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
Service was very slow. The waiter took s ...
Service was very slow. The waiter took so much time in between courses with no explanation. Very disappointed with the food as it was rated almost a 5 star restaurant . Appears a tourist spot along the waterfront but subpar food!
I chose Elliott's because it was my Husb ...
I chose Elliott's because it was my Husband's birthday and he had never been. We had an amazing experience at the bar prior to our 5:30 reservation. The bartender was extremely engaging and friendly. I can't remember his name, but that he came over from El Gaucho, Agua - really nice!
Once we were seated, the server ignored us for a good 10 minutes. We watched 3 other tables get seated and greeted before we did. Then finally the server came over and was very curt and not engaging. He seemed very annoyed when I asked for a Seattle Restaurant Week menu. When it was time to bring dessert, he dropped it off and apologized for not getting it out warm...then laughed and walked away.
I've been going to Elliott's for a very long time and this was the first time I seemed put off by the service.
Delicious seafood, fresh oysters and exc ...
Delicious seafood, fresh oysters and excellent service made this Seattle institution an easy choice for my visiting mother's birthday dinner. Thanks to the front staff and kitchen for the fantastic meal and perfect night out.
Food was outstanding! Great location. Th ...
Food was outstanding! Great location. The place was buzzing busy, as the Seahawks game just let out. My only frown point was our server. When we told him we were there for the Seattle Restaurant week menu, he treated us very differently, like we were a burden. Regardless of the fact we also ordered the additional scallop skewer and $55 bottle of wine, it was still like pulling teeth to get the time of day. He did forget to ring up the scallops, which he owned up to and was better from there, but it was still a low point that he felt that we weren't the full effort for the meal.
I was very excited to try Elliott's Oyst ...
I was very excited to try Elliott's Oyster House because it has been on my list to try for a while. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed with the experience. I went there to celebrate my sister's birthday. It was loud and noisy, which I didn't expect it to be, but that is not the problem. The problem was the service. I thought for a higher class restaurant, we wouldn't have to worry about the service. Our server did not once check up on us during our meal to see how we were doing. He also didn't seem to know the menu very well. I do not eat bacon and I ordered the salmon which had bacon in it. I asked if there was a way for the chefs to omit the bacon from the meal (which is usually never a problem at other restaurants). The waiter went to check and said the entrees were already premade. This came to a shock to me. I would have never thought a restaurant like Elliott's would have their entrees premade. Then, I asked if he knew whether or not bacon was sprinkled on top or how it was incorporated into the meal. The waiter didn't know the answer and instead of asking for me, he just stood there and waited for me to make my decision. The waiter was also not very friendly. I didn't see him crack a smile. I don't know if he was just having a bad day or what the cause for his lack of action was, but it was definitely not something that I expected. Food wise, it was decent. I thought the appetizers (Salmon lox, mussles, seabass cheeks) were amazing. The portions were small, but that was to be expected. My entree wasn't all that great. I had the salmon with the bacon (because they were unable to omit that). I scrapped the bacon layer off and ate the salmon. I thought it was lacking flavor and it could have been because I was unable to eat the salmon with the sauce. The creme brulee was great and was in a good portion.
We visited Seattle for a seminar and cho ...
We visited Seattle for a seminar and chose to have dinner at Elliotts because of its location and menu offered. The weather was awful due to the storm, but the waitstaff and waiter were great! The ambience was nice and the overall experience was great. We enjoyed our waiter, Jason. We'll definitely be back.
We went this time for the restaurant wee ...
We went this time for the restaurant week menu. Huge value. Delicious food and plenty on the plates. Special favorites were prawn risotto and mussels. Seafood stew not loaded with meat but saffron broth was outstanding. Overall a great dining experience.
We decided to try this restaurant becaus ...
We decided to try this restaurant because of the good reviews it had gotten. Made a reservation with open table and headed for the restaurant. When we got in we had to wait 20 minutes for a reserved table. Then the sitting hostess led us to our table. We had a rather large individual with us. The hostess directed us to a booth. It was obvious this person would not fit in. So we asked for a table. The hostess told us to go in the front and wait a few minutes for another table. We complied. Half an hour later we were seated. You would think that such a restaurant would at least train its sitting hostesses to eye the party and give them an appropriate table, but not this one I guess. Ordered the raw oysters. They had a special house dressing that was supposed to enhance the taste of the oysters. But it did not. We then ordered appetizers and the meal. I would have to say that the meal we ordered could have been served at any less expensive restaurant and probably would have tasted better. The service was good.
