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Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle, WA

Walrus and the Carpenter

4.7
4.7
392 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
  • Innovative
  • Romantic
  • Good for special occasions
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. Please just stop in and we will seat you as soon as a table is available.

Fishing pub meets restaurant. This bustling neighborhood restaurant specializes in oysters and other seafood dishes. Using nothing but the freshest ingredients, Chef Taylor Thomas creates seasonal food. The Walrus and the Carpenter also serves wine, smart cocktails, beer and cider. It makes an ideal after-hours hangout spot. Enjoy some fried oysters with a cold beer, surrounded by cozy rustic furnishings. If you prefer an alternative to seafood, look no further than the steak tartare, which comes with thinly sliced rye toast and egg yolk. Launched in 2010 to rave reviews, The Walrus and the Carpenter is open daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 395-9227
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Ballard
  • Cross street
    Ballard Ave. NW
  • Parking details
    There is paid street parking in front, a paid lot just up the block from us, and back in angle parking behind us on Shilshole Ave.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 392 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

392 Reviews
  1. HalB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection! Super friendly staff and amazing food!

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  2. JamesL

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classical good. The MP oysters were absolutely perfect. Clams, tartare & foie for dessert.

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  3. SheriB

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal and server were excellent! We ate at the bar. At first eight by the door and it was freezing every time the door opened. They were so nice and let us move to another spot at the bar when one opened up. The food was over the top perfect! Got the seafood tower. It was delicious and a good value. We split the short rib entree and it also was delish!

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  4. PNWFoodCritic

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Stick to the raw oysters, the food is below average to average.

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  5. billg

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timer, This was a great night made our reservation few weeks ago and it was a good thing this place was packed. Nicole was our server but the entire staff really takes care of you. Which was great never felt like we waited and the plates came out at a great pace. We had the scallops beets brussel sprouts beef and clams . All were absolutely delicious and had the bread pudding and chocolate for dessert. They have French press coffee as well it was a wonderful evening. Have to try all the sea creatures restaurants now if they are all that good . Just go and experience but make a reservation it’s so worth it

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience! Great cocktails! Mignonette and oyster selections on point!!! Great staff!!

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  7. AnneC

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great meal and experience. Thanks. Happy New Year.

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  8. StevenS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably in the top 3 meals I've had in my 60 years. Everything was extremely well done. You are going to pay for the high quality food and the outstanding service, but you will get value for the money.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were absolutely WONDERFUL and the service was spectacular. Our waitstaff was kind, fun and knowledgeable! Will go back again and again!

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  10. EricO

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places in Seattle. Service and food is always on point.

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Walrus and the Carpenter is rated 4.7 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Google Map for Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ballard Ave. NW
  • Neighborhood
    Ballard
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is paid street parking in front, a paid lot just up the block from us, and back in angle parking behind us on Shilshole Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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