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“Great Happy Hour!”

Ivar's Acres of Clams
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Ranked #131 of 4,656 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, 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!
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Went here for dinner and landed on the best Happy Hour on the waterfront! The Pike Cove Mussels appetizer was amazingly delicious and the chowder sampler was filling and great to try 3 different types of chowder (all were delicious)! I was so full from the starters that I didn't get a chance to try the mains but I'm sure they were excellent as well!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to experience Seattle. Menu choices were excellent and prices very reasonable. The waitress accommodated us by keeping my husband’s order warm when he had to leave unexpectedly for a little while, maintaining her high level of customer service & checked back with us frequently during our meal. Even though we were there at a high volume time, we didn’t have to wait long at all. We definitely made a good dining choice!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We visited Ivar's with about an hour to spare before a tour we had booked. I told the hostess this up front and said we would only be getting appetizers and drinks. We waited about 10-15 mins for a table even though the entire restaurant was empty. Once we were seated, we waited another 10 minutes and were never approached by a waiter for drinks or anything. At that point, we left.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank FeliciaDH
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

After walking several blocks in downtown Seattle, we came upon this lovely restaurant at the harbour where the ferries come in. Service was fast and efficient. Food was delicious, albeit slightly pricey, and the decor was trendy yet quaint. A large fireplace in the centre added ambiance. Our window table overseeing the bay provided beautiful views. The crab cakes were delicious with lots of crab meat in them. My husband loved the lightly battered fish and chips.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bunny59
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Such a great experience! The service was amazing and the food was phenomenal!! We had the Acres of Clams and Alaskan King Crab Legs- I could eat here everyday!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank bkade29
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