Ivar's Acres of Clams

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Ivar’s Acres of Clams unveiled a whale of a transformation recently. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that still pays homage to its iconic roots.

Original features of the Pier including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant were restored. Enjoy expansive views of the Puget Sound, Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3. If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outdoor patio. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay.

Our chefs create award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world famous original recipes. Dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic! The only bad thing that we had was the Ivarita cocktail.......I would steer clear of that one.

KM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our entrees were excellent. Server did a great job of paying attention to our needs and making sure everyone was content.

DM
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day with the misses.

DA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. Oh, and the King crab legs were out of this world.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Asked for a view table and got one.
The manager, Casey Rose, stopped by our table twice. We felt like royalty. A wonderful experience.

BS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a much better experience than our last visit. Great setting. Food was fantastic. Our server had a great attitude and personality though he seemed under staffed. Kitchen was slow considering the level of business

K
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved 6p for dinner on a Sunday night and were seated promptly. The meal and service were excellent. The ambiance sitting next to the window was divine.

PD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, nice view, not too noisy to have a nice conversation. And reasonable prices.

E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. All off the food recommendations were excellent.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and beet salad to die for!!!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner date. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. We love the venue, the view & the ambience.

T
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice food and location, but service could be more attentive / less forgetful

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, great location and view!

WG
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful server, excellent salmon. Had a great time!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fast, friendly

DJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Ivar's was awesome. Food was delicious and presentation was outstanding. We don't eat out often but it seemed a little pricey to us. We took the bus and I'm glad we did because parking looked very limited.

T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great place for a large group of people. Staff handled it beautifully!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor clam Chowder que he probado

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IB
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seattle’s water front is slowly transforming since they dismantled the Viaduct. But, Ivar’s Acres of Clams has always been a city’s icon with good food and great service. This restaurant is one of our favorites in the Seattle area. This time, we took the transit bus from the Eastside for a no hassle, no fee parking. It was really convenient walking down the hill from the Central Library. The moment we walked inside, we can see and feel the history behind this restaurant. The staff is inviting and friendly. We were seated within ten minutes. Our server was on par. The Cioppino was delicious. The best part of all was enjoying the view and spending time with my family.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, was very busy so service was a bit slow, but they were friendly.

NN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner with friends. Ambience was nice, not noisy. But festive. Food was outstanding.

TB
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated at a window table which was spectacular. Our waitress was wonderful. She was very attentive and friendly. The food was very delicious but, I would have liked lemon and a few more hard boiled eggs with my crab and shrimp Louie.

DE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding fish & chip, and chowder. Service and views of Puget Sound and the ferries during the evening hours were picturesque. Will definitely return when we visit Seattle in the future.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

料理の質と値段が合わない。サービスも良いとは言えない。

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Holiday Trip from San Francisco.

GC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice overall. My fish had a bit too much truffle oil.

P
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by John T!

OT
Los Angeles
759 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clam chowder!

LP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our waiter was distracted and not at all engaging. It was hard because we were asking questions (that we had to repeat) and letting him know about what we had been doing earlier in the day and he was clearly not listening and coudn't care less. The hostess was superb. Loved her.

BH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The coconut mussel appetizer was amazing! All of the fish was high quality.

m
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had clam chowder sampler. And oysters everything was fresh and delicious

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great birthday experience!!

JM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a fantastic venue to have out team Christmas lunch. Perhaps the best thing about it was the noise level, or the complete lack their of. We will definitely be back!

JM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Over priced. Food is average.

RL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I prefer the lunch menu over the dinner.

SM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wish they would offer smaller portions of the fish and chips. You get 4 and I can only eat 2.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a couples night and things went really well. Server was attentive and ambiance felt good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and nice atmosphere

SE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing! I've never had oysters so fresh before!

MF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ivars is a Seattle institution and a great place to bring friends and out of town guest. Remodeling the restaurant really improved the ambience. The food quality for the price is a great value with a great selection of menu items. The only minor issue was the server could’ve been a little more attentive. I will definitely be back.

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