Ivar's Acres of Clams
Ivars Acres of Clams is theIvars Acres of Clams is the original. Full of character and good food. Recommended for casual dining.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMnice dinnerWe had a window seat which made the dinner much nicer. Good food, good service.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, asThe food was very good, as always. We had an early lunch, so the noise level was OK as well for those of us at the table who are a bit hard of hearing. The waiter -- a nice guy mind you -- was just a bit too friendly, referring to each of the three ladies at our table as "dear."
$30 per plate for some of the lunch specials is, in my view, far too expensive for lunch offerings. I personally order a $14.50 combo lunch of salmon caesar salad and a cup of chowder. With a glass of wine, it still ended up being a $25 lunch, considerably more expensive than had we sat in the bar. Bottom line, we'll probably stick to the bar area from now on.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIvar's Pier 54 - Sunday DinnerOur recent visit to Ivar's at Pier 54 was very good. We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday and our son being a finalist in a local singing competition. Our waiter was top notch! He processed all of our orders without one error, even remembering our special requests. Our food orders were really great and felt we received a good value for the $$. The portion size of my Shrimp and Chips was fantastic! My son is a vegetarian and really enjoyed the Portobello entree and its portion size was good as well. We requested a window seat and were seated in the west ocean facing room by the window. The window was open which made for a outside like dining experience! The Apple Crisp was delicious! Overall great dining service and atmosphere!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSeattle seafoodThere are a lot of places in Seattle to get seafood but my buddy from out of town wanted to try Ivar's. I must admit I was very impressed with the food. I would go back again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove ItGreat food. Good Selection. Good service. Great ambiance. We hope to return before our vacation is over. Look forward to eating there every time we come to Seattle.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMay 25, 2013My wife and I had a wonderf salmon dinner. Cooked to perfection and the mashed potatoes were awesome. Plus most items are local. Yum!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDependably GoodMy wife and I go to Ivar's once or twice a year, usually with friends. Our most recent visit was typical: fresh seafood well prepared, good but not intrusive service, well prepared cocktails, and of course a great view of Elliott bay. We went there with friends from out of town, and were fortunate to be there during the brief Copper River salmon season. The salmon was excellently prepared.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Salmon EVER!!Ivar's is a favorite when visiting Seattle and did not disappoint. The ambiance, service, and food are outstanding! Best salmon I have ever had!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best food and serviceThe wait staff are always friendly and the food is high quality every time; a wonderful dining experience. The Summer Berry Salad is a gem; I wish it was on the menu all year. The clam chowder is consistently the best; no other restaurant comes close.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Seattle landmarkOverall, our experience was very good. The view and location are hard to beat and Ivar's is a solid staple in Seattle. Evening was off to a rocky start as we were not seated until 20 minutes past our reservation time. Kind of defeats the purpose of a reservation at some point. Our server was excellent and effecient even though the restaurant was very busy. Food was good to very good depending upon the selection. Wine list was solid. Overal, very enjoyable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat mothers dayI really enjoyed my mother's day brunch meal the service was Excellent and the food was exquisite I really enjoyed myself.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DayDining at Ivar's after a day of exploring Seattle was a great way to end the day. We have been there several times in the past and have never been disappointed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for Mothers' Day BrunchIvar's Acres of Clams is a Seattle institution. They don't usually have brunch here anymore (Salmon House in the U-District has one every Sunday) but they decided to have one for Mothers Day. The food was delicious, except I will have to say the crab legs were a little salty and not as sweet as usual. But overall the food was good the service was good as well.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily FavoriteIvar's Acres of Clams has been a favorite in our family for many years! We come here for special occasions and bring out of town guests whenever they visit so they can experience wonderful Seattle seafood. We've always had great food, all the way down to the kids menu. I was very pleased to see grilled salmon on the kids menu because my toddler loves salmon! She devoured the whole thing and even had room for chocolate cake. We always have a good experience every time we go.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister and I had the pleasureOf dining at Ivar's the evening prior to Mother's Day and it was definitely an extremely busy time down on the waterfront. Our requested window table was ready, our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Our drinks arrived quickly. We ordered the prawn cocktail which I would suggest adding a 6th prawn to so its equal for sharing. We both had Boston clam chowder and the bacon wrapped fresh Alaskan halibut, which were out of this world! The baby yukon gold potatoes were ok
