Where to Eat Seafood for Happy Hour

To live in the Pacific Northwest is to know good seafood. Seattle’s location on the Puget Sound lends the city to the freshest catches. So where do discerning palates flock when the clock strikes happy hour? These spots are serving up saltwater treasures at some of the best prices across the seven seas.

Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations

Hop a ferry to Bainbridge Island or dine seaside in Port Townsend for happy hour specials including a seasonal rotation of shellfish, prawns, and more fresh seafood bites, plus deals on well drinks, draft beers, wine by the glass, and signature cocktails. Each location observes its own happy hour schedule, with one late afternoon/early evening shift and a late-night, bar-only option.

Duke's Chowder House | Multiple locations

Duke’s robust happy hour menu features its namesake Award-Winning (gluten-free!) Clam Chowder and several small plates starring the freshest shellfish, salmon, calamari, and many more options sure to appeal to a rainbow of cravings. Pair with cocktail favorites from classic to fruity, sparkling and house wines, well drinks, or even a bucket of chilled Coronas to share with the table for just over ten bucks. With a 100-percent sustainable seafood rating to boot, it's no wonder this joint receives high marks from seafood critics!

Flying Fish | 300 Westlake Ave N | 206-728-8595

At Flying Fish, happy hour means fresh half-shell oysters for one dollar each. What more motivation could a shellfish lover need? Fish tacos, poke, fish and chips, and Dungeness crab push this menu above and beyond. Pair your order with a glass of red, white, or rosé, beer on tap, or a classic cocktail. Choose from two happy hour windows all week long, or pop in anytime on Sundays for round-the-clock cheap eats.

McCormick & Schmick's Harborside | 1200 Westlake Ave N | 206-270-9052

The harborside Seattle location of the McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant network enjoys a killer front seat view of South Lake Union. Daily happy hour in the downstairs bar serves up pub food favorites alongside seasonal seafood (current options include Penn Cove mussels, fish tacos, or coconut shrimp) and a selection of cocktail, beer, and wine staples.

Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar | Multiple locations

Sample the Sound’s best bivalves, caught fresh by the folks at Taylor Shellfish and served up at any of three Seattle locations. Freshly shucked oysters are naturally in order at any Oyster Bar happy hour, and here you can get yours straight up or served in a shot glass with cocktail sauce and vodka or jalapeno-infused tequila. Stop in between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Queen Anne and Pioneer Square locations or between 2 and 4 p.m. next to Melrose Market on Capitol Hill.