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Ivar's Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818 (Lake Union)
(206) 632-0767
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Ranked #229 of 3,446 Restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $8 - $32
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lake Union
Cross street: Pacific
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Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I've been to the salmon house everytime I'm in Seattle and ever since I was a child. The food is good both at the fish bar and in the restaurant. Personally, sitting on the water with some chowder, and fish and chips is the perfect dinner or lunch and I would highly recommend stopping by if you're in the area!

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Wainwright, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a great setting - the water front, great decor and super food. Service was excellent, friendly waiters, and atmosphere was unique. Five of us sure enjoyed the super meal before the Mariner-Blue Jay game, Good variety of choices as well.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a must go while in Seattle. I take family visiting from out of state here for the great seafood and the nice ambiance and water view. When the weather's nice, sit dockside for an enjoyable relaxing meal. Watch the boats, kayaks, sup-ers go by and the drawbridge go up for the tall masted ships. Try the Alder planked... More

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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We love visiting Ivar's when we come to Seattle. This was our first time visiting the Salmon House. We loved the NW decor and the view of the water and Seattle. Our waitress came to our table rightaway and was really nice and very helpfull ! First, my wife and I had the clam chowder which we think is the... More

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Newcastle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ambience is good, as well as attentive waiters, nice view of the water and it has moorage for your boat and access to the restaurant, different kinds of seafood and steak.Salmon is what ordered and Good quality and tasteful. You need to make a reservation as it's a full house during dinner. Will be back again.

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Payson, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When in Seattle, you must go to an Ivar's for their salmon and clam chowder. Try their Salmon Sampler to really widen your culinary expertise. Sit outside on a nice day. They have two beautiful decks. Both have the view of the Space Needle and one has the view of the bridge that opens for the tall boats. This is... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Every time we are in the Seattle area, we make it a point to go to Ivar's and it never disappoints. Service and support staff were incredible and were a big part of the enjoyable experience. Always be sure to call ahead a make a reservation, this is a very popular spot.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews 209 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Why go to the Salmon House and order chicken?? LOL So, I never really ate Salmon. I was nervous and went with the Salmon Sampler - HIGHLY recommended! 3 type of salmon - King, Sockeye, Coho. I started with the King and never stopped. I was advised that I would not get this fresh or quality of salmon back east,... More

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Sammamish, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You can eat in the Restaurant with all the service and excellent dishes, but if you want the same taste a half price order you fish and chips or Clam Chowder in the outside bar and enjoy the view next to the lake.

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Glide, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We love the character and overall atmosphere of the place. There is so much to see inside you never seem to get tired of it and the view of the canal is fantastic. The food is so good it never seems to get to your table fast enough even the service is truly good. Don't miss this one if anywhere... More

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