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Ivar's Acres of Clams
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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1001 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98104
1001 Alaskan WayUSWashingtonSeattle98104
$$$Seafood Restaurant, BarToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

As of July 1st, Ivar’s original Acres of Clams is happy to unveil one whale of a transformation at our flagship location on Pier 54, located along the historic Seattle Waterfront and overlooking Elliott Bay.

Ivar’s Acres of Clams just completed a stunning remodel, the biggest in its 77-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 still 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’s Haglund. We restored many of the original features of the Pier, which opened in 1901, including exposed fir beams and a refurbish Galbraith-Bacon & Co sign from the original tenant (some say the Seattle Costco of its time). With a more airy feel and open windows, 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 complete with fireplaces built from reclaimed wood from the original restaurant. 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.

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Local counter-serve chain dishing up fried fish & chowders in casual quarters with nautical accents.- Google
"As for waterfront dining, the food at Acres of Clams is the most flavorful."
"Love the Chowder and the Fish and Chips."
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Cam Fultz
2 months ago
The new remodel is amazing! It's hard to know if I want to be inside or outside. Sitting out on the new waterfront patio is like living a dream on a nice day! Where else can you see the ferry boats come in so close and enjoy great food and drink? As for waterfront dining, the food at Acres of Clams is the most flavorful. I've gone three times in the last 30 days and each experience with the wait staff has been stellar. You can still choose to tip if you get exceptional service. With the new system they don't say you have to tip at all. But if you feel the need, the easiest way is with cash or they give you a little line at the bottom card receipt to add a little thank you.
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Maxine The Cat Lover :3
a month ago
I was a bit disappointed when my dad came over and said that someone had taken our name when called out, we had received about 15 minutes earlier and i was starving so i was extremely irritated and was hoping they would kick those impatient people from the restaraunt for taking our seat. Also i saw a kid dish and it looked extremely drab and cheap. if u bring a kid, Dont order the true cod taco off the menu for them.
Russell Ackland
2 months ago
Showed up at 1029pm for a bowl of soup to go. They said sorry closed.....well not for another minute. REALLY. thanks for nothing and next time I'll take my business elsewhere.
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Joseph Sheldon
a year ago
Ivar's is a Seattle experience. It's not the most fancy seafood around, but the atmosphere and food are fantastic at the price point! Your best views are usually summer evenings as you watch the boats in Elliott Bay, and the state ferries come in to the next door dock. Ivar's offers a wide range of seafood options. One my favorite staples is the Seafood Chowder.
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Brad S
2 months ago
This restaurant is HUGE! Food was great, but sadly was not the best crab in town. Service was awesome, asked our waiter how big the staff pool was - he didn't even know just that there was about 30-40 waiting staff on shift that evening. Can only imagine how many people were behind the scene in the kitchen. Had a nice romantic dinner with my gf for our 10yr anniversary.
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n sh
3 weeks ago
Insane prices, averaging $35 per entree and $18 for an appetizer. An absolute tourist trap with no redeeming qualities in terms of dining or pricing. You pay for the view, not the food, which is absolutely average seafood fare. The view is not even worth it, the oysters are disgusting and the clams are worse. The chowder is passable but not worth $6 for a 4oz cup. A colossal disappointment.
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Patrick Kennedy
a year ago
The most incompetent wait staff, worse than bad restaurants in Colorado. The busboy was the only person that seemed to care. We walked in 15 till 4 (which we later learned was when the dinner menu started). The host immediately pushed us toward the happy hour section but didn't really make it clear what seats weren't included. We sat at a table by the window as the rest in the bar area were full. After waiting for a few minutes the busboy inquires why we're sitting there and that we need to be seated so I talked with the hosts again and one got us menus and took the extra table settings. As expected, the waiter came by after a few minutes, but didn't introduce himself, just took our drink order, and, after, our order of clam chowder (which everyone we spoke to raved about) and I got a Cesaer salad. Our food took a while even with few other guests in the building, but it was fine as we watched the scene. We got the chowder and there was a clear film on both bowls, and the chowder itself was incredibly watery, tasteless, and the clams were rather chewy; I've had better chowder form a can. The salad was wilty and bland. The only flavor it had was from the lemon after I added it. There was no follow up from our waiter, and at one point he briefly walked toward us but then quickly turned away. Even when I put the salad at the edge of the table and brought the check. If we were at a wrong table to begin with, there was no mention of, or request made to reseat us to another section. On the plus side, we did get the Calimari, and it was actually phenomenally good. If you want chowder, just go up the street to Pike Place Chowder for an infinitely better experience.
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Teresa Ashley
2 months ago
The fried salmom wad the best


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