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.View Private Dining Details
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.
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!
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.
Our server was excellent and the food delicious!
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!
Our server Jason was outstanding...Food was delicious...
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.
Great time at Ivar's as always! Our server, James, was particularly engaging and made the night festive and fun. Thanks!
Great food, wine and service. Thanks
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
Great food, view and service. We were entertaining out of state relatives and they really enjoyed everything about Ivars!
Open table you made the evening seamless. Ivar’s had something for all of us to enjoy
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.
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.
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!
Our Waitress was attentive and the food was fabulous! It made my Dad’s 90th Birthday a special day.
I still find the menu pricey.. and I wish they had crunch crusty bread, not soft stuff.
Great food and very nice waterfront view. The service was excellent and well worth the drive.
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.
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.
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!
Last minute reservation, but folks were very accommodating. Food was delicious. Hostess was gorgeous. Waitress was very friendly. I would go back.
Good service. Good food. Beautiful view
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.
Really nice place and good food
Food was over-cooked. Server was good.
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!
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.
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
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!
My family and I were celebrating my 70th birthday. Excellent meal, attentive service. Great time had by all.
Great hospitality, food, view and atmosphere! The hostess told me that they remodeled within the last couple years. It looks great!
I was celebrating my birthday a tad early. Great meal, great service, great service.
We were a little late and they still held our reservation for us. They were very Accommodating they got us a window seat and the service was awesome.
It use to be really good; not so after the remodel. help is not useful.
The old Ivars experience is gone...too bad
Food very average
This was our first stop upon arriving in Seattle and we were not disappointed! We tried several things off the menu and everything was delicious!! We will be back before we leave for sure.
I had your steak
..it was terrible.
Your clam chowder rocks
My son suggested this restaurant based on his previous dining experience there. He described the Halibut fish and chips and the best he's ever had and said we all needed to go there to try them. My daughters birthday dinner was a good excuse to give it a try. He was correct, the Halibut was excellent. A little on the expensive side for fish and chips, however a very good meal.
The atmosphere and ambiance were wonderful. Our waiter, Brad, was congenial, knowledgeable, and FUN! The entire experience was outstanding. Each of the four of us tried a different entree; and, all of the meals were prepared to perfection!
This excellent location right on the waterfront at the ferry and water taxi terminals has fairly decent (metered) parking outside and parking lots across the way. The ambiance feels authentic for a big seafood restaurant. Service is professional and attentive enough. Our waiter addressed all requests positively and knowledgeably. The salmon dish, fresh oysters and steamed clams that we ordered satisfied all the seafood wishes we had for this birthday dinner.