Elliott's Oyster House

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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
For more than 30 years, Elliott's Oyster House has been Seattle's showcase for classic Northwest seafood. This classic seafood house is renown 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.
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, served hot by our server who was one of the best we have ever had anywhere. She went above and beyond to ensure our experience was memorable.

AN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Expensive. Service outstanding. Food just okay. Valet parking best experience ever.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ryan was an excellent waiter. Food was delicious, oysters, crab chowder, fish selections all superb.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wife’s 30th bday

t
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was friendly and efficient. View was wonderful. Food arrive promptly waiter was exceptional engaging helpful and attentive to our needs

C
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! The service was great. The food was incredible! Highly recommend!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The oysters were fabulous. Best we’ve had in Seattle. Asked for Manila clams done in traditional wine sauce not on menu and they accommodated. They were delicious. Problem was overpriced entrees. Lobster tale lacked flavor and texture was off. Sides of green beans (almost raw) and watery sautéed red potatoes were far below expectations. Husbands king salmon was partly inedible and also lacked flavor. Sides on his plate were lackluster. At $70 and $56 for these entrees I’d hope for better execution.
We would return happily to sit at bar and eat oysters.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious seafood and wonderful ambience. Great place for all occasions!

SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elliott's Oyster House has remain one of our favorite's for over twenty years. A visit to Seattle is not complete without dinner at Elliott's.

DS
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The location is perfect. The food is ok. Not the best for the money. I think you are paying for the location rather than the food.

J
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shaun was a great server! The ambiance was fantastic! It is nice to be able to have great choices available on Open table

H
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Had to wait for a table about 20 minutes but food was good and nice ambiance

PF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance is nice. The service was friendly and attentive. The fish and chowders were delicious.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great seafood and good service .

MG
Austin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Great service. Great food. Eat here whenever I’m in town.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant has a great excellent service, but unfortunately, we got a terrible food. We ordered Dungeness Crab, it was really salty and too dried. The manager changed and gave us free crab, but still the crab was still too salty.

KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I got the king crab legs which were great but the sides were not, it came with mashed potatoes and green beans both of which were cold and bland and the green beans were very uncooked. My husband ordered the halibut, which was also very bland. This was a very expensive dinner so overall the experience was disappointing.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

魚料理が雑に調理しているようで、美味しくない。

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant, great food but a bit pricey

OT
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overcooked pasta, a bit over priced, good location for outdoor seating and

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found this place on Google reviews. Not disappointed. Was quiet around the harbour but Elliott's was packed, glad we booked. Service was good but more importantly friendly. Food was amazing. Definitely recommend

RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We have been here in the past. We are from Arizona heading out on a cruise. When I made the reservation I was asked if there was a special occasion. We were celebrating my Wife's birthday. Not really expecting anything, but it was never even mentioned by our waiter. We did change our reservations to a slightly earlier time in person since we were there. My Wife had braised short ribs and prawns. Barely any short ribs and prawns were on the small side. Not worth it. Drinks were on the small side. Cosmo and Grey Goose Martini. I had crab legs, I think they were twice cooked after they were cooked at the packing plant. The cut ends were tough. The inner parts were fine though. A lot of money for such issues. Although you just can't beat the oyster selection. That was the primary reason to come there.

NE
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Craig was a marvelous table attendant!

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GD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We have been to Elliott's a number of times, but this was the most disappointing. For $250.oo you would expect to have much better food than you can make at home. My wife commented that my mashed potatoes and beans i make are far better and tastier than we had at the restaurant. Bland at best. Not sure what's up, but hope Elliott's is not on a downhill slide with their food as "reputation" will only get you so far. We'll try you again at some point in the future, but be assured if our food experience is disappointing again, there are many fine restaurants around.

LS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best server here! Food and view was amazing but service was even better!

F
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The fish was over cooked. It was sent back and the second order of fish was also over cooked.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Use Open table to reserve a table outside so you can take in the beautiful bay views. The sunset is amazing. The waiters are extremely knowledgable about their menu and wines to pair with what. Don't be shy, just ask. Very impressed with the whole dining experience. Freshest seafood!

JM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was phenomenal. Food price a little steep but, that's Seattle for you!

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place! Wonderful views by the water. Food was pretty good but, not something to come over and over again to. The service could’ve been a little bit better. But overall, it was a pretty good experience.

AG
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Attention to the comments on a reservation- very pleasing. Maybe a bit pricey, but still worth a visit. The only downside was a charge for an extra piece of toast to come with the mussels - kind of “dime and nickel“ for the fine dining establishment. Both halibut and rock fish were flavorful and nicely presented.
Would come back on occasion.

BD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious crab cakes. Oysters were small but good flavor. The swordfish was well prepared and not overcooked. Added bacon to the swordfish for added touch (since bacon goes with everything).

AK
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and setting. Enjoyed being on the water.

MR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding.

TW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The seafood platter was amazing. Oysters were super fresh. Great service. Thumbs up!

PN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter, William, was very attentive, pleasant and good personality.

LH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

By far, the worst service we have received in years! There were so many employees walking around and walking by us and not doing anything to help the service improve. We had to ASK for a server, to order, for silverware and for a check.

h
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

お値段は高めですが、食事は美味しくて、港を観ながらもステキなひとときです。
オイスターも、リコメンドdw1ダズン頼めば、適切なチョイスをしてくれます。

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Everything about the meal itself was fantastic... my only complaint, was more relating to the etiquette of our server... the restaurant had touch screen credit card units, which was already set for 18% gratuity... I could have adjusted it, but the server was really pushy - instructing me to ‘just insert my card... now hit ok’... When I asked, don’t I need to sign?... again he was abrupt, ‘no. Just hit ok’ (which it then prompted me that I needed to sign)... I will be much more assertive for the privacy that servers usually give you when making the decision to tip the amount you feel is appropriate. This level of pushiness was unacceptable in an older server who should know better. Food though? Fantastic...

GR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Worst dinining experience ever. Exceptional choice for oysters (expensive but worth it). Definitely not acceptable service. If you don't want customers, just make it clear. Will never return again

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was subpar but the atmosphere and service was amazing.

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