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4739 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States | (206) 395-9227

price range

$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)

cuisine

Eclectic, Seafood, American

features

Foodie magnet, Notable chef

neighborhood

Ballard
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There's a bit of Alice in Wonderland-inspired whimsy at this oyster bar—a coral-inspired chandelier, wild drawings by a local artist, and a staff that doesn't take themselves too seriously. Once you score a seat in the tiny, lively space—you can wander up Ballard Avenue while you wait, and it might be around two hours—any seafood order will be delicious and shareable. Oysters are a must, as are the blackened brussels sprouts, and steak tartare. Choose a glass of white wine from their robust menu, or opt for one of their excellent and creative drinks, like the black magic, with tequila, blood orange, and campari.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

There's a bit of Alice in Wonderland-inspired whimsy at this oyster bar—a coral-inspired chandelier, wild drawings by a local artist, and a staff that doesn't take themselves too seriously. Once you score a seat in the tiny, lively space—you can wander up Ballard Avenue while you wait, and it might be around two hours—any seafood order will be delicious and shareable. Oysters are a must, as are the blackened brussels sprouts, and steak tartare. Choose a glass of white wine from their robust menu, or opt for one of their excellent and creative drinks, like the black magic, with tequila, blood orange, and campari.