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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 in Seattle on holiday from Australia and went into Ivars for a meal on our first night and were so impressed with the halibut that we revisited with some friends we met on our cruise whom we recommended ivars to.
They to really enjoyed the meal.
High recommendations to this resturaunt.
I had friends visiting from out of towm and wanted to show them the best Seattle has has to offer. The ambiance and historic setting is great, but we were disappointed with the slow, inattentive service (before and throughout the meal), the limited seafood selection, quality of seafood and presentation was just so-so.
We were to be seated on time with reservation ( despite the long wait line) but opted to wait for outside. Had a drink in the bar $5. Same drink outside with dinner was $8.
We ordered soup & salmon app. & dinner. Waiter seemed to want to bring all together. I was very clear that I wanted a first course & entree separate. Although we waited a while for our drink & first course ( bread was promised twice. Arrived after 1st course) it was a nice nite so we were relaxing outside. Nearly as soon as first course was served the waiter announced our dinner was on its way. I was still eating my sour & my partner was maybe 1/3 thru app when dinner arrived. My clams became cool & butter congealed before I finished. Waiter was not to be. Found except immediately after entree was served to see if it was ok. Had difficulty ordering 2nd drinks.
Soup sampler was very good. Smoked salmon was not the typical thin lox. It was thick & tasty. Excellent. Manila clams were ok. Butter was a little bitter. Yukon potatoes were good. Salad with crab & shrimp had lots of very fresh lettuce. Ok but not too generous amount of crab
We might have had dessert ( it was a birthday) but the waiter never asked. By then we were ready to be done.
Too bad they won't allow just drinks outside. Really a special setting. Food was fresh but ordinary.
Ivar's Acres of Clams is a Seattle institution. It closed during the construction of the new Seattle sea wall. When it reopened the restaurant had been renovated. Around that time the City passed the $15 minimum wage. Ivar's took that opportunity to re-do & raise their pricing to include gratuity. This was supposed to free the customer from adding a tip, and to ensure that the staff was fully compensated. Now they have kept the raised prices and want the customer to add a tip.
Food is routine, most of the menu (80%) is focused on drinks.
We had a very nice dinner at Ivar's. We had a lovely waterfront view. Food was delicious and our server was fantastic. She recommended a salmon chowder that was outstanding and I don't usually love seafood! We also enjoyed the sangria with dinner. I will definitely dine here again the next time I visit Seattle.
This was our first experience with Ivar's. Since we are from the Olympic Peninsula, the location of this Ivar's was perfect and within walking distance from the ferry terminal.
The host/hostess and servers were all very responsive, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent - a bit pricey but worth it.
Annabelle says: Loveliest spot on the waterfront, although umbrellas could not bend to block the sun on the expansive patio. Bread was cold, tasteless and without crust. Food was good, but king crab very good. Service kept up with our thirst and very attentive.
Food was okay, but nothing spectacular. Service was good, glad we had a reservation - but the prices for what we had seemed pretty high. If the prices were just a tad bit lower I would have thought it was an okay deal, but outside of the fact that it's a landmark and we had out of town family, I wouldn't just choose to go here unless I was entertaining out of town family, friends or business associates. Not bad, just pricey.
We first went for lunch when we arrived Seattle and as a party of 4 had an assortment of entres. Everyone was thrilled and we commentated on the great service and calm enjoyable lunch. 2 nights later we went back for dinner seated on the lovely deck as before. Unfortunately and not the rest. Fault we were seated next to loud very drunk heckling women. Once they left it was again attention to the beautiful sunset over the water. Unfortunately while our food was excellent our server was the worst.. took forever to get to us and addressed us as if we were at some diner. Practically throwing our plates on the table shouting to us as she walked by.. we left there saying "great dinner, horrible service" so as long as you get one of the good ones youll probably have a great meal. Really nice deck overlooking the lake.
A good place to celebrate special occasions with out of town guests. The food is great. Scenic views of Puget Sound and the coming and going of the ferries never cease to amaze and please our guests. The general ambience is good, but the service can be a bit slow when the place is really busy. We brought our own wines (produced commercially by a family member) which the server was very happy to open and serve. There is a corkage fee, but it was reasonable.
The noise levels can be a bit high for our older family members who are hard of hearing, but in general, the decibel levels were moderate.
We had the calamari and bruschetta for appetizers, and then nearly everyone had salmon or halibut (the bacon wrapped halibut was a bit hit) for the main course. Everyone was happy and full when we left. We will do this again.
Had a wonderful dinner in their new remodeled facility. We went to celebrate my spouse's birthday. They sent us a coupon for that occasion that gave us a free entree. We ordered the crab/shrimp louis' which were as good as we remembered. Only downside was we had to ask for a bread basket refill and I was disappointed they didn't bring a small birthday dessert for her which used to be automatic and complementary. But overall we enjoyed our dinner date.
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