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The Walrus and the Carpenter

  • 4743 Ballard Ave. N.W. Map It
  • Ballard
  • Seafood

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

Chef-owner Renee Erickson was inspired by the casual oyster bars of Paris to open this bustling shoebox of a restaurant on the south end of Ballard Avenue (in the rear of a historic brick building, behind Staple+Fancy). Seats fill fast at the zinc bar and the scattered tall tables where seafood fans slurp on fresh-shucked kusshis and shigokus and other local oysters, but the menu also offers refined small plates like grilled sardines with shallots and walnuts or roasted greengage plums in cream. Arrive soon after the 4 pm opening or you may be in for an exceptionally long wait. Check out Erickon's tiny Barnacle bar next door if you decide to stick it out.

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4743 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle, Washington, 98107, United States

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  • Reservations not accepted

Published 04/05/2016


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