The Walrus and the Carpenter

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9 / 10

13 expert reviews

“Loyal regulars know well to come early or be prepared to wait for a seat in the homey, historic Kolstrand Building space, all dolled up in cheerful white with conversation-starting lighting.”

– Gayot

Fodor's
"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." Full review
Frommer's
"Taking its name from the Lewis Carroll poem and set at the back of a converted commercial building on shady Ballard Avenue." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Puget Sound waters practically bleed oysters and – arguably – there isn't a better place to knock 'em back raw with a glass of wine or two than the Walrus." Full review
Zagat
""Pay someone to stand in line for you" at this "tiny", "packed-to-the-gills" midpriced Ballard seafooder, where bivalve fans slurp "expertly shucked oysters" at the zinc bar." Full review
Michelin Guide
"This tiny restaurant, with an unlikely name-from a Lewis Carroll poem-has been designated one of the top restaurants in the nation by multiple national news media."
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