were awesome. Excellent service from Mitch. We’ll be back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

server was right on with his recommendations. all the food was good and for a downtown seattle restaurant the price was quite reasonable - $60 plus tip for two appetizers, one entree and one desssert

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food; courteous and prompt service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was under flavored and underwhelming. Plenty of salt though.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was AMAZING. Ask for Tiffany. Special occasion and they made it more special.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Another wonderful evening at Shaker + Spear yet again! Great seafood restaurant and AMAZING staffs! Thank you Mitch!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was good and our server Mitch was always nearby but never underfoot. It was a great place to meet and catch up with friends I hadnt seen in months.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Impeccable service and food. This was my 3rd visit in less than 30 days. I’ll be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Top notch service and food! Mitch our server was amazing and all of our food came out perfect. You have to try the Pistachio crumble and the truffle fries no matter what! Portions are perfect, flavors work so well together. The salty pistachio, tart lemony sauce and the sweetness of the crumble had me dreaming about it for weeks after that I had to have it again. Carolynn Spence is an amazing chef and we are hooked - it's now our go to anytime we are in Seattle. We liked our dinner so much we had to go back for brunch. The herb and wild mushroom omelette was the best I have had. Don't miss Shaker and Spear it's a gem!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

From the moment we arrived we were treated like we were important. Our server was outstanding. She was attentive without being intrusive.

It was our anniversary and we were visit g our son out in Seattle with dear friends. At the end of an amazing dinner she brought us each a glass of champagne with a copy of the menu which was signed by the entire staff. Such a nice end to a lovely evening

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was amazing, well presented, and perfectly timed. The service was warm and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I’m surprised this restaurant isn’t busier on a Saturday night. Food and service was pretty good and we would come back for another date night or brunch. Highly recommend the crab avocado toast. Minor observation - For this type of restaurant I thought it was weird some of the service guys (bartenders?) were wearing some cheesy black shirts with a printed shirt and tie on them. This is a work uniform? Yikes.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had reservations but we were 30 minutes early and we were still seated immediately. Our server, Tiffany I think, was helpful and friendly and answered all of our questions. The food was very good. Guess I forgot to mention we were there for brunch on a Saturday. I had the crab Benedict and it was amazing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Just lovely...wonderful place for breakfast.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food and the service was excellent as usual. However, the large round table in the middle of the room was occupied by a large group of very loud people who had little consideration for the other restaurant customers. And that creates a very difficult situation for the staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, creative but not pretentious, and great staff...also creative but not pretentious!!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and great service! Kayla was awesome! On top of everything but not intruding! We don’t expect anything else from Shaker + Spear. We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a dinner for a “couples weekend getaway”. We like a variety of food and are adventurous in our tastes. We had the octopus app and it was grilled to perfection, was meaty, and the sauce was tasty. I had the burger for the main, great cook, good flavor. The chicken and dumplings were so technically well done I was blown away. It sounds simple, but...chicken was fried, skin removed and made into spicy cracklings, carrots, onions, peas, made a great stew that was amazing in a hot pot. Drinks great, service great, a little noisy, but normal for a Friday night anywhere. Mitch our sever was awesome, lovely for providing good advice on dishes. I’d come here again any time.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Robyn was an amazing server! Her colleague, Mitch, was equally as fabulous! They were both on top of things but not intrusive! It was a pleasure to have them as part of our evening! Would definitely recommend Shaker and Spear because of the food and Robyn and Mitch!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

we enjoyed delicious cocktails and every course was mouthwatering. Our server was fantastic. We had a perfect date night

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great atmosphere and great service. Our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable, and had a sense of humor. The mostly seafood menu was fun and creative, the drinks were tasty, and the timing of the meal was perfectly suited to our schedule. The wine list is not particularly extensive, but has a number of good choices, and is helpfully divided by country of origin. Overall, this was a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

i had the snapper is was amazing and great mescal drinks also, Staff was very friendly!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Professional all the way. Also the first place I’ve had octopus that knew how to prepare it.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very good. the best part was our server, David. He was such a nice kid and very knowledgable about the menu. He has a great story too about how he got to Seattle. When we go back we would definitely request one of his tables. Everyone else there was very nice too. And the kitchen was very clean from what we could see. Overall a great experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful brunch here. Very convenient to the Moore and Pike Place Market. Great service and food. Will be back to try dinner!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very accommodating. Happily made menu changes to accommodate diet restrictions.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nothing vegan. They couldn’t make the potatoes separate (although there was no one in the place and both cooks were just standing around and that’s easy) and although they had sides of toast and avocado, I asked if maybe they could just put the avocado on toast for me so I didn’t just have two sides. And they brought me back four tiny slices of avocado and two slices of toast. Not accommodating literally at all.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great seevice

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We absolutely loved it! The staff was all so friendly, and the food was some of the best we’ve had in Seattle! You have to try the Octopus! The Scottish Olives were excellent and the succotash with the scallops was fantastic! You cannot go wrong trying this place! We are already looking forward to next time!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The crunchy French toast was tasty. Our waiter was quite attentive.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a very nice time! Enjoyed the prawns and burrata to start. Then had the crab toast and the scallops. All were excellent! Tried the eddie’s teddy and a whiskey based cocktail (don’t remember the name) and enjoyed both. For dessert we had the flan. I loved it!

Fantastic service- our waitress was knowledgeable, very friendly, and took great care of us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We picked Shaker & Spear as the place to spend our Open Table reward money. It was a great choice! We live in Anchorage, AK and come to Seattle for an easy get away and good food. Shaker & Spear did not disappoint. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is our go-to spot downtown. The service is always great. The food changes often and is divine, locally sourced. I had the octopus and the shrimp this time, along with a dry rose. Then we all split the chocloate coffee cup and the chocolate moose. Both gluten free! Their options for GF people is really great. Cant wait to go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to Shaker and Spear for breakfast on Christmas morning. The lemon blueberry pancake was not too sweet, and the berries were huge! The food was beautiful, plentiful and tasty! Service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Heidi is a fantastic server! Attentive and helpful.
Restaurant can become loud when full, and then someone on staff thinks it is a great idea to turn the music up (!) Fortunately Heidi was quick to honor our request to have it turned down. I truly do not understand why some restaurants feel that requiring patrons to shout at each other to be heard contributes to a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. We love every aspect of the place — the food, the presentation, the service, and the ambiance. Will definitely be back! Thanks so much.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great spot for really good food, and with a good variety of types of food and quantity on the plate for mixing and matching. Absolutely fantastic charred octopus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I wasn’t all that impressed with the food and my boyfriend got sick the next morning from our dinner. He got the steak.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The fare at Shaker + Spear was fabulous - spot on for a holiday business lunch. Kayla took care of our party of 5 and the service was exceptional. Bright, creative, and truly memorable experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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