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Ivar's Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-0767
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (208 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was invited to Dinner by some colleagues in the industry I'm part of and since they are trying to sell me company, making an impression was definitely an objective. They could not have picked a better location. Its right on the lake with a...More

Thank Shekhar T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the place. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. We enjoyed it so much that we went there twice in our four day stay. I would highly recommend them. We all thought the prices were reasonable for where we were.

Thank Mcnic234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice if only OK lunch sitting outside on a sunny day at one of my old favorites. The food just wasn't as good as it used to be, but sitting on lake union watching the boats go by has its advantages. And...More

Thank Sonja K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I arrived about 5 p.m. and were seated quickly. Being a warm evening with a blue sky without a cloud, they were busy so we accepted seating on the deck. The atmosphere was comfortable, the view great, but the decking vibrated each...More

Thank Babs071
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to this restaurant in two trips to Seattle. They say the fish is fresh from Alaska and not frozen. The food is good and a good portion. The one major change from last year (I'm glad that I checked on...More

Thank beachbuds2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was first visit here on July 2, 2017 My wife and I, my sister and her friend visiting from Australia decided to have dinner here. We arrived about 7pm and we were able to get seated right away via the open seating outside. We...More

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my meal with my friends. Amazing views of lake Union and downtown Seattle. Will definitely come back when in Seattle!

Thank Mick117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years but this will be our last visit. Our server was, Angelika, was very attentive and pleasent. The clam chowder was very good. My wife and I split a combo crab and shrimp louie. There was a dollop of...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Seattle only once a year and when we do, Ivar's is always a must-eat spot. We have eaten at this location before and had delicious food. But our most recent meal left us with empty stomachs and an empty pockets. Our server was...More

Thank travelwithease
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very popular, try and get a seat with waterfront view. You can even pull your boat up to get takeaway fish and chips from the front counter. Blackened Salmon was really good. Staff are good, overall a great evening out.

Thank Pamela T
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17 March 2015|
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
If you want a St. Paddy's Day experience today go to Murphy's Pub in Wallingford (about a mile north of Ivar's) or, better yet, Kell's in Pike St. Market.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-632-0767
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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 dishes. Here, in a dining setting filled with Northwest native art, décor and historical photographs, you'll enjoy memorable meals surrounded by spectacular views of boats cruising Lake Union and Seattle’s skyline.

Favorite daily entrees and fresh-sheet selections include alder-smoked salmon, prawns, alder-smoked chicken, and seasonal seafood specials. The outdoor Fish Bar offers casual lakeside dining or quick take-out food.

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