Our Favorite Seattle Seafood Restaurants

These Top Seattle seafood restaurants are in Seattle Southside!

Recently my family and I headed to Seattle Southside, a convenient destination right in Seattle’s backyard to celebrate my hubby’s birthday. One of the amazing experiences we had was discovering some of the best Seattle seafood restaurants.

We love our seafood and of course being west coast people let’s just say we expect nothing less than fresh seafood cooked in tantalizing dishes. Seattle Southside did not disappoint, especially when it came to two of the best Seattle seafood restaurants we’ve ever been to Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines and Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grill at Redondo Beach in Des Moines. My mouth is practically watering right now thinking of the delectable food we had at both restaurants.

seattle seafood restaurants

Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grill is set in a picturesque setting that even when it’s partly downcast is still beautiful. The sun is trying to shine through making the reflection on the water even prettier.

Anthony’s Homeport Des Moines

Each restaurant had its own charm and specialties. You simply can’t go wrong going to either restaurant. In fact you’ll want to go to both because as I’ve mentioned the food is just amazing. We went to Anthony’s Homeport for my hubby’s birthday dinner as he was craving steak and lobster. We went in late January so it was dark when we were at the restaurant, sadly I could not get my own photos of the lovely scenery but Anthony’s was kind enough to share this photo.

Photo Credit: Anthony's Restaurants

Photo Credit: Anthony’s Restaurants

While we haven’t been to this location before we have been to an Anthony’s in the Seattle area. We’re always impressed with their high level of service, quality and freshness of their seafood and the variety of gourmet dishes on the menu.

Due to the lovely soft lighting my photos can’t due the food justice. Despite the low lighting conditions you can still see how delicious the food is at Anthony’s. We started with one of my all time favourites coconut prawns. In fact it’s Anthony’s coconut prawns by which I compare all others, very few if any measure up to the quality and fantatstic taste of Anthony’s coconut prawns.

The food

seattle seafood restaurants Coconut Prawns

While coconut is not my hubby’s favourite, even he can’t resist the coconut prawns from Anthonys. There’s nothing shrimpy about this dish, if you’re not careful you can start to feel full from just these coconut prawns but they are worth every delicious bite.


My hubby and I both had the lobster, except his was lobster and steak. I have to admit that in all my years of eating lobster tail at various restaurants all over the world, the lobster tails we had at Anthony’s were the largest ones we’ve ever had. To say we were in heaven would be an understatement. I might have had melting butter dripping down my chin but I didn’t care as I was enjoying this lobster oh so much.


Between the coconut prawns and our lobster meals we were happily stuffed. I wish I had the chance to try the halibut above but that just gives me something to try the next we are there. Our daughter is not as big of a seafood fan as we are but she loves steak and burgers so she had some yummy sliders. There are choices for kids, teens and picky eaters so bravo Anthony’s on that!

anthony's desserts

My daughter had hoped to have dessert but she was so full so she’ll be dreaming of their dessert menu for next time. From the service to the amazing food Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines is one of the top Seattle Seafood restaurants. It’s a higher end atmosphere making it great for date night, special occasions or just when you want to treat yourself.

Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grill at Redondo Beach, Des Moines

salty's view

The View

The very next morning we were treated to brunch at Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grill which is now also on our list of top Seattle seafood restaurants. Going there for thew view alone is worth it. Whether it’s a rainy day or the sun is shining bright you can’t help but enjoy the water view.

The Food

The food is another example of seafood delight. Their Sunday brunch buffet is extremely popular and now we know why, it’s amazing.

  • crab legs
  • prawns
  • smoked salmon lochs
  • Eggs Benedict
  • omelettes to order
  • roast beef
  • desserts and more.

My daughter the picky eater was in heaven. There were so many dishes for her to select from, this is a rare occurence for this girl. She almost didn’t know where to start.

Chicken & Waffles

salty's chicken and waffles

She pulled it together and went for some old favourites like waffles and bacon but as she’s heard about “chicken & waffles” she grabbed some chicken too. I also went with a bit of a southern theme to start and with my eggs Benedict added some biscuits & gravy to my plate.

salty's southern stuff

The restaurant was full but the buffet food all looked fresh and we weren’t waiting in line for anything. I’m not sure how they managed it but oh so good.


