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Ivar's Salmon House

#43 of 3,041 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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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91 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu tells you which variety of Salmon comes from which region on this coast. The preparations are good accompanied by a good variety of local brews. Decor is very good

Thank PravasiRJ
Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With friends we had a Saturday night dinner in this Ivar’s restaurant decorated with Native American arts: honestly it was cool! What can you eat in a Salmon House? Just two words: very good. In Ivar’s restaurants in Seattle you don’t need to tip the server (you can always add additional tip if you want for a good service) since... More 

Thank Italtraveler
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150 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have been eating ivars chowder and tartar sauce for years, always quite good (from Costco or Winco), always wanted to visit in person. We started with their nicest, most expensive location, Ivars Salmon House. They greet you with fresh cornbread muffins with lots of butter. That with some chowder would've been enough. One of us had the salmon sandwich... More 

Thank ajfred
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Whalemaker lounge here to watch college football. Our server was wonderful and we ate just about every selection off the appetizer menu and every one was delicious.

Thank revcruxcorvus
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We recently took a trip to Seattle for a college visit to UW. One of my friends from Austin suggested that I try Ivar's. We ordered both clam and salmon chowder along with a couple of fish entrees to share. We agreed that the chowder was the best part of the meal. The salmon chowder was especially good. The restaurant... More 

Thank waterloodaddio
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific quality seafood from the Northwest. Great quality seafood a very down home feel in the dining room with a great view of the Seattle skyline. The service was first rate. A great Seattle find.

Thank jmichelm
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've been to the Ivar's fast-food locations a number of times but my parents were visiting from out of town and I wanted to take them to a classic Seattle seafood spot. Used OpenTable to reserve a table for 4 on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were really pleased to get a nice table by the window. Really great views... More 

Thank Carl L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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400 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Four of us dined here last night. We had a table by the windows with beautiful view of Lake Union, downtown Seattle and the Space Needle. The Dungi Crab Bruchetta had very generous portions of crab. Then we enjoyed the Chef's Special which was a delicious Halibut dish; The Knife and Fork Coho Salad; the Cedar Planked Sockeye with blackberries... More 

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Seattle, Washington
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204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ordered the Alaska Coho Salmon and thought it was delicious and reasonably priced. Our waiter was lovely and the atmosphere was great. Only thing I'd changed was the silly pop music.

Thank Hayley B
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Brought the family to Ivar's Salmon House on a nice Sept evening and decided to eat out on the deck. Had the happy hour specials and of course their salmon. Service was outstanding, food was good and sunset view was fantastic.

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?