The jazz on the sound system is irritating and too loud, and we have found this to be true on previous visits as well. I would describe it as "agitating." The noise level makes comfortable conversation nearly impossible. When leaving, we noticed the noise level seems to be better (lower) away from the windows -- in the area of the booths. After many visits to Ivars over the years we are just about ready to give up on it and find someplace quieter and more relaxing for lunch.
oh we looove Ivar's! always and forever a consistent & delicious local place to go.
for starters, both literally and figuratively, their chowder is chocka-block full of clams. yum, rich & creamy & perfect for dunking that sourdough roll.
the fresh sheet is the way to get the best and freshest and closest food to home so last night we chose the seafood/saffron saute over rice as well as grilled halibut w/mango salsa. perfect!
and please have their carrot cake... full of carrot's, walnuts, 3 layers of delish.
service is fast, friendly, last night very sweet!
Fifteen of us gathered to celebrate our daughter’s upcoming vow renewal. It was a festive occasion and everyone enjoyed it immensely. I love Ivar’s chowder and their fresh halibut was delicious. The service was excellent and pleasantly accommodating. Thank you, Ivar’s, for making this occasion memorable.
We've enjoyed Ivar's Landing several times for a timely dinner on our way to a sporting event. The staff is consistently top-notch, able to provide speedy service if desired or relaxing service if that's what's right for the meal. The views are great with the ferry coming in, and the food is always top-notch; clearly the kitchen staff is on the ball every time.
Overall the experience was great however when we asked the server what exactly is the quantity of the 1/2 pound of crab legs she was not forthright and we paid $32 for one leg.... of we had known we would have gotten something else.
Excellent food! I will be going back again for another outstanding meal.
Excellent as always. The waiter was incredibly professional and definitely knew his business. My wife had Halibut and I had the Paella. The recommended Zinfandel 7 deadly Zins wine was perfect. Delicious!
Great place to eat in Mukilteo. The view is great and the food and wine are wonderful!
Great food and service. We took advantage of the birthday coupon and was treated extremely well. no complaints.
I took my husband to dinner to celebrate his 70th birthday. My husband received a birthday card from the staff when we were seated. Nice touch! Erik F was our waiter and he provided us with outstanding service. We never seemed rushed which we appreciated. It was a beautiful evening and the view was wonderful. We definitely will be back. Thanks for a wonderful birthday celebration!
I always have a good meal here and the service is always excellent. This time, because halibut season had just started, I ordered an entree size salad with halibut on top and my friend ordered the same but the smaller size. I expected to get a larger piece of fish because my salad was larger but it was the same as the small size and that was very small. The greens were just greens, no other veggies and the rhubarb dessert was nearly tasteless. I really love Ivars so I hope it was just an off night.
Always enjoy Ivars. They have changed the menu and have fewer basic fish items that Ivars is known for. Would rather have the fish then the fish rolled or coated in something.
Fantastic service and great food & views. Loganberry martini was amazing!
We reserved a table for Easter 2pm. The place was happy and busy. Great food, really great service, and special consideration given to Grandmother: We asked for a wall table to help with her hearing and processing noise. Not sure it helped her, but we were accommodated! And it was Easter! It was great. Piping hot Coffee Nudges came quickly after we arrived, cold from the weather! Will come again.
Our reservation was for 1:30pm on Easter Sunday and we were seated promptly. Courteous staff. Excellent seafood. We frequently eat at an Ivar’s restaurant.
Easter Brunch was wonderful. We loved our menu choices and the food was delicious. Service was outstanding. We will be back
Great Easter brunch at my favorite waterfront spot. The only stumbling block is that the poached eggs were all undercooked, with whites that were inedible. Otherwise, a fantastic brunch.
Adult food was great. Kids menu seems like it was made by someone who has never eaten with a kid.
It was fantastic, all of us enjoyed the food. Our waiter was exceptional.
As always the landing does not disappoint.
Great service. Food was ok.
