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Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
4.4
5661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renowned 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.

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Booked 65 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 623-4340

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robert Spaulding

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday evening.

  • Public transit

    Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I at<br />Alaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)<br />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)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 5,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Most Booked

  • Seattle

    Most Booked

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  1. DC

    DeborahC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Our server was MIA most of the lunch. We had to hunt her down several occasions. We found her at one point outdoors vaping and high. We plShe knew absolutely nothing about wine, my clam linguine was cold, the fish and chips were notably “fishy” and could not be eaten. Our white wine was not kept chilled despite asking for the table chiller. We asked for one drink and got another. When we asked for it to be removed she said it would be and then noticed later it never was. This was very sad as this was my daughters 21st birthday and it was not the celebration we had imagined nor was it the restaurant we have enjoyed in the past for many, many years. We will not be returning.

  2. MG

    MissGuac

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Overrated. This place is It’s huge tourist attraction

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary and honey moon (way overdue after 18 years and without children)

  4. NT

    NathanT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Our experience was underwhelming. The oysters were delicious and definitely worth the price. However, our service was extremely slow. We ordered 2 bottles of wine that were not actually available. So even when we switched to a glass they were so slow to come out that we were nearly done with our meal by time they came. The food was not particularly good. We felt unwelcome and not cared for.

  5. J

    Jeanne

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    The food and drinks took forever! We waited 45 minutes for each round of drinks and the risotto which was ordered by two people at the table was completely and consistent. One was so spicy it was an edible and the other one was flavorful. Have been here before won’t be coming back

  6. MS

    MariaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We went in to celebrate a special occasion & had a lovely dinner. We ordered the potato bread & butter (delicious- not warm, but super fresh & tasty served w/ a ton of whipped butter) & crab cakes which were good, not great as appetizers. We shared the salmon entree (excellent fish, but the sides were so-so), and the beef short rib/scallop entree served with polenta which was delicious. Service was good, and we would go back again.

  7. JP

    JaPar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Food was great, but I think we just had a server having a tough day. Forgotten orders, very slow and sparse service.

  8. CC

    ChristopherC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was excellent and staff was very accommodating. Relaxing atmosphere with wonderful views off the dining patio. Food was delicious.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good, the potato bread was cold so do not expect warm fresh bread but the seafood, cocktails and dessert were amazing.

  10. EE

    EmilyE

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waitress and hostess made our anniversary dinner lovely. Thank you for the perfect table and beyond perfect service!

  11. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I have visited Elliot’s many times over the years and enjoyed the quality of food and service. Now, the prices have truly taken the desire to visit again away. SORRY ELIOTTS!!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Food was great, as always. Service was not. Had to ask for things like utensils, drink refills, etc. multiple times to the point of frustration. Ended up getting a spoon myself from the food counter.

  13. ST

    SeattleTransplant

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    The oysters were decent, and maybe that's enough. But the King Salmon and the Shrimp salad (and the kids' burgers) were terrible. No flavor at all. I'm not sure how it has so many good reviews.

  14. AS

    AdrienneS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service was excellent by the servers. The drinks are very good and unique.! the presentation of the food was excellent.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day with the family.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Elliott's is always such a nice place to go to. It's been a while since I've been there so I took my girlfriend and her son there for the first time for Mother's day it was so welcoming. The staff were all so attentive. Dohui really knows how to make you feel at home. She is so amazing. The oysters were amazing and the food was cooked perfectly. I'll definitely have to good back sooner than last time.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day…seated promptly, fantastic food and outstanding service! Mother was happy!

  19. CB

    CarrieB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch sitting on the outdoor patio on a sunny Mother’s Day! The champagne, crab cakes and entrees were delicious—lovely experience all around.

  20. RS

    RyanS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful view of the water. We sat outside and the heaters kept us fairly warm. Great service.

  21. t

    tomw

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was great , with generous portions of seafood. Coffee was so-so, would get elsewhere after the meal

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Would have been 4 stars but when your server forgets your order and disappears without bring drinks… 2 hours later your just over it.

  23. K

    Kelly

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    They add a 20% service fee that does NOT go to servers on already very high prices. Didn’t offer some common top shelf liquor. Ceviche was pretty bad.

  24. EA

    ElisaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful time here for my birthday dinner! Will definitely be back.

  25. n

    nursara

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for our anniversary and they put a little card on the table and made us feel extra special!

  26. B

    Beannie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, from 1st greeting to the last bite! Service, outstanding, wine selection, outstanding, quality for price, outstanding...can't wait to return, minus the rain and fog...sat outside, just perfect.

  27. h

    hotelandcj

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Mae took care of us, did a fine job.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing experience at Elliott’s. I didn’t mention anything about my birthday coming up but they went the extra mile to write me a nice birthday card. Our server was SO sweet and went above and beyond for my friend and I. Truly an unforgettable dinner and the food was delicious!

  29. EB

    EileenB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was good, service just ok. They charge mandatory 20% service charge. However, we were pressured by server to leave an additional tip saying he only gets half of the service charge. This contradicts Elliotts website statement, "While the Service Charge is not directly passed through to the staff, the commission they receive meets or exceeds the net revenue brought in via Service Charge. In short, the intent of these changes is not to enrich the company through retention of Service Charge revenue. With this commission model in place, there is no expectation of a gratuity in addition to the 20% Service Charge. If you feel an additional gratuity is warranted, please know that your generosity in recognizing exceptional service is very much appreciated, and 100% will be retained by your server." When I asked the Manager for an explanation he said it's legal jargon they have to put on the website. This is not acceptable!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We were disappointed with our experience for dinner. The portions were small and food overcooked. The staff worked well together to try to provide a nice meal but were all at once bombarded with tables and stretched very thin on what service they could provide. Unfortunately, there are many more establishments I would try before returning

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience celebrating my husband’s birthday. Mark L. was an exceptional server! He was attentive to our needs but also allowed us time and space. He made great food and drink recommendations, and had the kitchen accommodate some of my pickiness without a fuss. Would 100% recommend, and we will be back!

  32. ES

    ElissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great wait staff. Would have been nice to know about the additional 20% fee added to bill in advance. Not the tip for wait staff.

  33. JI

    JimI

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Ardom was excellent and made good recommendations. Very attentive, food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

  34. S

    Soko

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great. We enjoyed the oysters, crab cakes, and more!

  35. RS

    RobS

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was outstanding - exceeding expectations at all levels

  36. L

    Lena

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chris is an amazing server with great knowledge of oysters. The food is just as amazing. I had the oysters and the mussels. Both were very delicious and fresh.

  37. J

    James

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    If you are looking for the most outstanding fish house in Seattle, this isn't it. But if you want an enjoyable place that is moderately priced and decent, and right on the water, this works well. Attentive and enthusiastic wait staff. They had only one salmon option, which was ok, not great.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    The hostess sat another couple who walked in after us and were told 1.5 hour wait at our table. They then did not want to move. So another hostess awkwardly walked us there and mad us stand there until they left the table - awkward and humiliating for us and no apology! They didn’t even clear the bread plates or silverware (seriously in this Covid world)! The waitress was less than attentive and never cleared our plates just brought the check and then we watched her. Hat with another wait staff while we sat there with dirty dishes and partially even food. Not what it’s cracked up to be!

  39. EP

    EpicProportions

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and our Server was fantastic! She knew the menu inside out and was very attentive.

  40. E

    Emob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere. I will definitely visit again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.4 stars by 5661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Elliott's Oyster House

1201 Alaskan Way Pier 56 Seattle, WA 98101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday evening.

  • Public transit

    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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Spaulding

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (206) 623-4340

  • 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

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