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Elliott's Oyster House

#74 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 620
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    Very good
  • 125
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  • 54
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  • 20
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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
Amazing experience in Seattle

The food and service were amazing . Wild caught salmon and halibut were prepared with such taste that it seemed to us we never tried something as good as this . The variety of oysters is unbelievable . A must for all seafood lovers visiting Seattle .

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food and service were amazing . Wild caught salmon and halibut were prepared with such taste that it seemed to us we never tried something as good as this . The variety of oysters is unbelievable . A must for all seafood lovers visiting Seattle .

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We don't know much about oysters, and there are literally dozens of varieties on the menu here. Our server suggested we order a dozen, two each of six different kinds. We left it to her to choose. They came back organized in a clockwise pattern with a card describing them. They were all notably different and very fresh. Great experience.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after finishing a 1-hour Argosy cruise. We needed a late lunch and were not in a hurry, but wanted to relax over drinks, oysters, and a filling lunch meal. We have elementary age children who are very well behaved at restaurants, and who enjoyed the oysters on the half shell very much. The food was great and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So good we went twice! By all means sit outside. What I really liked is that we were not rushed at all. Nice leisurely meal.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had some great food here on our last night in Seattle. A must was the pan fried oysters with bourbon sauce & crab cakes. You can pick and choose which oysters you want from an extensive list. Right on the waterfront it is a great spot for people watching.

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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were there during happy hour, so were were able to try lots of great food at good prices. We sat inside, but the waterfront dining area is really scenic.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After so many great meals during our trip we were quite disappointed with this place especially with a 4.5 star rating. We had better views, better service and better meals elsewhere. We wound up sending the calamari back because it seemed old rather than fresh/hot. Chowder soup was the highlight but all else failed in our book. I would not... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was disappointed in our lunch. The food was really just OK- I have had better chowder in my office café and my husband's fish was just alright. I suspect this is a place where the specialty (oysters) is the true star- we tried a complimentary oyster and enjoyed it very much. Drinks are not cheep, but for the ambiance, it... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went here our first night in Seattle. Food was ok at best, and on the expensive side. After eating at other Seattle restaurants during our trip, Elliotts didn't compare well at all.

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Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice dinner at Elliott's There were six of us and all tried something different. We are from Florida so we also know good seafood . We had the sampler of oysters, that was a bit disappointing,we like Florida oysters better. The dungeness crab and the crab legs were outstanding! The halibut was also very good. My only... More 

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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