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Ivar's Seafood Bar

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1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 514, Bellingham, WA 98226-5567
+1 360-734-9169
10:00 - 21:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again Ivar's has proved to be absolutely great. I always try to get to an Ivar's whenever I am up in the North West

Thank Bob B
Cairns, Australia
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317 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place is in a food court of the Bellis Fair Mall. I have had better fish and chips in other parts of the world. However I enjoyed the smoked salmon chowder. I wouldn't necessarily rush back.

Thank AJG35
Surrey, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was the worst fish and chips I've ever had. This includes the time I got two pieces of Captain Highliner at a restaurant in Las Vegas. At least that fish was salty. Tiny, dry, flavorless pieces of fish and undercooked frozen fries (also flavourless). They gave me an extra piece of fish by accident and, rather than have to... More 

Thank Tara A
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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154 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great location to look out over the water, either from air conditioned window seat or on the balcony. Excellent service and very informative wait staff.

Thank Brendan M
Victoria, Canada
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I remember that I was excited to head down south and eat at Ivar's, well that excitement has been lost now. I had lunch a moth ago at Ivar's at SeaTac and was disappointed but I thought it maybe just isolated so we tried it at Bellis Fair. the disappointment continued there also, our Panko fish was actually pretty good,... More 

Thank lovetoeat1960
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We had the 3 pieces fish & chips with a Red clam chowder for $8.49. It's lightly breaded golden brown cooked just right! I think it's better than the place at Stevenstone dock Richmond, BC.

Thank Paul C
Coquitlam, Canada
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Long a fan of Ivar's seafood chowders, today inquired about and ordered their 'super clams 'n chips'. It was explained to me that their regular clam strips were deep fried from a prepared and frozen state. Over the years we enjoyed these clams strips less and less as the batter over powered the clams. BUT their 'super clams' they now... More 

Thank Lorne N
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Located in the food court in Bellis Fair, Bellingham, I wasn't expecting much from Ivar's Seafood Bar. And when the food arrived, it pretty well was what I had expected. Some reviewers are raving about the clam chowder soup... respectfully, I have to disagree with their compliments. I did not find the clam chowder soup to be all that great;... More 

Thank Ed L
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Their chowder is pretty famous; I enjoy dipping my fresh halibut in it. Their fish, chowder and other fare are easy on the pocketbook and always taste wonderful - just like at the wharf!

Thank elaine s
Vancouver, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend kept bugging me to have clam chowder at his favourite spot in Bellis fair. So we came to Ivars. I got the 2 PC panko fish and chips for $6.99 and he got the shrimp and we both got the clam chowder. It was watery but so good! Not like Boudins in San Francisco or chunky with lots... More 

Thank Kay W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bellis Fair Pkwy Ste 514, Bellingham, WA 98226-5567
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-734-9169

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?