Top Choice Seafood in Orcas Island

Inn at Ship Bay

Locals unanimously rate this place as the best fine-dining experience on the island. The chefs work overtime preparing everything from scratch using the freshest island ingredients. Seafood is the specialty and it's…
Top Choice Seafood in Ilwaco

OleBob's Seafood Market

Overlooking the marina, this salt-of-the-sea fish market and cafe serves up fresh-off-the-boat fish and chips, amazing fish tacos, clam chowder and the best crab cakes…ever.
Seafood in Ballard & Discovery Park

Walrus & the Carpenter

Puget Sound waters practically bleed oysters and – arguably – there isn't a better place to knock 'em back raw with a glass of wine or two than the Walrus, a highly congenial oyster bar named not after a Beatles son…
Seafood in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Steelhead Diner

It's all about the fish at the Steelhead, one of Pike Place Market's posher posts. The fish-and-chips are a given, but you're better off trying the more typically Northwestern smoked salmon cakes, sautéed sole or th…
Seafood in Lopez Island

Bay Cafe

Lopez' one and only attempt at fine dining offers romantic sunset views right on the water, with classic fish dishes, including chowder and crab cakes. You could also go bolder with specialties like truffled mac 'n'…
Seafood in Coupeville


The mussels and clams are the best in town (no mean feat in Coupeville), and the seafood alfredo pasta is wonderfully rich. Try the Penn Cove seafood stew – prawns, scallops, mussels and clams in a tomato broth – or…
Seafood in Northwest Coast

Chuckanut Manor

Taste several types of delicious, fresh oysters.
Seafood in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Ivar’s Acres of Clams

Ivar Haglund was a beloved local character famous for silly promotional slogans (‘Keep clam!’), but he sure knew how to fry up fish-and-chips. Ivar’s is a Seattle institution that started in 1938, and its founder st…
Seafood in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Pike Place Chowder

Proof that some of the best culinary ideas are almost ridiculously simple, this Pike Place Market hole-in-the-wall takes that old New England favorite (clam chowder) and gives it a dynamic West Coast makeover. You c…
Seafood in Belltown & Seattle Center

Queen City Grill

This longtime Belltown favorite in an old redbrick building is known for its grilled seafood and expertly mixed cocktails. The clams are always good, either as a starter or served Italian-style with linguine. There'…