Ivar's Salmon House
Despite the changes, you can still expect Ivars Salmon House as you have known it... 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.
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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 PMJoin 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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Salmon, halibut, shrimp, ginger infused Jasmine rice, seasonal vegetable
Alder Grilled Wild Alaska Coho Salmon*
Seasonal salsa, citrus beurre blanc, garlic Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable
Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad*
Classic Caesar salad with Cajun-spiced salmon filet
The food was good. Our server, Marcus was fantastic! Marcus gave us a great recommendation for food that can be GF. The clams were de. However, the value wasn’t there.
Ivar's main dining room hasn't been open for long after the COVID lockdown, and they are yet not up to their pre-COVID performance. Nevertheless it is well worth the visit if you are a seafood or an Ivar's fan. There were plenty of other customers who were there the same weekday evening who would agree. It was a beautiful evening, and the pleasure of dining in that environment after more than a year in lockdown made up for minor shortcomings: no bread was served with the meal, and the entree lacked some of the finishing touches one is used to at Ivar's. But then we are only about 70% out of lockdown, there is still reason for some restraint.
The Salmon House is back from the pandemic plunge and is as awesome as ever! The decor and atmosphere is uniquely Pac NW. While decor makes dining a special experience, the food is what makes it a truly exceptional experience! The alder smoked salmon is delicious, as is the halibut. The crab and goat cheese appetizer is delicious and the sides are tasty. Service is highly authentically friendly. A wonderful dining experience!
The food was fantastic - and they easily accommodated my dietary restrictions with no judgment. The view was incredible; it was a beautiful sunny day and surprisingly quiet sitting outside by the water. The service was perfect - our waiter was helpful and there anytime we needed him without being intrusive. Highly recommend.
The Copper River Salmon was not good at all. It may have been over cooked. The waitress did nit care after she highly recommended it.
Great experience always!
Family from out of town and one person had never had crab so brought them for the king crab legs. Everything was delicious.
The menu for the actual Salmon House was hard to find on your website. I don’t even think the actual Salmon House menu is available on your website. We were disappointed to discover that the menu we thought was for the Salmon House actually wasn’t. The food was mediocre at best, and the restaurant could stand some updating. I had hoped for a better experience at a seafood restaurant our only night in Seattle. On a positive note, the server did a great job and the drinks were delicious.
Food was great, service staff attentive, and view very nice!
It was a pleasure to be back at Ivar's Salmon House and enjoy their perfectly grilled, alder smoked salmon. Seating was distanced, and I think they have added multiple ventilation fans in the ceiling. My only request: please bring back the delicious corn muffins
We had great service by Marcus at Ivar’s and a good value with the 2-choice lunch special.
Our starters were good ( chowder and Caesar salad). We both got the seafood brochettes with jasmine rice and asparagus. The seafood and vegetables were well seasoned but the amount of seafood was small. The asparagus was under-cooked. I like crisp asparagus but this was barely blanched it seemed. The rice was perfect! We also shared a bottle of French Rosé at a special price (available M/T). It was lovely! Light, dry and refreshing with just the right amount of strawberry essence.
We had an amazing experience at Ivar’s! As out of towners, we made the reservation to celebrate a birthday on a recommendation from a local person. From the minute we walked in, to the moment we left… Ivar’s was simply amazing! Our server, Andrew definitely made our dining experience even more pleasurable than the food itself. He recommended drinks and food, constantly checked on our party in case we needed anything while we were dining, and was super friendly and held a positive attitude the entire time he served us! We’ll definitely be going back to Ivar’s next time we’re in town.
We like this place for the food and the view. They are totally slammed right now with not enough staff but everyone is trying really hard and we had a good time.
We had reservations at 12:30, but were not seated until almost 1:00. While our server was very nice, the restaurant was understaffed so the service was slow and hard to get anyone's attention.
Great food, great view, a classic Seattle must-dine for out of town guests!
Great service, food and views!
