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“In the heart of Gene Coulon Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ivar's Seafood Bar

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Ivar's Seafood Bar
1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N., Renton, WA 98056
425.226.2122
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Ranked #33 of 280 Restaurants in Renton
Cuisines: Seafood
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Renton, WA
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71 restaurant reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“In the heart of Gene Coulon Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Fish and chips are in abundance in the Seattle area. As long time residents we have our favorite place in the Alki area, and haven't visited Ivar's in some years. A birthday gathering for several couples brought us to the Seafood Bar at Gene Coulon Park. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fish. The coating was crisp, and the fish well cooked but not mushy. Ordering at one of the Ivar's Seafood Bars is an experience for a first time customer.. Employees are unflustered by lines, and a worker will make eye contact and ask what they can get started for you. All they want at this point is your cooked order. Sides of coleslaw or shrimp cocktail are added on when you reach the head of the line. I also ordered a shrimp cocktail and it was good sized, tangy and had plenty of shrimp in addition to the celery. We can heartily recommend this place to visitors and locals when they visit the lovely Park. Plenty of outside seating if weather permits, or inside surrounded by windows to enjoy the views of the lake.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, Washington
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“Good standard Ivar's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The only downside is it is sometimes chilly here in the evening. Ivar's prices have crept up to where the value isn't quite what is once was, but the quirky ordering routine still works, and the quality of their f-f-fish never disappoints.

Visited March 2014
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“Great fish n chips !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Awesome fish n chips, and an outside area where you can sit and enjoy the water view. There may be long lines in the summer, but it's worth the wait !!

Visited April 2013
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Renton
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“Crab cocktail or fish & chips are good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

3 piece was bigger meal than I wanted so the kids meal hit the mark with only 2 pieces of delicious traditional fish & chips. Don't be shy ordering it even if you aren't a kid. The crab cocktail also offered a nice sized portion. Wait staff very friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Black Diamond, Washington
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“Great place to stop in get a bite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We go to the Ivar's at Gene Coulon Park in Renton. It's a great place to get a bite while you are at the park. Some of the selections can be a little expensive, but overall not to bad. The food has always been good. Don't go during the a nice sunny day during lunch time, unless you want to wait in a long line.

Visited July 2013
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