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“Great fresh food!!!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chandler's Crabhouse

Chandler's Crabhouse
901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Lake Union)
(206) 223-2722
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Ranked #138 of 3,563 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $35
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lake Union
Cross street: Aloha
Transit: South Lake Union Street Car
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great fresh food!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I went here on a Saturday afternoon after a kayaking on lake union. We were happy to find out they have happy hour everyday from 3-6. The happy hour menu was priced right and the parking was cheap aswell. The caviche was excellent as was the seafood platter! I highly recommend both. My husband had the crab mac and cheese, which was full of fresh crab and real cheese, it was also delicious. We WILL return again:)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“I ALWAYS LOVE THE OFFER OF HAPPY HOUR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Started a long trip to Europe with our first meal at this restaurant. It was happy hour, we were tired and crabby. The service and location were welcoming and so we settled in to eat a nice mid meal. Happy hour also includes good value on food so we enjoyed both our meals and a drink. I hope you get the opportunity to enjoy this restaurant on the deck on a beautiful sunny day like we did. Our food was excellent and looking at the meals as they went by they all looked very appetizing. Enjoyed the whole experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very disappointing crab dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I ate at Chandlers last Saturday. It was her birthday and she was excited to indulge in their crab dinner. We had been there once previously and were satisfied the first time. However, this time, not so much. My wife ordered the baked crab dinner which was very disappointing, to say the least. Keep in mind that this is the feature item on their menu, at $65. It was stringy throughout and not particularly flavourful. Stringy dungeness crab meat is usually a result of freezing or old crab. In any event, needless to say we will not return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Been there several times. Sometimes by boat (they have very good guest docking). We were there this time for dinner in Seattle's "Restaurant Week" (3 for $28 - very good value - regular menu high priced). Very good choices for this special menu. 3 of us and we all had something different and they were all very good. Service was great! Value excellent

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alta, Wyoming
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“Good food, nice atmosphere... but overpriced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We had some calamari for an app (it was just OK).. Wife had the dungeness crab soup and crab cake. I had a nightly fish special. Everything was was pretty tasty, but lord, $45 for a tuna can size crab cake is rediculous. So.. between the portions and the price, and the fact you had to pay for a side at those prices, I had trouble giving this 4 stars.. 3.5 is probably a better choice... but I'm not feeling generous after dropping $150... so they get 3.

Service and ambiance were nice. Happy hour in the bar is said to give better deals.

Visited April 2013
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