If you’re in Seattle and have a craving for seafood, you’re in luck! My home city is renowned for its wide offering of seafood restaurants. Below, I’ve listed six great places to check out while traversing the city.


Pike Place Chowder

If you’re looking for excellent clam chowder and a laid-back atmosphere, look no further than Pike Place Chowder. Located on the waterfront in the Pike Place Market, this restaurant is famous for its New England Clam Chowder, made with bacon, cream, and a mix of secret herbs and spices. It recently won Rhode Island’s Great Chowder Cook-Off.


Elliott’s Oyster House

As the name implies, the specialty of this waterfront establishment is oysters. They offer Oysters Rockefeller and Buffalo Style Oysters, as well as Pan Fried Oysters and Oyster Stew. They even have wines specifically crafted to complement oysters. The crabs are quite good, too — and so is the service.



If you like your seafood with a view, then you should put Ray’s on your itinerary. Located right on Shilshole Bay in Seattle, this restaurant provides magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains, as well as the bay and all its boats. They also have terrific sablefish and salmon. When you go, keep in mind that they have two floors: the bottom one for fine dining, and the top for a more casual (and inexpensive) atmosphere.


RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

If you’d like to try seafood from all over the world, you should try RockCreek. Located in the Fremont district, not far from the zoo and Lake Union, this restaurant has dishes from every corner of the globe, served in a rustic cabin atmosphere. It’s also open late at night.


Duke’s Seafood & Chowder

Duke’s the place to go if you’re looking for great seafood and a casual dining experience. Located on Lake Union, right near the park, this restaurant is known for its clam chowder and crab cakes. As with RockCreek, it’s open late at night.


The Walrus and the Carpenter

If you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience, The Walrus and the Carpenter might be the place for you. Located near Seattle’s Salmon Bay, this tiny restaurant has terrific oysters and clams, as well as excellent cocktails. It also has an open kitchen, so you can watch the chefs make your food. Just make sure you get there early – this place tends to fill up quickly!


You can’t go wrong with any of these fine restaurants – so check them out!