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“It's probably not "very good", but it tastes like childhood.”
Review of Ivar's Seafood Bar

Ivar's Seafood Bar
Ranked #98 of 556 Restaurants in Bellevue
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I love the clam chowder like I was related to it and the tartar sauce is fantastic as well. That pretty much for me makes up for the obviously-frozen fish (not sure why they have to do that in a city where fresh fish is literally minutes away), sort of "meh" fries, and slight overpricedness.

This is a Seattle institution. Perhaps you will even learn more about what makes the average Seattle-ite tick by eating here a few times.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The fish was tiny and the fries were cold and it was very expensive. Better food in the pub down the street.

1  Thank Maureen C
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The basic $9.99 baked salmon dinner was great! Plenty of other fried fish (cod, haddock, clams) to choose from, too. Not fancy like their Seattle HQ, but good value. Check their schedule; looked like they close at 9 or so...

2  Thank AnAceBuyer_007
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Visited on a Wed evening. Was surprised to see a long line.The staff was disorganized and lost. The grouchy looking manager chided the cook in front of the waiting customers for giving a larger than usual serving. Even after the cook told the manager to give it to the customers (because they have been waiting for more than 15 minutes for their food), the manager refused to give in and used his bare hands to remove some of the grub.

That said, forget about the other stuff on the menu. Just get the chowder.

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1  Thank dnsy
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I LAVA me some Ivar's clam chowder; there's nothing better around. Also, was REALLY excited when I discovered I could get this just a short drive from my work, which can be very dangerous. What's with the negative reviews, y'all? What are you expecting?

This location is REALLY friend, REALLY quick, and has REALLY large portions. MMM, I want some clam chowder now. :)

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Thank tcck55210
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