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Cutters Crabhouse, Seattle, WA

Cutters Crabhouse

4.2
4.2
2537 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Cutters Crabhouse seafood restaurant, WHERE FRESH SEAFOOD COMES ASHORE ®, is located in downtown Seattle near the historic Pike Place Market. We have a quarter-century long tradition of serving the freshest Northwest seafood including crab, salmon, clams, shrimp, halibut and more. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Elliott Bay waterfront while dining on the "perfect taste" of Seattle.

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Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 448-4884

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Moore

  • Catering

    Our catering menu delivers the same superior made-from-scratch food quality experienced in our restaurant. We offer a full array of catering options that can be customized to meet your needs, budget and event style. To submit your request select "Book an Event" below and be sure to clarify Catering in your request or call 206-448-4884 to order.

  • Private party facilities

    Cutters Bayhouse presents The Bayroom for private dining and entertaining. Located adjacent to historic Pike Place Market and Victor Steinbrueck Park, truly in the heart of the city of Seattle. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (866) 945-9199

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    Lenora & Western

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Free Downtown Shuttle!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Scenic View

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  1. NM

    NancyM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! Waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive.

  2. SR

    SandyR

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner when enjoying the view. Both of us had salmon dishes prepared differently and both were delicious. Our only criticism was that our waitress wasn’t at all welcoming. The manager was lovely though and helped see us out.

  3. G

    Glenn

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We had a fantastic dinner. The Halibut special was fresh and a wonderful presentation. Service was excellent, even though they were short staffed like everyone these days.

  4. B

    Bill

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The food (crab) was lukewarm at best and incredibly over priced. It was very loud in the restaurant. The waiter tried hard and was very pleasant but forgot the beverages.

  5. BS

    BeckyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Beautiful View. Was very busy. Service was slow. Food was great.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food quality was less than expected

  7. SN

    aSeattleNativeSon

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ypu can not beat the view from Cutters of the Seattle harbor. Ferries, sail boats and a giant cruise ship docked just to the right against the pier. Our busperson and waiter were very attentative, funny, thorough, super!! Food was spectacular to match the view. Fresh seafood prepared perfectly. A great place to take out-of-town guests short of the Space Needle.

  8. PM

    PegM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was very attentive - from the time we walked in the door to leaving they honored our request for a window table, the owner remembered my name and remembered that I had called about parking Our waiter Ben was very friendly and helpful Would highly recommend

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The staff was excellent, the food was good, and the view is great.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Just an off night for them

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very familiar with the brand. However, I didn't think the service was equal to brand expectations.

  12. A

    Alis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    We ate at Cutters after getting back into Seattle from Alaska. We just had an itch for one more night of seafood and we found our experience underwhelming. The cod in the fish and chips was tasty but very heavily breaded. The spicy ahi roll had plenty of tuna but no spice. The fisherman’s sampler was, just not worth the 140.00 price tag. A lot of nearly empty and over cooked crab legs with couscous. The stand outs were the Manila clams and the cheesecake. I’m sure our server was busy with other tables, but it felt like slow service.

  13. KO

    KevinO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Brought seven people for a celebration dinner for my daughter's law school graduation. It was forgettable. The service, aside from the sommelier, was awful and choppy. I was charged market price ($95) for king crab legs, which were -- at best -- the same size as the snow crab legs ($40) of one of our guests. We ordered three appetizes. Two of the three were not what we ordered. The replacements were slow to come. The check still listed the appetizers we did not order. Avoid

  14. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Don’t waste your time, or money. This restaurant is over rated and understaffed. The entrees are terrible.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing!! The exotic mojito was so good!!

  16. JE

    JoeE

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great view, great service and awesome food!

  17. BH

    BHKitten

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    The food has really gone downhill, service very lacking, used to be the best place ever - now I wouldn’t go back again! No value, no high quality food, no reason to be that special place anymore.

  18. JS

    JohnS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food on a busy Monday. Dining out these days is still a challenge.

  19. k

    keka

    Las Vegas

    205 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Fish and chips were disappointing. Batter was thick heavy snd not very crispy. Poke had bits of avocado and green onions. Fried tortilla chips were nice accomplishment

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    unfortunately this was one of the most disappointing dining experiences I have ever had. I went with a table of four on Mother’s Day/ my birthday to celebrate. We got appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks. To start off we had salads. My berry goat cheese salad was okay, my dad got a Cesar salad and asked for extra anchovies on the side. His anchovies arrived twenty minutes after the salad and by that point he was already done. The waiter was annoyed and scoffed at us after we said we didn’t need them anymore since twenty minutes had gone by. Entrees were a disaster. My salmons was severely over cooked while my parents was underdone, his was literally raw and cold in the middle and he couldn’t eat it. My mom ordered a filet medium, it came out under rare so we asked for it to be cooked a little more to medium. It came back well done it was inedible so we took it home for the dogs. At this point everyone else was done with their entrees so my mom decided she would just have some dessswrt, still being hungry. We also ordered king crab for $100 a pound and it was dry and the pieces were small and so dissapointing for the price :( I got a birthday bread pudding for dessert and it was alright. The drinks were good but our server ended up only coming over ever 30-40 minutes so we often waited a long time for a drink/ to order next courses. I get it was busy on Mother’s Day but for the price we paid (over $500 with tip) it was so so disappointing especially while celebrating my birthday and Mother’s Day. I wouldn’t go back or reccomend it.

