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Ivar's Salmon House

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Lake Union
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818 (Pacific)
(206) 632-0767
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 139
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Seattle Experience!

Right on the water, Ivar's has that Pacific Northwest ambience that makes you feel right where you are! Great service, and the food was really good. Yummy warm bread and corn muffins with lavender butter are delivered to your table almost immediately. Nice full bar, great micro brews to choose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
cheetagirl
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Mendocino, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Mendocino, CA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Right on the water, Ivar's has that Pacific Northwest ambience that makes you feel right where you are! Great service, and the food was really good. Yummy warm bread and corn muffins with lavender butter are delivered to your table almost immediately. Nice full bar, great micro brews to choose from. I had the smoked salmon chowder to start, very... More 

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Lihue
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We did the outside take away from the walk up station. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. The meal is much less expensive than the sit down and waited upon meal inside. We took our food to the dock in front of the Salmon House to eat on a nice sunny! January day. We sat and watched the boats... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Made a Sunday night reservation for Ivar's Salmon House as the last couple of times we walked up only to find full. Asked for and received a window table with a beautiful western view of Lake Union with Queen Ann hill and the space needle in the background. The server was very attentive and enthusiastic. The menu had a nice... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are looking for the best FISHnCHIPS in Seattle....then you've come to the best spot. This place is just like the one in Mukilteo. Hot location and it has the outside pickup spot and a much bigger INSIDE dining. Inside Dining is where you get more goods....i've done both. But when i'm on my way home from seattle and... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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429 reviews 429 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
431 helpful votes 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went Here for lunch because we wanted something local to the Northwest. The waterfront view of Lake Washington was nice with different types of waterfowl and boats. The service was decent and my Alaskan wild salmon with Brussel Sprouts was delicious. The razor clams that my colleague ordered also looked delicious. Good restaurant

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been coming to the Salmon House for over 30 years. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, a friendly staff, good food, and fantastic views. It is winter now, so I did not sit outside this visit, but sitting my the ship channel on Lake Union in the summer is a great experience you will always remember. I have... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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195 reviews 195 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My son picked this restaurant out and I'm so glad he did! We arrived rather early for dinner and scored a table right by the windows--looking out on the water. The service was attentive but not invasive. The menu was so interesting it took me a long time before I could decide--but I think that pretty much anything would have... More 

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Orange, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The have finished the interior remodel since our last visit - the location is to die for, and their food is all good - the alder smokes salmon varieties are without peer. This is a high quality restaurant with many food selections that is definitely worth the visit!!

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Seattle
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've been coming here for years but our most recent visit was for their New Year's Eve party/buffet. I know, when you hear "buffet" and "New Year's Eve" in the same breath you almost always think of "slop on a table" but this restaurant knows how to put on an appropriate (and substantial) spread and even toss in some booze... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The price was good and the food too. The only problem was to find a parking space. I liked the crabs a lot and only had only tried one piece of the roast beef. The beef itself was not bad too. I will definitely go there again the next time when I am in town

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
    (Pacific)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: (206) 632-0767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?