If you have the money to waste try this place.
We were extremely disappointed in the se ...
We were extremely disappointed in the service. I feel like being a local not a tourist works against us. Our food took forever, 40 minutes and my water glass emptied and no refill. Our server was never around. I'm not happy because it happens consistently. Rethinking coming back.
My 10 year old wanted to eat on the wate ...
My 10 year old wanted to eat on the waterfront in Seattle so I chose Elliot's because I had been there before, for afternoon oysters, and was very happy with the selection and service. Six of us went to a late lunch and had great service, fabulous food and a great time!
Elliots is our favorite waterfront resta ...
Elliots is our favorite waterfront restaurant. Everyone really liked their main course and service was great.
A couple nit picks:
There was no nice place to loiter as we were early for our reservation. The bar was full and waiting seats were all taken. Not too cool as I had my octogenarian parents with me.
Desert was okay, not the highlight of the evening.
The coffee was not served hot. A fresh pot was put on after that was pointed out but really, for a place like Elliot's, is it too much trouble to have fresh hot coffee ready to go? French press maybe?
Pre-Dinner We sat at the oyster bar befo ...
We sat at the oyster bar before our reservation and enjoyed tasting a few different varieties of oysters. The server we had was fantastic! She kept an eye out for a table with a view and made sure we got it. She also walked us through the various oyster varieties and helped us decide which ones to try.
A completely different vibe. We sat back and enjoyed the water front view and slowed down. I chose the restaurant because of the cioppino, but at the last minute I decided to try the seafood chowder instead. It was good, but really hardy and I wished I had ordered the other--my bad.
Husband ordered the grilled scallops and felt they were overcooked. The server offered to take it back, but we needed to get to an event and we didn't want to make a fuss. The point is, they would have fixed it if we had asked.
I will absolutely go back for another oyster tasting and will probably come back for dinner, but I will get the cioppino, which has always been great.
Our server was fabulous!!! He recommende ...
Our server was fabulous!!! He recommended oysters that were incredible, gave us time to order and chat. The food could not have been better from yakisoba to salmon to crab cakes. Everything server recommended was the best! Also ordered a bottle of wine which was very good. We'll be going back!!!
We had a wonderful family lunch enjoyed ...
We had a wonderful family lunch enjoyed by children and adults. The food was delicious and the portions good. We even took home left overs! We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed the complimentary dessert. Our waiter Rob was attentive and personable. Our view table was a plus for all! We will definitely be back and thanks for meeting our expectations!
The atmosphere was great, beautiful view ...
The atmosphere was great, beautiful view of the bay, and menu selection had a wide variety. The food was amazing and the steamed crab was the freshest I've ever tasted. Definitely a special dinner out kind of place! The only odd thing that happened was our waiter at the end of the meal disappeared for a really long time. It was a little pricey.
Met up with some friends at Elliot's whi ...
Met up with some friends at Elliot's while on vacation in Seattle. Great location, right off the water/marina! Easy Uber or taxi drop off and pick up . And some good sized pay parking lot across the street. (know what time meter expires or they will ticket! my friend got a $45 pkg ticket for 8 min expired) Good drinks, lively atmosphere, food was just ok - needed some seasoning! Service was good. I had fried oysters as an app and they were bland- had batter instead of cornmeal and they were just Blah...rest of meal was ok - and somewhat overpriced. I would recommend for aps and drinks! Go somewhere else for dinner and save $$
I researched places to go in Seattle for ...
I researched places to go in Seattle for seafood and this was recommended on several critics lists. I did love the fresh oysters and the clam chowder, and hhour onthe water, but otherwise found the food and indoor space uninspired and very corporate. Perhaps good for conservative business meals, but otherwise uninteresting.
It's great to know that the staff is cap ...
It's great to know that the staff is capable of picking out a good selection of oysters for you when you're not as savvy yourself. Overall wonderful experience. Come here every year as a birthday treat. Get the alder plank salmon!
My bride and dined out of doors. GORGEO ...
My bride and dined out of doors. GORGEOUS sunset. Ordered full dungeons crab. Was delicious. Wait staff was attentive, prompt, and did a great job.
Been therebefore, will surely go again. Local associate told me that i could do no better in the Seattle .area.
Easy to make an online reservaton that I recommend doing.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.