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Ivar's Acres of Clams

#41 of 3,051 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104 (Between Spring and Madison)
+1 206-624-6852
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Mission Viejo, California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful dining experience at this iconic Seattle waterfront restaurant. We were greeted warmly and very promptly seated at a window table. The restaurant is spacious and cozy at the same time, with a great bar and oversized fireplace. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was exceptionally well prepared.

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped there specifically for the fish chips based on the reviews I had seen on TripAdvisor. It didn't disappoint. And we had fries leftover. They encourage you to feed the seagulls. So we did. Interesting experience. I think I recommend it. The food was awesome.

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Thank BigDTravel
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was most excellent and the prices were decent.service was great as well.right on the water too.location is great.

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Bengaluru, India
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135 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch twice at this place and each time it was yummy. The view is awesome and the service is good. We had salmon, crab cakes and bruschetta. All of it was delicious.

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Thank Abhishekduta
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a big round table near the windows. We were entertained by a bunch of seals in the bay while we waited for our food. Everything was delicious - fish and chips, chicken alfredo, fried clams, and more. We liked that gratuity was included in the menu prices. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. We'll go back for... More 

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durham, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clam chowder soup was great, it is a restaurant in the fancy side but with affordable prices. The service staff was very helpful and answered all of our questions in a satisfactory manner. I had the salmon and it was perfectly cooked.

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Helena
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch! We had fried clams, fried shrimp and chips and of course their original clam chowder. Shrimp was delicious!!!! Wait was around 20 minutes so we opted to sit at the bar instead. Great restaurant!

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Thank Barbara K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hubby and I had the white clam chowder and it was delicious. While we didn't try the fish n chips, we were envious of the other patrons who had a heaping mound of fried fish and French fries on their plates. It looked really good!

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Kirkland, Washington
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived an hour early for our reservations and they accommodated us without any issues. The server was very knowledgeable, even offered us separate checks for the three different families. Service and food were wonderful. This wasn't my first trip to this restaurant. Each time it's been the same - well worth it!

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PT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stopped at this Ivar's for 45+ years. I recall catching the ferry to Bainbridge and my parents would take us girls over to Ivars. Sadly, once the original Ivar died a few years ago, the outside bar food is not the same. In fact, I would not eat there again. Luckily, for a bit more money you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104
    (Between Spring and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-6852
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.

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