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Ivar's Salmon House

401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
+1 206-632-0767
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (228 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
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401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice house. Very neat atmosphere, with a pretty broad menu. I tried the fish and chips, and my wife had a salad. They were well prepared and delicious. The staff was very good. Overall we enjoyed the time we spent here.

Thank Whiskersr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly West Coast character within city jungle! This is the place to kick back and relax with a great meal, especially if you pick not so busy hours! Great food and atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Certainly will go back!

Thank 197arthurb
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been several years since my last visit to Ivar's so i don't know if this was just an off night for them or they're sliding downhill. First the cons: the waiter was flaky, didn't write our order down and asked us later what we...More

Thank Guinnivere W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blackened Salmon with Cheese Grits were excellent. It had the right amount of tang you would expect with Blackened seasoning. Not overpowering, just right. The Clam Chowder was delicious as well. Lots of clams. The restaurant has a perfect view of the Lake as...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this restaurant food is all ways good and in the summer i love to eat out on there dock and feed the ducks and Canadian Geese .

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were meeting an associate from the East Coast and wanted a restaurant that was halfway between the airport and Snohomish County and was uniquely Pacific Northwest. It was also important that the environment be conducive of conversation. YAY!! Ivar's iconic Salmon House with it...More

Thank KimT_6294
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was so good we ate there twice during our week in Seattle. Ivar's has some of the best clam chowder anywhere and all of it's offerings were fresh and excellently prepared. The service was fast and efficient and the price was reasonable. This...More

Thank cowboy042
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As out-of-towner’s, we asked for dinner recommendations from locals. We rated this spot as high as we did less for the culinary quality (although good) and more for the overall experience. Foodies won’t salivate at the presentation (too much butter for me and veggies could...More

1  Thank RJillMaxwellAZ
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

While my husband was taking his afternoon nap following his surgery at the University of Washington Hospital my daughter, son and I decided to grab fish and chips at Ivar’s Salmon House. It is an easy, short drive from the hospital and the food was...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Came here and met a client for business lunch, who had been coming here for years. Ivars has been a staple in this area for quite a long time. Service level is quite prompt, and I can't complain about our server in the least. We...More

Thank Ray S
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Response from themolitors | Reviewed this property |
If you want a St. Paddy's Day experience today go to Murphy's Pub in Wallingford (about a mile north of Ivar's) or, better yet, Kell's in Pike St. Market.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6818
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-632-0767
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Ivar’s Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse, complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked dishes. Here, in a dining setting filled with Northwest native art, décor and historical photographs, you'll enjoy memorable meals surrounded by spectacular views of boats cruising Lake Union and Seattle’s skyline. Favorite daily entrees and fresh-sheet selections include alder-smoked salmon, prawns, alder-smoked chicken, and seasonal seafood specials. The outdoor Fish Bar offers casual lakeside dining or quick take-out food. Be sure to take a virtual tour of Ivar's Salmon House here: https://goo.gl/maps/a2sHCSrX5R92
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