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Shaker + Spear

4.7
556 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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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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, 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 556 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional food, local fish and such, great recommendations by the server including local beers.
Smaller place, so be sure to make reservation. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed the food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food great service!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

AMAZING!!! One of the best meals we have ever had. Our server was lovely, made awesome recommendations, and the food was unreal. Definitely try the scotch olives and the octopus and the paella!!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved the food. The Airmail craft cocktail was fabulous. Service was prompt and the staff were pleasant to interact with.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Pleasantly surprised. Loved the appetizers.

We were bothered by the fan, but it was kindly turned down by the manager.

Did not like the sitting and restaurant set up of the table. However, the food and service were great. Can not complain!

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I've loved Shaker & Spear since it opened. They do everything superbly. Recently went for a birthday brunch with my girlfriends, and we can't wait to go back. The service was spectacular and they added a few special touches that really enhanced my birthday celebration.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Restaurant was understaffed for the breakfast service.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The food is fresh, imaginative, and creatively presented. Our server David was knowledgeable and friendly. Love the street side atmosphere and soundtrack.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service and food!! Loved the lemon ricotta pancake and herb and cheese omelette!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Staff was friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food and great service. Lots of fresh seafood options and really good drinks.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our server took great care of us and the food was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

My partner forgot it was our anniversary, so the staff and I had some fun with her memory. Thank you for helping to make #31 fun!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Came here by chance. Their appetizers were amazing, especially the salt cod begniet. Had the whole Snapper. It was a little spicy, but very tasty. Can be shared. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Refreshingly creative & innovative menu without being too precious. All dishes at our table were well prepared and visually pleasing. You could feel a positive energetic hum between the cooks and the servers. Mutual appreciation & respect. This restaurant has verve and we’ll return!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Shaker & Spear serves delicious seafood in a casual yet modern setting. The Palladian hotel is upstairs from the restaurant but you would never know it's there because of the lack of noise coming from the lobby. The service was friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was delicious and I would recommend it to friends. I did not, however, feel that that the food was life changing. Furthermore, the layout of the restaurant would have been better if it could have been on the same floor as the restrooms. All in all a good night out kind of dining. Nothing too complex.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Incredible just great food. Staff fantastic

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great seafood with inventive ingredients. We'd definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The server was exceptional- very patient with our elderly guests. The food is also quite good. My only quibble is they give you approx 2 tablespoons of syrup for your French Toast order. And that's not an exaggeration.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great chef, unique food. Great surprise! Staff was professional and friendly. Terrific cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Delicious seafood. Nice selection of beers and drinks.
Great service.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

For lunch it is strange to be described as a seafood place with literally only fish and chips on the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Cocktails, dinner and deserts were delightful. Disappointed in the coffee drink and the bill was much more than I anticipated. Did not like the service charge.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dinner at Shaker + Spear became one of the highlights of my first trip to Seattle! I was advised to make a reservation, and for good reason. Guests are served fresh, flavorful, satisfying food by attentive and knowledgeable staff in a sleek and modern environment with large glass windows and cozy lighting.

The staff at Shaker + Spear managed to make a delightful dinner even more memorable, and I ended up staying later than I had anticipated because the company was so pleasant. I hope to see them again to try their brunch on my next visit!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Incredible experience! I’ll be back over and over again! This was my first time at Shaker and Spear and I was more than pleasantly surprised. We had a wonderful server who was incredibly patient with us when we took forever to make decisions about the menu. The drinks were great, every single dish we ordered was incredible and beautifully plated. Oftentimes, when a place has great entrees and appetizers, the dessert is a little less thought through. Not here. We got dessert and each one was unique and incredibly delicious. I want to eat here every week! Also, we made a reservation for a medium sized group that afternoon and they were able to seat us. I’m so thankful they did.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing Food!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Unexpectedly delicious. After a bit of a snafu at the beginning (note that there is no waiting area but the bar if you're early for your reservation - and anyone under 21 in your group cannot wait in the bar), we were seated at a nice table, and treated very well for the rest of the evening. Each of our entrees was perfectly-executed, and each of us remarked how much better they tasted than they even sounded on the menu. The closing lemon-cake-in-a-mason-jar was the perfect topper on the culinary experience. Server was terrific - it's clear the management is paying attention to the front, as well as the back, of the house.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The menu was limited and we had a hard time choosing what we would eat. The main thing we found issue with was the chairs were solid wood, heavy and uncomfortable, which took away from the experience of being there. Put some cushions on the chairs.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great meal with great service. Good wine list and comfortable location.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Kate was the best! Thank you to the whole team. You always make it a wonderful experience! Incredible food and great service keeps us coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We were here to celebrate my birthday. Our server, David, was awesome! We had the salt cod beignets and the octopus apps to start. Then the whole Branzino. Dessert was the coconut panna cotta. Everything was great, but David made the experience! He was very professional and informed on the menu. He made my night by bringing out a tiny cake with a candle and sparkling wine. We will be back next time we're in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch, yummy food good vibes!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had an amazing time here for Easter brunch. Love the attention to details on table setting and the addition of eggs for the table to decorate. While our party of 6 became 4, the restaurant was very understanding and accommodating, not making us feel uneasy about our time there while we dined. The cocktail menu is so creative, being movie (Mean Girls) themed and they rotate these themes! I would love to come back again for a special occasion with family and/or friends.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went there for Easter brunch; tried a few different dishes and they all were really good. there was a cheese steak that was the stand out dish, but everything I had tasted great. Wait staff made great recommendations, the waiting area was also really cool too, cool comfy couches. Nice decor. I’d go back again!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best waiter ever. Delicious meal. Dining experience was wonderful-every course timed perfectly. Loved the entire evening.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Enjoyed a very nice meal here. The octopus appetizer was amazing and we all enjoyed our main courses of scallops, rock fish and Arctic char. Our waitress was fantastic, very attentive and gave us great recommendations. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. Every time I have eaten here it has been such a great experience, except for this last time. The server was overwhelmed, and absent. He clearly had more tables than he could handle, and the kitchen was very slow! We were disappointed, to say the least. I was introducing the restaurant to a group of friends and I they were unimpressed. Hopefully, it was just an off day.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I ordered the ricotta blueberry pancake with Greek yogurt and lemon curd. It’s worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Would visit again.

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