The Walrus and the Carpenter

Cuisine: Seafood

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Award-winning Chef Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins, Bateau, Barnacle, Bar Melusine) partnered with Business Manager Jeremy Price and Developer Chad Dale to realize her long-time vision for an oyster...  Read More


  • Seafood: "There is nearly always a line at this walk-ins hot spot, so arrive early and be prepared to perhaps grab a leisurely drink in a nearby venue like Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet, Percy's & Co., Macleod's Scottish Pub or The Gerald."
  • New and Popular Restaurants: "A recent addition that has made many diners happy at this popular venue: Reservations are now available via OpenTable."
  • Best Restaurants: "The restaurant has recently added extra outdoor seating, reservations can be made on OpenTable, and takeout is available from 4-9 p.m. (find an ordering link on their website)."
  • Romantic Dining: "There is almost always a line at this walk-ins-only hot spot, so arrive early and be prepared to grab a leisurely drink or two at on-site Barnacle or in a nearby venue like Percy's & Co., The Noble Fir or Conor Byrne Pub for a casual pint."
  • Best for Seafood Because: Award-winning Chef Renee Erickson delights at this buzzing spot that perfectly blends the elegance of France with the casual comfort of a local fishing pub.
  • Best for New and Popular Restaurants Because: Although not a new hot spot, Chef Renee Erickson continuously lures loyal fans to this Ballard gem, an absolute must on any Seattle culinary list.
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The Walrus and the Carpenter is a charming Ballard spot to enjoy (or take home!) icy-cold piles of oysters, tasty seasonal plates and creative beverages.
  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Head to Ballard and settle into one of Seattle's most delicious and popular restaurants: The Walrus and Carpenter, owned by award-winning Chef Renee Erickson.

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