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Salty's on Alki Beach

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Fri, 10/23
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West Seattle
2.1 miles from Seattle Waterfront
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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.
$31 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to think of a catchy title for this review but I couldn't. Had a very nice lunch with a great view of Seattle. Staff was outstanding but I was disappointed when my order of prawns arrived. I was expecting a decent size crustacean but...what I received was 6 very delicious but very small shrimp.( The menu says"6 Huge Prawns) I agree with another review about the 4% surcharge, that surprised me. But overall, the entire staff was very welcoming and very professional, the food very good and I would do it again. BTW, it is pricy.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

We made early reservations for our 18th anniversary, on a Monday, so I was a bit surprised at having to wait 25 mins for a table for a table when I had early evening reservations. I worked at and got engaged at Salty’s, so it...once held a special place, so I called to requested a patio table explaining why, was told it would be no problem, once there I was told I would have to wait an extra 30 minutes (so 55 minutes total waiting, with a reservation) so we did not wait. No apology was made have to wait nearly a half hour with reservations or change in plans from outside by any staff member. The wait seemed to be the norm so come prepared to wait even if you make a reservation, our reservation appeared to give us no actually priority to wait time as the couple in front of us had no reservations and were still sat before us. Now I worked at Salty’s in the 90’s, this would not have been acceptable. If you aren’t managing your reservation system why have one. The waitress was very nice but completely clueless. She brought the wrong dish more than once, as in I ordered prawn skewers (even pointed at the menu) but she brought coconut prawns. She left them, which is fine, but also charged us for both the skewers and the coconut prawns I never ordered. The same happened with a drink and our soup. Now I’d have asked her to take it off but she just never came back. I had given her my card when I asked for the bill so didn’t see it until after we were charged. I also waited 15 mins for a coffee refill that never came and ran out of patience to wait to have her correct the bill. Again, she was very nice, but just not around when needed. I get in the time of covid staff doesn’t hover like they once did, but if you tell me you’ll being me more coffee I expect you to actually bring it The food was great, it always is, as is the view. Salty’s had always been a favorite but I doubt I’ll be back or recommending it as much as once did. Not sure it’s worth the hassle at this point.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

First of all Great views! Service was not bad too. Unfortunately prices don’t reflect quality or proportion of food. We went to order drinks while waiting for our table and told happy hour drinks then had to be drank only at the bar and not...taken to our table. Really? Felt we had to drink up! The oysters arrived and were the tiniest I’ve ever seen and tasteless. They charge for bread which I’ve never heard of. The portions are very small. My sisters lobster and prawn linguine has no lobster but crab and very few shrimp and was so spicy (too much chilli) couldn’t be eaten so when replacement came there was no spice and flavourless. Manager insisted it was lobster in pasta but I saved a long crab leg which they quickly discarded. I’m not one for complaining but when you spend over $300 for an evening you expect quality and not crab impersonating as lobster. 🙄More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Friends took us to Salty's because of the quality of the food and the amazing night view of Seattle across the bay. The food and the view were indeed outstanding, and the service was impeccable. The prices are not cheap, but we were prepared for...them. But the evening was partially spoiled by an arbitrary 4% surcharge added to the total bill, just because. The charge is mentioned on the menu, but there is no attempt at justifying it. They apparently charge it because they can. If they had added $1 to various menu items, it would have netted them the same cash and we never would have noticed it. Too bad that greed spoiled our visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

If you're staying downtown Seattle, it takes a drive to make it to the West Side, but it's worth it. We booked a table around sunset, and we had the luxury of seeing Seattle come to life at night. Great food. Great service. And the...best view of Seattle. Gorgeous. Romantic. Perfect.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

This is THE place to go for brunch in Seattle. Plan on spending a while there. This place has everything you could possibly think of for brunch; amazing seafood, carved ham and beef, made-to-order omelettes, crepes, pasta, breads, salads, hot dishes, and desserts including two...kinds of fondue. The view of Seattle’s skyline is stunning and the customer service was top notch. It is pricey, but worth every penny!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Classic seafood restaurant in west Seattle, with excellent view of the City across the bay.Nice ambience, soft atmosphere, well serve and good variety of fresh seafood availability.Definite a must if in town and a seafood lover.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

My family and I went to their weekend brunch which was delicious. The options were wonderful and I was very pleased. We went back the following Monday for dinner and was surprised to see, at the bottom of a page of the menu, that there...would be a 4% surcharge on every item that is retained by the house only. I found this extremely dishonest and deceptive, and I felt like I was being swindled. It's like going to a grocery store and being told at checkout that the prices are actually 4% higher than the listed prices with no explanation for it. I don't understand why they don't just add 4% to the prices on the menu. The food is good enough that 4% is worth it and I'm sure people will not have a problem paying the extra amount. When we complained to the waiter, he removed the surcharge for us, but it still left me with a bad feeling. It's a shame since the food is very good and the view of the lake with the Seattle skyline is beautiful.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020

I could detail all the wonderful and delicious offerings at the breakfast buffet, but I would be tying all night! In summary: This is an excellent stop if you want to splurge, the view on a clear day is terrific, and it was certainly worth...the experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Loved this stop, great food and service prices for area were good we had a late lunch on a Tuesday no lines. Prices $$ they have a small menu but it was lunch and if you dont like fish they do have other options if...your vegan they do have salad. But the fish is what you are going to want to eat here. The fish is fresh, the special comes in that morning. We had a waiter from Omaha NE super friendly and funny! Great service, seen seals while setting in restuarant and that was great, was the only place we seen them and we even went to a few beaches.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Cape1993 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I just checked website and it is the same. But be aware that this weekend is Mother’s Day so they might have something special.
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Response from Arno_Ilic | Reviewed this property |
yes I agree with most of what has already been written. I went in dress pants and a sports jacket and my wife wore a dress. We like to get dressed up when we go out. We did not look out of place, as some people were dressed... More
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