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“Good and consistent.”

Ivar's Salmon House
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Ranked #44 of 4,094 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Lake Union
Cross street: Pacific
Description: Ivar’s Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse, complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked dishes. Here, in a dining setting filled with Northwest native art, décor and historical photographs, you'll enjoy memorable meals surrounded by spectacular views of boats cruising Lake Union and Seattle’s skyline. Favorite daily entrees and fresh-sheet selections include alder-smoked salmon, prawns, alder-smoked chicken, and seasonal seafood specials. The outdoor Fish Bar offers casual lakeside dining or quick take-out food. Be sure to take a virtual tour of Ivar's Salmon House here: https://goo.gl/maps/a2sHCSrX5R92
Kigali, Rwanda
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good and consistent.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

A great place for out of town guests or stay outside for a quit dinner from the counter. Food is good and consistent. Especially great on a dusky evening by the window.

  • Visited August 2013
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Been here both visits-and would go again!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Love the atmosphere, the food, the vibe-great place to eat fresh seafood and have a beverage with friends. Dress up and enjoy some time with your spouse at this wonderful Seattle landmark. Awesome bacon wrapped scallops, crab legs and salmon.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pretty good salmon, quite expensive”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had heard raves about Ivar's and was a little disappointed. The salmon was fresh, but overcooked a little even though we had asked for it medium rare. It was served with mashed potatoes. Sourdough bread was good. Make a reservation, they get crowded. Ask for a window seat so you can look over the water.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Janlea
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
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“Salmon Above the Ordinary”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I live in Seattle, I eat salmon weekly (or at least a couple times a month) and don't usually order it out, cuz I fix it pretty well at home! Recently, my cousins and uncle and aunt were visiting from Iowa for my son's wedding. They wanted seafood, salmon for sure and I didn't want to take them to an overpriced location. I knew Ivars was good, and I knew it was a really pretty venue for out of towners. HOWEVER, I had no idea how well they do salmon. My husband and cousin chose the 3 types of salmon platter. They enjoyed the sampler and opportunity to compare each. The presentation was wonderful, including the garlic mashed potatoes and the fresh green beans. WONDERFUL! The husband raved and is still talking about it a month later!

I had the white king with a spicy salsa type topping. OMG! It was a terrific piece of fish (never tried this fish before, very tasty and mild) and the special rice alongside perfectly steamed asparagus made it the best meal of the summer!

Ambience, native decore, boats galore on the ship canal and a personable waitress took the experience over the top! I will definitely return, with or without out of state company. And just in case I am looking for some fish n chips on a casual Friday evening, well then I will just hit up the outside fish bar - because I KNOW Ivars fish, chips and chowder are top notch.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank hokulani57
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Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Chowder is great! Everything else was good, not awesome.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

A group of 6 went to the Salmon House for dinner. We had a good table, with one side facing the water. The appetizers were great and had great flavor. I had the Salmon House Seafood Saute for my entrée and it was a bit sweet. If the dish would have had about half of the sauce, it would have been really really good. Server was good, a bit too attentive and lingered long.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MT_Melody
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