I love fried clams and it's next to impossible to find them fresh. Most places fry clams that taste like it's one step away from friend rubber bands - but not Ivar's. They use a good amount of breading but not too much. You won't be disappointed nor will the kids, but they fill you up - especially after the Chowder sampler. A fellow diner had the squash soup that was excellent as well.
Great place to go eat after a late afternoon visit to the Market.
We drove from the SeaTac airport area and were concerned about traffic. I recommend driving if it's a visit planned for the middle of the week. For a large Metro city it was easy to navigate. We parked off Western (Public lot) which was very convenient to walk the area. But be warned though, the covered parking area closes at 8pm.