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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 #212 of 3,452 Restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $8 - $32
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My family and I came here on a weeknight while on vacation. Our reservation was honored within 5 minutes of arrival and we even got our wish of getting a window table. The view of Lake Union from the North end (by UW) was mesmerizing as was the strange view of the two bridges that cross over near the restaurant.... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great service, great ambience, and world class food; what more could you ask for?! I was do impressed by the menu options and the staff'a explanations and recommendations. My salmon was the best I've had. By the way, you're crazy if you order anything but salmon!

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Barrington, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Ivar's Salmon House was absolutely wonderful from being seated within five minutes of arrival, to the wonderful tasting coconut prawns, clam chowder, and the salmon sampler. The views on to the water with boats, kayaks and paddle boarders was very pleasant. The Space Needle is also in view down the end of the water.

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San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was an accidental find, after coming out of the Ferry Terminal on the same waterfront block. As we first passed Ivar's off-the-street eatery, we noted that the various fish options looked too delicious to miss. We decided to eat in Ivar's restaurant next door, which has large windows along the water' s edge; a very pleasant place to... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was enchanted by the idea of Ivar's, as a friend keeps posting that she takes her mom to lunch in Puwallop Washington. Then I discovered a glass with the Salmon house logo on it, so then I had to go when I visited Seattle. They accommodated a big party easily, we had excellent service, great food, and the view... More

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far away
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Some business colleagues took me to Ivar's Salmon House, an old school fish restaurant right on the shores of Lake Union. It features a wood decor with lots of totem poles. The salmon is from Alaska and very good. I had a wonderful filet of Coho salmon stuffed with crab and brie over spinach and an apple and potato cake.... More

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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

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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9 reviews 9 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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Senior Reviewer
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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