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Ivar's Acres of Clams

#52 of 3,023 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028 (Between Spring and Madison)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went after a Seahawks game and it was so crowded that we are in the bar. Everything we had was INCREDIBLE!!! Clams, muscles (in a coconut broth that was out of this world), fish and chips, prawns- all fabulous! The service was excellent and the restaurant is located on the water w great views. It's exactly what we were... More 

Thank Karen J
Victoria, BC
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was ok. The food was not great it was 4 out of 10. I wish we would have walked further down the pier before trying this restaurant. The bread was dry and the meals were greasy. Felt like we were in a dinner instead of restaurant. Would I go back again "No" save your money if your looking... More 

Thank chrissyandfox
Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Dining Room was full, and we were pleasantly surprised when directed to the Clam Diggers Lounge! The Dining Room full menu was quite pricey, but not at the CD Lounge. After 3 PM till closing, all items in the Lounge Menu is Happy Hour priced. We had the Chowder Sampler (3 different chowders) which was really good, the Orange... More 

Thank Richard L
Fairport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all of the places we've eaten in the US, Ivar's is very near the top of the list. As our server, Mac was fantastic. He's friendly, perfectly knowledgeable and punctual. The Coho and King Salmon dishes we had were excellent with nothing we could ask for that wasn't to our liking. If we're ever back in Seattle, Ivar's will... More 

Thank slingulator
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish is so fresh. Their salmon is caught and placed on the plate within 12 hours. The crab dip and siracha orange shrimp prawns were excellent and rich appetizers. My husband had the cod and it was good too. We had a seat next to the window and view was nice and romantic. The waiter was great in helping... More 

Thank Lisa T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We typically meet our fish & chips needs next door at the walk up Ivar's but had time to kill & decided to check it out. We ate in the lounge for immediate seating. The views at sunset were gorgeous! We had the crab & goat cheese dip appetizer- totally to die for, loved it! Everyone got fish & chips,... More 

Thank Barbara D
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are celebrating our seventh anniversary today. We decided to come in to Aybar us to have a cuppa coffee and some clams. The white wine clam appetizer was absolutely delicious. The broth was so good that while I try to avoid eating too much bread, I went ahead and soak it up! My husband ordered the... More 

Thank Hopedancing
Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined tonight. .What a great place the food was exceptional, definitely our best meal in Seattle. Must thank Ali (the bus driver) and Evan for the great service and friendliness and willingness to impart their knowledge. ..they are real assets to the restaurant

Thank Coasters111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Ivar's and enjoyed the fresh seafood. We had a great server who provided us with more places to visit in Seattle.

Thank IKLyn22
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ivars is a long standing Seattle famous spot to visit and there are several of them to choose from, but Ivars on the wharf is simply great - you and the gulls sharing a bit of delicious cod, fries and chowder! Do not hesitate to visit this fun, traditional seafood eatery.

Thank elaine s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
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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