Shaker + Spear

4.6
636 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Northwest
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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
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Phone number
(206) 826-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carolynn Spence
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Cross street
Virginia Street
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Parking details
Abundant street, valet, lot, and garage parking is available in the Belltown area.
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Public transit
Westlake Station is a short 4 block walk away.

Nearest Bus Stops:
3rd & Virginia
2nd & Lenora
2nd & Stewart
1st & Lenora
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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.

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What 636 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our second time at S+S and we we’re doubly impressed. The octopus was amazing as were all the small plates we tried. Service was friendly and courteous. The wine list provides great pairing opportunities and there are a number of interesting cocktail choices as well. The lemon meringue ice cream sundae was a revelation. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, but the service was great! I showed up one the wrong night, and they went out of their way to accommodate us. A very enjoyable event no! Thank you!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our meal was great, but our server, Rose, made our dinner extra special. She was enthusiastic about the food, attentive and personable. The prices were very reasonable for booze and food. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Dinner delivered rather abruptly. Did not have time to finish cocktail before it arrived. But my wife ordered abruptly so staff may have felt compelled to keep it moving. Heirloom tomato salad and New York Strip reasonably good but not up to fare we had experienced two previous nights at nearby establishments. Very pleasant staff however.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I wanted to eat at a nice restaurant for my birthday and Shaker and Spear was recommended. I am glad my wife, daughter and I listened to the recommendation. We were seated promptly and the staff was fantastic.

The octopus and popovers were a treat and a fantastic start to our meal. I don't think there is a bad choice on the menu but we wanted to try the seafood. My wife loved her scallops, my daughter loved the salmon and I was extremely satisfied with the seafood dinner. Together with the recommended wines, it was a great experience.

And to top off the perfect birthday dinner, the staff presented a nice birthday card and dessert. We loved it and will be glad to recommend this place to all our friends and family.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

First time and found it wonderful. The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The food and cocktails (house made tonic....drool) were amazing and Rex’s hospitality was just beyond.....

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The service was very slow and the entrees were uneven. The rockfish was completely unseasoned, and made us feel not great after lunch. My colleagues salmon was tasty, but almost entirely raw.

When my plate was removed from the table with most of the dish uneaten, no one inquired why.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Over-enthusiastic servers and mediocre food. Who on earth adds an aioli to paella?! I thought the food lacked depth, was overpriced, and tasted underwhelming. I wouldn't particularly recommend this place to friends, but it certainly isn't the worst restaurant in Seattle.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great brunch, good location for walking, open table reservations convenient. Good service, Rex.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This is the second time my boyfriend and I have been here for a dinner date and it was just as wonderful this time as it was the first time! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food is to die for. I can’t speak highly enough about this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Fantastic food, wonderful service, and delightful cocktails. I brought guests from out of town and we all loved it!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

One of the best experience in years.I CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK.Strongly raccomended👍
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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

This was the best dinner we had during our 5 day Seattle visit. The menu was innovative and the food was delicious. The service was friendly and attentive. We loved the truffle parmesan fries and the crusted rock fish dish had such interesting textures and flavors.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Weekend brunch special bloody Mary’s should be served during the weekdays at breakfast.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

A really great meal with relaxed but efficient service, fantastic food (the octopus and the salt cod fritters were amazing), and creative cocktails. We shared several dishes family style and that worked well for our group of four to taste a lot of options on the menu. The pistachio crumble was a hit for dessert. And Squirrel!!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

You can't really ask for much more in terms of dining experience. One of my favorites in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

From the minute we walked in to the time we left service was fantastic. Our waiter Mitch was friendly and very helpful. We really enjoyed our visit to the Resturant.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This restaurant was quiet with good ambiance. The waiter was helpful and telling us the best menu items. Definitely would go there again when I’m back in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I had the snapper and it was one of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten. So delicious. Everything was fantastic. Can't wait to return.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2018

They were out of three items on the lunch menu, including my first and second choices. That's really not acceptable for a restaurant of any quality. The $22 rock fish was totally unremarkable and the portion size left even this smallish woman wanting more.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Great place, cool vibe and awesome food.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My wife and I were in Seattle for a conference and our wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked in we were greeted and treated like royalty. We have some peculiar food modifications and no one batted an eye about it. The food was so tasty and cooked to perfection. The flavors were memorable. They took photos of us with our phones and sent us home with a signed menu from all the staff in the restaurant that night. We will be coming back for sure next time in Seattle.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food was ok but not great. I had the rockfish. I didn't know it was breaded. It was a bit salty. The polenta was a little thin and tasteless. The tomato and avocado mixture on top I didn't like. The service was good. We sat at chefs table. It was uneventful and a bit blah!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing!! Second time going there at it was equally as amazing as the first! The Scotch Olives are unreal and the Paella is just mind blowing

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The service was amazing!!! Robin and the whole staff went above and beyond. I manage restaurants and was truly impressed with what your staff did. I try every day to get my staff to make our guests feel as special as Robin made us feel on Thursday. Thank you very much <3

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Loved sitting at the bar, eating solo, with attentive service and delectable food

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Too pricey for such quality of food. For this price you would expect something fancy. The only dish that was outsdtanding was snapper. My branzino fish was burnt on one side.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

From the food to the very knowledgeable Heidi who was our server, we will be back. Wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend this place.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We chose this restaurant to celebrate a 40th birthday. We were disappointed that the level of service we received was not the same as the table next to us, although the waiter was the same. We saw him engage with that couple and ask them what they were celebrating and make their evening very special. We got polite, though lackluster, service. I enjoyed my food, but my mother did not. Overall it was a very mediocre experience.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Just visiting from the east coast and made a last minute reservation, glad we did! Absolutely fantastic!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Fantastic food and great ambiance. Mitch (our server) was great.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Loved it! Food was over the top and service was great. We will return again! Get dessert!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The cocktails were great, the food was excellently prepared and the waitstaff was friendly and attentive. Would definitely eat here again.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Server was rude and not very friendly. But hostess was so nice! And food was yummy!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was nice.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Outstanding food and calm, efficient, attentive service made for a lovely evening on holiday. Staff well-versed about particulars of menu items as well as source of fish. Inventive combinations, beautiful presentation. Will make a point of returning when in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Shaker and spear was absolutely amazing. It was our first time in Seattle and coming here definitely made the trip! Erin, and David were amazing to talk to while we were sitting at the chefs counter. What a wonderful experience. All of the staff were friendly and excellent. The food was delicious, the best meal we have ever eaten. Thank you to all that was there on Sunday July 1st!

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