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Ivar's Acres of Clams

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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We're happy to welcome you back for seated dining. 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 with any questions you may have to caseyr@keepclam.com

Stay healthy!
Casey Rose
General Manager
Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2695 people are saying
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vipSeattleFoodie
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party and I wanted to visit this Seattle staple before it closed its doors for several months. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we walked away pleased with our experience overall. Highly recommend their pan-seared blackened tacos with a cup of chowder. However, the true cod fish and chips is another solid item which you can't go wrong with.

Look forward to coming back here when Ivar's re-opens!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the grilled salmon - the bacon wrapped halibut was overpowered by the bacon but still very tasty. We will definitely support the takeout spot for fish and chips until the restaurant reopens!

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Schatzie
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Anything on the menu that has to do with seafood. I do wish that they had offered the crab and shrimp Louis salad like they have at the Mukilteo location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our server Jo was amazing and made my birthday dinner very special! She is nice and helpful. Great vibe and decor. All the food was delicious and hot when it came out. No complaints, cannot wait to you you in April!

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ChanhC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was excellent. Not a lot of selection due to pending closure for COVID-19. Will come back again once they reopen.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good... but how does a place with Clams in the name... run out of clams at 4:30pm??

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DavidM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The chowder was fantastic! I have no idea what they do to the lemonade, but it was the best I ever tasted. A must stop if you are on the waterfront, the smoke and weather reduced the view, but a few seals livened things up!!

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JamilaE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Waitresses had the personality of lint. She had attitude of someone who didn’t want to be there we were so excited to be there had just gotten off plane from Vegas it was our first stop. Was recommended by person who now resides in Vegas. The food was absolutely delicious I definitely experienced a “food coma”. Went to another place near food was just as good and wait staff was glad we came in they were delightful. So much going on everyone has issues don’t take it out on the people who are trying to support you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great view!

AM
AlanM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view and the wonderful food made for a memorable experience. Friendly service made us feel “at home”. Can’t wait to return for more!

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MonicaY
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining outside and participating in the happy hour menu before our dinner. The patio had a great view and ambiance.

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Terryc
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food--well average. Th clam chowder tasted like it was out of a can off some food service delivery truck, nothing special. Calamari, the same, prepackaged. The Cesar salad with grilled salmon was good, the fish was cooked perfect, not overdone. The fish & chips were good. The total dinner for three, with beer, $172, so I had better expectations. Would try other places before considering to return here.

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PatriciaC
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great halibut dinner. Good cod fish and just ok chips. Lava cake dessert was excellent. Best part was nice view from water front table. Hope the menu expands after COVID....

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GabrielaG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing service, everything was perfect, I will recommend this place for sure!

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IlanaB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had the salmon with corn bread pudding and green beans - it was delicious. We loved the clams appetizer. My husband said his fish and chips (Halibut) was a little dry. The service was great. We sat on the patio at sunset and enjoyed the view of the water, sky, and the ferris wheel. We recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was average nothing to write home about. Beautiful view of sunset & outdoor patio area!

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iVurbs
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed Ivar’s. The food is amazing and you can’t beat the view

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Maily
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were really looking forward to having the salmon Katsu bowl, but they replaced it with a salmon cake dish that was not very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome!

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VelindaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was nothing short of amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were able to sit outside and it was the perfect ambience! the tables were properly spaced and all the measures were taken. the drinks and food was delicious!

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MelanieB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful patio with food service and food.

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rw09
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ivar’s has done a great job in the pandemic, spacing out tables in their outdoor space much more than 6ft apart. They have implemented a QR code scan for payment rather than needing to scan a credit card which made paying much easier with fewer touches. All staff were very courteous and professional. Highly recommend Ivar’s for a meal outside.

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MaryH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were delighted to host our friends from NOLA at Ivar's Acres of Clams. It's a Seattle institution and everyone loved their lunch. We sat on the dock and enjoyed the beautiful view on a gorgeous Seattle summer day.

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DishDelight
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit dining out, both times here at Ivar's Acres of Clams. This time was a beautifully hot day in Seattle, and there were lots of people sitting out on the balcony where we were hoping to sit. Unfortunately, I was not comfortable sitting out there with so many people, and was escorted to a section of the restaurant where we were scoially distanced yet able to still have a great view of the water.

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EAndrewB
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being a Seattle institution, I'm always wary that Ivar's will rest on its laurels and deliver a less than excellent experience. But on every annual visit when we come to town I've never been disappointed. The surroundings are great and the food and service were terrific. The preparation of the clams in the wine broth was fantastic, as was the attention paid to properly cooking the fish. The fresh strawberry salad complemented the rest of the meal. A great experience in addition to being part of Seattle's history.

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BrennanT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in town at one of the nicest water view locations in the city.

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ClaireF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was fabulous! The food was great and I felt good about the safety precautions they took.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience at Ivar's was great. We were seated on the deck, by the water. We had excellent service and the food was amazing. Highly Recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Molly simply incredible! The view was amazing, as well as, the food 😋 Can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with friends to a restaurant in Seattle in 4 months. Patio was spotless and felt safe, service was stellar. Grateful for this wonderful business.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside by the water. Perfect weather, although I don’t think you had control of that? Ivar maybe. Food was very good tasting. Two things though: The Salmons Caesar had a small salad portion,andI hate when stems are left in lettuces. They stick out of my mouth like a rat tail.

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vipFoodBea
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a blessing. Great service, great food, and great outside dining during coronavirus!

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KathrynW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food on outdoor deck overlooking the bay. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

VT
ValerieT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting outside and enjoying the view!

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Maily
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a huge fan of the new shortened dine in menu and would have preferred more options but everything else was great.

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SarahP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio, funky, expansive indoor area, friendly staff, tasty food--even for my picky eaters.

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randyw
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good they had a limited menu. Understandable since they recently re opened after the covid shut down. Our server was awesome and very accommodating to my wife's food restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was closed

Ivar's Acres of Clams
Responded on May 30, 2020

I apologize that you're upset that we were closed. Along with every restaurant in King County we were forced to close among the Cornona Virus Pandemic. We are hopeful we will be able to open soon and return to some form of normalcy. We hope you are staying healthy and happy during these difficult and trying times.

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal venue and amazing food.
The service was phenomenal and would definitely come back.

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 4.6 stars by 2695 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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