Great as always. We both had the Taste of the Northwest which might be the best menu item we have had at Ivar's. Alder grilled coho and halibut with seared Alaska weathervane scallops in the lemon beurre blanc. All were cooked perfectly and served with fingerling potatoes and broccolini. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
Amazing views. Excellent food. Nice ambiance. Not too loud, not too quiet. The salmon and halibut are exceptionally spectacular. Good diversity in menu. It is now on our favorites list.
The Salmon was perfectly cooked.
The food is terrific.
The ambiance is wonderful.
The service was cheerful, even though that night they were super busy.
Great setting and the food was very good. The only issue we had was our server never wrote anything down and forgot one of our dinners. It was finally served when the others where finished. Beautiful view from our table. Would definitely go there next time I am in Seattle
An iconic restaurant that gives you the feeling you are part of the indigenous people of the area's long house. Memorable ambience, excellent service and really well prepared
food. The views are spectacular too!
Great location to take guests from out of town. Great lake view. Very reasonable prices.
Our server was outstanding, he singlehandedly made the experience great!
Outside table. Everything perfect especially service.
One of our favorite dining spots. Love the view of the lake. Great food and excellent service. So glad to have it open again.
They are trying hard to come back, but it is slow to return to the level of excellence as before….
It was lovely and our waiter was awesome and we would come back just for him. And his wine recommendation. 😉
Reservation was easy. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Our server was new so we’ll give them a break. Menu options were okay but expensive! Cooper river salmon $55!!! That was shocking!
I ordered clam chowder and a Caesar salad. Chowder was barely warm, had a crust (like homemade pudding) like it had been sitting out for a long time. Caesar salad was barely cold…had brown pieces of lettuce and the Parmesan flakes were dried out!!
I asked for coffee and was brought tea only to have the sever ask me if I was sure it wasn’t coffee! That was SUPER rude!
I’ve never been so disappointed in this restaurant and I refer people here all the time. I will no longer be recommending people.
Overpriced, low quality, unbeatable view of the lake and Seattle.
I had the northwest medley with halibut salmon and scallops and mine was satisfactory unfortunately my partner had the Fish and chips and they were extremely over cooked. They brought her a three piece from the bar menu. Unfortunately it was not the quality that we have come to except from Ivars Salmon House, as we are regular customers.
Experience was ok. Very expensive for just an ok evening out.
Although the food was phenomenal and everything was fairly priced for the quality, the wait staff was average at best. It took 20 minutes for us to get our drinks. I understand our server was somewhat new however. Overall, our dining experience was over 2 hours when we should have been an hour at best.
Always a favorite. Things have changed, but so very glad they hung in through the Covid troubles. Love, Love, Love this place!
Very overpriced. Should have known based on how much easier it was to make a reservation here than at other restaurants in the area. It’s a lovely location with great views but the food was lackluster. I got the crab encrusted halibut, which sounds amazing but was mediocre. Three days later, I got a dish by the same name at a restaurant in Florence, OR and it was vastly better … and a good bit cheaper!
The potatoes served with our dishes were cold. My wife’s fish and chips couldn’t compete with Long John Silvers. The steamed crab was good but $60 per pound.
Overall, not worth the hefty prices.
Friendly, outstanding wait staff and great views.
Can't beat the view at this old Seattle institution. Love that parking is easy.
Our server was very upbeat and courteous, we never had to wait for service. The meals were excellent and the ambience was perfect! Looking forward to our next visit!
Great view and great food. We have been going to the Salmon House for over 40 years.
Arrived early for our reservation & reception accommodated our reservation request for a window table though none were available by freeing up the table for 6. Food was yummy, well portioned served hot and promptly. Wait staff was prompt courteous attentive helpful and just friendly enough.
Everything was lovely, especially the service which is refreshing to experience during this Covid time. The only complaint is the noise level from the freeway while we ate outside. I look forward to returning but will not eat outside again!
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 4438 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.