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“Great food with a nice view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ivar's Acres of Clams

Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Ranked #54 of 3,983 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Spring and Madison
Transit: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
Description: Ivar's Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle's most historic full service seafood restaurant is poised on Seattle's romantic colorful waterfront at Pier 54. This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which showcases stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #3's waterside operations and Puget Sound. Our chefs create award-winning unique preparations to reflect the season's bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund's world famous original recipes. You'll dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few. Due to Ivar's longstanding relationships and purchasing power in the market, check the fresh market catches showcasing exclusive runs from the Northwest. As always, you can depend on our traditional seafood favorites featuring fresh steamed clams, fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more. Ivar's Acres of Clams offers a variety of snack, dining and cocktail options for happy hour, lunch, dinner, banquets, groups and special events.
Bristol, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great food with a nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Enjoyed a nice meal here. Husband had fish and chips, friend had giant crab and I (non seafood eater) enjoyed a large plate of pasta. We all thought our food was great and resonably priced. Service could've been better but I would still recommend to others.

  • Visited July 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ivars on the Seattle pier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Casual, busy, simple. Food is good. Atmosphere is cool. We sat inside the glass because everyone outside is encouraged to fee the seagulls (not the pigeons) and so they are flying around your food... :(

I would say go and eat inside then go outside with the birds. It's a great place to eat and enjoy the Seattle view!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great seafood and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

After eating seafood at another restaurant at the other end of piers we were worried. Thus place had great service an views. The food was goof and fresh. Salmon and crab was great!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lakebay, Washington
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39 reviews
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“The fast food outside needs some help with organization!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Yes-The fish & chips are very good.
The outside area for fast fast & chips needs a better system. The staff is not sure what area the people need to be at etc.. Crazy and frustrating for locals and visitors!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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tieton wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Its all about the chowder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

If there is one place I have to go to while in seattle this is it. I get my needed fix of clam chowder here because its great every time. I like that they have a walk-up window if you want to get a bowel of chowder and sit outside and people watch. Or you can go into the restaurant and sit down for your meal. One of the best things about eating in the restaurant you can order a colossal bowel of chowder ( you need to ask its not on the menu). Ask for a table up front and look out over sound. If your lucky you might see a whale.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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