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Ivar's Salmon House

3318 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Groups
Ivar's Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse, complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked entrees. Here, in a setting filled with Northwest native artifacts and historical photographs, you'll enjoy memorable meals surrounded by spectacular views of boats cruising on Lake Union with the city skyline in the background. Favorite daily entrees and fresh-sheet selections include alder-smoked salmon, prawns, alder-smoked chicken, and seasonal seafood specials.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Monday – Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Happy Hour:
7 days a week!: 3:00 pm to Close

NOTE: Holiday hours may vary. Hours and menus subject to change.
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Phone number
(206) 632-0767
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Somerville
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180-degree views of Lake Union will set the stage for your spectacular private event at Ivar’s -- truly the heart and soul of the region. Whether you’re celebrating an intimate wedding or planning a rehearsal dinner, Ivar’s offers the best of the Northwest!
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Cross street
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Parking details
Plenty of parking options with a large private lot and street parking.
Boat parking available dockside on Lake Union.
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Public transit
NE 40th St (1 block North of Ivar's) Metro Transit Buses: #26, #31, #32. Route details at:
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Come enjoy lunch, dinner or happy hour! Dine on Chef Somerville's fantastic menu and your favorite beverage from the “Whale Maker” lounge!

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Special events & promotions
Join us for a feast for the senses -- a Mardi Gras party like no other at Ivar's Salmon House. Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Ivar's Salmon House as we feature an exciting array of food, drinks, music and prizes. Guests are encourage to wear a mask or dress in themed attire.

WHERE: Ivar's Salmon House
WHEN: February 13 | 7-10pm
COST: $40 (food, 2 drinks + entertainment)

Food & Drink Offerings:
Nosh on a heavy appetizer buffet featuring Cajun and Creole twists on Northwest Seafood, King Cakes and Mardi Gras drink specials.

Hoot, holla and jig to live jazz music

Door prizes:
All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a stash of prizes.

Online to reserve: or call (206) 632-0767
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We specialize in preparing fresh and wild Northwest seafood grilled over our open Alder wood fire, creating menus that distinguish us and go beyond the ordinary. Our accomplished and professional staff is here to see to your guests' every needs. Allow us to create a memory that will last a lifetime.

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What 3318 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful view, good food and attentive staff.

Charlie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Comfortable and casual, with a nice menu and water view.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We went because they were having a Mardi Gras special menu and we ordered off that menu. Special NOLA drink was great, but a little price at $13. Food was not spicy so that was good for me, but if you like it spicy you would be disappointed. Fun menu though and lots of choices. Service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Very helpful staff that was able to accommodate a large group. We always enjoy bringing friends and family from out of town to this unique and quality dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

I've been to the restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the food. Monday night the food was so bad everyone in my party commented on it. Very bland and tasteless. We will not be returning.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Unfortunately the salmon was cooked well done and took much of the flavor out of it

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent evening with family. Good food & service, great view and worth the trip.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent well prepared food, good variety and good service. I loved the Mardi Gras specials. The blueberry beignets were amazing!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Grossly over rated, over priced, sub standard food. Excellent staff and service. Halibut and Chips ordered were served over cooked and dry with tasteless batter and barely warm fries. Wine priced at $6.75 in market was served at unconsionable cost of $34.00. Overall a sad experience - never to be repeated.

NK525 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service, great table. Nice creme brûlée for birthday person. Decor is wonderful.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

I’ve been to this place multiple times in the past couple years, but this time I was severely let down on the food. My moms dish was just really salty, and my steak was ok. I remember it being really good here. Also, I know they did the whole “tipless” phase and just raised the prices, but it looks like they went back to the tipping model and didn’t bring their prices back down. Overall, I don’t think I’ll come back here again sadly.

vipSEAguy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

My parents were visiting from out of state and this was just the place to bring them for fresh seafood, famous clam chowder, and a unique regional ambiance/decor. We had a terrific meal and excellent service with nice views of the waterfront and Seattle skyline.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place and service to eat. Servers are well knowledged on fish

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was over cooked and sub par for the price charged

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We love using our Clam Club free Birthday dinner for my wife's birthday has become a treasured tradition. We love the food and warm atmosphere and will always return for our birthdays.