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Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
4.4
6025 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–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

    Alaskan Way & University Ave

  • 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

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

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What 6,025 people are saying

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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

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Seafood

  • Seattle

    Most Booked

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  1. LN

    LauraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had trouble deciding on a restaurant visiting Seattle. SO happy we chose Elliot’s, we will be back every time we come to visit from Vancouver. Great staff, yummy food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend getaway to Seattle. Enjoyed the ambiance and the service was excellent
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting with friends from HS, Elliot’s is always the perfect place to go! Great food, Great service and a View that makes your friends jealous.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome! Went there for fresh oysters and wasn’t disappointed. It is a little expensive, so it was a treat for us.
  5. P

    Patty

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Indigo oysters. Other food was mediocre. Service was great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were all a bit confused by the tipping structure here. None of us want to be cheapskates, we want to be generous to our server, but the receipt had a paragraph explaining the 20% added gratuity and I’m honestly not sure how much of that goes to the servers/staff. It read a little bit like a money grab from the owners, but in all honesty I didn’t fully understand the message they were trying to convey. My suggestion, if the restaraunts is reading this, is to train your staff how to confidently explain what exactly that automatic 20% gratuity means to both the restaurant and the server individually. I fully understand the server feeling uncomfortable when explaining, we did get a quick blurb on it but she ultimately asked us to read what was printed on the receipt and we were all just left with questions. Outside of that very specific anomaly, it was really a fantastic experience. I was recommended a dish I normally wouldn’t order, Cod just seems boring to me, but what an amazingly fresh and melt in your mouth dish. A+ on the food, ambiance, our server and experience, just help us out on bill explanation ;)
  7. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent and the service as well. I always look forward to having dinner here.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Honestly, food was good and priced appropriately. Service was subpar unfortunately, hostesses were great waiter was not the best on water refills, cleared an appetizer without asking if we finished. Biggest issue was the Smoked Seafood platter was not available at 6:00 on a Friday. We were not told this when we ordered they had to come back to tell us that it was not possible to order it. Then lied and said they did not have the staff to make it. Listen its smoked fish and seafood, smoking takes prep and hours to make. Don’t lie that you don’t have the staff to assemble it during this dinner. You did not prep it or did not have the ingredients. This is fine if you tell people that as they sit down but we specifically chose this restaurant to try that dish and set our reservation months ago. Honestly I hope people try this restaurant, just want more transparency from the staff and if something is on the menu it should be available.
  9. H

    Herb

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. They have a kids menu. My kids liked the food.
  10. KC

    KatieC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded a google 4.4 review. Waiters recommended oysters were great. Many questions answered with knowledge and enthusiasm. The flavours were expansive and rich I could not stop eating. Only room for cocktail desserts. Cloudy with a chance of Rye was as serious as advised. I will be sharing by word of mouth to all I connect with in person also.
  11. R

    Ramon

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood and service. A little on the pricey side.
  12. JL

    JudyL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    We were seated next to a window and it was very cold. I ordered the seared scallops with risotto and it was dry. They gave us a complimentary dessert to share for our anniversary and it was a tiny serving. With the 20% “service fee”, which does not go to the servers it was definitely not worth the price. Our waiter was great. Don’t think we’ll go back.
  13. N

    Noongster

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wanted some seafood for dinner and what better place than Elliotts for fresh oysters on the half. Was a switch up for our normal date night at The Met. Kept it in the family.
  14. S

    Suzanne

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was fabulous - service was slow - lunch took two hours.
  15. RH

    RHBanshee

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Server was attentive, but the salmon special was disappointing. The server explained that the King salmon was the “ribeye” and the Coho was the sirloin equivalent. Not sure they served us the King, but it was overcooked & dry not juicy at all. Disappointing.
  16. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fresh hard to find these days. Would highly recommend!
  17. C

    Choman

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were wonderful. Both the crab and halibut dinners were excellent.
  18. JA

    JerryA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    On the plus my wife’s clam chowder was excellent. Her scallops and risotto was ok. My fish and chips was poor. Very little flavor, poor quality fries, I have had much better at Red Robin. Will not eat there again. Very overpriced
  19. C

    Christina

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Horrible experience from the people working there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was great!

    Elliott's Oyster HouseResponded on November 14, 2022It was great to celebrate with you!

  21. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was amazing. The oysters were absolutely amazing, and the king crab was rhe best I've ever had.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Service was slow, forgetful, and impersonal. Be prepared for an uncomfortable wait for service if you dine here. Took 40 minutes to receive out first drink order, after being seated at 6:30pm! Made for a frustrating experience. The food was great but lukewarm due to the slow service. Same experience as 5 years prior when the service was also slow, so the server filled time on the food wait and spilled wine on me and the manager offered nothing to “make it right”. Will be another 5 years+ before I come back again if ever.
  23. AM

    AnsleyM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic oysters and drinks
  24. D

    Deidre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible ! I had an amazing waitress who was very informative and made excellent recommendations. Of course the oysters were spectacular but the scallops and risotto was amazing. I will definitely be returning my next time in Seattle.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    There were 5 of us at 2 in the afternoon 3 had a meal they enjoyed 2 did not myself being one of the 2, I had a cod burger and fries, the burger was not to my liking, 2 bites were all I could eat , same with the fries, Something happened that I haven't seen before when we were done and handed our bill we were told a 20% tip was automatically added plus a 12.50% sales surcharge for the waiter. maybe it's a new idea? But total 32 1/2 % is a big number. I wouldn't eat there again. Just my opinion
  26. W

    Wendy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect suggestions and service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food was awesome!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience until we got the bill
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The crab corn chowder was delicious but the fish and chips just ok. Was expecting better for the price and way the restaurant was presented. We won’t be going back.
  30. MN

    MaryN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, I enjoyed my meal and the service was excellent.
  31. LT

    LauraT

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tom was excellent, very friendly and made great recommendations. The oysters both fresh and pan fried were great. The risotto with prawns was perfect. The lobster was a good serving size, the asparagus and potatoes with it were okay but not memorable. The pannacota dessert was also good. A great place to be able to see the pier and all the staff was pleasant.
  32. K

    Kittybird

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holy F*$&@ !! The oysters were the best I’ve ever had! And Nick our server was phenomenal !
  33. s

    sdl1

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bartender, great server, great food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time great experience would recommend
  36. AP

    AniP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I would say the food was great, however, the waitress was not very pleasant and I would say a little rude. She also gave us a speech how the restaurant takes the tip and we need to leave extra tip.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was average, good but not any extraordinary. The service was above average.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow this place is incredible!! Food was delish and service was beyond! Will definitely be back!
  39. KP

    KristaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The server was very pushy for us to order crab legs and rude. After not ordering the most expensive thing on the menu we were immediately treated differently. Had to ask for refills multiple times, a dessert menu was thrown on our table with no words spoken. We would say thank you with no response.
  40. TB

    TheBarneses

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My husband had a craving for some raw oysters and a very dry martini. We knew exactly where to go....and we were not disappointed. His meal was a caesar salad, a bowl of chowder and that splendid assortment of oysters. Mine was the tried and true cod and chips. It would have been nice to have some malt vinegar with my fish & chips, and we would have liked to have a cup of coffee after our meal instead of having the check being delivered without an ask, but all in all, Elliott's once again came through with flying colors for us.

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 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 623-4340.

Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.4 stars by 6025 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Elliott's Oyster House

1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alaskan Way &amp; University Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–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 atAlaskan 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

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

  • 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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