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Shaker + Spear

4.7
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1108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Shaker & Spear is all about seafood paired with fresh, regional ingredients. We invite you to enjoy dishes and drinks in a neighborly atmosphere set among one of Seattle's coolest neighborhoods, Belltown. Helmed by Chef Carolynn Spence, Shaker + Spear features market fresh and decidedly innovative fare focused on local sourcing and sustainable fishing. Shaker + Spear is a restaurant favorite of visitors seeking a respite from a busy day of shopping at nearby Pike Place Market or walking along the Puget Sound. A nightcap at the adjacent Pennyroyal bar satisfies both parties nightly until 12am.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Fri 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM

What 1108 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New dining area that is away from business of street. Made drinks around what we liked and food exceeded expectations

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Steelhead Salmon was maybe the best we’ve ever tasted, and the salad it was served on was very good too.

Ryan the manager is the most engaging and interesting restaurant employee that I can recall, and just talking with him made the evening even better. The other waiters and staff were friendly and professional too.

This was our anniversary dinner and my wife thought it was great.

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vipjjfla
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This a gem in the crown that is Seattle. The food is always amazing and the staff is always welcoming and friendly, service unmatched...in my opinion!

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vipRobertA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, wonderful service. Would recommend for cozy dining. Seafood is great.

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vipBarryN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They treated us super well, and the food was delicious

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vipPaulM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to Shaker + Spear the day that my fiancé and I got engaged. The staff was amazing, they made the experience so special, and the food was unbelievable. We could not have been more blown away by this experience. We will be back again and again!

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viptriples
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The scallops are amazing! Every dish is flavorful and balanced with precise plating. Great place to go for dinner.

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RebeccaD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is run by an amazing team of people. Food and service were second to none, despite the fact that Seattle is struggling just to survive right now. We were made to feel more like family than customers and will definitely return! Don't miss an opportunity to sample their delicious offerings. If you are fortunate enough to have Karen take care of you, know that you are in the best hands possible!

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LouisP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shaker and Spear might be my favorite restaurant in Seattle

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JenniferW
Portland
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enter restaurant from Virginia St.
Brunch was delicious, we had the Crab Cake Benedict and it was perfectly prepared, as well as the Bacon Cheeseburger with Onion Compote.
The Rosemary Popovers are a "must- have" during your visit!
Staff was professional and friendly. We will definitely return during our next Seattle trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service is amazing. Get the Mac and cheese!

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CamilleN
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stayed in Seattle for four nights and dined here twice--it is that good. Lovely lighting and warm ambiance in a sophisticated open kitchen restaurant. Craft cocktails, good wine list, delicious seafood, friendly and knowledgeable and attentive service. The ginger Brussel sprouts with chilis were fantastic, scallop dish and clam/sausage/linguine dishes were outstanding, our non-seafood friend enjoyed the burger with truffle fries. Try the coconut panna cotta dessert--unusual and delicious.

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Leney
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was amazing!! The Crab Benedict was one of the best I’ve had. Service also outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Shaker + Spear for everything from casual gourmet dining to bringing out-of-town guests for a special evening. Our go to dish of Arctic Char has revolved out but last night we dined on an incredible Scallop dish — perhaps the freshest & most flavorful scallops we’ve enjoyed in our far flung travels. You can’t go wrong with a host of many other menu offerings. Robyn as a server has always been great (among several others we’ve come to know and appreciate), and we still marvel when we have the opportunity to watch and listen to her at the next table run through introductory remarks to first time diners. Chef Carolynn, orchestrating the entire operation from her post at the end of the kitchen counter, ensures you’ll feel well taken care of with creative cuisine difficult to replicate on one’s own. Go & Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and even better company. Our server, Rose took the best care of us, made appropriate recommendations and my clients enjoyed it. There was something for everyone. My new go to in downtown Seattle.

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Tillio2020
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Eggs Benedict eggs were overcooked to the point of being hard boiled for our entire table. That was the only disappointment.

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ShannonL
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

fOOD WAS PHENOMENAL AND A GREAT SETTING. Spendy so great for a special occasion!

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DeryckS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best oysters we had all weekend, in fact, they were so good we had them twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about our experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best scallop dish I ever had. Highly recommend

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JaSt
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The octopus appetizer was stellar. The service exceeded expectations, too.

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vipMeganM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shaker + Spear was by far the best dining experience we had in Seattle. The hospitality was beyond everyday expectation and the food blew me away. The Sassy Peanut + Chili Shrimp was a knockout, the Charred Octopus was a showstopper and the Rosemary Popovers melted in my mouth. The cocktails were perfectly crafted and we felt well taken care of from start to finish. Can’t wait to return!

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MichaelS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were a party of 6 and each of us thought the food was outstanding. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. Everything was prepared so well. Among us we had scallops, linguini with clams, chicken and dumplings, and paella. Each was delicious and we all love the brussel sprouts. If you are going to splurge, this is a great choice.

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I reserved a table for my husband and myself for dinner before a show at The Moore. Having never been before, I thought I would have to rely of reviews from other sites, but was happily surprised to have our server be so enthused and excited to tell us about the menu. We started with the Salted Cod Beignets, which were amazing. I had the Scallops and my husband ordered the Pallela, both were prepared and plated with such care (we were able to watch the whole preparation as we were seated near the open kitchen). The flavors were fantastic and the overall experience was wonderful. 10/10, will be back.

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viptriples
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome new menu items for the season still love the dynamite shrimp new add but the Dungeness crab salad is amazing plus the pinxtos inspired by Spain bar snacks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines day

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vipFoodieNomo
Orange County
7 reviews