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Disappointed w/ Elliott's, looking for great nontouristy places for oysters in Seattle(?)

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Disappointed w/ Elliott's, looking for great nontouristy places for oysters in Seattle(?)

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GDSwamp | | Dec 3, 2007 06:15 AM

In town for a few days and feeling perversely lucky to be wandering around downtown in this stormy weather - its perfect for the fish markets, guys in orange overalls, views of the Sound.

Last night at Elliott's (which a bunch of folks on chound recommend) was a bit of a disappointment. Oysters were good, but didn't like the gimmicky frozen mignonette (it was watery). The rest of our food was incredibly plentiful but just alright. Our waiter was so enthusiastic about everything that we felt like jerks for finding the fish and sides uninspiring.

Anyway, who cares about all that other food? We should have just gotten oysters and skipped the rest. Along that line, I'm wondering if there's a place in the city that's top-notch for just sitting and eating oysters (rest of the menu irrelevant), and that maybe feels less like a Seattle Seaside Themepark and more like a straight-up oyster bar.

Or would we have had a different experience if we'd just sat at the bar at Elliott's...?

Thanks

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