Elliott's Oyster House

★★★★☆
  • 1201 Alaskan Way , Pier 56

    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 206-623-4340

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I just gave Elliott's Oyster House a 'Recommend' at Citysearch

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★★★★★

I just gave Elliott's Oyster House a 'Recommend' at Citysearch

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This place knows how to do seafood! The oysters were out of this world. Try the apple bacon oysters. Maybe it's because I'm not from seattle, but this place seems like one of the best. I love the inside of the restaurant, nice warm wood decor and lighting. Perfect place to sit and eat and get a nice view of the water. Loved the scallops!

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★★★★★

This place knows how to do seafood! The oysters were out of this world. Try the apple bacon oysters. Maybe it's because I'm not from seattle, but this place seems like one of the best. I love the inside of the restaurant, nice warm wood decor and lighting. Perfect place to sit and eat and get a nice view of the water. Loved the scallops!

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I had a lunch special. Salad was wonderful and the melt sandwich was really good. My hubby had the chowder it was good too! Would go back.

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★★★☆☆

I had a lunch special. Salad was wonderful and the melt sandwich was really good. My hubby had the chowder it was good too! Would go back.

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We have always enjoyed Elliot's - and we still do. Our last visit came with an annoyance that I felt compelled to share with "those-in-charge" and now you. Keeping it simple, I ordered white king and got steelhead. I fished in AK, (circa '70's) caught white king and ate it then or when we got back to town, since the buyers didn't want it. It has to be red or people get suspicious. White king is the best because of its high fat content (which also means it is too much for some). The fish served tasted like trout, was dry (low fat) and had the grain of a smaller fish - I was looking for some big flakes. As suspected, I was assured by the chef then and the person who responded to my email that it was most definitely King. I've heard this in regards to red snapper / rock fish. As in this case both are excellent, it's just not what I ordered.

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★★★☆☆

We have always enjoyed Elliot's - and we still do. Our last visit came with an annoyance that I felt compelled to share with "those-in-charge" and now you. Keeping it simple, I ordered white king and got steelhead. I fished in AK, (circa '70's) caught white king and ate it then or when we got back to town, since the buyers didn't want it. It has to be red or people get suspicious. White king is the best because of its high fat content (which also means it is too much for some). The fish served tasted like trout, was dry (low fat) and had the grain of a smaller fish - I was looking for some big flakes. As suspected, I was assured by the chef then and the person who responded to my email that it was most definitely King. I've heard this in regards to red snapper / rock fish. As in this case both are excellent, it's just not what I ordered.

Pros: Dated building on the waterfront

Cons: well-prepared tourist food

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Oysters are the next best thing to lox, uni, and yellowtail.

When I found out that Elliott's Oyster House has oysters for 50 cents during happy hour, I squealed. No. Literally. Squealed. What can be better? (answer: a lox, uni, yellowtail, oyster cake)

Now being a lady, I had to keep it classy. When asked how many I wanted I answered demurely, "3" when I wanted to say A MILLION NOM NOM NOMz. We got a dozen of kumamoto oysters (six from WA, six from CA) and later another half dozen of the happy hour special (hunter's creek and deer point I believe. I could be way off base)

I loved the pink iced champagne mixture (red wine vinegar, champagne, tabasco, shallots) that came with the oysters. It was pretty tangy so it really brought out the sweetness of the oysters. It was super fun watching the chef chuck oysters like a pro. They really discard the bad ones!! The chinese in me would have served it anyway just cuz that's how we roll and I'm cheap. Which is why I will never own a restaurant.

I can't wait to come back and literally eat a million.

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★★★★★

Oysters are the next best thing to lox, uni, and yellowtail.

When I found out that Elliott's Oyster House has oysters for 50 cents during happy hour, I squealed. No. Literally. Squealed. What can be better? (answer: a lox, uni, yellowtail, oyster cake)

Now being a lady, I had to keep it classy. When asked how many I wanted I answered demurely, "3" when I wanted to say A MILLION NOM NOM NOMz. We got a dozen of kumamoto oysters (six from WA, six from CA) and later another half dozen of the happy hour special (hunter's creek and deer point I believe. I could be way off base)

I loved the pink iced champagne mixture (red wine vinegar, champagne, tabasco, shallots) that came with the oysters. It was pretty tangy so it really brought out the sweetness of the oysters. It was super fun watching the chef chuck oysters like a pro. They really discard the bad ones!! The chinese in me would have served it anyway just cuz that's how we roll and I'm cheap. Which is why I will never own a restaurant.

I can't wait to come back and literally eat a million.

Pros: Happy Hour!

Cons: none

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This is our favorite waterfront restaurant. It strikes just the right balance between being an upscale dining experience with a relaxed environment. The views out to the water are just stunning at sunset, and the food is always fantastic.

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★★★★☆

This is our favorite waterfront restaurant. It strikes just the right balance between being an upscale dining experience with a relaxed environment. The views out to the water are just stunning at sunset, and the food is always fantastic.

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While Elliott??s claims to be specialize in Oysters, we prefer just their fish menu. While not as good as some of the seafood restaurants ?? it is usually easier to get in to on a busy evening.

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★★★☆☆

While Elliott??s claims to be specialize in Oysters, we prefer just their fish menu. While not as good as some of the seafood restaurants ?? it is usually easier to get in to on a busy evening.

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This is my favourite oyster bar in Seattle - took a group last night and was not disappointed. Fresh, plump, flavourful oysters shucked to perfection. KNowledgeable staff that can tell you about the types of oysters -especially David who is their champion shucker.

The other entrees are excellent also - the Copper River Salmon was outstanding and the spicy crab was very good too. The crab comes in a sweet Thai chilli sauce.

Would definitely recommend.

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★★★★★

This is my favourite oyster bar in Seattle - took a group last night and was not disappointed. Fresh, plump, flavourful oysters shucked to perfection. KNowledgeable staff that can tell you about the types of oysters -especially David who is their champion shucker.

The other entrees are excellent also - the Copper River Salmon was outstanding and the spicy crab was very good too. The crab comes in a sweet Thai chilli sauce.

Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Great oysters, Great seafood

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7/2/08 for lunch & 7/7/08 for dinner. Years ago traveled to Seattle and really enjoyed this place. Love the food, location, views and atmosphere. Boy were we disappointed in their management. On 7/2/08 for lunch it took us 3 hours to eat--waiting for service, waiting for order, waiting for appetizers, waiting for soup, waiting for lunch--took FOREVER. We gave them a 2nd try for dinner 7/7/08. We lost count of empty tables at 15 or 16 and those were just INSIDE the restaurant, there were a bunch of empty tables outside AND we had to wait 30 minutes to get one of those empty table. Rediculous. The waiters were literally standing around and regularly checking with the hostess for customers to be seated at their empty tables. After checking with the hostess a couple times, we grabbed a waiter and he was able to get us a table--made no sense. Once we were seated, the service and food was great. The management clearly doesn't have it together. Having customers standing for 30 minutes with dozens of tables empty is just bad management--had to mark them down for that. Would I eat there again probably, but if I walk in and there is empty tables and have to wait more then minutes, I'm out of there! My time is valuable too and there are plenty of excellent restaurants in the neighborhood!

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★★☆☆☆

7/2/08 for lunch & 7/7/08 for dinner. Years ago traveled to Seattle and really enjoyed this place. Love the food, location, views and atmosphere. Boy were we disappointed in their management. On 7/2/08 for lunch it took us 3 hours to eat--waiting for service, waiting for order, waiting for appetizers, waiting for soup, waiting for lunch--took FOREVER. We gave them a 2nd try for dinner 7/7/08. We lost count of empty tables at 15 or 16 and those were just INSIDE the restaurant, there were a bunch of empty tables outside AND we had to wait 30 minutes to get one of those empty table. Rediculous. The waiters were literally standing around and regularly checking with the hostess for customers to be seated at their empty tables. After checking with the hostess a couple times, we grabbed a waiter and he was able to get us a table--made no sense. Once we were seated, the service and food was great. The management clearly doesn't have it together. Having customers standing for 30 minutes with dozens of tables empty is just bad management--had to mark them down for that. Would I eat there again probably, but if I walk in and there is empty tables and have to wait more then minutes, I'm out of there! My time is valuable too and there are plenty of excellent restaurants in the neighborhood!

Pros: Great location, views, food

Cons: Lack of management, inconsistent service

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My husband and I ate at Elliot?s a couple of weeks ago. Two words: over-priced and over-rated. The waitress was very friendly and chatty as a distraction to try to get you to order things you didn?t really want. For example, I ordered a bottle of wine and she made a remark walking way, mid chatter, something about a wine with another name other than the one I had ordered. I quickly looked at the menu and noticed that the one she named was $43 a bottle and the one I wanted was $27 a bottle. When I called her back to make the correction she was a tad snobbish about it, like I didn?t know what I wanted. The same thing happened later when we ordered raw oysters. We ordered the $23 selection and she brought and charged us for the $30 selection, twice, because we ordered two orders. We expected the raw oysters first, and indeed did see the oyster guy set our order out for pickup rather quickly. But the waitress walked by it several times and didn?t notice. All of a sudden she appeared with our salad and entree?s at the same time. The oysters were still sitting on the bar. A few minutes later she appeared with the oysters and made some comment about them finally being ready, when we had been sitting there eying them for 30 minutes or more. Now to the food. In addition to the raw oysters, which were the best thing we got but certainly not worth $30 a dozen, we shared one shrimp salad and one order of pan fried oysters. The shrimp salad consisted of two romaine lettuce leaves with a small mound of chopped fresh tomatoes on one end, half of a chopped boiled egg in the middle, and crumbled blue cheese on the other with frozen tiny salad shrimp sprinkled on top, topped lightly with a bland dressing of some sort. The 6 pan fried oysters were overcooked to the point of tasting burned. All this to the tune of $150 for the meal and we left still hungry.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I ate at Elliot?s a couple of weeks ago. Two words: over-priced and over-rated. The waitress was very friendly and chatty as a distraction to try to get you to order things you didn?t really want. For example, I ordered a bottle of wine and she made a remark walking way, mid chatter, something about a wine with another name other than the one I had ordered. I quickly looked at the menu and noticed that the one she named was $43 a bottle and the one I wanted was $27 a bottle. When I called her back to make the correction she was a tad snobbish about it, like I didn?t know what I wanted. The same thing happened later when we ordered raw oysters. We ordered the $23 selection and she brought and charged us for the $30 selection, twice, because we ordered two orders. We expected the raw oysters first, and indeed did see the oyster guy set our order out for pickup rather quickly. But the waitress walked by it several times and didn?t notice. All of a sudden she appeared with our salad and entree?s at the same time. The oysters were still sitting on the bar. A few minutes later she appeared with the oysters and made some comment about them finally being ready, when we had been sitting there eying them for 30 minutes or more. Now to the food. In addition to the raw oysters, which were the best thing we got but certainly not worth $30 a dozen, we shared one shrimp salad and one order of pan fried oysters. The shrimp salad consisted of two romaine lettuce leaves with a small mound of chopped fresh tomatoes on one end, half of a chopped boiled egg in the middle, and crumbled blue cheese on the other with frozen tiny salad shrimp sprinkled on top, topped lightly with a bland dressing of some sort. The 6 pan fried oysters were overcooked to the point of tasting burned. All this to the tune of $150 for the meal and we left still hungry.

