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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)
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 night was to be a long time friend reunion. However, it was marred from the beginning by a surly waiter who obviously was not wanting to be there. The food was ok. I was very disappointed in the "fresh" Dungeness Crab cocktail. It was tasteless, and lead me to think the meat could well of been frozen. MY companion ordered the chicken. Little disconcerting to see it on the bill as "Grilled Airline Chicken"!
Electronic reservations proved efficient and effective; got the job done quickly. Greeting and multi-guest reception process went very well. We had the full attention of staff and their cheerful patience while we chose our meals. The food was just magnificent ; shrimp farfalle was the finest seafood meal I have eaten in probably ten years.
WE look forward to future adventures with you.
I came to this restaurant based on Yelp reviews. i was in town on business and taking my nephew out for a nice dinner. He had heard about Elliott's as a long-time Seattle establishment. Our meal was clearly sub-optimal. My nephew's salmon was initially served partially raw and then came back as rubber (same piece). My rockfish was tasteless (waiter had told me it had alot of spice - only thing that had flavor was the hot peppers on top). Our waiter was "modestly" attentive ... best part was our appetizer - the mushroom strudel - and our drinks.
Everything was excellent. We ordered 2 dozen oysters, we weren't sure what we wanted so the server suggested doing a sample platter and try a little of all of them. So glad we did the sample, we were able to try/compare the oysters and they were all delicious. I loved the pepper/sorbet type sauce - delicious!
Food was good but salmon was a little undercooked.
Salad and appetizers arrived just before the main course, with no apologies. Wait staff were pleasant, but quite perfunctory and very difficult to find when we needed something. Beautiful view, food ingredients were high-quality, but the rest of the experience was a bit lacking.
My friends meal was perfect. The bread that accompanied my mussels was dry and not edible. I should have asked for another piece. We were seated in the east end. I have always sat at the west end and had a much better experience. It was too noisy. We moved our seats twice.
It is still my 3rd favorite, Canlis and Rays Boat House are 1st and 2nd!!!
Came in from out of town and had to try this place which was recommended by others. Went 3 times in 3 days with associates because I wanted to evaluate the inconsistency I was experiencing. Fantastic raw oysters and unbelievable horseradish sauce! Even better at happy hour prices! Soups are great. Fried oysters excellent. Super beer selection and very good wine. Overall, starters are awesome! Staff is universally friendly.
Entrees are another story. Very expensive salmon and halibut were dry and overcooked. King crab I heard about was average at best and outrageously priced. Risotto was awful. For the money, these dinners are an embarrassment to this organization.
Very busy place. Not sure if they are resting on laurels or getting lazy, but I suggest stopping in for apps and moving on for dinner.
We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and decided to sit at the bar instead of getting a table. The bartenders were extremely tentative and since it was our first time, we went with drinks, oyster shooters and dinner recommendations they suggested. I am so glad we did! Everything was amazing. I told the bartender what I liked in a drink and he did an awesome job of giving me something I drank throughout the night. We let him select our oyster shooters and he was very knowledgeable about them. They were also SOOOOOO good! He gave us a sample of the crab corn chowder which we loved so much that we took some to go for lunch the next day. The king crab dinner was perfect. We finished off with the Peach Pound Cake that was delicious as well. We will most definitely be back!! Thank you Elliott's Oyster House for a wonderful evening!!
In a great location right on the downtown waterfront, Elliot's has wonderful ambiance whether you dine inside or at a pier side table. The food was good with generous portions and creative presentations. The service was OK, a bit slow at times despite our being there on a night which was not particularly busy. Everything is pricey, particularly the drinks and wine. Be prepared to spend $75.00/pp.
My Sweetheart wanted Oysters (I just have them pick), it was our appetizer, we added crab cakes (said to be a new recipe, good), planked king for her, and I had a decent seafood salad. This is the best Oysters I've had, but I'm not normally seeking an Oyster place. I normally just want a nice place, at a good value, and my Sweetheart and I 2B-Happy!
It is, Our first date place, so we return periodically. Be careful with the menu, and you will do well. If you want 'the bomb' go to Chandler's, get a crab cake, King Crab, or anything else you like.
It was amazing !!! I've been wrong in forgetting about Elliot's. My sisters visited from out of country, and I was looking for a true Pacific Northwest dinning experience. We got a table by the windows as requested, and the hostess, waiter, etc. were just excellent. But the highlight was the food, as it should be. Seattle is now crowded with over-hyped, snobby, self-proclaimed "sophisticated" restaurants with ilegible menus and ridiculously small portions at overwhelming prices (Canlis, Pink Door, etc). Elliot's is exactly the opposite. If you've neglected this place like I have, give it another go around.
Great service and good food. Brought family from S. Korea and had a great time on the waterfront. Our server, Hannah, was excellent and helpful. It was a little on the expensive side but the view was phenomenal. Staff helped us adjust our reservation with no pushback.
My brother and I had dinner at Elliot's while visiting Seattle. We sat outside, where we had a great view of the harbor. Our server was helpful in answering questions about the menu, and the food was very tasty. We definitely recommend it as a place for a meal when visiting Seattle's waterfront.
This was an incredible experience all the way around. I plan on coming back many times for years to come! Their oyster selection is unparalleled and the server was incredible and able to walk us through any questions and recommendations. For me, five stars.
I went to seattle with my boyfriend for labor day weekend. We wanted to go to a waterfront restaurant. The yelp reviews were good. The restaurant was really busy but we managed to get a table on the patio right on the water.
We got a bottle of wine, crab legs, and ice cream. It was romantic and the food was really good.
Convenient location on the waterfront, next to Argosy Cruises, which is why we picked it, coming off a sunset cruise. Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait for our table. Extremely busy, though they did the best they could to get us seated. The fresh dungeness crab was plentiful, and the side of corn on the cob delicious. Three of us shared that and the prawn risotto, which was ok, nothing special. Crab cakes were tasty, but on the small side. Too pricey and too crowded, but if you are looking for something convenient on the waterfront and are willing to deal with it, it'll work for you.
Filet Mignon delicious. VERY expensive but worth it. Our first time in Seattle. Would come back just for the steak if ever back in Seattle. We had been touring all day so felt quite underdressed for this restaurant but they still served us with smiles on their faces!
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