Seattle's Must-Try Seafood Spots

Where to go when you're looking for a fishy fix.

Whether you prefer simple fish 'n' chips and a cold brew or like to keep it classy with oysters and Champagne, there's something special about feasting on fish this time of year—especially when you have a water view. 

Rider
The Seafood Plateau at this chic restaurant at Hotel Theodore has oysters, manila clams, mussel escabeche and Dungeness crab, and comes in three sizes depending on whether you're sharing or feeling "shellfish" and want it all for yourself. 

Ivar's
Digging into a basket of fish 'n' chips at Ivar's Pier 54 Fish Bar on the central waterfront or Ivar's Salmon House Fish Bar on Lake Union is a quintessential Seattle experience.

Blueacre Seafood
This sleek downtown restaurant is a brunch-time fave. Try the Smoked Salmon Hash with Alaskan salmon, roasted veggies, potatoes and eggs over easy. 

The Crab Pot
Grab a mallet and tie on a bib for messy, tasty fun with a Seafeast at this Pier 57 spot where crab, shrimp and more are poured out on your table. 

Chinook's
This family-friendly restaurant's location at Fisherman's Terminal means you can watch the boats come in while you enjoy specialties like Wild Salmon Shortcake. 

Westward
Tucked away on the west side of Lake Union, this hip hangout has beach chairs right at the dock, so you can slurp oysters washed down with thermos cocktails and watch the action on the lake. 

MAP: Seattle's Must-Try Seafood