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I would not recommend this place; if you are looking for good seafood there are a bazzillion places in and around Seattle, and many that do better (particularly in the "service" department). My wife and I went there last night, and we were seated at the worst table in the place (you will know it if you see it. It is the one at the back, by the emergency exit, and which comes with a commanding view of the kitchen and (dirty) server's station, and with the sound of the dishwasher drowning out all else). For us it was a special occasion, and I asked the (very) young girl at the front desk if we could move; I indicated that we would even wait for the opportunity to get a better table (which meant by definition any other table in the restaurant). She just stared at me blankly, and flatly declared "I have no other tables". That was patently false, as many couples arrived after us and were readily seated at other tables. The service and the food were sub-par (I had the wild mushroom and dungenness crab ravioli, and it was too salty to enjoy), although my wife's seafood chop was fine. Memo to server: do not take ten minutes to take the first drink order, do not reach across the table while the guests are speaking, and do not bring the bill at the "end" of the meal until the guests ask for it (instead, take the time to first ask if the guests might like a coffee to end the evening). Yeesh. Our two meals, with two drinks each, and one dessert cost $125, with tip (not bad). My wife is a good sport, and we still managed to have fun, but honestly, we would have probably had a better experience at the Red Robin on pier 55. If you want good seafood, and service that isn't forced then consider Palisade, or Canlis, or Daniel's Broiler. It is the little things that make for a great evening, and it is the cumulative effect of little things that can ruin an evening as well. If you agree, then don't take a chance on this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

I would not recommend this place; if you are looking for good seafood there are a bazzillion places in and around Seattle, and many that do better (particularly in the "service" department). My wife and I went there last night, and we were seated at the worst table in the place (you will know it if you see it. It is the one at the back, by the emergency exit, and which comes with a commanding view of the kitchen and (dirty) server's station, and with the sound of the dishwasher drowning out all else). For us it was a special occasion, and I asked the (very) young girl at the front desk if we could move; I indicated that we would even wait for the opportunity to get a better table (which meant by definition any other table in the restaurant). She just stared at me blankly, and flatly declared "I have no other tables". That was patently false, as many couples arrived after us and were readily seated at other tables. The service and the food were sub-par (I had the wild mushroom and dungenness crab ravioli, and it was too salty to enjoy), although my wife's seafood chop was fine. Memo to server: do not take ten minutes to take the first drink order, do not reach across the table while the guests are speaking, and do not bring the bill at the "end" of the meal until the guests ask for it (instead, take the time to first ask if the guests might like a coffee to end the evening). Yeesh. Our two meals, with two drinks each, and one dessert cost $125, with tip (not bad). My wife is a good sport, and we still managed to have fun, but honestly, we would have probably had a better experience at the Red Robin on pier 55. If you want good seafood, and service that isn't forced then consider Palisade, or Canlis, or Daniel's Broiler. It is the little things that make for a great evening, and it is the cumulative effect of little things that can ruin an evening as well. If you agree, then don't take a chance on this restaurant.

Pros: The valet parker was nice

Cons: The sixteen year old girls who are the seaters/greeters know nothing of customer service, nor do they seem to care to learn

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This was a great place for my dad and I. He loves oysters, and I dislike them. There were plenty of oysters for him to eat, and a great seafood selection for me. We called ahead for a reservation, and were told about free valet parking after 6pm. The free valet was a mix-up from last year, and the policy had changed. The hostess was generous enough to understand and make sure that our parking was free.

Once we were seated, our waiter quickly stopped by and gave a brief explanation. Since it was a Friday night, the place was hopping, and often there was a lag in service, but understandable because the place was so busy.

My dad was very satisfied with all of his oysters. The waiter explained which oyster was which, and the general taste of them. I had the copper river sockeye salmon, and it was amazing. A smoky and slightly salty flavor with a pear and nut chutney was perfect.

It lived up to all reviews, and I will go back as soon as I can.

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★★★★★

This was a great place for my dad and I. He loves oysters, and I dislike them. There were plenty of oysters for him to eat, and a great seafood selection for me. We called ahead for a reservation, and were told about free valet parking after 6pm. The free valet was a mix-up from last year, and the policy had changed. The hostess was generous enough to understand and make sure that our parking was free.

Once we were seated, our waiter quickly stopped by and gave a brief explanation. Since it was a Friday night, the place was hopping, and often there was a lag in service, but understandable because the place was so busy.

My dad was very satisfied with all of his oysters. The waiter explained which oyster was which, and the general taste of them. I had the copper river sockeye salmon, and it was amazing. A smoky and slightly salty flavor with a pear and nut chutney was perfect.

It lived up to all reviews, and I will go back as soon as I can.

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Had a great meal and a great table. Everyone I encountered at Elliot's was courteous, prompt and knowledgeable. I'm a J&W grad, and I don't go out "just to eat", I pay attention to the details. If you know your going to Seattle make a reservation early so you get a good table. My boss took me to Seattle for a coffee show (imagine that!), and knew he wanted to return to Elliot's for a massive cauldron of their ciappino. We started off with a dozen oysters on the half-shell $29, 6x2, shucker's choice. They ranged small to large and sweet to briny, all fresh and moist, served with a champagne sorbet. I had the ciappino $31 too because I often suffer from "plate envy", a horrible ailment. It had crab legs and body quarters, plump mussels, small manilla clams and chunks of wild salmon all in a piping hot and delicious tomato broth. I tried to finish, I could not (I'm 6'7" and 300lb), I sat there sated with broth running down my forearms. I had met my match! That said I was attentive of all dish placed on table around us and all looked outrageously delicious, I actually was sad I hadn't ordered one of the three salmons being offered that night or the FRESH Alaskan King crab legs, reportedly a "chance of a lifetime" $51. We finished it of with a shared portion of fried chocolate truffles ~$12. The Pelligrino was cold and fresh! I would eat here again, "tourist trap" (A lot of locals there and I was a tourist) or not.

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★★★★☆

Had a great meal and a great table. Everyone I encountered at Elliot's was courteous, prompt and knowledgeable. I'm a J&W grad, and I don't go out "just to eat", I pay attention to the details. If you know your going to Seattle make a reservation early so you get a good table. My boss took me to Seattle for a coffee show (imagine that!), and knew he wanted to return to Elliot's for a massive cauldron of their ciappino. We started off with a dozen oysters on the half-shell $29, 6x2, shucker's choice. They ranged small to large and sweet to briny, all fresh and moist, served with a champagne sorbet. I had the ciappino $31 too because I often suffer from "plate envy", a horrible ailment. It had crab legs and body quarters, plump mussels, small manilla clams and chunks of wild salmon all in a piping hot and delicious tomato broth. I tried to finish, I could not (I'm 6'7" and 300lb), I sat there sated with broth running down my forearms. I had met my match! That said I was attentive of all dish placed on table around us and all looked outrageously delicious, I actually was sad I hadn't ordered one of the three salmons being offered that night or the FRESH Alaskan King crab legs, reportedly a "chance of a lifetime" $51. We finished it of with a shared portion of fried chocolate truffles ~$12. The Pelligrino was cold and fresh! I would eat here again, "tourist trap" (A lot of locals there and I was a tourist) or not.

