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About Ivar's Acres of Clams
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.
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
7 Days A Week!: 3:00 pm to Close
NOTE: Holiday hours may vary. Hours and menus subject to change.
Between Spring and Madison
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Since 1938! Experience the City of Seattle's colorful waterfront and dine on award winning Pacific Northwest Seafood, all in one great place at Ivar's Acres of Clams. Space available for holiday parties, business meetings, cocktail hours, wedding receptions, corporate entertaining and more.
Ivar's Acres of Clams Ratings and Reviews
We were there mid-afternoon prior to Monday Night Football, the restaurant was very full, and the wait staff was FANTASTIC (given a very full crowd). The food was, as always, equally good. We took friends from out-of-state, and they were well impressed with everything!!
We were there on a slow night, great views of the bay and watching the ships come and go. The service was excellent, our first server got sent home because the night slow he was humorous and excellent. Our second server tattoos with spectacles as the first one describes him was also excellent with great desert and desert drink recommendations.
Disappointing quality. Sauce on the sockeye salmon was corn-syrupy and cheap. Brussels sprouts under cooked and scorched on the outside. Bacon pieces were just small strips of under cooked fat. Had better food at Denny's. Expected much better from an iconic Seattle restaurant. Though service, ambiance and view were excellent. Not the Ivar's of years ago... Sad.
Service and location were great. I'm comparing the salmon chowder and salmon lunch entree to dishes I've had at the Wallingford location and it wasn't as good, and a bit steep for what you get (although the calamari was a good value and the highlight of the meal).
We always take our out-of-town visitors here. Every time we come back, it's always the same excellent service. Even though our server, James, is obviously busy, he is still very attentive and delivered our food in time. The food is always of great quality. Our visitors were satisfied and happy.
This is always a favorite! When we have guests in from out of town, when we are celebrating something special, or when we just want a nice dinner. The service is always excellent, the food never disappoints, and we always have an amazing meal. Keep it up, Ivar's!
We received great service celebrating my mom's birthday. The lobster was prepared as requested. My acres of clams were great too. Ivar's is a great restaurant for celebrating or just an enjoyable meal. The only issue is my mom would have liked her bread toasted.
Ivar's is one of Seattle's iconic restaurant brands and the Acres of Clams location on the waterfront is just great. The place is huge so if you are having a party (up to 120 people) you might consider this venue. The chowder was very thick and rich with actual clams and not overwhelmed with potatoes like some others do. Two of us had the classic halibut fish and chips; generous portions. The salmon likewise was generous and very well done. I commend this place for when your family comes to visit.
We had a terrific time at Ivar's. It was our last night in Seattle and we wanted a special meal and they delivered. The host was very kind and when he heard it was our last night he got us a table at the window overlooking the water. Our server, Abraham, was outstanding. The décor was very nice. The tables were spaced very nicely; not crammed together.
The salmon my wife ordered was absolutely delicious. My chicken dish was tasty but a little dry (I should have gone with my second choice Prawns & Chips, especially since seafood is an Ivar's specialty).
I listed the noise level a little high because we had two tables nearby with "loud talkers". Otherwise, I think it would have been quiet.
The next time we are in Seattle, I'm sure we will go again.
Loved the food! So delicious!! Can’t get over the coconut mussels. The service was impeccable and even when our reservation was at 9:45. 15 minutes before closing, we never felt rushed. The waiter was really great and we thoroughly enjoyed our first meal in Seattle right off the plane!
My daughter is allergic to imitation crab. Although we were sure it was not used here, we have to ask. The waiter and the chef were extremely helpful, not only reassuring us, but also researching what the potential allergen is is the product. Or waiter was vey attentive, appreciating the birthday for a relative we rarely see. He was conversive and understanding of or wanting to spend extra time with family.
Have not been to Ivar's in years so when I planned a trip to Seattle it was on the top of my list. The restaurant had been tastefully remodeled, and the ease of online reservations made the experience very enjoyable. They lived up to my expectations and I look forward to dining there again. Kudos to our waiter, Paul.
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