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Ivar's Acres of Clams

#55 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98004 (Between Spring and Madison)
FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
12066246852
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Description: Ivar's Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle's...
Ivar's Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle's most historic full service seafood restaurant is poised on Seattle's romantic colorful waterfront at Pier 54. This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which showcases stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #3's waterside operations and Puget Sound. Our chefs create award-winning unique preparations to reflect the season's bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund's world famous original recipes. You'll dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few. Due to Ivar's longstanding relationships and purchasing power in the market, check the fresh market catches showcasing exclusive runs from the Northwest. As always, you can depend on our traditional seafood favorites featuring fresh steamed clams, fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more. Ivar's Acres of Clams offers a variety of snack, dining and cocktail options for happy hour, lunch, dinner, banquets, groups and special events.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place for seafood, casual

Went here with a 10 person group from work. The service was good. We had a lot of appetizers at the tables and they were good as well. Everyone was pleased with their entrees. It's on the waterfront, which is really a mess right now with all the construction, but it wasn't too bad getting in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ken T
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West Chester, PA
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Vancouver, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've always enjoyed Ivar's and especially for HH. However this visit was a disappointment following their remodel and menu changes. Of course the prices for HH increased, however the portions did not. I had the clams and was a little shocked at the small bowl compared to the past menu with the bucket for HH. The flavor was a little... More 

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with a 10 person group from work. The service was good. We had a lot of appetizers at the tables and they were good as well. Everyone was pleased with their entrees. It's on the waterfront, which is really a mess right now with all the construction, but it wasn't too bad getting in and out. For being... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Started the evening off with a couple of Bloody Mary's which were outstanding! I ordered the Halibut for dinner and it was absolutely perfect and in fact, there was so much of it that I couldn't eat it all. It was served over mashed potatoes with scallions and acorn squash. I would have to say that this was my favorite... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to Ivar's on Pier 54 in years, then have gone twice in the last 6 months. A pleasant experience. The menu has been up-graded and competes favorably with most of the other good restaurants in downtown Seattle. Seating is comfortable and if you are near the big windows, you get a lovely view of the water and ferries.... More 

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Hansville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on sea food for recent dinner out, and Ivar's was close to the ferry. Found the restaurant completely remodeled and open for business, even with the seawall construction on-going outside. Excellent clam chowder, salmon and cod, served with well prepared vegetables. Gorgeous views of the harbor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Seattle recently and decided to return to Ivar's for some good clam chowder. What I discovered was a completely remodeled restaurant with a new menu. While the clam chowder was as good as I remember it, the entrée selection on the menu was loaded with salmon dishes, which was somewhat of a problem since two of the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected a huge seafood place right on the water to be a tourist trap, a place to hold lots of people and serve mediocre food. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was inside, and how full the menu was of well prepared offerings. I had the mussel mac n cheese which was very good, and my husband... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband isn't a fish lover, but he's the one who'd been to this place before on a road trip with friends and he loved the fish so much, he had to go back for more. Seriously, he never eats seafood, but somehow this made the list for him. The fish is tender and toothsome. It has just the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hadn't been to this restaurant for a number of years. In July, they reopened after a massive remodeling. The place is beautiful. The menu was quite unique. I had bacon wrapped halibut. A unique preparation, but very good. The best part of the evening, was David our waiter. He gave some great suggestions, was very attentive,... More 

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located right on the water, this location is the epitome of Seattle. Watch the ferries go back and forth across the sound and seagulls swoop up and down. There is no better clam chowder than at Ivar's. It's a bit pricey but not out of bounds for the location and atmosphere. The service was excellent. We did not feel rushed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98004
    (Between Spring and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 12066246852

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Ivar's Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle's most historic full service seafood restaurant is poised on Seattle's romantic colorful waterfront at Pier 54. This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which showcases stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #3's waterside operations and Puget Sound. Our chefs create award-winning unique preparations to reflect the season's bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund's world famous original recipes. You'll dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few. Due to Ivar's longstanding relationships and purchasing power in the market, check the fresh market catches showcasing exclusive runs from the Northwest. As always, you can depend on our traditional seafood favorites featuring fresh steamed clams, fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more. Ivar's Acres of Clams offers a variety of snack, dining and cocktail options for happy hour, lunch, dinner, banquets, groups and special events.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 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

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