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The Crab Pot

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Seattle Central Business District, Seattle
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  • Nina
    NinaFebruary 4, 2016
    Order SeaFeasts e.g. Alaskan crab, oysters, clams, mussels etc. that come in a bucket thrown on your table, fresh and fun! Plenty of seafood dishes to choose from the menu too. Have it with some beer!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarheeMarch 22, 2016
    Traveling alone? No problem. Sit at the bar, have a manny's local brew and dog into some crab (I had the crab cocktail, it's amazing)
  • Jack Z.
    Jack ZawSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Oysters here are so huge and not to mention the freshness. It's nothing like the Crab Pot in Los Angeles Long Beach. Also try their Alaskan dish. The King Crab are worth the price.
  • Jin M.
    Jin MoonNovember 30, 2015
    So I got wo pound snow crab and wild caught salmon steak which was all too much. Took the crabs home then boiled it in leftover Tom yum soup. It was Amazing~~~
  • Ben G.
    Ben GutnikOctober 30, 2016
    Simple and affordable seafood restaurant on the waterfront. Get fried options. Get the Halibut. Also they have pretty solid oyster shooters
  • Dmitri S.
    Dmitri SoshnikovFebruary 11
    Been here 5+ times
    You should definitely go for their combo offering, where for $30-50 you will get pile of seafood including several types of crabs in front of you.
  • Emilia F.
    Emilia FlockhartJanuary 28, 2014
    Confusing menu: The Cove = just clams, mussels, & shrimp.The Pacific Clambake = + oysters & salmon.The Westport = no king crab, oysters or salmon.The Alaskan = +King Crab but no oysters or salmon
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenJune 4, 2012
    Hilarious place to eat crab. If it's your first time here, go for the seafood feast with alaskan king crab and hammer it out. Careful not to splatter on nearby tables!
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit outside and ask for Angie! The most knowledgeable and friendliest waitress in the joint!
  • Orsolya L.
    Orsolya LukácsJune 21, 2016
    Try the Coconut Prawns, they are so delicious with sweet chili dip and pilaf rice!yummy
  • Jason S.
    Jason StoffJune 4, 2015
    Get the meal where they dump seafood on the table, and get a liter of beer. You can't lose!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GattoOctober 28, 2014
    The pacific clambake was awesome. New England clam chowder was great too. Definitely a good seafood joint when visiting Seattle.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Better than the Bellevue branch, but finding parking and getting a table is a pain. Food's well worth it though. Smash away!
  • Sharon D.
    Sharon DavidsonJune 2, 2015
    Amazing! If you're a tourist you must have The Alaskan, messy but delicious!
  • Kristoffer R.
    Kristoffer RFebruary 13, 2011
    Many discounts are given to patrons who take live seafood from the local aquariums to help this growing and delicious business thrive. Support your local seafood dealers of America.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 3, 2011
    "Crab Pot had root beer on tap in frosted mugs. I'm a root beer junkie so it was heaven!" --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
  • C
    CMay 11, 2015
    We ordered Westport for two. I liked it so much! Everything is awesome.
  • Owen W.
    Owen WinklerJuly 19, 2015
    Crabs by the bushel. Hammers cracking shells everywhere. The crab cake sliders and fish and chips are also pretty good.
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliDecember 3, 2014
    The Alaskan fiest was very good but i recommend crab crab crab
  • Didi C.
    Didi CSeptember 30, 2015
    If you're looking for something that doesn't require a bib and mallet, the oyster po' boy is quite delicious.
  • Artie V.
    Artie VincentJuly 31, 2016
    Deep fried Halibut sandiwich is $16; bit pricey. Still worth it.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte S.November 19, 2012
    Pop into any hotel or place that has those touristy brochures... The Crab Pot has coupons out there for a free appetizer. Nothing wrong with free!
  • dickwyn
    dickwynFebruary 13
    Love the spices that they boil with the seafood. Good stuff in general but the prawns are not so fresh
  • Asya T.
