Home illustration

Opened in 2010, The Walrus and The Carpenter marries restaurant to fishing pub. Tallboys, muscadet, piles of chubby oysters and smart plates are served in a lively, approachable space in Old Ballard.


Every day:

4PM - 10PM

Happy Hour

Monday - Thursday:

4PM - 5PM

No Reservations

We are open for indoor and outdoor patio dining. Due to the intimate nature of our dining room and to ensure all guests have a chance to visit, we host guests on a first come, first served basis.

Normandy Dinner

Normandy Dinner returns for the 11th year! Join us on October 22nd for a special fall celebration featuring an outdoor wine and cider reception followed by a multi-course family style meal.

Save your seat
A Poem

O Oysters, come and walk with us!
The Walrus did beseech.
A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach... read more

Washington Oysters Walrus photo 7 Walrus16 Walrus01 Walrus barnacle091 Walrus barnacle025 Walrus barnacle021 Walrus barnacle015 Walrus barnacle014 Walrus barnacle013 Walrus barnacle001 Sea creatures 11 13 17 182 Sea creatures 11 13 17 122 Sea creatures 11 13 17 045 Dsc 0183