Elliott's Oyster House

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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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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great. Server was unexceptional for what we paid. I expect more at a fine dining establishment. Overall good but server could be more attentive and friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Would go back!

SH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Personable, friendly service, delicious food. Best scallops and risotto ever.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Craig was awesome ....

A
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect service and food. King crab and oysters highly recommended

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I couldn’t believe we had to pay for some bread...

CM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Decent, was not mind blowing but service was excellent enough to try their food again. Didn’t like the fact they charge for bread when it wasn’t even hot. Oh well.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was great. We were interested in a Rose wine, and asked the waitress her recommendation.... she CC admitted that she didn’t know much about the selection, but sent someone over that was able to help us out. We loved the wine he suggested. The food was good, we split a lot of stuff and they were totally cool with it. Overall it was a fun girls night.

W
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The service was seriously lacking. Food good. As the waiter presented the bill he told us of a 21% service charge assessed to all diners. Ridiculous charge for subpar experience.

MJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and our waitress was superbe with the two toddlers!

F
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

18 choices for oysters.....wow. Are waiter was very good, let him choose a nice selection of 5 different oysters. So good!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the awesome oysters on the half shell recommendation to the seafood pasta and salmon entrees, the meal and service were great.

DJ
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters and chowder were absolutely amazing! Had the sockeye salmon, tasted fresh and well cooked

v
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good bet for great food when in Seattle. Easy to find, great location, and comfortable.

F
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

the oysters here are wonderful. we got a large platter, a side salad, and a loaf of their sourdough. It was the perfect dinner in Seattle.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

I have been here 3 times within the last 3 months. I am a local, and a lover of seafood. The first visit I was treated wonderfully, my best friend was in town and our server made some fabulous recommendations. She connected with us on a personal level and recommended dishes.

The second time was my anniversary with my partner. Not only was our reservation late, we had requested a window table and was told they gave our table up but if we wanted we could wait 30 min for another one. Our server leaves us at the table with no menus or water for about 15 minutes. When he comes over, he is smug and seems as if he has no time for us. No recommendations, no warm welcome, nothing. A screen would’ve been a better server.

The third time was a date night with my partner. This time we were able to get a table with a window all the way in the back. Again we sat at our table for 15 minutes without being brought menus or water. When the server came over he again did not make ANY attempt to connect with us or tell us about some of the food. As we are huge foodies and have questions about pairing. Our drinks arrived after waiting more, with a sweated glass (it had been made and then sat for some tome before it got to us). I ordered a gimlet and was given a half brown lime. My partner ordered a McCallan shot with a rock ($20 shot of whiskey), he was given a glad with a shot and ice from the soda machine filled the glass. The whisky was watered down immediately and ruined the taste. We then get to the oysters and clams, both were absolutely amazing. Best oysters in the state, clams were perfect. We ordered a side of Brussels sprouts which were close to inedible. When they arrived at the table they were cold, with cold cheese on top.

The device we were then given has little explanation. We were told to read the pamphlet and if we had questions to ask. The device died in the middle of processing payment and we sat there for 10 minutes waiting for our server to return.

r
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

I first are here when they opened in the mid 1970s. Then again in the early 2000s. And this past week.

The food sadly is just not very good. If you have " been around" a little bit, you know you are eating tourist food on the Seattle waterfront. I had hoped they raised their game a little. Rent is probably expensive and they try to keep prices reasonable for the tourist crowd. The result is mediocre food. Same experience I have had there all three times.

The pan fried oysters were mostly bread, not oyster, the potato concoction was not very tasty. The steamed vegetables were not overcooked, but so much spice was added it really overdid the effect. The apple cobbler was just sliced cooked apples in a caramel sauce. The was no crust ( cobbler) at all!

Our server Charles was great. He made the evening more interesting by explaining how different kinds of oysters are farmed. All of us really enjoyed that. Good ambiance seated near the old wood timbers that were part of the original warehouse.

Overall...fun knowledgeable server, nice ambiance Unfortunately the food was not so great but edible Not horribly expensive for what we got. Maybe you get what you pay for. Perhaps that is fair. Had we paid for more expensive meals I may have been a bit more displeased. If you go and know much about food, keep your expectations low and you will probably be fine.

K
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding chilli shrimp and house salad. Both gluten free and filling.

RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Just a great meal overall.

BS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for seafood on the Sound. Our waiter was superb and helped us pick which oysters to try since it was a new food for us. The food was excellent (salmon and fish/chips), a little on the expensive side but that seems to be expected at such a fine establishment. Would visit again when in Seattle and looking for seafood.

J
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They forgot to put in our order for our entrees and we waited almost an hour until they realized what happened.

CB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in Seattle for a vacation and chose Elliott's for dinner. Our waiter was attentive and so friendly. The food was great. especially loved the scallops and risotto. We did think the entrée prices were a bit high, but the food was really good. We would recommend this place!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The crispy white shrimp appetizer plate was good but slightly undercooked. Still edible or else I would have returned them. Chowder was delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marissa was and always is great. The food was excellent and the staff is always very attentive.

FS
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Bad service and mediocre food.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Oysters were great, fish and chips were not worth $25. Definitely not a place that should be putting a automatic 20% gratuity on every bill.

CE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about oyster and beer pairing selections.

MB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. Food was terrific. Spicy crab chowder was the best.

PL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great. The server was wonderful and the bill was confusing showing a 20% surcharge. We wanted the waiter to get the tip and we would not know that by the bill, so we had to tip in addition but would like to have that a clear message. Great time...

E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lot of fun. The food was delicious and our server was very nice. Great birthday celebration.

MR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I have dietary restrictions and asked for sautéed carrots instead of the roasted vegetables because the roasted vegetables have garlic in them. They were able to accommodate me but the carrots were awful. How can you mess up carrots? My fish was good though. My husband had sockeye salmon and he said it was not good. Our last experience at Elliotts wasn’t good so we will not be returning. our waiter was fine and was very patient with our friend who asks many many questions. My husband didn’t think he was very good that’s why I gave him three stars

JC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Food quality has deteriorated and they now have an automatic 20% gratuity.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Beautiful view, too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. First time there, but would go again. Rockfish tacos were wonderful.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Traveling Seattle for the first time celebrating several occasions. It was a late night dinner for us and our server was awesome.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Besides the oyster..the food wasn’t the greatest. For $36 for my salmon entree, I expected to be wow. My husband Wagyu dinner was gross. For $40 thought it would be a thick steak but instead shredded meat. He commented “Smells like dog food.” Honestly my $150 dinner could of went somewhere else. I guess go here for oysters! The waiter was nice!

MH
Boise
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Michael was awesome

m
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We visited Elliott’s twice. The first time was for happy hour, and we sat at the bar and the food and service were FANTASTIC. So, we decided to come back on a Saturday evening for dinner. The service was severely lacking - slow, and inattentive, though when the server made an error with our order, she attempted to correct it with offering an additional appetizer, which we declined. The oysters were amazing, but the salmon was a rather small portion, and nothing special really relative to other restaurants we visited on our Seattle trip. The restaurant has great atmosphere and the food is generally very good, though we found the quality, value, and taste much better with our happy hour experience than our dinner experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the fish and chips, lobster Mac & cheese and the grilled scallops....hands down the grilled scallops takes the cake! Everything tasted amazing, we had good service and many helpful suggestions as this was our first time there.

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