Oysters in Seattle
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by adam
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!