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Ivar's Acres of Clams

1001 Alaskan Wy, Seattle, WA 98104-1026 (Downtown)
2066246852
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Ranked #219 of 3,470 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Spring and Madison
Transit: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This restaurant has been on the waterfront for years and years. We ate there the last weekend before it closed due to the seawall construction It will re-open sometime next summer depending on what the construction schedule ends up being We asked for a quiet table and were seated in the back of the restaurant overlooking the water The food... More

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Salinas, California, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good food, good views, friendly wait staff. My son and I were wandering around looking for a lunch spot and saw Ivar's and wanted to try the clam chowder. It was delicious as were our meals. He even saved room for cheesecake for dessert.

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Unfortunately Ivars on the Seattle waterfront will be closed Oct 1 along with other waterfront businesses until next summer (2015) for a new seawall construction. I have been going to Ivar's over 50 years, since I was a child and Ivar Haglund was still alive.....the food is always good, sometimes a bit of a wait and when in hurry I... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were in Seattle (post cruise) for a few days and visited Ivars. Overall it was a nice experience. Their chowder was outstanding and my combination plate was excellent. However, my wife had the salmon and felt it was undercooked along with the green beans. She wouldn't let me complain so I don't know what they would have done. We... More

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Apple Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

there were three of us and we were in a rush. So we asked our waiter if it were possible to get out in 45 minutes, and he said yes. Then he left again without taking our order. We all ordered the same plate, a combo platter dinner. After a very long wait, long missing our 45 minutes, the waited... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Ivar's Acres of Clams will be closed for approximately nine months beginning in October 2014 because the City of Seattle is reconstructing the sea wall in downtown Seattle. The reconstruction will cause the temporary closure of many businesses that are located on the downtown Seattle waterfront.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This creamy thick clam chowder is the best I have had any where! Eating on the outdoor deck watching the seagulls beg for food is such a unique eating experience you don't get at any other restaurant!

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ivar Haglund created his first restaurant in 1938, not as a famous restaurateur but as a well known local folk singer. The rest as they say is history. He succeeded and so can you. There are Ivar's clam-shacks around town and a number of restaurants all serving a variety of seafoods as well as surf and turf and other variations.... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good fried seafood near waterfront, great for visiting tourists and for locals too. My favorite is the clams. The only thing is the seagulls that are fed there, which is bad for them and for the cleanliness of the outdoor eating area. The lines are long but because they have system down, it goes very quickly. The people who work... More

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LosAngeleshiker
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Amazing, fresh seafood and a great view. We had to wait for a table but it's done very conveniently with a beeper. Service was great and we went twice.

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Additional Information about Ivar's Acres of Clams

Address: 1001 Alaskan Wy, Seattle, WA 98104-1026
Phone Number: 2066246852
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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