Fodor's Expert Review The Walrus and the Carpenter

$$$ Ballard Seafood

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 a long wait. Check out Erickon's tiny Barnacle bar next door if you decide to stick it out.

Seafood Lively Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

4743 Ballard Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington  98107, USA

206-395–9227

www.thewalrusbar.com

Known For:
  • Oysters
  • Small plates
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted

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