Ivar's Acres of Clams

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Ivar’s Acres of Clams unveiled a whale of a transformation recently. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that still pays homage to its iconic roots.

Original features of the Pier including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant were restored. Enjoy expansive views of the Puget Sound, Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3. If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outdoor patio. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay.

Our chefs create award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world famous original recipes. Dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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SM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Wish they would offer smaller portions of the fish and chips. You get 4 and I can only eat 2.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a couples night and things went really well. Server was attentive and ambiance felt good.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and nice atmosphere

SE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing! I've never had oysters so fresh before!

MF
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Ivars is a Seattle institution and a great place to bring friends and out of town guest. Remodeling the restaurant really improved the ambience. The food quality for the price is a great value with a great selection of menu items. The only minor issue was the server could’ve been a little more attentive. I will definitely be back.

Z
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bacon Wrapped Halibut was awesome!

MC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their seared salmon is the most delicious and perfectly cooked. I also love their seasonal cider.

KC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

A fellow veteran and I went in for our annual freebie day and this was our last stop for the past 2 years. The surf n' turf combo was outstanding! The service was good but we felt as if we were barely paid attention to with the Seahawks game. Overall, fantastic all around though. We will be back again next year!

MB
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are Seattle natives and have been eating at Ivar's Acres of Clams for decades. It is our favorite local restaurant.

JB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with a good atmosphere. Would recommend and plan to revisit.

DH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from Jose. Enjoyed the seafood and atmosphere. Nice before or after restaurant if you are attending the theater or other entertainment.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!! Ivars is always a great experience!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Went for a late lunch during off hours. Very kitschy decor and meant for tourist. However, food and service was good and the view of the water can’t be beat if you get a window seat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was nice very tasty food!

SH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone is always friendly & knowledgeable. I grew up in the '70's & 80's going to Acres of Clams with my mom. She has since passed, so this location is especially memorable to me. The tradition continues with my boyfriend's family-they have been Christmas Eve diners for more than 30 years. Always top notch service, food, and atmosphere.
I am so pleased with my decision to have had my birthday dinner there.

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the smoked salmon and corn chowder. Bacon wrapped halibut with acorn squash was excellent.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

It good overall

SF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Expensive lukewarm food in a loud place.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Overall food was amazing. Our server came by after 15 minutes of sitting there and we then asked for a couple minutes to decide on drinks. He came back about 20 minutes later. He was not very personable and was very short with us the entire meal. We still enjoyed our date, but our waiter’s short temperament was definitely a talking point. The chowder sampler made up for the lack of service.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food specials at happy hour offer a wide variety for good value. We shared a salad and crab legs and the kitchen split it on two plates before sending out. Nice touch!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was great! I would come back for the food but my server was kind of a miss. They only showed up three times, order, serving food, and bill.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Chowder sample was on point. The new tempera chicken was over hyped and something I could get for way cheaper else where.

CD
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful harbor views and good food. What more can you ask for?

YO
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good foods, Nice view!
If you have a chance to visit Seattle downtown. You should visit once to have traditional Clam chowder. :D

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic king crab legs

J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff was very efficient and polite. The food was very good and nicely presented.

l
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sisters birthday was well celebrated! Ivers is perfect for everything!

c
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Chowder was great, salad was very good. Beautiful setting in the water at sunset.

BK
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there early so it wasn’t real busy. The waiter was good. Food was excellent!

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Sunset was incredible and only added to the beauty of the evening. The food was outstanding - we had the signature Clam Chowder (the best in Seattle!) the Acres of Clams - fantastic as was the halibut special. The setting was a bit loud, as was to be expected for a large area. Service was good as well, but she seemed a bit flustered with several large tables. She was accommodating and polite. A wonderful experience!

RR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I AM PLEASED AND GLAD WE CHOSE IVARS. Most especially I want to commend Doug our waiter
Douglas - a real pro - courteous, efficient, prompt, unobtrusive, helpful. It was my wife's birthday and we had a great afternoon! Excellent food too! Thank you!

e
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time to visit this beautiful building, warehouse that serves great seafood in very nice atmosphere.

OT
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Wonderful waiter. Food was nothing special but good.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flew to Seattle to see friends. This was lunch with only a couple of them. Highly recommended and they were right. Great table overlooking the waterfront. Fairly busy but excellent food, service and value.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Accueil sympathique, repas de qualité. Produits frais.

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r
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent seafood and wonderful service. While the size of the restaurant screams tourist, the food os well prepared and delicious. Halibut was amazing.

MM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started with cocktails in the bar while we waited for our table, they were excellent! Our server, she was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable! I marked the noise level as medium low, but I bet during really busy times it can get a little louder. We felt that you could dine here dresses up or just off the street shopping, super cozy. The muscles with coconut curry are definitely worth going back for!

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a few years since I ate there, much improvement in layout - still miss it a bit as I remembered it, especially the "Acres of Clams" poem on menu/placemats.

JR
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The grilled halibut was amazing! Steak salad was delish, and the grilled prawns were tasty as well. We had a reservation, but were initially told we had to wait a few minutes for our table, even though they weren't that busy. Once we were seated, it was quite a bit before we were actually waited on too. Once we ordered it didn't take too long for the food to come out though.

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