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Ivar's Acres of Clams

1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
+1 206-624-6852
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (187 reviews)
“chowder” (261 reviews)
“seafood” (210 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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Reviewed yesterday

I have lunch or dinner here religiously when I am in Seattle. Most recently it was a lunch business meeting where we could only get bar seats. My associate had a salad with crab meat on it which he was happy with. I had a...More

Thank KirD
Reviewed yesterday

You can enjoy the food sitting by the water. Be careful, seagulls are waiting for your share! Halibut and fries were very good! I recommend this place. Roman Pi

Thank Roman P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for a few drinks and stayed for happy hour. The prices were very good for the waterfront and probably one of my favorite places to eat with a water view. You can watch the ferries come and go while you sip on a...More

Thank Shibumi365
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was excellent. Being a retired chef it met my expectations. Atmosphere is awesome including the waiting room. The service was a little slow but that was expected because our server was also serving a table of 14. I highly recommend Ivars on the Puget...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 days ago

For those of us who had met Ivar, going to any of his classic food establishments is always a positive experience. Ivar lived by his own rules and he always gave back to the Seattle area with a smile and humor. His "keep clam" TV...More

Thank Golf I
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to eat at Ivar's because it was recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed. Good was delicious and the service was friendly and great. Loved looking over the water. We had the Acres of Clams, the chowder sampler and gorgonzola salad. Very...More

Thank jandkmckinney
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have eaten there several times........very busy......nice restaurant........average food with good chowder. Good service......our favorite time is happy hour with great appetizers and drink prices.

Thank MelissaMME
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch @ 3p.m. and it was happy hour. We had the bruschetta which was excellent, grape tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, vinegar, olive oil on toasted bread. I had the fish & chips Alaska cod, the girlfriend had blackened salmon Caesar salad. Both were...More

Thank speedy2946
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The clam chowder was delicious! We had the halibut and salmon and both were equally good. I would recommend eating here.

Thank LovesToTravel5552
Reviewed 5 days ago

we were recommended to go by locals. they have an indoor sit down place and next to it the outdoor. we went to the outdoor and it was basically fried bland fish with greasy fries for 10 dollars. it was in a neat location but...More

Thank Lisa e
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Questions & Answers
Howard D
19 October 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Yes, please go to Ivars website, then select the "Store" tab to purchase a gift card. Per RK's comment, we do not serve wild, Himalayan bovine, just wild AK salmon and halibut. ;)
Bernie S
17 May 2015|
Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Thanks for submitting your question. Ivar's Acres of Clams will not re-open until July 1st. Sorry for any inconvenience. Best, Jim Werth Ivar's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Drinks, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
    (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
  • E-mail
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
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