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Ivar's Acres of Clams

1001 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104

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(206) 624-6852


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Cuisine: Seafood Restaurants

View more restaurants at exit 165a on I-5.

4.6 of 5.0 from 105 reviews

price range:$26 to $50

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  • Mark B.Pretty good food at reasonable prices for a touristy area along the wharf. Good selection of seafood. Just wish they used larger clams.

    55555 by Mark B.

  • ForeignFernLeft for The Crab Pot, because it seemed like the right thing to do. So far, so good.

    33333 by ForeignFern

  • Steve B.All kinds of salmon options.

    55555 by Steve B.

  • Rachael AWe had the salmon, cod and white chowder. The cod and chowder were by far the best. So fresh and tasty!

    55555 by Rachael A

  • Dexter RWe had take out but was able to sit on one of the indoor benches kindly provided by Ivar. Breaded fried salmon dipped in their original recipe tartar sauce was just what I needed! 🐠

    33333 by Dexter R

  • Christopher B.Take advantage of Blue Friday "12th Clam" discounts

    55555 by Christopher B.

  • Daniel KFish and chips are over hyped... give it a miss unless you want to feed the seagulls...

    33333 by Daniel K

  • susana PClam chowder

    55555 by susana P

  • John KalishThe trio was amazing!

    55555 by John Kalish

  • Nancy TGood food, friendly service. No tips required, since people are paid like they should be!

    55555 by Nancy T

  • J. I.G.Can't go wrong with the Fish & chips

    55555 by J. I.G.

  • ChristophThe seafood cocktail makes a great appetizer. The halibut is so tender and buttery. But everything is good.

    55555 by Christoph

  • Александр JI do lake they're open till late evening. Bread bowl of white chowder is awesome. Salmon, prawns are good too. Bon appetit!

    55555 by Александр J

  • Richard CChowder is a must. As is the outdoor seating!

    55555 by Richard C

  • Richard CThe clam chowder was delicious. My king salmon was a bit overcooked which was disappointing but overall the meal was great. Incredible waterfront view makes it a must visit!

    55555 by Richard C

  • Cameron SIvars is a classic. Get the white chowder with a side of fries, ask for extra tartar sauce for the fries.

    55555 by Cameron S

  • Laurissa Wolfram-HvassThis is a favorite of some of our Seattle friends. Our table loved the clams (I'm not a fan, just in general). Truffle halibut was amazing. So was the salmon and the steak! Can't go wrong.

    55555 by Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass

  • Alison B.Wifi in the bar

    33333 by Alison B.

  • Marina PВкусно и дорого

    55555 by Marina P

  • Ann L.Great appetizer, free because our hotel recommended

    55555 by Ann L.

  • Christopher B.Salmon chowder and cole slaw pair nicely on a sunny day

    55555 by Christopher B.

  • John J.Nice view and good food, drinks not so strong though.

    55555 by John J.

  • Tammy M.Beautiful outdoor seating area right on the water. Excellent for sunsets!

    55555 by Tammy M.

  • Claudia RFish and chips y salmón! Además la vista que tiene es impresionante

    55555 by Claudia R

  • Alberto M.Excellent food and reserve some fries to give to seaguls, excellent opportunity for good pictures

    55555 by Alberto M.

  • Estefania MI love the Salmon and clams mmmm

    55555 by Estefania M

  • Estefania Mthe best seafood restaurant !!

    55555 by Estefania M

  • Vahid ABook a table next to window and enjoy the view

    33333 by Vahid A

  • Curtis J.Fish and chips simply cannot be beat!

    55555 by Curtis J.

  • Sean R.Fish and chips are what they are known for. Order them..you can't go wrong.

    55555 by Sean R.

  • Candice RiveraFish n' chips, salmon poppers, salmon chowder, all delicious! Very spacious and relaxing by the water.

    55555 by Candice Rivera

  • Lukasz W.Looks great after the renovation!

    55555 by Lukasz W.

  • Norman E.Sit out on the deck with a platter of Fried Clams and clam chowder watching the Bainbridge Ferry sail in and out of the harbor.

    55555 by Norman E.

  • Luis A.Recently remodeled, so that means significant price increases and the classic Old Seattle ambiance is gone. What used to be the city's best kept secret happy hour is nothing special anymore either.

    55555 by Luis A.

