Ivar's Acres of Clams

4.2
2708 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We're happy to welcome you back for seated dining inside our restaurant, lounge, and on the patio featuring spectacular views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains!

We appreciate the support you've shown us during these challenging times and want to ensure your safety and comfort come first when visiting us. We're taking extra precautions and steps to create an extra safe environment, including additional sanitization throughout our restaurants, proper spacing among parties, minimal contact between servers and guests, and additional health screening and training of our staff.

Due to space limitations within our restaurant, reservations are recommended.

Feel free to email any questions you may have to ashleyk@keepclam.com. Keep Clam!

Ashley Kelly
General Manager
Ivar's Acres of Clams
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  • Ivar's Acres of Clams Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join us in the Clamdigger Lounge for Ivar's Acres of Clams Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 6pm! We offer delicious small bites and shareable plates, along with $1 off draft beers and well drinks and $2 off specialty cocktails and wine by-the-glass!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2708 people are saying
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vipStephenH
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

was great with quick service at lunchtime. Enjoyed clam chowder followed by fish'n'chips

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

First time visiting from CT and expected the food to be better than what was served especially for the pricing. Very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got to sit next to the window...great view...food was great...drinks were great...waiter nice friendly n fast

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DavidF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the quintessential Seattle seafood experience, go to Ivar's Acres of Clams. You can get a regular affordable seafood dinner, or you can get a really fancy, expensive gourmet seafood dinner. Kid's menu is also great and affordable. This is no tourist trap. Real deal.

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Money
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot for dinner. Took my fam here while visiting the city. Just remember to get there early if you are looking for parking. Best spot is across the street for $10 on evenings. Try and get a spot by the windows... cool to see the ferries coming in and out while you eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, even better views of the water! 10/10

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LaurieF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray was great!!! He delivered the drinks and food very well. And he was very cordial and responsive to our little extra ask. Lunch was super!

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CAS617
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Solid location and outdoor seating is really nice - get the Trio dish and clam chowder! Was not a fan of the Fish & Chips

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sarahd
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Sloppy dressed staff. Unattentive waiting. Over cooked calamari and sandy clams. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and this wasn't the Ivars we have known and loved for years.

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vipdellapina
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Huge place. Nice view. Delicious beet salad. Almost no options for vegetarians.

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vipSusanL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was not good. He was not made for the service industry. We had a spill at the table and we cleaned it up ourselves. The waiter did not offer another drink until we were done with our meal. They were short staffed so they could not fill all the tables and yet they stuffed a party right next to us. I miss the covid skipping tables and dislike the covid short menu. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant.

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CajunGirl
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The chowder was good. Rich and Grammy. The Fish and chips was more like frozen fish sticks.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the Patio, right above water with beautiful views. Our server was great, food delicious. Fantastic experience and meal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Pretty much Seattle’s version of a Red Lobster. Wish that there was more flavor to the acres of clams OR cooked the wine off of the dish. Clam chowder was on point, so was the smoked salmon salad! Overall, a good place to check off a Seattle restaurant.

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Richard
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Convenient easy to find spot on the water to meet out of town visitors.
Limited menu likely because of difficulty of finding employees and food shortages . Tipped our waiter 20% because they need it although terrible service.
Food was okay but one doesn't visit Ivar's for the food. Very good drinks and wine.
Thanks for just being open.

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repeatcustomer
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor deck for lunch was perfect. Highly recommend if you can get a sunny day.

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vipstems2
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Ivar's. Everything was wonderful.

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MamaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had a group of 34 people and were told it was so busy they could not split the checks into couples because it would take one hour to do so. We said we will wait. WELL< it happened we were basically the most people in there. That was a bad vibe.

Service was great - food way overpriced.

BUT I was with fun people so I do not regret.

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Kaceyfl
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely wonderful outdoor dining experience! Rob was our server & was very attentive.

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AudreyS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is there a more glorious spot to spend a late summer evening than the patio at Ivar's? Water, sun, ferries, water taxis, fire boat. And the food is so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The view and patio are very nice but unfortunately I think it’s otherwise very overpriced for what it is. Limited menu and just not super tasty. I feel like it could be much better! The clams we got were not cooked or seasoned particularly well, and the chowder was fine but not worth the price.

