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Etta's Seafood

#40 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2109 (Virgina & Western)
Our new lightrail system will get you from the airport right to the heart of downtown at 4th and Westlake, just minutes from our restaurant. The Metro Transit bus system is very accesible and a trip planner is available online at; www.metro.kingcounty.gov
206-443-6000
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 436
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  • 320
    Very good
  • 141
    Average
  • 39
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  • 13
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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 of 5 stars
Great seafood place

Etta's is a great find near the pike place market. The salmon and crab salad appetizer are amazing very tasty and fresh. In fact the best salmon I have had. They also have a coconut pie that is amazing. They have local wines from Washington state. They are a little expensive, but worth the cost for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shakeel K
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had Etta's for lunch before leaving Seattle. Service was good and friendly. I had Salmon, my brother had cod and chips all very small portions for the amount paid ($35 for a small portion of fish during lunch).The sauteed greens and fries were tasty.

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Thank Anna P
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Etta's is a great find near the pike place market. The salmon and crab salad appetizer are amazing very tasty and fresh. In fact the best salmon I have had. They also have a coconut pie that is amazing. They have local wines from Washington state. They are a little expensive, but worth the cost for this kind of seafood.... More 

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Thank Shakeel K
USA
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307 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Straightforward but somewhat mediocre seafood spot. The place seems to take more from the fact that it is a Tom Douglas restaurant than having good food. We had great service, but even though we bought two bottles of wine, we still we charged for bread. Who charges for bread?

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Thank BlueHenFlyer
Algoma, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks are average, the food was good but a little pricey for a place that is little more then a nice dinner. The location is key as it's right at the north end of Pikes Market.

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Thank JamesW12
Kent, Washington
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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great dinner at Etta's prior to Twilight Zone live at Theater Schmeater. The seafood stew, rum raisin ice cream and beet salad were delicious with refined flavor profiles and textures. The service was amazing and our server's knowledge of the menu improved our experience.

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Thank Rehsinup19
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only get to Seattle once a year and are sad to find such a decline in the dining experience at Ettas. The clam chowder was excellent, but the salmon tasted fishy. The wine list was average and also pricy. I doubt if we'll be back, just too many other great restaurants.

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Thank lpstohler
Highland Park, IL
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Etta's basics - Dungeness crab cakes and the salmon. Both were done really well. The faro and cauliflower with the crab cake was my favorite. My husband loved the salmon with its smokey sweet rub. The atmosphere was generic and the wait staff friendly. We had the sautéed greens with garlic. Nice char on the kale and... More 

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Thank Cathric
Edmonds, WA
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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Four of us went for their Sunday Brunch. WE did have a reservation and it was surprisingly not full. I would still always opt for a reservation. Service was very prompt and efficient. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I had the Shrimp and Grits which I have had multiple times and is so great that I have never gotten on... More 

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Thank DP49
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Haven't been back in a while, but last time I went, there were only two proper dinners on the menu. I'd go back if they became a good restaurant again.

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Thank pete-mack00
Grande Prairie, Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Etta's Salmon rub with love is one of the best things ever when done right. Recently ate here and the salmon was a bit dry & borderline overcooked. Homemade pasta dish was a bit over seasoned, but overall was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2109
    (Virgina & Western)
  • Public Transportation: Our new lightrail system will get you from the airport right to the heart of downtown at 4th and Westlake, just minutes from our restaurant. The Metro Transit bus system is very accesible and a trip planner is available online at; www.metro.kingcounty.gov
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-443-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?