Salty's on Alki Beach

Salty's on Alki Beach

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Hours
Sun
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sat
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$31.00 – $80.00
CUISINES
Seafood
special diets, meals, features
Menu

To Start
Coco Prawns
pineapple chutney, thai chili sauce
3 Pc
$13.00
Add a Prawn
$3.50
Calamari
house-pickled peppers, chipotle aioli
$19.00
Pan Seared Crab Cake
dungeness crab, frisée, preserved lemon remoulade
$24.00
Alki Trio
calamari, coco prawns, dungeness crab cake
$45.00
1936 Roll
spicy shrimp and scallop, tempura asparagus, kaiware, cream cheese, miso aioli, sriracha, crispy coconut finish
$21.00
Tahoma "Boil" Clams
elliot bay butter, mirepoix, dill, corn ribs, rainier beer, grilled bread
$21.00
Prawn Cocktail
half a pound of poached and chilled 21/25's, horseradish cocktail, lemon
$22.00
Freshly Shucked Oysters*
raspberry pink peppercorn mignonette, lemon; Try a Shucker's Dozen: Order 12 and the 13th is on the house
each
$3.00
Chilled Seafood Sample
oysters on the half shell, dungeness crab cluster, poached prawns, marinated calamari salad, spicy scallop and shrimp roll
$75.00
TKO Potatoes
crispy fried smashed fingerlings, togarashi spice and miso white BBQ
$12.00
Soup & Salad
Seafood Chowder
Surf clams, oregon bay shrimp, scallops, washington potatoes, applewood smoked bacon. Contains pork
$10.00
$13.00
Salty's Caesar
artisan romaine, preserved lemon, buttery croutons, house dressing
$12.00
Celeste's Salad
arugula, radicchio, frisee, candied hazelnuts, grapes, red wine thyme vinaigrette, danish blue cheese Allergen: Nuts
$13.00
Westside Slab Salad
iceberg, warm bacon, black olives, grape tomato, green onion, croutons, danish blue cheese dressing (gluten free without croutons)
$12.00

