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Etta's Seafood

#157 of 3,091 Restaurants in Seattle
#183 of 3,572 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Chowder, 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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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 335
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  • 261
    Very good
  • 114
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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, casual atmosphere

I really enjoyed my meal at Etta's. I thought the menu was very impressive. I ordered crab cakes, a sweet pea & brown butter gnocchi, and triple coconut cream cake. All three dishes were very good. My cousin got a fish fry and carrot cake. She absolutely loved it! I liked that Etta's had a more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Jane B
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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215 reviews 215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We chose the place because of the location, we were in the market but wanted to sit down and have a meal. Service was a bit slow, not many options but food was good. The lentil soup ($12) was a good vegan option (when ordered without yogurt). Burguer was very good and big, but the crab cake was a deception:... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We ate there because it is a Tom Douglas restaurant and features seafood. It is supposed to be his best seafood restaurant. We were seated quickly (had reservations). Drink orders (local wine) came 10 minutes later. I had the special - the initial run of the King Copper River Salmon served with vegetable hash. Husband had Crab cakes served with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I heard from numerous people to try Etta's. Was disappointing. Stopped in for lunch (solo) and was made to feel that it was an inconvenience. Had the cod fish and chips. It was ok. Server was not friendly at all. Didn't inform me of any specials but did so for the table beside me. Was a weird experience. Not worth... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had one of the house pasta specialties with Dungeness crab and the Copper River Salmon. Both were outstanding. Don't pass up the Cornbread pudding! It's got a light flavor and texture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

1st meal in Seattle. We had an early dinner so were given a window table overlooking the waterfront which is pretty relaxing. Ambience/deco is just on average though. I ordered a spinach cashew nut salad (@$11.5), taste is good but portion is rather small. Crab cake (@$24.25) was a bit fishy for me but my hubby found it OK so... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Food was decent. The service ruined the experience for my husband and I. Our servers name was Troy, I'm not sure what his problem was or why he had such a bad attitude. For a $70 lite lunch you'd think he would be nicer knowing he'd easily do well on a tip. Nope. Bad attitude. I'm sure you could find... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very good seafood restaurant close to waterfront and Pike's Place - boys loved the Coho Salmon, Crabcakes and I thoroughly enjoyed the halibut!

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London
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We loved our evening meal here. It is a casual restaurant and initially I was going to rate it with four stars but as soon as I started writing I realised this wouldn't be fair. Firstly it is casual, not a fine dining evening out but so much about this place makes it fabulous. The cheerful waitress made us welcome... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal at Etta's. I thought the menu was very impressive. I ordered crab cakes, a sweet pea & brown butter gnocchi, and triple coconut cream cake. All three dishes were very good. My cousin got a fish fry and carrot cake. She absolutely loved it! I liked that Etta's had a more casual/relaxing atmosphere. It was... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ate lunch at Etta's and really enjoyed it. My husband like the sauce for the seafood so much he even ate it after the seafood was gone.

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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, Chowder, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business
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?