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The Crab Pot

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Seattle Central Business District, Seattle
  • Daniel M.
    "Get the bowl with the hammer, it's gonna be good for you!"(9 Tips)
    Hillary N.
    "The Westport is my favorite just enough of everything"(7 Tips)
    "Take one of the SEAFEAST, it's a bit pricey but you won't regret it!"(5 Tips)
    Rob R.
    "Don't listen to the haters, portions are good and crab is delicious"(61 Tips)
159 Tips and reviews
  • crab
  • hammer
  • lively
  • chowder
  • clams
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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!
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
    Better than the Bellevue branch, but finding parking and getting a table is a pain. Food's well worth it though. Smash away!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • dickwyn
    dickwynFebruary 13
    Love the spices that they boil with the seafood. Good stuff in general but the prawns are not so fresh
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • Darren T.
    Darren ThompsonJuly 18, 2016
    Seafood! We love this place and stop in every time we visit the area.
  • 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
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanJune 8, 2012
    The Crab Pot Is Just SMASHING!! Our Dinner Was PERFECT & DELISH!! I LOVE SEAFOOD!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • BeA K.
    BeA KuglerAugust 9, 2016
    The Alaskan was soooooo worth it.
  • Edrea
    EdreaFebruary 23, 2012
    Definitely a cheesy tourist destination but views from the pier are fabulous! And who doesn't want crab bib?! :P
  • 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.
  • Megan S.
    Megan SzymanskiJanuary 13, 2015
    So freakin good! Try the salmon chowder!
  • Chati W.
    Chati WAugust 27, 2011
    Great place! Try the crab cakes! Had it off the bar menu!
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