Renee Erickson runs this celebrated Ballard oyster bar, which also serves local clams and mussels, house-smoked fish, frites, and specialty meats, and everybody who eats here loves all of it.
The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW,
Hours: 4 p.m.-10 p.m. daily
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Outdoor Seating
New American, Seafood
Full Menu, Happy Hour
Mon-Thu 4-6 pm ($1 off drafts and select cocktails; half off oysters 4-5 pm; 25 percent off oysters 5-6 pm).