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Salty's on Alki

#29 of 3,051 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126 (West Seattle Bridge)
+1 206-937-1600
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Halifax Region, Canada
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seafood needs to speak for itself and be the star of the dish at a seafood restaurant. The server was nice the king crab was confusing with a shell filled with spicy mayo sauce on the plate and very little king crab. I did not pick up the bill so I have no idea how much it cost. The fingerling... More 

Thank 150shellys
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As long-time residence of the area we frequently visit Saltys for Happy Hour. The view is amazing but beyond that the restaurant is tired and the menu has changed. The prices went up and the quality and selection has gone down. The furniture in the restaurant is old and ragged. The carpet is torn and faded. The restrooms are extremely... More 

Thank Lori M
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Shuttle service from our hotel, took us straight to our seats with waterside seats. Seafood chowder delicious, Wife's Mahi Mahi and my Scallops were excellent and Baked Alaska was a fun experience.

Thank Lglamdin
Olympia, Washington
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345 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met a friend here for Happy Hour. We had a great table with a view of the wind-waves and then city lights. "Dinner" was a series of HH foods, prawns, calamari, fish & chips, sushi. All were very good and tasty. A nice Cab accompanied them. There was a singer who was good, too. Even though there were lots... More 

Thank Hal72
Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salty's is my favorite restaurant in the city. Not only does it offer spectacular views of the city, from across the water, but the ambiance and food are second to none. The staff is friendly and the service is outstanding. It's the perfect place for a special occasion!

Thank HBsrfrgirl
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation (I recommend it) and asked for a table by a window. Got the best table in the house for a view! Great, great service and the food was top notch! The seafood was fresh and prepared perfectly and we didn't wait 10 minutes between apps, soups, main course and desert. Sooo good! It was also decorated so... More 

Thank justlynn7
Plano, Texas, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice surprise, was recommended to go here by a friend, and we had a great time. My wife and I are very picky, but the food here was surprisingly good, it nearly matched the view which was by far the best view of the city in Seattle. Highly recommended.

Thank David L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife for her birthday celebration dinner. We both had the king salmon which was a little overdone but tasty with the zesty sauce. The seafood chowder was excellent. Service was always attentive and not overbearing. Salty's has the best happy hour menu. We should have started earlier and then move to the dining room for dinner.

Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Palo Alto, California
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we dined at Salty's on Alki, we found the view to be absolutely stunning. Even on a cloudy day, you can clearly see the beautiful Seattle skyline. However, the food at this restaurant is mediocre and overpriced. We ordered the Steelhead and the Salmon. Both tasted delicious, but we found the portions to be a little bit skimpy. There... More 

Thank Maximilian G
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town, I took my family here for dinner. The atmosphere and the views of downtown Seattle at night were wonderful, the food less so. My mother loved the ruby trout, but I found the coho salmon to be disappointingly prepared and not very flavorful, the "Brussel sprout salad" an oddly slaw-type concoction that tried to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
    (West Seattle Bridge)
  • Public Transportation: Bus or take the Elliott Bay Water Taxi from downtown Seattle Pier 50 to Seacrest Park. We're just a 5-minute walk from the pier.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-937-1600
Located on Elliott Bay with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline, Salty's is "One of the world's great view restaurants," says a local critic. This restaurant wins annual awards for the Nation's Best Sunday brunch, Seattle's best seafood, best view restaurant, best outdoor dining. Whether dressed up or casual, in the dining room, on the deck, or in private dining rooms, guests love Salty's for fresh Northwest seafood, wild Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, live Dungeness crab, fresh Northwest oysters, clams and mussels, USDA prime charbroiled steaks, gourmet lunch salads and sandwiches and refreshing creative cocktails. Live music in the Cafe-Bar Mondays and Fridays. Happy Hour from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, Cafe-Bar only.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?