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Ivar's Salmon House

#139 of 3,090 Restaurants in Seattle
#163 of 3,573 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 22
    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
Great Meal, Great View!

Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere. Very impressive Restaurant, Salmon was excellent as was Seafood Medley. We were in a large group and Ivar's handled the occasion like the Pro's they are. We will go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
87vette
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Conyers, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Conyers, Georgia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere. Very impressive Restaurant, Salmon was excellent as was Seafood Medley. We were in a large group and Ivar's handled the occasion like the Pro's they are. We will go back!

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The highlight of our trip to Seattle has always been going to ivars on the waterfront. We consistently got great attentive service with good food. However after the implementation of no tip policy and price hike by 20%, we will be looking elsewhere such as rays boathouse. We only saw our waiter once when he delivered the food and our... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Weather was very nice, which always helps. Had a great table by the lake, food and service were excellent. Great indoors also, so not to worry if you have

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I enjoyed another delicious dinner at Ivar's! Everything was great, and service was prompt even though this was on a beautiful evening in May (so they were packed). My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was because Ivar's implemented Seattle's new minimum wage hike immediately, instead of phasing in the increase over time. Although they no longer require... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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215 reviews 215 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is the first Buffet Sunday I have attended since the Ivar's $15 per HR pay scale was implemented in Seattle without a tip required or recommended.... The omlett station was run well---Bananas Foster available---Crepes choices of strawberries,blueberries, blackberries---Omletts according to your choice were also available---There was a table of trays with Lox, salmon deviled eggs, Penn cove mussels, and... More 

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Seattlle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Their happy hour starts at 3pm and goes to 10pm Sun-Thu and to 11pm Fri-Sat.....now that's being very happy with draft beer $4 and Oyster shooters $1. Good drinks, good ambiance, good food, good service......and to top it all off a great view of Lake Union and Seattle skyline from dockside or indoor dinning. Doesn't get much better !!!

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Irvine, CA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I ate here with colleagues for dinner in May, 2015. It was a Tuesday night so the restaurant was not so full and the service correspondingly more attentive. We shared the Penn Cove mussels appetizer which was outstanding. I had a halibut special of the day which was similarly wonderful. All in all, a great meal. Ivar's is not to... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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294 reviews 294 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
430 helpful votes 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were with a very large group and we were all looked after so well, excellent service. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. Definitely recommend.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The pricing was near the top of the bracket, but overall, fair for the great salmon served. The waiter suggested it be done 'medium,

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Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was in a group, so my experience was mine alone. I think some people had great fish selections. I ordered the salmon sampler and there were three different salmons. I could definitely taste the difference, but all three were just too smoked for me. And, I like smoked salmon.

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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, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?