About Elliott's Oyster House
For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for classic Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renown for simple preparations that highlight the natural flavors of the finest seafood in the Pacific Northwest. We specialize in serving fresh local Dungeness crab, wild Northwest salmon, Alaskan halibut, fresh Pacific finfish, Northwest shellfish, and our specialty, fresh oysters.
At Elliott's, we believe our choices today affect the oceans of tomorrow. So we're committed to serving sustainable seafood, a win-win for your taste buds and the environment. We have long-standing partnerships with local crabbers, oyster growers and fishermen, who use environmentally sound practices. To help the planet even further, we compost everything possible. Come join us for lunch or dinner, and discover the wonders of sustainable seafood for yourself.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm every evening.
Street parking and public lots are available during lunch service.
Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I at
Alaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)
Metro Transit Routes 10-O, 11-O, 113-I, 121-I, 121-O, 122-I, 125-I, 15-O, 18-O, 21-I, 22-I, 56-I and 994-I at First Avenue and University St (.15 mi)
Private Party Facilities:
From our Puget Sound style décor to our Pacific Northwest style hospitality we specialize in creating events that will surpass your every expectation. Let Elliott's help you create an occasion that is distinctively yours with gracious surroundings, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service. Our many unique settings are ideal not only for business lunches and dinners, parties and receptions, but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.
With our location, property and partners, Elliott's can help you plan any event, large or small. From the intimate and unique Elliott Bay Private Dining Room, to our location on Pier 56, Elliott's can design an event sure to wow and impress your guests, customers or attendees. Our culinary team, one of the most innovative in Seattle, can craft and design a menu to fit every occasion and our guest services and event representatives will take the pressure off of you for the event planning and details.
Private Party Contact:
Corinne Griffiths: 2066234340
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Elliott's Oyster House Ratings and Reviews
The grilled salmon was cooked perfectly ...
The grilled salmon was cooked perfectly and ended up being a much larger portion than I expected. The appetizer, mains, and dessert were all brought out with enough spacing between each course that we were able to savor each dish without having to rush to the next one. The outdoor seating gives fantastic view of the sound!
Wonderful oyster house. Several people f ...
Wonderful oyster house. Several people familiar with good Seattle eateries told me to check this place out when I visited from out of town. I loved the service and the knowledgeable recommendations from staff for visitors from landlocked places like myself. Being unfamiliar with specialty oysters, I was able to navigate my order well and enjoyed a nice sampling of Pacific oysters. All had subtle differences. Besides the signature oysters, I sampled crab and shrimp with several wines, local beers, and ciders. Excellent taste of Seattle seafood. I will definitely come back someday.
Tom, our waiter, was superb. My husband ...
Tom, our waiter, was superb. My husband could not decide between oysters and the king crab legs and he finally chose the crab. Then Tom showed up with two oysters (Tom's favorite two) on the house so that my husband could have his cake and eat it too! Also we were heading from Seattle to Portland OR and Tom wrote down places there we should not miss. Exceptional service and great food! PS; my husband says he was glad he chose the king crab because it was exceptional.
Very slow service and waited for very lo ...
Very slow service and waited for very long time on food.. Chippino came out luke warm. Sent it back and terrible to have to eat dinner separately because of their inability to time theit dishes to both arrive hot. That should be a must. Complete destroyed the dining experience!:(
One member of our party lives with a sev ...
One member of our party lives with a severe nut allergy. We selected Elliott's based on a listing in Allergy Eats and were distressed to find at least three items on the menu with Hazelnut pesto. The server was terrific in handling that and was great overall. I don't know if the restaurant manages the listing on AllergyEats or if it's a social media but you may want to be aware.
Had a party of 6. We all got various ent ...
Had a party of 6. We all got various entrees from oysters to salmon. The seafood salad was good and had a variety of seafood. The oyster stew was also enjoyed. I had the grilled salmon and it was just okay. I was expecting more. One diner had the crab cakes and enjoyed. Fried oysters were good. Our second waiter kept water glasses full and was excellent. First waiter was good but busy. It's very loud - hard to hear some conversation in large group.
Excellent crab and oysters, the waiter w ...
Excellent crab and oysters, the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to oyster selections. He also knew his wine list well.
Good meal at an ok price as it is on the waterfront..
Definitely worth a visit if you like oysters and crab..
Seriously over rated. My husband and I w ...
Seriously over rated. My husband and I were visiting Seattle for the weekend, so we wanted to try the "best restaurants" during the limited time we were there. We made this a priority because of all the reviews. Well this restaurant was basically a waste of a dinner for us. The food was nothing special and for the price not good at all. Very touristy spot. I get better seafood at home.... in St. Louis. I think this is just popular because of the location, which is nice. My scallops were tough and overly tasted like butter. My husbands seafood bowl included fish which so very tough and so were the crab legs. The place was busy, so maybe it just got overlooked and over cooked. Regardless, food was awful and we were stuck with a $163 check for 2 people. I think this is more of an elderly person spot. If you're looking for good food head over to Belltown where they have a bunch of fresh new age restaurants. We got an amazing dinner the next night at Wakefield. Drinks, appetizers and entrees and spent $64.
Despite the "tourist trap" rep that plac ...
Despite the "tourist trap" rep that places like this get, our overall experience was a good one. The place was crowded and energetic, and is in a great waterfront location, very close to Pike Place. Service was very good, we were seated at our reservation time, food and drinks served quickly. Quite an extensive oyster menu selection if you're into that, we tried 4 diff types per the waiter's suggestions. He seemed very knowledgeable. Enjoyed huge King Crab legs that were very expensive ($72) but tons of meat and very tasty. All in all a good experience but it comes at a price.
