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Ivar's Seafood Bar

#307 of 3,078 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lake Union
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-7223
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Coral Springs, Florida
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and the concept of no tipping works well. It is, of course built into the check and prices, They tout their Salmon but I was rather disappointed that it was all frozen. I dined their twice as I was in the area doing business. I had their (fresh) fish and chips and while good was a little small.... More 

Thank Gary A
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Lots of hype about this place. Salmon ceasar salad is good. Fast service. Huge dining room. Fish and Chips disappointing ....Fish portions taste like frozen grocery store pieces and are small. Hawaiian carrot cake very good. Coffee is real bad....not sure the logic behind that in Seattle. Not like Starbucks is open in the evening downtown.

Thank daphnelilac
Seattle, Washington
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198 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

What a great meal!! Plus if you sign up for the Ivar's Birthday Club, you receive a "FREE" Entrée or 50% off if dining solo (You have 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your birthday to enjoy!!). I just love their Grilled Halibut Platter which comes with rice pilaf, cold slaw and corn bread muffin. DELICOUS!!!

Thank Cathy R
Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This was my first time in Seattle. We chose to dine at Ivar's during our last night of our stay. We were seated immediately on a Sunday night. No Reservations !!! They gave good service and great food. We will visit again. Wish we had one in Charleston SC.

Thank Jamie G
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Nice ambience and views were spectacular. Issues I had with my server: 1. Belittled me for only having water to drink. 2. Took my order but forgot it and came back and asked again. Place the order for the Salmon combo instead of the NW combo. 3. He tried to make up for it but I felt he should be... More 

Thank Mark G
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We went here for lunch on a recommendation. The fish and chips were excellent....chips were not soggy at all! It would be useful to have some vinegar handy to sprinkle over the meal.....but hey, you can't have everything!

Thank 907andrewcharless
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The fish and chips were great, the fish especially!! Eating alongside the pier and you get to share your dinner (if you choose) with the seagulls!

Thank Teresa S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with this place! We ordered our food at the counter and sat down by the water, overlooking the lake. You can find delicious fish and chips all over Seattle, and this place is no exception. There are several things that set this place apart though: first, the price. Seattle's not cheap, but this place was very... More 

Thank jaricbrown
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had clam chowder in two other locations while in Seattle and this by far was the best ever. When we came home we found out that you can order it but its very expensive for me on the east coast. So so good

Thank mhd423
Glendale, Arizona
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285 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Clams & Chips at $8.49- good, fresh and abundant. Clam Chowder-$3.79 small. White had chunks of clam and potato. Great service and quick fast food.

Thank Calitripgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 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 - 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: +1 206-632-7223

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