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Ivar's Acres of Clams

1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
+1 206-624-6852
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (249 reviews)
“clam chowder” (236 reviews)
“acres of clams” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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Reviewed today via mobile

We didn’t want to wait and found 2 seats open at the bar. The bartender/service was great. My husband had the crab legs (these things were like steaks!) and I ate from the happy hour menu - coconut shrimp and clam chowder - and it...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing sea food and great service at Ivar;s Seattle. Highly recommended. The restaurant is near the seafood market and Pike place. The ferry station is also nearby.

Thank CengizCamci
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location on the water front with good menu options and the clam chowder and fish and chips were exceptional. I have to mention that our server did a great job even though she was very busy. We really enjoyed watching the wild life and...More

Thank kjschirmers
Reviewed 5 days ago

The actual restaurant, as opposed to the walk up counter, is huge!! We went at peak time on Saturday night and only waited 20 minutes in the bar. The bartender was friendly and not bored so our drink choices came with recommendations and a nice...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 days ago

My 12 yr old son and I had a great time playing catch with the seagulls at Ivars while we munched on fried clams and clam chowder. The food was delicious. Kind of pricey but it is a touristy area. Portions were good but the...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I ordered the scallops and chips. The price was pretty good for what I got. The order came with about 10 nice sized fried scallops on top of a basket of fries. Ketchup and tartar sauce came with the order, but I didn't use the...More

Thank Ric L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

HH everyday. Incredible selection. We go once a month. We always get the fish tacos but the trio clam chowder, berry salad w first cheese and fish and chips, make the circulation as well. If you sit on the other side of the bar, you...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best clam chowder I’ve ever had! We also had the fish and chips, coho salmon, and a crab cake. The service was outstanding!

Thank RspencerC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant recently and the location, food and atmosphere is all quality. You can sit either inside the restaurant or out on the large open deck overlooking the harbour. The menu provides a great selection, however I recommend the signature...More

Thank TimandLee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our evening at Ivan’s. The views and food were fantastic! We got to see the ferries pull in and out as we had our meal.

Thank Kellie A
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Questions & Answers
Kathy W
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
It is located on Pier 54 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Howard D
October 18, 2015|
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Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Yes, please go to Ivars website, then select the "Store" tab to purchase a gift card. Per RK's comment, we do not serve wild, Himalayan bovine, just wild AK salmon and halibut. ;)
Bernie S
May 17, 2015|
Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Thanks for submitting your question. Ivar's Acres of Clams will not re-open until July 1st. Sorry for any inconvenience. Best, Jim Werth Ivar's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 1001 Alaskan Way, 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: +1 206-624-6852
  • E-mail
Ivar’s Acres of Clams has unveiled a whale of a transformation at this flagship location on Pier 54, located on Seattle’s Waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay. Ivar’s Acres of Clams just completed a stunning remodel, the biggest in its 79-year storied history. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new massive outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that pays homage to our iconic restaurant’s roots. Upon entering Ivar’s Acres of Clams you will be immersed in the history and lore of Ivar’s and our flounder Ivar Haglund. Original features of the Pier, which opened in 1901, including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant (some say the Seattle Costco of its time) were restored. With a more airy feel and expansive views, diners will enjoy views of the Puget Sound, passing Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3. If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outside patio deck. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay, including the tranquil passing of ferries – and the occasional seagull friend. To satisfy your craving for Northwest seafood, our chefs have created award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world-famous original recipes. Choose from wild Alaska salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaska King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams and weathervane scallops, just to name a few. Be sure to check out our Pier 54 Fish Bar, which offers take-out service of Ivar's classics including award-wining fish ‘n chips, chowder and other seafood favorites. As part of the local lore, feel free to feed a few fries to the seagulls. It’s a photo opportunity worth sharing!
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