Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar

Food & Drink
1916 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101 1916 Pike Place, Seattle Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Seafood, American, Raw, Cafe, Chowder
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Seafood, American, Raw, Cafe, Chowder
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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From Our Editors

The Press Box: Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar

“Beer, Wine, and Food for Thought…”: that’s the motto at Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar. The tiny restaurant is tucked into bustling Pike Place Market, where it serves no-frills seafood in a casual atmosphere. The back-to-basics approach to dining is due to founder and namesake Emmett Watson, a celebrated Seattle newspaper columnist known for championing limitations on urban growth. Read on to discover why this restaurant remains a local favorite:

“At Seattle’s oldest almost exclusively oyster bar, the first of its kind when newspaperman Emmett Watson opened the place in 1979, the menus are written on paper bags, and the oysters are either raw on the half shell or broiled with Parmesan, bacon and “sauce” (read: butter).” – Seattle Magazine

“The . . .lovably torn furniture give[s] the feeling that you've been lucky enough to have stumbled into a locals' hidden hangout where fishing boats dock out back to offload the day's catch. Ok, there may not be a dock but the seafood is some of the freshest you'll find and best for the money.” – Not For Tourists

“Emmett Watson was, of course, the late local columnist and instigator of the Lesser Seattle movement . . .I was reminded of this when I recently took a seat in a booth at Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar; right over me was a big old sign suggesting that if you've got a problem with Seattle traffic, you should move to Albuquerque. Like Watson himself, this is a restaurant that doesn't give a Hangtown Fry whether or not you like it.” – The Stranger

“The best part about Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar is that you can enjoy your oyster lunch on the lush back patio. It’s quiet and green, making you feel like you’ve completely escaped the hustle and bustle of Pike Place.” – Seattle Refined

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Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar

Sun
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon-Thu
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri-Sat
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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