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Ivar's Acres of Clams

#39 of 3,094 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028 (Between Spring and Madison)
+1 206-624-6852
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Paris, France
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awful Awful AWFUL! I'd heard much of their fish and chips, so naturally that's what I ordered. I can say that it was the worst possible meal of the entire trip! The plate and its contents appeared to have been sitting under a heat-lamp for ages and were as dry as it is possible to be. Apart from our cheery... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They were happy to watch the super ferries coming and going, and cleaned their plates of "northwest" food, like the sampler and the coho salmon. The latter was bizarrely served with a sausage component. The size of the Manila clams for the appetizer I had to apologize for as unrepresentative of what we can locally dig (these barely looked legal!).

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Astoria, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped her for a late dinner on the spur of the moment before leaving the waterfront, and it turned out to be the best meal of the weekend! I had grilled halibut and it was excellent. Our meal took a little long to come out of the kitchen, and without me even mentioning it, the server apologized for the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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354 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great halibut and chips. Much better than my horrible experience last night at Salty's! Service was decent and the wait was short.

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Thank DougTMesa
Morrisville, PA
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272 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for an afternoon happy hour and were pleasantly surprised at their selections of seafood. The beer and wine were also very good. Nice atmosphere overlooking the water. Will go back for dinner next time.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch after riding the Great Wheel. Wish I had gotten the clam chowder. Had Ivars clam cowder on the ferry to Bainbridge and it was excellent, but at the restaurant we tried the smoked salmon and corn chowder (with tomato base) and the seafood stew. Neither were neatly as good as the chowder had been. Both the others... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I so loved Ivar's on my first visit for lunch that I came back 2 more times! It has the right combination of a large bar, awesome water views, fantastic food & a fabulous happy hour menu that begins at 3pm everyday-weekends included. The place is humongous, but is sectioned off in a way that doesn't detract from the experience... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a reservation and were escorted to our table by the hostess. There were three empty tables at the windows and we asked for a window table. The hostess said she couldn't accommodate us because those tables were not set. Unbelievable. I would have left but my wife always wanted to go to Ivar's so we stayed. The server... More 

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Thank 606KennyG
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the boat tour, we had lunch at Ivar's. The clam chowder was amazing! The fried shrimp basket was yummy. The decor feels more upscale and at the same time completely family appropriate. The view out the windows is beautiful. We had great service as well.

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Kentucky
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Business party of 6; all seafood lovers! Most of us had the special with fresh halibut and half crab dish. April is Halibut season!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
    (Between Spring and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-6852
Description
Ivar’s Acres of Clams has unveiled a whale of a transformation at this flagship location on Pier 54, located on Seattle’s Waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay.

Ivar’s Acres of Clams just completed a stunning remodel, the biggest in its 79-year storied history. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new massive outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that pays homage to our iconic restaurant’s roots.

Upon entering Ivar’s Acres of Clams you will be immersed in the history and lore of Ivar’s and our flounder Ivar Haglund. Original features of the Pier, which opened in 1901, including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant (some say the Seattle Costco of its time) were restored. With a more airy feel and expansive views, diners will enjoy views of the Puget Sound, passing Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3.

If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outside patio deck. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay, including the tranquil passing of ferries – and the occasional seagull friend.

To satisfy your craving for Northwest seafood, our chefs have created award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world-famous original recipes. Choose from wild Alaska salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaska King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams and weathervane scallops, just to name a few.

Be sure to check out our Pier 54 Fish Bar, which offers take-out service of Ivar's classics including award-wining fish ‘n chips, chowder and other seafood favorites. As part of the local lore, feel free to feed a few fries to the seagulls. It’s a photo opportunity worth sharing!

Be sure to check out our virtual tour: https://goo.gl/maps/rG3RGF9nQ6o

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