The Walrus and the Carpenter
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 <em>The New York Times</em> also serves incredible desserts, with highlights being maple bread pudding and roasted Medjool dates.
Walrus is one of Seattle’s most celebrated oyster bars in part for its abundant selection of local oysters, but also for its light, whimsical aesthetic which extends outward to its cozy, covered outdoor patio. The extra seats are much needed as Walrus often has long lines and a bit of a wait. Its raw oyster selection is served clockwise, from the mildest flavored oyster to the strongest, with champagne vinegar mignonette, freshly grated horseradish, and lemons. The only other item possibly more popular than this would be their cornmeal crusted fried oysters with cilantro aioli.