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Ballard Annex Oyster House

#226 of 3,099 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5410 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4028 (Ballard Ave NW & 22nd Ave NW)
+1 206-783-5410
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I've eaten here several times, both for dinner and for happy hour, and I really like this place. Staff is friendly, they have great oysters, great chowder and it has a nice atmosphere as well. I really like the oyster happy hour, they feature one type of oyster on special, depending on where it came from and what kind of... More 

Thank Jon F
San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I came here on a trip with my husband to figure out if I liked Seattle. Well I discovered I love oysters as long as they have some kind of sauce accompanying it. The jury is still out on Seattle.

Thank KnickerbockerJones
Parsippany, New Jersey
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Food was tasty but small portions (except for the trout) and a bit pricey. Easy to park on street. Risotto needed some flavor. Good waiter.

Thank esteuer
Naperville, Illinois
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Fun atmosphere, casual, nice music, great oysters and drinks! Either sitting ant the bar or table it all works!

Thank 997sandray
Sean E, General Manager at Ballard Annex Oyster House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, we hope to see you again soon! Best, More 

Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

I enjoyed the food here a lot! The oysters and salmon were delicious. The reason I am rating 4 stars is because I lost some items here and while calling to claim the lost items, I could not get through to anyone. I left a voicemail and never got a call back. I also submitted a claim online and have... More 

Thank ain5053
Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Met some friends here for dinner on a Wednesday night. We were seated right away. It took awhile for someone to wait on us even though the it wasn't busy, but the staff was very friendly. We started with the seared tuna appetizer. It was ok. There was an odd seasoning on it, but had decent flavor. It did have... More 

Thank shadv00
Hohenfels, Germany
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2 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is great! The food was phenomenal! We were seated right away. Given water. Drink orders taken!!! The service flowed. Our food was definitely cooked to perfection. The waitstaff were attentive. A finished plate was taken away in a timely manner. We celebrated Valentines Day a day early. Was perfect. I can also see this being a place I'd... More 

Thank Tazzimag
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

It was a spur of the moment visit and no regrets. We really enjoyed the mix of dozen oysters, old bay fries, and drinks. No complaints. Everything was fresh and fries were not greasy. Drinks well done. Service was good. We'd return for dinner and try other things on the menu.

Thank Ready2Travl2
Royse City, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

My first visit to this establishment and we had a really good time. We were looking for oysters and sushi. There were several different oysters to choose from. Our shucker cracked open some we had never tasted before so that we could sample them. Nice move on his part. We placed our orders and had a ring side seat to... More 

Thank Brad H
Albany, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017

We've been here several times. The oysters on the half shell are always delightful and they always have a good assortment to try. We've had some other items off of the menu also, specifically the fish and chips, which my husband enjoyed. Also, the crab gnocchi was I found quite tasty and filling. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

Thank ornurse3chicken

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
3:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5410 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4028
    (Ballard Ave NW & 22nd Ave NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-783-5410
The Ballard Annex Oyster House serves fresh NW seafood (we might sneak somethings over from the East Coast, I'm lookin' at you Maine Lobster!) seven days a week. We've always got 8 types of oysters behind the bar -where we serve a variety draft wines & beers, bubbles, and specialty cocktails- you'll also find us steaming house made chowders, bisques, and shellfish in our stainless steam kettles. Feelin' picky? Whole Dungeness Crab and the aforementioned lobster are also available to crack at the table.

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