Unless you're catching the Water Taxi to West Seattle or hopping a ferry, you probably steer clear of the cruise-ship crowds and Curiosity Shoppes of

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Best Place to Eat Like a Tourist

Elliott's Oyster House

Unless you're catching the Water Taxi to West Seattle or hopping a ferry, you probably steer clear of the cruise-ship crowds and Curiosity Shoppes of the downtown piers. But if so, you're missing out on one of the best deals in town, at Elliott's Oyster House. Looking part rec room and part wooden boat, the back bar at Elliott's showcases over two dozen varieties of oysters. The service is unfailingly friendly, and the absurd cheapness of the progressive oyster happy hour, with oysters starting at 50 cents and increasing in price every half hour, might have you wearing disguises to partake on a regular basis. There's a saying that the best seafood in coast towns is found farthest from the water. But Elliott's serves quality, affordable Northwest seafood, straight up and without gimmicks, in the middle of tourist central. No fanny pack required.—Maggie Savarino

 
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