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Ivar's Acres of Clams

2027 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (41)
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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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Seafood, American
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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

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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Please call for details.
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Cross street
Between Spring and Madison
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Parking details
Visit 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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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 for free digital download – perfect for holiday cards – and kids will receive a free holiday treat. Reservations recommended; call 206-624-6852.
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 2027 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

TinaH (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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.

Beachpilot (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Good service. Good food. Beautiful view

Sharon (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fish here can't be beat. We came for the Mardi Gras menu. I ended up ordering from the Mardi Gras menu, spouse from "regular" menu. My halibut was good, but his Seafood Trio much better. Service just okay this time. But with a nice window seat i requested when I booked, where we watched the sunset - ahh, service did not matter too much.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Really nice place and good food

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was over-cooked. Server was good.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great seafood, the salmon chowder was amazing! If you’re looking to dine late, look elsewhere because they close at 9p during the week. Otherwise, a solid choice for local seafood!

love2eatout (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was very good; I had the fish and chips and my wife had the crab cakes....both well worth ordering. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. We certainly would visit this restaurant on our next trip to Seattle.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

John was an excellent server, was there for any and all of our requests. I was a bit disappointed with the grilled salmon. Quite dry, even after applying tabs of butter to help soften and moisten it. Salmon is to WA as Lobster is to Maine. Its got to be done right

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was great and the food was delicious! The views are fun to watch the boats coming in and out and they have a well rounded menu!

JeannieF (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My family and I were celebrating my 70th birthday. Excellent meal, attentive service. Great time had by all.

vipSully (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great hospitality, food, view and atmosphere! The hostess told me that they remodeled within the last couple years. It looks great!

JeannieF (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I was celebrating my birthday a tad early. Great meal, great service, great service.