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Ivar's Fish Bar

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-7223
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (38 reviews)
“salmon” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed today

It was fine. I thought is was a little on the pricey side ($17.50 for fish and chips). It was not a batter that I was used to, it was a breaded style coating. Lots of fries. The clam chowder soap was really good.

Thank laurieraem
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first time in Seattle and a friend suggested this place. So glad we visited. The service was awesome, atmosphere was very nice and the food was incredible! A little pricey but worth treating yourself while on vacation!

Thank KalS299
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Extremely salty. Staff rude and personal. Ordered 5 piece and served 4, then made to wait with food on counter for loud and just plain mean man in charge to refund.

Thank enuffalready
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I am prefacing this review by stating that I do not eat seafood. I visited this restaurant in December with some seafood loving family. The menu is limited for non-seafood eaters like me, however it is not impossible to find something. I ate the chicken...More

Thank Alexis M
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

After dining at the restaurant several times I wanted to give the seafood bar a try. Wow! Deep fried salmon & fries. I recommend the garlic vinegar for the salmon which is great for dipping. I added a packet of Tabasco to the ketchup for...More

Thank TallTrainer
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Always good food at reasonable prices. A stable crew with friendly personalities. We never leave Seattle without stopping once or more on longer stays. I have a disabled daughter who is in love with their jumbo prawns. I am a 4 piece fish and chips...More

Thank jamestU2190RC
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

After along day we wanted Quick seafood. The chowder was good and there was plenty of seating. Place could use a bit of cleaning. Condiments on tables were dirty and in poor condition. Chowder was delicious

Thank lindakmom
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I suppose hoping that ANY airport food might be excellent is asking too much. Average food, average service so- average review. Save your money and just walk on by.

Thank Mrsfrisbe
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My Ivar's experience was at Safeco field watching a ball game. The BEST! Fish & Chips I have ever had in my life.

Thank Cindi S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Ivars is iconic on seattle waterfront but I think I actually prefer the lake union location for its ambiance. It is somewhat out of the way and not super well known that ivars on lake union is one of the very few places where you...More

Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 206-632-7223
Ivar's outdoor Fish Bar, located along the shores of north Lake Union, offers casual lakeside dining or quick take-out food. Favorites include alder grilled salmon, fish 'n chips, award-winning clam chowder and more.
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