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Best Places for Crab in Seattle

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Ready to experience some of Washington’s best Dungeness crab? A trip to Seattle just isn’t complete without dipping some of Washington’s finest seafood into melted butter! Here are some of the best restaurants in Seattle where you can try a local delicacy.

Blueacre Seafood
1700 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.659.0737
http://www.blueacreseafood.com

With arguably the best crab cake in Seattle, this beautifully appointed restaurant serves up sustainably-farmed freshwater species, oysters, clams and mussels. Executive Chef and owner Kevin Davis creates a delicious Red Chili Whole Dungeness Crab. During the lunch hour, try the Dungeness Crab “BLC” Sandwich, and for Happy Hour, the Dungeness Crab and Bay Shrimp Tater Tots!

Etta’s
2020 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.443.6000
http://www.tomdouglas.com

From Executive Chef and Seattle Restauranteur Tom Douglas, comes his best in local Northwest seafood. Etta’s offers their Shellfish Shindig on Tuesdays from 4:00pm to close. Order it up, and have a bucket of clams, mussels, peel and eat shrimp, roasted fennel, celery root and potatoes. Do ask for the Snow, Dungeness or King crab to make it extra succulent – it’s worth putting on the bib and grabbing a few extra napkins. Plus, Crabby Hour (3:00pm – 6:00pm) on weekdays, you have your choice of drink specials, and a menu filled with crab delights like crab salad, steamed crab or the Dungeness Crab Sandwich, a real crowd pleaser.

Chandler’s Crabhouse
901 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.223.2722
http://www.schwartzbros.com

Celebrating 25 years in Seattle, since 1988, Chandler’s is famous for serving Dungeness Crab. Found locally in Washington waters, the Dungeness is celebrated for being the sweetest crabmeat around. Chandler’s serves eight varieties of crab seasonally with 20 different crab dishes on the menus. Plus, through the month of January, Chandler’s is offering a special Crabfest menu with delectable entreés for the winter months. Of course, they feature their live Dungeness Crab all year long.

Cutter’s Crabhouse
2001 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.448.4884
http://www.cutterscrabhouse.com

Cutters Crabhouse offers the best seafood the Northwest has to offer. The locally-based, Pike Place Market focused menu items, view of Elliott Bay and newly remodeled dining room make this spot a winner. Try the Crispy Dungeness Crab Wontons at Happy Hour, and for dinner, the Red King Crab Legs with Dungeness Crab Succotash a popular (and delicious) menu choice. Or try the Market Fresh fettuccine, made with local vegetables, Washington Dungeness Crab and Rock Crab, with your choice of marinara or white sauce.

The Crab Pot
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
206.624.1890
http://www.thecrabpotseattle.com

Highlighted on the Travel Channel’s “Man vs Food”, The Crab Pot serves up its famous Alaskan Seafeast – with bibs and mallets, Washington Dungeness, Snow and King crab. Poured out on your table, you can go to town on five pounds of seafood and vegetables. And with locations in Bellevue and Seattle, you have double the reason to try the crab restaurant that has been a Puget Sound area staple for over three decades.

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