Food & Drink

Seattle's 7 best oysters... that aren't on the half-shell

Published On 05/14/2014 Published On 05/14/2014
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Chona Kasinger
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Pike Place Chowder
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The Walrus and the Carpenter
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1. Pike Place Chowder 1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

This seafood soup-slinger in Pike Place Market serves up some of Seattle's best clam chowder, made with fresh oysters. These guys don't stop there, also serving up Japanese and Mandarin cuisine that's available for catering.

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2. The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House 1212 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

With a winding copper bar encircling the oyster bar, this Downtown spot is the perfect place to knock back a few tasty oyster shooters (especially the vodka drenched ones). Frequent happy hours and a slew of wine/beer options make this a can't-miss seafood spot.

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3. The Walrus and the Carpenter 4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

This chic oyster bar serves neither walrus nor houses carpenters (that we know of) but it does dish out mounds of delicious shellfish in a comfortable atmosphere. Additionally, this cozy, neighborhood spot -- which has been recognized by The New York Times also serves incredible desserts, with highlights being maple bread pudding and roasted Medjool dates.

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4. The Wandering Goose 403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (Capitol Hill)

The Wandering Goose is a sparsely decorated but warmly furnished Southern comfort food restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. With natural sunlight illumination and fried chicken Friday, you'll feel at home. Which, of course, will make it hard to leave.

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5. Ivar's 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)

Ivar's is a classic waterfront fish house serving lunch and dinner on Elliott Bay.