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Ivar's Seafood Bar

#270 of 3,031 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lake Union
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
(206) 632-7223
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 16 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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284 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I really liked this place. It is a really cold atmosphere. We ate outside and it was really nice. I liked watching the float planes and all of the activity on the water. The food was good and the service was awesome!

Thank Ben H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

I went several times over the past 10 years. It's an institution and worth it. Walk all day long and enjoy yourself without counting calories or cares.

Thank Ms_Steelerfan
Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you want a good meal in a great location on the Lake, then this is the restaurant for you. Good food, good service and a great view! Ivar's has all this and more. Lot's of easy parking and servers who treat you like they care that you are there! They have a great happy hour too! Look at the... More 

Thank Ballardgal50

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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, Waitstaff, 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: (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?