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:
Brian Riendeau: 206-623-4340x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Elliott's Oyster House Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic seafood, drinks, and service. ...
Fantastic seafood, drinks, and service. I will definitely go back.
Very enjoyable experience, staff attenti ...
Very enjoyable experience, staff attentive and engaged. Excellent food and wine list with a spectacular view. Great value
Great oyster selection... Exceptionally ...
Great oyster selection... Exceptionally friendly staff makes you feel at home
The food was amazing. Everything was mou ...
The food was amazing. Everything was mouth-watering and the flavor combinations were wonderful.
They have a very large and fantastic oys ...
They have a very large and fantastic oyster menu!!
My lunch date loves oysters and was THRI ...
My lunch date loves oysters and was THRILLED with the selection and quality. The happy hour promotion was very appealing. Sitting on the water despite the occasional fumes from the near-by Argosy boats was lovely. Mainly a tourist attraction but not a bad option for locals especially on a nice day. Wine list was good too.
Loved the quality and selection of Salmo ...
Loved the quality and selection of Salmon. Service and cleanlines was excelent.
For the price and menu items, I thought ...
For the price and menu items, I thought we'd be going out to a "fancy dinner". This was not. VERY casual ambience, lots of kids around. We should have sat outside, but didn't realize the indoor seating was in the back with no view. I felt like I was at a tacky tourist diner...but with pretty expensive seafood. The waiter was nice enough and had a fun vibe going on, but ignored a few of my requests. Shared seafood platter was great, but didn't come with butter (which I think most people enjoy with their crab, no?). All the seafood orders were great - but anything from the land was not good at all, including HUGE helpings of undercooked asparagus with a couple of the meals. Maybe it would have felt different if we'd sat outside with the view. Fell short of impressing my dad on father's day and we were definitely over dressed.
The food was wonderful, the service was ...
The food was wonderful, the service was great and the atmosphere couldn't have been more perfect (sat outside on a gorgeous, sunny day)!
Best steamed clams on the west coast! Gr ...
Best steamed clams on the west coast! Great service and view
Oysters were excellent as well as the se ...
Oysters were excellent as well as the service. A little bit disappointed in the Chipiano(sp?) Great broth but too little crab, fish and mussels. Better to stick with the fish.
Fantastic meal with excellent view of El ...
Fantastic meal with excellent view of Elliott Bay. Fantastic selection of seafood, Copper River Salmon on cedar plank was the best I've ever eaten.
Can't go to Seattle without going to Ell ...
Can't go to Seattle without going to Elliott's for oysters! A wide array of choices (even in a month without an "r") and a knowledgeable service staff to help with wine pairings. We've never felt rushed, and the view is one-of-a-kind!
Everything and then some for oyster love ...
Everything and then some for oyster lovers with a great variety of local fresh seafood catches. Outdoor dining on the waterfront is hard to beat.
Had an incredible dinner for our 25th an ...
Had an incredible dinner for our 25th anniversary. I had grilled shrimp with risotto and my husband had the seared scallops with braised beef. Both were "plate lickin" good. Our server picked out a variety of really fresh and distinctive oysters that were terrific. We finished up with the salted caramel sundae for dessert. The service was attentive and friendly. Overall, one of our best meals ever.
Great place to eat outdoors on the water ...
Great place to eat outdoors on the waterfront. Very noisy indoors.
Great Food, Great View, Great Time. ...
Great Food, Great View, Great Time. We had our server pick our Oyster selection - it was perfect. We ordered a second round.
Elliot's was renovated since we last vis ...
Elliot's was renovated since we last visited and it's even better than before! Great, fresh seafood choices, fabulous variety, clean preparations attentive service that is friendly but not too chipper.
Salmon a little dry , took a while for c ...
Salmon a little dry , took a while for check. Overall a great place to dine
Good food. Great views. Slow service.
Good food. Great views. Slow service.
We had to wait 10 minute even when I mad ...
We had to wait 10 minute even when I made a reservation and there were literally 20 tables open, and no apology or explanation of what is going on. Because I worked in a restaurant industry I didn't want to be all cranky so I just set in a table where we were seated and a guy came by to get us water few minutes after but we were ready to order then was told that he was not our server so that he'll have someone else come by. Shortly after awhile waiting for our waiter/waitress to come by he confronted himself saying he is the server and that he could take the order (weird). We did not get our bread to start and our appetizer which was simply calamari came out with our meal which took like 30-50 minutes to come out, I'm not being difficult but things were irritated me from the beginning. What's funny? the table in front of us got their stuff early and got breads as a starter, at this point I felt very harassed with the service we were getting. No one came by to check on us or filled our water OR came by to give us checks, we had to constantly call and search out for our waiter to get us what we need which was only TWICE (one for water & second check). I wanted to leave NO tip but my partner was nice enough to leave at least few bucks for few 'service' we got. Won't be coming back!
