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Etta's Seafood - 64 Reviews - 2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 443-6000

Etta's Seafood

2020 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-6000
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Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA
Etta's Seafood - Seattle, WA


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Family friendly atmosphere with high quality and fresh seafood dishes and a good kids menu with healthy options. Very clean bathrooms....


We went to Etta's in great anticipation for Mother's Day as a treat to my mother-in-law. What a disappointment! Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait about 20 mi...

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Etta's at lunch 8/21/2006

It's been a while since my galpal and I chose this spot for our lunch, but we snuck in an hour-plus today and had a nice time. She had the risotto, which was packed with perfectly sized veggie bits (market fresh!) and I had the grilled scallops perched atop a chilled pile of light as air potatoes whipped with Kalamata olives. It was great. The only thing that seemed disappointing was the wedge salad that paired with my friend's salad - seemed very small, but admittedly the flavor was fantastic. The food was much higher quality and the setting more comfortable than our last outing to Pink Door (although the view from there is fab). more

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Decent seafood 5/7/2006

Etta's is sort of a Seattle icon - it's at the north end of the market, across the street from Cost Plus Imports on Western Ave - definitely a great location! I've never eaten there for dinner, but I really like it for lunch. it's not as super crowded as the places that are right in the market and I think the seafood is just as good. Have the crab cakes! Prices are a bit high. more

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Ettas seafood is a neat seafood restaurant 3/29/2006

I went to Ettas last night. Last time I went there for dinner, I really like it. Yesterday, it wasn't as impressive. I'm not sure why but my overall experience just wasn't as good. I had crab cakes, thai rolls, and coconut cake for desert. It was good ...just not great. more

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Central staple satisfies... -very little whine 3/29/2006

Went here to dinner last week with a small group and was pleasantly surprised. I usually try to avoid places that might cater to the tourist crowd but the food was pretty good, there was a nice selection of food to choose from (though focused mostly seafood). The waitstaff were also very nice and attentive. A possible plus might also be that you can park for free at the market (if you can find a spot). My only whine would be that the wine selection seemed pretty sparse. more

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Great seafood, but pricey 3/28/2006

Etta's is a Tom Douglas restaurant, which to me pretty much gaurantees it's going to be good, and Etta's does not disappoint. The location is perfect for entertaining visitors to Seattle since it's right downtown by Pike's Place. The only downside to this restaurant is that it is pretty pricey. I always seem to get tables right near the door also, which definitely kills the ambience. Other than that, worth checking out. more

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Solid Meal in the Middle of Seattle 3/28/2006

I had a good meal with the Judy's Book gang (Andy and Chris - co-founders, Rich and Chris - co-investors) tonight. We were seated by the front door so it was a little hard to dig the ambience. The food was good. It's - not surprisingly - a very seafood heavy menu, although there are a few good veggie and non-seafood dishes. I had a plate of side orders (beets, spinach, and cornbread pudding) - all good. The service was great - our waitress replaced a salad for me that didn't look quite right when it came out. She was friendly throughout dinner, didn't interrupt us, but was around when we needed something. Overall - a good, solid meal. more

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Etta's is fine 3/28/2006

Actually, I have to admit that I remembered a much better Ettas than what I had. It is not that Etta's has gotten worse, it is that in the last 15 years (gosh, I'm getting old, I can actually remember Etta's opening all those many years ago), that the quality of restaurants in Seattle has just increased so much. They have pretty much the now "standard" light northwest seafood. There is wild salmon (I didn't inquire what river), halibut and the crab cakes are the standards. They are great if you've never had them, but this is the third time I've been to a Tom Douglas restaurant in as many weeks, so it gets a little old to have the same cakes. The service is great too and very friendly, but if you are looking for some adventure, I do think the menus at Dalias is more interesting and there is alse Shea Chea's which I still recommend as an awesome spot. Also up the street is Campagnes, although I like the lighter fare of Cafe Campagnes. Finally, the after evening thing if you aren't there with Chris and Andy, the Judy's Book founders, or with Brad ( is to take in the view and then have a desert at Cafe Dilletente up the way a bit. more

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Classy Brunch 3/16/2006

I was told to go here for an excellent brunch and was not disappointed. My breakfast of eggs benedict with spinach and Dungeness crab could have gone terribly wrong, but it was oh-so right. Etta’s is very comfortable, and the location makes it picture perfect for out of town guests. more

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Etta's 3/14/2006

Etta's. It's kinda' quintessentially Seattle, you know? more

Good local food! 2/18/2006

If you are at Pike Place need a lunch spot or a good casual dinner i would recommend this place. The service is good and the food is prepared well. There always seems to be a wait even for lunch but it is definitely one of my favorite spots at Pike Place. more

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Good food, nice people 12/25/2005

We have been to Pike market to pick up fresh fish or flowers in summer. Etta's is the place to sit down and treat ourselves afterwards. We didn't go there on weekends, so booking is not a problem to us. Try their cheese plate with dates, red wine figs, and almonds. We love their Halibut, Salmon and all other seafood they offer. Always good and never over-cooked. more

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Good location, good seafood at Etta's 9/27/2005

Etta's is one of Tom Douglas' four Seattle restaurants and specializes in seafood. It's at a great waterfront location, and the food was pretty good. I got a simple halibut plate that was tasty, but if I recall the appetizers and desserts were even better. Good service, good cheese plate - close to the market and waterfront activities. more

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I say go casual and you have to go for seafood! It *is* Seattle after all! 9/8/2005

I realize that Tom Douglas may be as big of a tourist attraction as the Space Needle but I can't help it, I think he's a fine chef. I echo Suzanne's post about going to a restaurant that isn't pretending to be something it's not. Etta's is totally relaxed (but what place in Seattle really isn't) and the food is good. Sit back & relax! It's in a good location for you to take a walking tour of the market, head down to the pier, or just browse around downtown. On that note, if you will have already hit the tourist traps or your friends have been to our fine city before, I vote for Salty's in West Seattle or Ray's Boathouse. I think everyone already knows my opinion about the view of the downtown skyline from Salty's, as mentioned in my previous posts about said subject. And Ray's, well, it's just darned good food! Have fun and two thumbs up to the grandfolks for taking the tater tots off your hands for an evening! more

Home of the perfect Bloody Mary 8/21/2005

The perfect restaurant to take visiting relatives or friends to, Etta’s never disappoints at brunch or lunch. The jewel in the Tom Douglas crown of restaurants, Etta’s is busy all times of the day. That said, the wait is usually manageable for small parties, and the food is certainly worth the wait. Virtually everything is house-made from scratch, and it shows: the scones are delectable and flaky, the roasted beets sublime; their Bloody Mary is happiness-in-a-glass (with or without the vodka). more
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  • Family friendly atmosphere with high quality and fresh seafood dishes and a good kids menu with healthy options. Very clean bathrooms. ...

  • 7/11/2012 Provided by KidScore

Additional information

  • Hours:

    11:30a.m.-9:30p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30a.m.-10:30p.m. Friday; 9a.m.-3p.m. and 4-10:30p.m. Saturday; 9a.m.-3p.m. and 4-9p.m. Sunday
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Pike Place Market