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Ivar's Acres of Clams

#206 of 3,084 Restaurants in Seattle
#245 of 3,610 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Chowder, Seafood
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1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98007 (Between Spring and Madison)
FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
(206) 587-6500
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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We LOVED our trip to Ivar's! We all had fish and chips and coleslaw. Totally fantastic! The tartar sauce is even delicious. We tried all the different vinegar, oils, and sauces. We got our food pretty quickly. Lovely environment. Ate outside. Love the tented area so we weren't harassed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Moscow, Idaho
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Moscow, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We LOVED our trip to Ivar's! We all had fish and chips and coleslaw. Totally fantastic! The tartar sauce is even delicious. We tried all the different vinegar, oils, and sauces. We got our food pretty quickly. Lovely environment. Ate outside. Love the tented area so we weren't harassed by birds!

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seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fast fish food. Nothing special, just the only place to get fish in a hurry if you crave for fish. The quality is OK, small portions, a bit expensive for what you get.

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Fraser Valley, British Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

What more can be said about the iconic Ivar's! Steeped in tradition, rich in flavor. Do NOT miss the clam chowder or the clams and chips. Great view of the waterfront, too.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is the seafood place to go in Seattle. Though my seafood eating is non-existent, I had to try my husband's chowder sampler. I loved Ivar's original and ate almost the whole thing. It did not have a fishy taste at all. There was great service and nice views from the pier. We came for lunch and it was empty,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When we get off the clipper the very first thing we do is go to Ivars. The when out trip is over we go to Ivars before we leave, great window seats, awesome food, love this place..

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went here for a business luncheon with about 12 others. Ivar's hosted us in a larger private room and the service was absolutely fantastic. One of the very best business lunches I've ever been too. We were treated like royalty. Anyway, prior to arriving all my coworkers were so looking forward to this lunch as they all love Ivar's and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had lunch on this waterfront outlet. Service was prompt, food delicious. We had their famous bread bowl clam chowder, fish & chips, grilled salmon. All super delicious. A feast to the eye too with fantastic view of the bay and ferries. Love the food, the ambiance and the view.

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Cheney, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We tried to go there for lunch in December 2014. Alaskan Way in front of Ivar's Acres of Clams is being reconstructed so there is NO ACCESS to Ivars. It is closed until the street repair is completed. It may open next summer for tourist season, depending on construction of the street..

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I love seafood as well as the Seattle scenery and this place fulfills both desires. The fish and chips were impeccable. I paid the extra fee for fresh salmon instead of cod and boy is that worth it! I live in Montana and that fresh taste of seafood truly made my day. I even ordered the same thing at the... More 

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Sooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There were 3 of us and we all had a different meal. There was more than enough for us all to share! Two of us split both an appetizer, salad and the main meal. The server made sure the kitchen split our salad and main meal on separate plates. Very nice. Everything was tasty and meals sizes were generous. We... More 

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Address: 1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98007
Phone Number: (206) 587-6500
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98007
    (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: (206) 587-6500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.

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