This particular Ivar’s is the fast food, self-serve, grab and go version of this chair as opposed to the sit down version but is just as good and a little cheaper. You will wait in line so be prepared especially around the lunch hour. However the lines do move fairly quickly and the service is efficient so don’t let that deter you.
The clam chowder is a must! I would also recommend the clam strips, fish and chips, or the oysters depending on what you like. The prices are reasonable in relation to the portion size and the fact that it is good quality fresh seafood and much less expensive than the sit down restaurant next door. Seating is located outside on the pier or in a covered area right next door. It is fun to sit outside on the pier and watch the seagulls beg for food as well as perform aerial tricks or nosedives to catch tossed food. These birds are not shy and the restaurant encourages feeding them so if you are not a seagull fan opt for the inside! Ivar’s is another of Seattle’s tasty places that is a common stop on tourist itineraries.
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