    Asya TsaturyanJune 24, 2015
    Yes, it's very touristic, but it's nice. And the service is great. Not that expansive for a seafood place
  • Marty H.
    Marty HergertJuly 26, 2016
    Whole pot of crab dumped on your table. Plus beer. Equals a fun meal. Get extra crab.
  • Darren T.
    Darren ThompsonJuly 18, 2016
    Seafood! We love this place and stop in every time we visit the area.
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadMarch 26, 2014
    Don't be fooled by the hype, it is definitely all it's CRACKED up to be! Bite Squad delivers your favorite Seattle dishes. Use CHECKIN on bitesquad.com for $10 OFF!
  • Leslie A.
    Leslie AnneApril 29, 2013
    Enjoyed the Alaskan but next time I will just do the crab legs, shrimp was not very tasty to me and the muscles/ class seemed cold
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanJune 8, 2012
    The Crab Pot Is Just SMASHING!! Our Dinner Was PERFECT & DELISH!! I LOVE SEAFOOD!!
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SaulMarch 30, 2012
    No root beer on tap. I asked our server, he said there was and brings me a bottle of root beer...awesome.
  • Sonny S.
    Sonny SpencerMay 11, 2014
    The server never brought us a hammer, bibs or the drink we ordered as we were half way thru our meal. Yet everyone around us got their bibs and hammers.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KendallMay 1, 2015
    Bit of a cheesy tourist place but the fish is good and they throw it on the table to eat with your hands so I like it.
  • Charles ..
    Charles .August 8, 2014
    Alaskan beer was great. Food and service was great
  • Mark D.
    Mark DickensonJanuary 26, 2014
    Oyster Po' Boy - The Crab Pot - Seattle (photo by richm)
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan St JeanJuly 5, 2012
    we always get the crab dip as an appetizer. best in seattle.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MarshallJune 10, 2014
    Great place for a high protein diet, just get a piece of smoked salmon.
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuangAugust 31, 2013
    I love the Alaskan pot! Also the crab cake is wonderful!
  • Bence F.
    Bence FaludiApril 9, 2016
    Life changing event. Seriously. Absurd and fantastic in the same time.
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LynnJuly 28, 2013
    Absolute must while in Seattle. Whereelse ate you encouraged to eat off the table?!
  • Rishi C.
    Rishi ChadhaSeptember 1, 2013
    Get the Crab Cakes. Also, avoid the line and sit at the bar.
  • Jen S.
    Jen Schultz2 weeks ago
    Don't believe the hype. There are plenty of MUCH better restaurants within walking distance. If your idea of good seafood is Long John Silvers, this place is for you --at 5X the price.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle D.December 31, 2011
    Travel Channel says they have root beer on tap. They don't; we tried to get it yesterday and not only do they not have it, according to the waiter, they have never had it
  • BeA K.
    BeA K.August 9, 2016
    The Alaskan was soooooo worth it.
  • Eric
    EricSeptember 27, 2010
    The giant bowl of seafood was great but the service was even better. the waiter ran two blocks to bring my sons small toy to him that was left at the table. out of five stars I give them ten. but ge
  • Brett M.
    Brett MaroneySeptember 5, 2012
    Do not get The West Port or any other dinner specials in the same category with it. The price is not worth it, you will be highly disappointed. Would recommend something else. The ahi started was good
  • Kate M.
    Kate MartinApril 24, 2011
    All of the fried food seafood baskets are overpriced. Get something with crab. I looked on in envy as others ate delicious crab :(
  • Guizheng W.
    Guizheng WangDecember 20, 2015
    Food's great, especially the crabs. Atmosphere is also great at night.
  • Edrea
    EdreaFebruary 23, 2012
    Definitely a cheesy tourist destination but views from the pier are fabulous! And who doesn't want crab bib?! :P
  • Megan S.
