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The Walrus and the Carpenter

What do you do in Seattle at 4PM on a Saturday? You go to The Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard, because if you don’t get there right when they unlock their doors, you are going to be waiting for a table for a looong while.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

If you love oysters, you should put dining at the Walrus at top of your list. If you hate oysters, you should also put the Walrus at the top of your list. Huh? 

The Walrus and the Carpenter is most well known for its oysters, but everything else on the menu is so exceptional that any oyster-hater could end up leaving this place happy. Case in point:The Walrus and the CarpenterTheir steak tartare. Raw egg yolk, rye toast. Whoa. I usually don’t order steak tartare, but the bartender said it was the bestso obviously we had to oblige. It was a semi-scary, yet GREAT decision.The Walrus and the CarpenterSmoked trout with lentils, walnut, onion,  and crème fraîche. That lentil mixture on the bottom…HOLY CRAP.The Walrus and the CarpenterHouse Arancini…Because you just can’t go wrong.The Walrus and the CarpenterSpeck! Essentially delicious prosciutto with a dollop of ricotta and persimmon. The Walrus and the CarpenterDinah’s Cheese from Vashon Island with  Ballard Bee co. Honey. An awesome way to end our meal. A huge Thank You to our friend Erin who gave us a gift card for our Wedding gift! We had such a fun date night!

The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, Wa 98107
(206) 395-9227
Daily: 4pm – 10pm

The Walrus and the Carpenter