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Ivar's Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-0767
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“salmon mousse” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The parade of boats is a delight to watch. The menu is varied and our crab salads were lovely. But our waiter was from Mars. He delivered our wine, opened it, poured one small glass and ignored the bottle after that. Too bad.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The fish is great. That said, eating by the water, while beautiful, has its drawbacks. It’s noisy with the highway. Everything has to come from the indoor bar or kitchen and takes longer. But I’d go back.

Thank NoIberostarFan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Ivar’s for dinner during the week and were really impressed. Had no trouble getting seats and the service was very friendly and fairly quick. The outdoor seating was really nice getting to see all of the boats on lake union. All of...More

Thank asathemace
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m not a fan of salmon. It is normally fishy tasting and people who eat fish know that it shouldn’t taste like that! The true fish snob is my husband so when the menu offered few other choices and when the server offered the Copper...More

Thank Lalctx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here when we visit Seattle. Recent visit was disappointing. I always order the fish and chips and was surprised the price was $17.50 for a basket of chips with 3 very small pieces of cod. Wife order the clam chowder bowl and got...More

Thank john5136
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for appetizers and drinks before heading out of town and it was a great way to end a lovely trip in Seattle. The outside seating has a great view of downtown. The only slight detraction is the freeway noise above, but after...More

Thank davisellu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We held the rehearsal dinner for my son's marriage here, in the private Chinook Room. There were thirty of us, the bride's family visiting Seattle from Buffalo, NY for the first time. Everyone raved. From the communication in planning to the actual event, everything was...More

Thank Pbfiftyfour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by for a late lunch. 10 minute wait for a window table. Excellent. Great menu with plenty of selections. Waitress was very helpful and quick with the drinks. Food was great. You have to try the clam chowder.

Thank JamesUKUSA69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a road trip with my three adult children. We went to Ivar's Salmon House and it was a great experience. The food was fresh, local, and interesting. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had a table right on the water and...More

Thank Kima's_Consort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I met a friend for lunch at the Salmon House and thoroughly enjoyed our time. My crab bisque was delicious, it included roasted corn. My friend was delighted with her salmon and Cesar salad. The staff was friendly and caring. I occasionally have low blood...More

Thank Janet C
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Response from Nowiki | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress Must have shirt, shoes. No swimsuits.
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
If you want a St. Paddy's Day experience today go to Murphy's Pub in Wallingford (about a mile north of Ivar's) or, better yet, Kell's in Pike St. Market.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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Ivar’s Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse, complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked dishes. Here, in a dining setting filled with Northwest native art, décor and historical photographs, you'll enjoy memorable meals surrounded by spectacular views of boats cruising Lake Union and Seattle’s skyline. Favorite daily entrees and fresh-sheet selections include alder-smoked salmon, prawns, alder-smoked chicken, and seasonal seafood specials. The outdoor Fish Bar offers casual lakeside dining or quick take-out food. Be sure to take a virtual tour of Ivar's Salmon House.
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