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We went for dinner at this tourist trap, last night. It was five of us. Trouble started from the very beginning. We were directed to a terrible table next to the restrooms. We noticed that there were other tables that were more to our liking. We requested that we allowed to sit at one of those tables. The young lady sitting us then became argumentative and said that those tables were for customers that had made reservations. We reminded her that WE had made reservations. Then she argued that we had requested to be seated inside and those tables were outside. I made the reservation, so I informed her that we had made no such request. I then asked to speak to the manager. The manager arrived after about a 15 minute wait. While he was talking to us, we saw other people, who arrived after us, being seated at one of the available tables. In the meantime, he was full of excuses and reasons why he could not accommodate us. Tired of this, we walked out and took our business elsewhere. Years ago this used to be an ok place, but no longer. They have gotten too big for their breaches. Customer care is no way to be found at this place. My recommendation: Stay away!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went for dinner at this tourist trap, last night. It was five of us. Trouble started from the very beginning. We were directed to a terrible table next to the restrooms. We noticed that there were other tables that were more to our liking. We requested that we allowed to sit at one of those tables. The young lady sitting us then became argumentative and said that those tables were for customers that had made reservations. We reminded her that WE had made reservations. Then she argued that we had requested to be seated inside and those tables were outside. I made the reservation, so I informed her that we had made no such request. I then asked to speak to the manager. The manager arrived after about a 15 minute wait. While he was talking to us, we saw other people, who arrived after us, being seated at one of the available tables. In the meantime, he was full of excuses and reasons why he could not accommodate us. Tired of this, we walked out and took our business elsewhere. Years ago this used to be an ok place, but no longer. They have gotten too big for their breaches. Customer care is no way to be found at this place. My recommendation: Stay away!!

Pros: None

Cons: Overall poor customer care from wait staff to management.

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I had a great night there, had read about the Oyster Olympics, and how it was "banned" to use the term Olympics, and so on etc.... But, an old compadre was winner (again), so I checked it out to see if he was around. I went in last week, and the place was a little more busy than I remembered. We did go straight to our table, and had a great seafood experience, and I stalked the oyster bar to do some name dropping, but to no avail, they were busy. Fine, I'll see Dave some other time. I shucked against these guys for three years in a row at the Oyster "Games", and it's wicked amazing to see! But the cool part is that they keep it real and are a part of what I know as the waterfront to be.

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★★★★☆

I had a great night there, had read about the Oyster Olympics, and how it was "banned" to use the term Olympics, and so on etc.... But, an old compadre was winner (again), so I checked it out to see if he was around. I went in last week, and the place was a little more busy than I remembered. We did go straight to our table, and had a great seafood experience, and I stalked the oyster bar to do some name dropping, but to no avail, they were busy. Fine, I'll see Dave some other time. I shucked against these guys for three years in a row at the Oyster "Games", and it's wicked amazing to see! But the cool part is that they keep it real and are a part of what I know as the waterfront to be.

Pros: oyster presentation

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I created an account on City Search just so I could write this review. Perhaps it was just our waitress or perhaps it was an off day but my fiance & I received horrible service from the get go and the oysters we ordered were very ordinary and very expensive. 6 oysters cost us about $50.

We went to Elliot's earlier this month because of the impressive reviews I read on City Search and I will NEVER go there again. There were several booths next to the large windows by the waterfront open and we were asked to sit in the front area with hardly any view. We asked to be re-seated to an OPEN booth by the water and then promptly were ignored for roughly 10 minutes while the wait-staff served everyone around us. I had to ask to be recognized and to get a drink order.

Our waitress was decidedly unenthusiastic, even after I told her we traveled across the country to eat there. Needless to say, I was in a terrible mood at that point and we decided to cut our meal short. The waitress responded with a "thats all your going to order?" comment that enraged me because of the annoyed attitude in her voice. I had just spent $50 on 6 oysters and that was quite enough of the robbery.

Like I said, perhaps it was just a bad day but I didn't travel 2000 miles for that kind of service, pricing and average food. The Crab-Pot restaurant at the next building provided a much more friendly and affordable experience, not too mention a much better tasting experience.

Elliot's. You failed miserably on the one time I choose to eat at your establishment. Good job.

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★☆☆☆☆

I created an account on City Search just so I could write this review. Perhaps it was just our waitress or perhaps it was an off day but my fiance & I received horrible service from the get go and the oysters we ordered were very ordinary and very expensive. 6 oysters cost us about $50.

We went to Elliot's earlier this month because of the impressive reviews I read on City Search and I will NEVER go there again. There were several booths next to the large windows by the waterfront open and we were asked to sit in the front area with hardly any view. We asked to be re-seated to an OPEN booth by the water and then promptly were ignored for roughly 10 minutes while the wait-staff served everyone around us. I had to ask to be recognized and to get a drink order.

Our waitress was decidedly unenthusiastic, even after I told her we traveled across the country to eat there. Needless to say, I was in a terrible mood at that point and we decided to cut our meal short. The waitress responded with a "thats all your going to order?" comment that enraged me because of the annoyed attitude in her voice. I had just spent $50 on 6 oysters and that was quite enough of the robbery.

Like I said, perhaps it was just a bad day but I didn't travel 2000 miles for that kind of service, pricing and average food. The Crab-Pot restaurant at the next building provided a much more friendly and affordable experience, not too mention a much better tasting experience.

Elliot's. You failed miserably on the one time I choose to eat at your establishment. Good job.

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Period. They have so many varities, even when other restaurants are in short supply, Elliott's has good connections and will still have something in stock. It is the best place to fulfill your oyster cravings.

