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Best Seattle Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Seattle.

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Anthony's Pier 66 Northwest
12/20
2201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
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Anthony’s casual dining takes an upscale turn at Pier 66. More...

AQUA by El Gaucho Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at AQUA by El Gaucho, Seattle, WA 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70
Seattle, WA 98121
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Seafood and scenery star at this elegant waterfront restaurant. More...

Blueacre Seafood Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Blueacre Seafood, Seattle, WA 1700 7th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Seafood for all budgets in downtown Seattle. More...

The Brooklyn Pacific Northwest
12/20
1212 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
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This classic steakhouse and oyster bar has a men's club vibe. More...

Chandler's Crabhouse Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Chandler 901 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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From the family that brought diners Daniel's Broiler, this seafood spot offers scenic waterfront views of Lake Union. More...

Chinook's at Salmon Bay Seafood
12/20
Fishermen's Terminal
Seattle, WA 98119
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A family-friendly, casual seafood restaurant at Fishermen’s Terminal. More...

Dahlia Lounge Northwest
15/20
Dining Room at Dahlia Lounge, Seattle, WA 2001 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Quintessential Seattle restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine. More...

Elliott's Oyster House Pacific Northwest
13/20
Pier 56
1201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
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Waterfront views and classic seafood on Elliott Bay. More...

Etta's Seafood Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Etta 2020 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Tom Douglas seafood restaurant a block north of Pike Place Market. More...

Flying Fish Seafood
14/20
300 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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The fish fly from skillet to plate at this South Lake Union eatery. More...

Ivar's Acres of Clams Seafood
11/20
Pier 54
1001 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104
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The original Ivar’s still dishes up seafood with a view. More...

Matt's in the Market Northwest
14/20
Dining Room at Matt Corner Market Building
94 Pike St., #32
Seattle, WA 98101
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Tucked away in the Corner Market Building, Matt’s is worth seeking out for its menu featuring fresh seafood and produce. More...

Ponti Seafood Grill Pacific Northwest
14/20
3014 Third Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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Classic views and a seafood-focused menu make Ponti a Seattle favorite. More...

Ray's Boathouse Northwest
12/20
Dining Room at Ray 6049 Seaview Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Ray's Boathouse draws crowds with its prime waterfront location. More...

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits Northwest
13/20
4300 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Fresh Northwest cuisine served with a Southern accent. More...

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Bellevue, WA Civica Office Commons Building
205 108th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Seafood dishes from chef John Howie served in style on the Eastside. More...

Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie New American
13/20
Pike Place Market
2010 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Tom Douglas offers a seafood menu at his casual Pike Place Market restaurant. More...

Steelhead Diner American
13/20
Dining Room at Steelhead Diner, Seattle, WA Pike Place Market
95 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Casual, hip dining with Northwest style and a view over Pike Place Market to Elliott Bay and the Olympics. More...



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