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Ivar's Seafood

Westfield Mall Food Court, SeaTac, WA 98188
(206) 248-0012
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Ranked #12 of 59 restaurants in SeaTac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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  • English first
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English first
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120 reviews 120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Had the fish and chips with cup of chowder and a drink - $16. Fish was only ok and the fries were cold. I wasn't expecting much but even this was a letdown. Good luck to anyone else trying this.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is the best claim chowder in the world - bar none. The perfect balance of potatoes and clams - in a rich white base that is not too heavy but certainly not watery. Great flavor - it is perfection. Located in the main terminal - the service is excellent - the line moves fast. Its worth the walk.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very nice location in the Sea-Tac airport. Great to be able to grab a quick, but delicious dinner before boarding the plane. Fish was cooked to perfection and piping hot. The combo came with fries, which were okay, but next time I will switch fries for coleslaw. The fries weren't crisp, they had a soggy consistency, but... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Get the halibut versus the cod for a light texture and taste. Cod is great, but the halibut makes it even better! Great service every time I come through the Seattle airport.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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523 reviews 523 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've always wanted to eat at Ivar's and it looks like this might be my last chance. This location is take-out only. We ordered the halibut and chips. The halibut was perfectly cooked to a light golden brown and oh so delicate. Wonderful! The chips were soggy. The high rating is for the halibut.

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Olympia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
60 helpful votes 60 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 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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