And they are so delicious! I was introduced to them last summer when my oyster-loving boyfriend took me for the first time. I shook with nerves when I slurped my first one, but now I love that salty, crisp flavor. And the champange miognette tops them off perfectly. Yum.

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★★★★★

Period. They have so many varities, even when other restaurants are in short supply, Elliott's has good connections and will still have something in stock. It is the best place to fulfill your oyster cravings.

And they are so delicious! I was introduced to them last summer when my oyster-loving boyfriend took me for the first time. I shook with nerves when I slurped my first one, but now I love that salty, crisp flavor. And the champange miognette tops them off perfectly. Yum.

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I am planning a trip to Seattle for the small (non-gooey) tasty (not fishy) wonderful oysters on the half-shell with champagne granita. They alone are worth the trip!

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★★★★★

I am planning a trip to Seattle for the small (non-gooey) tasty (not fishy) wonderful oysters on the half-shell with champagne granita. They alone are worth the trip!

Pros: Oysters, the waterfront, great drinks

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As the title says, this is my favorite place for seafood- Great crab, oysters, and fish; I like to take tourists and others here for food that really "says" Seattle. Quality has always been good for me and the service is usually great.

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★★★★★

As the title says, this is my favorite place for seafood- Great crab, oysters, and fish; I like to take tourists and others here for food that really "says" Seattle. Quality has always been good for me and the service is usually great.

Pros: Seafood

Cons: Getting there

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Last time I had dinner here I was fairly disappointed. The salmon with crab sauce was so buttery I could only eat about 1/4, and my friend's halibut cheeks were tought, grainy, and inedible. Good service, but very overpriced for the food quality. The locale and the bar are great, maybe opt for martinis and oysters rockafeller (which were great) instead.

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★★★★☆

Last time I had dinner here I was fairly disappointed. The salmon with crab sauce was so buttery I could only eat about 1/4, and my friend's halibut cheeks were tought, grainy, and inedible. Good service, but very overpriced for the food quality. The locale and the bar are great, maybe opt for martinis and oysters rockafeller (which were great) instead.

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I always enjoy visiting Seattle and now I have another good reason to come back. The atmosphere was great and the food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very nice and helpful especially with helping us choose the oysters we would best enjoy. He suggested a nice combination of several different kinds of oysters which we very muched appreciated. The entrees and appetizers were also on point and the portions were huge. I would definitely go back on my next visit. A+ on both food and service.

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★★★★★

I always enjoy visiting Seattle and now I have another good reason to come back. The atmosphere was great and the food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very nice and helpful especially with helping us choose the oysters we would best enjoy. He suggested a nice combination of several different kinds of oysters which we very muched appreciated. The entrees and appetizers were also on point and the portions were huge. I would definitely go back on my next visit. A+ on both food and service.

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I've been to Elliott's a few times now, and I can say that they are absolutely wonderful. In my opinion, Ray's Boathouse is the best seafood restaurant in the city if you want quiet, romantic and fin fish, but if you want to have a good time with your friends, eat THE BEST SHELLFISH anywhere, and be absolutely stuffed by their huge portions, you need to go to Elliott's. The oysters are perfect every time, and the staff know their stuff and will help you choose the oyster that you will enjoy the most.

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★★★★★

I've been to Elliott's a few times now, and I can say that they are absolutely wonderful. In my opinion, Ray's Boathouse is the best seafood restaurant in the city if you want quiet, romantic and fin fish, but if you want to have a good time with your friends, eat THE BEST SHELLFISH anywhere, and be absolutely stuffed by their huge portions, you need to go to Elliott's. The oysters are perfect every time, and the staff know their stuff and will help you choose the oyster that you will enjoy the most.

Pros: Oysters, any shellfish

Cons: none

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Went for bruch and had the best salmon I have ever had. Oysters were good too, but expensive.

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★★★★★

Went for bruch and had the best salmon I have ever had. Oysters were good too, but expensive.

Pros: salmon

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My girlfriend loves Elliott's oysters, but I'm completely in lust with their Bloody Marys. You should definitely get both as they make a great combo for light lunch. We sat on the deck and it was a typical weekend Seattle day, so I should have brought a jacket, but it was good fun anyway.

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★★★★☆

My girlfriend loves Elliott's oysters, but I'm completely in lust with their Bloody Marys. You should definitely get both as they make a great combo for light lunch. We sat on the deck and it was a typical weekend Seattle day, so I should have brought a jacket, but it was good fun anyway.

Pros: Drinks

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Its location is its greatest asset, also its downside...If you eat here, it should be for location and to sit outside, people watch. Most of the menu is very standard/pedestrian fare. We would order clams or mussels here, but not even salmon and certainly not fish and chips.

The fish fillets look like they were made in a factory(?). Fish tacos do not compare with anything one would get in Mexico or S. Calif. When do you ever have fish tacos with red sauce?

Service is so-so. That being said, it still is an OK spot when you are strolling the waterfront. Just know, it is more for passing the time, not gourmet dining. Pricey for what you get.

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★★★☆☆

Its location is its greatest asset, also its downside...If you eat here, it should be for location and to sit outside, people watch. Most of the menu is very standard/pedestrian fare. We would order clams or mussels here, but not even salmon and certainly not fish and chips.

The fish fillets look like they were made in a factory(?). Fish tacos do not compare with anything one would get in Mexico or S. Calif. When do you ever have fish tacos with red sauce?

Service is so-so. That being said, it still is an OK spot when you are strolling the waterfront. Just know, it is more for passing the time, not gourmet dining. Pricey for what you get.

Pros: location

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We were greeted by a pleasent server, ordered beverages & wished to order an appetizer, but he was in a hurry. We ordered the tomato basil salad and Ahi Poke. that took 20 mins. The ahi was small and non descript & the tomato salad was unedible. The tomatoes were so over ripe and brown, I almost lost my appetite. Our beverges needed to be refilled, so we flagged down a hostess. We had the Salmon w/ Crab Crust which was overcooked, & potatoes seemed processed. I had the Seafood Chop Salad which was missing 2 ingredients. Finally, the server stopped by to ask us "was that it", obviously he was in a hurry, we ordered the berry cobbler. To top off, (being the worst food experince I have ever had) we took one bite of the cobbler & realised it was cold. I will not waste my money again!

