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Ivar's Salmon House

#169 of 3,082 Restaurants in Seattle
#201 of 3,608 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
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 23
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  • 15
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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 place

right on the water, Washington lake! beautiful views of the space needle from across the lake. food wonderful! staff nice and accommodating. nice walk on the docks after to watch the sunset. a little pricey but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
bayonnemom
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Bayonne, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

right on the water, Washington lake! beautiful views of the space needle from across the lake. food wonderful! staff nice and accommodating. nice walk on the docks after to watch the sunset. a little pricey but worth it.

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Baltimore, MD
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to try some Ivar's Clam Chowder, but my husband doesn't like clam chowder and doesn't eat fried food, so we came here. The same clam chowder in a bread bowl that you can get at the regular Ivar's was about double the price here. My husband had a salmon burger, which was good, but not great. Our... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In the shadow of the space needle (across Lake Union) whether enjoy a meal as a celebration like New Years Eve, or 4th of July, or a romantic dinner looking out over the water at sunset.... The Salmon house has it all, great menu, excellent staff and a beautiful setting..

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

First let me say that the salmon was excellent. This is their strong point and I recommend sticking with that. We ordered troll caught Sitka salmon from the daily menu and it was served with a black truffle cream sauce that was light and creamy at the same time. The flavor was fantastic, and the fingerling potatoes and green beans... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We did lunch here rather than dinner, as we were leaving town that evening. We were able to sit outside and they were very kind in supplying an umbrella for the table since it was a sunny day. I had the salmon burger and it was really just outstanding. Not dry, great flavor, simple serving with just some lettuce, tomato,... More 

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Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

the fish and chips were disgusting. the fish looks like sandpaper and actually scruffs your mouth. after you tear off the grit then you get to the cardboard inside. some of it was undercooked. and waaaaaaay too much salt. would the sandpaper scrub out the worms? the salt kill them?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

ivar's has a great happy hour selection of food and drinks. There's the tradtional 21+ bar area and an extended family section of the lounge where you can still enjoy happy hour prices with the kiddos. Great service by the wait staff as well. Not to mention, the great view of Lake Union.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is almost underneath the Ship Canal Bridge; you might need a local - or at least a good GPS system - to help you find this place. More difficult: finding parking. Once inside, it's a nice place, but ideally you'll be seated either outside or at a window as there's a nice view of the Seattle skyline across... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I knew coming to Seattle I would return here. My cousin had never been here so I suggested to have lunch here. And of course, we both were not disappointed. Of course we had to have the clam chowder. The food was great. Service was friendly. The views were great--so many boats on the water. The restaurant has easy access... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a well established huge restaurant on Lake Union. The salmon was excellent. The service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. Getting there requires a car or a taxi.

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Additional Information about Ivar's Salmon House

Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
Phone Number: (206) 632-0767
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, 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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