My wife and I had a wonderful lunch date ...
My wife and I had a wonderful lunch date at Elliot's. The food was terrific; such good oysters! Our waitress, Sam, was also phenomenal and very attentive. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned with a large group of friends just two days later!
The waiter was not very friendly- just o ...
The waiter was not very friendly- just ok. The food was not remarkable for the price. There was a lot of noise everywhere and especially where we were seated next to a waiter's station. There were vents blowing cold air the whole time and I like it on the cool side. This was too cold!
Service was horrible. My entree was inco ...
Service was horrible. My entree was incorrect and had to be corrected. My husband finished his entree, alone. Thirty minutes later I received my entree. The server never brought my husband his second beer. He was very hard to track down and very inattentive. The food was mediocre and overpriced. We spent almost 100$ and I would have rather eaten at home. Overpriced, bad service, tourist-trap. Would never come back to dine here.
We had picked this restaurant from the O ...
We had picked this restaurant from the Open Table website. It was claimed to be one of the top seafood restaurants in Seattle. We made reservations for 4 to meet up with friends. Server was border line rude and snarky. Food was okay but not even close to be worthy of the $400+ bill.
Very pricey.., but it is watetfront...se ...
Very pricey.., but it is watetfront...service was good...not great...fried Calamari was more fry than Calamari...very good oysters...wine list is broad, but expensive....has a 3 times markup from retail prices....parking is very hard to find....
Even though we had s reservation, the wait for an outside table was 30 minutes plus....reminded me of restaurants on Pier 39 in San Francisco, mostly for tourists.
I would recommend the restaurant for the ...
I would recommend the restaurant for the selection of Oysters. But, the service was not ideal. Having booked and requested a waterfront table, the greeter seemed disinterested in my booking and despite offering my confirmation number the next day I got an email saying that I hadn't attended. The server was also disinterested. The food however was nice, the selection of oysters very good, but a tad expensive
I wouldn't call this place a tourist tra ...
I wouldn't call this place a tourist trap like others have called it, but our experience wasn't very good. Everything was incredibly slow. Even though we had made a reservation through Open Table, it was still a half hour until we got seated, and there were plenty of open tables viewable in the dining room. The hostess staff was confused and kept lumping us into the people waiting for happy hour, which you cannot make a reservation for, even though we explained a few times we were waiting for the main dining room, and we already had a reservation. Once seated, we ordered relatively quickly and waiting for the food was even slower than waiting for the table initially. Thankfully it was tasty once it arrived, but unfortunately not good enough to override the rest of our experience.
We had a good experience at Elliott's. W ...
We had a good experience at Elliott's. We elected to sit outside, which was a short wait. The service was good, as was the food and drinks. We would recommend this restaurant to others, but may try something different on the menu.
Enjoyed lunch before checking in for a l ...
Enjoyed lunch before checking in for a locks cruise. I enjoyed my combo of Pesto salmon sliders and caesar salad. Nice portions for me. My husband had the smoked salmon salad and he said it was good. We had a beautiful day and ate outside. Altogether a nice experience.
Great choice of food. Service was superb ...
Great choice of food. Service was superb. Tom took excellent care of us for our 46th anniversary. He was very focused on our needs and was always there for any wants. Very personable. Good was very tasty and plentiful. Great view if the water making it a great dining evening.
Delightful meal in lovely Seattle. Our h ...
Delightful meal in lovely Seattle. Our hotel concierge recommended Elliot's and we stopped in for a quick meal before our flight home. The service was attentive and we enjoyed the charming waterfront ambience. My husband ordered a half dozen variety of Pacific oysters and a bowl of crab chowder. He couldn't stop talking about how fresh and sweet/briny the oysters were and how the chowder had nice chunks of crab meat. I ordered the halibut and was not disappointed! The fish was buttery and oozing with flavor, and the pairing with polenta was superb. Our waitress made sure we were in and out in less than 30 minutes. Can't wait to come back on our next visit to the Emerald City
I was disappointed, Elliott's has been a ...
I was disappointed, Elliott's has been a go to place when we want to have dinner on the Pier. However, the restaurant was very noisy; we had yell across the table to be heard, not a pleasant and relaxing experience. I ordered salmon and specifically validated how I wanted it done by including "pink" in the middle; it came to the table over cooked and dry. The menu has also shrunk; there used to be more variety and the prices have gone up significantly. It took longer than usual to get two glasses of wine. We will continue to come to the Pier; however, for the food, service, price, atmosphere, and menu selection we will go to Ivar's or Fisherman's Landing. I mentioned the salmon to the waiter; he just said "sorry" and that was how it was left. Well, "sorry" we will dine at the many other restaurants to choose from including Assaggio's on 4th; our favorite place to dine; Mauro and his staff are the best.
For the amount we paid we would have lik ...
For the amount we paid we would have like to have better food (the panic cod was sweet - yuk. The prawns (4) with the overcooked risotto was not worth $36. The Salmon was okay. They oyster were good, as were the steamers.
We would also liked better wait staff. Our waiter barely engaged us and often we had to go looking for him.
Yes the outside seating was by the water, but it was next to a supper ship and the view wasn't that great.
Other restaurants have better views and food (and hopefully wait staff.)
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