the asparagus was just perfect. No complaints from us!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM1st timers meet a cousin had1st timers meet a cousin had not seen in 15 years She lives in Silverdale WA she suggested it and she was completely correct that it is a fabulous resturant good food and atmosphere5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Family Time at Ivar'sWe had a wonderful time! Our group was a family occasion of a number of people who don't often see each other. There was plenty of room for each of us to move around, and talk with those who we were not sitting next to, originally! The great view of the ferries coming and going made our dinner that much more enjoyable.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIvars has great restaurantsIvars has great restaurants in the Seattle area. Never disappointed.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always! I tookAmazing as always! I took my 2 friends who had never been and they loved it as well. There were so many good looking items on the menu we just ordered a bunch of stuff and shared it all!! The cheesecake for dessert was exceptional too!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for dinner. StartedWent for dinner. Started out in the bar - wonderful cocktails! We had a toddler with us (not in the bar, just at dinner), and the staff was very courteous and helpful, accommodating him. Very grateful for that. Love the food....so good and won't break the bank.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fish in SeattleIvars was recommended to us by my boss who grew up in Washington and has many memories of Ivars. We were pleasantly surprised - food was very good, drinks were spot on and service was excellent...we will return4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Ivar'sWe were seated near a windwon as we asked for. The food is always good at Ivar's but service was a bit slow. Mayeb it ws the timeof the day. Sort of too late ofr lunch and early for dinner. They were not that busy so maybe the server's were just taking abreak too. All in all, I would always recommend Ivar's for great seafood even though it is a bit pricey, but portions are large.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 2 young children and IMy 2 young children and I arrived 45 min early for our reservation and were immediately seated. I have a picky 8-year-old and an adventurous 5-year old, and they both found something they would like to eat with no trouble. All the food was excellent, as was the wine I ordered. Our server was attentive and service was quick, and when the manager came by to check on us, he even chatted for a bit with my kids. I'd recommend to anyone; we'll definitely be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOUR WAITER WAS EXCWPTIONAL,OUR WAITER WAS EXCWPTIONAL, COULD NOT OF ASKED FOR ANYTHING BETTER.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always enjoyed Ivar'sI have always enjoyed Ivar's brunch buffet on Sunday. Bring it back even if at least once a month and keep me posted via email! Thank you!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always loved Ivars.I have always loved Ivars. I have moved out of the area, but I try to always stop back in. They have a very nice kids menu, with a wide variety of offerings. The regular menu is quintessential northwest seafood. My stomach isn't large enough to hold everything I want to eat! I also loved the selection of local wines. I'll definitely be back again my next visit home.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Ivar's Acres ofDining at Ivar's Acres of Clams was a truly remarkable experience. GREAT food, service, and ambiance all rolled into a perfect casual dining experience. If you enjoy Seattle and all it offers, Ivar's Acres of Clams is a one of many gems!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent forThe food was excellent for Easter Brunch and at a very affordable price! Excellent service as well3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy entire family really enjoyedMy entire family really enjoyed our Easter Brunch at Ivar's. The food was varied and delicious and of course the desserts were amazing (banana's foster in particular). The wait staff were great and all of this was made even better by the beautiful weather and scenic view we had of the sound. Thank you to all of you who made it special. It is hard from all of my family to get together since we live in 4 different states but we managed to pull off members coming from 2 out of the 4 states and Ivar's made it special.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the Easter day brunchEnjoyed the Easter day brunch with visiting family. Food was diverse and all tasted good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, there is no placeAs always, there is no place like Ivar's; excellent everything.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Waterfront RestaurantWe were late for our reservation as we had just come from Victoria on a ferry. The restaurant staff was very understanding and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the view of the water was great! We will definitely go back when we are in the area.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third trip toThis was our third trip to Seattle and our third trip to Ivars. Fantastic all three times. Would highly recommend this restaurant.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal.We had a wonderful meal. The waiter was very good. Thanks so much!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and view ofExcellent food and view of the harbor. Our server was a little slow but the food was excellent my wife had the fish and chips and I had the lobster we recommend both3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy son uses a wheel chair,My son uses a wheel chair, and we were accommodated with no problem. The service was prompt and friendly. The steamed clams were awesome. I do prefer the local little-neck clams like they used to serve in the old days, but the Manila's were good. Overall, a great experience!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIvars, a SSeafood cooked to perfection without surgery to the wallet.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Ivar's. The seafoodI love Ivar's. The seafood is amazing and the service is always great. The happy hour is one of the best in town. And the view is beautiful.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid lunch spotI've been coming to this location for years. I also celebrate Ivar's birthday each year and try to get a group together to enjoy in the festivities. The service we received was very good. All of the main dishes were very good. However, our calamari appetizer lacked flavor and was a bit too soggy for my liking.
I enjoyed the cake pop bites this year as the cupcakes from last year were a bit messy. The decorations were perfect and it was a good experience.
We were there for a friend's retirement lunch (it just happened to be on Ivar's birthday). I was disappointed that although I left a note in my reservation, it was not acknowledged. Staff did a fantastic job of trying to calm a child (I'm not sure why the parent was not doing it).3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter being away from SeattleAfter being away from Seattle for 20 years, returning to Ivar's was a highlight. It hasn't changed in terms of the quality of food. Will always return whenever in Seattle. The menu is hard to pick from as there is so much that is appealing.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM