Ivar's Acres of Clams
Ivar's Acres of Clams

Ivar's Acres of Clams

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ivars.com/
  • Phone: (206) 624-6852
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

    Lounge:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Happy Hour:
    7 Days A Week!: 3:00 pm to Close

    NOTE: Holidays may vary. Hours and menus subject to change.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Garr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining rooms seat up to 50. Choose from our Spirit of The Bay Room or Duwamish Room for a private dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Casey Rose (206) 624-6852x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Spring and Madison
  • Public Transit: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available just across the street. Parking is free on Sundays and select holidays.

    *If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday that follows is a free parking day. For more parking info visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/rates_general.htm#free
A word from Ivar's Acres of Clams
Ivar’s Original Acres of Clams has been a Seattle tradition since 1938. The city's colorful waterfront at Pier 54 provides a scenic backdrop for this attractive yet informal restaurant where, as ferryboats glide by the window, you'll dine on Ivar's traditional favorites and other delicious Northwest seafood from our daily fresh sheet. The main menu also features fresh steamed clams, salmon, Dungeness crab salad, halibut, Ivar's famous fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more.



Best Seafood in Western Washington Winner - 2008

Washington Wine Award of Distinction Winner - 2009

Washington Wine Award Certificate of Recognition - 2012
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Ivar's Acres of Clams reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (77)special occasion (48)good for groups (45)kid-friendly (40)great for lunch (35)fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (18)hot spot (12)great for brunch (11)great for outdoor dining (7)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Adequate but not exceptional
    janehVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I love salmon and feel there are other restaurants in Seattle that do a better job in preparation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood at it's best
    caliwinequeen
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The seafood was fresh and they had the best clam chowder and sourdough bread. We were there on a Monday in which they had their bottles of wine half off which was a great deal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keng
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was very busy weekend in Seattle. Reservations were honored as well as window seating. Food was better than I remembered. Enjoyable Sat. evening with walk along pier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Used to go there from work with groups for after meetings, classes, or retirement. Seems menu was larger then--more choices. Food is not as good here as at other Ivars locations--maybe because it is now tourist season. Salmon was good. Fish and chips/clams and chips not as good. Server was good and a great help. Noise level was high, so hard to hear. View was OK, not great. I'd try somewhere else for a special get-together.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Accomodating
    rolo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were late due to street closures for R&R marathon. We called to let them know and they held our reservation until we could get there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it, great local place.
    Drew
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This restaurant was a serendipity find we had just finished a whale watching trip and wanted something in the area we could walk to. Ivar's fit the bill perfectly
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sister's visit
    Willbeback
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My sister and bro in law came to visit from Nevada because my father recently passed. I took them to Ivar's because they wanted to go to a good seafood place. We came across the ferry because I live in Port Orchard. The experience was worth the trip. The food and service was excellent. My sister had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing crab
    JackFrost
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The crab was the best I have ever had. It was incredibly fresh and delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • father day brunch
    Greekchef
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    from the minute we stepped in till we left we had the best experience ever... the sunday brunch was amazing I must have eaten 25 oysters on the half shell, ,sorry ivar...... all us fathers can hardly wait till next year to come back .... wait were going back next week.... and bring the wives lol.....stock up on those oysters oh and the other fathers said stock up on the beer.......the view was great got a window seat after a few beers thought the ferry was coming thru the windows..........
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Go When in Seattle
    Wake
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Ivar's was perfect for a nice dinner by the water in Seattle. We enjoyed the food and service was exceptional. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Have been here several times on our visits up to Seattle and this place never disapoints. The location is beautiful with easy parking nearby. The clam chowder is the best I have ever had. I would not hesitate to recommend this place at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ivar's
    Yankee9VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great spot for seafood dinner. Reasonable prices and well trained wait staff.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant
    JetsetterTampa
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great food and even the kids' meals were presented just like the adult meals. Everything was very fresh and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great this time
    GTSL
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've been here many times, but this was not a good experience. We were a party of 6, 2 of the dishes were sent back to be cooked as ordered, many things were forgotten and getting refills of any drinks, except water was difficult. The food itself was pretty good. We needed to split the check 3 ways (3 couples) and had to ask 3 times to finally get it right. Sorry Ivar, this visit just wasn't up to the usual standards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Big loud seafood type dining room (like when you go to the beach in the summer), well prepared food with good taste,somewhat overpriced. The server was excellent. I'd go back if everyone I was with wanted to. It is what it is.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood place without seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were recommended to come here for great seafood and we showed up expecting to order dungeness crabs only to find out they ran out. Another thing is, I didnt understand why there was so many salmon dishes on the menu. I hope they will revamp this place to have more variety of seafoods on the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable
    Gentleman
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I had a very enjoyable time. the food was great as usual, and I plan to do it again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood with a view
    HBfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent location on the the pier near downtown with a view of Puget Sound. A fine selection of fresh local seafood. Service was prompt and effiecient.Reservations recommended, especially during cruise ship season.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Ivars, as usual
    MarilynnB
