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Ivar's Salmon House

#52 of 3,019 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Lake Union
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818 (Pacific)
(206) 632-0767
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A seafood lovers paradise with great food and service. They also have a good happy hour. If the weather is nice ask for a seat outside. You'll be glad you did. The view of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline is terrific.

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Thank GeminiIntl
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank janice w
Clemson, South Carolina
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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1 Thank Larry G
Wilsonville
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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1 Thank Ruah13
UKLass09
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Bellevue, Washington
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Margaret D
Veneta, OR, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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!

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Thank Emily M
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Allison C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Meals
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
    (Pacific)
  • 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?