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Ivar's Acres of Clams

4.3
4.3
2456 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

We're happy to welcome you back for seated dining inside our restaurant, lounge, and on the patio featuring spectacular views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains!

We appreciate the support you've shown us during these challenging times and want to ensure your safety and comfort come first when visiting us. We're taking extra precautions and steps to create an extra safe environment, including additional sanitization throughout our restaurants, proper spacing among parties, minimal contact between servers and guests, and additional health screening and training of our staff.

Due to space limitations within our restaurant, reservations are recommended.

Feel free to email any questions you may have to ashleyk@keepclam.com. Keep Clam!

Ashley Kelly
General Manager
Ivar's Acres of Clams

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 624-6852

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Sheehan

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Cross street

    Between Spring and Madison

  • Parking details

    Visit www.DowntownSeattleParking.com for rates as low as $3 per hour.<br /> <br />

  • Public transit

    University Street Station Transit Tunnel (enter at 2nd or 3rd and Seneca) - For King County Metro Bus and Link Light Rail <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Ivar's Acres of Clams Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us in the Clamdigger Lounge for Ivar's Acres of Clams Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 6pm! We offer delicious small bites and shareable plates, along with $1 off draft beers and well drinks and $2 off specialty cocktails and wine by-the-glass!

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What 2,456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. CZ

    ChelseaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was supurb and the food was decadent.

  2. BC

    BradC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding seafood & service!

  3. AD

    AndD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fantastic! I'm so glad we were able to finally come back!

  4. DD

    DiscriminatingDiner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxing dinner with friends at table window. Beautiful view, food was delicious, service friendly and efficient but not overbearing. Recommend for a special occasion with advance reservations to get the best table!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great time with family!

  6. MR

    MaryR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great place on waterfront. Highly recommend Ivar's Acres of Clams

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Ivar is a tiny, mediocre step above a trucker stop diner. Nothing wrong with those, but if you expect upscale dining experience, which one might given the prices, you will be disappointed. Clam chowder was more of a creamy potato soup, than clam chowder. I ordered the manilla clams, which were okay (not incredible), but the bread that accompanied the dish was stale, sad, tiny… cracker? Sad given that a proper slice of sourdough could’ve elevated this dish from 2 to 3 stars. Maybe even 4! The rest of the dishes were also mediocre at best, if not downright sad. Oh, you may wonder why didn’t I ask for bread, let me tell you - I did. And, I was served 3-day old bread rolls that were likely purchased at Costco. So, skip Ivar’s. Let it stay a legend in your mind.

  8. KD

    KristinD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    What you’d expect from a bayside tourist restaurant.

  9. DR

    DerekR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Host was super kind to our child, who we were celebrating an achievement with there. He even brought her a piece of chocolate cake after our meal. Crab Dip is fantastic. View is incredible, a little pricey, but it's worth the entire experience for sure. If you are a tourist in Seattle a fun trip is to take the ferry to Bainbridge at Sunset then ride it back so you see the city at dusk then you can walk by here for dinner and know you're getting top-quality Northwest Seafood.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food and service was good. Just wished they would’ve taken into consideration my note in the reservation that we were there celebrating a birthday. I got the three course meal special, which included 3 different wines. Great deal.

  11. DS

    DarrelS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Mike was our waiter -extremely attentive, prompt and helpful. We got in even before our reservations -all staff were pleasant and accommodating. We had a great time, will come back in the future. Thanks!

  12. T

    Tucker

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Seattle classic...staff seems inexperienced

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Cioppino was pretty blah

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    パスポートを見せないと酒は提供しない!と言うので、ホテルに忘れたと言ってもパスポートがないも酒を提供できないの一点張り。 何才に見えんねん! 他の客にはそんな事を言っていなかった。 なので、何も食べずに出た。

  15. BS

    BrandonS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Nice waiter, great food.

  16. IW

    IdaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Ivar's acres of clams on Pier 54 and make it a point to go there every time I visit Seattle. Great food, drinks and views; and the service is outstanding!

  17. SK

    SteveK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Not a tourist type of meal like I thought it could be. Ivar would be satisfied. Chowder just like old days. Many years since last visit!!!!

  18. SH

    SamanthaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is an amazing restaurant right on the water in Seattle! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Will absolutely come back!

  19. CM

    CM747

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always have a great time at Ivars. I fee like since Covid, the batter for the fish and chips has changed and no bread brought to table. It was still very good. Will be back again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Raw bar was closed, out of the specials and they closed at 8 (including last call). I was really hoping for a nice night but all that made it very disappointing.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was okay, but not worth the price. There are many other restaurants in the area priced about the same, including Elliott’s that are better…much much better. Will not be returning.

