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Ivar's Seafood Restaurant

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10114 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499-4615
+1 253-588-4773
10:30 - 22:00
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Washington State
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Another couple and I recently visited Ivar's Seafood for a Sunday lunch, since they are new to the area and wanting to try some local seafood. Our order-taker and server was very nice and upbeat. I appreciated her thoughtful service and stopping our table with towelettes when our meal was over and such. The cod and chips were piping hot... More 

Thank Mikota_Mikota
Lakewood, Washington
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

had the fish and chips... no surprise there.. but it was very good.. hot fries and the usual fountain drink quenched my appetite.. clean area and friendly servers...

Thank genejohnson2015
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wanted to try a unique-to-Stellacoom, WA eatery. While it might be compared to a Long John Silvers or a Captain D's from appearances, the food quality/quantity was superior. Both my adult kids ordered the Clam chowder & they said it was exceptionally tasty. I had the scallops, my husband the fish (cod) & chips--Prices were reasonable. What made this spot... More 

Thank Diane B
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A couple of year's ago I bought up Ivar's cookbook off of Amazon. When I found myself in the Seattle area, I just had to find an Ivar's. What I found was an Ivar's Seafood Bar (fast food). Of course, that meant everything was fried. First, their white clam chowder was excellent! I ordered their 3 pc Halibut with french... More 

Thank VacationerHouston
Richmond, Canada
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559 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stopped in Lakewood just before 2:00 for a late lunch. The restaurant was empty except for 2 other people. We were 2 couples and I ordered the “Full Boat” (for the 4 of us) that was supposed to feed 2 to 3 persons. The full boat included the following: • 10 pieces of fish • Large fries • 2... More 

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Soquel, California
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I had been to Ivar's in Seattle and it was wonderful. This Ivar's looks like fast food but it sure doesn't taste like it!! The salmon dinner was excellent - nice, perfectly-cooked piece of salmon served with some nice herb rice and cold slaw. We also had salmon and chips and scallops and chips on another visit. Both were great... More 

Thank Sherryh62
Cleveland, Ohio
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175 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Myself, my guy and his parents ate at the one in Seattle in September 2011. All of us ordered the Clam Chowder and it was served with crackers. If you eat here the Clam Chowder is New England style and the best.

Thank Robin R
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, this was my first visit to this particular Ivars. We were greeted as soon as we entered by the restaurant manager who also took our order. We had the fresh halibut which was hot and tasty, salmon basket, panko cod and dessert. Our bill was a little pricey but overall, it was a very nice... More 

Thank LoughsofVermilion
Post, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

the chowder here was great now i know why bill gates comes here to eat, well not at this place but other ivars.

Thank jackattack88
Vancouver, Washington
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We'd never been to a fast food version of Ivar's, and we were glad we stopped here. The service was good, the employees were friendly, and the food was up to Ivar's standards. The fried cod was lightly breaded, flaky, and moist, not greasy. Enjoy had fries, but should have had coleslaw. The sourdough bread bowl was delicious! The white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10114 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499-4615
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 253-588-4773

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?