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4739 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States | (206) 395-9227
Courtesy of The Walrus and the Carpenter
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.

Restaurant
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.