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Ivar's Salmon House

#56 of 3,018 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Union
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818 (Pacific)
(206) 632-0767
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were sent here by a local. Best tip is to order from the outside window and then take your food to the waterfront cafe to dine. Food was awesome and very reasonable.

Thank janice w
Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our AROHE Conference included several dine-around choices. I choose Ivar's because it had been recommend by several locals. I wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent & the food outstanding. We happen to get a view of the water as well. The interior decor was quite interesting. Good dinning experience.

1 Thank Larry G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the bar for Happy Hour. Had incredible food and a new drink (berry mule) that was perfect accompaniment to the food. The view was beautiful - sailboats gliding across Lake Union. The service was subtle, yet ever-present whenever we needed something. Be sure to check out the wonderful Native artwork throughout the restaurant!

1 Thank Ruah13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here many times and it has been a tradition to have copper river salmon here when it arrives We arrived on a sunny evening and sat in the deck, as we moved the table we noticed used dirty napkins and rotting food in the floor. The menu came and the cover was crusted in something and so... More 

Thank UKLass09
Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had diner at Ivar's while visiting Seattle. Chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. It was very crowded, noisey and a bit overwhelming. We had to wait about 15 minutes even with a reservation. We tried getting a glass of wine at the bar but couldn't get close. However, we were seated at a window with a... More 

Thank tkmjr47
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We boated up to Ivan's and tied up at the dock, which is nice and there's plenty of dock space. The bunch selection for $39.95 was the best quality and there was at least 40 different dishes and options. We ordered Cajun fish and chips and red chowder and took them to the deck to eat. It was clean and... More 

Thank Shelah F
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The take out meals can be carried to the deck over the lake where the views are beautiful. (I couldn't convince my husband that this was the case & didn't find this till we were finished.) Meals are very generous and can be shared. The fish is delicious as are the salads. They are served quickly and efficiently. It was... More 

Thank Margaret D
Veneta, OR, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place if you're craving seafood. You can order at a counter or eat in the restaurant. There is a barge in Lake Union that you can sit down and eat it. You can't beat the views!

Thank Emily M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best salmon I have ever had! Exceptional service and a nice selection of seasonal specialties. Sit outside on the patio.

Thank Allison C
Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was raised in Seattle and yes Ivars and keep clam is a part of Seattle history. Sadly, it's not what it used to be, yes it has a name attached to old Seattle but it's in the Tourist Zone and the food is subpar compared to where the locals eat and often the fish is not as fresh as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 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: (206) 632-0767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?