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Ivar's Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-0767
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“salmon” (220 reviews)
“seafood” (67 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This seafood restaurant is nicely decorated with indigenous art and offers a nice nighttime view of Lake Union and the city skyline. Waitstaff were friendly, accommodating and efficient. While I thought the food was good, I did not find it exceptional -- perhaps my expectations...More

Thank AwayWeGo2016789
Reviewed 1 week ago

The combination of a very good meal and a great view of Lake Washington as the sun goes down made for a memorable dinner. We went there on our first night and because it was so good we returned on our last night. The first...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view and great decor. The service was just fine. But the food didn't attend our expectations especially when you see the price!! Fresh and big portions but the taste wasn't there. Flavors not fantastic for the price you pay. Most expensive dinner during our...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my brother and his family here for a special dinner while I was visiting. No one was disappointed. The food , the service and the amazing views made for a very special evening. Loved both dishes I ordered: appetizer of crab meat served with...More

1  Thank Nowiki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner here with a beautiful view of the lake. Husband's salmon was some of the best he's ever had. We also loved the clam chowder and fish & chips.

Thank DawnBH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed everything: the location, the service and the food. The atmosphere recreates a northwest native-american setting: lot of wood, tribal masks, canoes hanging from the ceiling... It goes without saying: everything is around salmon. Well, almost, since we also tried the seafood medley which...More

Thank carlottaCR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little Find ... sat on the dockside outdoors ... sampled everything we could ... awesome happy hour menu with small portion plates which allowed us to sample tons ... salmon sliders, pasta, tuna sampler and unique fish tacos ... no room for desert ......More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a table next to the water - svc was good but not great. Only real complaint was the time to refill beverages. Food was very good. Seafood med... Was as good as I've had. Appetizers of calimarie and coconut prawns were outstanding. Spouse's salmon...More

Thank ron766
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the service from Kevin. The drinks were good and the view was very enjoyable. We ordered the goat cheese and crab dip. It was good but had spent a little to much time under the broiler. The salmon sampler was well prepared and...More

Thank Denver7889
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First problem was with reservations - I made reservations through Open Table but when I pulled it up to call (we were running a bit late) it showed up as Ivar's House of Clams. I then had to call the Clams to cancel that reservation...More

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17 March 2015|
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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
  • Food
  • 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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 here: https://goo.gl/maps/a2sHCSrX5R92
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