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Etta's Seafood

2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2109
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Ranked #83 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Virgina & Western
Transit: 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
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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stopped back in for a meal after two years away from Seattle. And we were rewarded with an excellent meal yet again. We had the crab crakes and french toast (it was brunch time!) and everything was fabulous. Etta's is still the place to go for a remarkable meal in downtown Seattle. The service is impeccable and well and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Out of this world Kusshi oysters and friendly staff but the rest of the dinner was mediocre and expensive.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Etta's is located only a few blocks from the waterfront. It has an upscale appearance and a menu to match. My family, which consisted of My mother, her husband and myself, were seated right away and then left to stew in our own starvation for a good fifteen minutes. We had to wave down the bartender to get glasses of... More

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Bethany, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you like crab cakes, you're going to LOVE Etta's. But I have to warn you, no one else's will ever do after you've eaten these. You can either pay $18 for one or $32 for two. Spend the money and get two - you're going to want a second, I promise. They're all lump blue crab and little else... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try Etta's for a seafood lunch with guests visiting from out of town. The location is convenient to Pike Place Market and offers a calm atmosphere compared to the craziness of the market . The service was very basic - no one went out of their way to be welcoming or informative. The food was good .... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The food at Etta's, at least on this night, was mediocre at best. The crab cakes were bland, and the potatoes they came with were just barely a cut above diner home fries. My kid's salmon was lukewarm and the "rub" was just overpowering. My wife's shrimp, which cost a princely sum, were bland and overcooked. My youngest's fish and... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

customer service was great and the food was very tasty, we all liked our choices and i would definitely come back.

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Sonora, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Landed in Seattle and immediately looked for good lunch spot. Landed here, a Tom Douglass restaurant. First course was a classy uptake on a Vietnamese lettuce wrap - Dungeness crab, grapefruit segments, avacado, mint and a nuoc Cham vinaigrette! Awesome! Their "signature" rubbed salmon tasted like smoked salmon and frankly was just ok. Wines by the glass were good and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were former frequent visitors to this restaurant, and were overseas for some lengthy time. We decided to go back and revisit an old haunt. Sadly we were terribly disappointed with the food. The service was ok, but the restaurant appeared understaffed, and the servers harried. The menu has degraded substantially since our last visit, and food served was of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Creative menu. Clams on appy menu were amazing. Avocado crab salad dressing was a must order. Josephine (?) our server was way fabulous. Great wine list.

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