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Ivar's Seafood Bar

3101 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1051
+1 206-283-1575
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (73 reviews)
“clam chowder” (66 reviews)
“french fries” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3101 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1051
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from this restaurant makes it worth the visit, but the food is also exceptional. I've tried clam chowder at a bunch of places around Seattle, and I think Ivars has the best. Also try any of their salmon dishes. Highly recommend.

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in the Bell town neighborhood near Washington Ferry terminal. I had researched places to eat before traveling to Seattle. So, when I told my son I needed to go to Ivar's he said good choice mom. After Pike Market we stopped...More

Thank Elsie M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was such a treat. The staff and views were nice. The fish and chips are really good. I loved their tartar sauce as well!

Thank java27
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I was walking and stop by this small and unique place at night. It doesnt look like a place you qould go with family but i saw a few ppl. I tried the clam chowder and oysters! I sepent $15. It was REALLY GOOD. Oyster...More

Thank Claudia O
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A must for any visitor to Seattle! There are a number of establishments in the same ownership but this review is for the fish & chip bar on First Avenue near the ferry terminal. We had the seafood chowder, followed by fish and chips which...More

1  Thank mps1948
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Wow, all we can say is the food is really great & so is the experience of eating outside with the seagulls. You can eat inside as well. My husband had the large Seafood Chowder Bread Bowl & I had the Scallops & Chips with...More

Thank skynyrd2
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Ivar's Seafood Bar next to the Washington State Ferry Terminal is fantastic! Each time we are in Seattle, we visit, have fish (the best) and eat outside w/the seagulls! The overall experience is one not to miss--ever!

Thank gguz1
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

1 had the chowder, the rest had fish. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the cajun fish. Seasoned just spicy enough. For the location, the price was reasonable. I'd eat here again.

Thank SCTexan
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This place had good fish and fries. We went to the outdoor bar rather than eating in the restaurant. I would recommend it.

Thank Gayle S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Was told by locals that this is the place to get seafood., They were not wrong.. The clam chowder was terrific. The fried cod was also excellent. Just wish we had come hungrier and we would have sampled more. It is located right where you...More

Thank JimOKelly
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28 November 2017|
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Response from valdree | Reviewed this property |
I went to IVARs seattles pier and no steak with fish on this menu. checked their lunch eat in menu which I kept...Also went to MUKILTEO and went into the takeaway and only fish. Found this on internet at Pier at Seattle for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3101 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1051
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighbourhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-283-1575
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