Seattle is, unsurprisingly, pretty well-known for its world-class and notably fresh seafood offerings. But what travelers might not know is that there are a number of restaurants outside beyond Pike Place Market that specialize in one-of-a-kind seafood dishes. Here’s where you can find some of the best seafood in Seattle.
Duke’s Seafood is all about good quality, no-fuss seafood that’s presented in a space as authentic as the food’s ingredients. Duke’s is unique because its food offerings are chemical-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, GMO-free, trans-fat-free, nitrite-free and contain no high-fructose corn syrup—which is especially impressive considering the make of other seafood staples. For more information, visit www.dukesseafood.com.
The Crab Pot
The Crab Pot is a casual and vibrant restaurant that serves up fresh seafood offerings in a comfortable environment. The space specializes in most any seafood dish but has a particular reputation (rather unsurprisingly) for its steamed buckets of crab—which includes king crab, snow crab, steamed clams, Pacific mussels and more. For more information, visit www.thecrabpotseattle.com.
The Walrus and the Carpenter
Folks from near and far travel to taste the exotic and world-class flavors served up at The Walrus and the Carpenter. This approachable oyster bar has a reputation for one-of-a-kind seafood dishes (hello, cold-smoked coho and milk-braised pork shoulder) that can be enjoyed in a refreshingly quaint and neighborhood oriented environment—made complete with a coral-like chandelier that acts as a sort of centerpiece for the restaurant. For more information, visit www.thewalrusbar.com.
Elliott’s Oyster House
Elliott’s Oyster House, which opened back in 1975, has developed a critically acclaimed reputation both in Seattle and beyond, for decadently fresh oysters and other seafood offerings. Beyond Elliott’s specially crafted menu, the restaurant is also celebrated for its environmental efforts too. Elliott’s Oyster House is Smart Catch compliant and also supports the Puget Sound Restoration Fund to restore the sound water quality. For more information, visit www.elliottsoysterhouse.com.
Salty’s on Alki Beach
The only thing better than getting an authentic taste of Seattle’s surrounding waters is getting a front-row seat to enjoy it, too. Visitors to Salty’s on Alki Beach are offered that and so much more. The award-winning restaurant specializes in fresh Northwest seafood cuisine that comes in the form of everything from the world-famous Alaskan salmon and halibut, to Dungeness crab and Maine lobster. For more information, visit www.saltys.com.