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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (58)
Scenic View (47)
Good for a Date (31)
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Casual (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Kid-friendly (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Business Meals (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Romantic (16)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was our first stop upon arriving in Seattle and we were not disappointed! We tried several things off the menu and everything was delicious!! We will be back before we leave for sure.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My son suggested this restaurant based on his previous dining experience there. He described the Halibut fish and chips and the best he's ever had and said we all needed to go there to try them. My daughters birthday dinner was a good excuse to give it a try. He was correct, the Halibut was excellent. A little on the expensive side for fish and chips, however a very good meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The atmosphere and ambiance were wonderful. Our waiter, Brad, was congenial, knowledgeable, and FUN! The entire experience was outstanding. Each of the four of us tried a different entree; and, all of the meals were prepared to perfection!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This excellent location right on the waterfront at the ferry and water taxi terminals has fairly decent (metered) parking outside and parking lots across the way. The ambiance feels authentic for a big seafood restaurant. Service is professional and attentive enough. Our waiter addressed all requests positively and knowledgeably. The salmon dish, fresh oysters and steamed clams that we ordered satisfied all the seafood wishes we had for this birthday dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Two friends and I went for New Years Eve dinner. It was wonderful. Our table was ready at the time of the reservation, no additional waiting. We had requested a window seat through Open Table and got one. Our server, Bradford, was outstanding! Friendly but not overbearing. Helpful with the suggestions. Never flustered. The one disappointing feature was there was no entree with dungeness crab, only king crab. Must have been the season or availability. I had the bacon wrapped halibut and it was an excellent substitute though. Great dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a favorite spot for dinner when we are in Seattle. Beautiful view of the Bay. Thank you for making New Years Eve special!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Most delicious crab legs & clam chowder!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cold food..... bad service. My mom wanted to go here because she went forty years ago and liked it. We had a party of eight. Our chowder was cold. So was the halibut. My sister and I shared an acre of clams that tasted like a can of broth was poured over clams and served just warm. No flavor. So disappointing as this placed was $325 before drinks. None of us enjoyed the meal and our waiter was snotty and inconvenienced. Would never return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Been coming to the restaurant for years, first time disappointed. The font for Blue Friday and only in the bar should be the same size; disappointed to learn not in the restaurant. I ordered fish, no French fries, side of slaw and tartar sauce. Obviously the waitress did not "hear" my order because it came as the usual fish & chips. The chips were wasted, only had a small container of slaw. Because we were with another couple I did not send the meal back; however, I let her know that the order was not what I asked for. I also had to remind her twice that we had ordered wine. It appears that unless I text or tweet my order, the young set does not listen or take note of your order verbally.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

great food and atmosphere. Cozy on a winter night. Great Christmas Eve location. Well suited for large groups.all the food arrived when it should

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family was looking for a pleasant Christmas Eve lunch during our visit to Seattle. Ivar's was right on the water, so we watched the ferries board. Picturesque. Food was very tasty, but not over the top amazing. It was a lovely respite from a cold day. Our waitress was cheerful and helpful. Her suggestions were excellent and improved our food choices!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Well prepared meal. Very good service. Great location and open late.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Some of the best Service we have had at a Seattle restaurant. We were a group of 6 and our waiter was superb on every detail.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was delicious. I wanted to lick the plate. Service was excellent!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I made a special request in reservation notes for a more quiet area with possible window views. They put our party of 9 on the raised area, out of the way, with a great view of the ferry traffic. Just about every table in the place has a view of some kind. It wasn't very busy for a Friday night, so we had the upper area pretty much all to ourselves. Our server was super patient with my mother, who has dementia, for which I was grateful. The food was very good, everyone enjoyed their meal. The remodeled space is great. We'll definitely consider returning for special occasions and/or with out of town guests. Ivars is a classic Seattle institution!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had good service except the kitchen didn't make one of the entrees and the server didn't notice so we were all sitting there, our food getting cold, waiting for his entree to arrive. Finally we started eating, feeling terrible that he was sitting there without food. It took about 20 minutes before it arrived. He wasn't charged for his entree, but that didn't make up for the fact that it was very unprofessional to serve an entire table without checking first that the order was complete, it was awkward for the rest of us to eat while he watched, and he was hungry!

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food3
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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food5
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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food3
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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food5
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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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food2
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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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food2
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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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