Elliott's boasts a 21-foot raw bar, behind which you'll find seafood from up and down the West Coast. Look for bivalves from the nearby San Juan Islands and Puget Sound among the 30-or-so varieties on offer. If you're not in the mood for oysters, the signature Dungeness crab is the thing to try: Stick with just butter or live dangerously with the spicy, grilled version.
True raw bar obsessives should stop in right at 3 pm on weekdays for the progressive oyster happy hour. The raw bar jockeys pick 'em, and you buy 'em for 50 cents each. Every 30 minutes the price per half-shell goes up 20 cents. If you play it right, you could snag two dozen oysters for less than 15 bucks.
Elliott's drink menu steers away from the champagne and beer you usually see at raw bars--though the restaurant certainly has both. But rum is what you're after here. If you don't fancy a glass of aged Flor de Caña, try the Hemingway Daquari: lime, maraschino liqueur and Appleton rum served up.
Elliott's is right on the water, at Pier 56, just a few blocks from Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum. Don't forget your umbrella!
[Photo: Kent Wang]