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Ivar's Acres of Clams

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2673 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
We're happy to welcome you back for seated dining. We appreciate the support you've shown us during these challenging times and want to ensure your safety and comfort come first when visiting us. We're taking extra precautions and steps to create an extra safe environment, including additional sanitization throughout our restaurants, proper spacing among parties, minimal contact between servers and guests and additional health screening and training of our staff. Due to space limitations within our restaurant, reservations are recommended.

Feel free to email with any questions you may have to caseyr@keepclam.com

Stay healthy!
Casey Rose
General Manager
Ivar's Acres of Clams

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 2673 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelanieB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful patio with food service and food.

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rw09
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Ivar’s has done a great job in the pandemic, spacing out tables in their outdoor space much more than 6ft apart. They have implemented a QR code scan for payment rather than needing to scan a credit card which made paying much easier with fewer touches. All staff were very courteous and professional. Highly recommend Ivar’s for a meal outside.

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MaryH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We were delighted to host our friends from NOLA at Ivar's Acres of Clams. It's a Seattle institution and everyone loved their lunch. We sat on the dock and enjoyed the beautiful view on a gorgeous Seattle summer day.

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EAndrewB
Houston
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being a Seattle institution, I'm always wary that Ivar's will rest on its laurels and deliver a less than excellent experience. But on every annual visit when we come to town I've never been disappointed. The surroundings are great and the food and service were terrific. The preparation of the clams in the wine broth was fantastic, as was the attention paid to properly cooking the fish. The fresh strawberry salad complemented the rest of the meal. A great experience in addition to being part of Seattle's history.

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BrennanT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood in town at one of the nicest water view locations in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alex was fabulous! The food was great and I felt good about the safety precautions they took.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner experience at Ivar's was great. We were seated on the deck, by the water. We had excellent service and the food was amazing. Highly Recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Molly simply incredible! The view was amazing, as well as, the food 😋 Can’t wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time out with friends to a restaurant in Seattle in 4 months. Patio was spotless and felt safe, service was stellar. Grateful for this wonderful business.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We sat outside by the water. Perfect weather, although I don’t think you had control of that? Ivar maybe. Food was very good tasting. Two things though: The Salmons Caesar had a small salad portion,andI hate when stems are left in lettuces. They stick out of my mouth like a rat tail.

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vipFoodBea
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a blessing. Great service, great food, and great outside dining during coronavirus!

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KathrynW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food on outdoor deck overlooking the bay. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

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ValerieT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved sitting outside and enjoying the view!

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Maily
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not a huge fan of the new shortened dine in menu and would have preferred more options but everything else was great.

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SarahP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio, funky, expansive indoor area, friendly staff, tasty food--even for my picky eaters.

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randyw
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was good they had a limited menu. Understandable since they recently re opened after the covid shut down. Our server was awesome and very accommodating to my wife's food restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The place was closed

Ivar's Acres of Clams
Responded on 30 May 2020

I apologize that you're upset that we were closed. Along with every restaurant in King County we were forced to close among the Cornona Virus Pandemic. We are hopeful we will be able to open soon and return to some form of normalcy. We hope you are staying healthy and happy during these difficult and trying times.

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JoelG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Phenomenal venue and amazing food.
The service was phenomenal and would definitely come back.

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vipCRSNJ
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ivar’s acres of clams is a Seattle institution. I’ve been stopping here for decades whenever I’m in Seattle and have never been disappointed. Last night I started with a cup of their clam chowder, which was delicious. A Subtle clam flavored creamy broth, with lots of chopped clams, potatoes. Celery and onions. For an entree, I had the Alaskan King Crab legs, which come with roasted potatoes, and sautéed spinach. It’s 2 lb of crab legs served with roasted garlic butter & lemon slices. You also get a bib, mini fork and a nut cracker to use on the shells and a galvanized bucket for the empty shells. The crab legs were succulent, meaty and cooked perfectly. I was so full, I skipped dessert. Shout out to Jason , who was my server. He provided great recommendations, and stopped by my table frequently to check that all was well.
Can’t wait til my next trip to Seattle.

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jenifer
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I love Ivars. Been going since I was a kid. Now that I am grown up I like to eat in the restaurant, not outside unless it is summer and very warm. The place is great looking, good service. The food is very good also. The big problem is the price. I understand minimum wage has gone up, taxes have gone up, they have to make up for the problems caused by construction, but they are way overpriced. My husband and I had one iced tea, one water, a regular fish and chips, one halibut fish and chips and one cup of chowder. $80. Fifty, okay, but $80? Kind of ridiculous.

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SharonN
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an enjoyable lunch at Ivar's. The food was delicious and not too expensive and the place was not too noisy. We enjoyed the lunch combos, which are great and don't leave you with that overfull feeling, but held us for the day in town . Didn't get home until 9 PM, but was not hungry until then.

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vipFood4Ferg
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Happy Hour discounted menu-had the clam chowder, curry mussels, fried calamari, fish tacos. Basics done well with a great view...can accommodate a large group.

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kari
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

So sad they no longer have gluten free calamari. Rest of the food was good as expected.

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saramac
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for our anniversary with our sons and it was perfect! We loved our server and the food was perfect. It was a really pleasant meal for all of us and we’ll definitely be back.

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RafaelT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, James, was a badass! He was super polite and made us feel welcomed! The food was amazing and the lighting was perfect. 10/10 would recommend

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ChrissyMarie
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Jason, our waiter went out of his way to make our meal wonderful, we had family visiting from out of town and it was their first trip to Seattle, Jason made the experience a good one. Food was good, drinks were goo also

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vipAJJACKSON
Denver
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding customer service from the greeter to the waiter...

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James
1 review