Ivar's Salmon House

4.5
4490 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Ivar's Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Native American Longhouse with an open-pit barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked entrees. Our team is committed to serving you the best seafood while providing excellent service surrounded by incredible views of north Lake Union and the Seattle skyline.

You can also order your favorite Salmon House dishes via online ordering for pick-up and delivery. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support throughout these challenging times. We are honored to have such a great community of guests that have stood by us for 83 years.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact michelled@keepclam.com.

Michelle Dobaran Deide
General Manager
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  • Ivar's Salmon House Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

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

    Join us in the Whalemaker Lounge for Ivar's Salmon House Happy Hour every day from 3pm - 6pm! We offer delicious small bites, shareable plates, entreés, and desserts, along with $1 off draft beers, hard cider, 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipPerfecto
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Seared tuna app was very good
Dinner was uneven
Grilled fish was greasy and tasted burnt
Overall the food could be very good but prep is inconsistent
High cost for mediocre quality

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joyw
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beautiful view and good food. We had an excellent server.

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WendyK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and view. Well spaced out tables for safety!

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H20NO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ivars was very busy, our dining experience took about 2 hours (glad we weren’t in a hurry). Glad they are busy with business, but it took about 50 minutes to order.

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Forester82
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A visit to Ivar’s is A must prior to University of Washington football games. We enjoy the ambiance, wait staff and wonderful food and drinks.

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AnitaS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine dinner is such a great value. 4 glasses of wine almost makes the food free.
Each course was delicious.

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vipGourmand
Seattle
136 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband's birthday and we had a terrific halibut dinner which he lived and I a salmon dinner was fabulous. And oh that flourless chocolate torte!!!! Out of this world!

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DanM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 6 in our party and all 6 of us loved our entrees. Food came out quicker than expected and the view is as good as it gets.

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KevinB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we ended up sitting in the bar
service and food was great

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carll
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

great fish. Ceasar salad mostly lettuce, not much Ceasar. Fish tacos only average, due to salsa being a bit overwhelming and not that interesting. Blackened salmon excellent as usual. Great Rogue Valley Creamery blue cheese on knife and fork romaine salad. Superb pumpkin cheesecake. Excellent servers!

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Newbie
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and meal portions. Mixed drink were not made well though. Great desserts!

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KathrynS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance. If you're not a seafood lover, note that the choices are extremely limited; but those dishes are also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, and they were fantastic!

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KenB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely place and great setting, but everyone in our party of five was disappointed in the food.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great food, great atmosphere

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alaihi
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the good was tasty, cooked perfectly, and served with perfect timing (entrees were served within minutes of finishing our salads & appetizers).

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2SRJOfans
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met at door with vaccine & ID check, efficient pleasant friendly. Appreciate the efforts to create safe relaxed dining experience. Host waiting to confirm our reservation and take us to our table. Water and place services menus brought immediately. Michael our wait person was attentive friendly knowledgeable about the menu. He gave us time for relaxed conversation.
Food was well plated, ampley portioned, and flavorful. Michael accomodated separate checks and was there to say goodbye wishing us a good evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first place my wife and I ate on our trip. The view was amazing and the food was incredible!

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CathieB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service.

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CharleneQ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

You're better off eating at the regular fast food fare Ivar's.

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BruceC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was average, restaurant is nice but needs a refresh. Limited menu with likely many prepackaged dishs.

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Winediner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waiter was not attentive at all. He plopped our plates down and never came back we had no salt and pepper in our table. Should have asked for our salmon to be medium rare. It was sadly over cooked.

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goSeahawks
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thank you for a great Veteran’s Day dinner! Appreciate the offer, as my parents are both vets.

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ADMax999
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a bit of of a loud place. The food was great. Plenty of seating for everyone. Has a fantastic view of the Seattle Skyline.

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StuartCampbell
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, they continue to provide a wonderful Seattle experience to a life long Seattleite.

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GennaF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A non-gluten free dish was marked as Gluten free on their menu.

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TobyR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had the Seafood Medley as part of the Veteran's Day meal. It was really good.
Some of the best fish, crab, salmon I have had recently.

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AmyV
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ivar's is a Seattle institution, right? Well, maybe back in the day...these days, not so much. We were generally disappointed by just about everything except for the ambiance and building (Salmon House on Lake Union location). Yes, they serve salmon (however, we didn't eat it since we cook our own all the time), but the shrimp are farmed prawns from (mangrove-killing) India. The crab cakes are more breading than crab and the seafood medley's crab portion was the body and knuckle. While the service was attentive, our server didn't know the menu--it was almost as if it was his first day. I expected so much more from such a venerated restaurant.

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AnitaS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine dinner is a great value. Could have spent almost $65 just for the wine so it was a bonus to get dinner too. Come hungry because it is a good amount of food. The food was wonderful. Service was great.

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jnic
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I visited Ivar's Salmon House on 11/8/21. We were politely greeted by a staff member who checked our ID/vaccination status, and then promptly seated at a table with a beautiful view. Our server adjusted the window shade to keep the sun out of our eyes. On to the food...the Caesar salad was crisp and flavorful, and the accompanying cod sandwich and fries were fresh and delicious. My friend had and order of fish and chips, which was fresh, crisp and flavorful. All in all, everything was excellent from the food to the service.

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vipElise
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5