Being right next to the coast, our state is lucky to have some of the freshest catches around. You can always rely on finding a great meal at Anthony’s or Ivar’s, but here are 13 more of the best restaurants for seafood in the Northwest:
1. Elliott's Oyster House, Seattle
Perhaps the most popular place to get seafood in the big city is this restaurant by the waterfront. Located on Pier 56, the eatery's known for their fantastic oysters and stunning view of Elliott Bay.
2. Christopher's on Whidbey, Coupeville
If you're looking for some of the most appetizing seafood on Whidbey Island, this is a fine dining experience you won't want to miss. This local favorite offers some of the most delicious Penn Cove mussels, seafood pastas, as well as wine and beer to make for a perfect meal.
3. Fins Bistro, Issaquah
Right next to the Village Theater on Front Street you can find one of the best seafood restaurants in Issaquah. Their scallops, lobster, seafood pastas and Wild Salmon are only a few of the many tempting options you'll be able to choose from on the menu.
4. Milford's Fish House, Spokane
If you love the Anthony's by Spokane Falls but you're looking for something new to try, this restaurant also makes some fantastic seafood in the area. Their calamari, scallops, salmon and shrimp are all raved about and the inside is definitely a charming place to dine.
5. Pike Place Chowder, Seattle
The award-winning chowders you'll find here in Pike Place Market are absolutely divine. Take a warm and creamy cup of soup to go, or try one of their many varieties in a sourdough bread bowl.
6. Pacific Grill, Tacoma
Not only can you find some of Tacoma's best seafood here, but they also serve steak and several other foods fresh off the grill. Located downtown in the historic Waddell Building, this premier restaurant offers a delightful experience in a brick-walled dining room, as well as some of the best Happy Hour deals in the area.
7. Michael's On The Lake, Moses Lake
While you may think that you can't find as much great seafood in eastern Washington as you would by the coast, this eatery proves there are still amazing options around. Their patio offers a breathtaking view of the water and the menu is full of fantastic entrees like scallops and halibut.
8. Budd Bay Cafe, Olympia
One of the best spots in our state's capital for seafood is this staple on the waterfront. Try their wasabi salmon, crab cakes, prawns or fresh oysters and you'll be totally satisfied.
9. Andy's Fish House, Snohomish
It's not hard to find this unique building in Snohomish! The fish house is located right by the Snohomish River and is known to have delectable oysters, clam chowder, salmon and more.
10. Castaways Seafood Grille, Long Beach
Between the unique Tiki Bar and flavorful seafood dishes, you're bound to fall in love with this place by the coast. They offer everything from oyster shooters to calamari, Cod fish & chips, award-winning clam chowder, and plenty of other fresh options.
11. Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Bellevue
Not only is this place the highest rated in Bellevue for seafood, but it's the one of the most popular restaurants in the whole city! While they're known for their Cedar Plank and Wild King Salmon, you can also find some delicious sushi, sashimi, and ceviches at the raw bar.
12. Michael's Seafood & Steakhouse, Port Angeles
Whether you're hungry for seafood or steak, this restaurant downtown has it all. You've got to get a taste of their pan fried oysters, clams, crab cakes, salmon, and pretty much everything else on the menu.
13. Adrift, Anacortes
This quaint restaurant downtown makes a wide variety of options, but their crispy Dungeness crab cakes are second to none. They're stuffed with crab meat, drizzled with an appetizing avocado sauce and sprinkled with scallions, as pictured.
This list could go on forever… So, where are some of your favorite seafood restaurants in Washington?? Share your favorite spots with us below!