The Walrus and the Carpenter

The Walrus and the Carpenter is an oyster bar in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

The Walrus and the Carpenter, from Renee Erickson and partners, blends the elegance of France with the casual comfort of a local fishing pub. “The idea is to serve the highest quality food and drink in a space that is stripped of pretense and feels like home.”

The restored Kolstrand building on the south end of Ballard Avenue, is the perfect home for this rustic, light-filled, oyster haven.

In addition to oysters, check out our menu that includes locally harvested clams and mussels, house smoked fish, and specialty meats. A full selection of wine, craft cocktails, and beer are also available.

Starting today until the 28th, come in and have a Cocktail for a Cause! We'll be donating $1 to ACLU Nationwide from every specialty cocktail we pour at The Walrus and the Carpenter and all the other Sea Creatures spots: Barnacle, The Whale Wins, Bateau, Bar Melusine, and General Porpoise Doughnuts. Cheers!

Spot prawn crudo, dashi, roe, prawn panna cotta, puffed rice.

Sweet meat squash borani, savory granola, feta, flatbread.

Beets, smoked labneh, pistachio, fennel, pickled turmeric onion.

Nautical News from Sea Creatures

Nautical News from Sea Creatures

Spot prawn crudo, sunchoke purée, charred leeks, lime zest.

Wine & Spirits Magazine | Carrie Omegna of Seattle’s The Walrus and the Carpenter on Well-Aged Muscadet and Fresh Cabernet Franc Blanc

Our beverage program manager Carrie shares with Wine & Spirits Magazine some stories behind the carefully-chosen wines and cocktails on our menu! Restaurant Poll Top » 2017 » Carrie Omegna of Seattle’s The Walrus and the Carpenter on Well-Aged Muscadet and Fresh Cabernet Franc Blanc

So much gratitude to the wonderful Hama Hama Oysters team for another tasty, educational and memorable outing. We love your oysters!


Culinary Team

Executive Chef, Renee Erickson
Chef de Cuisine, Bobby Palmquist




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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 10pm
Tuesday 4pm - 10pm
Wednesday 4pm - 10pm
Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 4pm - 10pm
Sunday 4pm - 10pm
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