Oysters in Seattle

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by adam

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While traveling to Seattle for a few days, I stopped by Elliott’s Oyster House for – well you guessed it – oysters.  Elliott’s is located in downtown Seattle, on the Puget Sound waterfront.  Upon entering, I was greeted by 15+ types of beautifually displayed oysters behind the rar bar with two full time shuckers.  Since I was solo, I decided the best place to sit was a the bar to see the action.  While I probably could have eaten dozens, I restrained myself to a half dozen, chatting with one of the shuckers about his favorites and ordering a variety.  I also ordered a local beer – Manny’s Pale Ale – to pair with the oysters and a bowl of oyster stew to top it all off.  So which were my favorites?  They were all good, but the Hama Hama were my fav – they were briny and delicious.  That’s how I like mine anyway.  I also saw a LOT of orders for  Penn Coves and Fanny Bays.  I’ll have to try those next time.  The soup was excellent and filling.  After a bit more conversation with the shuckers, I was on my way.

Thanks to my friend from Seattle for the recommendation.  It was awesome!

Elliott's on the Puget Sound Waterfront in Downtown Seattle

The list of my raw oysters

An Eagle oyster waiting to be eaten

Elliott's Oyster House on Urbanspoon



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  • Their Oyster Happy Hour is great, especially if you get there at 3pm – 50¢ oysters and they go up a quarter each half hour after that, if I recall.
    Next time you’re out there, check out Mashiko for some spectacular sushi (sustainable, and much of it not available back east), a bit off the beaten path in West Seattle.

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