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Elliott's Oyster House

4.4
4.4
5728 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renowned for simple preparations that highlight the natural flavors of the finest seafood in the Pacific Northwest. We specialize in serving fresh local Dungeness crab, wild Northwest salmon, Alaskan halibut, fresh Pacific finfish, Northwest shellfish, and our specialty, fresh oysters.


At Elliott's, we believe our choices today affect the oceans of tomorrow, so we're committed to serving sustainable seafood, a win-win for your taste buds and the environment. We have long-standing partnerships with local crabbers, oyster growers, and fishermen, who use environmentally sound practices. To help the planet even further, we compost everything possible. Come join us for lunch or dinner and discover the wonders of sustainable seafood for yourself.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 623-4340

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robert Spaulding

  • Private party facilities

    From our Puget Sound style décor to our Pacific Northwest style hospitality we specialize in creating events that will surpass your every expectation. Let Elliott's help you create an occasion that is distinctively yours with gracious surroundings, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service. Our many unique settings are ideal not only for business lunches and dinners, parties and receptions, but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. With our location, property and partners, Elliott's can help you plan any event, large or small. From the intimate and unique Elliott Bay Private Dining Room, to our location on Pier 56, Elliott's can design an event sure to wow and impress your guests, customers or attendees. Our culinary team, one of the most innovative in Seattle, can craft and design a menu to fit every occasion and our guest services and event representatives will take the pressure off of you for the event planning and details.

  • Private party contact

    Corinne Griffiths: (206) 623-4340

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday evening.

  • Public transit

    Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I at<br />Alaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)<br />Metro Transit Routes 10-O, 11-O, 113-I, 121-I, 121-O, 122-I, 125-I, 15-O, 18-O, 21-I, 22-I, 56-I and 994-I at First Avenue and University St (.15 mi)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 5,728 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Most Booked

  • Seattle

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Darkluis

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Buena opción con vista a la bahia de Seattle, la comida es buena no llega a espectacular. El servicio si es excelente.
  2. SS

    SSS3

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    I noted that it was a special occasion, but we were seated by the door. We were on time and had an early reservation. We hadn't seen these family members for 20 and 40 years. Food was not bad.
  3. OI

    OIUTD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Only one thing which was not having better view of the bay.
  4. AJ

    AgustinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A must visit in Seattle, good food a very good location to enjoy
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food fresh food nice service.
  6. t

    tenacity1943

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and unparalleled ambiance. Prices were a bit high in my opinion.
  7. A

    Annie

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We had a great experience with the staff, the waiter was most attentive. We ate on the outdoor patio and could not have a better day. We are from the area of the country that also does a bang up job with food so we might have a bit of bias. That being said, we also travel a lot and enjoy fantastic food in loads of places. We started with an oyster sample platter (6). An expensive starter 4-4.75 per piece. They were disappointing. From there, the spicy crab chowder, fantastic and a house salad, also fantastic. Then came the cod fish and chips. Skip it. The over all meal was tasteless and disappointing. My husband and I shared all three of these choices and they were delivered on separate plates. We each had a beer and our final bill came in just a little over $120. Overall, expensive, not worth the funds.
  8. ER

    EdRedSox

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Superb service, even though it felt like they were under-staffed. Excellent waiter named Rich really knew his stuff!
  9. TK

    TaniaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative signature cocktails. Good variety of local oysters. Refreshing sea air from the Sound.
  10. C

    Chanel

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, delicious food, beautiful views and excellent service
  11. DH

    DaveH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an anniversary dinner and they treated us quite well. The food, especially the spicy shrimp, was delicious and the service could not have been better.
  12. RJ

    RickJ

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Elliott’s was a hit with all six of us in our group.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good oysters but fish was overcooked. The bread and coleslaw were excellent. We had a huge issue with the 20% service charge tacked on followed by the server telling us that he didn't receive any of that so we were strong-armed into adding an additional tip for him.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Charged 20% service charge. Did not inform us until bill arrived.
  15. MS

    MarcS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good dining good service and food. Great waiter very attentive Five.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    First the hostess told us they were booked for the evening, that’s why I gave service 2 star, however our waiter was excellent. Food was very average, I was happy to pay the top dollar pricing but because it was so damn expensive I expected perfection with the meal, we ordered the fried oysters, grilled oysters Caesar salad, cod and chips and the risotto.
  17. JR

    JanetR

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We sat in the farthest back corner so it was quite dark. I would definitely recommend they hang a mirror in the corner so that it brings light into that corner and so that we guests who have to face the dark brown wall can catch a reflection of the water and boats behind us. Service was incredibly slow, probably due to the pain all restaurants are facing regarding short staffing challenges. My husband's fish sandwich, my sister's miso polenta and mom's seafood risotto all were spicy. There was no mention on the menu of them being spicy. They ate it but were less-than excited about their food and would not have ordered it if they had known about the spice content ( an important detail to include on the menu especially for those who have strict dietary restriction to spice). Oysters were delicious and fresh! Suggestion though is to PLEASE put descriptions of the oysters on the menu. We could see that having our server repeat the description and quality of the oysters was testing his patience and definitely taking up his time. We recently ate at another 5 star restaurant where the menu summarized the oyster origin and character. Easy to read, understand and order from- highly recommend to do the same here. My steelhead salad and crab cake was flavorful and delicious.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day on vacation
  19. LB

    LaurieB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We have been coming here for over 40 years. Always a good meal and a good selection of seafood dishes, sides. and beverages.
  20. j

    jpd5

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 1st time coming to Elliott's (celebrating a wedding anniversary) and both of us oyster lovers and great seafood - we initially parking in a lot across the street which charged $30 (found out after there is a valet parking lot next to restaurant closer to ferris wheel for $12) Enough about parking from the front desk greet and lovely congratulations card to a more intimate table to a wonderful server Chris who took great care to describe the different oysters, buttery to mineral to briny to the chef the care he took with our halibut and salad the fantastic Austrian white wine that Chris suggested that complimented the meal - Thank you for a fantastic 27 wedding anniversary!! LOVED IT!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation in Seattle and wanted to sample local oysters on the half shell. We ordered a variety and our server deliver on some of the best oysters we have ever eaten.
  22. KJ

    KianaJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Oysters were great also got a Caesar salad which was alright the miso polenta was delicious as well wouldn’t recommend the balsamic salad mussels still had barnacles on them still?
  23. MP

    MistyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing dinner. We try to visit Elliot’s on every visit to Seattle as we enjoy fresh oysters on the half shell. The selection was impressive! The ambiance is beautiful, the views stunning. Our server, Ryan, made our dinner the best we have had yet!
  24. CS

    ChristineS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a birthday dinner - food and service were great
  25. CS

    CrystalS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Clam chowder was wonderful. We enjoyed the braised short ribs with scallops. Excellent selection of oysters!!
  26. CB

    CaptainBob

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter did an outstanding job helping us with menu selections
  27. h

    hvkloves2eat

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We thought their 20% “service charge” was ridiculous. I ordered the linguine with clams, that was very good, but I had pay extra if I wanted bread. Really?
  28. L

    Lance

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service from one of the best servers we’ve experienced in a long time!
  29. BT

    BreT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Found a worm in my fish and chips The waiter took the worm Away before I could even get a picture plus they knew they were runing out of oysters but served us the last 3 of them and charged full price
  30. A

    Anon

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was ok, 20% upfront tip for a family of 3 was not something I'm used to. We generally tip at least 20% but server stressing they only get to keep 10% of the tip and the the restaurant keeps the other 10% made us tip 30% tip total. Since when 20% tip wasn't enough??
  31. m

    mariob

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecto across the board
  32. EB

    EileenB

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a reservation and was seated promptly. The service was A little slow but that seems to be the norm these days. Everything was delicious though the loaf of bread we were served was literally COLD. Why would any restaurant serve cold bread ? Anyway, it was taken care of. Salmon was delicious. I had the mussels and they were the best I have ever had. Also has some raw oysters and the shaved champagne sorbet served with them was so amazing. The noise level is high so having a conversation required a good amount of leaning in. But I don’t mind that. My husband and I like to snuggle! We recommend this place highly
  33. HC

    HenryC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Wait staff and reception staff were great. The food and was average and a little pricey. I wasn't too crazy about the 20% surcharge. Was a little turned off when our waiter informed us if we could provide an extra tip on top of the surcharge he would get more. Wait staff should have to mention tips to a customer. Not sure if this is a Covid-19 recovery effort or not. We just know it was a downer to the end of a good evening. Please rethink this policy, we're sure the customers would appreciate it and show their gratitude.
  34. SV

    SeattleVisitors

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, relaxing and not at all rushed. Knowledgeable wait staff, especially in sorting through all the oyster selections!
  35. F

    Firsttimer

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were fantastic. It was a little too loud to carry on a decent conversation prices were on the higher side, but overall loved it
  36. KL

    KristaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent environment to try our first PNW oysters
  37. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was disappointed with fish on fish and chips meal. Quality of fish and way fried not very good. Also, while aware of 20% service chg, must have missed only half went to waiter. So, if true, 30% tip on expensive meal is unreasonable and would prevent another me from visiting again.
  38. l

    lightweight

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Sadly this once dine restaurant has become a mediocre tourist trap. Fish was not fresh and clearly frozen. There are better options in Seattle. Seek them out.
  39. EC

    gr8teatsEastCoaster

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve seen some reviews talking about the cost being excessive, so just want to say that in my experience whenever you dine at a seafood restaurant on the water or with water views, costs tend to be a little higher, so that’s to be expected. I didn’t see anything overly alarming about the costs, because Seattle seems a fairly expensive city to begin with. We tried some oysters, and they were very good and well prepared. They definitely tasted different from east coast oysters and I enjoyed the experience, but would skip the ice and sauce served with them-too overpowering. I really enjoyed the seafood risotto and my husband enjoyed the king salmon, both delicious! The bread was great as well, but too large a portion for one or two people, so we probably should have skipped it. The service was excellent! From the hostess, to the water service, to the waiter who knew everything about each dish on the menu and could really detail the oyster selection…Even if the 20% gratuity wasn’t already included in the bill, that’s what I would have given. A very nice experience and delicious food with water views - exactly the special experience we were hoping for after a long day full of walking and site-seeing!
  40. SS

    SteveS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    First time diner, two friends highly recommended. Bar is too small. Bartender was very nice, made solid drinks. Waiter was great. Food flavors were off. Caesar was overdressed, soggy. Seafood risotto was undercooked and pesto flavor too strong. Wife’s halibut was cooked well, especially for a thick cut, but succotash was not complementary. Oysters were good. Automatic 20% gratuity, then suggest patrons can give more as waiter will get 100% of extra…is nonsense. Your guests should be able to determine tip, period, based upon experience. We spent too much for a less than premium food experience and my wife ended up being terribly sick. We were up most of the night. I absolutely cannot stand seeing her suffer. Very bad start to our vacation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Elliott's Oyster House is rated 4.4 stars by 5728 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Google Map for Elliott's Oyster House

1201 Alaskan Way Pier 56 Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available beginning at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday evening.

  • Public transit

    Metro Transit Routes 99-O and 99-I atAlaskan Way and Spring(.10 mi)Metro Transit Routes 10-O, 11-O, 113-I, 121-I, 121-O, 122-I, 125-I, 15-O, 18-O, 21-I, 22-I, 56-I and 994-I at First Avenue and University St (.15 mi)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Spaulding

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (206) 623-4340

  • Private party facilities

    From our Puget Sound style décor to our Pacific Northwest style hospitality we specialize in creating events that will surpass your every expectation. Let Elliott's help you create an occasion that is distinctively yours with gracious surroundings, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional service. Our many unique settings are ideal not only for business lunches and dinners, parties and receptions, but also for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. With our location, property and partners, Elliott's can help you plan any event, large or small. From the intimate and unique Elliott Bay Private Dining Room, to our location on Pier 56, Elliott's can design an event sure to wow and impress your guests, customers or attendees. Our culinary team, one of the most innovative in Seattle, can craft and design a menu to fit every occasion and our guest services and event representatives will take the pressure off of you for the event planning and details.

  • Private party contact

    Corinne Griffiths: (206) 623-4340

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