    Megan SzymanskiJanuary 13, 2015
    So freakin good! Try the salmon chowder!
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatOctober 5, 2016
    Hahaha, I have been challenged quite a bit! Salmon + Crab combo is suggested
  • Jenny D.
    Jenny D.August 27, 2010
    While there is usually a wait at this tourist trap I still highly enjoy coming here. I especially like the Westport. I do want to check out the one in Bellevue to see if it's less busy.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DickensonJanuary 26, 2014
    Fish n Chips (Cod/Large) - The Crab Pot - Seattle
  • Chlöe W.
    Chlöe WoodDecember 8, 2012
    This place is amazing. You can do a man v seafood challenge! Very tasty
  • Chati W.
    Chati WAugust 27, 2011
    Great place! Try the crab cakes! Had it off the bar menu!
  • Pelu
    PeluSeptember 16, 2014
    Take one of the SEAFEAST, it's a bit pricey but you won't regret it!
  • Russell S.
    Russell SDecember 28, 2015
    The crab crab crab pot was amazing
  • Jay E.
    Jay EaglesonAugust 12, 2013
    Dad claims best crab cake he has ever eaten. He eats a lot of crab cakes.
  • Sara Z.
    Sara ZawackiJuly 26, 2015
    The Alaskan! Also the crab stuffed mushrooms.
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LeeSeptember 9, 2012
    Line goes by really fast and the seafood is super fresh
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FerreiraOctober 31, 2011
    Don't hesitate to order "The Alaskan" which comes with the king crab.
  • Patty S.
    Patty SmithOctober 26, 2015
    The king crab, worth every penny💵
  • foreignfern
    foreignfernAugust 3
    SeaFeast: Clam Pot!!! What else is there? What else does anybody want?!
  • Bridget F.
    Bridget FosseJuly 11, 2016
    The Westport is amazing! Just wish they would hand out wet naps :-)
  • Rob R.
    Rob RichardsonNovember 4, 2011
    Don't listen to the haters, portions are good and crab is delicious
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CJuly 7, 2012
    Delicious pots! --- Sartori's were here!
  • Ruairidh V.
    Ruairidh VoigtJune 3, 2012
    Watch out for flying crab from other tables! Don't wear your new jeans!
  • Shane
    ShaneJanuary 20, 2012
    Don't wear anything nice to this place! It is super messy!
  • Artur R.
    Artur RodriguesMarch 25, 2011
    It is fun and the food is great, but it is not a place to go often.
  • Katya K.
    Katya KilianFebruary 11, 2015
    I wish i could teleport myself or the seafood bucket anytime i want.
  • Julia W.
    Julia W.June 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come with 2 ppl if you want to get the famous crab pots
  • adriana c.
    It's a little crowded so be ready to wait at least 10 min
  • Tony H.
    Tony HuangMarch 29, 2013
    DO NOT get the salmon chowder!!!!!!
  • Elaf A.
    Elaf AAugust 14, 2015
    It was a great experience, everyone loved it.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BusbyAugust 7, 2014
    Spend the 50 bucks and indulge yourself in the shellfish bucket!
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NowakFebruary 15, 2016
    The Westport is my favorite just enough of everything
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SwisherJuly 8, 2015
    EVERYTHING. But be prepared to pay.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HansonlJune 10, 2013
    Not quite as good as we had hoped. We got the "Westport" feast and were pretty disappointed. A lot of the food was still a little dirty and had little to no seasoning or flavor.
  • RichelleMabell
    RichelleMabellSeptember 13, 2011
    Highlight of the Westport seafeast was definitely the dungeness crab! Wish I had more!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MarshallSeptember 2, 2015
    Alaskan Seafest is insane. Calamari was perfect
  • Shannan F.
    Shannan FraserOctober 23, 2016
    Best seafood ever!!!
  • Amy L.