There was so much to delight in that you almost felt like you were the see food I’ll eat it mode but I restrained a bit and went next for my favourite crab legs. I wasn’t the only one, I saw people going to get plate after plate of these yummy crab legs. Very fresh and oh so good and they kept your melted butter warm at your table. Hubby alternated between the crab legs, prawns and roast beef. I did have a slice of the beef and it was very tender.

salty's crab

Oh the desserts

However, I admit my priority for this brunch was dessert. Since I was too full the night before for dessert I was determined to try some at Salty’s. When you’re looking at a chocolate fountain (yes my daughter indulged in that one) and this row of desserts how could you resist?

salty's desserts

So resist we did not, I would get us all a few bite sized desserts to try between all three of us. Okay so the creme brulee is not bite sized but we all shared it 😉

more desserts

Favourite Desserts

We each selected a favourite from all the ones we tried from the dessert buffet. Can you guess who liked what?

Mini Cupcakes – Red Velvet 

salty's mini cupcakes

Key Lime Pie Bite with Meringue

salty's key lime

Chocolate cup with a cream filling

salty's chocolate

Everything was delicious at Salty’s and oh so fresh. The brunch is a fabulous deal with most of their Sunday brunches being $45 for adults, children 9-13 $29.99 Children 5-8 $14.99 & kids 4 & under are free. Remember endless crab legs, seafood, roast beef, well too much food to list. That’s an amazing prize. We were so full that we only needed a snack for dinner. We will definitely go to Salty’s the next time we’re in the area or I might have to plan a trip just to go to Salty’s.

Now you can see why Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines and Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grill in Seattle Southside are two of the best Seattle seafood restaurants!

You should also check out these other great Seattle restaurants Famous Dave’s BBQ and Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar. Seattle Southside has so much to offer. We enjoyed these restaurants as well, read more HERE.

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  1. Lauryn R says:

    This sounds like an awesome place! I have never been a fan of seafood, so when I do eat it I definitely want it to be super fresh! This is definitely a place to visit, thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  2. Kobi Hensley says:

    We’ve been to Salty’s but never tried Anthony’s, we’ll have to go there next time we’re in Seattle! Thanks for the recommendation, the food looks amazing!

  3. Kristi F says:

    I would love to try these two, especially Salty’s. I’ve been to a few great seafood restaurants in Seattle, one of the reasons I love visiting there!

  4. It all looks good. I’m glad I’ve eaten tonight, so I’m not starving while looking at these yummy creations.

  5. The food looks fabulous! My hubby would eat nothing but the key lime bites! Beautiful presentation of food!

  6. I’m going to Seattle this summer and can’t wait to head to Salty’s. Thank you so much! This is going to be so helpful.

  7. Fredelisa Feliz says:

    ??? I’m in love, that’s amazing

  8. Fredelisa Feliz says:

    ??? I’m in love

  9. Anabella Guillén says:

    I want to go there and try everything!

  10. LAMusing says:

    Those photos are making me hungry!

  11. UnicornPink says:

    How cute everything looks!

  12. Shekeilah says:

    I love seafood!

  13. Laverne Gaudan says:

    This blog made my mouth all watery! LOL. Lovely pics and lovely post!

  14. Love it!

  15. Sandra A Beeman says:

    I sure wish we had a restaurant of two close to home for excellent seafood dishes! because, we don’t, we end up bvrnging our food home from the grocery store to cook and eat.

  16. Jessica Rouse says:

    Wow! This looks like such a great experience. I can’t wait to take my boyfriend he will love it.

  17. denise smith says:

    the food looks so good what a beautiful view i would love to visit

  18. Sherry Keef says:

    Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grill looks like the food is really well presented and probably tastes even better.
    I love my seafood.

  19. Cynthia Gaarder says:

    Love a good seafood place 🙂

  20. Thank you for sharing. I will be jotting down the names of the restaurants for the future. Seattle is one of our favorite cities to visit and my husband is a big seafood fan so this will be a great help to us!

  21. Margot C says:

    When in Seattle obviously the place to go. I could eat crab legs all day long.

  22. sunchicka says:

    I enjoyed reading your reviews. It was very thoughtful and informative.

  23. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    These two restaurants sound awesome! The views were wonderful. That brunch looked yummy!

  24. It’s funny how they the take a small portion and fan it out on the plate and add garnish to make it look good. I say just give me the food. I’m going to eat it, not admire it.

    • Powered by Mom says:

      Hey Lisa, not sure where you’re talking about as neither of these restaurants had small portions, so much food it was crazy 🙂

  25. Wow either you take extra good pictures, or this food looks so amazing, good thing I had a good breakfast, I might be tempted to drive across the country right now! I’d like to try every single one of these yum!

  26. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This food looks so good. I love the views at these restaurants also. If I ever get to visit there I will check this out. Thank you so much for sharing

  27. I was born in Seattle but moved at a very young age so I don’t remember anything about it. These foods look amazing.

  28. DENISE LOW says:

    The food and the view looks so wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  29. Nancy Burgess says:

    The food all looks so good.That is a very big lobstertail.

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