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Harborside by McCormick & Schmick's

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1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Highland Drive)
(206) 270-9052
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing return

We have always enjoyed this restaurant on trips to Seattle. Eating great seafood while watching seaplanes take off and land from Lake Union-what can be better! This time, after a 5 year absence, service was slow and the waitress appeared confused, food was good but not exceptional. The only thing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Judy B
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have always enjoyed this restaurant on trips to Seattle. Eating great seafood while watching seaplanes take off and land from Lake Union-what can be better! This time, after a 5 year absence, service was slow and the waitress appeared confused, food was good but not exceptional. The only thing that was still there was the view! the change in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The restaurant is coveniantly located and parking is available too. The view is stunning. Seafood and Stakes were delicious. Not cheap but worth the money. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Tomball, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Arrived for an 8:30 reservation on the 4th of July. Only good point - they sat us by 8:35 or so. The day before, they called me to warn me we had a two hour limit due to high reservation volume for the 4th. After about 15 minutes, I flagged someone down to take a drink and appetizer order. They... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

upon arrival we noticed the restaurant almost empty We were seated upstairs next to a big window overlooking the dock The window was covered with spider webs, disgusting!

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Massillon, Ohio
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaurant was near our hotel, so we walked there one evening. The views on Lake Union were beautiful. Unfortunately, we missed the happy hour. The service and food was good. The regular menu is on the pricey side. The happy hour would have been an awesome deal!

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Bay City, Michigan, Usa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food was great inside---tried sitting out on the deck on a Thursday evening and couldn't find a clean table or anyone to clear it. Sat for about 10 minutes and then went inside. From there the service went on to be very good!! Food was very good.

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Seattle
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Seattle is a great seafood city with many terrific restaurants. McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside is a on the upper end of the scale with a beautiful location on South Lake Union not too far from Seattle Center. It’s a place we typically take out of town guests or work colleagues for a nice meal. This time of year (late Spring... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Because this location was an easy walk from our hotel, we visited three times, twice for happy hour on the patio and once in the dining room. Patio service was slow but ok. This review pertains to dining room experience. We ordered appetizer and drinks to start and received the appetizer 15 minutes before receiving the drink order. The second... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Even at the bar, the view of the water was great. We were killing time before a float plane trip, and this was just the ticket. Cocktails, a good bowl of clam chowder, and a "jumbo lump crab tower" really hit the spot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

They've become an upscale Red Lobster. Do yourself a favor and go a block north and eat at Pasta Freska. This chain has significantly gone downhill. I wouldn't be surprised if they close this location or the chain goes under given the poor experiences I've had at Harborside and Bellevue over the last 2-3 years. We gave the Harborside location... More 

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Additional Information about Harborside by McCormick & Schmick's

Address: 1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: (206) 270-9052
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    (Highland Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 270-9052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?