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“Great food with a nice view”

Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Ranked #47 of 4,196 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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 Acres of Clams has unveiled a whale of a transformation at this flagship location on Pier 54, located on Seattle’s Waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay. Ivar’s Acres of Clams just completed a stunning remodel, the biggest in its 79-year storied history. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new massive outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that pays homage to our iconic restaurant’s roots. Upon entering Ivar’s Acres of Clams you will be immersed in the history and lore of Ivar’s and our flounder Ivar Haglund. Original features of the Pier, which opened in 1901, including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant (some say the Seattle Costco of its time) were restored. With a more airy feel and expansive views, diners will enjoy views of the Puget Sound, passing Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3. If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outside patio deck. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay, including the tranquil passing of ferries – and the occasional seagull friend. To satisfy your craving for Northwest seafood, our chefs have created award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world-famous original recipes. Choose from wild Alaska salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaska King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams and weathervane scallops, just to name a few. Be sure to check out our Pier 54 Fish Bar, which offers take-out service of Ivar's classics including award-wining fish ‘n chips, chowder and other seafood favorites. As part of the local lore, feel free to feed a few fries to the seagulls. It’s a photo opportunity worth sharing! Be sure to check out our virtual tour: https://goo.gl/maps/rG3RGF9nQ6o
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.

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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!

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Thank RG G
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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!

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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!

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Thank Hennessy1234
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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.

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