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“Great stop when you're near the piers”

Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Ranked #47 of 4,134 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Spring and Madison
Transit: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
Description: Ivar’s Acres of Clams has unveiled a whale of a transformation at this flagship location on Pier 54, located on Seattle’s Waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay. Ivar’s Acres of Clams just completed a stunning remodel, the biggest in its 79-year storied history. The down-to-the-studs remodel includes expanded indoor dining space, a new massive outdoor patio, expanded state-of-the-art kitchen and a completely refreshed interior that pays homage to our iconic restaurant’s roots. Upon entering Ivar’s Acres of Clams you will be immersed in the history and lore of Ivar’s and our flounder Ivar Haglund. Original features of the Pier, which opened in 1901, including exposed fir beams and a refurbished Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant (some say the Seattle Costco of its time) were restored. With a more airy feel and expansive views, diners will enjoy views of the Puget Sound, passing Washington State ferries and fireboats from historic Fire Station #3. If you prefer al fresco dining, enjoy a stunning, new outside patio deck. Bask in the open-air breeze while taking in the sights and sounds of Elliott Bay, including the tranquil passing of ferries – and the occasional seagull friend. To satisfy your craving for Northwest seafood, our chefs have created award-winning preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world-famous original recipes. Choose from wild Alaska salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaska King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams and weathervane scallops, just to name a few. Be sure to check out our Pier 54 Fish Bar, which offers take-out service of Ivar's classics including award-wining fish ‘n chips, chowder and other seafood favorites. As part of the local lore, feel free to feed a few fries to the seagulls. It’s a photo opportunity worth sharing! Be sure to check out our virtual tour: https://goo.gl/maps/rG3RGF9nQ6o
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“Great stop when you're near the piers”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were hungry after finishing our argosy tour and wanted some local sea food, and Ivar's screams local. We went to the bar and enjoyed cocktails and some great oysters on the half shell. Definitely recommend.

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Grab & Go”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I take the ferry into the city once in awhile & always stop by Ivars for something to eat on the way home. If I have time I sit by the water & feed fries to the birds. Kids love to do this!

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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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“Fast food & a Restaurant. Both Very Good”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

You can dine on the pier when you purchase at the take out bar on the street or dine inside the restaurant. Outside the carry out seafood offerings are shrimp, fish and Clams etc but all fried. You can purchase these and eat at a table on the pier. They are a bit heavy but well prepared and very tasty.
The restaurant menu selection is more intensive and the quality of seafood better. The Prawns and Rockfish seafood dishes that we had were delicious.
The restaurant been there since 1938 so they must be doing something right and I would agree with this. Ivars offers an enjoyable dinner on the waterfront with a view

Visited June 2014
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Kingston, Washingston
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“Love the Happy Hour!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Stopped by for a bite yesterday evening on the way to the ferry and loved their happy hour in the bar. 4PM till closing. Fresh Oysters were wonderful and my Coho with crab and goat cheese stuffing was just the right size and taste. Add a $4 glass of Merlot and you have a great dinner with good service for hardy any money. My husbands Fish & Chips were yummy too! Where else can you get such a good dinner for two under $50 (with two glasses of wine) Love Seattle!!

  • Visited June 2014
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“New England Clam Chowder”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Being from New England, I love clam chowder. This is by far the best I have ever had. Thick, creamy full of clams with a touch of bacon. Delicious.

  • Visited May 2014
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