The beer was served in hot glasses! Ver ...
The beer was served in hot glasses! Very slow service at the bar and extremely slow service at the restaurant. The oysters were great. However, we asked for crackers and they were crushed into very small pieces. The cioppino was not good! Pasta with clams good but not hot. Overall, not a good experience! Would not recommend or return!
A bit pricey but food was great!! Would ...
A bit pricey but food was great!! Would go again and again
Great array of oysters, fish tasted very fresh and the crab was outstanding. Good choice of wines and beers. That was my third visit there.
Great for visitors, may not make it for locals
This place has a great view and reputation, but the food was uninspired. I've eaten here in the distant past and wanted to impress a business colleague. The view was great and the outdoor seating looked inviting, but the seafood wasn't fresh or well-prepared. For these prices, there are better places to eat.
We were on vacation so we wanted to have ...
We were on vacation so we wanted to have some fresh seafood and oysters on the water. Elliot's was perfect and delicious. A bit pricey but to be expected on the waterfront and for fresh seafood.
Wonderful dining, food and wait staff were great
Fabulous Wonderful We had a great evening Celebrating our 11 th anniversary
Elliot's is Best
Every dinner we have had at Elliot's has been great. The service is always professional, timely and courteous. The menu has a wide variety of food and good wine available. Reasonable prices. Great for gourmets.
I was in Seattle for a conference and wanted some fresh seafood. I did a simple web search and discovered Elliott's. Two fiends and I decided to try it for dinner and we were not disappointed. Service was very good, great bay view, and delicious food. If I'm ever back to Seattle, Elliott's will be on my to do list! In fact, I was back for lunch the next day. The smoked salmon Sandwich was awesome!
New waitress was not up to par. Forgot ...
New waitress was not up to par. Forgot soup. Forgot second round of drinks. Maybe she will improve. Food was good.
Excellent as always.
I've been to Elliot's several times now and it's always been amazing seafood. One of my absolute favorite restaurants anywhere, I always try to stop in when I am in Seattle.
Great (only) for oysters
This is a great place for oysters, especially during happy hour. They have a couple of dozen to choose from, US and Canadian Pacific and Atlantic. Some (but not all) servers have an excellent knowledge of the different types of oysters. A good selection of wine. The other food is fairly mediocre being overcooked, over-spiced (for sea food) and overpriced. The ambience right on the waterfront is excellent, especially on a sunny day. Stick with the oysters.
Food was average at best. Got the space ...
Food was average at best. Got the space crab and corn chowder, which was good and the seafood salad. My salmon and everything on the salad was overlooked and lacked flavor. I had gone to Cutter's the night before and would strongly suggest that over Elliot's as the food was so much better at about the same price level.
I especially liked that the waiter did not recommend the priciest meals when we asked for help with our decisions. A little slow on returning for the wine order, but all-in-all good service. The food of course was good as well, but having been here before, I knew that. This is my favorite place for seafodd in Seattle. Unfortunatel, I only make it down there about every two years.
I ordered the crab expecting to the whole thing. It was good. But when I get to the shell part of the crab, the stuff that was inside was all gone. The best part was gone. Cleaned out. I was upset. I expected to eat every part. I payed for it so I should get it. At least ask if I want it or not. don't just take it out without asking. Alot if people love that stuff.
Another enjoyable dinner at Elliott's
I have been to Elliott's many times. I booked this restaurant last week because I wanted to find a restaurant with a great view AND outdoor seating. Elliott's was one of the few restaurants that met criteria and still had availability. My only hesitation in going here is their prices are a bit higher than other restaurants we frequent. With that said, the seafood is always fresh and well prepared. We actually ended up sitting inside because we were concerned it was going to get chilly as the night went on. We got a table right by the window so we could still enjoy the view. Service was great, drinks refilled quickly, good timing of appetizer and entrée delivery.
Great family dinner before cruise the next day. Very interesting menu. Very one in our group was pleased. Our waiter recommended the house special oysters and they were outstanding.
Chelsea Gem oysters were my favorite!!
Chelsea Gem oysters were my favorite!!
Great for out of town clients
Clients from out of town got a treat of local seafood including oysters and copper river salmon from AK
Excellent + Expensive
Everything was EXCELLENT and Expensive but we loved every minute and every bite. We'll happily return any time we're in Seattle.
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