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Ivar's Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-0767
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (211 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with 16 people. Seafood medley ($36) was very good- most had the stew or the salmon. No salads or soup included with meal. Service was poor- maybe because we took up two tables and the one server we had disappeared and didn't return for...More

Thank cordelia11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited about 12pm on a Saturday. Decent lunch crowd, but we got sat outside near the water right away. Started with a green salad and bowl of the Salmon Chowder (which was really good!) and split the salmon sandwich (which was really good also!). Staff...More

Thank JaimeCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Lake Union right next to the I-5 bridge. Noisy but very interesting! Beauty decor inside. Halibut and King salmon were delicious with mashed garlic potatoes and broccolini!! Smoked salmon chowder way too salty. Ceaser salad was bland.

Thank Lafemmeavecchiens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

..and has always been good since my first visit 20 years ago. Great weather on the day of visit. Tip: on a good day, try getting a seat on the deck by the water.

Thank nuboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been to Ivar's before and enjoyed the fish. We live in the desert so fresh fish is a real treat. I had the Bourbon Honey Glazed Sockeye Salmon salad; really enjoyed it. The fish was flaky and the greens crisp. The corn muffins complemented...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When the sun is out, have lunch on the Salmon House barge! Parking is easy and the lunch crowd were not overwhelming for a mid-week lunch. (You also can sit near the water if you choose to dine at ivar's faster food bar next door.)...More

Thank travelingWAteacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just the perfect place to get a taste of Seattle seafood! We sat outside on the water and it was just lovely., (Actually a little chilly in JULY! Wonderful!) Our waiter was top notch, very friendly and helpful. We got salmon, halibut, and...More

Thank viajera464
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten at Ivar's Salmon House many time, and never disappointed in the service or the salmon, this is a place to visit. I recall chatting with Ivar, when he was still with us, at this setting. One feature to see are the Whale Makers...More

Thank Golf I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was invited to Dinner by some colleagues in the industry I'm part of and since they are trying to sell me company, making an impression was definitely an objective. They could not have picked a better location. Its right on the lake with a...More

Thank Shekhar T
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the place. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. We enjoyed it so much that we went there twice in our four day stay. I would highly recommend them. We all thought the prices were reasonable for where we were.

Thank Mcnic234
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March 16, 2015|
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
If you want a St. Paddy's Day experience today go to Murphy's Pub in Wallingford (about a mile north of Ivar's) or, better yet, Kell's in Pike St. Market.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$15 - $40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-632-0767
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Ivar’s Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse, complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked dishes. Here, in a dining setting filled with Northwest native art, décor and historical photographs, you'll enjoy memorable meals surrounded by spectacular views of boats cruising Lake Union and Seattle’s skyline.

Favorite daily entrees and fresh-sheet selections include alder-smoked salmon, prawns, alder-smoked chicken, and seasonal seafood specials. The outdoor Fish Bar offers casual lakeside dining or quick take-out food.

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