  • Katie YamadaWatch out for Seagulls... can't go wrong with the classic fish and chips, best tartar sauce in the world

    55555 by Katie Yamada

  • Eppy T.Keep clam and eat your own fries.

    55555 by Eppy T.

  • Meg FarmerHuge place, gear outdoor seating on the water. Mussels were really good.

    55555 by Meg Farmer

  • Myungk Mgreat chowder and fish

    55555 by Myungk M

  • OlesyaВкусно, большие порции, аутентично👍 не помню название супа - но суп с морепродуктами очень вкусный

    55555 by Olesya

  • Michael C.Local classic with great seafood

    55555 by Michael C.

  • David S.Don't wait for a table, eat at the bar...

    33333 by David S.

  • AllisonKnow what you want. Feed your leftover fish and chips to the seagulls.

    33333 by Allison

  • Saska KormanEverything is good! Get enough feed for the seagulls.

    55555 by Saska Korman

  • Irina S.Clam chowder and other seafood go-to spot. A bit cliché? Yes. Doesn't make it taste any worse.

    55555 by Irina S.

  • Tacia ColemanThis is one of those old California places that reminds me of the 60's.

    55555 by Tacia Coleman

  • Virgil A.When they ask you what you want, only give them anything you need fried. Your drink and chowder order will be taken as you approach the counter.

    33333 by Virgil A.

  • Khaver S.Great selection of beer. And the seafood of course is awesome.

    55555 by Khaver S.

  • AFAR MediaIvar's has plenty of locations around town, from casual fish-and-chip stands to the fancy waterfront Acres of Clams, but all of them serve up piping-hot fried fish and chips, a classic Seattle dish.

    55555 by AFAR Media

  • laurent JI like Ivar's though I prefer Eliott's (better service, more upscale). For different occasions.

    55555 by laurent J

  • Alyssa P.Shocked. For the price of things, you'd think there'd be more. The clam chowder was mostly potatoes, barely any clam! So disappointed... what a waste of a trip :(

    22222 by Alyssa P.

  • Melissa B.The Mixed Grill Trio was fantastic! The best seafood I've ever had. 🐟

    55555 by Melissa B.

  • Helen CHappy hour is from 3-close at the bar. Great fish tacos and oyster shooters. Service was awesome.

    55555 by Helen C

  • Liza MaldonadoFish and chips are fantastic here!

    55555 by Liza Maldonado

  • Lori PManagement drop the ball. Weather has been nice the last few days and their whole deck is not open because it is not ready yet!!! They missed a party of 8 tonight. Two hour wait ya right.

    33333 by Lori P

  • JACKTotally yum

    55555 by JACK

  • John K.Try the chowder trio sampler, the seafood chowder was our fave. The fried prawns were tremendous. The dungeoness crab & goat cheese dip is out of this world.

    55555 by John K.

  • crystal g.feed the gulls! 🐦🐦🐦

    33333 by crystal g.

  • Tim JGreat place to relax and eat a bowl of clam chowder, I like the seafood chowder myself. I love the sign to encourage people to feed the needy seagulls.

    55555 by Tim J

  • Candice C.Seems touristy but worth it for the delicious seafood. Awesome beet salad, fantastic smoked scallop appetizer, and delicious salmon chowder.

    55555 by Candice C.

  • D B.Get the chowder, no brainer!

    33333 by D B.

  • Kevin C.the lounge has half-off happy hour 3-close every day

    55555 by Kevin C.

  • Jeff Awesome food a little pricey but good

    55555 by Jeff

  • Kimo O.Ok dip your fries in your clam chowder! Its an experience

    55555 by Kimo O.

  • Peter S.Great place to grab some lunch while waiting for the ferry. Sit outside on a nice day and enjoy the beady stares of the fat seagulls.

    55555 by Peter S.

  • Mark E.Had the fish and chips and white chowder, good food at a good price. The view was nice and you also get to see the fire boats at the dock.

    55555 by Mark E.

  • Dyane P.Clam chowder!! And the best happy hour from 3 to close everyday.

    55555 by Dyane P.

  • Jordan B.ANYTHING is good

    55555 by Jordan B.

  • Cary K.The ordering system is kinda screwy. If all you're getting is chowder, push your way to the front or you'll just get passed over for everyone getting fried food!

    33333 by Cary K.

  • Larry L.Halibut & Chips with a little malt vinegar and Ivars hot sauce is delicious!!!

    55555 by Larry L.

