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: Daily 4 pm-10 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
New American, Seafood
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating
Mon-Thu 4-6 pm ($1 off drafts and select cocktails; half off oysters 4-5 pm; 25 percent off oysters 5-6 pm).