  22. JG

    JamesG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phil the host manager, was excellent. Great presence, attitude, professionalism and connects with his staff as well as guests. Beth our server was awesome. She had great energy was friendly, tentative, and helped us enjoy our time there. The food was above expectation, flavor and done to perfection. The drinks were our first delight, the chocolate cake was our last. Definitely will be back again and again.

  23. CK

    ConnieK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Mother's Day

  24. NR

    NasirR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great seafood but don't order the Sushi. Thankfully the server took it off the bill.

  25. S

    Sean

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, drinks, everything was as it should be. Very well done.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    We made a reservation for Mother’s Day for 11am and thought there was a brunch menu. When we arrived, we were handed the regular lunch menu. We ran into a friend upon leaving and they told us they received a phone call that the brunch was cancelled the day before. Our waiter was nice but forgot to point out that the kid’s meals (which are a great deal) came with a choice of drink and dessert. The kid’s red sauce pasta does come with onions in the sauce. Just a heads up. It’s not plain. So sadly my picky kid didn’t want to eat it so we asked them to see if they could make plain pasta. They did it for us and charged us another full kids meal price. So overall, the food was good and the kid’s meal is a great deal but attention to service and detail was average. I’m an easy person to please and know waiting tables is a hard profession but these are easy fixes that could have made an experience much, much better.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great service from Josh and the view was beautiful. Portions were plentiful and tasty.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Was special occasion birthday dinner and they didn’t remember it was kinda a bummer thé service was ok ..

  29. C

    Cuissineamateur60

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The clams were so fresh. Service excellent and very nice view of the bay. This place is away of the tourist oriented food places which are not as high quality as in Cutters Crabhouse.

  30. R

    Robert

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The cocktail I had was delicious and so where the food and the service

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent fresh seafood. Service was perfect, could not have asked for better from the server

  32. AE

    ArtE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wide selection of fish and shellfish. Nice cocktails.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    I have been coming to Cutters Crab House for > 30 years. For this occasion, the food was delicious as usual with the exception of the snow crab being undercooked and not split making it impossible to get into. That being said, the problem was quickly fixed but required new crab to be cooked which made dinner for one instead of two. The ambience was perfect! A little loud but was not a problem. The waitress was not very attentive. She forgot the salad we had ordered and she only remembered when we brought it to her after waiting a period of time for her to return. She finally brought it near the end of our dinner. Otherwise, it was a good experience.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great host and server. Manager is amazing first time and it won’t be our last. When we visit again we know exactly where to come.

  35. JJ

    JJLJ40

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place in the heart of downtown Seattle. Fish was awesome

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing restaurant and great food

  37. D

    Disappointed

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    staff good. food average. noise is pub level. There are many less expensive restaurants with better food.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Fish undercooked. Wrong fish sent out. Sent back twice. Food was mediocre at best but very expensive. Despite the blunders nothing credited on bill. Very very over rated and tourist trap kind of place. Please look elsewhere. Second time visiting Seattle area in last year. Way more better choices and restaurants than this.

  39. J

    Jason

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Not currently operating at the level of their peers in the Landry's stable in terms of pacing in the front or back of the house. Skip the smoky bourbon cocktail that the menu promises to be a show - they can't get it to work table-side despite multiple attempts. Know that "avocado lime salsa" means "guacamole" when you order the fresh catch. And know that the seafood trio pasta will be dominated by salmon with only a nod to crab.

  40. s

    shanerm15

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was incredible. Food was out of this world! We celebrated our anniversary and this place knock it out of the park with the views, food and service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cutters Crabhouse using the Order Online button. Cutters Crabhouse also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cutters Crabhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 448-4884.

Cutters Crabhouse is rated 4.2 stars by 2537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Cutters Crabhouse

2001 Western Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lenora & Western

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Free Downtown Shuttle!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Moore

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 448-4884

  • Catering

    Our catering menu delivers the same superior made-from-scratch food quality experienced in our restaurant. We offer a full array of catering options that can be customized to meet your needs, budget and event style. To submit your request select "Book an Event" below and be sure to clarify Catering in your request or call 206-448-4884 to order.

  • Private party facilities

    Cutters Bayhouse presents The Bayroom for private dining and entertaining. Located adjacent to historic Pike Place Market and Victor Steinbrueck Park, truly in the heart of the city of Seattle. Please contact us for details.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (866) 945-9199

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