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Sun, 4/22
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Ivar's Acres of Clams

4.5
2062 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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.
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Phone number
(206) 624-6852
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Garr
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Cross street
Between Spring and Madison
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Parking details
Visit www.DowntownSeattleParking.com for rates as low as $3 per hour.

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

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.

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What 2062 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was average. We ordered fish and chips. It was a large serving but not particularly flavorful. Service was attentive and food delivered promptly. Ivars is a go to place for tourists. It is a been there done that experience with no desire to return. Prices were too $$$ for the quality.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My sister and I were meeting another woman for lunch; our families had shared a duplex about 70 years ago, and I only recently tracked her down online. This was our first meeting in 70 years. The staff became aware of the circumstances of our get-together and treated us like royalty -- made an already wonderful occasion even more so. Many, many thanks for a really memorable meal.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great waiter and great food. Also the view is great.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great Halibut!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Easy Peazy reservation for dinner with friends They arrived before us and were seated and able to order drinks before we arrived. I was worried we would loose the reservation because the whole party was not there. Thank you Ivars. Waiter was friendly and efficient. Food was good but not terrific for the price.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Honest and fresh seafood options. Stellar service at all levels. Good fun. Welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Made late reservations and were treated like we were the best customers of the day. Staff was great, window view of the ocean and watching the comings and goings of the boats was beautiful. Halibut wontons were excellent and the the King crab was the best! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very comfortable and cozy environment. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Will return again next time I'm in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great experience especially traveling with 2 kids. Food was great and server Josh went out of his way to help with the menu and talk about the ferries which are a star attraction on the pier.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We arrived around 11:30 am for our 12:00 noon reservation. We were seated at exactly our reservation time. We were greeted by our server and said we could make our way to the buffet while he brought our drinks. Everything was so delicious. The only problem was we were not instructioned on where all items of the buffet were located. We finally found where the fish station was. But overall a great experience

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We go here every year for Easter Brunch! We love the atmosphere, the food, and the price!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was really good. The wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed and the buffet ran out of items without them being restocked in a timely manner.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Enjoyable atmosphere.. View of the water and food brought timely and w/ excellent flavor

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I had the lunch menu mashed potatoes, greens, and 4 oz lightly grilled salmon (I asked for it cooked medium) - it was fine gourmet quality as far as the ingredients and appearance and seasoning. I'd recommend it to anyone for a tasty healthy lunch. I enjoy a nice small succulent piece of salmon and a balanced meal. I don't like "blackened salmon." We went on a Wednesday for lunch and it was nice to be able to reserve a table online. It didn't seem necessary in mid March but it would probably be very useful in Summer.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had to wait more we expected. The table wasn't ready when we arrived.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food. Lovely service. Server really engaged our kiddo which made the experience especially grand :)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Josh was great!
Party of 12 with family that had flown in to surprise my Dad for his birthday. We are a group who talk and laugh A LOT. The food was excellent as usual and came out rather quickly. Josh our server was on top of it. Our night was so much fun!! Perfect balance between casual and formal dining.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I ordered the grilled Salmon. Cause when you're in Washington one must try the fresh Salmon. Although I normally do not order Salmon as it is not my favorite fish dish. The Salmon was cooked and seasoned to perfection. I was VERY pleased with the meal. Also their crab cakes are now one of my top 2 choices for crab cakes in the Seattle area or anywhere for that matter. I would highly recommend Ivars Acres of Clams to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Hadn't been here for many years and was blown away by all the remodeling they'd done to modernize the place while keeping it's history front and center. The place feels like a party-in-progress as soon as you walk in. You can feel the energy as you wait for your turn to see what's further inside the restaurant. As you walk past the kitchen galley, you'll see the wide-open and airy feel of the dining room gives maximum exposure to the incredible waterfront views, especially at sunset. My favorite was their gluten-free Shrimp 'n Chips. Incredibly tasty with lots of super-sized shrimp. I'll be back just for this it was so good. And, the servers were incredibly friendly and hospitable which made the atmosphere even more enjoyable. Lot's to like about this place!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Although very popular with both local and tourists this restaurant keeps up its standards in the quality of its food and service. Eat here every time we come to Seattle and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Our server was excellent and the food delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We came to Ivars to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary. It was my partners first time here as well. We didn't know that it was also Ivars birthday celebration, and were caught off guard by how busy it was. I think if we had known we may have chosen somewhere else, just to make it more special for us.