    Amy LeeMay 1, 2013
    If you decide to get the sea feast(which you should!), Do not go here on your first date. Won't be pretty.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MoseleyMarch 23, 2013
    The pirate's punch makes you hammered. It sneaks up on you.
  • Dominic H.
    Dominic HungAugust 29, 2011
    Sweet place for fresh seafood! Fun to mash away with the hammer! haha
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoMarch 11, 2013
    Enjoy the fresh sea foods! Good view and winding.
  • Prachaya S.
    Prachaya SakjumpaApril 19, 2012
    I just love the clam chowder!!! Everything is perfect!! > <
  • Molly K.
    Molly KettlerJuly 19, 2015
    Crab stuffed mushrooms were fantastic!
  • Justine  E.
    Justine  EzarikSeptember 2, 2012
    Get the crabs.
  • Calvin N.
    Calvin NeonardiJune 20, 2013
    Try The Alaskan!
  • Lou P.
    Lou PaskiewiczAugust 19, 2010
    Get a table inside the squeeking pier is like nails on a chalk board.
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkOctober 2, 2011
    The Alaskan for two was so worth it!
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HouwingDecember 9, 2012
    Free appetizer with the coupon from the westin hotel concierge
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherFebruary 23, 2016
    Cisco ingredients bound to tie up your insides for days.
  • Evie R.
    Evie RamosAugust 26, 2013
    Loved the crabs.. This place is awesome!
  • JY
    JYMay 11
    Get the Alaskan! Min 2 person
  • Cat L.
    Cat LamJune 14, 2012
    Crabs are totally worth it just stay off the shrimps
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterOctober 4, 2011
    The more crab you can have dumped on your table the happier you will be Read more
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuJuly 20, 2013
    The strawberry lemonade is so bomb!
  • Simon B.
    Simon BergerMay 8, 2014
    awesome seafood!
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Nikki F.
    Nikki FSeptember 5, 2012
    Crab stuffed mushrooms are amazing
  • True North Empire
    True North EmpireMay 13, 2013
    Always LOVE the feast they dump out on the table!!!
  • Hoyoung J.
    Hoyoung JungJuly 15, 2015
    30불 정도인 해산물 요리를 주문하면 양푼에 가득 담긴 해산물을 테이블에 쏟아 놓고 갑니다. 맛있고 괜찮아요. 8명 일행이었는데 그룹 차지를 따로 받습니다. 5점 만점으로 보면 3.5 정도 됩니다.
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PadillaSeptember 8, 2015
    Un lugar delicioso aquí lo mas recomendable es pedir el platillo alazkeño que tiene King Crab aunque salga caro porque lo es de verdad no importa vale la pena te darán un martillo para la comida
  • Olesya
    OlesyaNovember 29, 2015
    Очень вкусно, приемлемо по цене, сам процесс поедания морепродуктов увлекателен, не быстр, занят делом и пиво идёт в хорошем темпе
  • Adri
    AdriJanuary 28
    É servido um balde que é virado literalmente na sua mesa para você comer. Tem milho, batata, frutos do mar e muita manteiga! Vale a pena a visita!
  • Clarissa L.
    Clarissa LacerdaSeptember 18, 2015
    O restaurante é um pouco caro, mas vale muito a visita. Os caranguejos são enormes e muito saborosos. Ótimo passeio turístico.
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresMay 30, 2015
    Muuito legal!!! 👍🏻 Eles colocam um papel ao longo da mesa e viram potes de marisco, para vc comer😳😃!!! Muito divertido e DELICIOSOOO!!!😋😋
  • Johnny C.
    Johnny CejaOctober 18, 2015
    Definitivamente no puedes perderte la Clam Chowder in Bread. Un must be de Seattle
  • Ken ..
    Ken .UJune 5, 2012
    一番安いプランだと貝ばかりなのでハンマー使う意味がありません。 せめて下から2番目や3番目ぐらいのコースにしましょう。 そうするとカニをハンマーでバコバコ破壊して食事できます。
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