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Ivar's Seafood Bar

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1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 514, Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 734-9169
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ivar's Seafood Bar at Bellis Fair mall

Long a fan of Ivar's seafood chowders, today inquired about and ordered their 'super clams 'n chips'. It was explained to me that their regular clam strips were deep fried from a prepared and frozen state. Over the years we enjoyed these clams strips less and less as the batter over powered the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Lorne N
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Coquitlam, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Long a fan of Ivar's seafood chowders, today inquired about and ordered their 'super clams 'n chips'. It was explained to me that their regular clam strips were deep fried from a prepared and frozen state. Over the years we enjoyed these clams strips less and less as the batter over powered the clams. BUT their 'super clams' they now... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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220 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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
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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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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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Nanaimo
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 514, Bellingham, WA 98226
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 734-9169

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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

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