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Ivar's Seafood

Westfield Mall Food Court, SeaTac, WA 98188
(206) 248-0012
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Ranked #13 of 59 restaurants in SeaTac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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78% Recommend
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English first
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I like all the Ivar's. Both the restaurants and the Seafood Bars. But for travelers this one is accessible. It is inside SeaTac Airport and inside TSA security. So get through the checkpoint and sit down for a nice fish and chips or Clam Chowder.......white, not red! Hey and not Salmon chowder... get the white.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Passing through Seattle I thought some clam chowder would be good. It would appear that there is room for improvement as the operation is somewhat disorganized, so if you are in a hurry you might want to make another choice. As to quality, the chowder was warm on the top part, and only a bit warmer deeper into the bowl...definitely... More

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San Diego, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was in Seattle for only a few days, so Ivar's in the airport was my last chance at getting some seafood. It did not disappoint. Got a salmon dinner, salmon salad and clam chowder. All were delicious. They told us that it would be 10 minutes, but it actually ended up being closer to 20 min. Lucky for us,... More

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Kasilof, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Clam Chowder is just the best as are the specialty fish dishes. Service always top-notch, big-city pricing reasonable.

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Northern California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

SeaTac has a number of nicely presented dining options, including the "usual suspects". Ivar's, a Seattle staple for years, has a takeaway booth which initially gave me cause for concern - how often do you find good airport food, how often do you find good foodstand food, and can the combo be any good? Well, yes. Ivar's had pleasant and... More

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Darby, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great little gem in the Westfield Mall Food Court. During a rainy day and watching a movie at the Cineplex came across this place. One at Pike's Public Market but couldn't get to it and here was a small café. The Halibut (3-piece) Fish and Chips were perfectly cooked, flaky, golden crust and moist inside. Flavorful and great price.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

good airport food. you can pretend you are waiting for a ferry and there is a nice seating area with a view of the planes

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Marietta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I realized my brief (2 hour) layover in Seattle would fall at my lunch time as I was on an early flight from the east coast. After doing a little research, I chose Ivar's, and I am glad I did. Not only were the fish and chips hot and delicious, the price had me wondering if I was actually in... More

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Victoria, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at Ivars in Seattle airport. Very reasonably priced, cooked to order halibut with Caesar salad was $15. The service was truly amazing for a seafood bar. I was called by name, and thanked for waiting. Very highly recommended.

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Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I've taken out chowder twice recently. I was impressed with the friendliness and prompt service since I was taking out.

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