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“Fast food fresh and delicious” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ivar's Seafood Bar

Ivar's Seafood Bar
Ranked #337 of 4,034 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Neighborhood: Lake Union
Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fast food fresh and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Even though it's fried it tasted great not greasy. I had the haddock with a cup of clam chowder GREAT!

Visited May 2013
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fun and a Seattle Tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ivar's is, of course, a Seattle tradition. So during our recent stay in the Pacific Northwest, we had lunch at Ivar's on Northlake. What a hoot!! The place has just been expanded with new decorations to capture the Pacific Northwest flavor. And they have accomplished this in spades, down to the Native American kayaks hanging from the ceilings to the totem poles at the entry. The view of metro-Seattle up Lake Union is perfect, as is the boat and sea plane action on the lake. Oh, the food....??? Well, it is Ivar's. The clam chowder was solid and the Crab Louie's were good. This is a fun place and it was great to return here after many years in New England.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Where the locals go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Ivars is a local place, with a fast food area in the front where you can pick up dinner and take it home, and a full resturant and bar in the back. Food was great, Copper River salmon was out, but the Coho and Sockeye were fresh and very well prepared and delicious. Fresh baked bread and a pretty decent Bloody Mary cocktail topped it off. Since a friend told us about it, we were lucky to sit on the view side and watched the sunset, beautiful view of the harbor.

Visited June 2013
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Father's Day Brunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Is a must ! Make it an annual happening. All the seafood plus more tradional brunch choices than you can imagine or even sample. Save room for the Bananas foster. YUM

Visited June 2012
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Elkton, Maryland
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious Seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I loved the fried oysters at Ivars. The crabmeat cocktail was quite generous and delicious as well. We ate at the seafood bar and in the restaurant and enjoyed both experiences.
The seafood bar is very casual: you eat outside by the water. We fed whatever was left (french fries) to the seagulls and they were masters at getting their feed.
We had very nice service in the restaurant. Our server was very attentive. The portions were generous and fairly priced.
If I were to find fault with anything, it would be with the bread. A crusty, chewy bread or OTC crackers are so good with seafood.

  • Visited May 2013
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