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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
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Ivar's Santa Clam
Appearances: Dec 9 & 16, noon to 3pm
Strike a pose with Ivar’s Santa Clam at Ivar’s Acres of Clams. Ivar’s famous Dancing Clam will be transformed into Santa Clam, complete with festive holiday garb, for children and families to snap a holiday photo. All photos will be posted on Ivars.com for free digital download – perfect for holiday cards – and kids will receive a free holiday treat. Reservations recommended; call 206-624-6852.
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
Some of the people liked their food. The fried food and the chef special looked best. I had cioppino. Broth was salty, greasy and old tasting. No fresh tomato flavor at all. The fish was dry and flavorless. Also it looked to have been sitting out for 10 minutes or more under the lights as skin had formed on it... all for 36 bucks. The toasted baguette was more like soggy wonder bread toast with grill marks. The drinks were stingy. Definitely not a "free pour." The staff was very good especially given their youth. Looks like good management and good training.
Worst service ever. We've been here many times and the service was fine. Our waiter seemed to simply forget about us. Runners and support staff did help to pick up the slack. Food took way too long and once it was dropped off, there was no follow up. Had to wait over 15 minutes to get the waiter's attention for our check!
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.
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