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Ivar's Salmon House

#39 of 3,053 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Lake Union
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818 (Pacific)
+1 206 632 0767
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a bit of a celebration dinner while visiting Seattle. We were seated on the lower level at a table in the far corner with a picture-perfect view over the harbor to the Space Needle - definitely felt like the best table in the house! All of our food was perfect - salmon from the grill and... More 

Thank Lauralee3
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business trip serendipity put me in Ivars parking lot, and the other reviews put me in the door. I was not disappointed. This is a solid go back place, and I am looking forward to bringing my friends or family here sometime. I was driving down by the lake to find a nice view of Seattle and the boats at... More 

Thank Bear W
Carson City, Nevada
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere, view and wait staff are excellent. The food was good but on each occasion we have eaten their either my wife or have had something that was a disappointment. One time it was my wife had fish that was less than ordinary. On another my salmon chowder was very salty. Would call the food a hit or miss.... More 

Thank James B
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All manner of seafood dishes. In two minds about the note that servers make a living wage without needing tips: great that this business is socially responsible, but one might feel awkward not leaving a tip (on balance, if one can afford to eat here, one can probably afford to pay the higher rates and add an optional tip; more... More 

Thank Anon00001
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very nice dinner to spend our wedding anniversary with friends. The place was crowded but we went to the bar right away. The food were great, staff were friendly and spontaneously fast. The only complaint i have was that it was noisy in the bar that was too distracting. Price is good as well. Will definitely go... More 

Thank Dreamy7174
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Sumptuous atmosphere. Scrumptious Food. Great wooden decor. Adequate Parking Delicious Root Beer (Barq's) Quiet (no obnoxious young-person tunes) Cons: Ice level in drinks not consistent between glasses. Refills were not offered. Waiter was distant, did not make a personal connection. But isn't that just like young-people these days.

Thank yeahimpickybutimfair
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place with four colleagues. Each of us ordered a salmon in a slightly different style. It was a great meal, with very good drinks too, so overall we enjoyed food a lot. The weather was good so we sat at the terrace which I strongly advice as the atmosphere is very relaxing and being by the water... More 

Thank puchurrin
Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went straight from the airport to Ivar's for lunch. I had a grilled salmon salad, where thankfully the salmon was not over cooked, and tried the clam strips in panko breadcrumbs. These proved to be a little chewy, but the nice sides of green beans and rice made it a tasty lunch too. And you can't complain about the... More 

Thank travelbug155
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you love salmon, there's nothing quite like eating fresh salmon smoked to perfection. Ivar's is the place you want to go for such a treat. Few times in my life have I ever left an establishment so stuff with salmon! What an amazing place. Check it out if you love salmon!

Thank dfwwaterrestoration
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The place is spectacular and if you can get a window seat you'll be treated to a great view of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. The food is very good, but hey on the chef if the salmon is too done. I recommend the salmon sampler, especially for those who are stuck with only Atlantic salmon. And don't forget Ivar's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?