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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” (239 reviews)
“clam chowder” (238 reviews)
“acres of clams” (60 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came for an early dinner to meet others after work. We were seated once we all arrived with a waterfront view. One of our party ordered a bottle of wine, and when our waiter brought it to the table he was standing behind her. She...More

Thank juanita_v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fish and chips at Ivar's. I like it its a nice place. I have the chowder and fish and chips its always been good. Although we were in the restaurant this time. For some reason it always tastes better at the stand outside and in...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I hate to give this place a "3" because it is such an icon. You have to come here once in a while. The restaurant is classy with white tableclothes, linen napkins and real silverware. The views are special. The service is good, the decor...More

Thank Rocks_road
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the first place we went after arriving in Seattle. The view didn’t disappoint and our waiter was simply wonderful. He gave us a complementary cup of clam chowder, which was delicious! Unfortunately, however, we ordered the fish and chips and it was dreadful....More

Thank JMMeyer174
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here a little bit ago on a sailing trip with a sailing camp. We came for lunch, and the fish was absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere, and awesome waterfront views. Amazing for lunch, not sure about dinner as I haven't been. Fish and chips are...More

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here first for lunch and then brought my family a month later for dinner. I recommend coming for lunch. The staff is more attentive and most of the menu is the same. I highly recommend the chowder trio as the main course of...More

Thank kirbchr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cod fish & chips can't be beat. The three piece meal is a good amount of food for an average appetite. The cajun version is spicy and equally delicious. Seating is offered in an enclosed side area that provides fun views of the harbor...More

Thank 47IU24L
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Lakeville, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light dinner. Came out stuffed. John was a great waiter. They were out of the Salmon chowder and offer a substitute for my wife. Beautiful location. And great for a special occasion. Loved the calamari!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Seattle for work and was limited on time. Asked for recommendations from our Seattle partners and they all voted chowder at Ivar's was a Seattle Must! This place sits on the waterfront and has some water views. The ferry picked up right next...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ivars is, of course, a Seattle classic. The restaurant is quite large but still warm and inviting, with an appropriate marine decor. A great kids menu and fantastic views of the water, but the star of the show was the clam chowder. Best chowder I’ve...More

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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