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Chandler's Crabhouse

#91 of 3,051 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Lake Union
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901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4453 (Aloha)
+1 206-223-2722
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Detroit
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177 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Thanksgiving Dinner here. The prixe fixed menu was reasonable given the quality and quantity of the meals. The salmon was the freshest I’ve ever had and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The prime rib was so tender and flavorful. The mashed potatoes were whipped to buttery perfection and the cranberry relish was yum! Service was impeccable.

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Thank JollyTravelerDetroit
Bellevue WA
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has fabulous food, the best staff I have ever encountered from host, hostess, checkroom, table bussing, bar staff and waiters. It also has a fantastic view of the harbor, the hills and just beauty. The appetizers and soups are excellent. I had dungeness crab cake as a main course that was both very large, perfectly prepared and delicious.... More 

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Thank Al S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had excellent meal at Chandler's Crabhouse on Lake Union in Seattle on Dec. 1, 2016. Ask for window seat. Some seating areas are quieter than others. Everything on the menu is good. My husband's favorite item is the whiskey crab bisque. I had soup, a small plate of fillet mignon & salad, and dessert. Good food, nice atmosphere, and great... More 

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gaylord
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a great time and the food was great as well. We got the crab soup DELICIOUS! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Jackie P
Washington
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363 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Dropped in for a before the game for a quicky in the bar. Surroundings and food were fine but, happy hour menu was misleading. When bill came, 20% tip was added, even to the parking fee. Place was empty, and one could understand why! Why do former good places try to nick there customers a little extra?

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Thank Dick292
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We ate here last year and had an excellent meal with good service. The service this time was a bit hit & miss and while the food was OK it wasn't anything special. It was also very quiet for a Friday evening.

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Thank mauimanuk
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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511 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We dropped by for lunch and were treated to great views and very generous portions of seafood on our salads, I had the crab and bay shrimp louie salad, and my husband had the seafood Caesar. Both were very good. Our server Trina was friendly. I think the hostess should have asked if we wanted sun or shade. I noticed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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184 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Hosted three couples for lunch last week on a picture perfect day and all were impressed with the view and the food at this seafood restaurant. It was pricey for lunch but all was good - dungeness crab, fish and chips, sea bass, mussels as well as the desserts - Key Lime Pie and Banana Cream Pie. Particularly good was... More 

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Thank BrandingExpert
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I love this place. Very northwest and upscale, without breaking the bank. The seafood is perfection.

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Thank Scudderk
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The location, views, big fat live crabs in a tank and ambience will make you salivate for a special experience when you arrive at this restaurant. Our experience was dreadfully disappointing from the beginning of our arrival until the end. We had a reservation that was made in advance, yet we were asked to wait for awhile, even though the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4453
    (Aloha)
  • Public Transportation: South Lake Union Street Car
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-223-2722

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?