Still one of the best place for fish in the Seattle area. Food is very good, but perhaps a little pricey for just a dinner out! If lucky enough to get a window seat, you cannot beat the beautiful ferry and water view! Parking is not too much of a problem either. All-in-all a nice place to enjoy a nice dinner.
Wedding Anniversary dinner for wife and I. Was a great night. John was always on point with service. Food was fantastic. We keep going back. Great place to relax and enjoy seafood, drinks and dessert. Kid friendly place.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. It's right on the Sound, next to the Mukilteo ferry dock, the food and drinks are always great, and the personnel are always excellent. Louis was our waiter this time and he was engaging, professional, and answered all of our questions. It's a wonderful spot!
Enjoyed our lunch time meal. Wait staff were all courteous and prompt. Celebrated a family members birthday and they gave him a card and birthday dessert. Was very nice of them!
I thought the dinner was expensive for the quality of the food. While the waitperson was excellent, she was constantly upselling us. The person's birthday we were celebrating was older & a bit confused about ordering. She left a couple decisions to the waitperson to "surprise" her. In both cases, the waitperson chose to bring the most possible option. I felt the waitperson definitely took advantage of the situation.
Always a great place to have dinner. Great food!
We are frequent diners at Ivars. The food is consistently good.
Our waitress on this last visit was superb. Although it was an extremely busy night she was attentive and right on with all of our requests.
I bring my son,and 2 year old grandson every other week for a nice lunch. The waitstaff is always kind and helpful. Our time here is forming wonderful memories while teaching my grandson appropriate manners in a upscale restaurant
The complimentary bread & butter is delicious. The waitress was awesome and the food is great!
Everything delightful and server was great with kids. Fantastic views.
Our Shrimp/Crab Louies were amazing! Our waitress was friendly and attentive! Of course the view of Puget Sound was beautiful! It was a really fun evening out and a great memory...
I dine here often because of the staff, food and ambiance! Always am impressed!
Wonderful food and view. There is nothing like sitting at the window watching the Washington State Ferry come and go. Great service makes it even better.
My daughter and I went to enjoy the classic Louie for Ivar’s Birthday! Everything was great.
It's always a treat to dine at Ivar's at Mukilteo Landing. The food is amazing and the service is always superb. We look forward to special events when we eat at Ivar's
My husband is allergic to shell fish. We specifically told the waitress to leave out the prawns on the seafood sautéed, due to thAt allergy. The kitchen left off the prawns but keep in the shrimp. She offered to bring another plate and correct it, but my husband doesn’t like the fuss. So he just picked them out. (I wasn’t sure he’d be okay), but He was okay, but I guess you specifically need to tell them “no shellfish”. Neither of us saw the shrimp on the menu, just the prawns...so it was partially our miss. Just wanted to forward that.
The food was wonderful. Being allergic to shelled seafood and also fried foods and gluten intolerant, I was pleased to find things I could eat that were not breaded, fried or gluten based. Cedar planked salmon with apple/mango chutney was very good and a real treat was a decadent chocolate gluten free dessert that was easy to split and the half of the piece was perfect for the 2 of us to end the meal. We love this place!
Excellent food and phenomenal service. Regrettably I do not recall the servers name, however he was fantastic!! Always a good experience here. Pricey but worth it!
I don't know if Ivar's has the best seafood around, but it is pretty good, and a local restaurant chain doesn't stay in business for decades if the food isn't worth the visit.
We visited this time for the Ivar's 113th birthday promo, at lunch. 4 adults and 2 small children in our party. We were given a corner table right next to the ferry dock, which was great - especially for the youngsters who watched the ferry load/unload a couple of times.
Ivar's servers were on top of things, as usual. Drink orders were taken right away. We ordered Northwest platters and a Shrimp and Chips. The food was tasty, firm and not overcooked.
This is the best place to meet for special Occasion or for any time that you want to get the best fish in town and for good over all prices. Service is always good and friendly and warm. I will return in the future too.