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Ivar's Salmon House

#38 of 3,080 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
09:30 - 21:30
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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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Seattle, WA
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123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ivar's Salmon House is a Seattle icon but it had been years since I'd eaten. It's a bit out of the way, located on the shores of Lake Union not far from Gas Works Park. But it's worth the hassle to find it. We were celebrating my mother in law's birthday and had reservations (highly recommended). The restaurant is decorated... More 

Thank timelvis
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant sits on the north end of Lake Union, we arrived at sunset, as the U.OF WA. crew shells rowed by. We were there with our children from Atlanta Ga. which we have not seen for a couple of years, and the staff let us visit until we were tired and needed to go to bed. Wonderful place to eat... More 

Thank Walter H
Leander, Texas
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I understand this is one of the original seafood places in Seattle - and worth it. We were there on a Thursday night - got seating immediately. We had a great dinner - clams, salmon and beverages. Put it on your list!!!

Thank bruce w
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my time in Seattle Ivar's Salmon House had been recommended by a number of people so I thought I would check it out after a walk around Gas Works Park which is just down the road. I ordered my food and drink and as it was starting to rain I sat inside, the food was good and while eating... More 

Thank Hungry-volunteer
Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here at least once a year, since 1986. Great place with the family for a break from cooking, special occasions, or relax with friends from out of town. Even young kids enjoy this place, watching the boats from the windows and the interesting decor keeps them occupied. Menu satisfies a broad range of tastes, from Pacific Northwest... More 

Thank JSWKingsfield
Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True to it's name, Ivar's Salmon House has some very good salmon dishes but there's more than that - a variety of different dishes that is complemented by great, friendly service. Their fish and chips are as good or better than most I've tried elsewhere.

Thank ScottLB
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of my clients recommended me to come to Ivar's restaurant and wow was he right .. the food is really good and fresh. The salmon is so delicious it just melts you your mouth 😋.. I would highly recommend this location to anyone.. there is also a big parking lot in front that is designated to the Ivar's ..... More 

Thank OscarJ1985
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Valentine's Day in Seattle - what better place to celebrate than a table by the window, overlooking the Seattle skyline and the water of Puget Sound? My husband ordered the special, and I ordered a salmon sampler. Our sweet server was impressed that we ate our vegetables - of course, they were so good, even the Brussels sprouts! Then, she... More 

Thank Mark M
Richmond, Canada
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We managed to get a table at this restaurant on a snowy night and were not disappointed. The service was great, and the food was excellent. One hopes and expects to get good fish at an Ivar's restaurant and this place did not disappoint. The salmon was fabulous and the sides were delicious. The decor is decidedly west coast and... More 

Thank Penfor
Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I meet my niece and her partner for dinner. I'd never heard of the place but found a new spot to feed my craving for great salmon. I had the dish with King, Coho and Sockeye with seasonal veggies. It was the perfect meal.

Thank fpbrown8

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