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★☆☆☆☆

We were greeted by a pleasent server, ordered beverages & wished to order an appetizer, but he was in a hurry. We ordered the tomato basil salad and Ahi Poke. that took 20 mins. The ahi was small and non descript & the tomato salad was unedible. The tomatoes were so over ripe and brown, I almost lost my appetite. Our beverges needed to be refilled, so we flagged down a hostess. We had the Salmon w/ Crab Crust which was overcooked, & potatoes seemed processed. I had the Seafood Chop Salad which was missing 2 ingredients. Finally, the server stopped by to ask us "was that it", obviously he was in a hurry, we ordered the berry cobbler. To top off, (being the worst food experince I have ever had) we took one bite of the cobbler & realised it was cold. I will not waste my money again!

Cons: poor food quality, slow service, over priced for lunch

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Despite the $20-40 entrees tourist trap ambience, we decided to try Elliot's. I ordered crab cocktail--a local specialty. The flavorless and unseasoned chunks of supermarket crab arrived doused in cheap cocktail sauce--dissapointing at $15. Our entrees were equally suspect. The salmon was overcooked, dry, and was not fresh. The accompanying babybokchoy was cold and dried out. The other entree was laughably bad. The macadamia nut crust was not evident on the fishy and dry fried snapper that more resembled a Gorton's fish stick than a $25 meal. The fried mass rested atop a pile of cold couscous and was topped with canned, yes canned, fruit. The gelatenous, jarred plum sauce was inedible. The fish was sent back and the second piece was at least warm, if not tasty. The pressure by the pushy waiter to order side salads, drinks, and deserts left us feeling ripped off and used.

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★☆☆☆☆

Despite the $20-40 entrees tourist trap ambience, we decided to try Elliot's. I ordered crab cocktail--a local specialty. The flavorless and unseasoned chunks of supermarket crab arrived doused in cheap cocktail sauce--dissapointing at $15. Our entrees were equally suspect. The salmon was overcooked, dry, and was not fresh. The accompanying babybokchoy was cold and dried out. The other entree was laughably bad. The macadamia nut crust was not evident on the fishy and dry fried snapper that more resembled a Gorton's fish stick than a $25 meal. The fried mass rested atop a pile of cold couscous and was topped with canned, yes canned, fruit. The gelatenous, jarred plum sauce was inedible. The fish was sent back and the second piece was at least warm, if not tasty. The pressure by the pushy waiter to order side salads, drinks, and deserts left us feeling ripped off and used.

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Elliotts Oyster House is on the water front, very calm and relaxing atmosphere - perfect for date night! The meals are very reasonable priced with nice size portions. The food tastes great and the staff very quick and friendly.

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★★★★★

Elliotts Oyster House is on the water front, very calm and relaxing atmosphere - perfect for date night! The meals are very reasonable priced with nice size portions. The food tastes great and the staff very quick and friendly.

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I went to dinner, and I was ripped off. I went to happy hour, and I was happy. The choice that stands out the most, is the Oyster Rockefeller -- about $2 a piece but delicious! The choice I regret, the appetizer tower -- absolute rip off! At $33, I expected quality or quantity in crab cakes & calamari -- I got a few pieces at embarrassing Costco quality. The happy hour has the only reasonable price/quality ratio. The half-shell oysters are good -- and 50 cents each @ 3PM -- but the pan fried oysters is the winning choice, and should be ordered in pairs! The other happy hour selections are average at best. The bar has a huge selection, I recommend trying the blackberry margarita. Romantic? No. Casual? Yes. If you're looking for fairly priced oysters, happy hour is the way to go!

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★★★★☆

I went to dinner, and I was ripped off. I went to happy hour, and I was happy. The choice that stands out the most, is the Oyster Rockefeller -- about $2 a piece but delicious! The choice I regret, the appetizer tower -- absolute rip off! At $33, I expected quality or quantity in crab cakes & calamari -- I got a few pieces at embarrassing Costco quality. The happy hour has the only reasonable price/quality ratio. The half-shell oysters are good -- and 50 cents each @ 3PM -- but the pan fried oysters is the winning choice, and should be ordered in pairs! The other happy hour selections are average at best. The bar has a huge selection, I recommend trying the blackberry margarita. Romantic? No. Casual? Yes. If you're looking for fairly priced oysters, happy hour is the way to go!

Pros: Happy Hour, Waterfront

Cons: Expensive, Parking

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Go sit at the oyster bar and be awash in at least a dozen varieties they may have at any one time, from both coasts and Canada. For the ultimate, wash them down with champagne.

The regular menu is standard with the fish and chips, fish tacos, pasta with seafood sauce, dungeness crab. It will be well-prepared and fresh, but routine...

Service is usually pleasant and considering its prime location on the waterfront, it is our 1st choice when we want that kind of experience.

It is very casual, not romantic for the noise, clatter, tourists.

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★★★★☆

Go sit at the oyster bar and be awash in at least a dozen varieties they may have at any one time, from both coasts and Canada. For the ultimate, wash them down with champagne.

The regular menu is standard with the fish and chips, fish tacos, pasta with seafood sauce, dungeness crab. It will be well-prepared and fresh, but routine...

Service is usually pleasant and considering its prime location on the waterfront, it is our 1st choice when we want that kind of experience.

It is very casual, not romantic for the noise, clatter, tourists.

Pros: oysters, location

Cons: can be loud

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Great restaurant. The chipino is the best I have ever had. Worth going back to.

2
★★★★★

Great restaurant. The chipino is the best I have ever had. Worth going back to.

Pros: Free valet parking, Good seafood

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The water view is the same as Ivar's and the food is not significantly better, but you will pay at least twice as much here, probably more! If you want great seafood for that much money, walk 2 blocks up the hill to the Brooklyn at Second & University. It doesn't have the water view, but the food is light years better than Elliott's.

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★★☆☆☆

The water view is the same as Ivar's and the food is not significantly better, but you will pay at least twice as much here, probably more! If you want great seafood for that much money, walk 2 blocks up the hill to the Brooklyn at Second & University. It doesn't have the water view, but the food is light years better than Elliott's.

Pros: okay water view

Cons: , way overpriced, dour atmosphere

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Having tried many of the the traditional recomendations in Seattle for oysters and found them wanting, Elliott's delivered. Variety, knowledge and suggestions from our server (at the bar), were excellent.

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★★★★☆

Having tried many of the the traditional recomendations in Seattle for oysters and found them wanting, Elliott's delivered. Variety, knowledge and suggestions from our server (at the bar), were excellent.

Pros: Oysters, Appetizers, Beverage selection

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I challenge the creativity of a chef who can't make a dish without garlic. I also expect a $$$$ restaurant like Elliot's to be able to make dishes to order for patrons with garlic allergies. (Most quality restaurants in Seattle are able to do). There was only one dish on the menu that could be made without garlic (and it wasn't one that I would have chosen). Apparently everything is pre-made at Elliot's and the kitchen is only an assembly line. Also - ordered the smoked salmon appetizer and it was terrible - I think they forgot to cure & smoke it. In their defense, they did remove the salmon from the bill. Also, our server was great - no complaints about service. If you don't have any special requests eat at Elliots (but don't order the smoked salmon). And if you do, eat somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

I challenge the creativity of a chef who can't make a dish without garlic. I also expect a $$$$ restaurant like Elliot's to be able to make dishes to order for patrons with garlic allergies. (Most quality restaurants in Seattle are able to do). There was only one dish on the menu that could be made without garlic (and it wasn't one that I would have chosen). Apparently everything is pre-made at Elliot's and the kitchen is only an assembly line. Also - ordered the smoked salmon appetizer and it was terrible - I think they forgot to cure & smoke it. In their defense, they did remove the salmon from the bill. Also, our server was great - no complaints about service. If you don't have any special requests eat at Elliots (but don't order the smoked salmon). And if you do, eat somewhere else.

Pros: location, service

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i recently travelled to seattle and this was the best food i had all week. i read the reviews before going and this looked like a good spot and it definitely is! Next time I visit, this place will definitely be on my list of places to visit. the crab cakes, chowder, and oysters are great...quick and friendly service. the entrees can be pricey (i've eated here twice and my bills were around $20-30 per person, depending on appetizer, drink, etc.), but the food is very fresh and well worth the price. great place for a special date or a business lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

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★★★★★

i recently travelled to seattle and this was the best food i had all week. i read the reviews before going and this looked like a good spot and it definitely is! Next time I visit, this place will definitely be on my list of places to visit. the crab cakes, chowder, and oysters are great...quick and friendly service. the entrees can be pricey (i've eated here twice and my bills were around $20-30 per person, depending on appetizer, drink, etc.), but the food is very fresh and well worth the price. great place for a special date or a business lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

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My wife and I were visiting the Northwest just last week. This was her first time ever in the Northwest. So I took her to Elliot's which I told her was great. I had the salmon for lunch (which melted in my mouth) and she had the Halibut cheeks. Her words were "this is the best food I have ever had in any restaurant anywhere". We had outdoor seating. The smells from the waterfront only seemed to enhance the experience. What a wonderful place for dinner or lunch. If I have friends visiting the Seattle area I will definitely tell them to eat there. My wife and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and we're ready to make another visit to Seattle. We both loved our time there, especially our lunch at Elliot's. It's a place everybody should try. They also make the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had.

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★★★★★

My wife and I were visiting the Northwest just last week. This was her first time ever in the Northwest. So I took her to Elliot's which I told her was great. I had the salmon for lunch (which melted in my mouth) and she had the Halibut cheeks. Her words were "this is the best food I have ever had in any restaurant anywhere". We had outdoor seating. The smells from the waterfront only seemed to enhance the experience. What a wonderful place for dinner or lunch. If I have friends visiting the Seattle area I will definitely tell them to eat there. My wife and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and we're ready to make another visit to Seattle. We both loved our time there, especially our lunch at Elliot's. It's a place everybody should try. They also make the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had.

Pros: perfect portions, well priced, great atmosphere

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Definitely do not go here if you don't like seafood, because they have only a few, maybe one, non-seafood dish (chicken penne pasta) and it is not very good. Their seafood is great and their desserts are the best. I got the chocolate souffle and my boyfriend got the berry dessert that was the special of the day. We got AWFUL service (we were there for over two hours and we had reservations) but they gave us our desserts for free and were very apologetic. Somewhat overpriced.

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★★★★☆

Definitely do not go here if you don't like seafood, because they have only a few, maybe one, non-seafood dish (chicken penne pasta) and it is not very good. Their seafood is great and their desserts are the best. I got the chocolate souffle and my boyfriend got the berry dessert that was the special of the day. We got AWFUL service (we were there for over two hours and we had reservations) but they gave us our desserts for free and were very apologetic. Somewhat overpriced.

Pros: desserts, water view

Cons: crowded, parking, expensive

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I continue to be amazed at the personal attention and quality of food and service. I am impressed everytime I dine there and I have never been disappointed. The oyster bar is excellent. Great conversation and food. The deserts are "killer". I take all my friends there when they come to town. I recommend it without hesitation!!!

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★★★★★

I continue to be amazed at the personal attention and quality of food and service. I am impressed everytime I dine there and I have never been disappointed. The oyster bar is excellent. Great conversation and food. The deserts are "killer". I take all my friends there when they come to town. I recommend it without hesitation!!!

Pros: Great Seafood, Oyster Champs, Easy Parking

Cons: None, None, None

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Great seafood on the water. Lunch was great. Kids liked the childrens menu selections.

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★★★★★

Great seafood on the water. Lunch was great. Kids liked the childrens menu selections.

Pros: Location, Quality, Selection

Cons: Price

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This time of year is a great time to go to Elliott's before the tourist season. You can get seated right away. The seafood fettucini, crab cakes, spinach and shrimp dip were all excellent! The view is really something!Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly! Nice selection of NW wines.

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★★★★★

This time of year is a great time to go to Elliott's before the tourist season. You can get seated right away. The seafood fettucini, crab cakes, spinach and shrimp dip were all excellent! The view is really something!Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly! Nice selection of NW wines.

Pros: excellent food, great view, staff

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The thing that really caught me about Elliots was how professional they were. I usually don't use "Professional" to describe a restaurant.

I ordered pan fried oysters, and a dozen varrious oysters. The menu said they were oyster experts, so I asked away some strange questions to my waiter. And although he wasn't an oyster person, he had all the questions.

They also had an interesting pamplet on eating dungeness crab, cooking and selecting it. You could take this brochure home.

They had a WIDE variety of oysters, oh say 15 kinds. It was a great place for oysters, and they had a great menu of other selections as well.

The view was great, and service was friendly and comfortable.

2
★★★★★

The thing that really caught me about Elliots was how professional they were. I usually don't use "Professional" to describe a restaurant.

I ordered pan fried oysters, and a dozen varrious oysters. The menu said they were oyster experts, so I asked away some strange questions to my waiter. And although he wasn't an oyster person, he had all the questions.

They also had an interesting pamplet on eating dungeness crab, cooking and selecting it. You could take this brochure home.

They had a WIDE variety of oysters, oh say 15 kinds. It was a great place for oysters, and they had a great menu of other selections as well.

The view was great, and service was friendly and comfortable.

Pros: selection of oysters, view

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Great selection of shell fish that literally melts in your mouth. Casual dining experience with fine dining service and atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Great selection of shell fish that literally melts in your mouth. Casual dining experience with fine dining service and atmosphere.

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It kills me that so many Seattlites that protest to love local seafood so much don't seem to take notice of the fact that most NW seafood is in its prime in the winter! That's when the crab, oysters and other shellfish are at their peak. I am a huge seafood lover and eat here often, as well as a few other "seafood hot spots." Time after time the crab is bigger and sweeter and the oyster selections far better than any other place. I am never disappointed. By the way, the service is great too. Valet parking now too!

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★★★★★

It kills me that so many Seattlites that protest to love local seafood so much don't seem to take notice of the fact that most NW seafood is in its prime in the winter! That's when the crab, oysters and other shellfish are at their peak. I am a huge seafood lover and eat here often, as well as a few other "seafood hot spots." Time after time the crab is bigger and sweeter and the oyster selections far better than any other place. I am never disappointed. By the way, the service is great too. Valet parking now too!

Pros: the best seafood!, valet parking

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But I still love it. Always a great piece of salmon, I just stay away in the summer and enjoy it for the othe 9 months.

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★★★★☆

But I still love it. Always a great piece of salmon, I just stay away in the summer and enjoy it for the othe 9 months.

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Elliot's used to be one of the best. My last two visits were extreme disappointments.

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★★☆☆☆

Elliot's used to be one of the best. My last two visits were extreme disappointments.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Limited menu, Food quality

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Great all around restraunt..was vacationing in seattle and was asking around for a goor seafood restraunt...unanamous praises from locals.. bartenders/hostess could of been more comforting.. but server Duffy made up for others short-commings... excellent variety of oysters and very fresh selection.. foor prepared/served in a contemporary - art-deco fashion, i suggest ordering the appetizer tower, you'll be suprised!! great paring of local wines with entress,large wine selection otherwise...still a bit pricey but food and staff were worth it..great location...if you ask for directions..

2
★★★★★

Great all around restraunt..was vacationing in seattle and was asking around for a goor seafood restraunt...unanamous praises from locals.. bartenders/hostess could of been more comforting.. but server Duffy made up for others short-commings... excellent variety of oysters and very fresh selection.. foor prepared/served in a contemporary - art-deco fashion, i suggest ordering the appetizer tower, you'll be suprised!! great paring of local wines with entress,large wine selection otherwise...still a bit pricey but food and staff were worth it..great location...if you ask for directions..

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The ambience, food and service was great. The wait staff was great. The seating people could probably use a little more smile power.

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★★★★★

The ambience, food and service was great. The wait staff was great. The seating people could probably use a little more smile power.

Pros: Bar Tender, Wait Satff, ambiance

Cons: parking

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Delicious, perfectly cooked seafood. The atmosphere is a bit too well lighted but otherwise pleasant. I would recommend this to friends without hesitation.

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★★★★★

Delicious, perfectly cooked seafood. The atmosphere is a bit too well lighted but otherwise pleasant. I would recommend this to friends without hesitation.

Pros: variety of oysters, reasonably priced, great service

Cons: parking

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Stick to Ivars, Elliot's Oyster House trys but fails as a first class seafood restaurant. Once you get away from the Oysters you are on your own. I had an over cooked piece of salmon served with a big pile of mashed potatoes and some tasteless green beans that cost me $25. I have had better food at a Mariners game. Even with reservations you will be lucky to get a good table on time.

1
★★★☆☆

Stick to Ivars, Elliot's Oyster House trys but fails as a first class seafood restaurant. Once you get away from the Oysters you are on your own. I had an over cooked piece of salmon served with a big pile of mashed potatoes and some tasteless green beans that cost me $25. I have had better food at a Mariners game. Even with reservations you will be lucky to get a good table on time.

Pros: Oysters, Location

Cons: other food, wine list, disorganized staff

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I ate at Elliott's three times this summer, twice on the patio and once indoors. Each and every time I found the food to be absolutely the freshest and best prepared I have ever had. The salmon was cooked perfectly, the house salad with the apples in it was my favorite. The people were so friendly and attentive. I completely agree that Elliott's is the best!!

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★★★★★

I ate at Elliott's three times this summer, twice on the patio and once indoors. Each and every time I found the food to be absolutely the freshest and best prepared I have ever had. The salmon was cooked perfectly, the house salad with the apples in it was my favorite. The people were so friendly and attentive. I completely agree that Elliott's is the best!!

Pros: valet parking, friendly

 

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