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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (246 reviews)
“clam chowder” (232 reviews)
“acres of clams” (61 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here for mother's day with some friends. We have been here before and really enjoyed the food. They were pretty busy with the main dining room booked for the entire evening. If you didn't have reservations like us they did have seating outside on...More

Thank K C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just ate at Ivars. To die for fried halibut and crab cakes! Service was great and prompt. On the water at Pier 54. Definitely will eat here again!

Thank JoBeamBradshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ivars is just your average seafood restaurant but is worth going to for the local history and the location. We were seated by a window on the water without a reservation on a Saturday night. This place is really huge. The clam chowder is not...More

Thank rrdub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A couple that we met on a tour recommended we go to Ivar’s especially for their clam chowder. Great recommendation!!!! The clam chowder was excellent! As was the rest of the menu!!!! I had the chowder and fish and chips. They have a great selection...More

Thank Ports707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the remodeling 2015 destroyed all the cheesy sea captain Motif they had for decades. In my opinion, this was part of the fun of coming to this restaurant. They still make decent food and I chose this one over it a few of the...More

Thank Old P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went at 6:30pm for dinner before a business meeting. I asked for a seat on the patio and was told it would be a 30 min wait. I had a few extra minutes to spare, so I put my name on the list. I waited...More

Thank MrsWildman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like taking out of town friends to Ivar's. The view and service were great. The food did not seem to be as good a value as in the past.

Thank Loanna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner here. It was a little expensive but the portions were quite large so we did not go away hungry. We did not try the namesake clams, but our fish choices were cooked well. They also had an extensive wine and...More

Thank BreZee09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late Wednesday lunch at Ivar's. It's a large lakeside restaurant with vast indoor and outdoor seating. it was a bright sunny day, but the cool breeze convinced us to take an indoor window table. Our server, Braden, was friendly and courteous. My...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner and landed on the best Happy Hour on the waterfront! The Pike Cove Mussels appetizer was amazingly delicious and the chowder sampler was filling and great to try 3 different types of chowder (all were delicious)! I was so full from...More

Thank Scott A
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Questions & Answers
Kathy W
13 September 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
It is located on Pier 54 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Howard D
19 October 2015|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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