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Ivar's Seafood Bar

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-7223
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (37 reviews)
“salmon” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on a mission to walk the perimeter of Lake Union on a recent visit. By the time I was walking past Ivar's, I decided it was time to refuel and the welcoming Alaskan style exterior sucked me in. I just grabbed a quick...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meet up with our friend Captain Dick, we had the blackened fish tacos, seafood medley, burger, cooper salmon and fish and chips. The food was great and our waitress was awesome. Cannot wait to go again once we are back in Seattle. - from CO,...More

Thank Skiido
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions and delicious food! The white clam chowder was rich and flavorful and had bacon in it! The fish was cod, lightly breaded and not greasy. I ordered a four piece fish N chips for 2 kids to share and that was more than...More

Thank Kristina D
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is one of those places that if you have been in Seattle very long, you have eaten here at least once. The Seafood Bar is located outside the main Ivar's restaurant on the water just north of Lake Union and is a popular destination...More

Thank tall_six6
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good service and the concept of no tipping works well. It is, of course built into the check and prices, They tout their Salmon but I was rather disappointed that it was all frozen. I dined their twice as I was in the area doing...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of hype about this place. Salmon ceasar salad is good. Fast service. Huge dining room. Fish and Chips disappointing ....Fish portions taste like frozen grocery store pieces and are small. Hawaiian carrot cake very good. Coffee is real bad....not sure the logic behind that...More

Thank Lovedpancakes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

What a great meal!! Plus if you sign up for the Ivar's Birthday Club, you receive a "FREE" Entrée or 50% off if dining solo (You have 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your birthday to enjoy!!). I just love their Grilled Halibut Platter...More

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was my first time in Seattle. We chose to dine at Ivar's during our last night of our stay. We were seated immediately on a Sunday night. No Reservations !!! They gave good service and great food. We will visit again. Wish we had...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Nice ambience and views were spectacular. Issues I had with my server: 1. Belittled me for only having water to drink. 2. Took my order but forgot it and came back and asked again. Place the order for the Salmon combo instead of the NW...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We went here for lunch on a recommendation. The fish and chips were excellent....chips were not soggy at all! It would be useful to have some vinegar handy to sprinkle over the meal.....but hey, you can't have everything!

Thank 907andrewcharless
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: +1 206-632-7223
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