The Crab Pot Restaurant & Bar - Bellevue

4.2
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262 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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We take a variety of fresh seafood, steamed with mouth-watering spices, we pour it out on the table on butcher paper, give you a mallet, bibs & let you go at it! Or try one of our many other delicious entrees!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(425) 455-2244
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Martinez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
120th Ave NE
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

This location is nice enough, but lacks the ambience / view found at the Seattle waterfront location.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant on the water. Service was very good.

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went there for Father’s Day and had so much fun! Super kid friendly and the food was delicious. We also had great service. We will definitely be back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting. The food was great and really enjoyed watching the wildlife in the lake.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our servers were excellent, but they were under-staffed. Otherwise, we had a great job and all enjoyed our meals.

LA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

They were running low on staff, food, and drinks the night that we were there.
Very bad service.
Run down and dirty.
The food served to us didn't match the description on the menu.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but it took an hour to get the food.

M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

While the food was good, this restaurant is very old, outdated and really tired and run down looking. Very understaffed as well. Had to go into the bar after waiting close to ten minutes to be seated just to have them track down the “hostess”. Our server was nice but service was slow and he was obviously distracted by all the tables he was trying to take care of basically by himself.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

All the sads... I live in Denver now but it's hard to find good seafood in a landlocked state so I make it a priority to eat ALL the seafood when I visit family in WA.

Just had the most disappointing Crab Pot meal I've ever had! The King Crab was almost inedible and the Snow Crab not much better; Dungeness was the only one that tasted like it should. Either the lunch chef is off his game (I've always had dinner before) or they're serving last night's leftovers for lunch...

A charming server and a good Mai Tai bumped my rating from 2 stars to 3. DEFINITELY not worth the $50+\person.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There for Mother’s Day. Everything was a great. Disappointed to hear from my mother the restroom was in poor condition. No soap or paper towels.

C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was delicious, which is why I would recommend. The service was good, but due to it being Mother's Day, I think the servers were overworked as our waiter would disappear for long periods of time. But my main issue was the bathroom. The ladies room was a mess. No toilet paper, the trash cans were overflowing, including the feminine products disposal in the stalls. It was disgusting. And worst of all, the soap was empty. Customers couldn't wash their hands and assuming employees also used that restroom, neither could they. I don't care that its a holiday or how busy it is. There's no excuse for a bathroom being in that state.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I left a review on yelp as well but I came in with my service dog and was completely amazed and impressed with how they handed us. I will be back and I absolutely LOVE the staff and the food! This location is down right amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

j
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Mother’s Day food is mediocre drinks are weak. Not impressed. Service is slow

TL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was even better!!
The view and atmosphere were nice as well.

MW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food better than average yet a little pricey. Our server, LindSey was great. Nice location overall it is worth a return visit. Priced on par with other local restaurants.

j
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Food portion for the price was horrible but our waiter was great

d
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived earlier than expected and they already had our table ready for us. We were celebrating my Husband's 64th birthday. The food was delicious and accommodations for children was very nice. The coloring was a great distraction while waiting for our food.

TC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The Food was great, but our server only came by once to refill our drinks. The restaurant was less than half full, but they made us wait 10 minutes until our reservation time. The downtown restaurant has a much better atmosphere.

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

There were a lot of people but we didn’t get a lot of service except for the water delivery. I wasn’t impressed I’ve lived in Bellevue 37 years and I was so excited to try this for the first time. Won’t go back. Now I can’t find on this page how to get out of here so I can submit the review. My only choice is to skip that I don’t want to skip.

SS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The one and only reason I would not recommend is because of an email I received later accusing me of a no show on my reservation and scolding me about how my missed reservation will "adversely affect the restaurant" and "we kindly ask that the next time you need a rain check, please do what you can to cancel the reservation."

That spoiled my entire experience and has "adversely affected" any chance of my returning.

VS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went to Crab Pot for my adult son's birthday. There were 8 of us with a reservation of 5 p.m. on a Sunday. The place wasn't very busy when we arrived but filled up over the first hour. It took 30 minutes to get drinks and bread. It took over 1 hour to get our food. Our waitress was MIA almost the entire time, while the adjacent waitress was always visible getting her tables taken care of before us. The music being played was hip hop favorites, which seemed out of place/inappropriate for a family restaurant. When we arrived, the kitchen was blaring this music and it was very loud at the hostess stand. Food was okay. My mom's mussels were cold, but given how long it took to get food, she didn't want to send them back. My sister talked to the manager on her way out to give some constructive criticism and got the "we are abnormally busy" line = translation: "I don't care what you have to say" and it shows by how the restaurant is run. Never going again.

R
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the best, she accommodated is for a much longer stay than most families. We didn’t feel rushed. It was clean. We will be going here again.

JB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location, food, service & experience was fabulous! Definitely a must visit restaurant!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was good but the service was slow. Not sure what was going on but we had an early dinner and there were only a few tables occupied. Took nearly a half hour to get a drink, and our order wasn’t taken until a few minutes later. Server was friendly and quite possibly new to the restaurant.

S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing service and great food

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a treat!

KJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over priced for seafood. The crab legs were still frozen and rubbery. Our server was nice at first, but after she delivered our bowl of seafood, she never came back to see if we need anything further. We had to flag her down for more needs we needed. She made us feel like we were inconvenient her. I will never go back. I highly recommend for NOONE to go to this place. Highly priced seafood for fake seafood quality. Service is awful and food is very frozen.

TM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not as crowded as the Pike Place location. Love the ambiance. Will be back!!

D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice to be on the water.

JH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had the little ones, along with their parents, out for a Sunday lunch. It worked great for us with a good kids menu, lots of fun stuff for the kids to look at and great service. Food was fine -- my expectations were on par with the experience: pretty average but no complaints. We enjoyed our visit.

DL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sat immediately and the waitress came by asking if we wanted drinks. The rest of the evening was remarkable with constant service and having our meals quickly. Food, as always, was wonderful :)

L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service can improve.
Food is great.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 6 year old loves seafood and every year we celebrate his birthday at the Crab Pot in Bellevue! Our server Samantha remembers us from last year! She took very good care of us!!! Samantha is awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Arriving on time for the reservation I did to only get there and wait an additional 15 minutes turns out my table wasn’t ready.
Had to remind the waiter about a beverage for the birthday girl overall I feel like the experience could’ve been better especially for our first time

TA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Great Customer Service. Also the quantity was good.

CH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the Crab Pot on Valentine's Day - it is one of our favorite places! The food was great, our waitress was very busy but wonderful! We didn't feel pressured to hurry. We finished the evening with 2 rootbeer floats! We look forward to taking our granddaughter when she comes!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience on Birthday., Samantha was very good ! Good food

SV
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had lunch with friends on a Friday afternoon, and the restaurant was very quiet. We had a sweet, young man as our server. He did fine, management needs to train staff how to open wine bottles more neatly and efficiently, but we did not mind, just felt sorry for the poor guy.

Considering how quiet things were our first batch of crab was just warm. Second order, made later, came out the perfect temperature.

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