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About
Located on Alki Beach with the most spectacular view of the Seattle skyline, Salty’s is one of the Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants and Top 100 Best Brunches in America by OpenTable. Salty’s is renowned for our fresh seasonal seafood, Pacific Northwest Coastal cuisine, playful atmosphere, and uncommonly genuine service. Our Northwest wine menu has won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 2003. We are open for year round outdoor dining in our cozy and elegant glass-like tents and on our decks. Beautifully decorated to lift your spirits, we welcome you to celebrate or just let the stress of the day slip away while enjoying the astonishing waterfront and fresh air of the Elliot Bay. We are truly a great escape and delicious fun! Established in 1980, we are a James Beard Smart Catch Restaurant, proudly independent, family owned and operated, and woman owned.
PRICE RANGE
$31.00 – $80.00
CUISINES
Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,444 reviews
Excellent
780
Very good
379
Average
178
Poor
76
Terrible
31
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Christina R
Friend370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
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.
Written February 15, 2020
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jenkemm
Seattle37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
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.
Written August 13, 2020
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Craig D
Missouri City575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
This is a good restaurant for seafood and views of the Seattle skyline. We had a great waiter who explained the menu and kept our water glasses full and plates cleaned away. My only quibble was that the entrees came very fast while we were still eating salads and chowder. Food was good all around.
Written February 2, 2020
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Dominic H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
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. 🙄
Written March 12, 2020
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JMNana
Mableton10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
I have eaten at this establishment many times. I have even given an event in there reserved area downstairs. Due to COVID they don't have the Sunday buffet which is amazing. We had to order off of the menu. We dine at Salty's for the amazing view and food. 1. We had reservations and were seated in the lower basement area, great for a banquet but not as nice as sitting upstairs in the main dinning area. If I knew we were going to be seated in the basement I wouldn't of come. Remember, you are paying the same amount as customers that were seated upstairs. 2. I ordered the fish and chips and Caesar salad. The fish was over cooked, I didn't eat it, 3 people ordered the fish and chips, some of the pieces were meaty and other pieces were flat. Seattle is known for fresh fish, this tasted like frozen fish. The salad was good. 3. At the end of the day our bill was around $140.00, if I hadn't been there before I would not return but I know they can do a better job then this. 4. Brian our waiter was great. We left him a nice tip even though the food was not up to power. 5. There are so many amazing restaurants in this city, not to mention the work being done on the bridge which prolongs your trip. I want to give a good review but I just can't. 6. Please remember if they try to sit you downstairs "REFUSE"
Written April 6, 2021
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Ana J
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
My boyfriend and I were not pleased. After reading such amazing reviews I assumed it would be a nice spot to try but the only goos part was the view. The wait staff was slow and attentive… The food was not well seasoned and took way too long to come out and the outside deck was only heat it for half of our visit. It wasn’t at all what we expected. I will say, however, because of our troubles they offered us a free dessert and in celebration of my boyfriend‘s birthday they gave us an additional free dessert and had the table decorated with confetti and a card which was nice.
Written June 4, 2021
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Stephen P
Minneapolis999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Salty’s is an old Seattle institution, the classic seafood restaurant where you take your out of town friends or your grandmother for a well made seafood dinner and a view of downtown over the water. For as famous a place as it is it wasn’t terribly crowded on a Wednesday night. We lingered over some small plates to start: excellent grilled sourdough with herb butter that would have made dynamite bruschetta, roasted potatoes with a delicious Japanese flavored mayonnaise sauce, grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with olive oil and aged pecorino and a plate of fresh oysters. (I have to say that my stalk of asparagus was quite fibrous—late season.) The menu is shy on vegetarian entrees although they are very adaptable and I told the chef to just make me something which ended up being bucatini pasta with grilled zucchini, green beans, asparagus charred onion and kale. A number of the other dishes were modifiable. My dinner partners had shrimp skewers and singleness crab. For those of you with retro seafood tastes there was also a classic shrimp cocktail. The dessert menu had only four choices and we settled on a chocolate roulade which was very good. Everything was well made. Service was attentive without being hovering. The bill came to $300 for four of us, determine to plumb the ocean depths.
Written August 12, 2021
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Peter L
Anna Maria Island306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
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.
Written October 13, 2020
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sheehan62
Dhahran33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
My nephews wedding - what a blast. What a great venue, food was very good and the view of the Seattle sky line made the perfect background. We wanted for nothing - two bars never waited for a drink, two out door areas one with a fire pit, the wait staff were great with a constant "don't be shy" when taking oysters on the half shell (wonderful vin egret), mini crab cakes, and grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce.
Written July 8, 2022
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
We are visiting from the UK, where traditional Fish & Chips is very popular. Hands up, I am not a fan of it, but was suitably intrigued to see how a place like Salty's, with all the hype around it, might present it. The first hurdle, as it often is in the Seattle area - the price. We just couldn't bring ourselves to pay $25 for two pieces of fish with chips, even with the great view but, as we were there etc, I asked for a portion of chips (fries) to take out. All Brits look away now please, because in the spirit of honesty, I have to admit how much I paid for a portion of chips - $6.61 (that's about £5.29) - I know! That said. The fries were piping hot, served in a large cardboard tray (generous two servings), with the bottom lined with foil, to keep things hot, and a plastic lift off lid; all served in a brown paper carrier bag. We went outside and found a bench looking across the sound to the city skyline, and tucked in. There was some kind of savoury coating on the fries, not quite 'southern fried' but something along the lines of it and far more delicious that the traditional salt and vinegar back home. The coating made the fries, which were thin and flat, lovely and crispy and very moreish. If you are a fan of vinegar soaked, soggy, floppy British chips, then these are definitely not for you, and you would feel hard done by with the price to boot but, if you are more of a crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inner, then you will love them and, by the time you have got to the bottom of the tray (and, readers, we surprised ourselves by being able to achieve that) you will have forgotten what you had to fork out to buy them.
Written April 12, 2023
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Rosiegirl2
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
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!
Written February 28, 2020
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TedM
Corrales8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
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.
Written March 8, 2020
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AndreaUbok
Florida4086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
We have a beautiful corner table outside on the patio facing downtown Seattle. Brody our waitress and the staff was friendly and attentive. We started by sharing a dozen Pacific oysters with cocktail sauce and horseradish. We then shared the colossal Bering Sea red king crab leg with a bowl of chowder, Caesar salad and a signature white chocolate mousse cake. Just perfection! Our meal was outrageously delicious, just exceptional! And the seafood was so fresh, It couldn’t of been better. The meal for one was very generous, more than enough for the both of us
Written July 2, 2021
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Yoram_and_Laurie
Simpsonville49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
The Seattle view is magnificent. The food is good, not great. The prices are exorbitant for the level of food and especially for the poor service. We planned a trip to the west coast and made the reservations more than 3 months in advance. Coming from the other side of the continent we requested an outside table near the edge (hand rail) to take in the view. When we arrived we were given a table inside. We asked for a table outside and were shown to the worst table (downstairs in the back), while a table at the edge was sitting empty. We asked about that table and the host went off to consult somebody. After a pretty long time he came back and with an air of special favor or exception allowed us to move to the table at the edge. So why weren't we offered that table, which was what we had requested, from the start? It then took a very long for our rather aloof and not very friendly server to arrive. Looks like management figures no need to try hard but can charge a fortune since they will come for the view. The opposite of hospitality.
Written July 27, 2021
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WorldTravelLady101
Ludlow28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 friends
first time eating in a restaurant since February. What an incredible and memorable experience that Salty's provided to us. Why? Well... 👍 Reservations required during their limited opening of 4-8 p.m. When we arrived we were taking immediately to our table. Greeted with a smile 👍 Dining outside was heated and spaced so safety and CV19 precautionary measures were well in place. Very comfortable. 👍 Our waitress, Jill, was the best ever. Very attentive, made great suggestions and made us feel very welcome. 👍 The food was incredible! We had salmon, cioppino, caesar salad with salmon. All excellent as far as cooking, portion and quality. In fact they split the salmon and Caesar salad for two of us girls that wanted half of each. No extra charge and the portions were still very substantial. 👍 Did I mention we had drinks prior? Irish whiskey that warmed you up, highly recommend! 👍 We celebrated my birthday with their raspberry cake. So light that even when we thought we didn't have room we made room! 👍 Mother Nature Cooperated and the view from start to finish, along with the atmosphere was incredible. Seattle skyline was shining at its best. This is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit the Seattle area. I cannot say enough about the quality of this establishment. During this time of CV19, I have been Larry about going anywhere. This was the exception and I'm so glad it was my first. I cannot encourage you enough to make it a point to go here. Happy holidays to all! Please be safe and healthy. 😷😷😷
Written December 5, 2020
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