Hello there, fellow seafood enthusiasts! I'm a born-and-bred Seattle local who's spent their life gallivanting around our wonderful city, devouring all the marine delicacies it has to offer.

With my self-declared expertise and love for seafood, I've set out on a delightful mission to review and share with you the crème de la crème of Seattle's seafood scene. After immersing myself in the delicious task of sampling dishes from 12 different places, I'm excited to present my top picks for the best seafood in Seattle.

Get ready for a mouth-watering tour you won't forget!


The White Swan Public House

The White Swan Public House
🗺️ 1001 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
☎️ 206-588-2680
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM
Monday: 3–10 PM
Tuesday: 3–10 PM
Wednesday: 3–10 PM
Thursday: 3–10 PM
Friday: 3–10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–10 PM
Highlights
Stunning lake view
Best seafood chowder
Variety of Seafood Options
Fast and friendly service
Beautiful lakeside ambiance

Nestling by the edge of Lake Union, this place offers a view that would charm even the pickiest hermit crab out of its shell. The panorama is simply breathtaking, and I couldn't help but mull over how much more splendid it made my meal.

Now onto the food. Their chowder isn't just good, it's a culinary masterpiece. This luxuriously creamy concoction brimming with succulent seafood stole my heart (and stomach) at first spoonful. It was akin to finding Atlantis in a bowl.

The White Swan Public House doesn't skimp on variety either; their menu is practically a 'who's who' of Neptune's court. From crispy oysters to grilled octopus, you'll find yourself swimming in options.

Service? Oh, faster than a sailfish and friendlier than a dolphin! The servers were as attentive as hungry seagulls at a beach picnic, ensuring an experience smoother than a clam's shell.

As for ambiance, imagine dining lakeside while watching seaplanes take off into a pastel sunset sky – yeah, it was that magical. So if you're looking to feast like Poseidon himself, The White Swan Public House is your spot.

Overall? It’s not just good; it’s jaws-droppingly fantastic! I mean, they don’t call Seattle the “Emerald City” for nothing right?

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RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits
🗺️ 4300 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
☎️ 206-557-7532
🌐 Website
Sunday: 9 AM–2 PM
Sunday: 4–10 PM
Monday: 4–10 PM
Tuesday: 4–10 PM
Wednesday: 4–10 PM
Thursday: 4–10 PM
Friday: 4–11 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 4–11 PM
Highlights
Exceptional Chilean Sea Bass
Amazing Sole and Dungeness Crab
Delicious Oysters "Brockafella"
Friendly and Attentive Service
Great Brunch Option: Fries Oyster Benedict

Let me start by saying, if you're an aficionado of seafood and haven't visited RockCreek Seafood & Spirits, you've been swimming in the wrong waters.

Upon arriving at this charming establishment, I was greeted by their attentive staff, who were as warm as a cozy clam bake. The menu was a love letter to the ocean's bounty, featuring Chilean Sea Bass that marries flavor and tenderness into an unforgettable affair for your palate. If you thought you'd tried all types of sole before, think again! Their Sole and Dungeness Crab dish is a catch you won't want to release back into the sea.

Now let’s talk about oysters. The Oysters "Brockafella" are shucked pieces of heaven that will make your taste buds do the wave. They're so delicious; even my vegetarian friend couldn’t resist but had a taste (don't tell his vegan girlfriend).

And for those late risers out there, RockCreek's brunch is no fluke either! Their Fries Oyster Benedict is like the morning dew on a seaside sunrise - refreshing yet satisfying.

In conclusion, dining at RockCreek felt like being serenaded by Poseidon himself - it's truly an under-the-sea adventure on land. So don't be shellfish, bring your friends along and dive into Seattle's best seafood experience!

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Shaker + Spear

Shaker + Spear
🗺️ 2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
☎️ 206-826-1700
🌐 Website
Sunday: 9 AM–2 PM
Sunday: 5–9 PM
Monday: 7–10 AM
Monday: 5–9 PM
Tuesday: 7–10 AM
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 7–10 AM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 7–10 AM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 7–10 AM
Friday: 5–9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 5–9 PM
Highlights
Absolutely delicious food
Refreshing and non-juiced mimosas
Attentive and welcoming service
Best Parmesan Truffle fries ever tasted
Cocktails worth a mention for their fun themes

The moment you step foot into the delightful haven of Shaker + Spear, you are greeted with an air of sophistication and a whiff of the sea. This is not your run-of-the-mill seafood joint. No, dear reader, this is where Poseidon himself would dine if he were to visit Seattle.

From their absolutely delicious food that had me hooked line and sinker, to their refreshingly non-juiced mimosas that seemed to sparkle like morning dew on a seashell - I was swept away by the tidal wave of awesomeness. Their courteous staff who provided attentive and welcoming service added an extra touch of class. They made me feel like the captain of my own ship, steering me through a sea of delectable choices.

And let's talk about those Parmesan Truffle fries for a second. If there was ever a "best fries" contest in Seattle, these bad boys would surely walk home with the trophy! I mean, I've tasted truffle fries before but these... these were something else!

To top it all off, their cocktails were memorable too with fun themes reminiscent of old sailor tales - quite fitting for an establishment that serves up bounty from the sea.