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CamL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The clams were small. It is supposed to be famous for Clams, but the clam chowder and the actual Clam dish was not that impressive.

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Waggs
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Monday evening was not busy. 6 at the table. Food was beautifully presented and very good.
Informed at reservation and also while being seated this was a 57th wedding anniversary but there was no acknowledgment of this.
Service was ragged. Ordered clams and asked for bread for dipping. Clams were wonderful but bread came with dinner….late for dipping clam nectar. Some plates were removed when dinner was complete but two sat until after dessert orders were taken. Had to ask for to go boxes twice.
Ordered decaf coffee with dessert and informed they would have to make a new pot….very large container….would more than one person want decaf? Three decaf, one regular. We said we didn’t mind waiting. We’re served one cup and never offered refills….it was 9:00 and we felt they wanted us out.
I was disappointed in the service but not the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

It’s in the water… great views… food is SUB-par… for those of you that don’t understand, that means it’s just ok… you’re there for the VIEW!!! Period… I did have a great waiter Mike… he hustled HARD… he did a great job

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SusanJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful view of Seattle waterfront. Service was efficient and very personable.

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vipSJfoodie
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat on the patio on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon with out of town guests and it was just delightful! The view was spectacular, the service was great and the food was delicious. Their clam chowder never disappoints and our server steered us to the halibut fish & chips rather than the cod and he was spot on. The panko breading was crunchy and delicious and the halibut was superb. An enjoyable afternoon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food so much! And the view was great too! A great night out!

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BeccaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, ambience was great! We sat outside and it was absolutely lovely as the sun set over the mountains! We had the clam chowder and coconut prawns and were very happy with our choices! Service was okay.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

All of the food was great.
The crab dip was especially excellent, and the entrees were really good as well.
Ate outside on the water - views are somewhat blocked due to ferries, but could be great on a sunny day.

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KarenS
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation. Enjoyed the view while eating. The salmon was delicious, and we enjoyed the clams appetizer

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spider83
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing view, fair prices. I'd come back any time.

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ClaudiaK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought a friend from Ecuador who had never been to seattle. Awesome table in the sun right by the water. Perfect service. Good food (awesome clam chowder, Vader salad was marginal).

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BenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Entree came out while we were still eating our appetizers. Drinks came out late too

Everything was rushed and the place was empty

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Leslie
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

After not going out to eat since last summer, we were looking forward to eating at Iva's, what a disappointment especially for Ivar's. The salmon was Luke warm, over done. A replacement came that was at least hot. It appears dining out will not be on our to do list.

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PatriciaF
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Clam chowder tasted more like bacon than clams. Such a disappointment. Service was good. Nice view.

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Jess
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

There are two Ivars, the sit down restaurant and the fast food stand next to the restaurant. A few people has recommended this place so we thought why not (first time in Seattle). The clams were ok but the wine sauce was not cooked down enough. We both ordered the fish and chips and the fish was bland and chewy. It was 21.00 per plate Over all we spent 100.00 for two and it was worth. It’s more a tourist attraction. After we left we checked the prices and the quick version and it was 10 and some change for the exact plate we ordered. The quick version may be worth the try as it seemed better than the actual restaurant.

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LindaM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, the atmosphere & the service were all excellent.

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DuaneB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time entertainiing frinds fron the San Francisco Bay Area.

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AutumnY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had clam chowder at least 5 other times before coming to Ivars. So glad we had the best for last. It was delicious, and the best we had. All the others were good, but Ivars is the best. Our waiter was fantastic and so sweet. I wish I could remember his name. But, he Even gave us cool places to visit. All around excellent! Also, so very glad I made reservations. That place is hopping from the moment they open.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second trip to Ivar’s, the first time being in January 2013. On this visit we’d the Halibut Fish & Chips, Clam Chowder, a salad, and the Steamed Clams. The service was exemplary and the views of Elliot Bay made for the perfect dining experience.

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Ivar's Acres of Clams offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-6852.

Ivar's Acres of Clams is rated 4.2 stars by 2708 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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