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Ivar's Seafood Bar

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818 (Lake Union)
(206) 632-7223
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Ranked #279 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Lake Union
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We ate there twice in two days because great seafood was what we were after and we were not disappointed. They have lots of different options but we stuck with fish and chips and some appetizers.You can eat in the restaurant or you can order at their outside window and eat at the picnic tables adjacent to the harbor. The... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in Seattle, in need of a quick bite of fried seafood, anything Ivar's should do the trick. Along with Spuds, though better by far, Ivar's has long been setting the standard for fish and chips, whether cod, halibut or salmon. They're also capable of rocking your chowder world.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place is really worth the drive. The building is iconic and they have giant canoos hanging from the ceiling, one in excess of 50ft. Excellent sea food overal and a fair selection of wine.

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Tucson, Arizona
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551 reviews 551 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
580 helpful votes 580 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This Ivar's sits right at the edge of Lake Union, almost under the I-5 bridge. The first feature gives diners beautiful views (lake, lake traffic, houseboats, Seattle skyline, Space Needle, etc.) but the second brings a constant roaring noise to those dining at outside tables. We did that once and now choose to dine only inside, where it is quiet... More 

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MO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is rated one of the best for it's clam chowder as well as the variety of fish from Calamari to fried clams as well as a multitude of other fish.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The fish and chips here is great. Ate by water edge and watched all the boys on lake. Chowder wasn't so great that day, a little thin and tasteless.

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Pine Ridge, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food was great! The setting was gorgeous, right off the water, the restaurant was awesome! loved it! would definitely go back.

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Carnation, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I haven't been on the waterfront in Seattle for fourteen years, despite living only thirty-five miles away. I used to come here as a kid, going to Mariners games. Ivar's was good then and it is good now. I think that the fries have improved, actually! If you are visiting Seattle, this place is a must if you like fish... More 

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Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had lunch at the seafood bar today... Pros -food was tasty ( had scallops and chips) -location right on the pier is great Cons -ordering method is very confusing -seating area (everyone is feeding the seagulls, so noisy and kinda gross) I'd go back.

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Oroville, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We decided to eat at Ivar's Seafood Bar because it was down on the Pier and it was our son's first time on the Pier in Seattle. The location is great, you can do a lot of things around it, and the food was good. I am not saying "AWESOME" because I have had food very similar. We had just... More 

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Additional Information about Ivar's Seafood Bar

Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
Phone Number: (206) 632-7223
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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