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Ivar's Acres of Clams

) #38 of 3,291 Restaurants in Seattle €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
+1 206-624-6852
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (191 reviews)
“chowder” (266 reviews)
“seafood” (216 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here two days in a row. The happy hour menu filled all eight of us for dinner and it was so reasonable that we came back the next night. The first night my husband and I shared calamari, fish and chips and clams....More

Thank nikab513
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hands down the best salmon I have ever had! Ate at the bar and the bartender recommended the Special that they had - a Copper River Salmon duo - two filets of salmon - one sockeye and one king - both wood fire cooked until...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been buying Ivar's clam chowder for years at Costco and just love it so where the opportunity came to eat at Ivar's in Seattle.... just had to do it. We were with a pretty large group so I probably didn't get the personally experience...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Super popular, but super good. We waited a short time for a table. We were seated inside (not on the deck) but the large windows provide a great view from basically any table. We shared the bruschetta; my husband had the fish and chips and...More

Thank Explorers377
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Huge place. Very professional staff throughout. Lots of outside seating with nice water views. Coconut & mussel appetizer was very filling. No question.

Thank TomLuchetti
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner with friends on the outdoor patio. Our server was friendly and helpful. She made recommendations for us and was attentive to our needs all evening. Our table dined on salmon, clams, and halibut. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The...More

Thank RedDogLeader
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ivar's for lunch. A little wary, not a fan of touristy places. But Ivar's was terrific. They have a long history and it's well deserved. Had the best fish and chips I've ever had. My wife had wonderful clams. Good service, nice...More

Thank Mudge828
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 3 of us. My friend said her sockeye salmon was fantastic. My nephew said his king salmon was fantastic. My halibut was fantastic. 3 for 3. Our service was great. The dinners were expensive. The cost was on par with the other restaurants...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ivar's in Pier 54 - A perfect end to your day. Sunset in the summer is not until 8 'ish pm...so enjoy the bar and wait for that perfect outdoor seating by the bay. The salad's were fresh and delish, the fish and chicken amazing!...More

Thank Yoly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is excellent and the service is great. There were 3 types of chowder which were very good and the halibut and chips was also very good.

Thank Alex H
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Questions & Answers
Howard D
18 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Yes, please go to Ivars website, then select the "Store" tab to purchase a gift card. Per RK's comment, we do not serve wild, Himalayan bovine, just wild AK salmon and halibut. ;)
Bernie S
17 May 2015|
Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Thanks for submitting your question. Ivar's Acres of Clams will not re-open until July 1st. Sorry for any inconvenience. Best, Jim Werth Ivar's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
    (Between Spring and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-6852
  • E-mail
Ivar’s Acres of Clams has unveiled a whale of a transformation at this flagship location on Pier 54, located on Seattle’s Waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay.

Ivar’s Acres of Clams just completed a stunning remodel, the biggest in its 79-year storied history. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new massive outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that pays homage to our iconic restaurant’s roots.

Upon entering Ivar’s Acres of Clams you will be immersed in the history and lore of Ivar’s and our flounder Ivar Haglund. Original features of the Pier, which opened in 1901, including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant (some say the Seattle Costco of its time) were restored. With a more airy feel and expansive views, diners will enjoy views of the Puget Sound, passing Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3.

If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outside patio deck. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay, including the tranquil passing of ferries – and the occasional seagull friend.

To satisfy your craving for Northwest seafood, our chefs have created award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world-famous original recipes. Choose from wild Alaska salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaska King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams and weathervane scallops, just to name a few.

Be sure to check out our Pier 54 Fish Bar, which offers take-out service of Ivar's classics including award-wining fish ‘n chips, chowder and other seafood favorites. As part of the local lore, feel free to feed a few fries to the seagulls. It’s a photo opportunity worth sharing!

Be sure to check out our virtual tour: https://goo.gl/maps/rG3RGF9nQ6o
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