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Elliott's Oyster House

#78 of 3,086 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
Chowder, Seafood
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1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101 (Spring Street)
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)
(206) 623-4340
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It's all about the Crab (and Oysters)

Lunch at the newly remodeled restaurant was great! We sampled crab, shrimp, oysters... and everything including the ambiance and wait staff was just great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
gcooper13
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Austin, Texas
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lunch at the newly remodeled restaurant was great! We sampled crab, shrimp, oysters... and everything including the ambiance and wait staff was just great!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Ive been to two Oyster New Year's (November) celebrations and was knocked out with the huge variety of oysters, selection of wine and deserts. I've also been there for cocktail hour and never had better or fresher oysters. I hope to visit as soo as the tunnel construction allows!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

The oysters were fresh and tastey, but the rest of the meal was pretty poor. The crab had clearly been waiting somewhere to be served after being boiled and the prawns were tasteless. We started off in the bar as we hadn't reserved, so had to wait for a table, which is fine, except the bar tender was miserable clearly... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After a harbour cruise, my husband and I shared a seafood platter and bottle of Pinot Gris on the patio at this Seattle institution. The meal included prawns, half a Dungeness crab and fresh oysters and was really good. Our server, Tom, was very pleasant and helpful. All in all, a very nice lunch!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We got there right before opening, there was maybe 10 people in line ahead of us once in gave our name to the hostess and then waited for 20 min. Before getting seated, mind you this is a very large place with lots of tables, my wife asked if we could sit at a window table (there were lots of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Opening after 9 months closed. Waiter was new, did not explain any oyster choices. Went with appetizers & honestly, none were great. We have never seen such large oysters for Rockefeller. Not edible. Oyster stew had 1 of the same size. Too many other greats in the area to try again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Been to Elliott's three times now over the years. Each has been a foodie experience. Sat outside each of those times. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for -- in this case, food you could never create at home. Salmon dishes are always awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I'll admit it. I was skeptical about this place. It looked really touristy and a bit shabby. Boy was I wrong. The restaurant was absolutely packed, which is always a good sign. We had to wait for about 10 minutes in the bar which was okay because it gave us a chance to have a glass of wine. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

OMG, at last we found that perfect dining experience that money can buy. Everything was amazing! The food, the presentation, the service, the view are all were exceptional! This is one of the best sea food restaurants there is. Must visit, you will experience the satisfaction!

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Monroe, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First of all we were very glad we made reservations because it was packed! This was the first problem because the noise level was over the top. Also our waiter was running around like crazy so we really thought they could have more waiters. The food was good just not great. We had the oyster taster platter at another place... More 

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Additional Information about Elliott's Oyster House

Address: 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: (206) 623-4340
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101
    (Spring Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 623-4340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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