So folks, if you're in Seattle and craving some seafood goodness, drop your anchor at Shaker+Spear. It's a seafood lover's paradise!

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Ivar's Acres of Clams

Ivar's Acres of Clams
🗺️ 1001 Alaskan Wy Ste. 102, Seattle, WA 98104
☎️ 206-624-6852
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–8 PM
Monday: 11 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

At Ivar's Acres of Clams, I found myself submerged in a sea of seafood ecstasy. The clam chowder? Creamy delight. The Dungeness crab? A crustacean revelation. They've been serving up oceanic wonders since 1938 and boy, do they know their squid from their salmon! So for a tidal wave of taste, make sure you dock at this Seattle staple.

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Pike Place Chowder

Pike Place Chowder
🗺️ 1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
☎️ 206-267-2537
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–5 PM
Monday: 11 AM–5 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–5 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–5 PM
Friday: 11 AM–5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–5 PM

Embarking on a culinary adventure in Seattle? A pit stop at Pike Place Chowder is non-negotiable! Their clam chowder, a symphony of flavors, is simply to die for. I mean, who needs the Space Needle when you've got a bowl of this stuff? Trust me, it's a taste explosion that'll make your taste buds do the tango. No joke!

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All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar

All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
🗺️ 1000 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
☎️ 206-357-9000
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–10 PM
Monday: 7 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–10 PM
Friday: 7 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–10 PM

At All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar, one doesn't simply dine, they embark on a culinary adventure. From the seductive siren call of their oysters to the divine dance of their crab cakes, it's a maritime feast fit for Poseidon himself. If you're serious about seafood, don't just "catch of the day" - make it your catch of a lifetime!

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Jack's Fish Spot

Jack's Fish Spot
🗺️ 1514 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
☎️ 206-467-0514
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7:30 AM–5 PM
Monday: 7:30 AM–6 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM–6 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM–6 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM–6 PM

At Jack's Fish Spot, I found a playful dance between the ocean's bounty and culinary artistry. The seafood was so fresh, I half-expected it to introduce itself! The exquisite crab cakes were like tasting a poem about the sea. This place is truly a pearl in Seattle's seafood scene—pardon my pun, but Jack really knows his plaice!

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SHUCKERS OYSTER BAR

SHUCKERS OYSTER BAR
🗺️ 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
☎️ 206-621-1984
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 4:30–9 PM
Wednesday: 4:30–9 PM
Thursday: 4:30–9 PM
Friday: 4:30–9 PM
Saturday: 4:30–9 PM

Nestled in the heart of Seattle, Shuckers Oyster Bar is a pearl in its own right. With their succulent oysters that taste like a flirtatious wink from Poseidon himself, this joint truly shucks away the competition. A visit here isn't just a meal, it's an oceanic odyssey. So, get your bibs ready folks, because at Shuckers, it’s always a high tide!

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Local Tide

Local Tide
🗺️ 401 N 36th St UNIT 103, Seattle, WA 98103
☎️ 206-420-4685
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–4 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–8 PM

At Local Tide, the seafood is so fresh, I half expected my shrimp cocktail to wave hello! Jokes aside, their menu is truly a love letter to the ocean. From the butter-drenched lobster to the delicately seared scallops, each bite was a symphony of flavors that left me hooked. This spot certainly reeled me in and didn't let go!

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AQUA by El Gaucho

AQUA by El Gaucho
🗺️ 2801 Alaskan Wy Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121
☎️ 206-956-9171
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 5–9 PM
Saturday: 4–9 PM

At AQUA by El Gaucho, I was delighted to find a seafood paradise. The oysters were a captivating taste of the sea, and the pan-seared halibut, oh so divine! It's like Neptune himself prepared the feast. So, if you're in Seattle and not dining here, you're doing seafood wrong. Trust me, I'm an expert.

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Chinook's At Salmon Bay

Chinook's At Salmon Bay
🗺️ 1900 W Nickerson St #103, Seattle, WA 98119
☎️ 206-283-4665
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12–8 PM
Monday: 12–8 PM
Tuesday: 12–8 PM
Wednesday: 12–8 PM
Thursday: 12–8 PM
Friday: 12–9 PM
Saturday: 12–9 PM

I must say, the allure of Chinook's At Salmon Bay is as irresistible as a siren's song. I dove headfirst into their platter—each morsel was a love letter from Poseidon himself. Their crab cakes? A symphony of taste that had me conducting an orchestra with my cutlery! So, dear readers, if seafood's your religion, consider Chinook's your sanctuary.

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Ivar's Salmon House

Ivar's Salmon House
🗺️ 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105
☎️ 206-632-0767
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

Encased in a vibrant, totem-pole adorned lodge, Ivar's Salmon House is a fishy delight. As an epicurean, I must say their salmon - smoked to perfection - is an unparalleled Seattle delicacy. It's near impossible not to be hooked! So folks, ready for some piscatorial pleasures? Dive right in! Just remember, the only thing we overfish here is compliments!

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Benjamin Marlowe

Ben is a passionate seafood enthusiast with a discerning palate and an insatiable curiosity for exploring the world's coastal culinary treasures. Born and raised on the shores of New England, Ben developed a deep appreciation for seafood from an early age, where the scent of the sea and the taste of fresh catches became an integral part of his life.