The food was still good and we enjoyed ourselves! They had a really cool deal just for their event that we were able to take advantage of. The staff did great for how busy it was. The only thing is our server thought it was my partners birthday. The server had asked for our IDs at the start and we had mentioned it to him as well, so it struck us as funny.

Our experience wasn't a good indicator of what Ivars is like to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries but I'm glad we went. We will definitely check if there are any events going on before we try to plan a romantic dinner next time!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our server Jason was outstanding...Food was delicious...

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Have been coming here since the late 50's. Have always loved it BEFORE the remodel. Not as much anymore. The service is not as good and miss the sourdough rolls. Seems a lot louder and not easy to hold a conversation at our table. OVERALL still a great place to bring out of town guests for the view and local food. Prices are a little high but it is still a good deal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great time at Ivar's as always! Our server, James, was particularly engaging and made the night festive and fun. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great food, wine and service. Thanks

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

When a group of long time friends advised they were coming into town and asked me to choose a location for their 1 night out, Ivar's instantly overrode any other spot! It is Seattle!!! They were simply overwhelmed with your place, "head to toe"! From the moment one walks in the door: unrivaled ambiance, impeccably appointed, spotless facilities, professional/welcoming staff (we felt as if we were the most valued patrons ... period). Once they saw the view, they forgot they were even hungry for a few. Conversations halted with every ferry arrival & departure :) ... attentiveness of service staff, variety of and scrumptious (it's a word) of the cuisine, cocktails & the appropriate pricing, The Needle, Mr. Chayouly's creations & Pike Place took a back seat. This is the assessment that each of them asked me to convey to you and your establishment. They were in Seattle!!! Thank you. Debra Legg

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, view and service. We were entertaining out of state relatives and they really enjoyed everything about Ivars!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Open table you made the evening seamless. Ivar’s had something for all of us to enjoy

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

So I was actually really disappointed by our dinner here. I had a court house wedding and we decided to go to Ivar’s afterwards for a celebratory dinner. I had a group of 6, and in the reservation we included that we were just coming from our wedding. When we got there, one of my guests also told the hostess I had just gotten married. The dinner was fine, the waiter was fine, but we didn’t even get a “Congratulations” from anyone there. It was pretty upsetting after expecting a bit of a celebration for our wedding.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We were here for a birthday and noted it on our reservation. No one acknowledged it. Not that I necessarily expected a comped dessert (what many restaurants do though) but a verbal Happy Birthday or maybe a window seat would’ve been nice.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Had a great evening at Ivar’s. I was the only vegan in a party of 5. They customized 2 menu items to meet my needs. All of the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Our Waitress was attentive and the food was fabulous! It made my Dad’s 90th Birthday a special day.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I still find the menu pricey.. and I wish they had crunch crusty bread, not soft stuff.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and very nice waterfront view. The service was excellent and well worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was good, was hoping the soughdough would be warm, but it was cold, i'm not sure if thats a normal thing there, the strawberry lemonade was delicious. I ordered tbe clam chowder and fish n chips, chowder was amazing i love it, the fish n chips were good i was so full on the fish i ate only maybe 3 fries i was so full.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had to fly in to Seattle for a funeral, my Mom and three sisters. Our last night we wanted seafood, Ivar's was amazing! From start to finish everything was perfection! The chowder sample was delicious, salmon chowder my favorite. I also had the cioppino, packed with a ton of perfectly prepared seafood: salmon, mussels, clams, shrimp, crab, and a white fish.

My Mom and sisters had surf and turf, fish and chips, a steak with grilled shrimp, and the crab cakes. Everyone loved loved their meal.

Jessica (maybe Jess?), our server, was one of the best servers we have had in along time. She was personable, fun, attentive, and we never wanted for anything!

If we were local, this would be a regular spot. If we get to Seattle again, we will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Ivar's Acres of Clams is a hidden gem right on the waterfront. The remodel was really well done. I've got to come back, and come here more often!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Last minute reservation, but folks were very accommodating. Food was delicious. Hostess was gorgeous. Waitress was very friendly. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Good service. Good food. Beautiful view

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