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Salty's on Alki

#28 of 3,351 Restaurants in Seattle
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1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126 (West Seattle Bridge)
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.
12069371600
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Located on Elliott Bay with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline, Salty's...
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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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
Love the environment and wine list - food hit or miss

Obviously location can't be beat; environment - nutcrackers in the winter, music, outdoor fire-lit bars and view-laden dinner is great. Also have been very impressed with the wine selection of reasonably-priced PNW wines. However, the fish dishes are hit/miss and don't represent a great value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Obviously location can't be beat; environment - nutcrackers in the winter, music, outdoor fire-lit bars and view-laden dinner is great. Also have been very impressed with the wine selection of reasonably-priced PNW wines. However, the fish dishes are hit/miss and don't represent a great value. Have had some great ones and some not so... While the holiday buffets are intriguing,... More 

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Thank WickedMadTraveler
Hiram, Georgia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful restaurant with a great view of downtown Seattle - suggest getting a reservation early and asking for a window table facing the harbor. The food was outstanding but be prepared for a big check at the end of the meal.

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Thank William L
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 4th or 5th trip to Salty's on Alki. A co-worker introduced me to the place several years ago. Now, every time I visit Seattle, I try to take someone new. The view of downtown of spectacular. Nothing like it. The food and service are also very good. I saw a few reviews that disparaged the food. I... More 

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Thank Mark P
Reardan, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone raves about the views of downtown from Salty's. It true, perched on the eastern beach of West Seattle, facing downtown across Elliott Bay, the view is gorgeous and unbeatable (you will also have a great view of polluted/industrial Harbor Island, with all its cranes and derelict ships & oil slicks - just look to your right towards the concrete... More 

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Thank Bolero49
Shoreline, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Price has increased, and the menu items have gone down in quality in some cases.....pizza and rice krispy treats? Pretty pricey pizza and rice krispy treats. Less expensive on Saturdays for the Brunch as opposed to Sunday Brunch. We've gone here for several years and have noticed a decline.

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Thank Lynn H
Bothell, WA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view at Alki looking out at the water is great. To start with we did not receive good service while waiting at the bar for our reservation. It did not get any better when we were seated in the restaurant. We could not get our waiter to come around. To top it off, the food was less than flavorful.... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I flew up from Southern California for the weekend explicitly to visit Salty's for her birthday. We have visited a dozen other times when in the Seattle area and have never been disappointed. From the exceptionally courteous and knowledgable staff to the great food you can't go wrong. Throw in the view of Seattle's beautiful skyscape that... More 

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

The food was very good and staff excellent just not worth over $200 for 4 adults. Arrive early and skk for a window table for a great view of Seattle.

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend eating here if you can get a table by the window. It's so pretty to look out over the harbor and skyline. The food was great and it was my favorite experience in Seattle. I can't wait to go back!

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Thank eeboz
Dallas, Texas
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the view. Skip dinner and just do happy hour or drinks and appetizers. The main courses are over priced and really barely edible. It's too bad that they don't produce high quality food because the view is spectacular. I would love to bring all my visitors here - and I used to do that before the quality got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
    (West Seattle Bridge)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 12069371600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?