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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.
Seattle, WA 98101
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: (206) 623-4340
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
We arrived a bit early but they seated us within 10
Min at an outside Waterfront table great view comfortable spot great server took care of our needs and we had great food. The king crab legs were jumbo and sweet and the halibut was a nice portion and very well prepared. We had a bottle of locally produced wine and great cappuccino to end the meal. Excellent! They had about ten varieties of oysters to select from for raw bar lovers too!
Worst restaurant meal ever! I was in Seattle on business and made my reservation far in advance for a lovely outdoor meal overlooking the water. They offered 3 different salmon preparations. The cook got mixed up and served my salmon over the succotash instead of the risotto. Okay, fine. It can happen. The waitress took it back and brought the same piece out on the risotto.
It was a thin, overcooked, dried out tail piece with the skin on. Tail pieces are tough and have an off flavor due to the thick, rubbery brown stuff on the underside. It was inedible.
Elliot's used to be one of the finest seafood restaurants in Seattle. I'm shocked that they would serve a customer a tough, overcooked tail piece for a $32 meal. The view is lovely but go the Blue Acre if you want truly good seafood.
Food was great. Our server was happy and attentive.
The only issue was the confusion around the hostess area. It was not professionally run and staffed by what amounted to high school girls. They gave our reservation to someone else, forgot we were waiting, and seated dozens of other people prior to us. We had to call an adult manager in to fix the situation.
Great location combined with an excellent wait staff . We had lunch outdoors.i ordered the seafood and artichoke dip and a beer. Others ordered a variety of seafood entrees. No disappointments. A little pricey for lunch. We were fortunate to have fantastic weather to accompany our luncheon. Try this place
I have eaten at this place many times and in fact ate there the day before. It could have been what we ordered but the king crab salad was very weak and overpriced. I was hosting some of my friends and when that salad arrived for a couple of us I don't think anyone could believe the skimpy size of the dish. And it wasn't even that good with virtually no crab!
I will try this place again in the future as I've enjoyed it in the past but I had usually ordered one specific dish which I really liked but this time a tried something new hoping for a light lunch but didn't realize it would be so light as to be nearly non-existent. Thankfully my friends didn't complain even though they were quite surprised at the crab salad. It would serve the restaurant better to remove that from the menu as it really reflects poorly on them.
We were both lucky enough to get a table outside and to have Rena as our server. What a gem! Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, totally professional. We weren't quite ready to order at first but she it wasn't too long before she came back to check on us and we gave her our orders. We were at our table for about 90 minutes or so and Rena occasionally would come by to see how we were doing. But I noticed that every time she passed our table while on her way to other diners she would glance over at us, checking on if our water glasses needed to be refilled.
My wife ordered the Elliott's House Salad, mixed greens and strawberries but so much more, and later declared it her favorite dish of the meal. I had the Spinach Salad with house smoked salmon and other goodies. It was superb. For the entrée I ordered the Copper River King Salmon and it was perfectly cooked. I another review where the diner stated his salmon came overcooked and so was its replacement. MIne had delicious crispy skin on the outside, and moist tender meat on the inside. My wife had the Elliott Bay Burger, made from ground Kobe Beef. While it was delicious--and came with the best French fries I've ever eaten--she still preferred her salad. For dessert I had the delicious and stunning-looking Salted Caramel Sundae with a chocolate stick, and my wife chose the Mixed Berry Cheesecake. Again, for her, not as good as the salad.
For drinks, I chose the Pendleton Smoke, among the best cocktails I've ever had. My wife had the Starry Night, but wished she had chosen the same cocktail I did. We also each had The Pier Margarita, which we both thought was excellent. All the drinks were potent but we had plans for after lunch that gave us plenty of time for the alcohol to wear off before we headed for home.
We plan on returning to returning to Seattle on the ferry and heading back to Elliott's to sample more of the menu. Thanks to Rena, and to the kitchen, it was wholly memorable lunch.
We had a pretty good meal at Elliot's, the food was good the service better. Unfortunately they were completely unprepared for the lunch crowd. We had reservations and it still took them forever to be seated. The wait for people who didn't have reservations was up to 45 minutes, in spite of the fact that easily 20% of the tables were empty. It then took a long time before our server showed up. Once he was there everything went smoothly. They need to do better.
The restaurant was busy but we were given a great table outside on the deck. We really enjoyed our meal. Oyters, scallops, and copper river king salmon are highly recommended. The only negative thing we have to say is our waiter was very inattentive. But he must be the only dud because all the other staff interacted well with us and other customers and looked to be having fun. We recommend this restaurant.
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