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“Fun Place” 4 of 5 stars
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Ivar's Seafood Bar
1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N., Renton, WA 98056
425.226.2122
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Ranked #22 of 244 Restaurants in Renton
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Frisco
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a great place to have dinner. You are in a great park on the water and the atmosphere is great. The food was ok and no complaints. The location more than made up for the average food. Recommend going just for the experience and a chance to walk in the park and along the water's edge.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Southlake, Texas
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Seattle institution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What is not to like, this place is great and should be visited ever time you are in town.Fresh fish and friendly service.

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A great place for fish and a great view!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Not just another fast food restaurant, this location has a fantastic view as well!!! Food is served quickly, hot and tastes great!!! Would highly recommend for lunch or dinner!!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renton, WA
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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190 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“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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