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Six adults, one 7 year old and one 16 month toddler had a great time celebrating my husband's 70th birthday. We go to Ivar's Acres of Clams several times a year and find it is a great place to take guests. Since the noise level is fairly high, we didn't worry about having a 16 month old with us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Overpriced for the quality. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but not spectacular. Also, the view is better two doors down at Red Robin. Our waitress however, was fantastic.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    dontliketocook
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This was a fantastic choice for our group of 9 celebrating a recent accomplishment. The food was delicious and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Use to have better no-seafood opt.
    Oregoniantravler
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Last time we visited (in the last 12/mo) they had options for non seafood eaters. Only steak or chicken on the dinner menus both of which are overpriced. We asked if there were other possible options-a hamburger with cheese and bacon for nearly $20. My mom ate bread only-considering it was Mother's Day this was a fail. My husband had the burger. I had NW chowder which is my favorite and always good. The only positive thing I can say about this meal this trip. I made reservations, we came 30 mins early and they seated us early which was nice. We had poor table service,mom ordered coffee it was luke warm. Ivars sit down is no longer on the top of my Seattle restaurant list. Unfortunety.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mothers' Day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We seldom come into Seattle for any reason, but Mothers' Day Brunch was too tempting. The food and presentations were excellent, as always; service unobtrusive but efficient; noise level tolerable. Because of my husband's disabilities, we may not be able to return, but we'll try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ivar's Dining Review
    NW1028
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dinner at Ivar's was exactly as I remembered from a few years ago. Food and service were very good. Only suggestion is possibly making a spot for a small group to dine near the window where everyone can look out at the view. The fish and chips were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a constant favorite
    ivarsfan
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    AS ALWAYS Ivars never disappoints. Great northwest seafood and service that is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quite Happy
    thomas
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My friends and I wanted a quality meal but had a tight time window as we needed to catch the Bainbridge Ferry. Our waiter was excellent in managing our meal and experience is such a way so as to make our Ferry with time to spare. Ivar's has always been a solid choice and totally lived up to the high quality experience we've come to expect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food not a tourist trap
    jpkesq
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This was my second visit from out of state. Everything was exceptional and fairly priced. Some of the best seafood to be found anywhere. Great views. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 26th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We had a great meal and excellent service. Too bad that our waiter brought me regular coffee with dessert instead of the decaf that I ordered. I only slept one hour that night after our wonderful evening at Ivar's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service!
    Turkette
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our waitress went above and beyond to take care of us. The food was decent but could've used a little improvement.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant on Alaska Way
    63bananas
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We had out of town guests who wanted a PNW meal experience. So happy we took them here. Food was great, service was outstanding. Really enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We had a group of 12 for a birthday party and our waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Seafoodseeker4
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service was excellent. We made reservations online and had no wait. Our appetizer trio was delicious. I had their white clam chowder, my favorite, and gobbled every last bite. My husband tried their pier 54 dish with a variety of seafood. I heard no complaints from him! Our friend tried a bacon wrapped salmon which looked very good. We could see the ocean and a cruise ship moving around the pier. Overall, we had 4 servers to our 4 person table, the food was good, and we never worried over an empty glass. However, the price was higher than some places we have tried away from the pier.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to go when in town
    schulmn
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and service. It was a relaxing time. We arrived earlier than our reservation and they were able to get us in with a good table. Parking is a bit challenging. Crab cakes were devine.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good job
    Nostalgia
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I was born in Seattle and left for Israel in 1973. Since then my first stop in Seattle is at Ivars and have lunch with my friends at leat three times during my visit. Every time , for me is a real treat. The food is always good...just as I remembered it and the martinis are heavenly. You are the best restaurant in the world in my opinion. One small thing that I can humbly suggest is to include on your menu is espresso for the "foreigners".
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My fiancee and I went here for Easter Brunch again after coming here last year for the first time. The food is wonderful as well as the service! We even got seated next to a window this time and the best part was that we even got to the restaurant about an hour early to our reservation and they seated us within 15 minutes! This restaurant will definitely become an Easter Brunch tradition.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    With being out of town for the Easter holiday, I wanted a special place to take the kids. When we arrived, there was a person dressed up as a clam with bunny ears meeting us at the door. They even had a lady taking pictures that we could access online on their website. The all you can eat buffet was well worth the money. Our waiter had the best personality and was great with our kids. This made our holiday away from home a joyous event!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter brunch
    Norsk5
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have been to Ivar's for Easter Brunch five years in a row and they never disappoint. The spread is beautiful and delicious with plenty of variety for all. The staff is outstanding and very attentive. It has become a nice tradition in our family to include Ivar's in our Easter routine. Thank you to all at Ivar's for doing a first class job.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seattle favorite - ok spot
    Lindat
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Ambience and view were great. Wait staff very pleasant. Food was unexciting and a little over cooked I thought but ok for a quick and handy dinner choice. Good for large groups, big tables available. Surprised they had no coffee to offer at the end of the meal. It's a glorified Fish and chip shop really.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Ivar's did not have our reservation despite open table providing a confirmation number
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Historical place- good food
    FreshVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    If you want to try a place that's been in Seattle forever, with a good story and good food right on the water, this is the place. The waiter was great, he gave us the history of the restaurant. The food was fresh and tasty, good wine list. A bit touristy but we wanted the Seattle feel. Next to the ferry building, it was fun to watch all the cars unload and load up again, we don't see that in California.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.