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Ivar's Acres of Clams

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$30 and under
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Seafood
We're happy to welcome you back for seated dining. 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 with any questions you may have to caseyr@keepclam.com

Stay healthy!
Casey Rose
General Manager
Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2663 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside by the water. Perfect weather, although I don’t think you had control of that? Ivar maybe. Food was very good tasting. Two things though: The Salmons Caesar had a small salad portion,andI hate when stems are left in lettuces. They stick out of my mouth like a rat tail.

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vipFoodBea
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a blessing. Great service, great food, and great outside dining during coronavirus!

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KathrynW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food on outdoor deck overlooking the bay. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

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ValerieT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting outside and enjoying the view!

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Maily
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a huge fan of the new shortened dine in menu and would have preferred more options but everything else was great.

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SarahP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio, funky, expansive indoor area, friendly staff, tasty food--even for my picky eaters.

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randyw
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good they had a limited menu. Understandable since they recently re opened after the covid shut down. Our server was awesome and very accommodating to my wife's food restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was closed

Ivar's Acres of Clams
Responded on May 30, 2020

I apologize that you're upset that we were closed. Along with every restaurant in King County we were forced to close among the Cornona Virus Pandemic. We are hopeful we will be able to open soon and return to some form of normalcy. We hope you are staying healthy and happy during these difficult and trying times.

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal venue and amazing food.
The service was phenomenal and would definitely come back.

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ivar’s acres of clams is a Seattle institution. I’ve been stopping here for decades whenever I’m in Seattle and have never been disappointed. Last night I started with a cup of their clam chowder, which was delicious. A Subtle clam flavored creamy broth, with lots of chopped clams, potatoes. Celery and onions. For an entree, I had the Alaskan King Crab legs, which come with roasted potatoes, and sautéed spinach. It’s 2 lb of crab legs served with roasted garlic butter & lemon slices. You also get a bib, mini fork and a nut cracker to use on the shells and a galvanized bucket for the empty shells. The crab legs were succulent, meaty and cooked perfectly. I was so full, I skipped dessert. Shout out to Jason , who was my server. He provided great recommendations, and stopped by my table frequently to check that all was well.
Can’t wait til my next trip to Seattle.

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jenifer
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love Ivars. Been going since I was a kid. Now that I am grown up I like to eat in the restaurant, not outside unless it is summer and very warm. The place is great looking, good service. The food is very good also. The big problem is the price. I understand minimum wage has gone up, taxes have gone up, they have to make up for the problems caused by construction, but they are way overpriced. My husband and I had one iced tea, one water, a regular fish and chips, one halibut fish and chips and one cup of chowder. $80. Fifty, okay, but $80? Kind of ridiculous.

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SharonN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable lunch at Ivar's. The food was delicious and not too expensive and the place was not too noisy. We enjoyed the lunch combos, which are great and don't leave you with that overfull feeling, but held us for the day in town . Didn't get home until 9 PM, but was not hungry until then.

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vipFood4Ferg
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Happy Hour discounted menu-had the clam chowder, curry mussels, fried calamari, fish tacos. Basics done well with a great view...can accommodate a large group.

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kari
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So sad they no longer have gluten free calamari. Rest of the food was good as expected.

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saramac
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary with our sons and it was perfect! We loved our server and the food was perfect. It was a really pleasant meal for all of us and we’ll definitely be back.

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RafaelT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, James, was a badass! He was super polite and made us feel welcomed! The food was amazing and the lighting was perfect. 10/10 would recommend

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ChrissyMarie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jason, our waiter went out of his way to make our meal wonderful, we had family visiting from out of town and it was their first trip to Seattle, Jason made the experience a good one. Food was good, drinks were goo also

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vipAJJACKSON
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service from the greeter to the waiter...

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James
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience3

I was there for clams, and the ran out of clams? It also goes against the name of the restaurant.

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic! The only bad thing that we had was the Ivarita cocktail.......I would steer clear of that one.

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JessicaI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best Ivars in town. We loved the view, ambiance and food!

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KirstinM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our entrees were excellent. Server did a great job of paying attention to our needs and making sure everyone was content.

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DavidMoehring
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day with the misses.

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DaleA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. Oh, and the King crab legs were out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Asked for a view table and got one.
The manager, Casey Rose, stopped by our table twice. We felt like royalty. A wonderful experience.

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BrianS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a much better experience than our last visit. Great setting. Food was fantastic. Our server had a great attitude and personality though he seemed under staffed. Kitchen was slow considering the level of business

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Kathy
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved 6p for dinner on a Sunday night and were seated promptly. The meal and service were excellent. The ambiance sitting next to the window was divine.

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PatronDW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, nice view, not too noisy to have a nice conversation. And reasonable prices.

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vipExcellent
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. All off the food recommendations were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and beet salad to die for!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner date. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable. We love the venue, the view & the ambience.

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T2020
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Nice food and location, but service could be more attentive / less forgetful

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Warden
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, great location and view!

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vipWagonGirl
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful server, excellent salmon. Had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fast, friendly

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DuaneJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Ivar's was awesome. Food was delicious and presentation was outstanding. We don't eat out often but it seemed a little pricey to us. We took the bus and I'm glad we did because parking looked very limited.

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Tasty
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great place for a large group of people. Staff handled it beautifully!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor clam Chowder que he probado

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IslandBreeze
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seattle’s water front is slowly transforming since they dismantled the Viaduct. But, Ivar’s Acres of Clams has always been a city’s icon with good food and great service. This restaurant is one of our favorites in the Seattle area. This time, we took the transit bus from the Eastside for a no hassle, no fee parking. It was really convenient walking down the hill from the Central Library. The moment we walked inside, we can see and feel the history behind this restaurant. The staff is inviting and friendly. We were seated within ten minutes. Our server was on par. The Cioppino was delicious. The best part of all was enjoying the view and spending time with my family.

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Chels
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, was very busy so service was a bit slow, but they were friendly.

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Ivar's Acres of Clams does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Ivar's Acres of Clams also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-6852.

Ivar's Acres of Clams is rated 4.5 stars by 2663 OpenTable diners.

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