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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” (232 reviews)
“clam chowder” (232 reviews)
“acres of clams” (59 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

Delicious clams but they do take awhile. The fish in the fish and chips was excellent, but I wasn't wild about the coating and the fries were just average. Service was good. Good selection of tasty oysters and a couple of good draft beers.

Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was recently in Seattle with a group of coworkers for a conference and we'd made up our minds that we needed to find a good seafood place at least one of the nights we were there. After doing a little research, it looked like...More

Thank ejfisch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was amazing, friendly and helpful. I had the shrimp and chips, hubby had the fish and chips and we shared. Both were wonderful. He also had the clam chowder and said it was the best he'd had.

Thank KFY821
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for lunch at 1:00 and waited .5 min. Seated so we could watch the ferry’s come and go. Very friendly tho busy staff. We all had NW clam chowder and totally worth it. Hadn’t been there for over 40 years and very glad we...More

Thank walhoodca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished visiting Bainbridge and was hungry and there was Ivar's all lit up in blue lights. Looking forward to having clam chowder in a bread bowl but in this sit down restaurant you won't get that instead What I got was the tri chowder....More

Thank Rain M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about this on the train from California to Seattle. First day we ate at the outdoor fish counter for shrimp and chowder, my husband said it was best clam chowder ever. First night we ate in the Lounge and dinner house. The food was...More

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood in all of Seattle! This was our favorite meal of the whole trip. Service was top notch as well!

Thank Nichole O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ivar's is always a must go to place when in Seatlle and they never disappoint. From the chowder to the fish and chips to the crab it is always well done and delicious. We were here in the summer and it was extremely busy but...More

Thank Busyworkingmom3
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stopped in to Ivars mid-afternoon on a weekday in November. It was still pretty busy, but there was no wait for a window table. We had calamari to start and salmon with risotto and portobello. Perfectly prepared, fresh, and presented well. Service was excellent,...More

Thank budzilla
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Ivar s was in point. We had a window view so it was neat. The waiter Mario (i think that's his name) was good to us. The calamari and crab were to die for.

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