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Salty's Seafood Grills

1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 937-1600
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Ranked #86 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Seattle Bridge
Transit: Bus or take the Elliott Bay Water Taxi from downtown Seattle Pier 50 to Seacrest Park. We're just a 5-minute walk from the pier.
Description: Located on Elliott Bay with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline, Salty's is "One of the world's great view restaurants," says a local critic. This restaurant wins annual awards for the Nation's Best Sunday brunch, Seattle's best seafood, best view restaurant, best outdoor dining. Whether dressed up or casual, in the dining room, on the deck, or in private dining rooms, guests love Salty's for fresh Northwest seafood, wild Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, live Dungeness crab, fresh Northwest oysters, clams and mussels, USDA prime charbroiled steaks, gourmet lunch salads and sandwiches and refreshing creative cocktails. Live music in the Cafe-Bar Mondays and Fridays. Happy Hour from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, Cafe-Bar only.
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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Salty's was recommended for its great view of the Seattle skyline and Elliott Bay. We had super weather for our April week visit. It was my birthday and I was given balloons and a birthday dessert (delicious cake!). Excellent seafood chowder and appetizers. Friendly service. More high end prices but a great place for special occasion meal.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My friend and I had a lovely dinner at Salty's during restaurant week. I think the regular menu is rather pricey but from what I tasted totally worth it! Start with the chowder for sure and work your way from there. Great wine list and you CAN'T beat the view of the sky line at night!!

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Kirkland, Washington, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food, but a little expensive for what you get. A 3oz serving of salmon with a 3oz piece of halibut for $50 seems a bit too much. Service is great and atmosphere/view can't be beat.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We recently had a Friday Night dinner at Salty's on Alki. The view from Salty's looks out over Elliott Bay towards the downtown skyline. On a beautiful day it is a hard view to beat and one can see ferries, boats, airplanes landing at nearby airports and the gorgeous skyline. We had booked in advance and were seated in a... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is our first visit to Salty's and it was a good one. The setup reminds me of so many seafood houses of yore looking over the bay and city skyline. Yes, the vista is remarkably impressive and beautiful, so as far as that goes there's little to complain about. The staff are attentive if a little rushed. We selected... More

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Billings, MT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Our daughter and her partner took us to Salty's for dinner on our visit to Seattle and Alki Beach. When we arrived, our daughter explained to the hostess that her parents were from out of town and could we have a table with a view. Wow! We got a front table with a view of downtown Seattle! The sun was... More

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Phoenix, AZ, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We recently dined at Salty's on Alki Beach during Sunday brunch. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, especially the seafood. The selection was amazing -- freshly shucked oysters, steamed clams, crab legs and claws and so much more. The other main entrees were delicious too including the eggs benedict which surprisingly held up well in a... More

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New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

When we pulled up we were immediately awed by the view. We requested a table near the windows which allowed us to watch the sun shimmering off the water and buildings. The seafood was incredibly fresh and delicious. The portions were just right. The Smoked Steelhead was excellent and the crab cake was very flavorful. Good beer selection, wine selection... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The view of the Seattle skyline is second to none. That the food is also excellent is a bonus. Each staff member was genuinely friendly. The fixed price $30 menu offers an excellent value.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We love this brunch ! It's well worth the price . If you call ahead and go between 8:45-9:00am they give you a slight discount but more importantly you will head off the mass of people who rush in at about 10 am .

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