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Ivar's Seafood Bar

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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-7223
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (37 reviews)
“salmon” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often have events that are either catered by or at Ivars and have always had good service. Their wild Alaskan salmon is the best.

Thank keen241
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

I was on a mission to walk the perimeter of Lake Union on a recent visit. By the time I was walking past Ivar's, I decided it was time to refuel and the welcoming Alaskan style exterior sucked me in. I just grabbed a quick...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Meet up with our friend Captain Dick, we had the blackened fish tacos, seafood medley, burger, cooper salmon and fish and chips. The food was great and our waitress was awesome. Cannot wait to go again once we are back in Seattle. - from CO,...More

Thank Skiido
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Large portions and delicious food! The white clam chowder was rich and flavorful and had bacon in it! The fish was cod, lightly breaded and not greasy. I ordered a four piece fish N chips for 2 kids to share and that was more than...More

Thank Kristina D
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This is one of those places that if you have been in Seattle very long, you have eaten here at least once. The Seafood Bar is located outside the main Ivar's restaurant on the water just north of Lake Union and is a popular destination...More

Thank tall_six6
Reviewed March 13, 2017

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...More

Thank Gary A
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...More

Thank Lovedpancakes
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...More

Thank Cathy R
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...More

Thank Jamie G
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...More

Thank Mark G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
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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