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Etta's Seafood

#53 of 3,039 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2109 (Virgina & Western)
+1 206-443-6000
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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383 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Etta’s has a solid reputation and for good reason. The food is pretty amazing. Don’t expect to get out of here cheaply and they also automatically add in 20% gratuity. Their signature dishes are the salmon and the crab cakes and for about $50 you can order the salmon with a side of crab cake. Now, I was still surprised... More 

Thank Phoenixroby
Penn Valley, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

over $10 for a 8 oz of soup.... and almost too salty to eat.... definitely didn't need to have the top decorated with bacon salt....

Thank Jacque W
Myrtle Beach, SC
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best lunch in town. Enjoyed their Bloody Mary's, raw oysters and dungeons crab. Very special way to start our visit to Seattle. Service was exceptional, food perfect and the atmosphere inviting. Enjoyed a leisurely lunch unrushed.

Thank scarolinamama
Penn Valley, California
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126 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a bowl of clam chowder on a brooding, windy Seattle afternoon. Lots of tables open so no problem on seating. Waitstaff was efficient and the menu and gratuity policy (a 20% tip is automatically added to your tab) quickly explained. We ordered a bowl of clam chowder each and a side of bread (as none was offered... More 

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Hammond, Louisiana
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great and so was the food. Our party sampled a variety of dishes, and everyone cleaned their plates. I can personally recommend the salmon. It was so good I purchased the seasoning rub so I could recreate it at home. I would definitely eat here on return trips to Seattle.

Thank mbtitus11
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on this app and really lucked into a great meal. All the food is locally sourced and homemade. The salmon was the best I've ever had, period. Kid's portions were too small for my kids (ages 12 and 9) but their food was excellent and homemade too. Our server knew the menu forwards and backwards. I... More 

Thank Derek H
Seattle, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were enjoying our day as tour guides for some friends visiting from out of town and they asked me, "Any good burgers nearby?" We strolled over to Etta's, a Tom Douglas restaurant. Not just for seafood... But also serves a very good burger! We recommended the Double-Double: House ground beef burger stacked with slaw, smoked Beecher's jack cheese, special... More 

Thank Mark W
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but pricy! They charge a surcharge for service of 20% automatic on your bill. Our waitress was not great and did not deserve this

Thank Debbie J
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom Douglas restaurants can be relied upon to provide excellent food. Etta's follows that rule. While the dining room was noisy, who could fault fellow diners for having a good time? The salmon, seasoned with Tom's signature "rub with love: seasoning, was done to perfection and highly flavorful.

Thank Babs4102
Orange Park, Florida
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Etta's on 10Oct16. It is a fantastic resturant! We had reservations, as reccomended, and arrived about 15 minutes early. We were immediately seated. The wait staff is very professional and helpful. Our waitress reccomended a sampler platter of oysters that was just over the top. Both of our meals were absolutely wonderful. I won't say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $45
American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-2109
    (Virgina & Western)
  • Public Transportation: Our new lightrail system will get you from the airport right to the heart of downtown at 4th and Westlake, just minutes from our restaurant. The Metro Transit bus system is very accesible and a trip planner is available online at; www.metro.kingcounty.gov
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-443-6000

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