Oyster Bar, Small Plates
Price Scale

No mortal restaurant can really live up to that national hype…right? Well, Renee Erickson’s merrily jostling oyster bar on Ballard Ave remains the gold standard for showing visitors (the kind who don’t mind a two-hour wait) what Seattle is capable of. Not that you need a houseguest to justify a night of meticulously sourced oysters, octopus carpaccio, and food-simpatico cocktails beneath the glow of an enormous coral reef of a chandelier. The tile-clad watering hole Barnacle next door makes the best waiting room in town.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA, 98107
Ballard  •  206-395-9227
4pm–11pm daily