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Ivar's Seafood Bar

1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 514, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 734-9169
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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Located in the food court in Bellis Fair, Bellingham, I wasn't expecting much from Ivar's Seafood Bar. And when the food arrived, it pretty well was what I had expected. Some reviewers are raving about the clam chowder soup... respectfully, I have to disagree with their compliments. I did not find the clam chowder soup to be all that great;... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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241 reviews 241 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Their chowder is pretty famous; I enjoy dipping my fresh halibut in it. Their fish, chowder and other fare are easy on the pocketbook and always taste wonderful - just like at the wharf!

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My boyfriend kept bugging me to have clam chowder at his favourite spot in Bellis fair. So we came to Ivars. I got the 2 PC panko fish and chips for $6.99 and he got the shrimp and we both got the clam chowder. It was watery but so good! Not like Boudins in San Francisco or chunky with lots... More 

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West Coast, CAnada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Love the chowder and the shrimp dishes are favorites too. The food is consistent, service average and you know what you are going to get.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Some of the best fish and chips of the trip. I never miss and Ivar's when I visit Washington. The food is always good.

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Bellingham, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Ivar's is always busy at Bellis Fair, so I finally gave in and stopped by for lunch. The white clam chowder is pretty good. I enjoyed it very much. However, the fish n chips I ordered weren't as pleasant. The fish was dry, and it had that frozen seafood taste to it. The fries were ok, but I asked for... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

You know, I haven't seen many seafood places in malls so I decided to give this place a try. I had the Alaska Paddock and it was pretty good. It tasted the same as what I was expecting. I don't see why people are complaining about this place, but yet again, this was my first time eating at Ivar's. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

After a day of touring and shopping, my wife and I figured that we'd have a nice seafood feast. Wrong place to do this at!! Prices were average, but portions were minuscule! Felt like we were really putting out our server, which was quite insulting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

Well, they have Ivar's clam chowder which is fabulous. Otherwise, they are expensive, overly priced for what you are getting. The food, other than the chowder, is not great.

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Additional Information about Ivar's Seafood Bar

Address: 1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 514, Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone Number: (360) 734-9169
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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