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1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.606055 -122.341036
11:30a.m.-9p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30a.m.-10p.m. Friday; 11a.m.-10p.m. Saturday; 11a.m.-9p.m. Sunday
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, Downtown
Best Crab Feast in Town – Went there on a saturday night when the crabpot was on a hour wait.
We were seated in a couple minutes on a table by the window with a amazing view of Elliott Bay.
The dining room is all dark wood with laterns and a little on the dark side. The restaurant feels like a well established old school fish house.
The service was attentative and friendly. The server went through the menu and explained the specialities and the four course feasts.
We order the crab feast and it was pricey but after seeing all the food we were served we felt like it was a great value.
We were served a red and white chowder, two buckets of clams and mussels for our group of four, a large mixed greens salad, and mountains of crab. It was a mix of dungeness, king and snow crab. We are all good eaters and we had crab left over.
The staff was all very friendly and we were thanked for coming in from everyone from our server the busser and the host.
The manager stoppped by to check on us partly through the meal and found out from conversation we were celebrating an anniversary. They bought us a dessert since our friends were celebrating their anniversay. We had the bread pudding which was delicious.
A friendly staff and great food, with a view
Great view, service and seafood – I had a great meal at the Fishermans.
I am a large man as was my brother and they were quick to offer us chairs that were more comfortable without arms. We are both over 350lbs.
They were also able to fill us up with the oversized crab feast. Four courses Chowder that the best I've had, clams and mussels in a wonderful clam broth, generous mixed green salad, and the main course of mounds of fresh crab.
We enjoyed a free birthday dessert that was huge. It was a pumpkin carmel mud pie.
The service from Justin was some of the best we have had, the food fresh and over portioned, the view was relaxing and calming.
We'll be back soon.
Best view in seattle! – We had a great time visiting the Fishermans. The location is great, the food and service was equal to the view.
The menu is mostly seafood, hence the name I should have known. I did notice that they offered burgers, steaks, pastas, and salads. But I was there for seafood.
We had the crab feast and it was amazing. Sooo much food, a little pricey but not when you consider we couldn't eat all the crab.
Cant wait to go back. Our server Geri was fun and kept all our drinks full and was always there when we needed anything.
Wonderful restaurant to kick back and enjoy a great meal at a reasonable price.
Not worth the wait or view! – We arrived and were seated upstairs (in chairs that don't accommodate wider patrons.) The service people were friendly throughout, but despite the fresh seafood, we did not leave happy customers. Our drinks were weak and pricey (we were told we could PAY for an extra shot of rum!) I for one am tired of sourdough bread; the chowder was a clump of flavorless flour, the "baked potato" was dry, unattractively presented red potatoes, and the rice substitute, also dry. The broccoli was not cooked. The tartar sauce was not adequate despite two extra servings (lost in cabbage leaves), and the birthday key lime pie - honestly, I thought maybe is was one of those fake display desserts - heavy in texture and not a hint of citrus other than a lime slice in top. For $80 I felt cheated and told those wating on our way out. What a waste of prime real estate Fisherman's Restaurant has become.
Worst Service EVER! – I used to be a server. I know the drill. Tourists fill the patio and you get overwhelmed...but you ALWAYS show a sense of urgency and treat the customer with respect. Our server meandered around the patio with her head in the clouds while my friend and I wasited 30mins for drinks and an hour and a half for fried food. After our meal we talked to a manager who never once apologized for our terrible experience, but instead offered to take care of our bill NEXT time we come in, as if we'd ever come back.
Don't waste your money!
The worst service, ok food – We had to wait over an hour to get the food and not even an apology even after complaining. What a waste of time when visiting Seattle.
The food was ok, can't be compared to many other sea food rsturants. The resturant is nice, especially the view.
Great food, the BEST views! – If you are looking for great food, along with Seattle's BEST view of all the action on the water, come to Fisherman's! I have been there several times, and have always found it to be a great place to sit out on their decks on a sunny day, and to enjoy some great food, great brew, and great service! This restaurant is a local gem, even though it is located in the hub of "touristville" in Seattle.
It's also a wonderful spot in the Fall and Winter, try the Thanksgiving Feast, you get your own turkey and trimmings to take home for leftovers!
I enjoy the fresh fish selection of the day usually, but the steaks are delish too!
The cranberry bread pudding is wonderful! A perfect choice for those looking for an incredible value for the very reasonable price! This is a great place to just linger on the pier.... they do not rush you away after your meal, so it's deck sitting at it's best!
BEST VIEW IN SEATTLE!!! – I was surprised to see some of the other reviews on this site. I live in Seattle and the Fishermans has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I just went down for dinner last night and enjoyed a beautiful sunset and view of Elliottt Bay. I arrived around 6pm and went upstairs to the bar to enjoy a drink with the friendly and attentive bartender Oggy while I waited for my friend to arrive. They have a nice beer selection, featuring a nice mix of local brews. When my friend arrived we were seated downstairs by a window with an incrediable view out onto the bay. We started with a Crab dip and a bucket of penn cove mussels. Both were fresh and delicious and recommended by our friendlly and attentive server Brandi. We both had the Fresh Alaskan Halibut for dinner, served with soup or salad of which we both had the New Enland clam chowder. The chowder was amazing, creamy thick, and loaded with clams. When we complimented Brandi on the chowder she told us that they have had the same guy making it for over twenty years. Well I think he has it down pat. The halibut was cooked to perfection, moist fresh, flakey. Our dinners were served with rice pilaf and fresh asparagus. We split dessert since neither of us really had room for it, but why let that stop us. We shared their bread pudding with the cranberry sauce. I was warn sweet and delicious. I had a great dinner as always and will be back soon. Thank you Oggy, Brandi.
Poor Customer Service – My cousin and I decided to try The Fisherman's Restaurant after we found out that Ivar's brunch was over and would be closed for a couple of hours. We arrived a little after 2pm and were seated promptly. Our waiter brought us our water to drink, then came back and took our order. A little later he brought out the bread and then we didn't see him again for 45 minutes. I was wondering if he had forgotten our order. I went and asked the manager if he knew when our order was going to arrive. He found the waiter and the food was brought out shortly after that. After the food arrived, our waiter refilled our water glasses and then we did not see our waiter again for another 40 minutes. All in all, it took 2 hours to eat fish and chips. Now if it was a busy lunch or dinner rush, I could see waiting awhile, but since it was slow and a group of 4 that came in after us, got their food, paid and left before we got our bill, I was frustrated. I will not be returning.
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