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Ivar's Acres of Clams

1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
+1 206-624-6852
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (232 reviews)
“acres of clams” (61 reviews)
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1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food 2as great, I had oysters on the half shell and a seafood special. The hurricane drink was also very good. Good service , cant complain at all.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an evening to enjoy good food and wine and we did that alright. Restaurant wasn't busy but I guess it was the time of year,would hate to be there when full. Service was excellent food very enjoyable,you might get the George Clooney lookalike...More

Thank geoffheath6
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat the location, and if it's not raining, the deck seating would be the best place to be. The clam chowder was excellent. Oysters were big and good. My salmon was quite good, although the portion was pretty small. I would also have...More

Thank Paul8777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ivar’s is the real deal when it comes to delicious PacNW seafood and it’s liked by locals alike with several branches throughout Seattle. They also have these amazing photos documenting all the changes in Seattle, including some panoramas of the skyline. Delicious seafood, particularly their...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy and they get a lot of people going through but the food was good and it's a great location. I had the fresh halibut which was very tasty and I think that generally if your opt for fresh then you can't go wrong....More

Thank JeannineBC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a Seattleite (long stints away--but still . . .) since 1952 and Ivar's has been a family favorite for many of those years. First the location on Pier 56 is iconic, adjacent to the Ferry Terminal, and of course, Ye Old Curiosity Shop--but...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up eating in the lounge during happy hour. The salmon corn chowder was perfection. The bruschetta was possibly the best I've had. My husband and daughter loved the calamari.

Thank TamB77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was very good. We were seated by a table overlooking the harbor which made for nice views. The clam chowder was okay but is far from the best. A fried wontons stuffed with salmon starter was disappointing (the overwhelming taste was the cream cheese),...More

Thank Watsson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun restaurant right by the water. The food was good, but the staff members we interacted with were delightful! James, our waiter, was especially fun. He was the star of our dining out experience.

Thank wekemash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to eating here, but left disappointed. The fried clams were overly chewy and the fries were the equivalent of Long John Silvers. The blonde bar waitress was rude, failed to give me bread, and did not correct my dessert when...More

1  Thank Erica T
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Kathy W
13 September 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
It is located on Pier 54 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Howard D
19 October 2015|
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Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Yes, please go to Ivars website, then select the "Store" tab to purchase a gift card. Per RK's comment, we do not serve wild, Himalayan bovine, just wild AK salmon and halibut. ;)
Bernie S
17 May 2015|
Response from IvarsClam | Property representative |
Thanks for submitting your question. Ivar's Acres of Clams will not re-open until July 1st. Sorry for any inconvenience. Best, Jim Werth Ivar's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
    (Between Spring and Madison)
  • Public Transportation: FREE Waterfront Streetcar Bus Line (Route 99): http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-624-6852
  • E-mail
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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