Fish and chips are in abundance in the Seattle area. As long time residents we have our favorite place in the Alki area, and haven't visited Ivar's in some years. A birthday gathering for several couples brought us to the Seafood Bar at Gene Coulon Park. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fish. The coating was crisp, and the fish well cooked but not mushy. Ordering at one of the Ivar's Seafood Bars is an experience for a first time customer.. Employees are unflustered by lines, and a worker will make eye contact and ask what they can get started for you. All they want at this point is your cooked order. Sides of coleslaw or shrimp cocktail are added on when you reach the head of the line. I also ordered a shrimp cocktail and it was good sized, tangy and had plenty of shrimp in addition to the celery. We can heartily recommend this place to visitors and locals when they visit the lovely Park. Plenty of outside seating if weather permits, or inside surrounded by windows to enjoy the views of the lake.
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