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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.

1001 Alaskan Way
Pier 54
Seattle, WA 98104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Lounge:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Happy Hour:
7 Days A Week!: 3:00 pm to Close

NOTE: Holiday hours may vary. Hours and menus subject to change.

Cross Street:
Between Spring and Madison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 624-6852

Website:
http://www.ivars.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Visit www.DowntownSeattleParking.com for rates as low as $3 per hour.

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

Executive Chef:
Chris Garr

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (67)
Scenic View (55)
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Casual (33)
Local Ingredients (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Kid-friendly (23)
Fun (20)
People Watching (19)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Slow service on a slow night.....good viewing of the city and harbor lights.
Comfortable booth....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 2 days ago

Requested ahead for waterview and was accommodated. Wanted to take a friend from Holland who travels all over the world to a Seattle icon - Ivar's. He loved the halibut.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

We were in a rush because we had another engagement after dinner and left little time for eating. They were very accommodating in getting our meal and check to us quickly even though they were very busy that evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

We booked an area for 20 people, the 1 server was awesome and handled everything quickly and efficient. We had a great time, and would use them again.
thanks

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and excellent service. Seafood was fresh and tasty! Great views of the ferry coming and going.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Long time favorite place in waterfront Seattle. A real treat!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday, just the two of us. Good was delish. Service was excellent! 🤗👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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!!

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was excellent, service was excellent, loved the revamp, which included elements of the original, historic structures, as well as an excellent outdoor seating area when the weather permits.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Thank you Ivar's Acres of Clams for a wonderful waterfront dining experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very disappointing meal. I have always enjoyed Ivars and have had many satisfactory meals there. This meal was very poor. The fish was dry, overcooked and tasteless, I'm not likely to go back any time soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, great food. Worth it every time. Will be coming back soon

Tags: Kid-friendly, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My girlfriend and I went for the Veterans Day Dinner. The table, food and service were excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My server was friendly and courteous as well as informative. Ambience of setting in this location is reliably inviting year in, year out.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good- nothing extremely fabulous but- overall pretty good. Fish and Chips were massive!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Radford was our waiter and he was absolutely fabulous... thx much!

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice to be in the retaurant and see all the history. Food was great as was the atomospher...A little noisy, but not bad.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great fish restaurant with a view of the bay. We had an awesome halibut. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food and service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was overpriced and very poor. The service was fantastic but will not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice dinner and good experience! Food, service and ambiance made for a fun evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Overall great food which lent to the pleasure of meeting with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was great claw chowder was great the quanity for the price not so great. We had a great time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food and stellar service. We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with a seafood feast.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I ate at Ivars my first trip to Seattle 15 years ago. It was nice to find it the exact way I remembered it- excellent in every way. The clam chowder is special!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Jason was a great server. He was very patient with my kids and helped them choose the best dish for them.
The food was excellent. We all enjoyed what we ordered. We had a great time. We'll definitely be back.

Thanks - Cari Lewis

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Splendid building, beautifully restored. Seafood excellent, as was our bottle of Chardonnay. The drawbacks are that it is slightly pricy and the service was too efficient; we didn't get to relax between courses.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Nice Birthday dinner, this is an annual tradition and a celebration tradition to look forward to.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Super place with killer seafood. Best we had in Seattle. Great value, good service and a great location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The clam chowder was my favorite !! Definitely want to visit again next time I’m in Seattle !!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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