Ivar's Salmon House

4.3
4557 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4557 people are saying
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TedC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent at every level. The food was outstanding. We sat right at the corner window overlooking the water and the city in the distance. Great experience.

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Marilyn
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivar's Salmon House is the place we always bring out-of-town guests because the ambience, food and view of Seattle can't be beat. A quintessential NW restaurant which gives visitors a glimpse of Seattle's indigenous history.

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SharonP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had no idea there was a parking lot across the street for customers. That was a big plus. The greeter and servers were very good.

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Ziles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon House is always a winner! View, Service, Food always dependable and quality. In this crazy pandemic time the menu gives focus to some the all time favorites. Volume of food on the plate, in this era has decreased a bit....but essential in these days of economic challenge! Show up, Enjoy! It's Worth it! ... A Seattle landmark for its Great View, Personal Service and Quality of Food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was nice and quick, the food was a bit blend but the server she was awesome and very helpful.

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FredM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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TimG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the way the fish was grilled over applewood, our server Nick Was great, The only downside was having to wait over 20 minutes for a reservation we made over two months ago

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vipMoggierazz
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner spot to celebrate UW’s family weekend with our son. Excellent food, view of water and service. We will be back!

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Russian
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Happy to be back, it's been a while. Very good server and hostess. Honored our request for a window table. Food good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I felt as though the food was not exactly worth the price. Our waitress however, was superb!

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RichardW
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Yes good, but average overall. Enjoyed the food and the great view of Seattle,

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vipPerfecto
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was really great . Dinner was very good but a little over priced for what it is … fish & chips
Nice location on the water

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vipKristieG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server was so rude. He clanked dishes in front of our faces, had an edge to everything he said. I’ve never written a bad review like this. I was so disappointed. Food was good but way over priced $39 plates for $10 meal. Rude to my elderly mother too, Just awful.

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LeahD
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great great great

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Ivar’s Salmon House. We had a long friendship, moved to Atlanta, but has some relatives. We keep tipping after the Pandemic. Onward.

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SeafoodFan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Northwest theme on the inside & great views of the water. Service was first rate & food was good.

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vipDrew
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order anything salmon and get the clam chowder

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was fantastic. Friendly helpful competent. Smiles all over the restaurant you have a great

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RoderickM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Ivars. Good service great food. Nice environment inside the restaurant.

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ShaunS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in great location….advised by the locals…it’s where they go!

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BobD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Marcus as our waiter on a table of 8. He was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Marcus in the bar section. He is fantastic! Took care of us well, super funny, and he’s tried everything on the menu, so won’t steer you wrong.

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MarkH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was mediocre for the price.
Service was sufficient, but not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free desert for birthday.

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fiddleheaddiner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food is not memorable... it's close to cafeteria in taste.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing coconut shrimp was the best shrimp I’ve ever had! Must try!! Salmon was amazing

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TheAgentKaye
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Marcus, was excellent. We had a table on the patio overlooking the water; what a great view! The food was delicious and the cocktails were perfectly mixed. It was the perfect end to a wonderful day.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are celebrating the family reunion here. Food and service is great. Had a good time

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Mdiner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always consistent food. The coconut shrimp is our favorite. Service could have been better.

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JavierH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. The food was outstanding, our waiter, Jesus, was fantastic, cordial and friendly. The service was fast but with the great view of the city and the bay, I would not come here in a hurry. Enjoy the meal and the time. Great place for family gathering or for some food and a stroll on the waterfront walkway. We are from out of town but will definitely make this place a must when back in town.

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RodneyC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

King crab dinner was incredible
8 legs,sweet and tender. Great salad. Wedge with blue cheese and small bits of apple.. very tasty. My wife had crab cakes. They were over the top.

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PeteT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great night. The food was great and the service was just as good.

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Mike
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, the Northwest Sampler was very good.

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BrianaA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was amazing. We had a seat right by the water. The food was even better than the view. Great experience. Must go!

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JamesMMoore
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brad was excellent. Thank you for your kindness and service

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TessaH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service was very poor and the food was equivalent to a TV dinner for the price of a nice dinner at another Seattle restaurant which has some pride in their food. Mashed potatoes were bland, crab cakes may have been frozen, green beans were limp… portions were small and prices were high.

Our waiter was nice, but very forgetful and clearly did not know what he was doing. It took over 20 minutes for him to come back to take our food order after the initial greeting. Definitely had too many tables for his level of experience.

They do have a spectacular view, but my boyfriend and I spent the night flabbergasted at the experience we received for the price we paid. We won’t be going back- Seattle is full of phenomenal dinner services and this was not one.

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PeterQ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our 41st Wedding Anniversary at Ivar's Salmon House. The restaurant is unique and beautiful with gorgeous views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. And, the menu selections fit and reflect on the interior decorations and local ingredients.
Thank you!

RC
vipRobertC
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good for best time

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Thai
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter fish fried is over cooked. In general it’s a great lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Flies everywhere throughout the meal. Terrible smell of food waste from the parking lot. Sautéed clam wasn’t properly prepped so there was too much sand and mud. Won’t come back for a very long time unless there’s significant change in operations.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivar's Salmon House using the Order Online button. Ivar's Salmon House also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ivar's Salmon House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-0767.

Ivar's Salmon House is rated 4.3 stars by 4557 OpenTable diners.

Ivar's Salmon House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ivars.com/gift-card.

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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