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Seattle’s Best Seafood Restaurants

Windermere Mercer Island

Being near the ocean and along the Puget Sound, Seattle has a unique array of seafood eats – regardless of if you’re looking for casual or ultra-formal.

AQUA by El Gaucho is a located off Pier 70 along Seattle’s waterfront, where you’ll enjoy amazing views of the Puget Sound and be within a stone’s throw of Seattle’s Sculpture Park. Much of El Gaucho’s options are known for their swankiness and spirited atmosphere and you’ll enjoy much of that here.

Voted as “America’s #1 Oyster House” and in the “Top Ten Seafood Houses in the U.S.”, you’ll find Elliott’s Oyster House off Pier 56, along Seattle’s waterfront. Offering stunning views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, you’ll enjoy unique creations and traditional seafood favorites.

Near the edge of Wallingford and Fremont, you’ll find Manolin of Seattle, where their oysters are garnishes with other beautiful and enticing plates. If you’re looking for interesting pairings and complex flavors, this place if for you!

Nearby, is the RockCreek Seafood & Spirits, a full-service restaurant and bar in Fremont. They’re only open for dinner, with extended hours for weekend brunch, you’ll enjoy globally sourced seafood, with several offerings of local, Northwest familiars, like crab, oysters, and mussels. They use only the freshest ingredients to emphasize their unique twist on seafood!

Ray’s Boathouse is another epic seafood eatery, this time in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in Shillshole. Along the water’s edge, Ray’s offers endless creativity with mouth-watering foodie delights – and their café for weekend brunch is also pretty tasty!

Located in “Old Ballard”, the Walrus and the Carpenter offers an upscale spin on a classic fishing pub, where you’ll find unique dishes and honed palettes. Many of their purveyors are Washington or Oregon locals, but you’ll also find Alaskan and Californian sources – there’s even one from New York!. You’ll also enjoy the poem on their website!

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The last local favorite is the Pike Place Chowder House. Here, you’ll find “America’s #1 Chowder.” With award-winning chowder, a group of chowder-lovers made their stamp in Pike Place, and then took on the entire country, garnering attention from Yelpers, the Stranger, Forbes, the LA Times, and more!

And there you have it… Our top list of Seattle seafooderies with award-winning stamps of approval. Do you have a favorite we forgot to mention? Leave your favorites in the comments below! Likewise, if you’d like to see a similar list for King County’s Eastside area!


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