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Ivar's Acres of Clams

#50 of 3,028 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028 (Between Spring and Madison)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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355 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ivars is a historic seafood restaurant located right along Pugeot Sound about a 10 minute walk from the market. The lobster was maybe the best I have ever had and the atmosphere reminds you of what a historic restaurant should feel like. We were lucks and there was no rain, so we sat outside, great view. Wait staff don not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like seafood this is the place to eat. The food was phenomenal. The service was promt, efficient and friendly

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Seafood and clam chowder so we're good. The fish and chips were generous portion and the acres of clams were great. Definitely use some of the bread for the broth. The service was very slow but we had a great view of the sound and ferries.

Thank kcschueler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing like the outdoor walk up service of Clam Chowder at Ivar's. The seagulls are all tame enough to come and beg for food.

Thank boboblonkey
Phoenix, Arizona
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108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very large restaurant with great views. Mixed crowd - can be casual or special event. Crab dip very good. Good wine list. I felt the salmon was slightly overlooked but the waiter took care of that. Good portion size. Fresh seafood. If weather was nicer, outdoor dining would be really nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Smoked salmon chowder was very good, lots of salmon, potatoes and roasted corn. Perfect on rainy cool day

Thank Karen B
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did not grow up around seafood, so when I have some that is fresh and well prepared, I really enjoy it. My wife was thrilled with her fish and chips and my halibut was just plain great. The food was first rate and the wait staff happy substitute healthy sides to avoid carb overdose. We enjoyed it so much... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked for a window seating and were treated to a engaging view of the setting sun and ferries coming and going. Our server was nicely engaging yet low-key and responsive to our needs. We four ordered different salmon dishes, all cooked to perfection and taste. Even though this is a no-tipping restaurant, I felt good about leaving an extra... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here the first night expecting just a tourist trap but it really was nicer than expected and the chowder was good and the prices were great. The red ale was particularly good.

Thank dazse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Ivar's on previous visits to Seattle and so knew we would get a good seafood dinner there. Despite some of the negative reviews, we weren't disappointed. We both had coho salmon in a huckleberry sauce and a glass of wine. The salmon was well cooked and was delicious. The bill came to $78 which is about what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
    (Between Spring and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 12066246852
Ivar's Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle's most historic full service seafood restaurant is poised on Seattle's romantic colorful waterfront at Pier 54. This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which showcases stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #3's waterside operations and Puget Sound. Our chefs create award-winning unique preparations to reflect the season's bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund's world famous original recipes. You'll dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few. Due to Ivar's longstanding relationships and purchasing power in the market, check the fresh market catches showcasing exclusive runs from the Northwest. As always, you can depend on our traditional seafood favorites featuring fresh steamed clams, fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more. Ivar's Acres of Clams offers a variety of snack, dining and cocktail options for happy hour, lunch, dinner, banquets, groups and special events.

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