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Chandler's Crabhouse

#119 of 3,089 Restaurants in Seattle
#140 of 3,566 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Lake Union
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901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Aloha)
South Lake Union Street Car
(206) 223-2722
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Seafood with a Nice View

We came for a late lunch so had a choice of a table in the main dining room, right by a window with a nice view of Lake Union. I had a Caesar salad with smoked salmon and clam chowder while my wife had the fish tacos. Both were very good, as was the service. You do need to pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Jim B
,
Grapeview, Washington
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Excellent service by the staff, they are very knowledgeable about the menu, and offer suggestions. The location is wonderful, right by the lake. The wine selection is also great.

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Prepare to pull out your wallet, but it will be well worth it! Excellent service! The food was incredible, fresh and served beautifully. Wonderful place for a special anniversary or birthday dinner!

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Constant Traveller
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a large and handsome space, right on Lake Union, that is definitely worth a visit. But in my (limited) experience with this restaurant, the food is subordinate to the vistas. If you are on a date and want to impress your guest, go to Chandlers. If the weather permits (particularly on the weekends) go for the outdoor seating.... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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218 reviews 218 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We came for a late lunch so had a choice of a table in the main dining room, right by a window with a nice view of Lake Union. I had a Caesar salad with smoked salmon and clam chowder while my wife had the fish tacos. Both were very good, as was the service. You do need to pay... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You will see your crab alive in the water tank, waiting for you. People are friendly (as everywhere in Seattle) Right on the marina- The food is fresh and well cooked- Price is good for Seattle. Expect to pay 350 USD for 4 people (3 eating crab)

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Naperville, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Right on the water in a marina with beautiful windows that are 30' tall. Wait staff was excellent and the seafood was very fresh. We ordered salads and raw oysters and they forgot to bring the oysters until after the entrees arrived and we remind them.

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were walking by after having dinner elsewhere and decided to pop in for a drink on the patio. We stayed quite awhile as it happened as we got to chat with folks around us and the sun stayed out. Wonderful service and a great place to socialise.

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Five of us ate at Chandler's, and we were NOT disappointed. We live in the Midwest and we are rather plain eaters. Three of us ordered the halibut and my brother ordered salmon. The waitress was VERY helpful and told us we could get the halibut just grilled with no lemon sauce and my brother could do the same with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a very difficult restaurant to assign a score to because I have very different opinions on different aspects of the meal... The restaurant itself is nice...on the reservation, I requested a nice table and not only was the table they arranged "nice," it was perfect. Right beside very large windows overlooking the harbor with the soft afternoon sun... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited for brunch as a family of five. Although the place was half empty, they gave us a table at the far back, most likely because we had a baby. Needless to say, our almost one year old is the most well behaved and not cranky little girl at all and sat the entire time in her high chair,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    (Aloha)
  • Public Transportation: South Lake Union Street Car
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: (206) 223-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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