  • Brook H.Their daily "3 pm-close" Happy Hour rocks. Check out the Oyster Shooters. I think you get 6 for $5.95 - a steal! We ate so many I lost track.

    55555 by Brook H.

  • Jason B.The clam chowder (white) is arguably the best in the UNIVERSE.

    55555 by Jason B.

  • oakieit was good.

    33333 by oakie

  • Andrew M.The vinegars are good but they need better tartar sauce.

    55555 by Andrew M.

  • Pavel MirmanovScallops are out-of-this-world!

    55555 by Pavel Mirmanov

  • Linh T.Best clam chowder!

    55555 by Linh T.

  • Elaina B.The happy hour is ridiculous! Great place for a good quality, cheap meal.

    55555 by Elaina B.

  • Stacy T.Happy Hour from 3-close everyday! $3.50 drinks and discounted food menu!

    55555 by Stacy T.

  • Ken H.Copper river King is in season! Just had it and it was amazing!

    55555 by Ken H.

  • DishOnItFound Clam chowder as Yawn. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com

    55555 by DishOnIt

  • DishOnItFound Fish and Chips as Yum. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com

    55555 by DishOnIt

  • Zara WJim the server in the bar area was absolutely amazing. Great customer service seems hard to find these days.

    55555 by Zara W

  • AkvileAmazing crab cakes! Try some!

    55555 by Akvile

  • Colleen D.LOVE the Chowder!

    55555 by Colleen D.

  • Muni fTry nw seafood chowder!!

    55555 by Muni f

  • Eric T.Ah, the Seattle stand-by. Ivar's Acres of Clams keeping the city clam with chowder, fish and chips and a popular Happy Hour, too. Chefs, go lighter on the salt and oil next time.

    55555 by Eric T.

  • Citlalli BThe Alaskan King Salmon is delicious. I highly recommend it.

    55555 by Citlalli B

  • Anh T.Can't decide which chowder to get? Then ask for the traditional white chowder with some smoked salmon chowder to top it off. DELICIOUS!!! All credits goes to our waiter Josh for this genius suggesti

    55555 by Anh T.

  • BridgetBe brave, try your fresh fish prepared to the chef's preference: medium! It keeps the fish moist and only slightly translucent in the middle.

    55555 by Bridget

  • Felix V.Best Clam Chowder and Fish and Chips EVER!!!

    55555 by Felix V.

  • Adam NAmazing clam chowder.

    55555 by Adam N

  • Windows Live Photo GalleryIn back of Ivar’s at the covered outdoor eating area, looking out at the Olympics, the seagulls congregate. Have a friend feed them to capture the birds in flight with great background scenery.

    55555 by Windows Live Photo Gallery

  • Julie DThe bar is open seating for happy hour items. The calamari is good, and plentiful.

    55555 by Julie D

  • GriffEveryone says to get the fish and chips in my opinion the fried clams are better.

    33333 by Griff

  • Jen Csit outside and feed the seagulls!

    33333 by Jen C

  • Shelli M.Don't sit outside unless you LOVE seagulls

    55555 by Shelli M.

  • SisterBeckyThe salmon special with cucumber salad and roasted yukon gold potatoes was outstanding. The fish was perfect done.

    55555 by SisterBecky

  • Sandy W.feed the seagulls, but feed the pigeons, too!

    33333 by Sandy W.

  • Laura S.Awesome happy hour and really speedy services

    55555 by Laura S.

  • The Seattle TimesThe seminal Seattle seafront restaurant, has a family-friendly happy hour with dishes up to half off, including the clam chowder. Try the blackened Alaska cod tacos. Happy hour 3-7 M-Th, 3-11 F

    55555 by The Seattle Times

  • Alexis R.best fish & chips anwhere!

    55555 by Alexis R.

  • Sabrina C.Enjoy lunch in the sunroom on the pier. Great view of the Sound!

    55555 by Sabrina C.

  • Walker JThe fish and chips was some of the best I've ever had, I highly recommend it.

    55555 by Walker J

  • Donna H.Go to the walkup and order fries, then feed them to the seagulls along the pier. The kids love this!!!

    55555 by Donna H.

  • Adrian P.Come after 3pm in time for Happy Hour and try almost everything on their menu! Especially their white clam chowder and their oyster shooters!

    55555 by Adrian P.

  • Playapixie MFeed the seagulls right from your hands!

    33333 by Playapixie M

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