  22. WR

    WilliamR

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Food was good, fish and chips are amazing!! Chowder was also awesome. Kids meals are a good value. Can’t beat the view.

  23. H

    Hunter

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The lack of gluten free options. Servers overwhelmed. Bread stale. Food mediocre for price. Ivars seems to have gone downhill since previous visits

  24. WB

    WilliamB

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Not an "aha" restaurant but absolutely solid with its cooking and presentation of appetizers and entrees. The clam chowder has always been a favorite; the batter on the fish and chips was light but crunchy. Service was attentive, but the kitchen pass was a bit fast - entrees arrived within five minutes of soup and salad ("I didn't want to leave it to get cold" at the pass, so the mains got cold at the table while soup and salad were finished).

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    I used to go there as a kid. Best clam chowder and sourdough bread. They no longer have sourdough bread. They ruined a classic!

  26. MB

    MichaelB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great experience. Just what we were looking for. Wait staff was engaging and attentive. Really liked the atmosphere.

  27. S

    Seattlemare

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Asked for outdoor seating. We were seated inside with no explanation.

  28. W

    Wendi

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Fish was tremendously over-cooked and Brussels spouts were practically raw. The smell was not good. It was such a disappointment

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Took a group of 6 there after playing golf. Was definitely not treated the best probably because we were in gym clothes and not the casual nice clothing everyone else was wearing. Salmon was over cooked and after hyping up pnw salmon for a week the group was disappointed. Would not recommend for the price

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience. Food was fantastic, service was really great and the environment on the water is really great for entertaining or a simple dinner! I would highly recommend the Halibut!

  31. MM

    MMcQ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Iconic seafood restaurant on Pier 54 since 1938. Clam chowder can’t be beat and their specialty is fantastic fish and chips. Right on the water. Go there!

  32. NP

    NicoleP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Just okay. Touristy.

  33. HE

    HayleyE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was great. We had a nice table. But the tables were not set as far apart as I would expect if the restaurant was trying to keep people socially distanced. I understand not being able to put them 6feet but we were right up near another table.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was fast although there were a lot of people there. The cod and halibut fish and chips were good but not very tasty. I think they didn’t season the fish before putting the batter. But it tasted fresh.

  35. AE

    AllanE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I had not been back since their reopening after Covid closure late last year until June of this year. I was surprised how slow it was. All that said, the service, food, drinks were all very good. I had the grilled trio of salmon, shrimp, and halibut which was very good being prepared just right. Will return for sure.

  36. BR

    BethR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Good food, Bad service Food was good, but not worth the $150 price tag. Our server forgot about our table due to a large party that he was waiting on. Never returned to refill our drinks or check on us or even check us out--not once. We waited 30 minutes for our check and had to ask 2 other servers to bring it before it arrived. There are plenty places to eat along the water...choose a restaurant other than Ivar's.

  37. a

    adamrb

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall1food4service4ambience1

    I explicitly booked an outdoor table due to the pandemic and not wanting to eat indoors. Despite the confirmed reservation, outdoor seating was closed. I was not called or informed of this change until I arrived at the restaurant. Not cool at all, as I would have gone elsewhere.

  38. JB

    JenB

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is one of the first five established on Seattle’s pier and you can tell by its hidden charm! I was between the cod and halibut fish and chips. When I asked the waiter what to order, he asked me where I was from. I thought that was an interesting way to gauge what I would like instead of simply giving me his personal opinion. Needless to say the food was incredible! Definitely the best fish and chips I’ve ever had (and for the record, I had the halibut). The view was beautiful as well. I went on a quieter evening for an early dinner, but I imagine this place would be lively on a Friday or Saturday night. Looking forward to visiting again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside and it was beautiful. The seafood trio with salmon, halibut, and prawns was absolutely delicious!

  40. B

    Bing

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    No crabs, no mussels, out of oysters,, one choice of clam. What kind of seafood place is this?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ivar's Acres of Clams offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-6852.

Ivar's Acres of Clams is rated 4.3 stars by 2456 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Spring and Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Waterfront / Belltown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Visit www.DowntownSeattleParking.com for rates as low as $3 per hour.<br /> <br />

  • Public transit

    University Street Station Transit Tunnel (enter at 2nd or 3rd and Seneca) - For King County Metro Bus and Link Light Rail

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Sheehan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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