Do you love seafood? Salmon, oysters, crab, and clam chowder are what come to mind when I think of Seattle seafood! Whether you are a local or are planning a trip to Seattle, these are my top five favorite places to get some quality seafood!

1. Elliott’s Oyster House

  • 1201 Alaskan Way Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Hours: Mon – Thurs | 3pm to 9pm & Fri | 1pm to 10pm Sat | 12pm to 10pm Sun | 12pm to 9pm, Indoor & Outdoor Dining.

Oysters, either you love ‘em or you hate ‘em, am I right? Well, I love them! If you want to try some amazing oysters check out Elliott’s Oyster House! The staff will help you pick some out based on your preferences! Not a big oyster fan? No problem. There are plenty of amazing options on their menu. I think Elliott’s Oyster House is a great restaurant to take visitors because of its location right on the pier. It is easy to walk to lots of quintessential Seattle sights! If it’s nice out I highly recommend their outdoor patio! Make a reservation here!

2. RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

  • 4300 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Offering full-service dining indoors and on our covered patio! Sunday – Thursday 4 – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 4 – 11pm & Happy hour is available from 4 – 5:30pm daily.

Their menu features dishes that will impress any seafood lover! I found their options unique & intriguing. Don’t be afraid to ask your server to give details on what each dish entails. My husband and I tried the Barbequed Spanish Octopus and it was amazing but definitely something we’ve never had anywhere else! (If I have octopus it’s usually in sushi or takoyaki!) This is an essential Seattle seafood restaurant that can’t be missed! RockCreek Seafood & Spirits was founded by Executive Chef Eric Donnelly, he also has another restaurant called Flintcreek. Make a reservation here!

3. Palisade

  • 2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199 
  • Hours: Sunday – Thursday 3pm – 8:30pm Friday & Saturday 3pm – 9pm

I first discovered Palisade during Seattle Restaurant Week a few years ago. I’m so glad I found it because it’s in an area I usually don’t go to! Palisade is located in the Magnolia neighborhood right off the Magnolia bridge. It has amazing water views of Elliott Bay as well as Downtown Seattle! Every time I’ve gone the staff has been engaging and friendly. Palisade features a quality menu of classic seafood options, as well as other non-seafood choices. This is a good spot for special occasions! Make a reservation here!

4. Seastar

  • 205 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 
  • Monday – Sunday 4pm – 9pm

This is one of my favorite restaurants! It’s on Seattle’s Eastside but I had to include it as one of my top five places to get seafood in the area. The service, ambiance, and food are all top-notch and high quality. I love trying out new restaurants but this is one of my husband’s and my preferred spots to come back to for date night. Make a reservation here!

5. Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

  • 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Ray’s Boathouse: Wed-Sun 5-9pm
  • Ray’s Café: Sun-Thurs 11:30am–9pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • Happy Hour Daily 4-6pm

Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe represents Seattle well with its food and views! Come here on a sunny summer day and find a seat at the cafe patio. It overlooks the water which I find so relaxing! The food and drinks are so good. After my first visit here I felt so refreshed and couldn’t wait to go back! Make a day of it and go visit the Ballard Locks on your way home. Currently not accepting reservations. Walk-in only. Check out their website here!

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Need more Seattle restaurant recommendations? Check these out next:

Seattle & Eastside Restaurants with Patios

Seattle’s Cute Cafes & Coffeeshops

Best Date Night Restaurants in Seattle

3 Replies to “Five Essential Seattle Seafood Restaurants

  1. I’ll be pinning this post. The boyfriend and I love to travel and as soon as it’s safe to do so we are hitting the road. Everyone of these looks delish!

  2. Love Seattle and seafood. Saving for later. Thanks for posting. Love all those stunning photos, they made me hungry.

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