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The 9 Best Crab Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hear the clatter of claw crackers and the rustle of bibs? It’s time for crab at one of these Seattle eateries. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food blogs to find the best Crab shops in town. For great views and delectable roasted or steamed crabs head to one of these crab houses in Seattle.

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Copine

French, $$$$, BallardFrench, $$$$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • James Beard Awards, 2017

    Best Chef: Northwest - Semifinalist

    James Beard Awards, 2017

mkt.

Italian, $$$, WallingfordItalian, $$$Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • TripAdvisor, 2017

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2017
  • Eater, 2013

    Eater Seattle Heatmap: Where To Eat Now

    Eater, 2013

Canlis

American, $$$$, WestlakeAmerican, $$$$Seattle, Westlake
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants

    Eater, 2020
  • James Beard Awards, 2018

    Outstanding Restaurant - Nominee

    James Beard Awards, 2018

Matt's In The Market

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Female Foodie

    Best Seafood In Seattle: Top 10 Restaurants

    Female Foodie
  • USA Today

    10Best - Savor Seattle's Bounty of Regional, Fresh Seafood

    USA Today

Pike Place Chowder

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Crab in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • Female Foodie

    Best Seafood In Seattle: Top 10 Restaurants

    Female Foodie

Elliott's Oyster House

American, $$$, WaterfrontAmerican, $$$Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Crab in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • Eater, 2020

    12 Top Spots To Slurp Oysters in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Six Seven Restaurant

New American, $$$, WaterfrontNew American, $$$Seattle, Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2020

    The Best Seafood Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2020
  • CultureTrip, 2016

    The Top 10 Places To Get Washington State's Cedar-Plank Salmon

    CultureTrip, 2016

Shaker + Spear

American, $$$, BelltownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Octopus in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

Single Shot

American, $$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Restaurants On Capitol Hill

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Zagat, 2016

    The 50 Best Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Crab craving shouldn't be so tough. We analyzed 1286 lists and articles from top sources like Zagat, Infatuation and TripAdvisor, 10951 Seattle restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These spots have been featured in Zagat - The 50 Best Restaurants in Seattle, Infatuation - The Best Restaurants On Capitol Hill and TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten restaurants offer the best Crab in Seattle.

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