Shaker + Spear

4.7
1162 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 1162 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, but the food was just ok. It wasn’t anything to write home about.

JM
JacquelineM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves to go to Shaker + Spear for celebration dinners, because the food is amazing and the service is so good. This was the perfect place for our first family meal out in over a year.

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Steve
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate was absolutely amazing and took great care of us. The general manager stopped by our table and introduced himself, a classy atmosphere all the way around I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, fantastic food. Everything from drinks to dessert was amazing.

KJ
KateJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Clean, quiet atmosphere. Perfect date night. Recommend the charred octopus starter and the scallop entree.

CG
vipChadGW
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. The salted cod beignets surprised me. The waiter recommended them and I wanted to order another!

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WendyH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back twice while in Seattle. Great food and vibe, we loved everything.

TC
vipTimC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Excellent food and beverage quality, but service- although personable, was slow at times

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vipFoodforthought
Seattle
91 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have them back opened. Food is amazing and great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent which made for a fun date.

KJ
KarenJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great! This new menu is amazing, the staff is great, we’ll always come back!

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vipLouisP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, awesome, delicious, inspiring food
as always !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We were sat in the basement, which is like being in someone’s basement. There was one server with an assistant, and at least ten tables. There was no attention to detail, with water glasses empty for tens of minutes (at one point I got up to get the pitcher 3 feet away from us on the bar to fill my son’s glass). Empty drink glasses were not cleared. From the room to the service, it was like being in a badly-run, small town diner. I will always request to sit upstairs from now on. I realize you are reopening during covid, but this was a debacle.

The food, as always, was wonderful. We will not write you off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic! Server was a little overwhelmed but natural now that they are open in full capacity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only here for the weekend, and the front desk manager of our hotel recommended this restaurant. We were so impressed with our Friday night dinner that we also made reservations for Saturday! The food was amazing - particularly the Parmesan truffle fries! The drinks were phenomenal- one of the best cosmo’s of my life. Honestly. But what really did it is the service. The restaurant has been closed for COVID and everyone was clearly so excited to be back in business. We had fabulous conversation with Ryan, Josh, and Travis. If we lived here, we would come all the time! I highly recommend this restaurant- whether you’re coming for dinner or Just drinks and truffle fries!

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JeffreyT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated upstairs in the cafe section as opposed to the main dining room. We were offered a table next to a double door which was secured with a chain but some one attempted to open the door from the other side soon after we sat down. It was a drafty and dark space. We requested a different table and the hostess left us also even. No one came to greet us or offer us a drink. We decided to leave and expressed our displeasure on our way out so to be fair we never tasted the food.

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viptriples
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was their first day back and the new menu is amazing! Cauliflower fritters, Korean pancake and Seafood bouillabaisse every bite delicious! Plus our old fave grilled octopus!

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vipReena
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food, cocktails and wonderful service. Prices are on the higher end but the portion sizes are good. Would definitely return.

JL
JuliusL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Salty food, decent portions, good COVID protocol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. The scallops were esquisite and the truffle fries were a mountain of deliciousness. The butterscotch dessert was out of this world, so definitely leave room for that!

CB
CameronB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. The food was great. The service was excellent. Great recommendations. My server perfectly paired the wine with my meal. A place I feel like I can trust and happily come back to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fresh food - must try the pistachio mess!

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Abbygail
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully curated dishes and drinks in an affordable price range and wonderfully delicious!

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AHAS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with a friend - excellent food as usual! Well-spaced out and felt comfortable dining indoors

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vipDenverdining12
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from when we were seated to when we checked out. The oysters were good but the cocktails were better and the servers were the best! I would love to go back.

JT
JerryT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server/ bartender (Josh from Miami) was knowledgeable and provided great insight about the menu. He really made an effort to ensure we had a good experience. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome and very pandemic conscientious.

GL
GeorgeL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great food! Great service! Overall .... great!

SL
vipScottL
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved my dish but my guest did not. Friendly staff and it was nice for a date or dinner with friends.

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AlyGaeto
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The server recommended excellent wine pairings. Service was prompt and food was delicious.

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EricP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My experience at Shaker + Spear was phenomenal.

We originally had to wait for our reserved seats as Covid was preventing them to use all of their space for service, and people were taking their time dining (I could see why after I ate here!). Because we had to wait, the host gave us free cocktails of our choice and asked if we needed anything else.

When we got to our table, the waiter was very helpful in ordering dishes and drinks, and the staff was extremely friendly addressing my buddy's birthday. Manager ended up coming out and providing drinks and a bottle to celebrate with, giving us his card to use if we wanted to come back.

Incredible experience and fantastic food and drinks. 1000% recommend.

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vipBradleyS
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best Seattle dining experiences ever, and certainly in the COVID era. From the crispy sesame peanut shrimp appetizer (delicious!) to the Pot o créme butterscotch dessert, the food, atmosphere, service (thanks Ryan, you're the best!), physical separation of tables and ventilation were all primo!

CJ
vipChrisJ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Food was good. Staff was very diligent and provided great service.

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EricG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Music was way too loud

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KevinH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent great food and service and one of our favorites! Prices are very fair for the expensive Seattle area.

CJ
ChelseaJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food for a nice dinner out without breaking the bank. Good seafood options and good side options that aren't just your run of the mill fries and broccoli. Nice place but you don't need to dress up. Great service!

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vipMonomo215
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time back within a week and this time we brought along two others from our Covid-bubble. We didn't realize there were three levels of seating. All staff made us feel welcome and super safe. It was great to return and try entirely different drinks, appetizers, and entrees. This place has become a new favorite!

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JaneK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We had a Saturday Brunch and asked for Outside seating. We were out on the sidewalks of Seattle. It was great food and due to our 2020 situation the service was great. I think a heat lamp would have been nice.

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Jessicatcheng
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinners I’ve eaten! The octopus was out of this world & our server Josh was very attentive to us!

FAQs

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

Shaker + Spear is rated 4.7 stars by 1162 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.